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Picture taken in a reservat in the Provence France, trying out a new 500mm lens

Picture taken in a reservat in the Provence France, trying out a new 500mm lens
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Behind The Lens

Location
I took this photo in a nature reserve in the Provence South France
Time
The photo was taken around 10/00 AM
Lighting
It was a day with full sunshine, no shade at all.
Equipment
I used a Nikon D800 with a Sigma DG 150-500 1:5-6,3 APO HSM. Focus was in manual mode. No flash or tripod.
Inspiration
See this bird "walking" in the water, looking for food, worked like a magnet to me: I had capture this one!
Editing
I adjusted the white balance, white and black tones in Lightroom and did some cropping; nothing else.
In my camera bag
I always have in my back pack: Nikon D800 with a 24-70 Nikkor 1:2,8 ED, A Nikkor 70-200 1:2,8 ED, a Nikon 2x tele converter which i can use on the 70-200 mm. A plastic cover when it's raining is also basis equipment. When I'm on the road for a photo trip I always take with me a set of LEE filters, especially the big and little stopper . As a tripod i use a Manfrotto with hydraulic ballhead.
Feedback
Take a lot of shots while you can. If you have the time, try some different settings. Normally i use F8 to F11 as aperture fot this kind of photos. If your camera has a setting Auto ISO, experiment with this one. Use a low point of view if possible.

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