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VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008Thu 22-Nov-12 01:11 AM
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"Some days are better than others!"
Fri 23-Nov-12 12:41 AM by VR8

Ottawa, CA
          

Revised: Beaver and Waxwing - less cropped less sharpening

Getting cold up here so I am out every day trying to take advantage before the real chill hits.


Beaver 70-200mm, ISO 100, f2.8, 1/250th, Sb-900


Pileated Woodpecker 70-200mm, ISO 125, f3.2, 1/520th, Sb-900


Bohemian Waxwing 70-200mm, ISO 640, F9, 1/250th Sb-900

Victor

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Antero52 Silver Member Awarded for his expertise in post-processing, being  consistently helpful and professional. Nikonian since 07th Jul 2009Thu 22-Nov-12 01:58 PM
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Fri 23-Nov-12 01:39 AM by Antero52

Vantaa, FI
          

These are all very nice shots. But you appear to have pushed the sharpening pedal to the metal. May I suggest you try a little less sharpening (or maybe a lot less)?

Regards, Antero

EDIT: Your replacement photos look very nice indeed.

  

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VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008Thu 22-Nov-12 02:03 PM
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Ottawa, CA
          

I was wondering what happened. I used my usual down sizing technique. I will reprocess tonight and see if I can fix this. Thanks. Really like your shots, so thanks for the advice. Lots to learn.

Victor

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Dubes Silver Member Awarded for his high level of achievement and willingness to help others – most notably in wildlife photography. Nikonian since 16th Jun 2007Thu 22-Nov-12 11:08 PM
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Mississauga, CA
          

Nice shot of the Pileated Victor. How much did you crop the images, especially the beaver? Looks quite noisy, but you were shooting at ISO100.

So you're not looking forward to donning your snowmobile boots and parka and crawling in the snow with frozen fingertips looking for the shutter release? Since I took up bird photography, I've found I enjoy winters more than in the past - granted, I know it can get a little bit colder in the Ottawa area vs. the Toronto area.

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VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008Fri 23-Nov-12 12:39 AM
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Ottawa, CA
          

Thank you.I am a long time admirer of your photography.

Two of my original shots seem to have been sharpened twice,I have replaced them.

With respect to Winter grateful any advice, especially as involves protecting equipment when going in and out of Tim Hortons (would really appreciate some advice about winter photography re: protecting equipment).

Victor

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vcottman Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sat 24-Nov-12 12:47 AM
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Denver, US
          

Nice series Victor,

Thanks for sharing,


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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Sat 24-Nov-12 01:12 AM
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Nice shots Victor. I may be a bit crazy, but give me your winter for our summer anytime. Thick gloves might make camera adjustments tricky, but i'd find a way....Scotty.

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VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008Sat 24-Nov-12 10:55 AM
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Ottawa, CA
          


I'll bite what"s the problem with summer down your way!
Some winters are mild and we only have a few days of -20C, but we are due for a hard one this year. I am looking for some good advice on handling cold and cameras!

Victor

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Sat 24-Nov-12 11:03 AM
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Sat 24-Nov-12 11:04 AM by cockers

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Nice captures Victor.

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sat 24-Nov-12 09:06 PM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Nice images,Victor. If you're looking for more reach,I've heard that the series 3 2X extender works well with the 70-200. I have no personal experience with it though I do use the 1.7 tc with very good results on that lens.

Rick

  

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VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008Sat 24-Nov-12 09:16 PM
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Sat 24-Nov-12 09:17 PM by VR8

Ottawa, CA
          

thanks and yes indeed. I have had some luck with both. I also have a new longer lens. But the things you need are not always with yo . The 2.0 is a real push on the 70-200. I find at F9 its okay, if the subject is close enough. But with the 300 2.8 I hope to do much better next spring (not the kind of thing I would risk below zero - which is the forecast from now to March!

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sat 24-Nov-12 09:57 PM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Zero "C" is not bad. I often shoot at or below that temp with no problems as far as equipment goes. Layered clothing,layered gloves.I've found that golfers winter gloves,which you can get in pairs,are my inner most glove layer and I pull off my outer gloves and can leave them on and still manage the camera controls.
I did break a Gitzo tripod(the body frame that holds the legs)in -5 degrees "F" temps but managed to find a part to repair it.

Rick

  

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VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008Sat 24-Nov-12 11:33 PM
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Ottawa, CA
          

Specific question: what do you do about humidity and fogging. Going into and out of warm environments into the cold?

I have both a d300 and a D7000. I know about protecting batteries, its the damage to to the Cameras and lens (FX and DX) I worry about.


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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Sun 25-Nov-12 12:42 AM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Someone came up with an excellent explanation a while ago. I did a search for "lens fogging" and found this. There are a lot more threads to look at if you want to spend the time. I normally just keep my gear bagged until it is acclimated.Most often,the drive to where ever I'm going is long enough to accomplish this because I don't blast the heat and keep a window cracked open. The worst place I go is to a butterfly conservatory in Feb. and have to keep it bagged for at least 45 minutes due to the extreme temp change.

http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=set_threaded_mode&forum=146&topic_id=166846&prev_page=show_topic&gid=166846#166861

Rick

  

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