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Making the best of bad light

Discussion in 'Birds' started by NeilCam, Sep 18, 2005.

  1. NeilCam


    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Saturday morning and I'm jonesing to go shoot something, but the fog is in (as it very often is on the Monterey Bay areas). However, I don't care I'm a wuff tuff wowdy webel without a clue, or as I like to call them, a NikonCafe shooter. I'm going to the beach and I'm going to shoot even if it means 400 ISO and no shutter speed!

    I'd also just come across the link to Alex Bernasconi's work on "the other place" and was absolutely awe-struck, extremely envious and very much inspired. I was determined to try harder. Here's some of the results:





    Oh, I need an ID as well. Can anyone tell me if this is a Red-breasted Merganser or a Common Merganser?


    All with the ancient D100 and Sigma 80-400mm OS.

    Thanks for looking and critiques welcome,
    Last edited by a moderator: Sep 18, 2005
  2. Gorgeous photos Neil. The first two are my favorites and they are both outstanding.
  3. very impressive Neil. Well worth the time and I know the feeling about going out to shoot NO MATTER WHAT
  4. Neil these are great.
  5. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Really beautiful images Neil,

    The different conditions produce some wonderful effects. You did well..

    Glad you went, no matter what :>)))))))
  6. MontyDog


    Jan 30, 2005
    #1064 - You have an error in your SQL syntax;
  7. Excellent shots Neil. Wonderful colors. It seems that you just proved that there are NO light limitations... only challenges...!!! :wink:
  8. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Very, very nice Neil. You shouldn't have said anything about the high ISO. I certainly wouldn't have known if you hadn't mentioned it.

    Excellent shots. :smile:
  9. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Love that Tern shot Neil. Its nice seeing some D100 shots. I'm still using mine and getting good results with it.
  10. NeilCam


    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Thanks guys. I was really determined to lift my game with these. :) 

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