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Red Headed Woodpeckers are here!

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Butlerkid, Apr 13, 2011.

  1. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    A pair of red headed woodpeckers are working on TWO homes in a huge oak tree in our front yard!

    Even using my 200-400 with a 1.4 tele, these were cropped a lot. I'm going to have to get a stool to sit on so I can aim up so much! :eek: 

    Should be fun practising shutter speed, ISO and DOF. I really HATE shooting ISO 800 or above due to the amount of noise I get on my D300! I generally shoot A priority...

    As always, comments and critiques appreciated!

    1/180 @ f8, ISO 800 +1
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    1/500 @ f5.6, ISO 1600 +1
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  2. sla12

    sla12

    Jul 2, 2009
    Nashua, NH
    You wont have to travel to far for hopefully family portraits.
     
  3. Kingfisher

    Kingfisher

    Dec 26, 2010
    Annapolis
    You have some pretty birds in your yard. It is good to hear this pair is building a nest in your tree. It is going to be a fun summer for you watching the family grow and getting some really nice images.
     
  4. cre8foru

    cre8foru

    Dec 1, 2007
    Atlanta GA
    Really nice shots. My D300 handles noise really well up to about 1600 if Im careful not to under expose.
     
  5. shtarka1

    shtarka1

    Feb 1, 2008
    Boston
    What a Beauty! Nice job Karen!
     
  6. Butlerkid

    Butlerkid Cafe Ambassador Moderator

    Apr 8, 2008
    Rutledge, Tennessee
    Karen
    Thanks!

    I'm already trying to figure out how to get a higher vantage point! They are REALLY up there!

    I'm looking forward to many sessions! And - the practise will be very good for me!

    I'm glad for you! Above ISO 800 I get a lot of noise, everywhere, but of course especially in the shadows.

    Thanks, Steve.
     
  7. Pancho

    Pancho

    850
    Dec 4, 2010
    Colorado
    Nice shots. I've only seen photos of these.
     
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