AbeakerZ

Lives in United States AZ, United States
Joined on Sep 18, 2005

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  • Replied in Acocets
    Taken in March, took me a while to get through them all. I finally had some come up close so I could get good feather detail. The D500 really increased my BIF hit rates I got a bunch of ...
  • I always approach it from the perspective that the worst thing that can happen is I get a good walk.
  • Not beauty in the traditional sense but certainly well designed. No feathers on the head, a good thing when you spend a lot of time with it buried in old carcasses. High concentration of uric acid ...
  • I'm in the east valley so I shoot here a lot. It's already getting warm by then and many of the larger migratory birds like the egrets and GBH's have already headed north but there's still some ...
  • Replied in Thanks
    Thanks guys. I love the Costas too but in my yard I have a male Annas that has declared it his territory so that's all I see there. At my office there is an Annas nest with two babies. I'll try and ...
  • Taken last month at the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix.
  • A little late to the party this week. These were taken back on the 4th, just finished playing with them on Saturday. A green heron. Pretty significant crops. It's amazing just how much neck they ...
  • He's always up high hunting. I never see him dive I caught him once with a fish but it was so far away it was a worthless photo. Sometimes the hunting shots are good too. Someday I'll get him with ...
  • Got a call from the cops today. They wanted to ask me some questions about what I saw and the photos I took of them. It seems one of the young ones was wearing a shirt with a company name and ...
  • Thanks Ken. It seems that when I grew tired of waiting and taking more photos of him buried in the branches I wandered off to other parts of the preserve. I learned when I came back that he had ...
  • Thanks Milt. Based on what I saw at Whatbird that is what I thought too.
  • This one is an unusual sight for us. People told me it is a least bittern but it does not have the black cap. Perhaps it is a juvenile. People said the American bittern is a much larger bird. This ...
  • Dang it, posted in the wrong thread. Hopefully copy and paste will work. As a water conservation person I am enjoying the rain we are having. I just wish it would happen when I'm working and not on ...
  • As a water conservation person I am enjoying the rain we are having. I just wish it would happen when I'm working and not on the weekends. These were shot on the 5th. A coot. A male Kestrel posed ...
  • Replied in Thanks all
    It looks like the APO 1.4 will do what I need for the 70-200 and the Nikon 200-500.
  • Replied in Thanks everyone
    It sounds like the Sigma 1.4 will do what I need for the 70-200 and on my Nikon 200-500.
  • Created question thread TC for Sigma lens on Nikon Body
    I have a Nikon D500 and a Sigma 70-200 2.8 DG OS lens. I'd like to add a 1.4 TC to it. Of course Sigma says to use their 1.4 EX DG APO  converter to maintain all controls. I also have Nikon lenses ...
  • Thanks all. Ken, 1/25th is hard for a short lens except the miracle shot. The Bigma was always  a bit "chattery" on my E-30, worse on the 510 where there was too much contrast areas i.e. pintails. ...
  • These were taken the day after Christmas when I met Ken and his wife there. He had his new Mk II and the 300 F4. What a remarkably small camera. I may have to rent one and see if it does OK with ...
  • Took this week off to play with my new gear. It's cloudy and rainy out until at least Wednesday, go figure. I found this older directory that I hadn't processed. Good thing I went poking around, ...
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