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#1 MrWild

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Posted 07 July 2017 - 04:22 PM

Yes, you read the tag correctly. I got a new used camera... I am an addict  :-(          I am going on a trip next month, but I am now not going to Glacier nat park.. I am going to the smokeys the week before and the girl I am going with wanted to see something different so she  decided on kayaking with Orcas. :-O   So I am going to Washington state to do that and also to Olympic National Park..   I still needed a second body for landscape and I cannot wait until the D820 comes out. So I bought this D800 used for landscapes and stills.. it was cheap and when the 820 comes out, I will most likely sell it and buy the 820.  that being said, here is my pic ( not very many birds this morning :-(  ) 

 

D800 with 200-500mm f/5.6

 

1/2000 sec at 5.6 ISO 400 at 200mm 0 EV

 

 

34973776393_c1fb699cf6_b.jpg_IMG9839 by edward Perry, on Flickr

 

I notice that the Focus, shutter,ISO are all about half of the D500, but twice the pixels.. so I can crop almost twice as much..  but the stills have amazing IQ 



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Posted 07 July 2017 - 09:36 PM

Cutting off the feet aside, wonderful color and iq. 



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Posted 08 July 2017 - 02:19 AM

Happy new camera, seems you are a gear junkie...(-: I guess that the D500 is more modern camera than the D800 there is no surprise in your findings, I suspect the D500 may have been designed be more the tool for nature and sports, for which the D800 seems less than ideal.. unless the subjects are still (ish) though I have managed to capture a  BIF with my D800.

 

There are advantages and disadvantages to having all those pixels to fill up and store your pic displays the advantages...nice (-:   



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Posted 08 July 2017 - 06:54 AM

That's a wonderful picture!

The only thing I can think of to say has to do with the shadow of the bird's beak, which to me anyway is a bit distracting.

Great shot :)

ehhh,  kayaking with killer whales ?

I can see absolutely nothing wrong with that idea....

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Posted 08 July 2017 - 12:46 PM

Outstanding shot!  Carefull threre wtih new gear.  That new camera smell just don't last and before you know it gas sets in and your hooked. 


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Posted 08 July 2017 - 04:04 PM

Boy what wonderful shot, no feet though :mellow: Congrats on the D800!



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Posted 08 July 2017 - 05:50 PM

Thank you everyone!! I did not expect so many responses...     A couple things..  Roderick, the shadow.. I agree, but in the photo nothing I could do, but as far as post there probably is...  I think what I am going to do is make a folder on my laptop for images to research how to correct. I do not think this image is worth it, but it is worth learning a  technique.  So on my downtime between sunrise and sunset I can edit in my car :-)  

 

As far as the feet go. I would of like to get them too, but I dont want to die.. lol  I was at 200mm so as down as I could go and I could not back up anymore without swimming with gators :-O   

 

This is where I got the pic from. there is a road in the middle and then lakes on either side full of Gators that cross the road fairly often.. some are over 10 feet.     Next time I will go in water...  I shall sacrifice for my craft  ;-)

 

 

 

35623214405_047afac51e_b.jpgDSC_9605-2 by edward Perry, on Flickr


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