A Simple Mallard Portrait

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  1. Silverpenguin

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    I finally got to go out for the first time with my new 200-400 VR a couple of says ago (curses to the rain we have been having lately!).

    My favourite picture of the day actually turned out to be this simple Mallard portrait. I wanted to see how close the lens would focus and was surprised to find its VERY close so lots of frame filling close ups are possible.

    I know ducks are not the most inspiring of birds and portraits get a little boring sometimes but theres something about this that I really like.

    As far as the lens goes, I was VERY impressed with it. Amazingly sharp even wide open at max zoom! As you can see in this shot - the high res file even holds up to %100 magnification and is still sharp as you like!

    D200, 200-400 VR at 400mm, 1/160 second at f4 resting on a small beanbag, ISO 200

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    good stuff.... thats a great setup your using, remember too that for smaller birds you can crop into the photo and still maintain a good resolution :)
     
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    nice capture., great kit you have there!! That is an "S" lens.. correct?
     
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    Thanks for the comments :)

    Raymond, not sure what yu mean by 's' lens?
     
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    Nice stuff. I like the comp.
     

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