December 10, 2016, 11:56:48 AM

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #3450 on: December 07, 2016, 03:10:47 AM »

Yes Mike, the lens is rather good. It's a great shot because the light is behind you, low down. When you say cropped 50%, do you mean it's cropped by that and then reduced in size?

Thank you for your comment.
Yes - I cropped in LR by about 50% along the edge then reduced for the web (not by much, though).

That is remarkably sharp for such small image. Did you get many keepers?

Yes Mike, the lens is rather good. It's a great shot because the light is behind you, low down. When you say cropped 50%, do you mean it's cropped by that and then reduced in size?

Thank you for your comment.
Yes - I cropped in LR by about 50% along the edge then reduced for the web (not by much, though).

That is remarkably sharp for such small image. Did you get many keepers?

Just re-checked the pixel dimensions in the original crop and it was 35% crop then downsampled about 10% so not as drastic as I first posted, but still more than I would have gone with the 100-400 Mkii great lens though it is.
But at such low ISOs the image tolerates a fair bit of sharpening, but one trick I have picked up recently is to always sharpen the eyes as it can make all the other features seem sharp(er) and that is the case here.

As for the keeper rate, this was my first serious outing and was limited more by my (in)ability to track the birds correctly with a  560mm lens (a whole skill in itself) but still higher than I would have expected.
560mm on crop is about the same as 800mm on FF, which is what I am doing at present with the 2xTC on the 400.  Michael Ho in his review of the 400mm DO II on the 7DII wrote that focussing is too slow at 800mm and so he uses it at 560mm.  Actually, 560mm on the 5DS R with the DO is very similar to 800 on the 5DIV and offers a wider field of view.
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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #3450 on: December 07, 2016, 03:10:47 AM »

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #3451 on: December 08, 2016, 11:56:25 PM »

I have no idea what these were. This was the closest that they came, but it was a beautiful sight.

How many birds can fit into a single pixel?  ;)   Well, they could be snow geese, black tips on white wings... Tens, even hundreds, of thousands are regularly seen on a single body of water. But they are loud, more so when taking off so you should hear them from far away.


They were not Snow Geese, I don't think they could be agile as these were. But we do get a huge number in migration here. It might have looked like they were being tormented by some raptor. But it was really far away.


A couple more from the other day. 1DX Sigma 160-600C


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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #3452 on: December 09, 2016, 04:14:57 AM »
Hi Ryan.
Another very nice series, I really like the first and last shots.

Cheers, Graham.

A couple more from the other day. 1DX Sigma 160-600C
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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #3453 on: December 09, 2016, 08:08:34 AM »
Very nice pictures, Ryananthony. I especially like the last one.

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #3454 on: December 09, 2016, 08:18:42 PM »
Thanks for the kind words, guys. One from today.

1dx, Sigma 150-600C

ISO 1250, 1/500, f8

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« Reply #3455 on: December 09, 2016, 09:19:07 PM »
Nice. Well done, Ryananthony.


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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #3456 on: December 09, 2016, 09:44:01 PM »
American bittern, 7D Mk2, 400/5.6 L + TC1.4 Mk2 @ 1/500s, f10, ISO 640, handheld, golden hour photo

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« Reply #3456 on: December 09, 2016, 09:44:01 PM »

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« Reply #3457 on: Today at 11:47:32 AM »
Yellow billed stork

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Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« Reply #3458 on: Today at 11:55:58 AM »
Very nice composition, Eldar!

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