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kayakers11 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Nov 2012Fri 29-Mar-13 12:26 AM
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"1st BIFs for me"


Havelock, CA
          

A little embarrassed to show these pics as they are not well done but they're the 1st BIF's I've been able to capture with the 300 f4 + 1.4 TC & I'm a bit excited. My forte has been shooting perching birds. With the above combo on a D200 I gave up on BIFs a long time ago.
A very dull morning with heavy cloud cover & the Buffleheads were about 60 meters away & moving extremely fast.
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Handheld, Aperture preferred, 1.3 crop mode, ISO 1600, f5.6, AF-C predictive 51 point autofocus, Auto WB

I will work on technique & settings before posting again. For some reason that I haven't been able to fathom the shutter speed was 1/8000....hmmm....something up with that.








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luckyphoto Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Dec 2010Fri 29-Mar-13 11:37 AM
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#1. "RE: 1st BIFs for me"
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Fri 29-Mar-13 11:39 AM by luckyphoto

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In the first photo, you have an ISO of 1600 and a lot of reflected light from the water into the sensor. That shutter speed wouldn't be surprising.

We look forward to more photos after you become more familiar with your new D7100.

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Gamecocks Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jul 2010Fri 29-Mar-13 01:03 PM
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Joanna, US
          

I agree with Larry regarding the reflective brightness from the water. Not certain if all shots were showing 1/8000 but I'd believe not.
As a test set the same settings and focus on an object that isn't very bright and record the speed. Then with the same settings focus on something really bright (perhaps the same water location) and you should see the speed really jump. Enjoy the experience.

John

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kayakers11 Silver Member Nikonian since 28th Nov 2012Fri 29-Mar-13 03:15 PM
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Havelock, CA
          

Thanks...I'm experimenting. These photos were taken in sequence as the bufflehead took off from the water & flew parallel to where I was standing. As you've noted it flew from a reflected light area to an area of the water shadowed by trees....all 3 shots had a shutter speed of 1/8000.

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Gamecocks Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jul 2010Fri 29-Mar-13 06:09 PM
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Joanna, US
          

Hi Russ,

Since they were taken in sequence it makes sense that all were 1/8000. First shot started the process and next two followed suit while in continuous mode. I thought they might have been separate shots. Good luck with the experimenting and continue to post.

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Escaladieu Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Apr 2010Sat 30-Mar-13 08:30 AM
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That looks promising - I'm sure that with better light you will get some great shots ...

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jamtins Silver Member Nikonian since 03rd May 2011Sat 30-Mar-13 09:44 PM
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Thanks for posting these images. They encourage me so much.
It confirms my own findings that the focus locks, and stays locked, no hesitation.
The 1600 ISO looks fabulous and I'll be looking at that next.
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