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#1 Ron W

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 08:13 AM

This is a juvenile GBH, one of this year's crop I believe. He has fledged already and surprisingly, seems to be hunting nesting material. This was taken with my D500 and the Nikkor 200-500VR lens, a combination that makes for easy hand-holding and is quickly become my favorite for birds, especially those in flight.

 

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#2 Ron W

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 08:41 AM

This is the reason I think this bird is hunting nesting material. Unless perhaps, in a rookie mistake, he's speared that cattail stalk mistakenly thinking it to be a fish...or giving him the benefit of doubt, just practicing his spearing technique. A victim of the 200-500VR lens narrow DOF here I could/sjpuld have closed down the aperture to get clear focus on the reed.

 

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Posted 09 April 2019 - 10:21 AM

Nice shots.

 

I believed that you have an D850, I don't remember. However, if so; what are you thoughts on using the D850 in DX mode to shoot birds? I haven't had a good opportunity to test it myself, and that I'm not really a birder, I wasn't sure how much my operator error will be a factor. This is my summer project, at least I hope to try it more than a few times.


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 11:43 AM

Nice shots.

 

I believed that you have an D850, I don't remember. However, if so; what are you thoughts on using the D850 in DX mode to shoot birds? I haven't had a good opportunity to test it myself, and that I'm not really a birder, I wasn't sure how much my operator error will be a factor. This is my summer project, at least I hope to try it more than a few times.

I do have an 850 Dennis, but the D500 is faster, smaller and lighter even with the optional battery pack. I have not tired the 850 in the crop mode. I'm looking forward to using the D500 with the 500 PF lens That should be a compact and lightweight combination.


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 01:25 PM

Oh, yes, that will be a good combo.


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Posted 09 April 2019 - 02:11 PM

Great shots Ron.


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