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Nancy Elwood

2015 Galapagos Adventure

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Last year I spend 10 days aboard a boat in the Galapagos Islands.  It was an amazing trip to say the least!!!!  Before we left for the islands, we spent a day up in the highlands of Ecuador with lots of hummingbirds.  I used mostly the Nikon D810 camera body which gave me so much latitude, especially with iso.  The first, of the Collared Inca Hummingbird, was taken with D810 and Nikon 300 f/4, ED, AF-S lens, non VR version, at iso 10,000 for example. 

 

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Wow! Terrific shots, Nancy! I have a feeling you and our Pepe (who organises our safaris) will get along really well if you like birds. :) 

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Wow , another terrific series

The  birds you show are the same I've seen in Isla Isabel, 

Isla Isabel google map

 

This year I was able to capture a red beak tropical bird as the one shown in your last image, a bit difficult as it is usually quite a fast flier, but it tends to hover when he gets close to the nest

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Regards,

Armando

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well, what to say ... excellent work Nancy!

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Never mind the words ... just hum along and keep on going...

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Nancy

 

I hope you do not mind my adding an image from my 2005 Galapagos trip.

 

D70 and 28-200.  Why do I need to buy more photo equipment? (no answers to Mrs A, please).

 

 

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7 minutes ago, Anthony said:

D70 and 28-200.  Why do I need to buy more photo equipment? (no answers to Mrs A, please).

Because the second red hair top left is a bit mushy and the brandnew D8 + the super coated 1200mm/f1.4 would have given you a crisp and clear image :D

Joking aside ... wrong question asked anyway as you know ;)

Wonderful image Athony!


Never mind the words ... just hum along and keep on going...

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Anthony, very nice image!  My very first digital camera was the D70.  In good light and perfect conditions the D70 would be fine, but cameras are really like computers now.  Newer  and improved technology all the time.  I might suggest if sometime you could upgrade to the D7200.  A wonderful sensor, great AF and 24 Megapixels.  Since the D500 has come out I think you could get the D7200 at a very good price.

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Chris, Nancy, we always seek better.  It is the curse (and the pleasure) of humanity.

 

I hope to have my new Fuji X-T2 this week.

 

The D70 went to my younger daughter some years ago.

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Fantastic set of photos again, Nancy!

 

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1 hour ago, The Swede said:

Very very nice, the photo of the bird with open mouth is awesome;)

 

Thanks so much!  That one is called a Lava Gull.

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Nancy your gift for wildlife imagery is stellar...

Such an elegant visual statement latent within...

Truly enjoyed seeing species I'll likely never have the privilege to behold...

 

btw, were all of these captures with the Nikon 300 f/4, ED, AF-S?

I had completely forgotten that this professional quality glass can focus down to 4.7 feet with a maximum reproduction Ratio 1:3.7

And even with it's metal construction at 1,440 g it is certainly hand holdable...

 

With each of your post I grow my knowledge base...

Please continue to share your wonderful wildlife artistry...

Thanks!

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16 hours ago, Thomas Van Dyke said:

Nancy your gift for wildlife imagery is stellar...

Such an elegant visual statement latent within...

Truly enjoyed seeing species I'll likely never have the privilege to behold...

 

btw, were all of these captures with the Nikon 300 f/4, ED, AF-S?

I had completely forgotten that this professional quality glass can focus down to 4.7 feet with a maximum reproduction Ratio 1:3.7

And even with it's metal construction at 1,440 g it is certainly hand holdable...

 

With each of your post I grow my knowledge base...

Please continue to share your wonderful wildlife artistry...

Thanks!

 

Very much appreciated Thomas!  Not all were taken with the 300 f/4, non VR.  The first three images, the hummingbirds were and the Red-billed tropic bird, the last image, was taken with the 300, which I find to be a fine lens and very handholdable, plus takes the Nikon 1.4 TC just fine.  The iguana was taken with the Nikon 24-85 G VR lens and the waved albatross pair was taken with the Nikon 70-200 f/4 G lens.

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