Betty, thank you. I am very pleased with the camera. The very wide dynamic range was one of the primary motivators for my purchase. osprey with their white and dark plumage are very difficult to photograph in bright light without blowing the highlights in their feathers. The D7000 has greatly reduced that problem for me.
You are so right about the difficulty in dynamic range with these birds, Chris. I noticed a step up in dynamic range with my D300, but the D7000 is even better. Do you live on the west coast?
Several years ago we vacationed there, and in the San Diego area, I had a chance at a distant Ospry. I never got a good image of it out of about 20. At that time I was shooting with a D200. By the time I cropped enough to see the bird, I lost too much resolution, to my sorrow and frustration. So I am enjoying yours vicariously, lol!
We're lucky here in Maryland (I'm on the South River in Annapolis) to get easy access to osprey. They are everywhere near any body of water fresh or salt. They also live/nest in fairly close proximity to human contact. Most nests are on channel markers in the rivers and you can get realy close without spooking them because they are so used to the constant boat traffic.
Sun 20-Mar-11 05:03 PM | edited Sun 20-Mar-11 05:04 PM by BillboTex
>These images were captured with a Sigma 800mm.
Beautiful shots Chris, and I just started saving for the Sigma.
However for my first wildlife/whale watching/BIF what do you recommend (please suggest TCs if you use them). And exactly what is in your "Bigma travel kit"? TIA
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MY SETUP Nikon D7000 with zoomNIKKOR AF-S DX 10-24mm f3.5, Tamron AF 18-270mm Macro f3.5 Di II VC LD and Tamron AF 180mm f/3.5 Di SP A/M FEC LD (IF) 1:1 Macro Nikon R1 Wireless Close-Up Speedlight System, ZacutoEVF Pro Two SanDisk 32GB EXTREME PRO SDHC-UHS-1 (45MB/S) viewNX2 captureNX2 NIKCompleteCollection Ultimate Photo Mechanic 4.6.6 Annotate Pro Vegas Movio Studio 10 Pinnacle Studio Ultimate 14