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richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009Thu 06-Dec-12 11:07 AM
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"Flash assisted Waxwings!"


Dyserth, GB
          

UK Bad light...again and raining. Thousands of Waxwings have descended on us in North Wales from Northern Scandinavia, a rare sight indeed. At my local reserve the weather is so dull I tried something I've never done with birds before, used my SB800, coupled to a D7000 with a 300mm f4. I know I should have stopped down to f8, but seeing as it was handheld, no VR I am well pleased

Richard

Nikon D7000 - 300mm f4 - 1/250 @ f4 - ISO250 - SB800.


Nikon D7000 - 300mm f4 - 1/320 @ f4 - ISO250 - SB800.


Nikon D7000 - 300mm f4 - 1/400 @ f4 - ISO250 - SB800.

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VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008Thu 06-Dec-12 11:21 AM
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Ottawa, CA
          

Great shots. Thanks for sharing.

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Thu 06-Dec-12 12:52 PM
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Plover, US
          

Very nice Richard.

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jot2nik Gold Member Nikonian since 11th Jul 2007Thu 06-Dec-12 01:04 PM
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Troy, US
          

Richard, beautiful subjects and nice shots.

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richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009Thu 06-Dec-12 01:23 PM
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Dyserth, GB
          

Thanks guys, it made my day as I have never seen a Waxwing and can now cross it off my list. Time to hunt the elusive Grey Phalarope

Richard

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Antero52 Silver Member Awarded for his expertise in post-processing, being  consistently helpful and professional. Nikonian since 07th Jul 2009Thu 06-Dec-12 10:44 PM
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Vantaa, FI
          

So it's you who got out waxwings. Nice to see that you're feeding them well. Did I say "nice pictures".

FWIW, my father sent an e-mail of four dead waxwings under the windows of their house. A biologist friend confirmed that this is what you get for flying around under the influence. The poor birds were loaded with fermented juice from the berries and flew into windows.

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Gamecocks Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jul 2010Fri 07-Dec-12 01:21 AM
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Joanna, US
          

Very nice, Richard. Glad to see you using the old D7k; much better than when you first started.

John

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richardd300 Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Apr 2009Fri 07-Dec-12 06:59 AM
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Dyserth, GB
          

Antero. Thanks and I've heard of drunken birds before. It was good to see some colour on a dull, wet and dismal day. Once the berries have gone and Spring arrives you can have them back, but thanks for the loan.

John. Thanks. The D7K is very lonely since I got the D800, so I gave it an outing! It was pouring down and the 7000 has body armour, also the birds were only 30 ft away so with the flash I could keep the ISO down and thus the noise. It's my second body now as the D800 does everything so much better

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