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Skimmers with D3...

Discussion in 'Birds' started by hegdent, Jul 14, 2008.

  1. still trying to convince myself why I bought D3 when I have the D2Hs...






    From D2Hs...(I feel better now)

  2. Nice job....good work with the D3.
  3. Supershots!!! Really good! I dont hink peopel realize how hard skimmers are to shoot, the D3 really shines for this kind of fast work.
  4. Great series of shots, nicely done.
  5. Harish....
    awesome series
    i'm glad you are enjoying your D3

    thanks for sharing these with us.... they are excellent

    you EXIF....
    ISO 400

    wow... gotta LOVE the D3 (except for that {lack of} "REACH" issue, of course)
  6. Thank you...
    Louis,andreasb,Warren,Anthony and spalding for your encouraging words. I wil think of that when I go out there to shoot again.
    Enjoy your D3 and if you dont have it yet, get it..

  7. Humanoid


    Apr 24, 2006
    Nice job Harish, I would be happy with those for sure.

  8. Holmes


    Oct 28, 2006
    Wyoming, USA
    Wow.... just amazing! The D3 is a great camera, I'm sure, but it can't do this kind of work alone! You're very good.
  9. wembley


    Mar 26, 2006
    Naples, Fl

    some great shots of Skimmers. I like #1 and #5.

    BUT.. is it the D3? Don't undervalue your ability.
    Obviously the D3 helps a lot, but your D2Hs sample seems like it was under very different conditions (was it on a different day?)

    I was fortunate to shoot lots of Skimmers for a couple of summers and they are a joy to shoot, and a great learning experience in developing shooting skills. i noticed a huge difference in quality when i switched lens (and I was test driving a 300 f4 afs shooting skimmers when i realized I needed to buy this lens) but i think AF, lens quality and ability in combination are whats important.
    I shoot a D2H and have had good results with Skimmers, but the light, exposure and ability are as important factors in the final image whether its a D3 or a D2H. I'm sure the AF difference is minimal in creating these great shots.

    Anyway don't tell your wife that!

    my skimmer gallery, all with a d2h

    Last edited by a moderator: Jul 16, 2008
  10. Holmes


    Oct 28, 2006
    Wyoming, USA
    Nice gallery, Wembley.

    Long live the D2H :) 
  11. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Well I still cling to my Hs but these

    really makes me thing :confused: 

    However :biggrin:

    Yes, Long Live the D2Hs :Love:
  12. wembley,
    you make some great points here.
    I like my D2Hs, but as skeptical as I was(I even brought up the matter with Ron Reznick and he thought it was a bit much for my hobby) I am convinced now.
    I like the details and DR better(Ron said it was easy to fix but.I dont have the time) and I trust my equipment more now so no time wasted while shooting.
    Love your gallery by the way.
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