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More shots with The Beast...

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Backdoctor, Jun 19, 2005.

  1. went out this morning with the 200-400. God I'm tired! It sure does work fine with the 1.4x on it.

    this guy was far away, and even at 550mm this is cropped. This shot would have been easier with a tripod:
    original.
    NIKON D2H    ---    550mm    f/5.6    1/640s    ISO 320




    original.
    NIKON D2H    ---    550mm    f/7.1    1/500s    ISO 320


    someone told me about an osprey nest in Port St. Lucie, and I found this osprey building a nest. Too bad I overexposed by 1/2-3/4 a stop :( 
    original.
    NIKON D2H    ---    550mm    f/9.0    1/200s    ISO 320


    I printed an 8x10 of this for my dad:
    original.
    NIKON D2H    ---    550mm    f/5.6    1/2000s    ISO 320


    I'll go back in the afternoon, it was getting too hot to lug that big rig around. I need a nap.
     
  2. hans

    hans

    827
    Feb 5, 2005
    The Netherlands
    Did you get rid of all the spoons in your house ? :wink: :wink:

    The last is great Harris, over here I spotted a buzzard so will you please send me that lens ?
    It will get lost when I send it back to you :evil: :evil:
     
  3. Dear Sir,

    My attorney will be contacting you shortly.

    The term "The Beast" is trademarked, copyrighted, and protected. It refers expressly and exclusively to the Nikon 28-70mm f/2.8 ED-IF AF-S Zoom-Nikkor. Your attempts to characterize the 200-400VR as "The Beast" are inappropriate, intrusive, and misleading. We shall ask that an injunction be issued to keep you from diluting the value of our trademark.

    Hey, Harris, get original, willya? How about The Monster, Godzilla Glass, or The Blob?
     
  4. Godzilla it is, my aching shoulder :D 
     
  5. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Nice shots Haris. So what do you think?
     
  6. Well, these were with the 1.4x. Definitely more reach, and the VR can be a lot of help when the shutter speeds arent where you'd like them. Wouldnt mind at all if Santa put one of these in my stocking, but it would have to be a big stocking. :D 
     
  7. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Just super Harris...
    Don't know what else to say.

    Now I am going to be stuck with a puney 70-200 VR 1.4 tc

    Does it seem I am going backward instead of foward :<(
     
  8. PJohnP

    PJohnP

    Feb 5, 2005
    Harris :

    Heh. That itsy-bitsy puny hunk o' glass could be called "The Littlest Beast" if he wants...

    It's the 200-400mm AFS/VR being shot handheld that separates the men from the boys and the women from the girls (note that last comment, Gaye). It's just one of those things - indisputable, incontrovertible, factual. To conquer the 200-400mm is be part of a special group, the Band of the Beast® !


    John "Beastmaster" P.
     
  9. When I use Godzilla Glass(good name) for any time my wrist gets extremely sore. Time for wrist curls--where is that beer can?

    #4 is a great image.

    Russ
     
  10. Excellent Harris, I especially like the images of the Osprey. True nature shots.
     
  11. The seed has been planted, the flight shot of the Osprey is fantastic
     
  12. By the look that the osprey give you in #3, I was sure that he was telling you to move aways or else he would come down to beat you with the stick.
     
  13. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Great series, Harris!
     
  14. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Great images Harris...I'd go with Godzilla, too!
     

  15. Yeah, dont want to pee off Uncle Frank. 8)
     
  16. Harris, there is one thing you can count on. With shots like this, UF may end up having a serious case of "Godzilla" lust.

    Virginia
    aka beaucamera
     
  17. Awesome osprey shots. I have yet to figure out how not to blow out the white on the top of the head and keep everything well exposed............... really nicely done Harris. Sounds like you are already getting to close to that new little beast, you know you want it!!! That VR definitely would be nice
     
  18. Virginia, it's not gonna happen. I'm a large guy, and can benchpress 275 pounds, but I'm not strong enough to carry the
    200-400VR. I'll leave that to Gaye 8).
     
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