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Old Nov 6, 2011, 9:20 PM   #11
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Thank you Saly.
The camera is a Nikon D7000, the lens is the Nikon 200-400m f/4 VR with the Nikon 1.4 teleconverter. The lens and TC are a killer combo. I have also used them on my D300 and have gotten similar results. It's all about the glass, not the camera. This is true about Canon glass as well.
It took me almost 5 years to save up for that lens. I have had it for almost 3 years and with the problems in Japan I noticed that it has gone up around $1600-$2000. Glad I could get it when I did.

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Old Nov 11, 2011, 9:28 AM   #12
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Great series again, Steve.

It's amazing to see the huge number of cranes. I agree what you wrote, good glass is so important.

Photo #2 seems to be out with the colour balance.

What is that grass / plant that is on the ground in most photos... that's also interesting, but somewhat busy in some photos (because it's quite detailed and not so small).

I like the 'squabbling with the neighbours' photo, the 'mum & junior' taking off as well as the two in flight.

Thanks for sharing.

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Thanks Paul. Tried to find out what the grass was but so far, no luck. I will keep on it until I find someone who knows. It is some kind of upland plant, not a wetland plant.

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G'day Steve

Just adding to the above ... an excellent series of images

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Thanks Phil, I appreciate the compliment. Steve
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Excellent Steve. What a fantastic series.
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Excellent Steve. What a fantastic series.

Thanks for the compliment. Cheers, Steve
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Amazing photos of an amazing creature - great to see your wonderful photos, and even better to see how well the cranes are thriving! So glad that wonderful lens is in your capable hands, and that this sanctuary is there for the diversity of wildlife.

PS - post a detailed photo of the plant in question - someone here will probably be able to ID it for you (probably not me, I do know many of our southeastern plants, but not your western species...)
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Thank you Bob and Mole. I appreciate your nice words.

Mole, I will try and get a close up shot of the plant in question. Most of the plants in that track are now under water so I will have to look around.

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