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More Hoopoes...

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Igor, Aug 3, 2007.

  1. Igor


    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    As my last post (including Hoopoe shot) aroused some interest in this rare European bird, I found some more shots of this specie in my archives, including a distant IF shot, not very good, but still my ONLY in-flight shot of a Hoopoe... Hope you like them.

    D2x + 300/2.8VR + TC17E

    D70 + Sigma 50-500mm

    D2x + Sigma 50-500mm
  2. Nice set Igor

    The first one sets a standard, Very well done
  3. What a beautiful bird. The first onn is excellent!
  4. DNAsiRNA


    Nov 27, 2006
    Dallas, USA
    Nice shots, I love the first one.
  5. Igor


    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Gary, thanks Anthony, appreciate your comments.
  6. Igor


    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks DNA.
  7. Bolts


    May 7, 2007
    Tampa, Florida
    That is a fantastic bird!
  8. Shep1

    Shep1 Guest

    What a neat looking bird. I like the first shot.

  9. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    That is one neat bird.
    I think it is pretty.
    Nice shots

    I thought it was a bit bigger.
  10. midi

    midi Guest

    Hi Igor

    Nice pictures. The Hoopoes are fascinating birds.
    How do you find the TC1.7 with the 300mm 2.8VR? I have the same set up, but still can't make my mind up if I like the TC1.7 or not.
    I believe that you have to be very steady if shooting at 510mm to get a sharp shot. My technique is probably to blame for my, shall we say, not very good shots.:) 

    I swear by the TC1.4 with this lens as it works like a dream though.
    Be interested to hear how you rate the 1.7 combination as compared to the 1.4.
  11. Beautiful captures Igor!

    This bird is right at the top of my 'to-capture' list. I saw it several times but never had a good chance to photo it.
  12. Excellent photo's! :smile:
  13. Igor


    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Pia .
  14. Igor


    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Shep, appreciated!
  15. Igor


    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thank you Gale, it's the size of a pigeon (approx.)
  16. Igor


    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks John!
  17. Igor


    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Phil, your right, Hoopoes are very shy, the handful of shots I have was taken rather by chance than by chasing/stalking. Good luck! :) 
  18. Igor


    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Hi Dave, my experience isn't 100% positive either. I'd blame the 300/2.8 VR rather than TC17E. At 510mm VR is so weak you get a lot of blurred frames even at 1/500.
    I also shoot Canon 400/4 with a TC14. Canon's IS is MUCH steadier, down to 1/125 at 560mm !
    The only remedy for handheld shooting is taking BURSTs. I almost always get 1-2 sharp shots in 8-10 frame burst.

    Have a look at my thread , posted some shots taken with D200 and 300/2.8 vr+ TC17E:

    Thanks for your comment, and good luck! :smile:
    Last edited by a moderator: Mar 15, 2017
  19. WOW! What a fascinating bird! Nice shots too! Keep em comin when you can!
  20. Igor


    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Dianne , will do :smile:
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