Large D3 Heron photo..........

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rlopes Contributing Member • Posts: 891
Re: Large D3 Heron photo..........

Very, very nice capture! Thanks for sharing!...

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antonoat OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,664
FrankG.........

Hi Frank,

first off that is probably the most enthusiastic response I have ever recieved for any photo I have ever posted here, for that I thank you.

I never claim my photos are better than anyone else's but I do think a photo is worth a thousand words and sometimes it is the best way to illustrate a point, my point here was I am well pleased with how well the tc14e works with the the d3 and 200-400afs.vr.

The photo is a crop, but the bird was very close and I actually have a series of three photos as it came into land!

Regents park in London is the best place I have found in twenty five years to get close to these normally timid birds.
At this time of year the action is virtually non stop !
I have included a small original image here to indicate the size of crop.

I have printed off an a4 version of the photo you commented on and the detail is quite stunning, I am sure it will easily go to A3 !
here are the settings for that photo.
D3 +200-400afs.vr +tc14E, 1/2500s @f7.1, Dynamic focus (51 points) VR on.
All the best
tony
http://www.pbase.com/wildoat

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Kevin F Pyle Senior Member • Posts: 1,581
Re: Large D3 Heron photo..........

Wow Tony, thats damn impressive, great work!
Kevin
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malcolmgb Forum Member • Posts: 85
Beautiful Shot!

What a beautiful shot! Thanks for showing it. Do you always get such good results when hand-holding that combo?
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KRW01 Regular Member • Posts: 323
Re: Large D3 Heron photo..........

The best shot I've seen you post Tony. Glad your skills are capable of bringing out the best in your new equipment. Keep it up!
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NeilJones
NeilJones Veteran Member • Posts: 5,403
Stunning work my friend! (nt)
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'Photography is catching a moment in time, and keeping it forever'

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antonoat OP Veteran Member • Posts: 3,664
malcolmgb..........

Hi and thanks for your comment.

I wish my results were always like this, I think being in the right place at the right time and having a reasonable command of your equipment helps !

On the day I took roughly 500 photos, I have about fifteen similar to the one posted here.

Many of the others I took I am well pleased with but on that occasion I wanted a full frame flight shot, so to get 15 with perfect focus and good composition from about forty of that subject is I suppose a pretty good result.

The 200-400 is a great lens and coupled with the zoom feature gives much better chance of getting a suitable composition, even with the bird flying toward you it is quite easy to zoom in or out as necessary.

With a subject of that size even with the Tc attached really fast AF is guaranteed.
cheers
tony
http://www.pbase.com/wildoat

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paul weston Forum Member • Posts: 59
Re: Large D3 Heron photo..........

Beautiful shot!! Iam half way there,got the lense but cant afford the D3.

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lanef Forum Pro • Posts: 10,317
Re: Large D3 Heron photo..........

Stunning shot, stunning details.

antonoat wrote:

taken hand held with 200-400afs.vr + tc14e, ISO 1000.

http://www.pbase.com/wildoat

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