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Few bird shots by new AFS 300mm f/4

Discussion in 'Birds' started by radz, Apr 26, 2007.

  1. radz


    Nov 12, 2005
    Would like to share few shots taken with AF-S Nikkor 300mm f/4D &Nikon TC-14E II .

    Indian RobinExif:f/6.1,1/90,420mm,ISO 200

    Red Avadavat Exif:f/6.3,1/90,420mm,ISO 400
    Streaked Weaver Exif:f/7.1,1/350,420mm,ISO 200
    View attachment 92553
    Green bee eater
    Crow whispring

    Thanks for looking.
    Last edited by a moderator: May 29, 2007
  2. Wow Rathika, these are pristine, the combo obviously works very well!
    The mating image of the Green bee eaters is awesome, beautiful composition!
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Beautiful images
    Great great lens:>))))
  4. Outstanding!:910: :910: :910: :910: :910: :910: :910: :910: especially #1 and #2

    These are so good, I think I'm gonna sell my 300f4.....:redface:

    Would you mind sharing how you archive such results?

    I guess you use tripod, or handheld? What shutterspeed / f-stop?
  5. radz


    Nov 12, 2005
    Thank you Frits,Gale,&Michael for looking.Ya the combination is good.

    Michael here is Exif.Yes I used Tripod.
    Indian robin Exif.
    Date/Time 26-Apr-2007 07:07:16
    Make Nikon
    Model NIKON D2X
    Flash Used No
    Focal Length 420 mm
    Exposure Time 1/90 sec
    Aperture f/8
    ISO Equivalent 200
    Exposure Bias
    White Balance
    Metering Mode matrix (5)
    Exposure Program aperture priority (3)

    Second shot Red Avadavat
    Date/Time 23-Apr-2007 06:41:42
    Make Nikon
    Model NIKON D2X
    Flash Used No
    Focal Length 420 mm
    Exposure Time 1/90 sec
    Aperture f/6.3
    ISO Equivalent 400
    Exposure Bias
    White Balance
    Metering Mode matrix (5)
    JPEG Quality
    Exposure Program aperture priority (3)

  6. BirdLady


    Jan 8, 2006
    Excellent, Rathika! I will have to show my husband the Indian Robin. He couldn't believe how small the European Robin are when I showed him a picture of one. Keep them coming!
  7. Very nice set Rathika. I'd have to say the first shot is my favorite.

  8. Sharon


    Feb 18, 2006
    Beautiful images! The colors and detail in the first one are great. It's so wonderful to see such fantastic images of birds I will probably never see in real life.
  9. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Excellent set Rathika. I know that you will enjoy that lens. :smile:
  10. Beautiful images, Rathika. Great clear captures.
  11. senna


    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Rathika you did a great job on these photos. That is a wonderfull lens. I realy need to get a T/C for mine.
  12. Rathika, those are beautiful! I especially like the crows...that one is my favorite.
  13. 1/90s ?

    Amazging. How did you glue them to the tree? I've sparrow shots that are blurred even at 1/320s because those critters are always constantly fidgeting.
  14. Rathika,
    Beautifully rendered photos. I know it may seem odd but I was impressed on the sharpness of the crows and bee eaters despite the bright white background. My D80 would have blown out the sky unless I used a lot of -ev in spot metering mode. Did you use a neutral density filter to control the high contrast environment?

    Thanks for Sharing,
  15. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Beautiful work! Everything looks top notch from the colors to the sharpness.
  16. Very nice. I like the first one best.
  17. exquisite work!!
  18. radz


    Nov 12, 2005
    Thank you Debbie,Louie,Sharon ,Frank,Phil,Troy,Daniel,Bob,Andy,Alex,&Dave for looking.
    Bob:I din't use any filter,Delhi we rarely get blue sky,for other shots I use CP .
  19. DoorMan

    DoorMan Guest

    Very nice images Rathika!
  20. Rathika,
    Wow. Beautiful images.

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