Challenge: Free Study 2008-08 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D700
Lens: Nikon AF Zoom-Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8 VR DG IF-ED
Location: Local Bird of Prey Sanctuary
Date: Aug 14, 2008
Shutter: 1/200 s
Galleries: Nature, Birds
Date Uploaded: Aug 31, 2008
|A few days after getting my D700, I went with my husband to visit our local bird of prey sanctuary, which is a 45 min. drive away. In all the years Iíve lived in Germany, Iíve never been to this place ever, soÖ the time had come.
Armed with my camera, my heavy Nikkor 70-200mm lens and my 1,4 Kenko converter I tramped around the sanctuary for a couple of hours in the boiling, blinding sunshine. It was a really interesting experience and I took loads of shots, however the only bird I really enjoyed photographing was this patient, scruffy looking vulture who (seemed to) pose just for me, moving his head this way and that and then holding still till I took the shot. It was difficult getting anything decent because of the tight mesh wire (as you can see from the photo), so I was glad he didnít have any pressing appointments ;-)
After about 20 minutes he very slowly turned his back on me, so I assumed that was the end of the photo session and we left. Of all the pictures I took that day, this was the one I liked best. I know it won't do well but I wanted to show you I'd photographed something that wasn't in my kitchen ;-))
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