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Some Ducks

Discussion in 'Birds' started by tomj, Apr 2, 2007.

  1. tomj

    tomj

    Feb 5, 2006
    Oklahoma
    I took a trip to Salt Plains NWR yesterday hoping to see a few whooping cranes which are rumoured to stop here on their trip back up to Canada. I know they stop on their migration south, but that's usually in November.

    I didn't see any whoopers but I did see a sandhill crane which by itself which is odd. It landed in some tall grass and even after an hour wait, I never saw it again. I wasn't quick enough to get a shot off before it landed.

    I did see some ducks though and I did manage a few decent shots.

    All shot with Nikkor 500mm f/4 P (manual focus)

    original.
    NIKON D200    ---    500mm    f/4.0    1/1250s    ISO 100


    original.
    NIKON D200    ---    500mm    f/4.0    1/800s    ISO 100


    original.
    NIKON D200    ---    500mm    f/4.0    1/800s    ISO 100


    original.
    NIKON D200    ---    500mm    f/4.0    1/800s    ISO 100


    original.
    NIKON D200    ---    500mm    f/4.0    1/800s    ISO 100
     
  2. Wow! Great shots Tom.
     
  3. Timeout

    Timeout

    May 23, 2006
    SoCal
    Tom, you sure did good with that manual focusing. I had to shoot manual the other week (was shooting BIF's partially into the sun which gave the AF tracking a tough time) and with a mere 300mm + 1.4 TC, I had lots of trouble getting any keepers, so can appreciate your effort with that 500.

    Really like #1 & #2. Especially on #2, it's cool seeing that razor line sharp area of focus (dof). :smile:
     
  4. Chris_B

    Chris_B

    Mar 12, 2006
    Arlington, VA
    Very nice Tom. The transition to flight in numbers 1 & 2 are fantastic.
     
  5. ejg220

    ejg220 Guest

    Blue-winged teals.

    Nice.
     
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