These are from a modern day Buddhist temple (built 1973) of the old home province in Cambodia.
I love the details.
Incredibly complex carvings, nice pix.
Managed to sneak up on this sleeping Mallard drake this afternoon.
D7100, Tammy 70-300.
Lovely detail in the feathers, Falcon. No doubt the extra resolution of the D7100 and lack of anti-aliasing filter helped! :)
Yup the D7100 is definitely a step up. Considering you were pushing the Tammy to it's upper limit. Maybe f/8 would have netted a little more shutter speed, but probably not a real factor as it tuned out pretty crisp. The D7100 seems to squeeze out a little more detail, and I'm sure you could easily crop down to the "feather level" without a problem.
Falcon, is that lens the Tamron SP A005 70-300mm F/4.0-5.6 AF VC Di USD? Since it seems to be the only VC 70-300...
Added: I know you said it was the Anniversary model which kind of throws me off a little as far as finding the right lens on e-bay.
D70fan; Yep the USD means it is the Ultrasonic Silent Drive focus motor. Re: '60th anniv.', Tammy called it that in their ads when it first came out in '11.
Now for a bit different subject:
Here is a church in my city. Christ Episcopal Church, built in 1853, is on the National Registry of Historic Places.
Part of a project I have set myself this year, doing an architectural survey of Binghamton. We have many wonderful late 19th and early 20th Cent. buildings, large mansions and public buildings. Our courthouse which I will post later was one of several buildings designed by Architect Isaac Perry, who designed the New York State Capitol Building.
Lens used was the kit 18-105. (from my D7k)
Tweaked in ACDSee Pro 6 to fix perspective with a little added contrast and a bit of fill light.
K1W1; same pattern shows in pics taken w' the D7k. It is on the feathers. D7100 does seem to show it a bit more clearly.
Here is your 100% crop of feather detail. 625x500 pix.