Nice example Jim. The D7000 does a nice job.
Interesting bird. I have never heard of them before.
D7000 is a amazing camera, once I got used to it, its been impressing me ever since.
Nice post-processing, Jim.
I can pull some crazy rescues with RAW and photoshop, but this is borderline impossible.
Jim....Did you use you 70-300VR to capture this image? Looks great!
Don't get me wrong, I'm very impressed with the D7000, but even in the shade, f5 and 1/2500 is pretty bright conditions so you'd expect ISO 2200 to look good.185mm, shutter priority 1/2500 @ f/5, ISO 2200, dynamic area 21-point AF-C, moderate cropping, moderate levels adjustments and sharpening, mild noise reduction using Neat Image.
The mallard landing was in nearly full shade, and I was surprised to see how well the image held up when Auto ISO bumped the ISO up to 2200.
Happy to have you post pictures in this thread, Bob. These are both excellent, but I especially like the second one. Having the duck catching some sun against the dark background makes it stand out wonderfully.
I haven't tried any BIFs yet, but your results encourage me to do so.