Northern Pintail Ducks...

Discussion in 'Birds' started by cknight, Dec 11, 2005.

  1. cknight

    cknight

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    May 2, 2005
    Madison, AL
    There was a whole flock of pintails at Merritt Island when Harry and I were there. I got a sequence of a few of them flying by.
    These aren't really colorful shots, and pintails aren't really colorful birds, but I like the way they turned out. Kind of moody I guess. I think they look like paintings you would see in a hunter's lodge.
    They are cropped by about 45%.

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    This is a 100% crop of the third shot. I liked the tight formation.
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  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Those shots are great Chris
     
  3. mrtac2man

    mrtac2man

    Jun 3, 2005
    CT
    Great shots

    you guys are making my xmas list way to long.. with the vr lens and the d2x's and soon to come the d200 man Santa is going to be broke till next years

    Love the pintail shots... very nice

    Tim
     
  4. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Chris,

    These are excellent shots. You should be justifiably proud. Did you take them with the 300 f4? TC?
     
  5. They are great shots, Chris! They're very crisp and sharp! Who cares about the color!!
     
  6. Wow, these are great. Are Pintails making a comeback? They were very scarce and protected last I heard.
     
  7. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hey Chris

    These are excellent pintail shots!
     
  8. wonderful, especially the last one!
     
  9. TheKO

    TheKO

    461
    May 3, 2005
    Tampa, FL
    great shots - I also like the last one
     
  10. Excellent shots, Chris. Sharp & clear.
     
  11. Very nice great job capturing ducks in flight is not an easy task
     
  12. Chris,
    These are very nice. What lens did you use?
     
  13. cknight

    cknight

    663
    May 2, 2005
    Madison, AL
    Thanks for the comments. The lens was the 300/f4 (no TC). If I remember right, it was hand held too.
     
  14. Great P tails

    From a photographer who spends most of his time shooting moving waterfowl and raptors these are great, nice tight formation and tack sharp.
    We don't hold P tails up here long so I envy all of you that can shoot more then a month or two spring and fall.
    Thanks for sharing.
    Darrell
     
  15. Very nice shots Chris. The first three are my favorites.