My first Nightingale shots...

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Igor, May 16, 2007.

  1. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Another dream came true a few days ago :smile:
    Nightingale was high on my "to shoot" list and I did it!
    I won't pretend these are great quality shots, but I'm quite satisfied with them as this shy bird won't give you too many chances to shoot it...

    Nikon D2x + 300mm f/2.8 AF-S VR + TC-17E, handheld.
    ISO250, 1/200, f/5.6

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    bird-nightingale-D2X_8875-RS-afs-30.
     
  2. Yvette

    Yvette

    Jan 3, 2007
    Texas
    I think they are great shots. And lucky you!!!
     
  3. nice capture
    ive tried taking pics of birds like this a couple of times, is damn hard, but then again i didnt have the lense for it, i had 18-55mm and its kinda hard to get close without them flying away :p
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Great catch.
    Nice work
     
  5. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Congratulations Igor! I know this was satisfying for you.
     
  6. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Oregon
    I like images of song birds singing, nicely done.
     
  7. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Way to go Igor. Another species to add to my list for sure. :smile:
     
  8. radz

    radz

    735
    Nov 12, 2005
    NewDelhi,India
    First one is very nice.
     
  9. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Yvette :)
     
  10. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Tommy, ours are hard to get close to even with a 500mm lens :smile:
     
  11. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Gale!
     
  12. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Andy!
     
  13. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Jeff!
     
  14. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Frank!
     
  15. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thank you Rathika!
     
  16. That photo wasn't taken in Barkley Square perchance? (A line from an old, old song) Nice shot.
     
  17. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    Thanks Ron, sorry, I don't know this song :)
     
  18. Good work! They are not easy birds to see, so photos as good as these are a pleasure to view.
    There are lots of songs about nightingales, because they sing such an amazing song themselves. They are also very loud, so they always sound close-by, even when they are not.

    Alan
     
  19. Igor

    Igor

    May 15, 2005
    Ukraine, Europe
    You're right Alan, this bird is easy to hear but hard to see.
    Thank you!
     
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