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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Sun 29-Jul-12 08:42 PM
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"Immature male Widow Skimmer"


Simsbury, US
          

An intermittent fairly strong breeze was giving me fits on this outing. Did manage to get a shot or two of this guy when the breeze died down temporarily.

John


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tinusbum Registered since 20th Jul 2012Sun 29-Jul-12 11:08 PM
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#1. "RE: Immature male Widow Skimmer"
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nice shot even if it was windy.tom

  

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Mon 30-Jul-12 11:44 PM
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#3. "RE: Immature male Widow Skimmer"
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Thanks Tom.

John

  

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WK Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Apr 2004Mon 30-Jul-12 03:37 PM
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Very nice, John. Great detail, sharpness, background.
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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Mon 30-Jul-12 11:44 PM
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Thanks Wasil.

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WK Silver Member Nikonian since 27th Apr 2004Tue 31-Jul-12 02:19 AM
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>Thanks Wasil.
>
>John


Quite welcome. I keep returning to have another look at this one. The detail is amazing. I can actually see its underarm hair! I know 99% of overall photo quality is the photographer, but I have to ask what lens and body you used on this.

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Tue 31-Jul-12 06:53 PM
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#6. "RE: Immature male Widow Skimmer"
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Simsbury, US
          

Thanks again Wasil.

D800, 300f4 with 57mm tubes, tripod, ISO 100, Live View, Cable release.

The detail with the D800 is really great and the 300f4 is my sharpest lens even sharper than my 105f2.8. LV lets you focus very accurately and you can also more easily detect when motion stops. Also you're shooting MUP when you relase the shutter in LV. the 300f4 with tubes gets me to around 1:2, so I use it a lot for macro. I use the 105f2.8 when I need greater magnification or don't have enough room for the 300.

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VR8 Silver Member Nikonian since 04th May 2008Wed 01-Aug-12 12:15 AM
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#7. "RE: Immature male Widow Skimmer"
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Ottawa, CA
          

I also keep coming back to this photo. The detail is astounding.


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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Wed 01-Aug-12 12:51 PM
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#8. "RE: Immature male Widow Skimmer"
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Simsbury, US
          

Thanks very much Victor. Much appreciated.

John

  

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#9. "RE: Immature male Widow Skimmer"
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Amazing shot.

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Sat 04-Aug-12 11:54 AM
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#10. "RE: Immature male Widow Skimmer"
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Simsbury, US
          

Thanks very much Bill.

John

  

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#11. "RE: Immature male Widow Skimmer"
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Dundee, GB
          

That's very nice, looks as if he's coming out of the frame next.

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Sun 05-Aug-12 12:54 AM
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#12. "RE: Immature male Widow Skimmer"
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>That's very nice, looks as if he's coming out of the frame
>next.

Thanks Alan. I find that a lot with the D800. I showed a friend a frog image that I had posted on the Wildlife forum and he made the same comment.

http://www.nikonians.org/forums/dcboard.php?az=set_threaded_mode&forum=161&topic_id=143204&prev_page=show_topic&gid=143204#143230

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CO, US
          

Stunning!

  

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Sun 05-Aug-12 02:12 PM
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#14. "RE: Immature male Widow Skimmer"
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Simsbury, US
          

Thanks Mark.

John

  

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jdroach Platinum Member Fellow Ribbon awarded. John exhibits true Nikonian spirit by frequently posting images and requesting comments and critique, which he graciously accepts. He is an inspiration to all of us through constant improvement in his own work, keen observations and excellent commentary on images posted by others. Nikonian since 21st Mar 2009Fri 10-Aug-12 12:06 AM
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#15. "RE: Immature male Widow Skimmer"
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Milwaukee, US
          

Nice image. What were the settings, type of lens, etc.?

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Fri 10-Aug-12 05:28 PM
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#16. "RE: Immature male Widow Skimmer"
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Simsbury, US
          

Thanks John.

It was 1/60s, f/8. Other info in reply #6 above.

John

  

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#17. "RE: Immature male Widow Skimmer"
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Beauty John, fantastic detail.

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jtmcg Gold Member Nikonian since 22nd Mar 2007Fri 10-Aug-12 06:10 PM
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#18. "RE: Immature male Widow Skimmer"
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Thanks Marc.

John

  

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