Thanks Larry. All it takes is shoot, shoot, shoot, then shoot some more. :smile:Excellent! I only hope to get this good someday.
Thanks Chris.Red Tail...almost 100% sure...
Thanks Raian.Wow, nice crisp shots. He's beautiful.
I appreciate it Darrell.Frank, great shots of this beautiful bird.
BTW they view near perfect on my monitor.
Chris, I did check out your thread, and I may take you up on your offer. What are you doing this weekend? :biggrin:Flew, come join me in winder with that long lens...I will take you to a place where you have never seen so many hawks...they were like feeder birds tonight! Check my thread https://www.nikoncafe.com/vforums/showthread.php?t=88890
Thanks Thomas. Actually, this is one of the only subjects that appeared for me weekend before last, and it wasn't from lack of trying. I was certainly appreciative though.Yep, 1st year Red-tailed. Beautiful shots. Very useful shots too as they are intensely sharp details of tail feathers. Looks like your variations in targets are starting to improve in your neck of the woods!
Thanks Anthony.Wow! Thats a beauty Frank, so clear I can almost touch it on my monitor.
Hi Gaye. Nice to hear from you. It isn't brand new, but it's new to me. I got a very nice Nikkor 400 2.8 AF-S II from a fellow Cafe member a little over a month ago, and have been trying to find something to shoot with it ever since. This fellow was most accommodating.Hi Frank,
What new lens? I don't have time to read all the posts but have looked with awe at your great hawk shots.
Sure like your PP on these pictures..or were they right out of the camera?
Cheers to you and Janie,
Jim,Frank I am sorry to be late to the post. Great job and I too find hawks to be very hard to ID even with a hawb book. Wish I had some time to shoot. Maybe next weekend.
Thanks 3. :smile:Great shots.
It's red-tailed hawk.
Phillip, when I posted these, you were probably asleep, so I'll let you off this time. Thanks for the kind words. I'm still in awe of your 1120mm 1/50 shots. I'm going to try sliding toward slower shutter / smaller aperture if I get any good shooting chances this week and see if I can come close.Hi Frank I missed these earlier on, very nice selection of images the third one is my favourite but all seem well exposed and sharp where they need to be.
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Thanks Janet. As for trading lenses based on a comparison of my shots to yours, I'd be more likely to get the 200-400 than the converse. :biggrin:hi Frank, I stopped by here too late to help with the ID (and obviously my help wasn't needed!) but just had to say these are fantastic shots. Tempts me to trade my 200-400 for that 400 2.8 after all.... !!!
The 400 is a seriously good lens, but the shots that you brought back from Brazil are about as good as I've seen. I can't imagine that they could be any better with a different lens.