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NatureDon Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007Thu 14-Feb-13 01:38 AM
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"Winter Wren"


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My first photo of a Winter Wren. They seem to elude me most of the time. This one was behind me last weekend messing around along a small stream for several minutes then it left. About a half hour later, it landed from nowhere on this stick about minimum focus distance right in front of me. A few snaps and that was the last I saw it.

D800E, Nikon 500mm f/4, 1/1000 sec at f/5.6, ISO 640



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Don

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Rassie Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Jan 2006Thu 14-Feb-13 01:51 AM
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Milton, CA
          

Great shot, Don. You nailed everything with this picture: focus, exposure, color.

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NatureDon Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007Sat 16-Feb-13 12:08 AM
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US
          

Thanks Koos. Had the exposure preset and on manual, so I was ready for any birds not in a shady area.

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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Thu 14-Feb-13 03:09 AM
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Grimsby, CA
          

Nice shot Don. I have a preference for a little more DOF.

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NatureDon Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007Sat 16-Feb-13 12:15 AM
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US
          

Thank Jim. Appreciate the feedback.

I would prefer a little more DOF as well. The camera and lens are both new to me this winter, and I am having a tough time getting onto it. Thus far I need 1/1000 sec shutter speed to consistently obtain detail, so, if possible, I set that and compromise DOF and ISO to balance it out. Need more practice but time to shoot has been scarce.

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psf914 Registered since 11th Oct 2007Thu 14-Feb-13 11:26 AM
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Traverse City, US
          

Very nice shot of a beautiful little bird Don

I've told friends many times that some of my best bird shots were taken in 3 to 5 seconds. Being prepared and fast on the trigger pays off in situations like this.

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NatureDon Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007Sat 16-Feb-13 12:21 AM
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Thanks Peter. The smallest winter visitors are some of my favorites. Doing them justice seems tough at times.

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Gamecocks Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd Jul 2010Thu 14-Feb-13 02:35 PM
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Joanna, US
          

Great shot of a bird that flits around so quickly. You were fortunate that it came back and that you were ready. The color/detail are very good and the shallow DOF really draws my eye to the subject.

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NatureDon Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007Sat 16-Feb-13 12:25 AM
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#10. "RE: Winter Wren"
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US
          

Thanks John. The winter wren is typically quite secretive. After getting such a good look at it behind me (also very close, but thick with no chance of a shot so I just stayed still), I was quite surprised to have a second visit in the same morning, let alone one sitting up like it did.

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jot2nik Gold Member Nikonian since 11th Jul 2007Thu 14-Feb-13 07:30 PM
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Troy, US
          

Great shot, you were prepared, and you were ready. I like these little guys.

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NatureDon Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007Sat 16-Feb-13 12:26 AM
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#11. "RE: Winter Wren"
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US
          

Thanks John. They are a dear little bird. I hope to catch a song or two before they leave us in the spring.

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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 2007Fri 15-Feb-13 01:35 PM
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Mississauga, CA
          

Beautiful shot Don, great pose the Wren gave you.

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NatureDon Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007Sat 16-Feb-13 12:33 AM
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#12. "RE: Winter Wren"
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Thanks Richard. It really was quite fortunate to get one sitting up like that right in front of me (and the lens), at close range. I was glad to get my first winter wren photo, but wish I could have done a little better given the opportunity it gave me.

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ehall Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Nov 2012Sat 16-Feb-13 09:57 AM
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South Orange, US
          

Great shot of this beautiful bird, thanks for sharing.
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NatureDon Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007Sat 16-Feb-13 11:23 PM
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Thanks for looking and the comment Emory.

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BlueSage12 Registered since 11th Feb 2012Sat 16-Feb-13 05:28 PM
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lady Lake, US
          

Really nice one Don.

  

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NatureDon Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007Sat 16-Feb-13 11:24 PM
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Thanks Crystal.

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newfoundlander61 Registered since 03rd Feb 2013Wed 20-Feb-13 12:30 AM
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Kingston, CA
          

Excellent detail and light. Tough species to get in the open, nice job on this.

  

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Brian_S Registered since 28th Jan 2011Wed 20-Feb-13 05:49 AM
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Thunder Bay, CA
          

nice shot, good detail, nice pose

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Lunastar Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010Thu 21-Feb-13 12:38 AM
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Mankato, US
          

Don, Excellent image-the DOF really sets the bird off the BG!

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NatureDon Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007Thu 21-Feb-13 01:21 AM
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Thanks Mark. Appreciate the feedback.

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NatureDon Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007Thu 21-Feb-13 01:20 AM
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Thanks Brian. Appreciate the comment.

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NatureDon Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007Thu 21-Feb-13 01:19 AM
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#20. "RE: Winter Wren"
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US
          

Thanks Paul. When I walk around in the thick area this was photographed, I rarely see them up out of the briars. I was fortunate this one not only gave me a great look, but did so right in front of the lens.

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Thatguy Steve Registered since 13th Dec 2012Thu 21-Feb-13 11:15 AM
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Springfield, US
          

Wonderful .... yes, you nailed this one .....

I dig the shadow .... very nice .....











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Gene Duprey Registered since 08th Feb 2013Thu 21-Feb-13 06:16 PM
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Cedar Rapids, US
          

Really nice capture Don. These small bitds are quite hard to catch, but this oneis quite nice, especially since you are new to the lens. I am having the same problem with my new lens, 400/2.8, and these small birds are just giving me a real workout trying to capture them. Great Job!

Cheers,
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NatureDon Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007Fri 22-Feb-13 11:56 PM
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#26. "RE: Winter Wren"
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US
          

Thanks Gene. The new lens is a workout...in more ways than one. I bet the 400 has you in the same boat. Fun learning to use it though.

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NatureDon Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Nov 2007Fri 22-Feb-13 11:55 PM
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#25. "RE: Winter Wren"
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US
          

Thanks Steve. The shadow, something I usually like to avoid, is kind of neat in this case.

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