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New New Capabilities :)

New New Capabilities :)
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Copyright: Alexei Alyokhin (Alex99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 4072 W: 133 N: 7096] (23735)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2013-12-17
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon D7100, AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II, Nikon TC20EIII, Hoya PRO1 DMC UV(0) 77 mm
Exposure: f/8, 1/320 seconds
Details: (Fill) Flash: Yes
More Photo Info: [view]
Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2013-12-17 19:28
Viewed: 3792
Points: 42
[Note Guidelines] Photographer's Note
First, I wish to express my sincere gratitude to all who remember me despite my long and frequent pause at TN–activity. All last years Ukraine is not the best place for living and working. Our circumstances were not so conductive to photography and other hobbies. However, as many my nationals I have not another choice. Comments on my previous pictures are the best boost to come back here time to time.

Few months ago I posted the shot which was titled as New Old Capabilities where I explained why I bought a new crop camera for my first photo system based on Minolta lenses.

Unfortunately, that camera could not satisfy my shooting needs owing to inconsistent AF performance and I decided to change it on Nikon D7100.

Shared shot illustrates my new capabilities at bird shooting. It is rather common representative of Bird World but it was so kind to help me to test a new camera. I hope my new toy also helps me to visit TN more often.

kinglove, marius-secan, anel, samiran88, ellis49, KOMSIS, CeltickRanger, jcoowanitwong, cloud, Hormon_Manyer has marked this note useful
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To lousat: It is true.Alex99 1 12-18 12:09
To ellis49: Your example.Alex99 1 12-18 06:45
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Hello Alex! Welcome back!
Impressive sharpness for an impressive portrait! Good composition and wonderful colours too.

Ciao Alexei, great portrait of lovely bird in nnice pose on beautiful blurry BG, splendid sharpness, womderful colors and fine details, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Alex!
好久不見 近來可好
照的清晰 很漂亮的麻雀
出乎我的預料 麻雀可以照的如此的漂亮 太神奇拉
光線亮麗 眼神可愛 構圖美麗

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  • PeterZ Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 5137 W: 166 N: 13121] (49139)
  • [2013-12-18 1:21]

Hello Alexei,
Congratulations on your new camera. A very good choice, I think. And great to see you back of course. Your first posting with your new toy is amazing! Sharpness and details are impressive and the colours look so natural. Excellent composition with a nice blurred background.

Hello Alexei,
Pin sharp photo with amazing clarity, outstanding focus and fantastic details. I like this excellent image of a very popular bird.
Thanks for sharing!

Hello Mr.Alexei,
Nice to see you here again.Congratulation for your new weapon and wish you will get good support from it in the battlefield.
Excellent picture.Details and sharpness is impressive.Colour is also eye catching.
Thanks for sharing,
Regards and have a nice time,

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  • anel Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 3053 W: 3 N: 8715] (40574)
  • [2013-12-18 4:04]

Hello Alex,
Very happy to see you back! Yes, we know these times are not the easiest for your country. Europe is looking at you with hope...
But we can recognize that you are still a great photographer looking at this perfect shot. At least this Sparrow doesn't look too unhappy.
I wish you very peaceful feast to come.
Kind regards

Hello Alex,
hopefully your new Nikon will continue to capture such impressive shots,this time with the aid of flash you have filled the frame with the immaculate details of the birds plumage as well as a clear and alert eye.Nice work.
Practice makes perfect I hear!
Kind regards Les.

Hello Alex,
Beautiful close-up with great details and clarity,lovely colours scheme and and very well exposed.

hallo Alex
very good sharpness picture with good details and lovely naturel colours
thanks greeting lou

Hello Alex! Welcome back!
Fantastic detail you captured with your new gear, a very good choice,
colour, clarity and composition is very impressive.
best wishes,

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  • nagraj Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 1618 W: 106 N: 3208] (15166)
  • [2013-12-18 5:57]

Congrats for the new gear..good portrait of this bird..good details and colors. tfs.

Hi Alexei
I hope you are well, old friend, despite what is happening in your country, hppas it will be a good solution soon.
Congratulations on your new camera, now we have the same stuff ;-)
The image of the bird is sharp and fine with good white balance and clean nice colors.
Nicely done.

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  • hsn6a Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 160 W: 0 N: 435] (8652)
  • [2013-12-18 7:30]

Hello Alex,
good macro lovely bird,nice photo,regards..

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  • KOMSIS Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 820 W: 0 N: 2419] (10674)
  • [2013-12-18 10:14]

Hi Alexie,
Perfect shot ..
Beautiful capture in excellent in portrait. Excellent details, nice natural colors.
Best wishes,

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2013-12-18 11:48]
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Hi Alex,your new camera works very well as i can see and i hope to see more pics in the next days,also isn't easy for you as i can read in the note,is difficult to live in your country but Italy too isn't a paradise,we work only to pay tax everyday....i hope that the things will change better for you and for me too..ehehe..for the moment,my best congratulations for this fantastic close up.Have a nice evening and thanks,Luciano

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2013-12-18 15:42]

Hello Alexei, Congratulations on your new toy!
Wow!!! What a neat close-up of this beautiful sparrow. I am sure you are very pleased with it's capabilities, especially after viewing the results.
Outstanding detail and gorgeous colors. White balance looks perfect and the exposure couldn't be any better. I am so happy for you and hope you can find the time to post more often.

Hello Alexei.

Like you I was absent from TN, today I did my comeback !
Great portrait shot of the sparrow with its beautiful glance
and eye-contact with you, with beautiful light,
great focus, sharpness, and details, TFS


Hi Alex, Your new toy is great. From this picture it is perfect in sharpness and all fine details are correctly recorded. TFS this fine image. JC

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  • cloud Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 497 W: 111 N: 1535] (9539)
  • [2013-12-22 9:34]

Hello Alexei,
Your portrait of the sparrow is excellent, although I prefer whole bird at frame.
I observe events on the "maydan" in Kiev.I'm curious which side you support you.
Regards< Pawel

Privet Alexei,

As always, it's a delight to visit your gallery. When you posted this image, you just returned to the site, while at this moment when I type my words, you're away again, but from time to time I'm a guest in your gallery to comment your older or newer pics. This one's a 100% perfect sparrow portrait with spectacular eye contact, unbelievable sharpness and in spite of the shady conditions, optimal colors and white balance settings. Not only lovely, but also lively image, the viewer feels the bird immediately flies out of the screen. Excellent capture, bravo! And as always, feel free to return to the site, the sooner the better. ;-)

Best regards from Ireland, László

PS: you said you don't have another choice than living in Ukraine. For a long time I felt the same about my home country, Hungary, but re-located due to economical difficulties. And I didn't regret it! I love Ireland, and the difference between West and East Europe is unbelievable. In everything.

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