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Old Apr 28, 2011, 3:12 PM   #1
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There is always those who try a stab at life from a different perspective......so it is with this fellow.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 3:18 PM   #2
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These shots were taken at about 75 yards out on a sandbar, using the nikon 300mm f4 with the nikon TC 1.4. Which I believe is the 35mm equivilant of a little over 600mm. Not too bad considering the loose nut behind the view finder.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 7:03 PM   #3
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The first one is great. Lovely colors and detail, but the clown on the left really makes the shot.
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Old Apr 28, 2011, 7:22 PM   #4
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That first shot really made my day!!! Great work!!!

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Old Apr 28, 2011, 7:53 PM   #5
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There is always those who try a stab at life from a different perspective......so it is with this fellow.
With the neck of that fellow, I have to agree with you that he literally does have a different perspective in life. I can't help but notice that these birds look like they're wearing a mohawk. .

Anyway, excellent shots! The first one is really attention-grabbing. Love the composition and the mood, and of course, the bird's awkward position. Keep on shooting!
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Agree with all of the above. That #1 is a great shot. Thanks for sharing.

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Old Apr 29, 2011, 6:39 AM   #7
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#1 is excellent timing and composition.
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Old Apr 29, 2011, 11:16 AM   #8
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Thanx for the comments. With the change of the seasons here on the Great Lakes, so it is true with the change of the waterfowl. Gone are the variety of ducks and majority of geese who winter here. The eagles have parted for other hunting grounds and are no longer seen on the ice flows in search of easy prey. It is true that the TC's lose you a stop of light but do seem to focus quite quickly considering, as long as the lighting is well. They do afford one a bit more reach in the event that one is needed. Are they worth Nikons cost...I dont believe so, and yet they are handy to have in the bag if the opportunity arises. The 300 f4 is worth the cash alone....the TC is akin to that extra set of batteries one carrys into the timber along with his GPS for insurance.
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Great photos, #1 is awesome.
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I agree with all of the above. Great shots. Number one is the pick of the two.
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