NikonNature

Lives in United States Coatesville, PA, United States
Joined on Aug 23, 2013
About me:

Nature lover since childhood. Avid birder since 2002. Photo Enthusiast since 2008.

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  • Good to know. Hands on use beats reading specs any day. I wondered about the manual focus, but hadn't considered the challenges of live view indoors. How is the distortion? I would image door ...
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    This could very well be true. Keep in mind I shoot birds in flight, so a DSLR, big lens, and fast frame rate are necessities for me. Shooting dogs, which are bigger and closer, will not challenge ...
  • Your 6D is a full frame sensor, so you will get the full benefit of either wide-angle lens. The Rokinon has an angle of view of 115 degrees. The Tokina at 16mm would be 107 degrees. I think either ...
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    The kind of photography you described is basically 'action' photography. That usually requires a very capable auto-focus system and a decent burst mode in the neighborhood of 5-6 frames per ...
  • Well done. It's a beautiful scene and one of my favorite places. The quiet waters of the beaver pond make for great reflections and you framed in a way that really takes advantage of that. The ...
  • There is definitely a learning curve to post processing, but don't let that deter you. The great thing about digital photography is that you can make your edits while still preserving the ...
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    I had a Manfrotto tripod and head that served me well until I foolishly left it sitting behind the car and drove away. :-x I now have an Induro model that I really like with a Really Right Stuff ...
  • Sounds like you have a decent tripod then. Adding a heavier one just for this trip is a tough pill to swallow. Perhaps renting like someone else said, or just getting creative in adding weight ...
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    Amazon can be a great resource, but they sell everything so there is no easy mechanism for shopping or comparing photography gear. Instead, I highly recommend B&H (or Adorama). They have a wide ...
  • I would first consider your needs beyond this one trip. If you do a lot of landscape photography and like long exposures, then a good tripod is a must. Spending more on a quality tripod will be ...
  • Thanks for the explanation, as I now understand your thinking. I'm in IT too, so I get your analogy very well. But as others mentioned I think cameras do not really fit the 'upgrade cycle' model ...
  • Fantastic images! The ability to get close and have that low angle with unobstructed views is unbeatable. Great stuff.
  • I hope you don't mind an honest opinion... You describe yourself as an amateur, which tells me you are fairly new to photography. One pitfall that many people fall into is letting their interest in ...
  • Bird photography - especially birds in flight - is definitely one of the more challenge types of photography. Track them and getting sharp images is tough, and there often more misses than hits. ...
  • Congrats on the new camera. Taking pictures for fun is a great way to enjoy photography. You can shoot anything you want and let your creative eye develop naturally. Then when you have questions ...
  • Overall I’d say you are on the right track. Some of these have real potential while some seem to be clear misses. Of course personal taste comes into play too, so take my comments with a grain of ...
  • My first impression was that they were a little too dark, but somehow it really works here. The unique angle combined with some great shadow detail has a very dramatic affect. Well done.
  • Cute little guy and great series of images. They capture his inquisitive nature.
  • Thanks for the explanation. Yeah I can see that focus stacking is out of the question :-) Looks like you have a lot of cooperative subjects to work with. We have only one species in the east, so I ...
  • Fantastic images! I'm curious about the f/18 aperture. Is that to increase your odds of getting sharp images, or is there another reason?
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