A few bird shots from last weekend.

GuidenetGuidenet Posts: 239 Officer
I have been away for a while because the darned new forum wouldn't let me in. I can't believe they couldn't scrape the old database such that it could at least remember our names and profile information. It shouldn't have be more than trivial. At least show our join dates and quantity of posts.

Anyway, I just got back from a Florida road trip with Jan and have only developed a few. Here are a few bird shots from Fort Desoto and the female Wood Duck from Crystal River. Critiques and questions always welcome. Thanks, my friends.

Laughing Gull with a D300 and Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AFD EXIF is always attached

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Female Wood Duck Nikon D700 full frame with 80-200 f/2.8 AFD. I know she's turning away, but I liked it anyway.

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Thanks for looking.
Nikon D800, D3S, D700, D300, Canon G1X, Sigma 15 f/2.8 Fisheye, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, Nikon 16-35 f/4 VR, Nikon 28 f/1.8G AFS, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, Nikon 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 AFS VR, Nikon 35 f/2, Nikon 50 f/1.8 G, Nikon 60 f/2.8 G Micro, Nikon 85 f/1.4 AFS G, Nikon 105 f/2.5 AI, Sigma 150 f/2.8 APO Macro, Nikon 300 f/2.8 AFS VR, Nikon 500 f/4 -P, Interfit Stellar X complete six light studio

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  • WaterEngineerWaterEngineer Posts: 24,415 AG
    How you feelin', Craig?
  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,398 Captain
    Glad to see you back, I wondered if you were OK.
  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    Craig....
    Dam good to hear from you....
    I think we all were getting a little worried...
    Great pix as usual....
    however...ya got to trash you sig....lens envy will kill us all...lol....

    tim
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    The Real White Dog

    if you can't catch a fish...catch a buzz....
    #12976, joined 8-17-2002
  • GuidenetGuidenet Posts: 239 Officer
    Thank you everyone for your concern. The tornado that hit the home reinjured the back but it's on the mend now. The main guy that was robbing me is in jail and his trial comes up in October. The roof is back on the house and most things are done. I've got to replace some furniture and they have to replace about half the ceilings. I'm living here though. The only non-replacable is one dead cat. I've got a live one and a live dog left for company.

    As I said, Jan and I went on a week long road trip up the west coast of Florida but it was so hot we didn't do as much photography as I wanted to do. The last three days were at Amelia Island where we had a family reunion and I celebrated my 60th Birthday.

    Tim, I love the signature. It tells what I use and might be able to answer questions about. I've replaced most of the stolen ones and added a few extras like that 80-200 f/2.8 AFD. It's razor sharp if I do my part. I think Dave has one too. I like it better than the newer designs with VR and sonic motor. It's all metal and built like a tank. Most importantly, it's black. ;)
    Nikon D800, D3S, D700, D300, Canon G1X, Sigma 15 f/2.8 Fisheye, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, Nikon 16-35 f/4 VR, Nikon 28 f/1.8G AFS, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, Nikon 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 AFS VR, Nikon 35 f/2, Nikon 50 f/1.8 G, Nikon 60 f/2.8 G Micro, Nikon 85 f/1.4 AFS G, Nikon 105 f/2.5 AI, Sigma 150 f/2.8 APO Macro, Nikon 300 f/2.8 AFS VR, Nikon 500 f/4 -P, Interfit Stellar X complete six light studio
  • ChuckcChuckc Posts: 4,398 Captain
    Is that the 2 ring or push pull, I have trouble keeping them straight.
  • GuidenetGuidenet Posts: 239 Officer
    Mine is a two ring. I bought it new. The Push pulls were discontinued in 1997. I don't care for Ken Rockwell, but he's got a good chart of all of them here. The Push Pulls and the two-ring all have the same optical formula.

    http://www.kenrockwell.com/nikon/80-200mm-history.htm
    Nikon D800, D3S, D700, D300, Canon G1X, Sigma 15 f/2.8 Fisheye, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, Nikon 16-35 f/4 VR, Nikon 28 f/1.8G AFS, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, Nikon 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 AFS VR, Nikon 35 f/2, Nikon 50 f/1.8 G, Nikon 60 f/2.8 G Micro, Nikon 85 f/1.4 AFS G, Nikon 105 f/2.5 AI, Sigma 150 f/2.8 APO Macro, Nikon 300 f/2.8 AFS VR, Nikon 500 f/4 -P, Interfit Stellar X complete six light studio
  • RStyleRStyle Posts: 1,397 Officer
    Looks like Audrey Harding!! One of my most favorite people!!!
  • GuidenetGuidenet Posts: 239 Officer
    RStyle wrote: »
    Looks like Audrey Harding!! One of my most favorite people!!!

    Ah, yes, my 83 year old mother. We just got back from me taking her to dinner. I think Robert is down that way right now.
    Nikon D800, D3S, D700, D300, Canon G1X, Sigma 15 f/2.8 Fisheye, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, Nikon 16-35 f/4 VR, Nikon 28 f/1.8G AFS, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, Nikon 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 AFS VR, Nikon 35 f/2, Nikon 50 f/1.8 G, Nikon 60 f/2.8 G Micro, Nikon 85 f/1.4 AFS G, Nikon 105 f/2.5 AI, Sigma 150 f/2.8 APO Macro, Nikon 300 f/2.8 AFS VR, Nikon 500 f/4 -P, Interfit Stellar X complete six light studio
  • PONCEPONCE Posts: 5,943 Officer
    Nice photos partial toward the Gulls:Rockon
  • BucYouUp68BucYouUp68 Posts: 1,184 Officer
    DOF Great, got any Eye Shots of them Birds? Here is one i shot recently.

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    I feel sorry for people who don't drink. When they wake up in the morning, that's as good as they're going to feel all day.

    BucYouUp68................OUT

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  • FishdflatsFishdflats Posts: 176 Deckhand
    Guidenet wrote: »
    Thank you everyone for your concern. The tornado that hit the home reinjured the back but it's on the mend now. The main guy that was robbing me is in jail and his trial comes up in October.


    Holy Cow Craig, Glad to hear that you are doing ok, given the circumstances. Also glad to hear that the guy robbing you is in jail. Were you able to recuperate any of the lenses that were stolen from you?
    -Luis
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • GuidenetGuidenet Posts: 239 Officer
    Not a single lens. He ditched the last lens right before the police nabbed him. It's in his parent's house, but we've not been able to find it. Even though the two women across the street saw him with it as he left my house, he claims he didn't steal it. Even though the knife he had in his pocket was in the same drawer, he still holds to this.
    Nikon D800, D3S, D700, D300, Canon G1X, Sigma 15 f/2.8 Fisheye, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, Nikon 16-35 f/4 VR, Nikon 28 f/1.8G AFS, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, Nikon 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 AFS VR, Nikon 35 f/2, Nikon 50 f/1.8 G, Nikon 60 f/2.8 G Micro, Nikon 85 f/1.4 AFS G, Nikon 105 f/2.5 AI, Sigma 150 f/2.8 APO Macro, Nikon 300 f/2.8 AFS VR, Nikon 500 f/4 -P, Interfit Stellar X complete six light studio
  • FishdflatsFishdflats Posts: 176 Deckhand
    Guidenet wrote: »
    Not a single lens. He ditched the last lens right before the police nabbed him. It's in his parent's house, but we've not been able to find it. Even though the two women across the street saw him with it as he left my house, he claims he didn't steal it. Even though the knife he had in his pocket was in the same drawer, he still holds to this.


    That's too bad. Well if he did not steal "Just Borrowed it" tell him to return it. Makes you just want to slap him a few times. By the way, finally found the 35mm 1.8 I wanted. Found while in Atlanta a couple of weeks ago. And got to say, I am very happy with the cost and quality of pictures I am getting with it on the D80.
    -Luis
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • WaterEngineerWaterEngineer Posts: 24,415 AG
    Yes, the 35mm 1.8 is nearly superb, especially for the cost.
  • FishdflatsFishdflats Posts: 176 Deckhand
    I have been looking for one everywhere for the last 6 months or more, but to no avail. And online the prices had been ridiculously expensive (Between 270 and 300). Now, just waiting for a D300S replacement and looking for the Bugma (Sigma 150mm).
    -Luis
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
  • mississippi macmississippi mac Posts: 4,222 Captain
    My contribution to birds....
    bayou at horn isalnd....

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    IMG_1672ppC by mississippi mac, on Flickr

    tim
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
    The Real White Dog

    if you can't catch a fish...catch a buzz....
    #12976, joined 8-17-2002
  • GuidenetGuidenet Posts: 239 Officer
    That's a great image of a Great Blue Heron, Tim. I loved it. I hate that Flickr makes it hard to post though. I went here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/[email protected]/5918687597/
    Nikon D800, D3S, D700, D300, Canon G1X, Sigma 15 f/2.8 Fisheye, Sigma 10-20 f/4-5.6, Nikon 16-35 f/4 VR, Nikon 28 f/1.8G AFS, Tamron 17-50 f/2.8, Nikon 35-70 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 80-200 f/2.8 AFD, Nikon 70-300 f/4.5-5.6 VR, Nikon 80-400 f/4.5-5.6 AFS VR, Nikon 35 f/2, Nikon 50 f/1.8 G, Nikon 60 f/2.8 G Micro, Nikon 85 f/1.4 AFS G, Nikon 105 f/2.5 AI, Sigma 150 f/2.8 APO Macro, Nikon 300 f/2.8 AFS VR, Nikon 500 f/4 -P, Interfit Stellar X complete six light studio
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