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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Mon 06-May-13 10:51 AM
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"Palm Warbler - first encounter ever . . ."
Mon 06-May-13 02:50 PM by cockers

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I was lucky enough to come across my first Palm Warbler while out giving my new 300 AF-S a shakedown with a 1.4 Kenko converter. I was shooting in crop mode so the 840mm effective focal length was a definite challenge to handhold.

Al

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jot2nik Gold Member Nikonian since 11th Jul 2007Mon 06-May-13 11:36 AM
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Mon 06-May-13 11:38 AM by jot2nik

Troy, US
          

Al, terrific series of terrific looking bird. Looks like your shake down went quite well. Great shooting.

About how close were you?

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Mon 06-May-13 02:43 PM
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Plover, US
          

Thanks for the kind words John - I was about 20-25 feet or so. Little guy constantly kept moving as he was feeding.

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Quickone4u Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Dec 2008Mon 06-May-13 02:21 PM
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Nice shots Al, especially with the effective focal length and shutterspeed handheld! #2 is the standout for me with the pose, perch and BG combination. If it were mine I would take a little off the right to take the bird out of the center to improve comp slightly. Beautiful bird and nice work!

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Mon 06-May-13 02:46 PM
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Plover, US
          

Thanks so much Mike - I appreciate your comments. Actually, the birds eye is centered with the mass of the body to the right of center. I guess it's a matter of personal taste.

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Quickone4u Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Dec 2008Mon 06-May-13 04:26 PM
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You are correct Al! Just a personal preference although I don't always stick to it myself. A beautiful image either way to me honestly so I guess I'm just nit picking

>Thanks so much Mike - I appreciate your comments. Actually,
>the birds eye is centered with the mass of the body to the
>right of center. I guess it's a matter of personal taste.
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>Al

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Mon 06-May-13 04:53 PM
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Plover, US
          

We're good Mike! I do appreciate your thoughtful remarks.

Al

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Dry Fork, US
          

You welcome Al! I always try to think through a reply and study the image before posting to give my own true feedback and thoughts on an image. They aren't set rules or even anything anyone should necessarily listen to but I try to give critiques/comments in the way that I would like to get them myself. I'm always looking to learn and improve and a different perspective can sometimes open something up that I may have missed about my own image. So I try to offer the same!

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Jim Pearce Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2004Tue 07-May-13 01:53 AM
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Well done Al. This is a bird that I find changes look with the light. In this light he looks like a watercolour.

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Tue 07-May-13 10:07 AM
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Tue 07-May-13 10:08 AM by cockers

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Thanks so much for the comment Jim -

Yeah I agree. I think a bit stronger light would have helped bring out the detail better in those muted colors. At any rate I was delighted to have the encounter.

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s2sailorlis_nikon Silver Member Nikonian since 19th Jun 2012Tue 07-May-13 02:05 AM
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I lie #3 as it shows the color range of this bird. i have same lens, but with a nikon tc 14. just getting the hang of this lens, but it looks terrific with the 7100.

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Tue 07-May-13 10:12 AM
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Tue 07-May-13 10:14 AM by cockers

Plover, US
          

Thanks for stopping by and commenting Rick - I appreciate it!

This was my second time out with the new 300AF-S and TC - I have the older 300ED and it's a great sharp lens as well. I wanted the faster autofocus of the S for birds in flight and faster acquisition of the small birds, and it seems to perform really well so far.

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Great catch, Al!

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Tue 07-May-13 05:16 PM
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Thanks much for your comment Mark!

Al

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Super series! It is awesome to get such good shots on your first encounter.

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Wed 08-May-13 10:40 AM
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Plover, US
          

I appreciate your comments Dave - Thank you.

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ISO800 and handheld you did exceptionally well here Al. As you're probably aware of, there are some great advantages shooting handheld vs. tripod and being able to get many more shots that may be missed by having to place your tripod first. I have an old AF (not AF-S) 300mm f/4, but oo slow to focus, might have to replace with the AF-S version, looks like a good handheld combination.

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Thu 09-May-13 12:50 AM
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Plover, US
          

Thanks Richard - this bird totally surprised me as I was walking to an observation area. It exploded out of the tall dead grasses and landed in the tree/bush in the first shot. Had I known that i would have this opportunity, I would have entered the area with my tripod - I thought I was going to get some waterfowl BIF action near the adjacent pond so I left the tripod in my vehicle.

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Laurel, US
          

Al,
Very impressive handheld with no VR! I really like the second one best and agree with Jim that it looks like a watercolor. I wish I would be that lucky around here. Keep taking my camera on all my walks but never get that close to any warbler.
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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Thu 09-May-13 02:47 PM
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Plover, US
          

Thanks Tim - lucky this time to first off see the little guy,and secondly and to have a high enough ISO dialed in to maintain a shutter speed to give hand holding a chance.

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