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Another Portrait

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Dave Rosser, Nov 27, 2005.

  1. Thought I would post this one I took today. It is of a Trumpeter Swan and as I am in the UK it is obviously a captive bird. It is one of a pair in the collection at WWT Slimbridge and though it is quite new there is already learning how to intimidate visitors into giving it handouts of grain.
    I took this with the D1H 80-400 VR combination at the 400mm end, 1/125 at f5.6 with the camera supported on a bean bag placed on a handy gate.

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  2. mrtac2man


    Jun 3, 2005
    Nice shot Dave.. maybe Santa will bring me something in the 400 range...

    thanks for posting...

  3. I like it Dave. When you use the bean bag do you leave the VR on?
  4. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    good one Dave
    You nailed a tough exposure really well!
  5. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Very nice detail Dave. Well exposed too. :smile:
  6. Hi Jim.
    Yes I do and the combination of bean bag and VR seems to work very well for me.
  7. Keep your fingers crossed :smile: For me, even though I would love a 200-400 or a 400 f2.8, the 80-400 VR was the only affordable way to get a 400. An alternative a lot of people use the 70-200 with a 2x converter.
  8. Yes it does... Thanks Dave!
  9. Ben and Frank
    The exposure was fairy easy as the lighting was very flat (no direct sun, in fact no sun at all) hence the cloudy dull exposure of 1/125 sec at f5.6 on 200ASA. A modicum of D-Lighting in Nikon Capture helped as well.
  10. radz


    Nov 12, 2005
    Pretty shot!Exposure is pot on!sharp one.
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