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NIKON D700
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May 19, 2010, 4:20:53 PM
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Like an Angel by KeldBach Like an Angel by KeldBach
Stumbled across this shot from last summer. The male Swan at the local lagoon showing off for his madam. 300mm + 2x teleconverter = 600mm.



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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Wow I love that picture!! Do you take lots of pictures of swans? If you do you should go to the Swannery in Abbotsbury, in England. That's where I took all my swan photos (they aren't tame they just stay there if they want too). :) Would you mind having a look at some of mine? (Sorry I'm asking so many questions.)
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2011
Thanks very much. I like your swan pictures too. By the way, I visited your beautiful country some years ago and particularly enjoyed my stay at the Penang Island. So much to see there :)
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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks! I'm glad you like my pictures and my country. :) By any chance did you also visit Pangkor or Langkawi?
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
Yes, I visited Pangkor Island as well, but only for a couple of days to relax a bit before heading south to Singapore and Indonesia. I remember staying in a small fishing village with a nice beach and very few tourists, but that has probably changed a lot since then. I took hundreds of colours slides from that trip that still need to be digitized, but I have posted a few here if you like to see them [link] :)
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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh thanks for telling me. I loved your Malaysia pictures, especially the fishing boats and the Snake Temple. I hope you enjoyed staying there. :)
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Feb 22, 2011
I certainly did, and hope to come back some time :)
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TigerDragon1001 Featured By Owner Feb 23, 2011  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
:)
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Kiarachu Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
*o* wow...what a beautiful composition!Great shot!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Thanks very much, Chiara :)
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Kiarachu Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
You're welcome :3
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LightConcorde Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful shot :)
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Thanks my friend :)
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:iconbull04:
Bull04 Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Great shot! :clap:
With what kind of lens you made the recording?
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Thank you. I use a Nikon 300mm telephoto lens.
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:iconbull04:
Bull04 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Thank you.
Do you use a converter for the 300mm?
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Yes, a 2x converter :)
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:iconbull04:
Bull04 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
If the converter from Nikon?
I would like to buy one for my lens, you have to make manual focus or make it over the auto focus.
Already, thanks for the reply.:wave:
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
The tele converter is from Kenko and it works with auto focus too, but it's quite slow. Most of the time I use the 1.4x converter, which is faster and also a little sharper than the 2x converter.
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Bull04 Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Which lens you take for your animal pictures.
I've just bought the Sigma 120-400mm and there is still much to exercise such good pictures as you make it. But I already know I need a converter, I think I'll try with 1.4. Do you have experience with the Sigma or the Nikon or Nikon is the best of Kenko.

I wish you a nice rest of weekend

Greetings
Bull04 :)
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Most of the time I use this lens: Nikkor 300mm f/4D ED IF AF-S. You can read a review here: [link]

I don't have any experiences with Sigma lenses, except for the 10-20mm wide angle lens. I just checked your gallery and the shots of the Snow Owl are very nice. Just keep shooting and practising with your 120-400mm and you will get more good results. If you prefer to shoot handheld, you should definitely choose the 1.4x converter, since the 2x is very difficult to use without a tripod. I think Kenko's converter is better (more useful), since Nikon's converter is only for manual focus, even it's much more expensive.

Have a nice weekend too :)
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utico Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
" Schwanensee "
" Swan Lake "
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Yeah, that's right :)
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SalemCat Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Absolutely Beautiful!!!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Thanks, Debbie :)
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PhotoByTrace Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Lovely feather detail!
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:iconkeldbach:
KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Thanks, Trace :)
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Amatuer-Pics-By-Me Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011
Wow....beautiful!
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Glad you like it :)
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:iconuvgirl:
UvGirl Featured By Owner Jan 28, 2011   Photographer
Great shot. You captured this just Beautifully. :)
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KeldBach Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011
Thanks very much :)
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:iconuvgirl:
UvGirl Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2011   Photographer
Your welcome. :)
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