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rwk48 Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Feb 2012Fri 08-Mar-13 02:43 AM
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"Pheasant"


Powell, US
          

Yesterday my 600mm lens rental arrived, and I took it out today for a dry run before I try to get serious with it. One thing for sure -- I have a whole new appreciation for what it takes to deal with one of these beasts.

Anyway, I got lucky and was able to get a couple of shots of a pheasant.

D600, 600mm, f4.5, IS0 400.
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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Fri 08-Mar-13 03:22 AM
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Fri 08-Mar-13 03:22 AM by Jim Pearce

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That's the trick Rob - get them in good looking grass, because there's no way to get them clear of the grass! Nice colour, extremely shallow depth of field - but it worked.

Jim

  

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rwk48 Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Feb 2012Fri 08-Mar-13 03:56 AM
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Powell, US
          

Thanks. I had one shot in the sequence where he was pretty much in the open, but I kept coming back to this one because it seems like a more natural setting. It always amazes me how quickly they can.disappear in a clump of weeds.

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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Fri 08-Mar-13 10:08 AM
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Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

Very nice shots Rob.....Scotty.

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Fri 08-Mar-13 03:29 PM
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Plover, US
          

Very nice Rob!

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af4nc Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Jul 2007Fri 08-Mar-13 05:04 PM
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Yardley, US
          

Beautiful shot

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AartPapaya Silver Member Nikonian since 21st Oct 2011Fri 08-Mar-13 06:08 PM
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Hectorspruit, ZA
          

One is always going for a "clean" shot. Sterile? I love this shot in its environment. Your crop, to me, did not make the grade, I think your focus plane was just lower than the white band of feathers. In #1, it looks perfectly sharp. I hope you are going to enjoy the lens and we the posts you bring back.

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rwk48 Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Feb 2012Fri 08-Mar-13 06:22 PM
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Powell, US
          

Thanks. I appreciate the feedback.

Cheers

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branthunter Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Dec 2012Mon 11-Mar-13 07:12 PM
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>One is always going for a "clean" shot. Sterile? I
>love this shot in its environment. Your crop, to me, did not
>make the grade, I think your focus plane was just lower than
>the white band of feathers. In #1, it looks perfectly sharp. I
>hope you are going to enjoy the lens and we the posts you
>bring back.

I wondered about this too but I don't think the blur below the white neck band is due to focus, but rather that their is a stalk of the grain closer to the camera than the bird and hence so way out of focus that it appears as just a blur. Beautiful captures of colour on both images. Other than cropping on the 2nd did you do any PP on these?

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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 08-Mar-13 06:45 PM
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Mississauga, CA
          

Well done on the first shot Rob, great photo, nicely rendered.

The close-up/crop - eye looks a touch soft, at f/4.5 the lens is still remarkably sharp, but DOF is limited and the focus has to be spot on. However, considering you've only had it a couple of hours bravo!

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rwk48 Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Feb 2012Fri 08-Mar-13 07:51 PM
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Powell, US
          

It's really useful for me to learn how precise the focus is and how tight the depth of field is. I noticed softness in the bodies of some of the other shots. (Actually, the pheasant shots were hand held and I felt pretty lucky to get anything. I won't be doing much of that.) I'm starting to figure out adjustments I'm going to have to make. I think.
I appreciate the comments.
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thecad Gold Member Nikonian since 19th Jan 2013Fri 08-Mar-13 07:10 PM
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Grovetown, US
          

Nice shots, love the color.

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Nürnberg, DE
          

Congrats on your new lens. It is worth the prize. Simply sublime photos.

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rwk48 Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Feb 2012Fri 08-Mar-13 10:42 PM
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Powell, US
          

Thank you for the kind words.

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VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008Sat 09-Mar-13 09:16 AM
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Ottawa, CA
          

Great shots. Number one in particular. Enjoy the lens.


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slopoki1 Silver Member Laureate Ribbon awarded for winning in the Best of Nikonians 2013 images Photo Contest Nikonian since 13th Jun 2012Sun 10-Mar-13 01:06 AM
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Homestead, US
          

Great colors and nice detail Rob.
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rwk48 Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Feb 2012Sun 10-Mar-13 01:44 AM
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#15. "RE: Pheasant"
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Powell, US
          

Boy, that is the truth. Just got back from a day out with it, and I am beat. I need to get back in the weight room. Of course, if I had one of these all the time I might not need to go.

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treadwl Silver Member Nikonian since 10th Feb 2009Sun 10-Mar-13 11:50 AM
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#16. "RE: Pheasant"
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Sunrise, US
          

Excellent job for a first time out. I'm looking forward to the rest of your experience. The clarity is amazing.

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danshep Silver Member Charter MemberMon 11-Mar-13 12:01 AM
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#17. "RE: Pheasant"
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Olympia, US
          


Very nice shots.

Yeah, when I walk around with my 500mm on a tripod, it feels mighty heavy on my poor, sore shoulder pad.

Do you protect your shoulder somehow?




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rwk48 Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Feb 2012Tue 12-Mar-13 03:00 AM
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#19. "RE: Pheasant"
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Powell, US
          

I'm still figuring out the best way to move it. I have to confess to being paranoid about setting up and carrying it around. Right now I'm staying pretty close to the vehicle. I never thought of a shoulder pad. I spent Saturday shooting bighorns, which is not too much of a challenge with the ones near us. Tomorrow morning I'm heading into Yellowstone. I have a couple of spots I'm going to set up at and hope for the best.

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