A few Heron images....

Discussion in 'Birds' started by MMarz, Jul 9, 2008.

  1. MMarz

    MMarz

    Sep 15, 2007
    Long Island, NY
    Yellow Crowned Night Heron, after a rain...

    D300, Sigma 300/2.8 APO DG EX HSM + 2x APO DG EX TC
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    Juvenile Yellow Crowned Night Heron, after a hard rain...

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  2. Mike,
    excellent work, whoa that bottom photo is razor sharp! beautiful.
    I still haven't gotten a sig 500 yet, some say the dg model really isn't worth
    the extra money.
    Kevin P.
     
  3. Allan

    Allan

    Apr 21, 2006
    Nashua, NH
    Very nice portraits. The first one has such a clear bg and the second's bg adds so much to the shot.
     
  4. Humanoid

    Humanoid

    342
    Apr 24, 2006
    Love the composition of both images but, the sharpness on the second image is stunning and I like the results from the rain. That lens is super sharp nice work Michael!

    Cheer,

    Ray
     
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  5. Nice Shooting Mike the First is Made by the Great Bg!!! Very Well done!!
     
  6. MMarz

    MMarz

    Sep 15, 2007
    Long Island, NY
    Thanks!

    Need I say I was impressed with the Sigma 2.0 APO DG EX teleconverter... totally outside of my expectations.
     
  7. MMarz

    MMarz

    Sep 15, 2007
    Long Island, NY
    Allan, I toyed with "fixing" the BG on the first since comments were made that it was distracting.. but I decided it made a better image with it as shot..

    A few others of the juvi..

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  8. MMarz

    MMarz

    Sep 15, 2007
    Long Island, NY
    Thanks Ray...

    I was a click away from buying a 500... and not to say it wouldn't produce better results, I decided to wait and replace my non-DG EX Tc with the better EX-DG...and the results speak for themself..

    The 300 is super sharp.. and it is my opinion that the 2x TC produces outstanding results!! 500/4.5 versus 600/5.6..a decent compromise. Saved myself a ton of money!!
     
  9. MMarz

    MMarz

    Sep 15, 2007
    Long Island, NY
    Thank you Gary.. see my response to Allan.. I actually had a few negative responses to the bokeh and color on that images BG.. I decided to leave it as shot..
     
  10. Michael,
    I have been literally shocked, suprised and extremely well pleased with the results I get using the Sigma 2x on a 120-300 2.8, its startling, infact some people have called it the poor mans 600, I never attempted to use a 2x on my nikon 300 2.8vr lens. go figure. lolol
    see link from earlier today.
    Thanks, keep up great work,
    Kevin P.
    https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=177175
     
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  11. MMarz

    MMarz

    Sep 15, 2007
    Long Island, NY
    That would be about right!

    Nice work at the rookery!!
     
  12. Ron S

    Ron S Guest

    Nice nice NICE!