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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4995 on: March 26, 2014, 02:47:17 PM »
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« Reply #4996 on: March 26, 2014, 02:48:50 PM »
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Great shot.  Look on his face is fantastic!

Thanks wildlifeandmore - it was a privilege to get close enough to get that shot.
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« Reply #4997 on: March 26, 2014, 07:42:49 PM »
I have spent the last couple of days in Hong Kong and have just arrived in Shanghai, where G**gl* is inaccessible. I put the Tamron 150-600mm on a 5DIII through its paces under conditions where I could get really close. Here is a selection from a morning's shooting. All have been reduced to 1200 px width for uploading, each with a 100% crop so you can see the original.

The processing for all has been the same. Taken in RAW, processed in DxO with the only changes done is noise reduction using PRIME and adjusting exposure (no sharpening). The exported jpegs were cropped in PS and sharpened using USM at 100% with 0.9-2 px radius.

I don't know the names of most so please help me by identifying them (I can't G**gle*, remember).

All are hand held. The first is: Focal length = 350mm, f/6.3, iso 640, 1/320 s

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« Reply #4998 on: March 26, 2014, 07:45:20 PM »
Focal length = 309mm, f/8, iso 1250, 1/800 s
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« Reply #4999 on: March 26, 2014, 07:45:35 PM »
I have spent the last couple of days in Hong Kong and have just arrived in Shanghai, where G**gl* is inaccessible. I put the Tamron 150-600mm on a 5DIII through its paces under conditions where I could get really close. Here is a selection from a morning's shooting. All have been reduced to 1200 px width for uploading, each with a 100% crop so you can see the original.

The processing for all has been the same. Taken in RAW, processed in DxO with the only changes done is noise reduction using PRIME and adjusting exposure (no sharpening). The exported jpegs were cropped in PS and sharpened using USM at 100% with 0.9-2 px radius.

I don't know the names of most so please help me by identifying them (I can't G**gle*, remember).

All are hand held. The first is: Focal length = 350mm, f/6.3, iso 640, 1/320 s


Very nice shots Alan. Well done.

Sorry, I do not know the name of those birds.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5000 on: March 26, 2014, 07:48:19 PM »
Focal length = 600mm, f/6.3, iso 1250, 1/250 s

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« Reply #5001 on: March 26, 2014, 07:50:40 PM »
Focal length = 213mm, f/6.3, iso 1250, 1/40 s
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« Reply #5002 on: March 26, 2014, 07:53:09 PM »
Focal length = 450mm, f/6.3, iso 1250, 1/1250 s
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5003 on: March 26, 2014, 07:55:58 PM »
The last was a Zebra dove, and this may be a Java sparrow.

Focal length = 600mm, f/6.3, iso 1250, 1/160 s
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5004 on: March 26, 2014, 07:58:44 PM »
This is a Java sparrow
Focal length = 428mm, f/6.3, iso 1250, 1/250 s
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5005 on: March 26, 2014, 08:01:46 PM »
Focal length = 300mm, f/5.6, iso 125, 1/250 s

This is at the sweet spot of the lens
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5006 on: March 26, 2014, 08:08:17 PM »
Finally

Focal length = 191mm, f/5, iso 1250, 1/160 s

I am very happy with the lens. The conditions were relatively dark and I had to use iso 1250 for most and relatively low shutter speeds. My 300mm f/2.8 II would have been better, but the Tammy was good enough, and pretty stunning on occasions, and I put it through most of its focal length range.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5007 on: March 27, 2014, 01:14:09 AM »
More snow - ugh.  So depressing I started looking at last August's hummers and thought I'd post a different pose.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5007 on: March 27, 2014, 01:14:09 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5008 on: March 27, 2014, 02:54:51 AM »
Nice work Alan and Jack!

Alan, the zebra dove is the most impressive from the standpoint of resolution combined with long focal length.  The 600mm shot below that post, is the weakest example of resolution...it's quite soft.  The lens can possibly do better I suppose, but how much better at 600mm? 

It seems to me the lens is the most impressive below 450mm, which is not unusual.

I forgot to notice, were all of these hand-held, or was it a tripod, monopod, or other support?

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« Reply #5009 on: March 27, 2014, 03:14:10 AM »
All hand held. The 600mm shots were at 1/40 - 1/250 s, which is on the slow side. An f/2.8 would have given extra edge.
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