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rankamateur wrote:
This looks like something Reagan would do doesn't it Curtis! Calling this picture "of a couple"
Real nice image though!


I was going to say it was a "grab" shot.....



Nov 18, 2012 at 06:55 PM
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Thank you Leighton and Samy.
Samy, I used mostly an AF telephoto, my old and trusty 400mm f/2.8 AF-I with a TC17E. I needed maximum focusing speed to gather in focus prey the female was delivering to nestlings. But I have some shots with the 600mm f/5.6 I hope to share next days.



Nov 18, 2012 at 07:00 PM
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Back at home and with a sunny afternoon, I was taking some pictures of the pine in front (and below) of my balcony, 25m away, experimenting once more the 800 + TC20EIII:


Pine tip with a 1600mm f/11 telephoto by labecoaves, on Flickr
This was taken 25m away with D7000 + TC20EIII + Nikkor 800mm f/5.6 ais EDIF (=1600mm f/11) + tripod.
ISO 320, f/16 (8) at 1/125s.


~100% crop of the above image:


Pine tip with a 1600mm telephoto - 100% crop by labecoaves, on Flickr

Same setup of the first shot, but a ~100% crop showing 2 bees (I suppose stingless meliponine).
Even with the TC20EIII I think this lens is really sharp, considering maximum care with long lens technique.



Nov 18, 2012 at 07:07 PM
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Jose, 1600mm, wow. Keeping that setup stable would be a feat by itself. And that was at 1/125 sec!

BTW, Monty, talking about telephotos - there's a 800 5.6 AIS languishing on KEH Some pages back you asked about the colors on that geese shot, no they weren't that natural, I used the "shady" white balance in AfterShot Pro and that brings out warmer colors.

Ian, those b&w landscapes are very pleasant to look at, don't hesitate to post more!

Larry, I plead the fifth




Nov 18, 2012 at 07:49 PM
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LarryM wrote:
I've been lurking for a long time but now feel a need to join the list.

I've been shooting Nikon since the mid 60's but unfortunately most of my old equipment was replaced long ago. I still have a few 'F' bodies that I use for paperweights.

Since looking that this thread I'm remembering how great some of the older manual lenses were, and now that I have a decent camera body that allows manual focusing, I'm back in the game.

Today I met one of your regulars, Alan (huddy), his wife and super cute son, and bought one of his lenses. Turns
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Great image! Great color!





Nov 18, 2012 at 07:55 PM
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rattymouse wrote:
^ that photograph is EPIC. Absolutely amazing work.



I agree with our new friend from Shanghai, this is a great shot Chuong. In fact, I enjoyed the whole set. First rate work!



Nov 18, 2012 at 07:56 PM
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You'd better watch out Larry... a few of our friends have earned a reputation with photos like that... I hope she wasn't just returning from church... And those aren't cowboy boots... get with it, you're in Texas...


Nov 18, 2012 at 07:58 PM
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I'm loving the desolate shots you're posting Ian. I spent a month touring Great Britain and Scotland and very much enjoyed the splendor of the Highlands. Your black and white images evoke some lovely memories for me. The only sadness I have is that during that period of my life I had yet to discover the joys of single malt Scotch whisky, and so I didn't stop at any of the small distilleries that I passed to sample their wares. Now that would be an enjoyable holiday... camera in hand, of course. Keep em coming...


Nov 18, 2012 at 08:01 PM
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I always love when you play on your balcony Jose. These shots are AMAZING. Your long lens technique is brilliant. But my calculation is 800x2x1.5 would put the focal length at 2400mm. Am I missing something here?

I appreciate that photography is an integral part of your work as an ornithologist. What makes your presence on the thread such a treat is that you demonstrate over and over again, how special these manual focus lenses are and do it in a way most of us can't, either because we don't have specialized gear, or don't have the opportunities you have to do this kind of work. We are blessed to have quite a few very skilled photographers on this thread who inform and inspire us all. And we're coming up on the second anniversary of your arrival on this thread Jose. What delight!



Nov 18, 2012 at 08:08 PM
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montym wrote:
Rocky in stealth mode....


Wonderful shot Monty... and I'm glad you didn't convert it. This one belongs in a picture frame... Glad you're having fun with the 85! I expect to be using it today when I take some family photos for a friend. It is a great lens!



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Thanks to those who commented on my bridge photos, especially the black and white taken with the 300. You've got to love the compression these long lenses create. San Quentin is over a mile away. This is a remarkable lens for the price. Are you listening Monty?


Nov 18, 2012 at 08:14 PM
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kwoodard wrote:
Had a break in the weather with about 4 minutes of sunlight... Took these using the ole reverse macro trick with the Series E 50mm

All taken handheld, fully manual at f/16

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8477/8193739891_88d680dd94_b.jpg
Spider skin by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr

Droplets are about 2mm in diameter...

http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8478/8194834014_7f93c9cf09_b.jpg
Droplet lemmings by Kevin.Woodard, on Flickr


I didn't miss these gorgeous photos, though I also didn't comment at the time. I love close work like this. Remarkable how a humble lens used well can perform so beautifully. This is great work! Love it.



Nov 18, 2012 at 08:16 PM
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raboof wrote:
A little event today, Balluminaria. My first time going to this event in town.

http://dl.dropbox.com/u/22102440/FRED/DSC_4565.jpg


Absolutely fantastic shot. First rate and deserves publication elsewhere than in our little corner of the internet.

- John



Nov 18, 2012 at 08:19 PM
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saph wrote:
BTW, Monty, talking about telephotos - there's a 800 5.6 AIS languishing on KEH



Ha Ha Ha. It's affordable too

Seriously, I don't know what I would with a long lens. I have a 180mm that I seldom use...





Nov 18, 2012 at 08:46 PM
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A 100 percent crop of our local Blur Heron that lives down by the creek. Shot with the 105 f2.5.

You can see how they got their name.

My wife snuck up on from behind so he would fly, but I blew all of those images.






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Nov 18, 2012 at 09:02 PM
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rankamateur wrote:
This looks like something Reagan would do doesn't it Curtis! Calling this picture "of a couple"
Real nice image though!


I would have cropped him out completely

Great work Chuong. The D700 can still keep up with the D600

Reagan



Nov 18, 2012 at 09:21 PM
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asiostygius wrote:
Back at home and with a sunny afternoon, I was taking some pictures of the pine in front (and below) of my balcony, 25m away, experimenting once more the 800 + TC20EIII:

Same setup of the first shot, but a ~100% crop showing 2 bees (I suppose stingless meliponine).
Even with the TC20EIII I think this lens is really sharp, considering maximum care with long lens technique.


Beautiful shot Jose, this one just jumps of my monitor.

Bert



Nov 18, 2012 at 09:31 PM
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Oosty wrote:
Vinnie is tops!


Thx Peter,

He sure is.

Bert



Nov 18, 2012 at 09:34 PM
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A couple more from the dreary weekend.

First one is taken from inside with the 200mm F4 Ai looking trough my front window.

The second with the 50mm f 1.8 Ai-s

Bert




Rainy Day






Candles




Nov 18, 2012 at 09:37 PM
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adh67 wrote:
A couple more from the dreary weekend.

First one is taken from inside with the 200mm F4 Ai looking trough my front window.

The second with the 50mm f 1.8 Ai-s

Bert







Really like this one Bert. Sorry, but I LOVE rainy Sundays.



Nov 18, 2012 at 09:40 PM
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