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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.
WesternRed.
Outstanding images Colleen V1 is magical!!! Love them all.

Lynette Grin
CarolG Plus
9 193 18 Greece
7 Mar 2014 6:05AM
Wonderful images, Colleen, I particularly like the group gathering in V.4. Carol
NDODS Plus
5 4.9k 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 7 109 25 England
7 Mar 2014 6:43AM
Lovely group of shots Colleen, looks like the new monster lens is working very well indeed.

Andy
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
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 3 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

Carol
SUE118 Plus
7 8 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 7:22AM
Lovely and amusing images, made me smile.Smile
LynneJoyce Plus
7 20 99 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 7:22AM
Love the juvenile in V1.
mistere Plus
2 1 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.

Dave.
Gorgeous set.
Mollycat Plus
2 11 2 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 8:06AM
Wonderful set Colleen, but my favourite has to be V4. Excellent work.
Peter GrinGrinGrin
viscostatic 9 33 5 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 8:08AM
Excellent images of these strange looking birds Colleen.

Phil.
7 Mar 2014 8:32AM
He looks well spaced out.
gary_d Plus
8 576 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
3 20 10 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 9:03AM
Great set of images Colleen, v1 for meSmile

Cliff
You have done it again Colleen,lovely set(especiallyV4),your new lens suits you well.
Martyn.
EMJAYCEE Plus
7 9 10 England
7 Mar 2014 9:07AM
Superb set Colleen - everyone a winner. Smile
Joan.
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
3 315 3 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
2 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 6 India
7 Mar 2014 10:26AM
Lovely set of images.
debu
ali63 Plus
4 737 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 11:04AM
V2 & V4 are my favourites Colleen, great work with your new lens SmileSmileSmile

Ali
7 Mar 2014 11:05AM
stunning set of shots love them all though leaning toward v1 for the water droplets
richmowil Plus
7 310 1 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

Graham
Bantu Plus
2 6 1 India
7 Mar 2014 12:37PM
Lovely,perfect timing with smooth contrast.
gss 2 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 )
Silviu
taggart Plus
11 46 12 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

Kathryn
7 Mar 2014 3:10PM
A great set of flamingoes here, Colleen, but V1 has to be my fave Wink
Trev Smile
Brian65 6 2 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 3:41PM
4 cracking images Colleen, love them all.
Brian
WhiteRose1 Plus
6 1.6k 148 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

Dave
Mike_Smith Plus
8 281 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

P.
EileenH 2 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 6:33PM
Beautiful set Smile

Eileen
SlowSong Plus
7 6.0k 29 England
7 Mar 2014 6:45PM
What an amazing beak. The water droplets bring the shot to life.
x
Chinga Plus
5 1 1 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 6:46PM
OUTSTANDING! My compliments on such lovely quality shots! Grin
IB
helenlinda Plus
8 343 22 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 7:26PM
v4 for me SmileSmile
Helen
a nice set well taken V4 for me




billy
zapar40 6 66 5 Wales
7 Mar 2014 7:42PM
lovely set, nice to see the drops in v1.
ant.
7 Mar 2014 7:52PM
A wonderful set of images Colleen.

Jenny Smile
netta1234 Plus
4 307 2 Wales
7 Mar 2014 8:21PM
And here's another brilliant set ColleenSmile
NettaSmile
Outstanding set, Colleen. V1 is my fave. Dreamy image I can look at all day.

Fred
Irishkate Plus
5 33 94 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
3 315 3 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.
7 Mar 2014 9:25PM
A super quartet of images Colleen.

Myra
Lillian Plus
6 21 17 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 9:29PM
Lovely shots Colleen
Lillian
7 Mar 2014 9:31PM
Brilliant set Colleen..Lin
BIGRY1 Plus
4 3 7 United Kingdom
7 Mar 2014 9:46PM
Another brilliant set of wildlife images. V1 is my fav tooGrin
Ryan
Fantastic set Colleen. V1 is superb. Wish I had another UA. Cathy
AnneB50 3 118 18 Scotland
7 Mar 2014 10:08PM
Absolutely brilliant Colleen, I love V1 especially

Anne
tonyng Plus
6 8 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.
L
Glostopcat Plus
10 255 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
12 1.8k 291 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.
Keith

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