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Old Dec 3, 2011, 11:23 PM   #1
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Default Spaniel National Amateur Field Trial

Just wanted to share a few pics. All are taken with the D3s (I'm really loving that camera), the 70-200 f2.8 VRII, coupled with the TC-14E II.

This set is all at ISO800 (which I almost always use when I have the light) and f8.

A couple portraits





A couple retrieves. The autofocus does a nice job of tracking, even with lots of grass in the foreground.





A cool drink after a work out.

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Old Dec 3, 2011, 11:40 PM   #2
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Default Higher ISO in fading light

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I traded Vicky the D3s for her dog Kizzy (Just for this pic:-) My dogs ran against Kizzy a few years ago, and I came up short most of the time.

ISO6400



Another ISO6400, this time a retreive.



Last shot of the day is the sunset at ISO 12,800

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Old Dec 4, 2011, 11:52 AM   #3
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Very nice, Greg. Excellent action shots.
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Great shots of the retrievals!
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Hi Greg,

Albeit, all the images are just great, but, that first image is really just perfectly focused and composed. And thanks for sharing your settings used. I, frankly wouldn't have thought to use an ISO as high. I'll have to give it a try.

By they way, nice to finally be able two associate a face with the name.

Tomorrow morning at 6am, I'm picking up a friend and heading east as far as I can go in this state - which is Truro and Provincetown. Hoping to catch some early morning seascapes and landscapes.
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........thanks Greg, as usual very enjoyable to see your images of the dogs and kudos to Vicky for a great shot of you & Kizzy
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For the action pics, like the retrieves, the camera is a dream. It continues to astound me what the autofocus is capable of.

Zig, ISO 800 is clean with that camera. I could bump it down to ISO 200 or 400, but shutter speed isn't a bad thing and using a longish lens like the 70-200, its nice to shoot around f8 to f16 for depth of field. Landscapes would be a different story, of course.

As for the pic of me, better instill that in the memory banks. I don't spend much time on that side of the camera. Vicky seems to know her stuff with the camera. She only needed to know how to make it autofocus (a separate button as I have it set up) and the first words from her were "That pose just won't work" and instructed me what she wanted. I'm sure I could learn a thing or two from her.
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Very nice pictures, the 4th picture of the 1st set is my favorite.
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