Dividing my time in between the D200 & the D300......

Started Dec 20, 2007 | Discussions thread
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LilKnytt Veteran Member • Posts: 7,213
Dividing my time in between the D200 & the D300......

Not easy, but I try to not be biased. A good mother is not - - she loves her babies equally.....

Anyhow, about a week ago I had a meltdown & today I had a bad headache day, but a bit of a fun photography day... They're nothing tremendous, but I've been trying to shoot some of the little birds in our backyard for weeks. Finally I broke down & set up my make sift blind in the kitchen door. I hung my camouflage material in the doorway. I cut a slit in it for the lens to peekaboo though. Set the old D200 on my tripod, with my cheap Tamron SP AF Di LD (IF) 200-500mm f/5-6.3 & last but not least - - refilled the feeder & waited....

Some of what I got is in this gallery


I would appreciate some feedback on them. I'm playing in Capture NX & may be doing so a tad too much - - so some thoughts & recommendations would be most appreciated. Also, I'm not 100% sure of the first bird's species so if anyone can help me identify the little guy, I'd be most appreciative.

My verdict is still out on this Tamron lens. Sometimes it feels soft, other times not. Sometimes High Pass seems so appropriate, other times not. Some shots cropped up to 50% & it was really horrid dark light due to rains...

To wet your appetite....


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The beginning of a gallery, showing my progression with help from caring friends especially on DPR, can be visited by friends & family at


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