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A Few Recent Captures

Discussion in 'Birds' started by jfenton, Aug 7, 2008.

  1. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    My wife has had some medical issues lately, including a surgical lung biopsy and hospital stay, so I haven't had time to process much I've shot recently, but here are a few....
    All captured with a D300, 500 AFS~VR and utilizing the NearUniWB preset.

    Goldfinch feeding on thistle...

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    Downy woodpeckers on Common Mullen..

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    Monarch on thistle..

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    Common Tern Chick returning to an evening dune roost..

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    Osprey with fresh caught menhaden tempting chicks to fly from the nest...

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  2. Outstanding Set Jim!!!
     
  3. sypher

    sypher

    May 24, 2006
    Cougar Country
    Jim,
    the 500 makes for a great macro on the monarch...all of them great shots, but I really like the osprey. Do you have any with the osprey chicks?
     
  4. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Excellent set Jim. Good to see you posting.
     
  5. johncarol

    johncarol

    Jan 31, 2006
    SW Florida
    Extremely nice as always, but much more colorful. I like them.
     
  6. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    I Have Lots of Osprey Chicks

    Including one honest to goodness first flight which took me 6 hours of waiting to get.....I just need to get to them to process.

    Now that my wife is out of the hospital and we have a visiting nurse assisting, hopefully I can find the time :) 
     
  7. TimK

    TimK

    Apr 17, 2006
    Hong Kong, China
    Probably a good time to work with your computer than going out! Hope your wife will get better soon.

    byw, what aperture were you using for the first shoot? It seems to have more DOF than I usually get.
     
  8. JMartin

    JMartin Guest

    Sorry to hear about your wife, Jim. I hope she has a speedy recovery.

    The photos are beautiful. I would love to get some shots like that.
     
  9. Slingher

    Slingher

    978
    Jun 30, 2007
    Titusville FL
    Super job! I hope everything goes well with your wifes recovery.
     
  10. Wow these are simply fantassstico
     
  11. #1 is just spectacular Jim - my fav of this bunch and IMHO one of your best ever.
     
  12. Excellent as always, but more importantly hope your wife is feeling better and recovers quickly
     
  13. are you kidding me, jim?
    WOW.....
    these are the epitome of STELLAR
    every one of them

    thanks for sharing these with us
     
  14. that one ought ot be on some magazine cover....
    you are right about how great it is
     
  15. Sanford504

    Sanford504

    466
    Mar 27, 2008
    Yeadon, PA
    Absolutely Beatutiful!!!. I hope your wife is feeling better, and I'll keep her in my prayers.
     
  16. Love the bokeh on these shots Jim. As always, great series.

    Hope that everything goes well with your wife and she is on her way to recovery. She's more important than all the processing in the world at the moment.
     
  17. Mike S

    Mike S

    861
    Apr 13, 2008
    Seattle, WA USA
    Great shots all. I really like the last one. Perfect! :smile: :smile:
     
  18. Wish her a speedy recovery and healthy future. These are amazing images. The 500/4 VR is indeed an amazing glass and in your able able hands, it produces memorable images.
     
  19. cre8foru

    cre8foru

    Dec 1, 2007
    Atlanta GA
    These are all amazing. Perfect color and detail.
     
  20. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Oregon
    Great series, nicely done.
     
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