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Goslings This was taken today Ferdy with new gear. I love it, it was overcast, but at f/2.8 not a problem.  Alabama,Branta canadensis,Canada Goose,Geotagged,United States,bird,birds,colorful,fauna,geese,goose,gosling,goslings,nature,water,wildlife Click/tap to enlarge Promoted

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  1. Wonderful shot, Danny, must feel great to play with such new toys :)

    I do have a technical remark. You have used a shutter speed of 1/3200s which is very, very fast. In fact, for a daylight situation, with an incredible F2.8, it is probably much faster than needed to freeze the action. The result of that very fast shutter speed is that the ISO in this case is relatively high (1400), which results in noise. It's not a big problem in most cases, but it does present itself when viewing the image in a large format, or when printing it.

    What I'm saying is that you have a fabulous light sensitive lens, yet you did not use its full potential in this case. The lens you have could have captured this same image at 1/500s with an ISO of 200 or lower, that's how good it is. In fact, a general rule of thumb is 1 divided by the focal length as a minimum shutter speed, so even 1/200s could have worked.

    I shall now point out that I'm a hypocrite myself. I am assuming that you're shooting at auto ISO. I do it all the time with heavy zoom lenses, because often there simply is no time to think about the settings. So I'm not criticizing how you captured it, or the result of it, I'm only pointing out that your lens has a lot more power in it left still, but you probably already know that.

    Anyway, I personally love the feeling of a big new powerful camera in my hands, I wish you a lot of fun in this gear evolution.

    Back on topic: cuteness alert, promoted.
    Posted 8 years ago, modified 8 years ago
    1. LOl was so Excited at using the camera never noticed i had the SS so high or would have taken it down to around 1/1000 or less they weren't moving that fast. I was shooting in SS with ISO on auto. Posted 8 years ago
      1. I actually have a good Nikon tip. Perhaps you already know it, but I'll share it anyway. Auto ISO is in many ways a blessing when you're shooting fast, diverse topics. Rather than having it off entirely, you can actually tune it. For example you can enable auto ISO yet configure it so that it never goes above a certain ISO, or below a minimum shutter speed. This way you get the best of both worlds: auto ISO, yet constrained to your quality requirements. That quality requirements can either be speed or ISO. Posted 8 years ago, modified 8 years ago
        1. I usually keep mine set at ISO 6400 top out on this camera and 1/60 on SS. It is a great tip to pass on I learned it from a wedding photographer. He used manual indoors where the lighting was constant the switched to Aperture and auto ISO for outside where conditions where constantly changing.
          Posted 8 years ago
        2. What you fail to understand is that those are the infamous "Japanese Bullet Goslings" a rare man made version emulating Japan's famous bullet trains. They travel at speeds of over 100kph and leave rooster tails of water behind them at least 40 feet tall. Sorry I'm laughing as I'm typing this and the spelling errors are atrocious. :) Posted 8 years ago
          1. In that cause your shutter speed is way too slow on this one. Or, they are so fast that you froze them at the exact moment that they circled the earth fully. Posted 8 years ago
        3. LMAO that's it exactly! the timing was incredible. Posted 8 years ago
          1. In fact, I think this is only one gosling. You captured it as it was circling the planet twice while you pressed the shutter release. Why does it not look exactly the same then? Well, when traveling at light speed, one ages at a different rate than the observer.

            Ok, I'll stop now.
            Posted 8 years ago

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The Canada goose is a goose with a black head and neck, white patches on the face, and a brown body. Native to arctic and temperate regions of North America, it also occasionally migrates to northern Europe, and has been introduced to Britain, New Zealand, and other temperate regions.

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Uploaded May 2, 2014. Captured May 2, 2013 07:58 in 1201-1209 Randall Street, Gadsden, AL 35901, USA.
  • NIKON D7100
  • f/2.8
  • 1/3200s
  • ISO1400
  • 200mm