1. Welcome to NikonCafe.com—a friendly Nikon camera & photography discussion forum!

    If you are thinking of buying a camera or need help with your photos, you will find our forum members full of advice! Click here to join for free!

Sweet Light and Sleepy At The Beach

Discussion in 'Birds' started by jfenton, Sep 11, 2005.

  1. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Nothing was flying last evening, so I decided to walk the area where the Plum Island River enters the ocean.

    The light was warm....the air was chilly....and the birds were soaking up the last rays of the afternoon sun...

    A Black Backed Gull:

    original.
    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/10.0    1/500s    ISO 400


    A Semi Palmated Plover

    original.
    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/9.0    1/750s    ISO 320


    Some White Rumped Sandpipers:

    original.
    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/10.0    1/640s    ISO 400


    original.
    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/10.0    1/500s    ISO 320


    original.
    NIKON D2X    ---    700mm    f/16.0    1/200s    ISO 320
     
  2. looks like they were hunkering down for the night. Is that the late sun or did you also use some fill?

    Nice series of shots.
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Jim,
    Those are wonderful images. Color and content along with comp is really pleasing.
     
  4. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Jim,

    Sometimes the birds just don't fly where you are. The key is to find good shots in spite of this, and you've done very well here. :wink:
     
  5. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Morning Jim
    the last two are very nice as Gale mentioned not only the light but the composition, well done.
     
  6. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi Harris

    Late afternoon sun sir...I never ever use fill flash.

    Heck...I don't even own one any more :) 
     
  7. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi Gale

    I don't normally shoot these little guys but I may have to start doing so. They are just so darned cute :) 
     
  8. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi Frank

    Geez...I should have put a disclaimer that there were "group" photos in the mix as I know you don't like them! (I'm just bustin ya)

    Thanks for the nice comments...
     
  9. Sweet light, sweet series Jim.............you got to take strolls more often. luv those plovers!!
     
  10. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi Keith

    I may try and get me some of them Piping Plovers this afternnon?
     
  11. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Very nice series, Jim! Sometimes ya have to look at the ground for the good bird shots rather than the sky! Well done!
     
  12. jaminphoto

    jaminphoto

    149
    Jul 7, 2005
    SF Bay area
    OMG Did the sandpipers are multiplying :smile:
    Very nice series.

    --ricardo
     
  13. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hey Dreuter

    First time I ever realized that birds actually sit and sleep?????????????????????

    Ar first I figured it was a group of birds who had all expired in flight. (I'm kidding)
     
  14. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi jamin...

    Thanks Ricardo :) 
     
  15. saturnine

    saturnine Guest

    That picture of the Plover is just too adorable! Great shots, Jim...I love the lighting!
     
  16. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi Grace

    You know....I didn't like to plover shot at first but it ended up kind of growing on me.

    My wife is too easy (figuritely of course), she thought that all of little bird shots were cute.
     
  17. Excellent shots Jim, especially the last few of the little guys. My favorite is the last one. :smile:
     
  18. NeilCam

    NeilCam

    609
    Feb 21, 2005
    Ottawa, Ontario
    Stunningly beautiful shots Jim - that really was/is some sweet light.

    Neil
     
  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.