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    Re: Any Nikon 200-400 great shots?

    btw, ESPN liked that Ichicro pic too

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    Smile Re: Any Nikon 200-400 great shots?

    Quote Originally Posted by fultonpics View Post
    btw, ESPN liked that Ichicro pic too
    Hi fultonpics,
    We are all very proud of your beautiful images! Thanks! Leica 77

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    more from today

    gotta love this lens


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    Quote Originally Posted by fultonpics View Post
    more from today

    gotta love this lens
    Indeed. And you certainly know how to use it. (And I'd love to have your access too!!)

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    Re: Any Nikon 200-400 great shots?

    Quote Originally Posted by fultonpics View Post
    more from today

    gotta love this lens

    That's a great shot

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    At my niece's soccer match this afternoon. The girl in blue never played soccer until this year (she's 14), but has been in gymnastics since she was 3-years old. An injury to her arm ended that for her, so she came out for the high school soccer team. What she lacks in skills, she more than makes up in hustle. Here, just at the end of the game she breaks away. Number 9 in white fouled her seconds after this shot, but the blue team converted the penalty kick with no time left, winning the match 4-3. This girl was carried from the field on her teammate's shoulders.

    D300; 200-400 @ f4:

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    Re: Any Nikon 200-400 great shots?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    At my niece's soccer match this afternoon. The girl in blue never played soccer until this year (she's 14), but has been in gymnastics since she was 3-years old. An injury to her arm ended that for her, so she came out for the high school soccer team. What she lacks in skills, she more than makes up in hustle. Here, just at the end of the game she breaks away. Number 9 in white fouled her seconds after this shot, but the blue team converted the penalty kick with no time left, winning the match 4-3. This girl was carried from the field on her teammate's shoulders.
    She does Look like a winner, doesn't she, at least judging from your excellent capture

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    Quote Originally Posted by fultonpics View Post
    btw, ESPN liked that Ichicro pic too
    No wonder.
    Terrific shot, among many others from you here. Keep'em coming!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lloyd View Post
    At my niece's soccer match this afternoon. [...]
    Fantastic soccer moment.
    One can easily see which one has the right stuff.

    And btw, georgeous field wuality they got here. Most european pros in the cradle of soccer don't have this kind of lawn.

    Great photo where every detail, expression and intentions are revealed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Corlan F. View Post
    Fantastic soccer moment.
    One can easily see which one has the right stuff.

    And btw, georgeous field wuality they got here. Most european pros in the cradle of soccer don't have this kind of lawn.

    Great photo where every detail, expression and intentions are revealed.
    Thanks. That's just a typical field behind the local high school. The football (American style) team was waiting for the match to end to practice on it.

    Soccer is very popular here locally, with kids of all ages playing, and a number of very competitive leagues and clubs for adults. We have a large hispanic population, which certainly adds to the interest, and the level of competition.
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    great shot lloyd. soccer can be difficult to capture, but you did a wonderful job. good use of the zoom also!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fultonpics View Post
    great shot lloyd. soccer can be difficult to capture, but you did a wonderful job. good use of the zoom also!
    Thanks! I'm honored.

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    Well, the season transitions to fall. Baseball is coming to an end quicker than us SF Giants fans wanted. Here is a parting 200-400 shot of Matt Cain in his last game at AT&T this season--he went 8 shut out innings. Due to shadows, I did the image back-lit. Btw, if you do sports in the fall where player's hats or helmets create face-shadows, try back lit (you probably already knew that!)



    Next up: it's hockey and football. This is the Sharks defending against the Ducks the other night. For hockey, the 200-400 gets left in its' case and only 2.8 aperture lenses get used. the 70-200 is the main when shooting through the glass hole--like below. The D3's high ISO performance is really welcomed at the Shark Tank. The President's Cup (golf) is in SF during Oct., so the 200-400 will get a workout then. Oh, if any of you are at Stanford this weekend for football, I'm the guy wearing the CAL hat on the field (it goes over well with the Athletic Director...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by fultonpics View Post
    Well, the season transitions to fall. Baseball is coming to an end quicker than us SF Giants fans wanted. Here is a parting 200-400 shot of Matt Cain in his last game at AT&T this season--he went 8 shut out innings. Due to shadows, I did the image back-lit. Btw, if you do sports in the fall where player's hats or helmets create face-shadows, try back lit (you probably already knew that!)


    Very nice. I love shooting backlit images with the 200-400.

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    thanks LLoyd. back lit creates a nice back ground for sure.

    well, its going to be mostly inside for now and no 200-400...

    here's one from today with the terrible old version 70-200VR. no, i am not wasting money on the new one. i like a little natural 'framing' anyway.


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    Quote Originally Posted by fultonpics View Post
    thanks LLoyd. back lit creates a nice back ground for sure.

    well, its going to be mostly inside for now and no 200-400...

    here's one from today with the terrible old version 70-200VR. no, i am not wasting money on the new one. i like a little natural 'framing' anyway.

    Nice... I'm with you on the "old" 70-200VR, I like that too.

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    Well it was the last home game of the year for the SF Giants and Tim Lincecum closed out the home-stand which was fitting given he opened the season at AT&T Park. So probably not many sports fans on this forum, but for the one or two who know who the Giants are--these are for you. 200-400 of course (the only lens I take to the park)
    The Giants defeated Guy's Diamondbacks 7-3. (for you optics freaks that worry about putting a filter on your lens, #2 was shot with a heavy net on the lens!)






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    Quote Originally Posted by fultonpics View Post
    Well it was the last home game of the year for the SF Giants and Tim Lincecum closed out the home-stand which was fitting given he opened the season at AT&T Park. So probably not many sports fans on this forum, but for the one or two who know who the Giants are--these are for you. 200-400 of course (the only lens I take to the park)
    The Giants defeated Guy's Diamondbacks 7-3. (for you optics freaks that worry about putting a filter on your lens, #2 was shot with a heavy net on the lens!)
    Wow, wow, wow. Those are fantastic. That first one knocks my socks off!

    (BTW, I lived in SF for some time, went to grad school there, but had no car, so I spent a lot of time at the A's games, since BART got me there easily. I'm originally from Boston, so I'm a lifelong Sox fan, and the American League was always (still is) first in my heart!)

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    Fantastic shots, whether you're into basebal... or not.
    Revealing a lot of action and intention.

    Technically the quality of contrast in the second shot is unique.

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    here's one from this weekend...portrait with a 200-400!


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    Quote Originally Posted by fultonpics View Post
    here's one from this weekend...portrait with a 200-400!
    Nice. Gonna have to give it a try for portraits.

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    you just need to borrow some pretty models...

    lol!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by viablex1 View Post
    you just need to borrow some pretty models...

    lol!!!
    Hmmm, you're right... I'll have to work on that one.

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    And now for something completely different.

    Great sports shots. Only place I've used this lens is out in the woods. Beautiful lens. Sort of a Nikon Swiss Army knife. Works well with TC-E14E, also. Cheers.

    1. D3; 200-400mm lens; 1/1000s @f/8; ISO 3200


    2. D3; 200-400mm lens; 1/1250s @f/8; ISO 3200


    3. D3; 200-400mm lens; 1/1000s @f/8; ISO 800


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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Great sports shots. Only place I've used this lens is out in the woods. Beautiful lens. Sort of a Nikon Swiss Army knife. Works well with TC-E14E, also. Cheers.
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    Awesome shots!!

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    great shots and subject! was wondering why you shoot at f/8 and such a high speed--and thereby need the ISO? i shoot sports, so everything is usually moving, and can get away with much slower speeds and open apertures--and lower ISO. the D3 can handle 3200, but it won't give you much crop ability and using curves can be messy. anyway, I'm sure you have good reasons, just thought I might learn from your experience.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fultonpics View Post
    great shots and subject! was wondering why you shoot at f/8 and such a high speed--and thereby need the ISO? i shoot sports, so everything is usually moving, and can get away with much slower speeds and open apertures--and lower ISO. the D3 can handle 3200, but it won't give you much crop ability and using curves can be messy. anyway, I'm sure you have good reasons, just thought I might learn from your experience.
    Me bad. It was literally the second day with the camera and I was getting use to it. No "good reasons"; just inexperience. I figured it out half way down the freezing river. Here's two photos that sets the scene of that trip. If you can only carry one big lens then this and a TC-E is the way to go. Very versatile lens Thanks for the comments. Cheers.

    1. D3; 200-400 lens; 1/1000s @ f/4; ISO 1600


    2. D3; 200-400 lens; 1/1000s @ f/11; ISO 3200


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    Quote Originally Posted by m_driscoll View Post
    Me bad. It was literally the second day with the camera and I was getting use to it. No "good reasons"; just inexperience. I figured it out half way down the freezing river. Here's two photos that sets the scene of that trip. If you can only carry one big lens then this and a TC-E is the way to go. Very versatile lens Thanks for the comments. Cheers.
    Impressive setting. Where was this? (And I agree completely about the lens. I love mine!)

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    Lloyd, it was the Skagit Eagle Sanctuary near Rockport, WA. Very pretty Country. Cheers.

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    A Green Jay from south Texas.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGC1 View Post
    A Green Jay from south Texas.
    A beautiful shot.

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    Thanks. It's been here a few days and I didn't think anyone noticed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGC1 View Post
    Thanks. It's been here a few days and I didn't think anyone noticed.
    Sorry, I've been out of town, and out of cyberspace for a few days. Love to see some more of those.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGC1 View Post
    Thanks. It's been here a few days and I didn't think anyone noticed.
    Yup, missed this one.
    Very nice, subtle colors.

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    Came across this over the weekend. Two male Mule Deer sparing. The Rut is still two to three weeks away, but these two seemed to be practicing. The walked into the field together, went at it for about 10 minutes, and then walked away together.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGC1 View Post
    A Green Jay from south Texas.
    Absolutely stunning bird shot, DGC.

    I've been waiting for years for a new AF-S Nikkor 4/300mm VR for birds photography.
    I want a prime for birds, and a prime with VR.
    Nikon ... ?

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    One more:


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    surreal

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    seconded

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    Thanks guys. Much appreciated.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondo View Post
    Absolutely stunning bird shot, DGC.

    I've been waiting for years for a new AF-S Nikkor 4/300mm VR for birds photography.
    I want a prime for birds, and a prime with VR.
    Nikon ... ?
    I have only one VR lens and although VR does exactly what they say, I think it is over rated and folks are putting way too much emphasis on it. Good long lens technique has proven that many times over. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for new technology but if there is ever a choice between the same lens wih and without VR, I'll happily do without it to save some money.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DGC1 View Post
    I have only one VR lens and although VR does exactly what they say, I think it is over rated and folks are putting way too much emphasis on it. Good long lens technique has proven that many times over. Don't get me wrong, I'm all for new technology but if there is ever a choice between the same lens wih and without VR, I'll happily do without it to save some money.
    I have to agree, at least for most lenses. I do like the VR on the 70-200, but for the super telephotos, I don't think they're as sharp on a tripod when using VR, so I tend to turn it off anyway.

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    Am I being too naive (too "optimistic" ) even thinking about handholding a 300mm VR tele ... ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bondo View Post
    Am I being too naive (too "optimistic" ) even thinking about handholding a 300mm VR tele ... ?
    Not at all. I find the 300 VR very "hand-holdable". It's certainly smaller and lighter than the 200-400VR, which I often hand hold, as for example the shot of the mule deer above.

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    Not at all. I find the 300 VR very "hand-holdable". It's certainly smaller and lighter than the 200-400VR, which I often hand hold, as for example the shot of the mule deer above.
    Agreed.

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    to keep this thread going, a few more from Sports Illustrated' site today. Taken at Stanford on Sat. iso 3200 and 2500. I only take one lens to these games most of the time. It even works at night.




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    Quote Originally Posted by fultonpics View Post
    to keep this thread going, a few more from Sports Illustrated' site today. taken saturday at Stanford on sat. iso 3200 and 2500
    Too funny. And amazing at those high ISO settings. Nice.

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    Super shots as always - thanks for sharing

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    Caracara. From the Martin Refuge in south Texas.

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