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Thanks for the comments. I failed to mention that I used the 85/1.4 which I noticed you were "dreaming" about. It is so sweet and nice for these type shots not having to get so close to the kids. Keep trying with continuous AF - it really does work and makes a difference on capturing those...
Haven't been around here in a while and as a pediatrician haven't had much time for clicking in this flu season but I am enjoying the D300 so far. I am very impressed with the continuous AF when taking pics of kids with high energy.
My grandkids are 2 and 7 months and so much fun to see. These pics were taken with my D300 and primarily my 85 mm Nikkor. The SB 800 was mounted on camera making for some nasty shadows but still love those smiles.
Mama T can't get enough
The piggy bank took my quarter
This parkway is in the Cherokee Forest in Southeast Tennessee. According to the web it was supposed to have the best colors around here this weekend. The only problem is there are very few pulloffs where you can get good shots but this shot was at an abandoned road where I was looking across...
Maybe that's why they charge $3200 more for the D3. The D3 to D300 comparison is not nearly so easy to do with the D3 being full frame - not nerly as apples to apples as the D200 to D2. Regardless, you get what you pay for and both are good buys IMHO.
Thanks for the look - this started at 8AM and finished around 9:30AM so the sun was a little lower and not quite so hot - about 80 degrees by the end. I shoot RAW all the time but still feel a need to get the best exposure in camera to get the most out of the picture.
The capture is great. The focus seems best on the jacket threads. A litle smaller aperture might have given you a better shot at sharpness but of course you would lose some of that nice DOF. Regardless, I like the photo a lot.
I pre-ordered also
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No way I could tell you how you could do better but they look pretty good to me. There is actually detail in the snow which has to be tough - thank goodness for the clouds plus your technique seems to have been successful. I am no expert, but I like the shots.
Really a super catch Gale - I like it.
Pardon my crudeness but a title for the picture comes to mind - "Shootin' the Bird and Getting Mooned" - sorry, I just couldn't help it:actions1:
I would put this on my wall - untitled.