Nick By: Nick

Great Blue Heron in Flight

Score.

 

Taken with the 180mm f/2.8 P. No teleconverter; I was just close up. Still had to crop in quite a bit, of course.

  • Paul 7y

    Goal! Nice one.
  • one42chrisp 7y

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  • mly_munchie 7y

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  • beattrapkit 7y

    Holy Sh1t, sorry bout the profanity but that is bad a$$. great job.
  • FirasR 7y

    Wow, great focus & detail on the feathers!
  • basegrinder 7y

    Dunno if I saw this one before...nice!
  • Karl Gunnarsson 7y

    One of the better bird photos I've seen from you. It's hard not to want some old quality glass after seeing your stuff (and reading your praise for it ;).
  • Ken Bosma 7y

    Magnificent photo.
  • Chris Lilley 7y

    Excellent heron.
  • Richard Heeks 7y

    I followed this from your thread on the virtues of manual and auto focus, so I'm assuming this is a product of manual focus. However you did it, it's superb focus wise. I can't believe this would be possible with autofocus, so absolutely well done for manual focusing this. Pity the photo properties have been mangled. You use flash?
  • Nick 7y


    I can't believe this would be possible with autofocus, so absolutely well done for manual focusing this. Pity the photo properties have been mangled. You use flash?


    Thanks. No flash. I think it might be possible to AF this with something like the D300's crazy-sophisticated AF system, but probably prefocusing is the easiest way to do it, even with a modern lens.
  • James Kaarremaa 6y

    Nice one and quite a lot better than my 80-200 f2.8 can do. I've used it for birds before but it's just not nearly as sharp as that when used @ 200mm and cropping.
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Taken on February 11, 2008
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