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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Mon 01-Apr-13 01:26 AM
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"Easter Morning with the Prairie Chickens and D7100 . . ."


Plover, US
          

Went back out to the Lek at 5:00AM in the hopes of some closer encounters than on Friday, and the birds cooperated. Thanks for looking.

All photographed in full frame mode 24MPX.

Al

Nikon D7100, Aperture Priority, ISO 1600, 1/2500 sec. +.7EV, Nikkor 500p manual focus @ f/8 on Benro A3580F tripod and Induro BHD2 ball head.



Nikon D7100, Aperture Priority, ISO 1600, 1/1000 sec. + 1 EV, Nikkor 500p manual focus @ f/5.6 on Benro A3580F tripod and Induro BHD2 ball head.



Nikon D7100, Aperture Priority, ISO 1600, 1/800 sec. +.7EV, Nikkor 500p manual focus @ f/8 on Benro A3580F tripod and Induro BHD2 ball head.

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backpacker24 Silver Member Nikonian since 26th Dec 2003Mon 01-Apr-13 01:31 AM
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Nevada, US
          

Very nicely done. They're beautiful birds.

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Mon 01-Apr-13 01:39 AM
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Plover, US
          

Thanks so much Craig!

Al

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Mon 01-Apr-13 01:46 AM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Very nice,Al. I've been thinking of giving up waiting on the D400 and going with the D7100. Your images sure make it hard not to go ahead and pull the trigger. The only thing I was put off about was its size as I find the D300 very comfortable to hold.

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Mon 01-Apr-13 01:54 AM
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Plover, US
          

First off thanks for the kind words Rick.

I felt the same as you about the feel of the camera but it is better than the 7000. But now having it a bit over a week and putting 1000 exposures through it I like it. I added the Battery grip and that helped the feel tremendously - gave it more of the D300 and D300s heft. Also the grip fits very well to the body no squirming around after tightening and great tactile feel to it as well.

The detail it captures is amazing - and the viewfinder is a blessing to anyone that still has the notion to use manual focus lenses: it's very bright and and affords a sharp view.
Autofocus lenses are a snap with excellent resolution as well.

Al

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Lunastar Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010Mon 01-Apr-13 12:43 PM
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Mankato, US
          

Awesome shots, Al! Are the birds spooky-do you need to photograph from a blind?

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Mon 01-Apr-13 01:20 PM
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Plover, US
          

Thanks for the comments Mark - yeah like all truly wild birds, they are very spooky.

I use a blind and am in it before the birds arrive on the Lek (5:00 AM or so) and then leave the blind only after they leave the Lek Usually (about 8:30 - 9:00) The Lek is their traditional piece of ground they use for mating - usually no more than 1-2 acres in size. They fly in around first light and have their ritual dances and if a female is present the males battle and try to outdo each other in their displays. This particular Lek that I visit has been historically used by the chickens for some 70 years according to the landowner.

Al

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jot2nik Gold Member Nikonian since 11th Jul 2007Mon 01-Apr-13 01:29 PM
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Al out standing shots all of them.

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Mon 01-Apr-13 01:53 PM
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Plover, US
          

Thanks so much John! I appreciate your comments.

Al

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Brian_S Registered since 28th Jan 2011Wed 03-Apr-13 08:10 PM
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beautiful shots Al, great looking bird

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Thu 04-Apr-13 06:25 PM
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Plover, US
          

Nice of you to comment Brian - I appreciate it.

Al

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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Fri 05-Apr-13 07:11 AM
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Nice photography Al. Well done.....Scotty.

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Sat 06-Apr-13 11:33 AM
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Plover, US
          

Thanks Scotty!

Al

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Hi Al , wonderful looking bird , you have done a great job . Love the colour and the pattern of them.

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Sat 06-Apr-13 11:34 AM
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Thanks Glen - I appreciate it!

Al

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