New lens, first shot
- ramthakur (56953)
- [2007-03-21 14:05]
You have gone for a wonderful replacement, Simon. This amazing shot proves it beyond doubt. The entire flock of these birds is in perfect focus and the composition is a winner!
Thanks for sharing this fantastic picture taken with your new lens.
- ellis49 (2254)
- [2007-03-21 14:14]
congrats on your new lens, it's very good, I know, I have own one for my Canon and it worked well with a 1.4x Sigma converter.
Yur picture is very nice with good details and lovely colours.
- Mana (18598)
- [2007-03-21 14:42]
Wonderful flock of birds capture. I like the different stages of flight of each bird, caught prefectly with amazing sharpness. Very nicely composed too. Kudos.
- Evelynn (14454)
- [2007-03-21 15:13]
It looks like it does the job. I have been eyeing the same Canon lens... but can't justify the price right now : (
Nice work. It looks three dimensional.
Evelynn : )
- fartash (5161)
- [2007-03-21 15:15]
Perfect compo and lighting,
Congratulation for new lens :-)
- hester (11638)
- [2007-03-21 15:45]
What did you do to them :) The new lens is a great success. Perfect focus. Great light and a wonderful composition.
- horia (16656)
- [2007-03-21 17:30]
Splendid work and splendid choice! Congrats on your new toy and hope we'll see lots of cool photos with it:)
It seems to be working very well and for an apperture value of only F/2.8 you've got a great DOF on this shot.
I really this "busy" composition...it gives an excellent impression on the gregarious way of life of the starlings.
You also managed to capture some pretty wonderfull poses here and at 1/800 you froze the movement very nicely.
What i actually love at this shot is the fact taht you have as BG for the birds both grass and trees as well as that lovely blue sky...what a supeb color pallete.
The warm evening light did great to saturate all the tones and the exposure you used is...well...perfect!
Having said all that, the only thing i can add is a big BRAVO and "To many more!" [imagine me now raising a glass to that ;)) ]
Cheers and TFS
- mogens-j (20)
- [2007-03-21 18:04]
Congratulations with your new toy - seems to work pretty well. This is not an easy task but you did well. Most of the birds are well focused. The light is well handled too.
- jaycee (25460)
- [2007-03-22 11:28]
Congratulations on your new lens. You are using it well. This is a wonderful flock in motion. It is amazing how detailed each individual bird is.
Looks like pt.
- Alex99 (23735)
- [2007-03-22 13:16]
I congratulate you on purchasing new lens. It is very glad event in the life of any photographer. If I can see this lens in your hands works perfectly. Contrast, colours, sharpness are great. And BG, its blurriness is simply fantastic. I also like the pictured scene very much. It is very attractive and wonderful. My compliments and best wishes.
- Captive_Light (0)
- [2007-03-23 4:31]
Works well Simon, you isolated the birds nicely, good DOF and nice colours...
- dB_grafix (3019)
- [2007-03-25 5:13]
That turned out good for 2.8. I would think it would be overexposed. Great wing stoppage and point of view.
- mirceax (6261)
- [2007-03-25 8:19]
great in action shot,beautiful bg and colours!
Congratulations on your new lens!