Dribble dribble

By ColleenA
Good morning....
Thank you for all your votes and comments on my moonscape yesterday and to Billy (Williamsloane) for his UA, much appreciated....
This is a close up of a flamingo captured in Pelican bay. First day out with my new lens.\
Have a nice day

Tags: Wildlife and nature Walvis bay Pelican Bay Falmingo

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7 Mar 2014 4:36AM
Nice! Love all the water droplets on V1.
Great curves on those necks. Smile

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Nice set with V3 my choice great reflections and good composition. Well done Colleen.
Outstanding images Colleen V1 is magical!!! Love them all.

Lynette Grin
CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
7 Mar 2014 6:05AM
Wonderful images, Colleen, I particularly like the group gathering in V.4. Carol
NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 6:23AM
There is something quite beautiful and elegant about Flamingoes and you have captured them beautifully Colleen

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
Andysnapper 10 109 25 England
7 Mar 2014 6:43AM
Lovely group of shots Colleen, looks like the new monster lens is working very well indeed.

Very beautiful images , Colleen ! - I like them all ,but V4 is something special with 9 flamingos and the nicely distorted reflections in the water and the V formation. - Great photography! GrinGrinGrinGrinGrin --- Jukka.Smile
NaturesHaven 6 283 6 England
7 Mar 2014 6:58AM
With a dribble like that the England football team should recruit this bird to whizz down the wing...........GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin
Caziwinkles 5 3 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 7:01AM
Love these flamingoes - have to go for V4 - superb photography - your new lens giving you value for money! Smile

SUE118 Plus
10 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 7:22AM
Lovely and amusing images, made me smile.Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
10 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 7:22AM
Love the juvenile in V1.
mistere Plus
4 4 3 England
7 Mar 2014 7:28AM
Super captures Colleen, Love the composition in V1, looks like a ?. That eye in V2 is very hypnotic.
Nice lense, have fun wit it.

Gorgeous set.
Mollycat Plus
4 11 2 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 8:06AM
Wonderful set Colleen, but my favourite has to be V4. Excellent work.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
viscostatic 11 36 5 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 8:08AM
Excellent images of these strange looking birds Colleen.

barbarahirst 9 27 12 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 8:32AM
He looks well spaced out.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
7 Mar 2014 8:56AM
If that is the Sigma lens which it must be a tip for best results Colleen.

Close it down to F8 and don't shoot above about 470mm and you will find the images are at their sharpest, I had the lens for a couple of years with great results.

A great set of images here that you must be very pleased with.

Regards. - Gary
Nikonuser1 Plus
5 153 16 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 9:03AM
Great set of images Colleen, v1 for meSmile

7 Mar 2014 9:05AM
You have done it again Colleen,lovely set(especiallyV4),your new lens suits you well.
9 10 10 England
7 Mar 2014 9:07AM
Superb set Colleen - everyone a winner. Smile
Excellent set Colleen.
7 Mar 2014 9:25AM
V 1 is stunning Colleen great with the water drops, super set once again, I love the colours of this lovely bird.

Have a good day GrinGrin Patty
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
7 Mar 2014 10:00AM

Quote:If that is the Sigma lens which it must be a tip for best results Colleen.

Close it down to F8 and don't shoot above about 470mm and you will find the images are at their sharpest, I had the lens for a couple of years with great results.
Regards. - Gary

Thanks for the tip Gary
fotobee Plus
4 4 3 South Africa
7 Mar 2014 10:12AM
This is a very beautiful shot, Colleen! This lens works extremely well almost wide open, the water droplets are clear, and the colour rendition very, very good! Congratulations. Regards Martin
debu 8 India
7 Mar 2014 10:26AM
Lovely set of images.
ali63 Plus
6 775 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 11:04AM
V2 & V4 are my favourites Colleen, great work with your new lens SmileSmileSmile

7 Mar 2014 11:05AM
stunning set of shots love them all though leaning toward v1 for the water droplets
richmowil Plus
9 352 2 England
7 Mar 2014 11:06AM
Super set of images Colleen. V4 for me today ' not a head in sight' Love it!!!
7 Mar 2014 12:21PM
Super flamingo images in this set Colleen
7 Mar 2014 12:24PM
V1 is by far the winner here Colleen they all make some great shapes that's for sure

Bantu 4 7 1 India
7 Mar 2014 12:37PM
Lovely,perfect timing with smooth contrast.
gss 4 1 Romania
7 Mar 2014 1:07PM
At least three images in the set suggest to me, three letters or characters
V1 -?
V2 - a mirror S
and V4 a lot of (greek) pi ( Π )
taggart Plus
13 47 13 United States
7 Mar 2014 1:57PM
individualy each is wonderful, a great set telling a wonderful story!
7 Mar 2014 3:08PM
Fabulous set Colleen. Wonderful detail. V4 for me, beautiful group capture GrinGrin

TrevBatWCC Plus
9 12 12 England
7 Mar 2014 3:10PM
A great set of flamingoes here, Colleen, but V1 has to be my fave Wink
Trev Smile
Brian65 9 2 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 3:41PM
4 cracking images Colleen, love them all.
Jasper87 Plus
8 2.0k 150 England
7 Mar 2014 3:53PM
Some lens, a fine set, Colleen but I do like the tones and composition of v4 particularly. No security guards out there then? GrinGrin

Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 4:13PM
Cracking set Colleen, i was just thinking how specialised the beak is on these, like a filter really
7 Mar 2014 6:20PM
Great set Grin

EileenH 4 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 6:33PM
Beautiful set Smile

SlowSong Plus
9 7.4k 30 England
7 Mar 2014 6:45PM
What an amazing beak. The water droplets bring the shot to life.
Chinga Plus
7 3 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 6:46PM
OUTSTANDING! My compliments on such lovely quality shots! Grin
helenlinda Plus
11 360 22 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 7:26PM
v4 for me SmileSmile
a nice set well taken V4 for me

zapar40 8 66 5 Wales
7 Mar 2014 7:42PM
lovely set, nice to see the drops in v1.
7 Mar 2014 7:52PM
A wonderful set of images Colleen.

Jenny Smile
netta1234 6 382 2 Wales
7 Mar 2014 8:21PM
And here's another brilliant set ColleenSmile
Outstanding set, Colleen. V1 is my fave. Dreamy image I can look at all day.

Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 9:00PM
I'm betting you had to use a tripod with this lens - I can hardly ever get a sharp image with my Canon 300mm!
So excellent work - I love V1 and V4 - flamingos are so beautiful and you've captures some special images.
Kate GrinGrinGrin
ColleenA Plus
5 367 6 Australia
7 Mar 2014 9:03PM

Quote:I'm betting you had to use a tripod with this lens - I can hardly ever get a sharp image with my Canon 300mm!
Kate GrinGrinGrin

Yes Kate it's impossible for me to hand hold. I don't have the strength. Took my lightweight travel Tripod with me. Not the strongest tripod for that lens so had to be careful.
myrab 12 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 9:25PM
A super quartet of images Colleen.

Lillian Plus
8 22 17 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 9:29PM
Lovely shots Colleen
7 Mar 2014 9:31PM
Brilliant set Colleen..Lin
6 3 8 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 9:46PM
Another brilliant set of wildlife images. V1 is my fav tooGrin
Fantastic set Colleen. V1 is superb. Wish I had another UA. Cathy
AnneB50 6 118 18 Scotland
7 Mar 2014 10:08PM
Absolutely brilliant Colleen, I love V1 especially

tonyng 8 10 2 United Kingdom
8 Mar 2014 6:36PM
Never seen them this close before. Lovely set.
9 Mar 2014 8:45AM
Super image Colleen, very well taken.

John Smile
9 Mar 2014 10:00PM
Colleen, it's a beautiful shot on all counts.
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
10 Mar 2014 8:40PM
A fabulous set of images of these pretty flamingos, v1 is fantastic for clarity, colours and feather details. It looks like you've mastered your new sigma lens already, I have one and I find the quality excellent especially now that i've got a new and better camera with more megapixels and more and better functions. Some good advice from Gary, but I will say that in good light the image quality is still very good even at 500mm. It tends to be when the light is poorer and it is handheld that the images at this distance are a bit hit and miss sometimes.
dark_lord Plus
14 2.2k 540 England
11 Mar 2014 10:56PM
V1 is lovely and sharp, and those drips really set it off. However, I tried a Curves adjustemnt to boost contrast and that made it really 'pop'.
Likewise V4 is flat and would benefit from the same treatment. V3 is well processed.
You're certainly making the most of your new lens and you're getting some nice sharp results.

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