Tuesday, July 29, 2014

Beautiful Heron

On my last photo tour, I spotted this 'guy', whom I think is a Heron. But, I could be wrong. If so, please do let me know. I will update my post and e-bow to you, as a show of my gratitude.

And, I have another question for my dear readers: Will a 400mm VR Nikon lens make that big a difference? I currently have a non-VR Nikon 300mm lens. I wish I could zoom in some more and avoid the shake. Hence the question.

So, here is the sequence of the photographs. I spot the guy in the distance. It is raining and I take a quick shot with the kit lens.
Next, I park my cycle under a rather large tree; mount the telephoto and start taking more photos. All the photos below have been cropped.
The preening begins.
Dang - I thought I cleaned myself very nicely earlier today. All this muck...
What's that?
I need a breather...
Ha-ha! I found you, little buggers.
Now, let me see who else is hiding under there...
Cleaning; head to wing-tip.

By the way, my friend Steve, of DFWPTP, wondered if I will ever give out information on what cameras I use.

Sure, I will be glad to:
1. Nikon D7000 DSLR: This replaces my old D70. For those of you, who are nerdish, the efficiency/gain is calculated as follows: D7000/D70=100 :)
2. I use different lenses on the DSLRs:

  • A Nikon Macro - 105mm, 1:2.8 D 
  • A Nikon telephoto - 70-300mm AF Nikkor1:4-5.6 G
  • Nikon kit lens - 18-70mm AF-S Nikkor 1:3.5-4.5 G 
  • A Sigma wide-angle lens (10-20mm, f/4-5.6 EX DC HSM Nikon AF). None of my lenses are VR. My hands ain't either, which may be evident in some of the photos. No big deal!

3. My box cameras (with only an electronic zoom) are; Pentax Optio W-90 (a shock-proof, water-proof and mud-proof and Chandra-proof camera; has been dropped from 5-6 ft height, several times, accidentally and yet works like a charm) and the camera on my iPhone 5s.
4. I do have a GoPro Hero 2 HD, which I don't use often. One of those things that I keep in my arsenal, for who knows when I would need it. The application of this camera; was to find out where there were holes in my neighbor's roof.

I am not sure what I am going to do with my D70, yet. But, it doesn't take up as much room as my old cycling magazines, so I might just keep it, for a rainy day, perhaps.

Lastly, I am not an Optics expert. If you have any difficult questions, please check online/Nikon's website :)

Peace :)

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