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JAS_Photo
03-07-2009, 03:26 PM
Ok, these are just quick one offs of my bird. I was just playing around with her and they are not done with proper lighting or anything. Just for fun.

The Lens preferred by more birds?

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3554/3335437461_eb29c9d91b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jas_photos/3335437461/sizes/m/)


Why it's Nikon of course.


http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3373/3336270504_3e67342217.jpg

tomorrowstreasures
03-07-2009, 03:33 PM
too cute!

Gem
03-07-2009, 03:41 PM
too cute!

Definitely! :goodvibes

jjeling
03-07-2009, 04:08 PM
I know how to get rid of the birds! Make sure you get rid of the Raivens!! haha.


Thats a nice looking bird, and lens as well. I bet that one costs a pretty penny or two.

JAS_Photo
03-07-2009, 04:20 PM
Actually, no I bought it (refurbished by Nikon) on eBay for around $180.00. It's not a fancy fast lens but it is light and for now it serves my purposes well. It is the AF-S NIKKOR 55-200mm 4-5.6 G ED VR. As you can see it is quite slow on the long end but it lets you play around with telephoto on the cheap. (Ha! Ha! bird pun!) Now if you have a decent flash, you may be able to compensate for some of the slowness of the lens. I just never thought of flash with a long lens outside before. Thank you, thank you, Mad Aussie.

Mad Aussie
03-11-2009, 02:54 AM
Actually, no I bought it (refurbished by Nikon) on eBay for around $180.00. It's not a fancy fast lens but it is light and for now it serves my purposes well. It is the AF-S NIKKOR 55-200mm 4-5.6 G ED VR. As you can see it is quite slow on the long end but it lets you play around with telephoto on the cheap. (Ha! Ha! bird pun!) Now if you have a decent flash, you may be able to compensate for some of the slowness of the lens. I just never thought of flash with a long lens outside before. Thank you, thank you, Mad Aussie.
Never be afraid to flash raiven :eek:
http://bestsmileys.com/flasher/2.gif

I use flash a lot but mostly as fill and also to stop the action. Even my stuffed snake series had the flash going but only enough to put a twinkle in his eye ;)

I like your Nikon advert with your parrot ... very cool! :D

JAS_Photo
03-11-2009, 03:07 AM
Never be afraid to flash raiven :eek:

Uh oh.