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D2Xstatic Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Mar 2011Sun 03-Feb-13 08:30 PM
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"Green Winged Teal are Fast!"


Eugene, US
          

I was shooting ducks at my fave pond trying to get a good back-lit shot. I kept getting closer and closer to this pair of teal. I guess I got too close, lol. The male jumped off the pond so quickly, all I got were his feet. I had to laugh. I will try again. I know where he lives. Oh, the challenge of shooting manual focus lenses.
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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Tue 05-Feb-13 05:17 AM
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Alberta, CA
          

I agree, Teal are fast, like greased lightning! And all the dabblers share that one-slap of wings on water and up up and away, so difficult to catch! The other fast waterfowl are Northern Pintails, that seem to love a windy day in Spring, and tear up and down marshes and farm fields.

I would increase the exposure on these images to increase overall brightness levels.

BTW, is f/4 the max aperture on your lens? (I am not familiar with it)

Best regards, SteveK

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D2Xstatic Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Mar 2011Tue 05-Feb-13 04:54 PM
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#3. "RE: Green Winged Teal are Fast!"
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Eugene, US
          

Thanks, Steve. 3.5 is the max on this lens

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KnightPhoto Gold Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2006Wed 06-Feb-13 12:48 AM
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Ah yes David, I have heard good things about that lens.

Would that Nikon make an AF version now
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D2Xstatic Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Mar 2011Thu 07-Feb-13 12:49 AM
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I would be in the front of the line to get one. Nikon wouldn't have to change much, just make it AF. It is light and sharp already. Some of us can't afford 10k for new fast glass.

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ehall Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Nov 2012Tue 05-Feb-13 07:19 AM
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South Orange, US
          


Great shots, They are fast. WOW
Emory

  

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D2Xstatic Silver Member Nikonian since 16th Mar 2011Tue 05-Feb-13 04:55 PM
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Eugene, US
          

Thanks, Emory

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