Friday, March 4, 2011

Photo Of The Day March 4

Portrait Of A Sandhill Crane

When I first started shooting with the Nikon D700 I noted how much I enjoyed the narrower depth of field that the full frame (FX) sensor offers, and today's image is an example of where that narrow depth of field comes in handy. Took this shot with the AF-S 300mm F4D IF-ED + TC14E combo stopped down to F6.3 at ISO1600. That background in the image is still very well blurred. Note that no noise reduction has been applied to this image, so if you haven't noticed I simply love the D700's high ISO performance. That kind of performance is great to have, especially for wildlife photography where getting fast shutter speeds (1/800s or faster) can be critical for making the image you want.