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Great slaty woodpecker Mulleripicus pulverulentus

15 May 2016 11:57 - 15 May 2016 13:17 #3729 by Paul T
A male great slaty woodpecker (Mulleripicus pulverulentus) in flight. I have just bought one of Nikon's new high frame rate bodies and was having a play, you can now find me anywhere in the forest - just listen for my Nikon machine gun. This type of shot is one use I have come up with for it - so far, much easier with high frame rate than with the D800.

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15 May 2016 12:34 #3730 by bootly66
great shot... what body did you get??

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15 May 2016 14:12 #3733 by Paul T
Its the big one - its not really typical of me as I usually buy my bodies second hand (I screw them up quickly with forest and sweat). I was in the market for a second hand D4s but people were asking silly prices so in a moment of financial madness I bought the D5. Now I have to convince myself it was money well spent (its going to be hard).

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15 May 2016 14:18 #3734 by bootly66
Nice !!! 555 I'll take it then you aren't married or you have a very understanding missus.... I could never get away with that ;)

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15 May 2016 14:19 #3735 by bootly66
I'm looking to get a new body.. can't decide between D7100 or D7200

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16 May 2016 04:49 #3740 by onflipflops
Replied by onflipflops on topic Great slaty woodpecker Mulleripicus pulverulentus
Nice shot.

12fps is worth the money when shooting action. Even action as small as a creature drinking and catching that exact moment where the last drop of water hangs on the tongue. Catching such a shot only works with high frame rate.
For shooting a 600mm lens from a blind, which you do, I think it's a great investment.
After the Nikon F5, I have never owned a big, professional body, but if it is built like the F5, surely it will last longer than most of the other models.

Looking forward to more action-packed shots ;-)
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16 May 2016 09:41 #3741 by Paul T

......... can't decide between D7100 or D7200


I had the 7000 and the 7100 - picture quality was excellent. 7200 has rave reviews - and still has better file quality than the D500 I read.

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16 May 2016 09:43 #3742 by Paul T

Nice shot.

12fps is worth the money when shooting action. Even action as small as a creature drinking and catching that exact moment where the last drop of water hangs on the tongue. Catching such a shot only works with high frame rate.


You read my mind ;+) Now to see if I, assisted by lady luck, can pull it off

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16 May 2016 10:14 #3743 by bootly66

......... can't decide between D7100 or D7200


I had the 7000 and the 7100 - picture quality was excellent. 7200 has rave reviews - and still has better file quality than the D500 I read.


Did you have any "noise" issues???? I have the D7000 and i've never really been happy with it, especially at high iso

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16 May 2016 11:02 - 16 May 2016 12:37 #3744 by Paul T
I have noise issues with every camera I have had - I am, personally, very intolerant to noise, its one of the main reasons I don't get many keepers, I zoom in to 100% and end up deleting most of them as I like my photos to look the same quality at 4000 px as they do at 800 px. The pic above is excellent at 4000 px wide which gives me the opportunity to use/print it in virtually anyway I might like.

I have gone through a lot of experimenting and internet research but never could come up with a concrete view as everyone has a different noise tolerance and opinion. I think, as forest photographers, we have to decide whats our main photography type and then go with that and damn all else. For me it was hide work in low light - full frame's really the only answer if we don't have much light. The d800 threw me off a little as its noise performance (IMHO) after iso 800 for 100% viewing of the file is pretty bad IMHO even for a full frame camera - it took me a long time to work this out. With the D5 (and D4s which is essentially the same) I have quickly become very comfortable with iso 1600 and found iso 3200 to be very workable. At iso 6800 its not really working for me and my quality/size desires. So you can see I am very very picky about noise.

You may want to look at some pics from the d500 which has the best noise performance for an APC cam to date. Alternatively there should be some second hand full frame Df and D750s coming available in fotofile as people turn to the d500. You loose reach of course but thats not such a great issue if your first priority is from a blind in the forest understory on a rainy season day at 7:00 a.m. and you don't want to use flash ;+)

Of course the rub is that APC with its reach and smaller pixel pitch has the advantage for all wildlife shooting in nearly all other situations when theres sufficient light about.

With the 7100 I never used it in a blind so cannot really be of much use to you - I used it for macro and always with flash, never going over 400 ISO, I didn't like 800 even.
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