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fishfish Registered Users Posts: 2,950 Major grins
edited April 5, 2004 in Wildlife
I'll need to use the 550EX flash next time. This is probably one area where IS would have helped.

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Aperture: f/4.0
ISO: 400
Focal Length: 200mm (guess: 2330mm in 35mm)
Exposure Time: 0.005s (1/200)


Posted in another thread, but what the heck...

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Aperture: f/5.6
ISO:
100
Focal Length:
200mm (guess: 1554mm in 35mm)
Exposure Time:
0.0012s (1/800)
"Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk." - Edward Weston
"The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over."-Hunter S.Thompson

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    GREAPERGREAPER Registered Users Posts: 3,113 Major grins
    edited February 9, 2004
    Nice shots.

    Love the second, it's a house finch isn't it?
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    fishfish Registered Users Posts: 2,950 Major grins
    edited February 9, 2004
    GREAPER wrote:
    Nice shots.

    Love the second, it's a house finch isn't it?
    Thanks Greaper. Yes, it is a house finch. I thought it was a purple finch, but fishwife corrected me. We apparently have purple finches here too, so I guess I'm going to have to keep an eye out for them.

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    I just love what that Canon 70-200/4 does to backgrounds (can I say Bokeh? rolleyes1.gif) It's going to take some practice holding the lens still. I'm trying to use aperture priority and keep the shutter speed as high as possible.
    "Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk." - Edward Weston
    "The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over."-Hunter S.Thompson
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    Stunt ClownStunt Clown Registered Users Posts: 58 Big grins
    edited February 9, 2004
    fish wrote:
    I'll need to use the 550EX flash next time. This is probably one area where IS would have helped.

    Aperture: f/4.0
    ISO: 400
    Focal Length: 200mm (guess: 2330mm in 35mm)
    Exposure Time: 0.005s (1/200)
    Fish , ya gotta cut back on the caffeine if the 1/200 is a big problem :D
    -Pete-

    A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
    Of course, so does falling down a flight of stairs.
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    fishfish Registered Users Posts: 2,950 Major grins
    edited February 9, 2004
    Fish , ya gotta cut back on the caffeine if the 1/200 is a big problem :D
    Ho ho ho. I gotta cut back on a lot of things.umph.gif

    1/200 with a long lens ain't that fast. Is it?
    "Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk." - Edward Weston
    "The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over."-Hunter S.Thompson
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    Stunt ClownStunt Clown Registered Users Posts: 58 Big grins
    edited February 9, 2004
    Welll... OK... I gotta admit since I'm shooting with IS on my long lenses .. I don't have that great a reference. I'll turn it off next time to see how the "other half lives".

    Just blowing smoke (figuratively speaking) .:D
    -Pete-

    A journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.
    Of course, so does falling down a flight of stairs.
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    fishfish Registered Users Posts: 2,950 Major grins
    edited February 9, 2004
    showoff. :thwak
    "Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk." - Edward Weston
    "The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over."-Hunter S.Thompson
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    GREAPERGREAPER Registered Users Posts: 3,113 Major grins
    edited February 9, 2004
    This I believe is a purple finch.

    Taken with a Nikon D100, sigma 170-500mm lens at f/8 1/200th sec, handheld.
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    wxwaxwxwax Registered Users Posts: 15,471 Major grins
    edited February 9, 2004
    fish wrote:
    I just love what that Canon 70-200/4 does to backgrounds (can I say Bokeh? rolleyes1.gif)


    nod.gifnod.gif That's almost impossible to do with my little G3, much to my annoyance.
    Sid.
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    fishfish Registered Users Posts: 2,950 Major grins
    edited February 9, 2004
    GREAPER wrote:
    This I believe is a purple finch.

    Taken with a Nikon D100, sigma 170-500mm lens at f/8 1/200th sec, handheld.
    Beautiful!
    "Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk." - Edward Weston
    "The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over."-Hunter S.Thompson
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    ian408ian408 Administrators Posts: 21,917 moderator
    edited February 10, 2004
    Anybody know what this one is?

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    Ian
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    fishfish Registered Users Posts: 2,950 Major grins
    edited February 10, 2004
    ian408 wrote:
    Anybody know what this one is?

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    Ian
    Probably a western bluebird. They're in this area, but we've not seen any in the yard yet.
    "Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk." - Edward Weston
    "The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over."-Hunter S.Thompson
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    fishfish Registered Users Posts: 2,950 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2004
    Morning finch...

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    "Consulting the rules of composition before taking a photograph, is like consulting the laws of gravity before going for a walk." - Edward Weston
    "The Edge... there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over."-Hunter S.Thompson
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    GREAPERGREAPER Registered Users Posts: 3,113 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2004
    VERY NICE.

    Great shot Fish. Not the same old pose either. Wish it were mine.
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    SteveOSteveO Registered Users Posts: 14 Big grins
    edited March 28, 2004
    Love the pose as well as the contrast of the crisp subject and the blurry background. Nice shot.

    Here's my first:

    Our very own Sweet Pea - she must think the lens is edible.
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    SteveOSteveO Registered Users Posts: 14 Big grins
    edited March 28, 2004
    And here's another. I may have posted this pic here before, but still a nice photo I think.
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    pathfinderpathfinder Super Moderators Posts: 14,698 moderator
    edited March 28, 2004
    Fish - You want birds.......... Welll pilgrim ............ok

    How about a hawk......

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    How about a road runner.....

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    How about another hawk - I like carnivorous birds......lickout.gif


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    ruttrutt Registered Users Posts: 6,511 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2004
    pathfinder wrote:
    Fish - You want birds.......... Welll pilgrim ............ok

    How about a hawk......

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    How about a road runner.....

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    Great bird shots. They say March. Did you really just take them or are they all time bests?
    If not now, when?
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    lynnmalynnma Registered Users, Retired Mod Posts: 5,208 Major grins
    edited March 28, 2004
    GREAPER wrote:
    This I believe is a purple finch.

    Taken with a Nikon D100, sigma 170-500mm lens at f/8 1/200th sec, handheld.
    Oh greaper.. how lovely.. really lovely... wonderful shot...:)
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    pathfinderpathfinder Super Moderators Posts: 14,698 moderator
    edited March 28, 2004
    rutt wrote:
    Great bird shots. They say March. Did you really just take them or are they all time bests?
    They were shot in Bosque del Apache in New Mexico the second week in March 2004. They are also probably the some of the better shots of birds for me ( the second hawk frame I just converted from RAW this evening) I have better images of geese in flight but they will have to wait for now.

    I have tried to get pictures of birds over the years with 35mm cameras - but with poor succcess. Too short of lenses and too much grain in film.

    The 10D with its low noise and 1.6 mag factor is a great help. Also I bit the bullet and bought real IS glass for shooting birds for this trip 400mm DO and a 1.4 teleconvertor and a first rate tripod and ball head. The hawk shots were done from tripod - the road runner was hand held. The 10D just does an outstanding job. And good glass really helps.

    Like Fish said - this digital photography can become an addiction. I held off for along time being willing to spend the money for L glass telephotos with IS, but there really is little else that will deliver like they will. Good tools always seem expensive when you buy them, but years later they will still work and you have forgotten the pain of paying for them. Laughing.gif Thanks for your kind words...
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    pathfinderpathfinder Super Moderators Posts: 14,698 moderator
    edited March 28, 2004
    GREAPER wrote:
    This I believe is a purple finch.

    Taken with a Nikon D100, sigma 170-500mm lens at f/8 1/200th sec, handheld.
    How in the world do you get such nice sharp images at 1/8th of a second handheld. You must be the most stable fellow around. You might have been a great sniper!Laughing.gif Lovely image - good shots of birds can be easy sometimes, but are usually more challenging than you would think. I just don't know how you can do it hand held like that. Great work.
    Pathfinder - www.pathfinder.smugmug.com

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