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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Thu 30-May-13 09:53 PM
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"Three more waterbirds."


Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

This is the last series of my recent shoot at Lake King in East Gippsland, Victoria. All taken with the D300s. 300mm f/4D + 1.4TC. On the monopod.......Scotty.

Little Pied Cormorant.

1/1250s @ f/5.6 iso200.

Eurasian Coot.

1/1250s @ f/5.6 iso400

Great Crested Grebe. (In the rain).

1/1000s @ f/5.6. iso500.

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af4nc Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Jul 2007Fri 31-May-13 07:32 PM
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Yardley, US
          

Nice shot

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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Fri 31-May-13 10:13 PM
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Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

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Lunastar Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Jan 2010Fri 31-May-13 10:48 PM
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Your cormorant image is outstanding, Scotty!

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audiophileman2002 Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Mar 2013Fri 31-May-13 11:02 PM
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Absolutely gorgeous!

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francine Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jun 2007Sat 01-Jun-13 01:02 AM
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I love your shoots. I am thinking of getting the 300 F4 how far away were you and did you have to crop???

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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Sat 01-Jun-13 03:21 AM
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Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

>I love your shoots. I am thinking of getting the 300 F4 how
>far away were you and did you have to crop???

Hi Francine,
The shots of the Cormorant & Eurasian Coot were taken from about 20' & 30' respectively. The Cormorant was slightly cropped. The Coot wasn't. Although I should have cropped some of the uninteresting area out in front of the bird.
The Grebe was around 100' away from me & was severely cropped.
The beauty of the 300mm f/4D is that it is a pretty sharp lens to begin with. The D300s extends that to 450mm. Add the 1.4TC & I effectively have a reach of 630mm. You would achieve the same benefit on your D90.
I'm attaching the same photo uncropped for comparison.....Scotty.

UNCROPPED.


CROPPED.

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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Sat 01-Jun-13 02:42 AM
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Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

Thanks for looking & the kind comment Rod.

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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Sat 01-Jun-13 02:41 AM
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Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

Thank you Mark. They often use that perch which is in the water about 20' away from a park bench. So they get used to people being around without feeling threatened......Scotty.

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francine Silver Member Nikonian since 07th Jun 2007Sat 01-Jun-13 11:22 AM
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Monroe, US
          

Thanks for your answer. I now have the d7100 and I think its time to get that lens.

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glxman Silver Member Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008Sat 01-Jun-13 11:44 AM
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South Australia, AU
          

Keep up the good work Scotty
Just love the little pied cormorant and coot
Once again perfect focus and DOF
I'm sure you will capture the grebe again in better weather, you did well considering the conditions
Regards,
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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Sat 01-Jun-13 01:00 PM
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Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

Thanks Gary. Your replies are always encouraging.

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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 2012Mon 03-Jun-13 02:11 AM
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Nice set Scotty. First time I have seen the Little Pied Cormorant.
I guess I'm to far south.
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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Tue 04-Jun-13 04:21 AM
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Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

Thanks for replying Rick. I'm not sure of the range of the Little Pied Cormorant. Maybe they don't inhabit the Northern Hemisphere. I'd be interested in finding out......Scotty.

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Very nice set Ian - The 300AF-S does an excellent job of rendering detail! I really like the Little Pie Cormorant!

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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Tue 04-Jun-13 04:26 AM
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Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

Thanks for looking Al. I'm more than happy with my setup. A 500mm f/4 would make me happier though......Scotty.

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well done 1,2 are my favorites, maybe some more light on the face on #3
all in all a great series



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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Tue 04-Jun-13 04:31 AM
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Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

Thanks Preston. The Grebe seems to hang around where i've been shooting. If I can get there when the light is right & the dog walkers are absent, he might venture in a bit closer......Scotty.

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Nice set, cool shot on the Cormorant.

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Scotty45 Silver Member Nikonian since 20th Mar 2010Tue 04-Jun-13 04:33 AM
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Swan Reach.Vic., AU
          

Thanks David. I can nearly always count on some sort of bird on that perch. I've just got to time it when the light is favorable.....Scotty.

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