Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
10 Likes  #1
Northern Shoveler
Lens: Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro Camera: K-30 ISO: 800 
Posted By: Dewman, 08-01-2017, 10:03 AM

We have a wildlife sanctuary a few miles from my house that affords a lot of photo ops for all kinds of critters, but this was my first opportunity to photograph a Northern Shoveler. I thought they were very attractive and quite colorful and yet I thought they blended in very well with their surroundings. Mother Nature's camouflage at Her best!

Last edited by Dewman; 01-10-2018 at 08:36 PM.
Views: 640
08-01-2017, 03:39 PM   #2
Moderator
Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
MarkJerling's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wairarapa, New Zealand
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 14,374
Nice shot. That Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro lens does OK. I'm very happy with mine.
08-01-2017, 05:33 PM   #3
Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Jul 2012
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 12,048
A very beautiful photograph. I am impressed with the results your equipment generates.

Many thanks for sharing.

TT
08-01-2017, 06:13 PM   #4
Journeyman Cat Wrangler
Loyal Site Supporter
SSGGeezer's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2017
Location: Maine, U.S.
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,770
Very pretty shot. Love the coloration on that guy.

08-01-2017, 07:16 PM - 1 Like   #5
Veteran Member
Dewman's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Idaho
Posts: 5,369
Original Poster
Thank you all for the kind words. It's very encouraging.
08-02-2017, 05:13 AM   #6
Veteran Member
Dewman's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Idaho
Posts: 5,369
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by MarkJerling Quote
Nice shot. That Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro lens does OK. I'm very happy with mine.

Thanks for the compliment, Mark. Not long after acquiring the lens, I wasn't too impressed with it and had considered selling it.... but THEN I removed the UV filter it came with and I couldn't believe the difference it made! Now, it's one of my most used lenses and I can't imagine parting with it! I especially like the 1:2 macro feature with the long minimum focus distance of 37.4"! It's a wonderful feature for those of us who aren't as flexible as we used to be!
08-02-2017, 10:14 AM   #7
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Feb 2015
Posts: 4,381
Great shot!
08-02-2017, 08:08 PM   #8
Moderator
Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
MarkJerling's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Wairarapa, New Zealand
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 14,374
QuoteOriginally posted by Dewman Quote
I especially like the 1:2 macro feature with the long minimum focus distance of 37.4"! It's a wonderful feature for those of us who aren't as flexible as we used to be!
Also good for spiders!

08-10-2017, 03:38 PM   #9
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 49,616
Love the background created by those strong reflections!

Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover these costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, KEH, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

08-11-2017, 06:50 AM   #10
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
slowpez's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: South Carolina, USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 18,372
You certainly captured all the glorious colors found in this beautiful bird.
08-11-2017, 08:08 AM   #11
Veteran Member
Dewman's Avatar

Join Date: May 2012
Location: Idaho
Posts: 5,369
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by slowpez Quote
You certainly captured all the glorious colors found in this beautiful bird.

Thank you, Susan. According to Google, the bird has an "iridescent green head," but the one in my photo appears to have an iridescent BLUE head! Maybe just the way the light was shining on it or the way my lens rendered the color.... but in any event, yes.... it was a very colorful, beautiful bird.

---------- Post added 08-11-17 at 09:11 AM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Love the background created by those strong reflections!

In spite of the brilliant colors of the bird, I thought the background and the reflections did a good job of camouflaging him.
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
background, bird, camera, colors, photo, reflections, shoveler
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Nature Northern Shoveler colonel00 Post Your Photos! 1 03-27-2016 08:56 AM
Nature Northern Harrier PeggyR Post Your Photos! 5 02-10-2016 08:29 PM
Nature Northern Shoveler PeggyR Post Your Photos! 5 11-06-2015 07:45 PM
Nature Northern shoveler gifthorse Post Your Photos! 2 06-26-2014 05:45 PM
Northern Lights - Northern Sweden Paul Evans Monthly Photo Contests 0 10-05-2013 01:24 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:11 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top