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Yet another young Blue Heron

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Humanoid, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. Humanoid


    Apr 24, 2006
    Took these this morning. I decided to use the TC17eII with the 300VR and the results were better then I thought they would be.

    This image is uncropped.


    A young Black Crowned Night Heron getting a bit of sunshine.


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  2. Ray,
    the 1.7tc never ever left the back of my 300 2.8vr lens, and I always shot it wide open, its an amazing piece of glass with and without tc's. Your pics are beautiful! Congrats.
    Kevin P.
  3. excellent shot sir., and sharp like crazy., very well done.
  4. Boy you Nailed the Exposure and Focus on this Set, Just Outstanding Ray!!!!
  5. u may have got me to try the 1.7
    these are amazing
  6. is this normal IQ for the 300vr + 1.7 ?
    frankly i'm startled....can you post a link to a full version jpg please ?
    thx !
  7. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Well done Ray, my compliments on these outstanding shots!

    Randy, Tim O uses this combo as his Prime long range flight/birding combo with similar stellar results. I have also shot with his combo, it is sharp, scary so,

    here are some of his:

  8. thx Wade
    i just posted a wtb to try one out....
    someone offered to loan me one a few months ago but I can't remember who it was...oh well
  9. Humanoid


    Apr 24, 2006
    Thanks Kevin!

    I think it was some of you images that forced me to purchase the 1.7:wink:

    Appreciate it Ray!

    Who you calling sir we're the same age:smile:

    Thanks Gary,

    Even a blind dog finds a bone now and then:wink:
    I tried something different and thats usually my problem. I used A2 for WB instead of UNIWB and then fine tuned it in NX2. I really need to be more consistant but type A gets in the way.

    Blame it on Kevin P. Its all his fault:smile:


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  10. Humanoid


    Apr 24, 2006
    No problem Randy, here is a full rez jpg. Sharpening is only set at 2. I do my main sharpening in Pshop as the last step. The image was shot in STD Pic control and changed in Processing to D2x Mode III with sharpening = 2, contrast = 0, Brightness = -1, Saturation = 2, Hue = 0.

    My first D300 originally needed an af fine tune of +7 or so to be as sharp as my replacement D300. I do not have any AF fine Tuning on this camera.

    Right click save as....


  11. very impressive
    of course hiting the bird in the eye w/ the sensor didn't hurt any
  12. Outstanding shots, that GBH in flight shot is superb. Very, very nice.
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