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Registered: December 2010
Posts: 70
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Still practicing with my 400mm set up using a 70-200mm/2.8 lens with a 2x teleconverter. This is a zoo shot. Nothing really exciting except that the 2x teleconverter works very well in auto focusing making this a nice 400mm/5.6 lens. I will also have to comment how sharp this new lens is even with the teleconverter. This shot was at ISO 1000 @ f/6.3, 1/4000s 390mm handheld.
· Date: Sat February 19, 2011 · Views: 508 ·
Keywords: Zoo, peacock, 70-200mm/f2.8, TC20E III, garo
Camera Make / Model: Nikon D700
Lens Make / Focal Length: Nikon 70-200mm/2.8 VR II
Filters / Type Used: TC 20E III teleconverter
State / County / Area Image Taken: Little Rock Zoo
Country Image Taken
United States of America
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Registered: December 2009
Posts: 3,733
Sat February 19, 2011 7:50pm

Not like any peacock I've ever seen but as with all species of animals and birds there is a great variety and we probably here are limited to just one of the many species of peacock. The contrast between the peacock and the background helps to make this bird stand out strongly. I would imagine this shot was off a tripod to get such sharp and clear detailing on the peacock's plumage and form.


Registered: December 2010
Posts: 70
Sat February 19, 2011 7:58pm

Actually, this was handheld at 1/4000s.

Registered: January 2009
Posts: 175
Sat February 19, 2011 8:03pm

super detail and a very steady hand,nice DOF giving that creamy BG ... very nice work indeed.

Registered: August 2010
Posts: 59
Sat February 19, 2011 8:59pm

Great capture Gary, the details and colors are excellent along with that BG.

I'm glad to hear that holding that's lens by the tripod mount is working for you. I have found that holding it that way keeps it steady, ready and secure.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,660
Sat February 19, 2011 9:38pm

A super S shape and I really like the curved sweep of wing feathers. You've managed to capture the feather texture without harsh sharpness and the colours are wonderful.

Registered: February 2009
Posts: 1,497
Sat February 19, 2011 11:06pm

I love the details here - either you have the steady hands of a surgeon or you used your trusty tripod for this one. SENSATIONAL!

Registered: January 2011
Sat February 19, 2011 11:08pm

Not exciting.....well I think it is. Excellent color and detail with a perfect dof. Love it.

Registered: August 2010
Posts: 1,105
Sat February 19, 2011 11:35pm

Wonderful detail and clarity; such fun to have a new toy and one that is working so beautifully.

Registered: December 2010
Sun February 20, 2011 1:37pm

Beautiful bird ,the feathers just cascade down like a waterfall of blue superb job Gary

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