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Some Birds and Animals from Yesterday

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Dave Rosser, Jun 10, 2005.

  1. Here are a few pictures I took at the Cotswold Wildlife Park yesterday using my 80-400 VR Nikkor on my ageing D1H set at ISO 200. All were hand held or supported on a bean bag.

    NIKON D1H    ---    400mm    f/8.0    1/320s   

    A proper wild house sparrow to start with 1/320 f8 400mm
    NIKON D1H    ---    400mm    f/5.6    1/80s   

    Emu without Rod Hull :)  Older Brits will understand. 1/80 f5.6 400mm
    NIKON D1H    ---    400mm    f/5.6    1/500s   

    Merkeet 1/500 f5.6 400mm
    NIKON D1H    ---    400mm    f/5.6    1/200s   

    Peacock displaing but not a peahen in sight :cry:  1/200 f5.6 400mm
    NIKON D1H    ---    400mm    f/5.6    1/20s   

    This bird claims to be a pigeon 1/20 (yes one twentieth) f5.6 400mm
    NIKON D1H    ---    310mm    f/5.6    1/20s   

    as does this. 1/20 f5.6 310mm
    NIKON D1H    ---    370mm    f/5.6    1/200s   

    This hansome specimen was in the childrens petting section. 1/200 f5.6 370mm
  2. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Absolutely love the Peacock & Pigeons!

    Getting those bizarre Pigeon shots at that speed is nothing short of miraculous! Well done!
  3. Re: Absolutely love the Peacock & Pigeons!

    Thanks - bean bag on the arm of a seat in the (free flight) aviary was the technique.
  4. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Very nice series Dave. Nothing wrong with that cam and lens for sure.
  5. Nice shots Dave.
  6. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Great Images Dave...

    Thanks for the comical hair dooo of the Emu lol
  7. drueter


    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Nice shots, Dave! Ya gotta luv that emu hairdo! :lol:
  8. very nice series. Love the detail achieved on the pigeons and the explanation of how.
  9. Thanks for all the positive comments, they are very encouraging.
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