D200 + Tc17e + 300/2.8 Vr = ...

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Igor, Jul 29, 2007.

  1. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    ... quite a nice combo. I use mostly D2x with the 300/2.8 VR, but this time decided to "downgrade" to D200 :) Was pleasantly surprised how D200 captured the best of the lens IQ... not to mention the excellent performance of the TC17 :)

    ISO250, f/5.6 , handheld.

    COOT

    bird-coot-F1_D20_5016-RS.

    bird-coot-F1_D20_5024-RS.

    Cuckoo chick

    bird-cuckoo-F1_D20_5052-RS.

    Penduline Tit

    bird-pend-tit-F1_D20_4990-RS.

    Reed Bunting

    bird-reed-bunting-F1_D20_5099-RS.

    Some Warbler (probably Mustached or Whitethroat)

    bird-warbler-F_D20_5080-RS.
     
  2. Baxter

    Baxter

    Jan 8, 2007
    Clemson, SC
    Beautiful shots and a nice selection of birds. All handheld? Very well done if so.
     
  3. #5 is my fav
    the d200 continues to amaze me
     
  4. tech1961

    tech1961

    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    Nice shots
     
  5. ??? Igor, i thought you had sold your D200 ???

    ...eventually bought another one ?

    :confused:
    J-P.
     
  6. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very nice shots
    First 3 are just superb
     
  7. Hi Igor.

    Great shots indeed.

    Especially the lighting of the coots is brilliant - I know the difficulties in photographing these birds very well. You really mastered the light.

    Regards,

    Mattes
     
  8. Very nice!

    Anthony
     
  9. Very nice! Crystal clear.

    Best,

    Jose
     
  10. Cute coot!
    I'm jealous because I always blow that white head shield :mad:

    Alan
     
  11. Igor - your halo is showing...:Angel:
     
  12. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Hunter. Yes, I shoot on tripod only with my 600/4.
     
  13. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Randy, your right , D200 wasn't among the sharpest cameras on my list, but 300/2.8 made it glow :)
     
  14. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Jimmy.
     
  15. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Yep, I bought one again, needed a lighter camera for casual shootin'.
     
  16. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Gale, appreciate your comment.
     
  17. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Mattes,
    glad you noted the difficulty of coot shooting. I shoot these birds quite often and too have a hard time to keep whites and blacks from blowing. This time managed to keep both within D200 DR.
    Thanks again.
     
  18. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Anthony.
     
  19. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe

    Thanks Jose, the air was really clear and sun was about to set in a couple of hours: perfect time for shooting :smile:
     
  20. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe

    Thanks Alan, I blow them regularly too :smile: this shoot was rather an exception, than a rule :smile:
     
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