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Plum Island~Two Evenings

Discussion in 'Birds' started by jfenton, Jul 13, 2005.

  1. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    I spent just a little time out the past couple of evenings and not a whole lot exciting was happening, but I did manage a few shots. The area I'm shooting presents some issues as there is no way at all to get the birds evenly lit most of the time.

    Last Evening.....

    Dad bringing home dinner to the family....
    original.

    A Tern with his dinner...
    original.
    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/9.0    1/2000s    ISO 400


    Sunset at the salt pannes...
    original.
    NIKON D2X    ---    35mm    f/13.0    1/8s    ISO 100


    From this evening...

    A Little Blue Heron and an Egret in long lite...
    original.
    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/10.0    1/500s    ISO 500


    A Boneparts Gull (never seen one before) in long light...
    original.
    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/8.0    1/640s    ISO 640


    Lastly...a sunset over the tall marsh grass before it dipped into clouds which were on the horizon...
    original.
    NIKON D2X    ---    500mm    f/16.0    1/80s    ISO 200


    Not horribly exciting but at least I got out :) 
     
  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Not too bad for a noob. 8)

    Excellent shots Jim. :wink:
     
  3. Gordon Large

    Gordon Large Guest

    Hey Jim -

    Not exciting? :lol: You gotta be kidding. All of the images are fabulous, but that second sunset shot just blows me away. Wow.

    Gordon
     
  4. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Frank

    Please define NOOB....is is Alabamian slang for NEWBY?

    By the way...did you get that accent issue fixed yet?
     
  5. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Gordon

    Hi Gordon...

    You know what? I didn't like that sunset at first cause the gras was blowing in the breeze, but the more I look at it, the more I kinda like it :) 
     
  6. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Re: Frank

    Hey bub, I don't have an accent. You have an accent. :lol:

    Just for your edification, I've included the official definition below. 8)

    Code:
    A newbie is a newcomer to a particular field, the term being commonly used on the Internet, where it might refer to new users of a game, a newsgroup, the World Wide Web itself, or an operating system.
    
    It can be both a disparaging and friendly term, always referring to a neophyte, or someone who behaves as such. The word itself is likely a corruption of new boy; a new arrival in a school and who is, therefore, vulnerable to bullying of various kinds. On Google's Usenet archive, the word first appears in 1988 [1]. The term was used prior to this as slang in the U.S. Military to denote men who had finished technical school and were just arriving to their first permanent assignment.
    Hope this clears things up. :mrgreen:
     
  7. Great shots, Jim. I really like the long light shots and that last sunset is fabulous.
     
  8. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Frank

    Oh...

    So now the question becomes...

    R y'all ewesing it as a disparaging like term or a good ole boy friendly type of term?
     
  9. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Re: Frank

    #2.

    Har, har.... 8)
     
  10. Jim, i wish i was as consistant as you in my picture taking. I really love the last picture of the sunset.
     
  11. Hey Jim

    You are definitely becoming a dangerous man with the big lens. Nicely done.
     
  12. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Gilles

    Belive me.....I chimp a lot :) 
     
  13. Jim nice outing sure hope I can get out and shoot soon. Love the last sunset and the tern is classic
     
  14. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Thanks Mike!

    Why haven't you been out shooting???
     
  15. Re: Thanks Mike!

    Well I have been so to speak swim meets birds in the front yard but no adventures is what I should have siad, time is at a premuim, 3rd week of August I am on vactaion so hopefully then. I want to go out and shoot some birdies and animals
     
  16. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Rory

    Hi Rory...

    It's not every day that I shoot sunsets with a 500mm but I kind of like the way the depth of foreground to sun is reduced?
     
  17. Gordon Large

    Gordon Large Guest

    Re: Gordon

    Jim -

    You never know what image is going to really have an impact. Lots of folks picked this sunset as their favorite.

    Gordon
     
  18. Just stoped in for a quick peek here...really awesome shots Jim!!! :shock: :shock: :shock:
     
  19. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Thanks George

    Coming from you it is much appreciated :) 
     
  20. Ever since I read a murder mystery book by the same name (Plum Island), this place has fascinated me. I am always glad to see images from there. These by the way are excellent. The last image is intriging.
     
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