Discussion in 'Nature & Wildlife' started by EricD, Mar 21, 2008.
Really fantastic Eric.
I really like the close-ups as they are great shots. But, I do have one complaint and it's not about the photos... just the lack of details. You see, I can admire a photo but I cannot learn from your abilities if you don't share the details
Here's my questions. How close were you? What settings did you use? What lens/body did you use? Get the idea?
Don't mean to be so nosy or to come off sounding harsh (I hope I didn't) but if you could post at least the distance you were approximately in each and the equipment I'd really, really appreciate it. :mrgreen:
This is one excellent series. Five and eight are the standouts to me, and damn do they stand out. Excellent, excellent series. I can't really pick out any weak shots in the series, nor weak aspects to any of them. Seriously awesome work.
Here you go Crazy_Dragonlady... IT was a very windy day so used ISO 400 for most shots to avoid any blur.
Thanks for the input and I will post better info.
Camera: Nikon D300, Lens Nikkor 300mm f2.8 with a Nikkor 2x converter.
1. 100 ft. away, ISO 400, 600mm @F5.6, 1/1600 sec.
2. 120 ft. away, ISO 400, 600mm @F5.6, 1/1600 sec.
3. 80 ft. away, ISO 400, 600mm @F5.6, 1/1250 sec.
4.100 ft. away, ISO 400, 600mm @F5.6, 1/2000 sec.
5. 30 ft. away, ISO 400, 600mm @F5.6, 1/160 sec.
6. 60 ft. away, ISO 200, 600mm @F5.6, 1/1000 sec.
7. 100 ft. away, ISO 400, 600mm @F5.6, 1/20000 sec.
Great shots. What the heck is that Cormorant in #3 eating? Gotta love the 600mm (assuming thats what you used).
Thank you very much for that info Eric. BTW I really love those shots! Now that I know what you used to get them I can get a better idea of what I need to know to achieve similar results.... doubt they'd ever be as good as your's though!
I always thought that when you use the converter you tend to get blurry photos? Apparently I thought wrong. Those are some VERY clear shots but I see that you weren't using a zoom but a prime lens? I also assume you used a tripod... I know I'd have to so there wouldn't be any shake.
Outstanding is an understatement - especially the lunch!
some great shots
Is that a Kingfisher in number 4? Cool little bird...
yes #4 is the King Fisher..
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