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Ferguson

Cape Coral, US
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"RE: Bird images please!"

Ferguson Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for the generous sharing of his high level expertise in the spirit of Nikonians Nikonian since 19th Aug 2004
Sun 25-Mar-12 11:40 AM

>Has anyone tried to capture wildlife and in particular at a
>distance please? Whether it be a static bird shot, via panning
>or frozen in flight, I would be most interested in seeing the
>results. It would be most useful if these could be at higher
>ISO's (800 min) and cropped. Even better if these could be
>accomplished in DX mode.

I have the camera but am on the road without lenses. I usually shoot wildlife with a DX camera (d300), and one reason I bought it was that a DX sized crop has a few more pixels than the D300. Not so I can shoot in crop mode, but so I can shoot in FX mode and where needed crop heavily. Fast BIF and almost all action shots are a compromise at keeping the subject frammed, I have discarded more shots of airspace where the bird recently was, feet and wings touching or off the edge. If you zoom out enough on the D300 to give a nice wide buffer at frame edge when you do crop fine detail (and feathers are a real test) are lost. From what I have seen playing around so far (with a 24-70 only) the detail is all you could want for that.

I still wonder thought if for feathers the D800E would be a better choice, or worse. I've seen it said that moire is not a problem in feathers, but I am a skeptic.

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