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    I had a quick gear chat with Artie at Bempton earlier this year, and he kindly loaned me a D850 and 500pf for the evening - this is one of the resulting frames - stood on top of a fence overlooking a small colony, desperately hoping for no wind as I was balancing very precariously!

    The time spent with the Nikon gear (Both Arties and Anitas - thank you both) has made me think about switching - I've bought a Nikon D500 for an underwater setup, and if that works as well as I hope, I may go the full hog next year for birds as well. Not gonna be cheap!

    Nikon D850
    500mm pf
    ISO 400
    1/640th f8

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    WOW! This is great.
    I love the crop and how you have placed this guy slightly off center. Whites are perfect...and I mean perfect!
    Killer direct gaze and I love the blue color of the BG!
    Absolutely no nits from me!
    Gail

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    Talk about eye contact! Great stare, nice comp, love the color of the water and eye ring; perfect whites. The Nikon gear, in your capable hands, served you well.

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    Sweet. I am glad that you did not go diving.

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    Love that stare. Very well captured Mike...Nice pose and cropped well. The BG colour is very nice as well. Good work. I'll stick with Canon...Love the f/4 400mm DO Mk 2

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    Love the head on view here. Nice detail as well with a killer background.

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