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Silver Gull in flight

By steevo46
Taken from a small boat with the original 80-400mm Nikon zoom at 200mm on a D300 and using a polarizing filter.

People on forums (who often haven't used the 80-400mm) think that this lens is not very good.
Not true, (see the cropped pic) it can take very sharp pics of birds in flight, ESPECIALLY AT 200mm!
It's a somewhat scary-big lens with the hood on but the 80mm end even works OK for portraits

Hey Nikon, come on, where is that affordable and sharp AF-S 400mm f5.6 prime lens!??

Tags: D300 Bird Seagull Bird in flight Silver gull Wildlife and nature

Voters: debu, tonyguitar, DavidMosey and 6 more


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debu 6 India
13 Jul 2013 1:04AM
Superb in flight captured.
debu

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tonyguitar 3 55 31 Canada
13 Jul 2013 1:16AM
Looks good to me,...Steevo. Our mew gull looks very similar except his legs and feet are a pale, 'baby food' green. The grace these gulls have in flight and their 'smarts' deserve more respect. Well done! TG
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 England
13 Jul 2013 7:56PM
Excellent Capture!! Great eye!!

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