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These birds were flocking together at the Cosumnes River Preserve 1.24.14 Manual lens 640 sec f3.2

These birds were flocking together at the Cosumnes River Preserve 1.24.14 Manual lens 640 sec f3.2
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borre
 
borre April 08, 2015
A well captured nature shot
Shiulimukherji
 
Shiulimukherji August 20, 2015
Superb

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Location
Cosumnes River Preserve in Galt Ca. In the wildlife area.
Time
Was taken at 5:34 pm in winter and the sun was setting.
Lighting
It was winter the sun was setting birds were getting out of there quick. Didn't have time to mount a flash.
Equipment
Nikon D2x using a 1967-1974 Nikkor-N Auto 1:2.8 24mm manual lens, no flash, f3.2, 1/640 sec., ISO 100 on a tripod. Aperture Priority
Inspiration
Came to this wildlife preserve to see all the birds coming in at sunset. I was waiting for the Sandhill Cranes when I seen this flock of birds leaving this tree. Was able to take only a few shots and this is the only one that came out. This picture was my first black and white photo and also the first picture I took that I had printed professionally. I love this photo and it is the only one I have ever hung on my wall.
Editing
Lightroom 4 very little processing.
In my camera bag
I use both Nikon and Canon gear, D2x camera and the 5d Mark II. I have a Tamron 24-70 and the 100-400 L lens with me for canon. I bring the Nikkor 24mm manual lens and the 70-300 AF VR lens for Nikon while birding. I carry a Quantum flash for both and the OEM Canon and Nikon flashes.
Feedback
I wasn't expecting this shot but had a camera and lens ready on a tripod just in case as a back up to my main hand held camera and lens. I had to start shooting quick for this capture using manual lens with no flash. Next time I will have a AF with Vibration Reduction or Image Stabilization with a flash ready.

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