Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Nikon 70-300 VR: The Common Flameback Woodpecker

I just got the Nikon 70-300 VR and was happily testing it when a Common Flameback Woodpecker perched itself on a tree behind our house. Instinctively I set the lens to 300 mm and took two shots before it flew away again! It is surprising that in the heart of Kolkata you can still see woodpeckers! The lens seems to be a good one!

15 comments:

  1. Beautiful bird! We have a subspecies of this bird over here. It's now being considered whether a different species altogether. It's back is crimson,the color of the crown of this one in the photo.

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  2. Just had a look at the photographs of the Himalayas and elsewhere on your site. Loved them all, especially the older images taken with TPs..

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  3. Gorgeous Sujoy, the photo as well as the ability to keep an eye out for woodpeckers in the chaos of Cal, anuradha

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  4. looking at the world with pride... :-)

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  5. beautiful photo. what else can it be with you behind the lens...

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  6. Hi Sujoy, The picture is a feast to the eyes with exotic colors. Sikkim has more to offer to your lens...Cheers!

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  7. Sujoy beautiful photo. Its not easy to hold a 30mm lens that still or did you have a tripod? Actually your house and garden is like an oasis for birds. Recently I saw a pair of green barbets and a black headed oriole.

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  8. The lens is a 70-300 VR lens so I did not need to use a tripod. The lens itself allows you to hand hold at low shutter speeds provided the subject is not moving. A great advantage for wildlife and candid photography.

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  9. Excellet. Were you on "auto"?

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  10. It's really shows your great photography experience of Himalayan region Sujoy.........

    Great Collection of pictures

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  11. Incredible photo taken without a tripod .. incredible colors ... was it processed in your computer?

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  12. The photograph was shot in raw on a Nikon D80 and then converted to Jpeg using Capture NX by Nikon.

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  13. Awesome shot....The colors and the details are amazing in this pic.

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