D300s Snowy Owls This Past Weekend

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Jim Fenton
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D300s Snowy Owls This Past Weekend
4 months ago

The D7100 focus was off quite a bit so I sent it in and took the D300s out of the bag last weekend for some snowy owl work....

Cloudy conditions both days....

At dawn or what there was of it.....

In the high dunes....

In the low dunes along the beach.....

Lifting it's head after preening its breast feathers....

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In reply to Jim Fenton, 4 months ago

Nice images. Let us know how the fixed D7100 is for AF and tracking. Suprised if it is worse then D300s after 5 years of advances in computing power. Maybe it is a weaker drive?

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Nice shots Jim, thank you for sharing.

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In reply to Jim Fenton, 4 months ago

Very nice Jim - great colour and contrast. We have snowies but no snow on the ground right now and no nice perches.

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LOVE the first frame. The almost monochromatic contrast really works for me.
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sweet shots, Jim
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As usual, very nice stuff. Thanks for posting them.

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In reply to Jim Fenton, 4 months ago

Beautiful bird well captured. The first picture looks really dramatic with the lead grey sky. Have yet to see one of these beauties.

Thanks for posting.

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Great set of pictures, thanks for sharing.

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Superb and sharp beauties !

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In reply to Jim Fenton, 4 months ago

Very sweet images, Jim.  Good to see you posting here again (maybe I missed some earlier posts by you?).  I think someone else has asked this question but I think many of us are waiting to hear your comments on the D7100 for birds, especially BIF, vs the venerable D300/300s that you used to take these images.  Buffer size seems to be restrictive on the D7100 vs the D300 but others are saying with a fast card, the D7100 clears the buffer quite quickly.  Also, I have grown accustomed to using the back AF button on my D300 and frankly prefer using it to the shutter button.  I don't believe that the D7100 has that back AF button.  Finally, the D300 had many key controls on the top of the camera body, not buried in menus as many of the newer bodies have.  So, please give us your real world take on these two cameras.  I have been waiting for a D400 but is it disguised as a D7100?

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Excellent images, lovely delicate stuff, thanks for sharing.

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Very nice Jim. Exposures are spot on and the snowy owls are a pleasure to look at

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Superb!
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Just terrific!

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Great shots, Jim
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Great shots, Jim! It is a pity we do not have such beautiful birds here in Brazil...

Although a few days ago I got -15oC in Iowa and did not like the experience, a few times I miss that freezer... a very few times...

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In reply to Jim Fenton, 4 months ago

Beautiful photos, Jim. Well done, and proof that equipment isn't the deciding factor. F8 & be there is far more important.

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In reply to Jim Fenton, 4 months ago

Nice, Jim!  I especially like the first, the tones are beautiful.

I've read that snowies are a bit more abundant this year but they seem to be going to the coats (lucky you!) and avoiding interior areas like where I am, near Albany.  (Not that I'd have as good results as you even if there was one in my front yard <g>)

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Beauties Jim!

The 2nd image is my pic love the background its perfect!

Merry Christmas!

Ray

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In reply to Humanoid, 4 months ago

Beautiful work as usual Jim.

Long time no hear from. Miss seeing you as well.

I Hope you had a Happy Christmas.

May you and the family have a Happy and peaceful New Year.

Best Always,

Gale

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In reply to Jim Fenton, 4 months ago

Great series. Nice clear views and pleasing perches and settings. Saw one on Tuesday, but the distance and light were too much to overcome. I'll be trying again this weekend, so hopefully I can get some good shots.

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