Spoonie on a stick

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D7100 + 80-400afs
shot at the rookery at The Aligator Farm, I was 'watching' her, waiting for a wing spread pre take off, it's nice to be able to handhold a camera/lens for several minutes, in the past I would have been worn out holding a 300 2.8 or 500/4 and neither would have let me zoom in to where I wanted to be.....

f/7.1,1/2500,iso400,focal length 320mm,ev=-.3,matrix metering

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Great techs...color/detail. I like the "neck beard" too.
thx buddy

in prep for posting this on birdphotographers.net i worked on this pic more than most (selective sharpening and selective highlites, cloning branches, etc).....those guys over there are great for C&C
 
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It was a great time to be shooting there, the birds were carrying stuff to build their nests. Beautiful colors, Randy
 
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Looks like it was struggling to keep its balance. I hope to be there Monday.
i may see you, prob not but I am thinking about going back to florida on Monday

Monday's weather looks not so good.

btw, consider the photo pass even if you only shoot a few days, they let you in an hour early (8am) and you can stay way latter, last week 745pm
 
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Thanks for the tip about the photo pass Randy. Arrived in St. Augustine this afternoon. Weather won't be the greatest but Tuesday looks promising.

Be well, Ned
 
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Nice shot. Every time I look at one of your recent posts I feel my wallet getting a little lighter. :biggrin:
thanks Dan:smile:

i'm sitting here asking myself why I own a D4,2 D800's, a 300,400 and 500VR's....well for sports I can see it but if i only shot wildlife everything would go but the 500 and of course the d7100 and 80-400afs
 
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Coming from you that's pretty high praise for that little camera. Do you run into any buffer issues shooting BIF?
not yet but that may be because what little bursting i had in me was calmed by the d800:smile:

bottom line is IQ wise the D7100 is behaving like a pro body
bld quality sux, it's a tiny plasticy body but i even gave it a shot for 2 soccer games yesterday and left the 400vr at home and shot the 70-200 in 1.3 mode so that was 140-400 at 2.8....to say the least I had alot of fun

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