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Old Feb 24, 2010, 5:30 PM   #1
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These are my first photos of seagulls. Iīm also new to my DSLR. A Nikon D5000. Please tell me what you think of them.
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Old Feb 24, 2010, 5:57 PM   #2
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Here are some more seagull shots.









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Old Feb 25, 2010, 6:09 AM   #3
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I think they are very good, and would be well pleased if they were mine, especially picture no 4. What lens did you use no your DS5000? was it the standard kit lens or something special.
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 8:36 AM   #4
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I think they are very good, and would be well pleased if they were mine, especially picture no 4. What lens did you use no your DS5000? was it the standard kit lens or something special.
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Hello Alun!
Thanks for the positive comments.
The lens I used on all these photos is the kit lens from Nikon D70. Nikkor 18-70 DX. So I have no stabilizer in the camera house or in the lens. So Iīm really happy with the way the photos turned out. Also all these photos are taken all handheld.
I think I love this lens.
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Old Feb 25, 2010, 10:33 PM   #5
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I think you had a very funny afternoon hunting these birds, right?

This is why I want a huge tele.

Of course the lens is good, the sunny day allowed fast fotos, besides the photographer skill! But it also gives me a good reference about D5000, the model I'm thinkink about...

What do you think about it, Daniel?

- Do you like the feel and general use of it?
- Do you use the LiveView? Is it usable?
- What about the titling LCD?
- And, did you shot anything in low light?
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these look great!
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Old Feb 26, 2010, 2:22 AM   #7
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I think you had a very funny afternoon hunting these birds, right?

This is why I want a huge tele.

Of course the lens is good, the sunny day allowed fast fotos, besides the photographer skill! But it also gives me a good reference about D5000, the model I'm thinkink about...

What do you think about it, Daniel?

- Do you like the feel and general use of it?
- Do you use the LiveView? Is it usable?
- What about the titling LCD?
- And, did you shot anything in low light?
Hello!
Thank you. I would also like a huge tele.

About the D5000.
The feel and general use of it is great I think.
The live view is something I dont use that much. It slows the camera down a lot. It may be useful when shooting landscape, portratíts and so on. But not for fast action photo. The fact that you can tilt the LCD is great I think. I havenīt actually done that to much, but itīs great to have that possibility. I havenīt shot that much in low light, but I have a couple of shots for you. Search flickr for more lowlight shots otherwise.

All in all I can say that Iīm very pleased with the D5000. Itīs easy and fun to use.
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Thank you:-)

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A word of advice. Since you don't have the reach to do real wildlife shooting, those shots in which there are bits of landscape (or boats or whatever) look better than those where we are just looking at a bird in the sky.

You did amazingly well in giving us detail on these gulls with such a small lens, but as I said, this display of detail would look better if balanced by something else in the image besides the bird.

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A word of advice. Since you don't have the reach to do real wildlife shooting, those shots in which there are bits of landscape (or boats or whatever) look better than those where we are just looking at a bird in the sky.

You did amazingly well in giving us detail on these gulls with such a small lens, but as I said, this display of detail would look better if balanced by something else in the image besides the bird.

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Thanks for the advice. I have actually never taken any photos of birds before. These were my first ones. And I like it, so I will have to look at a lots of bird photos to learn more. I am going to buy a Nikon 55-200 vr lens in a few days, so I think it will be even more fun to take bird pics with that. I will have your tip in mind next time I take photos on birds.
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