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msetter Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Dec 2012Thu 23-Jan-14 01:47 AM
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"Birds"
Thu 23-Jan-14 01:52 AM by msetter

Milford, US
          

I have been reading and experimenting with some helpful hints from many here. Last week I sold my D7000 and picked up a D7100 and so far I LOVE it.

I went out this weekend and did the majority of my shooting in manual mode instead of Aperture priority and I seem to have more shots that I think turned out well.

Thanks for all the tips.








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dm1dave Administrator Awarded for high level knowledge and skills in various areas, most notably in Wildlife and Landscape Writer Ribbon awarded for his excellent article contributions to the Nikonians community Nikonian since 12th Sep 2006Thu 23-Jan-14 01:57 AM
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Lowden, US
          

Nice work, Marcy! Especially the snowy taking off.

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labtrout Silver Member Nikonian since 09th Aug 2011Thu 23-Jan-14 02:00 AM
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Bristol, US
          

Very nice, especially that last shot.

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cockers Silver Member Nikonian since 25th May 2006Thu 23-Jan-14 05:08 PM
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Plover, US
          

Nice captures Marcy - Thanks for sharing!

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freedomfarm Silver Member Nikonian since 30th Mar 2013Thu 23-Jan-14 05:23 PM
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Nice work and you found another Snowy! In my honest (amateur)opinion, I think it's actually easier to use manual mode than any of the others. They may have their purposes in some situations, but experimenting on your own in manual worked well for me. What do you like about your new camera over the other one?

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Kipmm Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Jun 2013Thu 23-Jan-14 05:28 PM
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Vancouver Island, CA
          

Nice capture of the Snowy,s.
Love # 2 taking off.
Keep em coming.


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msetter Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Dec 2012Thu 23-Jan-14 11:04 PM
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#6. "RE: Birds"
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Milford, US
          

Thank you all, I've got a lot to learn but feel better getting some decent shots.

There isn't anything specific I like over my D7000. The 7100 is a bit bigger and seems to handle better. The autofocus seems to track better, but I haven't seen anything that says it's been updated in the 7100.

I was able to get two good series of different Snowy's taking off and both came out well. This was also the first shoot I've had with my 300mm f/4 and TC1.4 that turned out.

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jamesvoortman Silver Member Nikonian since 06th Sep 2004Fri 24-Jan-14 04:28 PM
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Fri 24-Jan-14 04:34 PM by jamesvoortman

Durban, ZA
          

>There isn't anything specific I like over my D7000. The 7100
>The autofocus
>seems to track better, but I haven't seen anything that says
>it's been updated in the 7100.

D7100 has top-of-the-range 51 point Af module similar to Nikon's top models.

Your pics of the Snowys are great and like others I think #2 is the best. It is nicely sharp, the composition and action are nice, however it seems a little under-exposed to me -maybe half a stop - this is easily adjusted in post processing. It also appears to have a slightly cold look (as in blue - not talking about the obviously low temperature) on my calibrated monitor. If you shot in RAW this will also be correctable with a white balance adjustment....but bring up the exposure first as that may be enough.

Very envious of your 300f4 - I am having difficulty sourcing one where I live.

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msetter Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Dec 2012Fri 24-Jan-14 05:35 PM
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Milford, US
          

Thanks, I'll take a look at the post processing changes.

I picked my 300 f/4 up from KEH.com and am now starting to love it.

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Asgard Administrator He is your Chief Guardian Angel at the Helpdesk and knows a lot about a lot Nikonian since 07th Apr 2004Thu 23-Jan-14 11:35 PM
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East Frisia, DE
          

Nice series

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tekneektom Gold Member Donor Ribbon awarded for his support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Nikonian since 18th Nov 2011Thu 23-Jan-14 11:55 PM
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Land O Lakes, US
          

Nice series. And, congratulations on acquiring the D7100.

What lens did you use for these images?

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msetter Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Dec 2012Fri 24-Jan-14 12:36 AM
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Milford, US
          

Thank you. Nikon 300mm F/4 and a TC 1.4

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RMcC Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Feb 2013Fri 24-Jan-14 04:01 AM
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Northern Ontario, CA
          

I like the eye contact you got in the snowy shot.

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af4nc Gold Member Nikonian since 07th Jul 2007Fri 24-Jan-14 11:04 AM
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Yardley, US
          

Nice shootn I like the first snow owl the best.

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ehall Silver Member Nikonian since 12th Nov 2012Fri 24-Jan-14 01:17 PM
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South Orange, US
          

Great shots, thanks for sharing

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rbsandor Gold Member Nikonian since 29th Aug 2007Fri 24-Jan-14 04:13 PM
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Denver, US
          

Marcy: a very nicely done series. Now that you've decided to shoot in Manual, you might want to try using Auto ISO also. When in Manual and Auto ISO, the camera will always choose the lowest ISO for an exposure. You'll see what ISO the camera has chosen in the viewfinder and can modify SS or A if needed.

In this mode, you can still enter Exposure Compensation via the button on the top right of your camera. So if you took a shot and saw for example that you had blinkies (highlight warnings) somewhere on the image that you didn't want, you would dial in some negative compensation. With ISO being the only variable, it is adjusted and adjusted downward in this case.

Speaking solely for myself, I find this method of shooting to be very liberating as I can very quickly dial in and quickly change shooting parameters as the situation warrants. Richard

  

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Very nice.

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Biker Bill Registered since 01st Nov 2009Fri 24-Jan-14 05:27 PM
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Lakeville, US
          

You are paying attention nice group.

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rb4good Silver Member Nikonian since 22nd May 2006Fri 24-Jan-14 06:48 PM
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Rocky Hill, US
          

Nicely done Marcy. Enjoy your new gear. It is the same set up I use and I am more than happy with it.

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US
          

Very nice

  

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Milwaukee, US
          

Very nice....especially the third image.

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Countryboy Silver Member Nikonian since 02nd Mar 2007Thu 20-Feb-14 07:33 PM
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US
          

Excellent image, Marcy. I shoot in manual exposure mode too. It actually seems more straight forward and offers more control (IMHO) 📷

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