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Ron W

Member Since 14 Mar 2006
Offline Last Active Jul 15 2019 04:10 AM
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#261684 Tufted Titmouse

Posted by Ron W on 14 July 2019 - 02:01 PM

Still testing lens. This shot at close range at f9.

 

D850

Nikkor 500 PF lens

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#261664 First Shots With 500PF Lens

Posted by Ron W on 13 July 2019 - 08:00 AM

Another one.

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#261663 First Shots With 500PF Lens

Posted by Ron W on 13 July 2019 - 07:21 AM

I should request to accompany the lens!  :D

Phil, you'd get bored with birds, there's no ball involved and none of them wear black and white vertically striped shirts with whistle lanyards around their necks.




#261652 First Shots With 500PF Lens

Posted by Ron W on 12 July 2019 - 04:17 PM

Thanks to our PN pal Phil (fotofill) I was able to get this lens after I had exhausted every means known to me.(It pays to have friends in high places) It arrived today and I immediately had to try it on a bird. This was taken in my backyard on a quickly improvised perch near my bird feeders and a juvenile male Cardinal obliged. This was shot at 1/200th, 5.6, iso 400 on a dark, rainy, cloudy day. The DOF at this range is wafer-thin, but I'm thrilled with the lens.The day was much brightened by the lens delivery as I am leaving in 2 days (Monday) on a Puffin photo trip and wanted to use this lens.

 

D850

Nikkor 500 5.6 PF lens

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#261640 Red-Shouldered Hawk

Posted by Ron W on 11 July 2019 - 09:29 PM

This was taken at Myakka River State Park in Sarasota County, FL. The bird was sitting atop a small kiosk in the middle of a boardwalk at the park, seemingly oblivious to all the people with cameras and long lenses that were pointed in the opposite direction photographing white pelicans. I was able to get within 5 or 6 feet of this bird.Grey skies and heavy early morning fog make up the background.

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#261621 White Pelican Flight Reflection

Posted by Ron W on 09 July 2019 - 07:22 AM

A beauty, Ron.

For some reason looking at the image it comes across as though 2 images are stitched though of course that is not the case when taking the beak into account. Presume its caused by the vertical position of the feathers and reflection.
 

Good morning Herman! I think I know why you get the impression that this could be a stitched image, the bump on the beak of this bird still shows some remnants of a fin-like protrusion that mature American White Pelicans grow on their beaks during breeding season. It disappears after mating season. Thanks for commenting.




#261620 White Pelican Flight Reflection

Posted by Ron W on 09 July 2019 - 07:14 AM

Nice shot.

Just wondering; Im pretty sure you probably shot a few frames here. Do you have one without grass? Im thinking that would make a nice minimalist shot.

Dennis, there are a total of 27 images in that sequence, all of them except one have the grass in them in varying degrees of inclusion. The pelican was flying at very low altitude, probably less than 5 or 6 feet above the surface of the water, so the grass is in all of them with the noted exception. The image without the grass has an undesirable wing and head angle (flying away). Dennis, I considered cloning out the grass for a cleaner look and will do that on some of the others that I process. Thanks for the comments, I agree with you 100 percent an the simpler shot.




#261606 White Pelican Flight Reflection

Posted by Ron W on 08 July 2019 - 11:19 AM

Taken at Myakka River State Park, Sarasota County, FL

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#261577 Painted Bunting

Posted by Ron W on 06 July 2019 - 08:00 AM

A very colorful, but shy little bird. 

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#261550 A GBH Sequence

Posted by Ron W on 03 July 2019 - 12:07 PM

A Great Blue Heron about to land in a dying Long-Leaf Pine tree. Many of these trees have succumbed to borers. 

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#261530 Gruyerarian Landscape, Switzerland

Posted by Ron W on 28 June 2019 - 12:45 PM

Great images Herman, has it been unseasonably warm there?




#261518 Yellow-crowned Night Heron

Posted by Ron W on 28 June 2019 - 07:53 AM

Taken at FtDeSoto County Park, Pinellas County, FL.

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#261491 Black Skimmer

Posted by Ron W on 25 June 2019 - 03:53 PM

These birds don't build a nest, they just scoop-out an indentation in the sand and call that home.

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#261465 Barred Owl

Posted by Ron W on 24 June 2019 - 08:36 PM

This was taken at Myakka River State Park in Sarasota County FL. The plants on the tree lime are air plants and Resurrection ferns.

 

D3X

Nikkor 600 AF-S lens

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#261464 Roseate Spoonbill

Posted by Ron W on 24 June 2019 - 08:18 PM

This shot is interesting in that the orange tail feathers seem pretty recognizable in this shot. This too was taken at FtDesoto, Pinellas County, FL.

 

D3X

Nikkor 600 AF-S lens

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