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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5010 on: March 27, 2014, 03:23:51 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.

Hmm, I think the slow shutter speed might be a big factor in that shot at 600mm, even with IS.  If you want razor sharpness at the pixel level hand-held at 600mm, you ideally need over 1/1250, held very steady (say on a monopod) with IS switched off...in my opinion (at least on a stationary subject...on moving subjects it's always best to have IS on and in panning mode for every shot regardless of shutter speed).  No I've not used this lens, but it's been true of all telephoto lenses I've owned or used.  At 300mm, or especially shorter than that, you can easily achieve maximum sharpness at shutter speeds 1/250 and even slower hand held, with the IS on.  But not at longer than 400, or especially 600mm.  All IS systems, even the best ones, produce a bit of vibration that adds anywhere from a very subtle blur, to a noticeable one...when viewing at 100%.  If viewing at 50%, then the effect can't be seen at all.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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« Reply #5011 on: March 27, 2014, 05:11:00 AM »
Agreed that higher speeds are desirable. However, here is one example from two days ago at 600mm, 1/25 s, iso 640, hand held - again reduced to 1200px for uploading and a 100% crop.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5012 on: March 27, 2014, 05:55:11 AM »
Agreed that higher speeds are desirable. However, here is one example from two days ago at 600mm, 1/25 s, iso 640, hand held - again reduced to 1200px for uploading and a 100% crop.

Beautiful colored bird.

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« Reply #5013 on: March 27, 2014, 05:56:01 AM »
Hi Menace.
Wow, lovely shot, a face only a mother could love!  ;D

Cheers Graham.

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« Reply #5014 on: March 27, 2014, 07:04:18 AM »
Hi Menace.
Wow, lovely shot, a face only a mother could love!  ;D

Cheers Graham.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5015 on: March 27, 2014, 08:51:31 AM »
Focal length = 300mm, f/5.6, iso 125, 1/250 s

This is at the sweet spot of the lens

Lots of nice pictures Alan!  I especially like this one.
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« Reply #5016 on: March 27, 2014, 01:58:26 PM »
Agreed that higher speeds are desirable. However, here is one example from two days ago at 600mm, 1/25 s, iso 640, hand held - again reduced to 1200px for uploading and a 100% crop.
Superb colorful bird
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5017 on: March 27, 2014, 02:51:56 PM »
These ones at the Falconry Centre, Thirsk, England

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« Reply #5018 on: March 27, 2014, 03:05:56 PM »
These ones at the Falconry Centre, Thirsk, England

Great shots. Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5019 on: March 27, 2014, 03:54:12 PM »
This could be a "bulbul".  I saw similar birds in Hong Kong Wetland Park.
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« Reply #5020 on: March 27, 2014, 03:56:03 PM »
These ones at the Falconry Centre, Thirsk, England
Magnificent!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5021 on: March 27, 2014, 06:19:03 PM »
A few pics from the Falkland Is.

See you in the field or at the computer, Chas
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« Reply #5022 on: March 27, 2014, 07:37:23 PM »
A few pics from the Falkland Is.

See you in the field or at the computer, Chas

Beautiful series, very nice first post....and Welcome to CR  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5023 on: March 27, 2014, 11:42:37 PM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5024 on: March 28, 2014, 03:36:54 AM »
This could be a "bulbul".  I saw similar birds in Hong Kong Wetland Park.
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This seems to be a Black-crested Bulbul (Pycnonotus flaviventris).
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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