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04-21-2011, 10:10 PM
Daddy coming in to tend to the babies!
Tim, these are absolutely amazing shots with fantastic sharpness in each.
How did you manage to get these... were they very high off the ground? Did you have to climb a tree??
I imagine you used zoom here but it also appears as if you may have been fairly close to them. What lens?
PS I think No. 1 would be nicer with a touch less brightness.
04-22-2011, 03:16 PM
Thank you Kaye! First of all these were taken at straight up noon (very bright Florida day:cool:) I shot these at Low ISO (100) with Aperture set between F11-F15. Many of the shots were still hot and a little overexposed, but as you know shooting in full sun is difficult. A balancing act for sure!
I could get to about 40 feet from the tree, and the birds were about 20-30 feet up.
Lens was my Nikkor 100-400 VR, opened up to full zoom.
I liked the clarity of Dad's eyes in shot 1, but yeah I agree, it's overexposed.
Thanks for the comments!
Tim, I also love the clarity of Dad's eye in #1.
I can now even moreso appreciate just how good these are when you explain your distances etc. I want a macro lens first, but would also love the 100-400VR.
04-23-2011, 02:15 AM
Nice clear shots Tim, Great shoots taken under not the best of conditions.
04-24-2011, 01:11 AM
Nice work under difficult conditions Tim, 2 and 4 for me, love those 2 little heads poking out in 2
04-24-2011, 03:15 AM
thank you for posting
04-29-2011, 09:21 PM
Hi Tim, nice to see you around again, these are great shots with lovely detail in them all.
Hey hope Mr Alligator is doing fine as well :D
04-29-2011, 09:27 PM
What a great series! I've yet to get any images of a Pileated. These will have to satisfy me until I do :)
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