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Old Mar 4, 2012, 1:21 PM   #1
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Default Ross's Geese...Landing shots

There are very few Ross's geese left here in N. California. It's been a very dry winter and they are heading back north a little earlier than normal.
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Old Mar 4, 2012, 1:23 PM   #2
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Great series Steve. I think the last one is my favorite.

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Thanks JJ. I appreciate your compliment. Cheers
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Another great series Steve. #3 is really cool
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Old Mar 7, 2012, 8:26 PM   #8
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Steve, again, all great shots.

I particularly like:
the harmony feeling of #1
the detail captured in #2 (and bright sky background)...
the context of #3 (that's a lotta geese!) and
the softer colours in #4 work well imho for this photo.

So ALL are good.

Can you please remind me... what lens - are you using? I see from Exif a Nikon D7000 with a 400mm reported focal length. Is that the Nikkor 200-400mm f4?

Thanks again for your great photos.

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Steve, again, all great shots.

I particularly like:
the harmony feeling of #1
the detail captured in #2 (and bright sky background)...
the context of #3 (that's a lotta geese!) and
the softer colours in #4 work well imho for this photo.

So ALL are good.

Can you please remind me... what lens - are you using? I see from Exif a Nikon D7000 with a 400mm reported focal length. Is that the Nikkor 200-400mm f4?

Thanks again for your great photos.

Paul
Yes, that's right. It is the 200-400mm f/4 VR. I had been using a 1.4 teleconverter on it for awhile. But, when I took it off and started shooting with just he lens I was reminded and saw how amazing that lens is all by itself. I am hesitant to ever put the 1.4 TC on again.
I have also used that lens on my Nikon D300 with equally good results. The D7000 seems to have a better sensor for exposure than does the D300. I usually have to dial the exposure compensation back a stop or two (-.3 or -.7) to get the best exposures. The D7000 is always spot on when set at 0.0.
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I like them all; I would have a hard time deciding a favorite.
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