davidpnc

davidpnc

Lives in United States Harrisburg, NC, United States
Works as a Retired
Joined on Jun 12, 2011
About me:

Retired guy. Amateur photographer.

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  • Submitted a challenge entry 2 For Dinner
    Blue Cypress Lake in Florida has about 300 nesting pairs of Osprey in season. You really can't find a more target-rich environment for getting great shots of these birds.
    Placed 6th in the challenge. Blue Cypress Lake in Florida has about 300 nesting pairs of Osprey in season. You really can't find a more target-rich environment for getting great shots of these birds.
  • Yes. Cropped from 50MP to 10MP. Also, I was using a 60mm lens with the 1.4 teleconverter. So yes, this action was happening I'd guess about 75 yards from me, maybe 100?

  • Submitted a challenge entry Immature Bald Eagle
    I think immature bald eagles are way more interesting looking than adults. Shot with the 600 + 1.4 teleconverter.
    Placed 17th in the challenge. I think immature bald eagles are way more interesting looking than adults. Shot with the 600 + 1.4 teleconverter.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Talons Locked
    These two eagles were battling for fish on the coast of Washington in May of 2022. I was using the 1.4x tele adapter for the 840mm focal length.
    Placed 1st in the challenge. These two eagles were battling for fish on the coast of Washington in May of 2022. I was using the 1.4x tele adapter for the 840mm focal length.
  • Added 1 photo to their gallery
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  • Submitted a challenge entry Owl Flees in Flight
    I was so focused on the owl I did not even notice the blackbird (grackle?) chasing him till the image was in Lightroom. This is straight out of the camera with zero adjustments. Just a JPG straight from Lightroom.
    Placed 2nd in the challenge. I was so focused on the owl I did not even notice the blackbird (grackle?) chasing him till the image was in Lightroom. This is straight out of the camera with zero adjustments. Just a JPG straight from Lightroom.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Osprey with Nesting Material
    It's nesting time at Lochloosa Lake.
    Placed 5th in the challenge. It's nesting time at Lochloosa Lake.
  • I guess what I meant to say is that great gear doesn't make up for poor composition or a lackluster subject. It's easy to take mediocre photos with great gear. I do it all the time.

  • I'm not sure I agree that it's the gear, and I took the shot. I'll take thousands more that are mediocre.

    Being in the right place? Not gear. Composition? Not gear. I've shot tens of thousands of...

  • Thanks for all the comments. I was lucky to be in the right place at the right time. This was my 600mm F/4's maiden voyage. I've shot a lot with it since then and it really is tack sharp unless I...

  • Submitted a challenge entry Reddish Egret Dance
    I think this is a mating ritual.
    Placed 1st in the challenge. I think this is a mating ritual.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Barred Owl Prom Photo
    These Barred Owls cooperated for this shot nicely.
    Placed 6th in the challenge. These Barred Owls cooperated for this shot nicely.
  • Submitted a challenge entry Angry Bluebird
    It's been raining a lot here. This guy is fed up with it.
    Placed 9th in the challenge. It's been raining a lot here. This guy is fed up with it.
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