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Don Haines

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #12285 on: February 14, 2017, 06:14:59 PM »
Terrible conditions today, heavy cloud, mist, 1 oC. Used the 400mm DO II native at f/4 at Iso 1000 on 5DS R. This little robin has puffed himself into a ball to keep warm. 100% crop, bird is about 1 mpx from 50 mpx.

Very puffed up! Nice shot! I won't see robins around here for two months...... unless I watch a batman movie :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #12285 on: February 14, 2017, 06:14:59 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #12286 on: February 14, 2017, 06:29:08 PM »
Alan, gorgeous!  Is that moire in the wing feathers?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #12287 on: February 15, 2017, 09:08:05 AM »
Alan, gorgeous!  Is that moire in the wing feathers?

Jack

There is some Moire in the wing feathers, seen at high magnification but which won't affect the size of prints for my annual album. For birds at medium distance and in flight etc, the lack of AA-filter in the 5DS R gives significantly better results over say the 7DII and the 5DIV. But, occasionally you do get Moire with close-ups and a very sharp lens like the 400mm DO (± 1.4xTC) or even the 100-400mm II, which is the reason I got the 5DIV. Here it is OK, but I once had a kingfisher shot ruined by Moire. I don't know what the bird shooters with the Nikon D500 and 7200, and all the Olympus and Sony cameras find. Perhaps their soft lenses act like AA filters.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #12288 on: February 16, 2017, 06:47:50 PM »
Another Great Gray Owl
1dIV 200mm , f7.1 , 1/2000 , iso 640
This is about 2/3 of the original image
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #12289 on: February 16, 2017, 06:48:48 PM »
I really like this shot. Great picture, Stuart.   8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #12290 on: February 17, 2017, 10:25:14 AM »
Not really a portrait but...

Eagle mob.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #12291 on: February 17, 2017, 10:34:55 AM »
White-tailed Eagle in Hokkaido Japan.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #12291 on: February 17, 2017, 10:34:55 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #12292 on: February 17, 2017, 12:03:50 PM »
White-tailed Eagle in Hokkaido Japan.

Very nice shot.   :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #12293 on: February 17, 2017, 02:25:04 PM »
Alan, gorgeous!  Is that moire in the wing feathers?

Jack

There is some Moire in the wing feathers, seen at high magnification but which won't affect the size of prints for my annual album. For birds at medium distance and in flight etc, the lack of AA-filter in the 5DS R gives significantly better results over say the 7DII and the 5DIV. But, occasionally you do get Moire with close-ups and a very sharp lens like the 400mm DO (± 1.4xTC) or even the 100-400mm II, which is the reason I got the 5DIV. Here it is OK, but I once had a kingfisher shot ruined by Moire. I don't know what the bird shooters with the Nikon D500 and 7200, and all the Olympus and Sony cameras find. Perhaps their soft lenses act like AA filters.

I have been looking again at the Moire from the 5DSR (at 560mm) and have compared with a similarly sized shot from the 5DIV (800mm). I must admit I hadn't noticed the Moire until you pointed it out. I now see it's also there to a similarly low extent on the 5DIV. So, in this case the lack of the AA-filter isn't the sole reason for the Moire, which, from my reading, is a bigger problem than I had thought in general in very sharp close ups of birds.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #12294 on: February 17, 2017, 02:36:36 PM »
I really like the last picture. Well done, Alan.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #12295 on: February 17, 2017, 02:53:35 PM »
Alan, gorgeous!  Is that moire in the wing feathers?

Jack
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There is some Moire in the wing feathers, seen at high magnification but which won't affect the size of prints for my annual album. For birds at medium distance and in flight etc, the lack of AA-filter in the 5DS R gives significantly better results over say the 7DII and the 5DIV. But, occasionally you do get Moire with close-ups and a very sharp lens like the 400mm DO (± 1.4xTC) or even the 100-400mm II, which is the reason I got the 5DIV. Here it is OK, but I once had a kingfisher shot ruined by Moire. I don't know what the bird shooters with the Nikon D500 and 7200, and all the Olympus and Sony cameras find. Perhaps their soft lenses act like AA filters.
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I have been looking again at the Moire from the 5DSR (at 560mm) and have compared with a similarly sized shot from the 5DIV (800mm). I must admit I hadn't noticed the Moire until you pointed it out. I now see it's also there to a similarly low extent on the 5DIV. So, in this case the lack of the AA-filter isn't the sole reason for the Moire, which, from my reading, is a bigger problem than I had thought in general in very sharp close ups of birds.
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Interesting observation, Alan. I just looked through some pics w the 5DMKIV and don't see Moire in some likely examples. Maybe the frequency in these just didn't line up with the pixel pitch. I haven't used the 5DSR since getting the 5DMKIV, but will look back at some old files. These were at 840 mm.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #12296 on: February 17, 2017, 03:03:58 PM »
Very nice shots, Vern... Especially the last one with the snow.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #12297 on: February 17, 2017, 03:07:25 PM »
The problem is the wax in the wings! ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #12297 on: February 17, 2017, 03:07:25 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #12298 on: February 17, 2017, 03:14:09 PM »
Lovely shots Vern.  It's very rare for me to find Moire. Your shots here wouldn't be expected to show Moire, the birds tend to have very regular barbs to get the effects.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #12299 on: February 17, 2017, 06:01:30 PM »
The problem is the wax in the wings! ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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