nzmacro

nzmacro

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Has a website at www.birdsinaction.com
Joined on Oct 17, 2000

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On Readers' Showcase: Nature and Wildlife article (29 comments in total)
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paps01: They certainly are extraordinary. I'd like to know what each was taken with and the settings were. I have a D7000 that would never take a photo like that and I wonder if I spend $4,000 on a d810 it would either?

Most cameras are capable, that's not an issue. A lot of it comes down to the lenses and who is pushing the button.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 26, 2014 at 07:18 UTC
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)
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Boss of Sony: Canon SX50 HS has a 1200mm lens, and only costs about $500. It also has better image quality than this £99,000 one, and is much lighter.

LOL, I'm sure it is.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 12:40 UTC
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)
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phoenix15: it looks like the big brother of Pentax 560mm F/5.6

More like the farther of a baby :-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 16, 2014 at 12:38 UTC
On Rare Canon EF 1200mm f/5.6L USM goes on sale in UK article (218 comments in total)
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Tom47: You can get the Pentax A version for a lot less:

http://www.cambridgeworld.com/detail.php?item_id=11237

at F/8, the Canon is F/5.6. Believe it or not, that is a major difference !! ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Aug 15, 2014 at 21:27 UTC
On Readers' Showcase: Nature and Wildlife article (29 comments in total)
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paps01: They certainly are extraordinary. I'd like to know what each was taken with and the settings were. I have a D7000 that would never take a photo like that and I wonder if I spend $4,000 on a d810 it would either?

Not sure on the rest. However #2 is a "Sacred Kingfisher" taken with a Sony NEX-7 and a manual focus Canon FD 500 F4.5L. The NEX-7 was picked to suit the lenses, so the body was picked carefully. The D7000 with the new Tamron 150-600 does come to mind in your situation. Personally I like cropped sensors for the distances used here.

All the best.

Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 9, 2014 at 00:08 UTC
On Nikon D610 Review preview (332 comments in total)
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waxwaine: With all Light Leaks affairs undercover recently, I presume DPR tested D610 on this issue

Yes, apparently some Canon and Nikon's are the same

http://www.imaging-resource.com/news/2014/03/07/do-concerns-about-sony-a7-light-leaks-hold-water

Interesting results !!

Direct link | Posted on Mar 14, 2014 at 08:39 UTC
On Sony Alpha 7R Review preview (805 comments in total)
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Galbertson: One other question...i have great nikkor glass gor 70's. Can they adapt to a7r? Is old manual lenses be good glass on digital ff camera. Do only late lenses specific to digital bodies be best for image quality.?

Yes you can very easily with an adaptor. A major plus with most mirrorless cameras. MF of course and no stabilisation. I only use Canon FD lenses on E mount, so Nikon is also very easy to adapt to E mount. The oldest I use is a 1969 Canon FL-F 500 F5.6 fluorite. Works well on NEX and will do on the A7r as well.

Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Mar 5, 2014 at 09:00 UTC
On Breaching Humbpack in the Alaska: Wildlife challenge (2 comments in total)

Totally in awe of this shot !!. The beauty in this is outstanding and in my book, #1. Congrats and a SUPERB shot. Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 20, 2013 at 08:52 UTC as 1st comment
On Rufous Hummingbird Male in the My best picture this week challenge (20 comments in total)

You really are darn good at these. Another superb shot in my book. All the best and a gorgeous Hummer !!. Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Dec 14, 2013 at 05:40 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On Mont Ste. Michel in the Rock Pillars challenge (9 comments in total)

Just love this perspective !!. Congrats and it makes me feel small. Excellent shooting IMO.

Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 29, 2013 at 08:37 UTC as 7th comment
On Ruby Throated in the !!!BOKEH PHOTOGRAPHY!!! challenge (15 comments in total)

The lighting and colours are wonderful. Again, excellent shot. Very well deserved. Taking some brilliant hummer shots.

Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 25, 2013 at 03:58 UTC as 5th comment | 1 reply
On The Long Jetty in the Human portrait at Sunset III challenge (5 comments in total)

Great shot Chris and congrats. Great light, comp and leading lines. Excellent.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 8, 2013 at 03:10 UTC as 1st comment
On Topography of wood decay in the Beautiful Textures challenge (7 comments in total)

Well you have one heck of an eye for a shot. Superb result and very clever seeing ;-)

All the best and what a fantastic result !!

Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Oct 16, 2013 at 07:33 UTC as 3rd comment
On Tribute in Light, 2013 in the My best picture this week challenge (22 comments in total)

I'm in awe mate, Just SUPERB !! Big congrats on this shot.

Direct link | Posted on Sep 28, 2013 at 06:37 UTC as 14th comment
On Puffin cleared to land in the Depth of field. challenge (13 comments in total)

Oh how I wish this was mine :-) Just fantastic. Top shot and love the head on perspective, it ticks all the boxes this shot.

Congrats and superb work and shot !!

Direct link | Posted on Sep 19, 2013 at 10:38 UTC as 4th comment

Going on shooting for nearly 45 years and when you think you have seen most things ............. naaa you haven't, LOL.

I would say get a grip, but it doesn't need any more, my goodness.

Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 11, 2013 at 23:28 UTC as 55th comment | 1 reply
On New image viewing options for forums article (162 comments in total)
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Hank3152: Bugs worked out yet? On multiple displays the left/right arrows blink and are hesitant to advance to the next pic.

Thanks Richard. Its not that big a deal mate. Double clicking works on those arrows anyway. Must say, darn nice job !!. Very impressed with it after all these years.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 7, 2013 at 11:35 UTC
On New image viewing options for forums article (162 comments in total)
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Hank3152: Bugs worked out yet? On multiple displays the left/right arrows blink and are hesitant to advance to the next pic.

Does that in IE8 here as well. Looks good and nice layout. Just those arrows don't seem to want to click. They work with a double click though, still flash on and off.

Direct link | Posted on Jan 5, 2013 at 23:25 UTC
On Red Shouldered Hawk 44 in the Canon EF 70-200 challenge (6 comments in total)

Oh my goodness. Top shot and darn good work on this. Beautiful and IMO, don't crop the RH side. I love the comp as is. Wonderful sharp details, I wish this was mine.

All the best, EXCELLENT !!

Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Nov 18, 2012 at 23:06 UTC as 3rd comment
On The Composite Eyes in the Eyes challenge (13 comments in total)

Top shot and not only an excellent shot, but excellent work from who is behind it. Congrats :-)

Direct link | Posted on Oct 24, 2012 at 10:42 UTC as 2nd comment
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