Northern Cardinal - In The Bath

Discussion in 'Birds' started by TexIndian, May 8, 2005.

  1. Here's a cardinal from one of my favorite birding spots in the Texas Hill Country.

    600mm f4 w/ 1.4x
    SB-800 as fill
  2. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Very nice John. Did I understand that you shot these with a 600mm + 1.4 TC?
  3. That's right, Frank.
  4. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005

    Please don't post any more shots with this combo. I'm in enough trouble with my wife as it is.... :lol:

    What tripod / head set-up do you use with this monster? These are very sharp. Did you use MLU?
  5. He's all puffed up!! Nice shot! :D :D :D
  6. LOL, Frank. I didn't get this monster till after my wife passed away. No one to justify it to except myself (and I have no self-control). I usually use a heavy Bogen tripod (#3233) with a full Wimberley head with this set-up, although I have used a Sidekick a couple of times.

    And I'll have to plead ignorance on the MLU question. I'm not sure what that stands for.
  7. Hi John.

    Thats a beautiful shot. That rig lets you get right in there. By the way MLU in Frank's post stands for mirror lock up.
  8. Thanks, Dennis. In that case, no, I didn't use that.
  9. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Sorry John. Dennis is correct. Mirror lock-up. Just wondered how you got such a sharp shot at that focal length (840mm).

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