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First try at birds

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Winnie, Jul 27, 2007.

  1. Bit out of my field here as I mainly shoot macro and close ups but with the wind blowing I was in need of a different subject matter. Desperate for something to shoot, I ventured to the nature reserve and the
    only thing I could find in range was these Mallards.

    'Are you watching me?!'
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    Nikon D200 ,Nikkor 300mm f/4 ED-IF AF-S
    1/5000s f/5.6 at 300.0mm iso800 (forgot it was on 800, AGAIN!)

    'See I told you someone was watching us!'
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    Nikon D200 ,Nikkor 300mm f/4 ED-IF AF-S
    1/640s f/5.6 at 300.0mm iso100

    One thing trying to 'bird' with the 300mm soon makes me realise that for all but the larger birds it's not gonna be long enough. I kinda knew that anyway but was hoping that I could set some shots up in the garden and around feeders. There was someone there with a lovely 200-400 vr lens which looked very nice but it also costs £3000+, ouch! I think I will keep trying, if nothing else it's a good challenge.

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  2. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    It takes a little more work and patience but you can do very well with that lens. The images look nice and sharp!
  3. Thanks Andy. I know I have a lot to learn.

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