Archive for Vibration Compensation

Audubon’s Warbler

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2018 by lilybug1960

Audubon’s Warbler.
 
This is a variety of the Yellow-rumped Warbler called an Audubon’s Warbler. The distinct difference is the yellow throat vs all white. It was a first time photographing it for me. I would like to say how difficult it was for this, but as I was driving down the Moose-Wilson Road it flew in front of me and landed in a tree 5 feet off of the road. I already had the passenger side window down so I simply picked up the camera, composed the image and done! I shot for about 1 minute before he decided I had enough to work with and he flew off.
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1100, shutter speed of 1/500th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster
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The Tamron 70-210mm f4 as a landscape lens

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 19, 2018 by lilybug1960

The Tamron 70-210mm as a landscape lens.
 
I knew when I first picked up this lens that it would be a great landscape lens, and yesterday I proved to myself I was right. I shot all over the Tetons and the iconic locations with it and it lived up to every expectation that I had, it is sharp and very versatile! This was at the TA Moulton Barn and I wanted to simply capture the barn and the Tetons behind it with as little as possible around the barn. I wanted to “compress” the two by using a short telephoto so I set the lens at 70mm. I will share more of my results with the lens soon, but I am really loving the addition to my bag! It is great for landscapes, portraits, birds, and pretty much anything that range can cover!
 
Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-850, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 64, shutter speed of 1/250th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster

Barrow’s Goldeneye

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 18, 2018 by lilybug1960

Barrow’s Goldeneye.
 
Just a super quick post today, as will be most of the post the next few days since the internet connection is horrible. My first day in Jackson Hole and the Tetons was spent scouting since it was really cloudy. When I was down at Schwabacher’s Landing I came upon this Barrow’s Goldeneye. There was also a couple of females there as well. I am getting ready to go shoot for a sunrise, so hopefully some “Teton” stuff later today!
 
Tamron SP 150-600mm Di VC USD G2 lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f8, ISO 1600, shutter speed of 1/800th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster

Just a little more on the Tamron 70-210mm f4 lens

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 14, 2018 by lilybug1960

Just a little more on the Tamron 70-210mm f4 lens.
 
As I look at my images and decide on the effectiveness of a lens, I look at my depth of field and how smooth the background will appear when and if I want it out of focus. In this image I want the background to be smooth with no detail, so I chose f4 as my aperture. I want very little detail to distract from the subject. In other words, I want a palette of colors. When I painted I was able to chose my background with my brush, with this lens I feel I am able to get that smooth look by isolating with the shallow depth of field without getting any odd shaped objects in the trees back lit trees. These back lit trees can make or break the image, and a lesser designed and constructed lens can be a “deal breaker” for the finished image. It is often referred to as “bokeh” and is simply the shape and quality of the out of focus objects. This lens has beautiful bokeh and the huge bonus is that the price doesn’t break the bank. I am really looking forward to getting this lens out for some scenic work later this week in Jackson Hole!
 
Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 800, shutter speed of 1/160th of a second, hanheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster

The Tamron 70-210mm f4 lens for birds!

Posted in Bird Photography, Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 12, 2018 by lilybug1960

The Tamron 70-210mm f4 lens for birds!
 
When I picked up the new Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD lens, I didn’t envision myself shooting birds with it. I thought it would be more of an upclose wildlife lens, portrait type lens and landscape lens. With my trip to Wyoming just around the corner, I wanted to get the lens out and do more work with it and just get familiar more. I took it to the back porch last night and the lighting on the Backyard Studio was great as the sun was setting behind the posts. I set up and the birds came in quickly. This gave me a chance to test the lens handheld reacting quick for birds in all directions. They would land on my left and right, but not stay perched for more than a few seconds at a time. I would pan over, press the focus button and became really impressed with the speed of the focus! If I were to call the technical people at Tamron, they would tell me that is a result of the Dual MPUs in the lens (I read it on their website). It is also why I could see how well the Vibration Compensation steadied the lens too.
 
Another feature I love about the lens is how the focus and zoom mechanisms are both internal. As I zoom in or out, the lens doesn’t change length or when focusing the front doesn’t turn either. These features are going to be more important when I am doing landscapes in a week. The lens is super light, only 30 ounces! To save you the math, that is less than 2 pounds! I purchased the optional tripod mount since I will use it for landscapes and that feature will be nice for longer exposures. I look forward to using the lens for more birds, and doing some landscape work with it as well. It even makes me want to go out and do a few portraits to see how well it handles them too, because I can just tell it will do great. One more point, Tamron mentions the great “Bokeh” or in simple terms the quality of out of focus objects in the background in their write up of the lens and from the images in the post, you can see how smooth they background appears at f4. I really like this lens and it will become a staple in my bag no doubt.
 
Both images metadata is the same. Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f4, ISO 800, shutter speed of 1/160th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #BirdNirdvana, #Tamron70210mm

Yes, another Wolf image…

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 8, 2018 by lilybug1960

Yes, another Wolf image.
 
I have so many images from recent trips and from around the yard, someday I will catch up! I am getting my gear ready for an upcoming trip to Wyoming and I am planning to put the new Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD lens to good use while there. I will use it more for landscape work than for wildlife, and I am excited to see the results when I look at the sharpness of this image. This is Teton from the Lakota Wolf Preserve last month. I plan to travel with 3 lenses on this trip, the Tamron SP 24-70mm f2.8 G2, the Tamron 70-210mm f4 , and the Tamron SP 150-600mm G2 along with 2 bodies, the Nikon D-850 and the DD-500. I feel that will cover everything I am planning to capture during the trip. I will try and post an image of my backpack soon to give you an idea of the accessories I will carry as well…
 
Tamron 70-210mm f4 Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 220, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #LakotaWolfPreserve

Teton

Posted in Equipment I Use, Favorite Places, Random Thoughts, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , on May 1, 2018 by lilybug1960

Teton
 
I still have about 500 or so images to go through from the Lakota Wolf Preserve that I shot a week ago! One of my favorite images was Teton, a grey timber wolf, as he worked through a fallen pine. It amazed me at how he blended with the tree and branches until he poked his head out to check out a noise. I had watched him start his approach about 50 feet away, he moved quickly and quietly, blending in very nicely. They are beautiful animals and I hope to get an opportunity in the future to see these again.
 
Tamron 70-210mm Di VC USD lens on a Nikon D-500, Manual Exposure mode, f5.6, ISO 200, shutter speed of 1/1000th of a second, handheld utilizing the Vibration Compensation feature of the lens, processed in Lightroom Classic CC. #WithMyTamron, #TamronUSA, #TamronLensesUSA, #TamronImageMaster, #LakotaWolfPreserve