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Seagull BIF (manual focus)

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Frits, Jun 20, 2007.

  1. A few seagulls were putting on an air show. I tried to capture some with my manual focus lens - lotsa fun! :smile: . The sun was pretty harsh and I could not prvent some blowouts...

    All: D2x, Nikkor Ai-S 300mm f/2.8 (hand held, wide open)

    NIKON D2X    ---    300mm    f/3.5    1/2000s    ISO 100

    NIKON D2X    ---    300mm    f/3.5    1/2000s    ISO 100

    Did this guy have just one leg??

    NIKON D2X    ---    300mm    f/3.5    1/1250s    ISO 100
  2. Very well done Frits!
  3. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    I am impressed! Well done Frits. It seems there are a lot of one legged gulls around. I wonder if turtles have something to do with that?
  4. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Well done
    Tough to do manual lens and all manual shooting
    Good work
  5. DoorMan

    DoorMan Guest

    Great job Frits!
  6. Pretty impressive. BIF aren't easy with AF, let alone MF. Your focus mechanism obviously employs a highly advanced algorithm. :cool: 
  7. That is skill Frits

    Well Done
  8. Beautiful!

    MF and handheld! Hats off to you, Sir.
  9. Thanks Phil!
    It is a pretty cumbersome and heavy package, but I kind of reacted quickly grabbing the camera/lens when I saw them.
    Normally I would use the tripod.
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