On a Silver Platter

© Michael S. Lazarus

On a Silver Platter

Uploaded: March 29, 2008


f/5.6, 1/320, 18-200mmVR@200mm, DSC_10517, 7:11PM, ISO200, ExpBias-0.33

Well, after 9 weeks of waiting, my new 18-200mmVR lens is here. No sooner than I took it out of the box did miracles begin. I was walking alongside a little farm in Doral (a city in Miami) just before sunset in search of a subject. I soon found a little tree that looked interesting and began shooting when literally out of the clear blue sky comes this Northern Mockingbird (thanks Kathy) right into my frame. He gave me several poses and vanished. I used Apple's iPhoto for the usual tweaks. Enjoy!

Exif: F Number: 5.6, Exposure Bias Value: -0.33, ExposureTime: 1/320 seconds, Flash: did not fire., ISO: 200, White balance: Auto white balance, FocalLength: 200.00 mm, Model: NIKON D40


Kay E. Mahoney level-classic March 29, 2008

Nice capture, Michael. Beautiful colors. Hope you enjoy the new lens. #888479

Aimee C. Eisaman March 29, 2008

Wonderful work with your new lens Michael! Beautifully exposed and the colors are brilliant! A very nice shot! #5715120

Claudia Kuhn level-classic March 29, 2008

Beautiful capture Michael, the bird is so sharp. #5715778

M.Christine Duncan March 29, 2008

That sunset light is wonderful! Making everything glow, and the bird looks as if he's soaking it in... And I have lens envy, lol!!!!! #5716429

Gail R. Schuett March 30, 2008

WOW..the clarity and colors are just wonderful!! The lighting and angle are just perfect Michael!! Have a great day! #5718221

Joan E. Hoffman March 30, 2008

This is just beautiful Michael, quite different than the beach shots (not that there is a single thing wrong with beach shots!!). Your new lens paid for itself with this one shot! #5719938

Sherry McClead March 31, 2008

WOW how wonderful! I know you are loving that lens... hope for one next year maybe... #5724011

Kathy L. Clark April 01, 2008

What a fabulous MB Michael. I love the rich color, amazing detail and excellent light. Way to go guy. #5731096

Eivor Kuchta April 11, 2008

This is a wonderful picture, Michael! I love everything about it. It has an amazing, warm light, perfect composition, outstanding clarity. Should have been an EP on this one, and more to come later. #5777297

Michael S. Lazarus April 19, 2008

Thank you Kay, Aimee, Claudia, Christine, Gail, Joan, Sherry, Kathy and Eivor for the wonderful feedback on this image. #5808390

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