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Old 8th September 2015, 19:20   #16
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Beautifully crafted images. (Need I even say that!)
But didn't I tell you to NOT do away with that wide angle? You may take very few with them, but what comes out you will remember for ever.
Thanks Amp for the kind words, appreciated.

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Fantastic photographs there Manoj. If I may ask what gear have you used for these pictures please?
Thanks Avi.
I used my Nikon D810 + Tamron 150-600 + Nikkor 16-35 F4
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Also next time in Hyderabad, please give me a shout
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wow.such beauty.Man u a professional?

what camera did you use ...and editing software ...just curious as these are on par with the best wildlife images ive ever seen.
Thanks.
Use Adobe Lightroom in post.

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Excellent photos! Pleasure to see them.
This particular bird, I believe, is the common tailorbird.
Thanks for the correction. Very much appreciated.
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Old 8th September 2015, 20:18   #17
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Lovely clicks bro. It is compiling as a birding companion with a whole lot of species. Keep them flowing.
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Very nice bird shots :-)

Keep updating this thread.

What long zoom did you buy finally? Have you sold the Tamron?
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Old 9th September 2015, 17:41   #19
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Lovely clicks bro. It is compiling as a birding companion with a whole lot of species. Keep them flowing.
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Have you sold the Tamron?
Yes. Taking a break from birding for a couple of months, thanks to some hectic work and a nasty headache that I recently picked up.

Will wait for the Nikkor 200-500 f5.6, which should be around in a couple of weeks or the Siggy.
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Thanks Amp for the kind words, appreciated.


Thanks Avi.
I used my Nikon D810 + Tamron 150-600 + Nikkor 16-35 F4


Simply amazing.That all I can tell about these Pics.
I am in a confusion to buy a full frame body. Shortlisted ones are Canon 6D and Nikon D750. Since I am an hobbyist I don't want to spend more in terms of Money.

Even if 6D is only 20MPix, I am leaning more towards Canon 6D due to the fact that canon Raw format its easily editable in Picasa there by I can save some money in editing software where as Nikon Raw NEF is not compatible in Picasa. Among these which one will you suggest ? I am planning to pair it with Sigma 150-600

Also please let me know if there any additional advantage in Nikon D810 compared to Nikon D750 in terms or picture quality?

Thanks

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Even if 6D is only 20MPix, I am leaning more towards Canon 6D due to the fact that canon Raw format its easily editable in Picasa there by I can save some money in editing software where as Nikon Raw NEF is not compatible in Picasa. Among these which one will you suggest ? I am planning to pair it with Sigma 150-600
Thanks Arun.
I have never used/owned any canon gear, hence can’t comment on the 6D.
The RAWs that come out from the likes of D750/D810 deserve an equally good software and skill in the post and I wouldn’t decide on my gear based on the SW for post.
If you own already any FF compatible lens, it makes sense to stick with the same brand.
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Also please let me know if there any additional advantage in Nikon D810 compared to Nikon D750 in terms or picture quality?
I don’t see any significant difference in IQ [on screen/Web]between pictures taken from my D810 and my earlier body, D610. While upgrading I preferred a D810 over the D750,mainly for the crop-ability advantage the former gives you for your bird shots and of course the build quality.


P.S: There are many free softwares to process RAW files including the Nikon’s capture NX-D for a quick start.
You will get more responses if you post your queries in the DSLR thread.
Happy shopping and shooting !

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Amazing snaps M35. Was absolute delight.
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Absolutely fantastic photos MAnoj. Some of them are worth few National Geographic awards i think. Am in your neighbouring city Coimbatore. Lets plan a trip together. what do you say?
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Amazing snaps M35. Was absolute delight.
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Absolutely fantastic photos MAnoj.
Thanks.
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Am in your neighbouring city Coimbatore.
You know me I guess.
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Lets plan a trip together. what do you say?
Why not, but am currently at work, abroad. Will meet one day
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Your pictures are absolutely breathtaking. Crystal sharp, lovely depths of field, tonnes of light, and IMHO the best photography subjects ever - birds.
Inspired by your post, I am now saving up for the Tamron 150-600mm super telephoto. I have been itching to max my range from the current Nikon 55 - 300mm that I lug around. A long awaited upgrade.

Also, my wife and I are looking out for a car next year and the first agenda on the list is a trip Chennai - Kabini - Wayanad - Chennai.
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Your pictures are absolutely breathtaking. Crystal sharp, lovely depths of field, tonnes of light, and IMHO the best photography subjects ever - birds.
Thanks you for the kind words.

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Inspired by your post, I am now saving up for the Tamron 150-600mm super telephoto. I have been itching to max my range from the current Nikon 55 - 300mm that I lug around.
I am humbled.
I too started with a 55-300 VR.
150-600mm lenses give great value for us, the hobbyists. What I feel is that you need to wait for the new Nikon 200-5.6 F5.6 to be made available in the market, which is just around the corner. I have seen some user images shot with it already and I am impressed. You are also likely to see these 150-600s going a bit cheaper, if the Nikon proves to be a hit.

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Also, my wife and I are looking out for a car next year and the first agenda on the list is a trip Chennai - Kabini - Wayanad - Chennai.

Happy shopping and shooting

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What I feel is that you need to wait for the new Nikon 200-5.6 F5.6 to be made available in the market, which is just around the corner. I have seen some user images shot with it already and I am impressed. You are also likely to see these 150-600s going a bit cheaper, if the Nikon proves to be a hit.
Thanks for that tip! Never would have known. Just read a Ken Rockwell review on this and looks like a keeper! Great price. I had a Sigma starting out and the images were soft at the high end. That's when I moved to the nikon.
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Awesome treat, mind blowing clarity and depth. Thanks a ton! keep up the good work, coz longing for more.
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Awesome treat, mind blowing clarity and depth. Thanks a ton! keep up the good work, coz longing for more.
Thanks Zen dkr.

These fellows were spotted at the Chinnar forest area.
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Nice pictures of the birds and good post processing. Thoroughly enjoying them, keep them coming. I am also not fond of clicking animals in captivity, it sort of takes away the charm of spotting an animal, but i loved the images from hyderabad. I have been skipping the biological park visit for the very same reason.
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