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Some Birds from today 5 photos

Discussion in 'Birds' started by senna, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. senna


    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    I got out today mid morning for some shots. I must say the new D200 and 300f4 Rig realy works well together. These are all right out of the camera with some small levels adj. and croping.

    I think these first two are Night Hearings:confused: 



    A couple Ducks



    And finaly bonus shot Wild Pheasant

  2. SHARP Troy, Very SHARP
  3. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Very nice results Troy. The D200 and the 300 f4 are both very fine pieces of gear. They obviously work well together. :smile:
  4. senna


    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Gary thanks for looking. as I mentioned in the post these are right out of the camera no PP or shapening. So there is room for improvement.
  5. senna


    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Frank Thank you I was happy with the results considering my limited experience.:rolleyes: 
  6. Great shots. I'm almost there....a few weeks away from a D200!!

    I'm wondering if a little hit on the shadows/highlight adjustment might make that Canvasback "sing". Not really meaning to be a critique but just a thought.
  7. senna


    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Thomas let say the step up to a D200 is alot of fun. for me the ease of function control i.e. the metering, AF and other controls right on the body make it so much easier for some one like myself that would tend to not use the menue to change these on the D70s. Also the MB200 is a nice feature.
    As for shadow/highlight adj I will look at it. PP is something I realy need to impove on.
  8. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very nice images
    That is a great lens as is that camera

    First is a Black Crownd Night Heron
  9. senna


    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Thanks Gale.:wink:
  10. keirin


    Dec 31, 2005
    Nice work for all, but what a stunning bird is that pheasant. Those things are in Florida?
  11. jimmyc1000


    Jun 14, 2006
    Very nice shots. I like the second one a lot.
  12. midi

    midi Guest

    I like the Black Crowned Night Heron very much.

    Does anyone know if they live in the UK too?
  13. senna


    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Thanks for looking. As for a Pheasant in florida, I'm not sure although quite possible. The Pheasant is not a native bird to North America if I'm not mistaken they were brought over by the Chinise in maybe the 1800s
  14. senna


    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Thanks Jimmy

    midi thanks for looking. I do not know about Hearings in the UK
  15. They are found around the Mediterranean, but they are not native to the UK. I have read of free-flying colonies at Edinburgh Zoo and Great Witchingham, Norfolk.

  16. Timeout


    May 23, 2006
    Troy, I agree your rig is working great for you and you are getting some great shots. Also, you seem much more motivated in getting out there often, which is really what it's all about - having fun and practicing!

    Your exif data shows you have your in-camera saturation on high. The one little thing you might want to experiment with is trying it more neutral ... that way you can have more control over it in PP. While I think most of your shots are eye-popping colorful in a good way, there might be times, like on image #3, where having it toned down a little might garner better detail/and or look more realistic. Anyway, there are many ways to approach a technique, just thought it might be something to consider. :smile:

    Wow, what a nice catch on that Pheasant! Very nice angle too (low). Keep up the good work.
  17. Wonderful shots! I really need to add a BCNH to my portfolio...
  18. WOW! Absolutely beautiful! Wonderful combination on camera and lens too!
  19. senna


    Jan 6, 2007
    San Jose Ca.
    Miko thanks for the input. Yes I am realy enjoying the new camera witch is motovating me to get out and shoot more.
    As for the PP That is definetly my week point. I actualy start a six week photo class on tuesday. Hope to gain some great experienc.

    Gonzo thanks for looking the GBNH was a pleasant surprise.

    Thanks Diane it has been a lot of fun.
  20. Troy, great shots of the Black Crowned Night Heron. He's a young one. When fully adult in breeding, their legs get VERY bright yellow/orange.
    Great series!
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