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Trying my luck at waterfowl photography...

Postby bones498 » Wed May 27, 2009 12:58 am

Last season I brought my camera out into the blind to try my luck at photographing the excitement and adventure of waterfowl hunting......what do you think so far?

The first photo we were changing the spread and a few pintail decided to drop in on us......thats why we are out in the open.

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Re: Trying my luck at waterfowl photography...

Postby Spiraleyes » Fri May 29, 2009 10:35 am

Very nice! Quality pictures
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Re: Trying my luck at waterfowl photography...

Postby REM1100 » Fri May 29, 2009 11:50 am

Good shot composition.
Keep at it and shoot some more to post
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Re: Trying my luck at waterfowl photography...

Postby bones498 » Fri May 29, 2009 12:53 pm

Thanks guys! For my first year photographing waterfowl I had a blast! I can't wait until next season.I will post some more pics as soon as I have the time to process them on my computer.

Thanks again!
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Re: Trying my luck at waterfowl photography...

Postby hunter121390 » Fri May 29, 2009 12:55 pm

great pics :beer:
If it flies it dies
Take em'
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"kill em' all, let God sort em out."
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Re: Trying my luck at waterfowl photography...

Postby bones498 » Sun May 31, 2009 3:02 am

Another sample from a scouting trip last month.....
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Re: Trying my luck at waterfowl photography...

Postby REM1100 » Sun May 31, 2009 7:57 am

Another set of great action shots.
You must be doing some effective scouting. giving some great rewards
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Re: Trying my luck at waterfowl photography...

Postby phishbum » Mon Jun 01, 2009 3:15 pm

I really like the picture of the goose taking off. :thumbsup:
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Re: Trying my luck at waterfowl photography...

Postby bones498 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 8:39 pm

Here are a few from last week.....
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Re: Trying my luck at waterfowl photography...

Postby REM1100 » Thu Aug 27, 2009 10:10 pm

Good pics in the pond.
Are you using digital zoom..lots of noise. Try to get a little closer for the optical zoom
Keep on shooting :thumbsup: :clapping:
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Re: Trying my luck at waterfowl photography...

Postby bones498 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 1:35 am

Nope, I was using a Nikon d70 Iso 400 and a nikon 200mm f2 lens. I cropped very little. My D300 is in the shop for a failed shutter (over 105,000 clicks :eek: ) so I was forced to shoot the D70 on my trip :no: .
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Re: Trying my luck at waterfowl photography...

Postby REM1100 » Fri Aug 28, 2009 10:39 am

The pic quality with that camera and fast lens should be outstanding
something is not quite right with the background and like I said there was quite some noise...maybe the ISO should be cut back to say 100-200 and maybe cut back on the contrast setting check your AE setting as a f2.8 could get you +3 E. Which metering function are you using.
Are you using a VR lens or are you freehand.
Anyways the composition is great, by the way with that many shots you should have the sensor filter cleaned..you will notice a considerable difference in IQ. You are getting great action shots. My subjects lately have been lifeless and lazy
A polariser should help with water shots
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Re: Trying my luck at waterfowl photography...

Postby Coleman24 » Thu Dec 17, 2009 5:20 pm

very nice pictures!!
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Re: Trying my luck at waterfowl photography...

Postby CWA » Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:21 pm

Love the pics!
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Re: Trying my luck at waterfowl photography...

Postby canbakchaser » Sun Jan 03, 2010 9:06 pm

i love the goose pic
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Re: Trying my luck at waterfowl photography...

Postby Decoy King » Sun Jan 17, 2010 10:08 pm

Those are really really cool pictures. I love the first goose pic of it going on the water. It is really really awesome.
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