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Discussion in 'Birds' started by Baywing, Dec 19, 2005.
Taken yesterday with the new D200. 70-200VR with Kenko ext tube, sb800. Handheld, VR on.
Ohhhh he is beautiful ..Great detail
Very nice Bay, but I'm curious. Why would you use an extension tube for this shot?
Yeah, me too???
The lazy answer is, I was too lazy to take it off. I use the tube for the butterflies, and the parrot is in the same building, same area. It's just easier when you are chasing critters to keep the gear the same. The other issue is that it is kinda hard to remove the tube, the rig is awkward at best. I attach my Stroboframe flash bracket to the tripod foot of the 70-200VR and mount the SB800 on a mini-ball head on the bracket. When attched to the camera, it's very stable, but trying to remove the lens and balance both the body and the lens/flash bracket.....well, I don't want to do what that other guy did, dropped his new D200 on the way home from the store.:Crunk:
You are correct, I really don't need it, but it does help me get closer and keeps the interference from the other visitors to a minimum.
you must have had the lens in her face with an extension tube on. regardless, excellent detail, got to love it!
Very valid reason. :smile:
Beautiful bird,Sharp shot!!
I use single extension tubes with my 300mm f4, its a great way to get close without actually getting close! Try it if you have not already, as baywing says its perfect for easily frightened subjects like butterflies.
Dave, actually, I was about 4-5' away. A short tube is just enough to knock down the minimum focus distance to something more managable.
Thanks to all for your comments and for looking in!
Great detail and color exposure is right on
You gotta love the detail and color in that shot.