Showcase Nikon 500 mm f/5,6 E PF ED AF-S VR

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here comes another Florida trip and the 500e stays home again

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I like this lens a lot for it's IQ but it's the fun factor that really makes it amazing

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Bighorn with his tongue out. If I zoom in you can see the texture on his tongue.

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A Bighorn Ewe.

This one is of the round face variety. Our Bighorns here around Whiskey Mountain either have a long square head with widely spread horns or a short round head with a tighter curl. I'm not exactly sure if it's just a lineage thing through years of inbreeding but the majority have longer heads. The round headed ones also tend to be a bit heavier and in my opinion better looking.

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I posted this one in another thread but thought it was a good one for here too.

D850, 500mm PF, 1/800s, f5.6, ISO200, handheld

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Man this lens is a BIF shooting machine. And tack sharp wide open.

D850(1.2x crop mode), 1/1250s, f5.6, ISO200, handheld in early morning light

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I tried the cormorants at the dam and was amazed on how many were in focus
I really love this lens. It pairs up better with the (bare)D500 for the ultimate handheld BIF machine. But shooting at the dam I wanted the flexibility of shooting either FF or crop mode that the 850 offers.
Wow! Terrific image! Love the lighting on his face!
Thanks, Karen. There must have been well over a hundred corms flew by before the sun pivoted far enough around to light them on my side.
Awesome shot with some very sweet light.
Far and away my best in-flight shot of a cormorant to-date.
 
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This lens is awesome.

D850, 1/250s, f5.6, ISO100, handheld w/VR on

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I`ve sold mine last week ;):woot:
Reason: the 200-500 plus 400/2.8 is enough, and i am thinking about an A9 :snaphappy::woot:
 
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The D850+500PF combo could revolutionize spring warbler shooting for me. I typically shoot warblers hand held within 10 metres or so and I'm so looking forward to carrying a 6 pound rig rather than my usual 11 pounder (D850+600E). I've have a Lowepro Protactic 450 on order which should take the D850+TC14EIII+500PF *with hood attached*, complete, that I plan to use when riding my fat bike. The plan is that if I see something worth shooting I'll just top, whip out the camera from the top-hatch and shoot. Well, it sounds good on paper anyway! :LOL:
 
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