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Old 27th June 2016, 22:32   #17011
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These mouth to mouth encounters would last for 1/10s - 1/5s.
That is one heck of a shot !
Loved it ! Congrats
How good is the AF/burst of D500?
A recent one !
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Old 27th June 2016, 23:41   #17012
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That is one heck of a shot !
Loved it ! Congrats
How good is the AF/burst of D500?
A recent one !
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D500 feedback here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4022359

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Old 28th June 2016, 13:23   #17013
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D500 feedback here: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/thread/4022359

Posted a few more photos on another Team BHP thread.
Did you say that the image quality is better than D7100/D610 ? If that is true, with that robust AF and burst, this looks like the ultimate wildlife machine. But so far in almost all the pictures I have seen, the 'bokeh' quality, which for me is very significant, is quite disappointing.
How does it perform against D810 both AF and IQ ?
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Did you say that the image quality is better than D7100/D610 ? If that is true, with that robust AF and burst, this looks like the ultimate wildlife machine. But so far in almost all the pictures I have seen, the 'bokeh' quality, which for me is very significant, is quite disappointing.
How does it perform against D810 both AF and IQ ?
No, the D610 has a very nice sensor. Even that latest DX sensor falls behind a slightly older sensor in terms of IQ. I would think about one stop difference.
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Did you say that the image quality is better than D7100/D610 ? If that is true, with that robust AF and burst, this looks like the ultimate wildlife machine. But so far in almost all the pictures I have seen, the 'bokeh' quality, which for me is very significant, is quite disappointing.
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No, the D610 has a very nice sensor. Even that latest DX sensor falls behind a slightly older sensor in terms of IQ. I would think about one stop difference.
D610 and D810 have better IQ. D810 is still the IQ champ among Nikon cameras.

D500 has much better AF than the D610's, and a little better than D810's. I didn't get a chance to test on moving animals in bad light and in undergrowth, that will be key for me.

I still think that I would rather wait for the D850. A DX would be better for the closeup portraits, but increasingly I am attracted towards animalscapes and environment shots (and right light and composition rather than absolute sharpness or bokeh), for which the FX field of view would be better.
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Old 30th June 2016, 12:45   #17016
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A large-hearted gentlewoman, in the words of Corbett.

No more tigers till the monsoon ends and safari season starts :-(

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Nilanjan, nice pic.

You know this pic brought back a lot of memories from childhood.

In late 1960s Britannia had come out with almost exactly same picture of a tiger on the lid of their "assorted biscuit" tin (about 35-40 cm diameter). It used to adorn the walls of many houses in South India. I still remember fighting with my parents to get me a tin of those biscuit.

Thanks for some nostalgia

Best Regards & Drive Safe

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Just about to land ! @700mm !
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A large-hearted gentlewoman, in the words of Corbett.
No more tigers till the monsoon ends and safari season starts :-(
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Nilanjanji, this too is up to your usual standards of excellence. And that quote from the introduction to 'The man-eaters of Kumaon' was never more apt than here!
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Nilanjan, nice pic.

You know this pic brought back a lot of memories from childhood.
Thanks, glad that the photo evoked nostalgia.

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Very nice. The birder bug had bitten you it seems.

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Nilanjanji, this too is up to your usual standards of excellence. And that quote from the introduction to 'The man-eaters of Kumaon' was never more apt than here!
Nice to see another Corbett fan. I have been re-reading (for the nth time) all the Corbett stories. Btw, there is a very interesting Jim Corbett group on Facebook. Lots of rare photos and anecdotes.

A couple of red-rumped swallow closeups (significantly cropped shots).

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And a low key portrait of a pretty lady from Kanha National Park, making eyes at me

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........Nice to see another Corbett fan. I have been re-reading (for the nth time) all the Corbett stories. Btw, there is a very interesting Jim Corbett group on Facebook. Lots of rare photos and anecdotes.
A couple of red-rumped swallow closeups (significantly cropped shots).
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And a low key portrait of a pretty lady from Kanha National Park, making eyes at me
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I too am something of a nature bug (tho' nowhere near as deeply involved as you, I must assure you!) and spend a fair amount of time in Uttaranchal (Naukuchiatal & thereabouts usually) every year. And Corbett & his world were (and still are) as much a part of our growing up as gulli-danda and catapults. It wouldn't be too much to say that I cut my reading teeth on 'Tree Tops' and 'My India'. I still have this sense of regret that he left India for Africa in the 50's. A nobler soul didn't live. Still revered in & around Kaladunghi.
About the FB Corbett group, it sounds promising. The thing is that after one unfortunate experience on FB, we have kept our distance from it!

The swallow mom regurgitating for her young is, as usual with your captures, completely riveting stuff! And I really wish that gorgeous lady would remember me too at times - we have spent enough times at Corbett, but never got within striking distance of her!
I really think I have to get into deeper photographic waters than my hitherto pathetic efforts - and its basically because of seeing the offerings of folks like you and others on these pages!
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Wow I am speechless Nilanjan! Wonderful snaps, those!

Thanks for Sharing and looking forward for more.
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Downy Woodpecker or Hairy Woodpecker !

I never thought I would spot this tiny woodpecker in this part of the world, that too a few kilometers from home in Kerala.
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Downy Woodpecker or Hairy Woodpecker !
I never thought I would spot this tiny woodpecker in this part of the world, that too a few kilometers from home in Kerala.
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What a great capture! - I really envy you guys. And to think that these marvellous creatures are lurking around so near home. If nothing else this thread has taught me to keep my eyes & ears peeled and acquire some genuine proficiency with the camera.
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