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Feb 10, 2019 15:22:04   #
danniel (a regular here)
 
a little of this and that.


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Feb 10, 2019 15:26:52   #
RichardTaylor (a regular here)
 
Good set.

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Feb 10, 2019 15:45:27   #
PixelStan77 (a regular here)
 
danniel wrote:
a little of this and that.
Great variety Danniel captured in a good fashion

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Feb 10, 2019 18:04:15   #
EyeShootWideOpen
 
Danniel, great collection of wildlife images.

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Feb 10, 2019 23:16:09   #
UTMike (a regular here)
 
Very nice set!

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Feb 10, 2019 23:39:18   #
kpmac (a regular here)
 
Outstanding set. The 1st Anhinga against the blue sky is striking.

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Feb 10, 2019 23:42:06   #
danniel (a regular here)
 
kpmac wrote:
Outstanding set. The 1st Anhinga against the blue sky is striking.


Yea, we males know how to put on the ritz :)

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Feb 11, 2019 10:06:25   #
AzPicLady (a regular here)
 
These are all beautifully sharp and clear with lovely backgrounds.

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Feb 11, 2019 10:49:28   #
photophile (a regular here)
 
danniel wrote:
a little of this and that.


Attractive series.

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Feb 11, 2019 11:03:47   #
Earnest Botello (a regular here)
 
Very good series Danniel.

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Feb 11, 2019 16:28:40   #
Blair Shaw Jr (a regular here)
 
You have a great eye and a very, very good lens to go with it. Love them all.

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Feb 11, 2019 18:35:57   #
Swamp-Cork
 
A very beautiful series, Danniel!

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Feb 11, 2019 18:45:13   #
danniel (a regular here)
 
Earnest Botello wrote:
Very good series Danniel.


Thanks very much to You and to everyone:).
I do my best to see the scene in the viewfinder, as a director would a movie scene.
And that lens never lets me down. It has been rated as one of the sharpest 300's on the market, but I have a friend with an old Nikon non IS version just as sharp if not sharper.
To have one like this one but as an F2.8 is my dream, but then so is the money it would cost.
I have found the light from sunrise to 9am to be the best, often times just an hour after sunrise.
I need to start shooting more at F4.5 rather than stay in the safety zone of 5.6-6.3, as it affords a softer background
but more than that I need to get back to being stealthy and getting closer, something that's hard to do when your full of meds keeping you from falling over in the first place lol.
More than a few times I have tried to crouch down, within a group of shooters preparing to capture a nice Green Heron, only to end up falling, scaring the heron, and creating tension between the other shooters and myself. So I do try to stay away from the crowd now lol and they are thankful :)
I might have a chance to meet a fellow UHH member this week at the Rookery if they can make it.
If not, there's always another time :)

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Feb 11, 2019 20:31:20   #
Earnest Botello (a regular here)
 
Thank you Danniel, I do not use long lenses anymore because of bad balance and shaky hands. My longest lens right now is a 24-120 mm Nikkor lens with VR and I love it. I hope you and that UHH member hook
up and have a great time.
Earnest

danniel wrote:
Thanks very much to You and to everyone:).
I do my best to see the scene in the viewfinder, as a director would a movie scene.
And that lens never lets me down. It has been rated as one of the sharpest 300's on the market, but I have a friend with an old Nikon non IS version just as sharp if not sharper.
To have one like this one but as an F2.8 is my dream, but then so is the money it would cost.
I have found the light from sunrise to 9am to be the best, often times just an hour after sunrise.
I need to start shooting more at F4.5 rather than stay in the safety zone of 5.6-6.3, as it affords a softer background
but more than that I need to get back to being stealthy and getting closer, something that's hard to do when your full of meds keeping you from falling over in the first place lol.
More than a few times I have tried to crouch down, within a group of shooters preparing to capture a nice Green Heron, only to end up falling, scaring the heron, and creating tension between the other shooters and myself. So I do try to stay away from the crowd now lol and they are thankful :)
I might have a chance to meet a fellow UHH member this week at the Rookery if they can make it.
If not, there's always another time :)
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Feb 11, 2019 21:02:30   #
danniel (a regular here)
 
Earnest Botello wrote:
Thank you Danniel, I do not use long lenses anymore because of bad balance and shaky hands. My longest lens right now is a 24-120 mm Nikkor lens with VR and I love it. I hope you and that UHH member hook
up and have a great time.
Earnest


A dear friend of mine, in his 70's has also this problem, I suggested a Gimble mount, something I will use if I do get to a point that it's a problem for me.
My tripod sits in my room as a coat hanger of sorts most of the time. I take it out for Blood Moons and meteor showers :)
Nikor lenses are damn fast. Friend shoots Nikon and his can focus instantly from close to far in a second, where as mine is a slow motor and takes several seconds.
Granted though, when he picks up my rig compared with his 800e and 400mm he is shocked at how much more mine weighs in at. His is so much lighter. I guess there's that advantage in polycorbonate bodies, in that it could help you be more steady.
But, even though I dream of better lenses, faster motors, and an AF that actually works, I find my struggles and extra effort leave me feeling more rewarded when I get something nice and sharp.
Honestly, It has made me more dependent on my knowledge and in focusing on abilities.
I just wouldn't know what to do with a faster AF and faster lens, but I would assume it would have something to do with more editing lol

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