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Jack Douglas

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14595 on: October 11, 2017, 11:59:58 AM »
Thanks guys.  I like to think the little guy survived but chances are probably nil.  That day in his life was certainly serene.  And now winter is almost upon us! :(

Jack
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14595 on: October 11, 2017, 11:59:58 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14596 on: October 12, 2017, 05:15:10 PM »
There's discussion going on about FPS vs resolution in the thread about a possible 5DSR II. I go for resolution as I am usually limited by distance rather than speed of acquisition. This afternoon I took out the 5DSR + 400mm DO II DO +1.4xTC at 560mm f/5.6. There was nothing close, but I got a couple of shots of a female kestrel just over 20 metres away. Here are a couple of 100% crops.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14597 on: October 12, 2017, 05:26:40 PM »
My wife spotted some birds standing on Konik ponies, but couldn't resolve what they were through her bins as they were about 60 metres away.  I took some hand held shots with the 5DSR at 560mm, and clearly resolved them to be starlings.  This where the superb resolution of the 5DSR comes in. I've got a nice, clean shot of something I have seen before, which I would not have been nearly as good on the 5DIV. Here is the full scene, downsized, and a 100% crop of the birds on the pony.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14598 on: October 12, 2017, 05:28:25 PM »
Kingfisher and heron from recent beach trip. The Kingfisher only landed on the top of boat moorings, so not a great natural environment shot. 5DMKIV, 600II + 1.4XIII, ISO1250, f6.3, 1/200.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14599 on: October 12, 2017, 07:00:44 PM »
Well Alan, there wouldn't be a CR if it weren't for trade offs; there'd be nothing to moan about.  Right now my computer would struggle processing 5DSR files.  If the only difference between the 5D4 and 1DX2 was fps and MP, I'd probably have gone with the 5D4.  In reality, it's the smallest subjects that are distant that require the extra cropping that would benefit, but all in all I now find myself close enough to my subjects to manage pretty well.  I can't afford any more GAS. ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14600 on: October 12, 2017, 07:01:32 PM »
Vern, your KF looks like the captain of the ship.  V nice.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14601 on: October 12, 2017, 07:08:43 PM »
Personally I'd prefer just one bird thread but no matter, other than I need to call these shots birds in landing BIL so Alan doesn't get on my case! ;)

Focus as usual not quite what I'd prefer.

Jack
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14601 on: October 12, 2017, 07:08:43 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14602 on: October 12, 2017, 07:39:04 PM »
Hi Alan.
Some very nice crops there, having more pixels on the target can never be bad can it?
I understand the tradeoff with speed, ISO vs file size, but don't focal length limited photographers appreciate pixels on the target?

Cheers, Graham.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14603 on: October 12, 2017, 07:43:37 PM »
Hi Vern.
Very nice shots, so if we provide a perch with less obstructions / better visibility is the kingfisher wrong to use it?  :)
That heron looks like it got a good lunch! 

Cheers, Graham.

Kingfisher and heron from recent beach trip. The Kingfisher only landed on the top of boat moorings, so not a great natural environment shot. 5DMKIV, 600II + 1.4XIII, ISO1250, f6.3, 1/200.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14604 on: October 12, 2017, 07:52:25 PM »
Hi Jack.
Very nice shots, I really like the Junco's squabbling shot!
You have just reminded me of the arguments early in the evolution of hovercraft, do you need to be a pilot or a ships master to be in control? Are the birds flying or not?  ;D

Cheers, Graham.

Personally I'd prefer just one bird thread but no matter, other than I need to call these shots birds in landing BIL so Alan doesn't get on my case! ;)

Focus as usual not quite what I'd prefer.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14605 on: October 12, 2017, 11:20:19 PM »
Nice series, Alan.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14606 on: October 12, 2017, 11:21:06 PM »
Kingfisher and heron from recent beach trip. The Kingfisher only landed on the top of boat moorings, so not a great natural environment shot. 5DMKIV, 600II + 1.4XIII, ISO1250, f6.3, 1/200.

Very nice shots. I especially like the second one.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14607 on: October 12, 2017, 11:22:11 PM »
Personally I'd prefer just one bird thread but no matter, other than I need to call these shots birds in landing BIL so Alan doesn't get on my case! ;)

Focus as usual not quite what I'd prefer.

Jack

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14607 on: October 12, 2017, 11:22:11 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14608 on: October 12, 2017, 11:35:58 PM »
Thanks click and Graham.  The Northern flickers are starting to show up more often now.  There are literally dozens of juncos and the robins are everywhere feeding on berries before heading south.

Correction, this is the Red-shafted version.  Not sure why the shafts are not very red!

Jack
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14609 on: October 13, 2017, 02:57:27 AM »
Nice shots Jack.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #14609 on: October 13, 2017, 02:57:27 AM »