Birding with 70-200+1.7tc

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Birding with 70-200+1.7tc
5 months ago

Friends,

We recently took a trip to Nova Scotia and included a puffin-watching boat trip on Cape Breton Island.  Below are some of the images I shot.  They were shot with a D5100+70-200 f4+1.7tc. Obviously, many of the posters here are gear heads (me included) and many people people sniff that images are "soft" with the 1.7tc. I shot these images with an entry level camera from a moving boat. The eagles were close so I had to zoom out as much as I could but the puffins were a long way away and the images are heavily cropped. I think they came out OK. The lesson for me was that, handled well, even "amateur" equipment and a tc on a zoom can produce decent results.

Steve

Eagle coming in for a meal

Eagle with his meal

Puffin taking off

Puffin

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Nikon D5100 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 16-85mm f/3.5-5.6G ED VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 200-400mm f/4G ED-IF VR Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/4G ED VR
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