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Today (4/13) on Long Island

Discussion in 'Birds' started by DiverX, Apr 13, 2005.

  1. Well, 2 more days of vacation then back to work this weekend. I really got to learn this camera so I am really happy I took some time off. These Piping Plovers were shot this morning at my town beach.





    D2x, 500mmm AF-S, x1.4, ISO 200, Gitzo 1548, Wimberley Head.
    Used Incident Meter for exposure, Comp (Ev) -1/3 to -2/3 for whites, iTTL fill flash added

    Also here are my settings for AF;

    AF-C, Single Area AF
    a1 - FPS rate + AF
    a4 - Lock On = On (have tried both OFF is preferable and faster!)
  2. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Excellent job on these attractive subjects.

    Thanks for sharing.
  3. What a cute little bird and you have photographed it so well. Good job.
  4. Fantastic shots very sharp and nice color these birds look interesting
  5. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005

    Nice pics. I'm still amazed at how sharp your shots are at 700mm. 8)

    I am still shooting with the H, but I'm also still trying to settle on these same settings. I keep going back and forth on both the AF-C mode (shooting with Single Area AF most of the time), and the a4 setting. Like you, I've tried it both ways and still can't decide.

    I don't have any issues one way or the other for stationary birds (of course I shooting with the 300 2.8 + 1.4 of 1.7 TC, not the 500 f4), but for flying birdies I'm having a hard time picking and sticking to a particular set-up.

    Thanks for posting these details. It's nice to know that others are still feeling their way around these settings. ;-)


  6. jfenton


    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA

    Either I'm gonnna have to leave the forum OR you're gonna have to stop posting superb stuff like this until my camera comes back.

    SCHMUCK :) 
  7. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Re: George...

    Now you know how I feel when you and Mike and Yves and Ron and Harris and....

    Well, you get the idea. 8)

  8. No problem Frank! I am very interested in what others are doing as well!

    Jim, sure hope they figure this out and you get a good solid answer and a fixed camera ASAP!!

    Thanks all!!
  9. Nice clean shots George!! :)  :)  :)  :) 
  10. VERY clear, sharp pics for 700, I'm impressed!!! More?
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