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Well, the stop-gap mistakenly produced 5DSR with the zoom managed to capture the kingfishers in flight. Even the old 5DIV still seems to work and focus, despite being an antique mirror slapper. Here is a yellow-billed kite diving around.

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Apr 3, 2013
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Hi Alan.
Lovely shot.
Re mirror slapper, you will be fine all the time you don’t connect them to the computer, once you do they will receive the destruct code “make mirrorslapper fail” and that will be the end of it! :oops: :LOL::ROFLMAO::LOL::ROFLMAO:

Cheers, Graham.

Well, the stop-gap mistakenly produced 5DSR with the zoom managed to capture the kingfishers in flight. Even the old 5DIV still seems to work and focus, despite being an antique mirror slapper. Here is a yellow-billed kite diving around.
 

Nat_WA

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@AlanF - nice shot; you must be some photographer to be able to produce such a result with your antiquated equipment :p:ROFLMAO:
@bjd - very nice set of pictures; I must agree, the "Waddenzee" (in Dutch ;)) is a great area for birding - especially in the migrating seasons!
W.
 

bjd

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@AlanF - nice shot; you must be some photographer to be able to produce such a result with your antiquated equipment :p:ROFLMAO:
@bjd - very nice set of pictures; I must agree, the "Waddenzee" (in Dutch ;)) is a great area for birding - especially in the migrating seasons!
W.
Nat_WA, we have been to Lauersoog too, but that was a few weeks earlier. We sat on the Banks of the inland Lake and watched
a flock of birds go past, it took them over an hour to pass us by. Turns out they were all Cormorants. I've never seen that many
at once.
If you have any other tips they would be gratefully accepted.

Thanks everyone for the kind feedback.
Cheers
 

Nat_WA

Thinking of a new line... Ow, that hurts
Aug 15, 2017
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Nat_WA, we have been to Lauersoog too, but that was a few weeks earlier. We sat on the Banks of the inland Lake and watched
a flock of birds go past, it took them over an hour to pass us by. Turns out they were all Cormorants. I've never seen that many
at once.
If you have any other tips they would be gratefully accepted.

Thanks everyone for the kind feedback.
Cheers
If you have the opportunity to visit one of the 'Watten Insel' in spring or (better yet) early autumn (late september to mid october, sometimes even to late october) you will have a high probability of seeing lots of different flocks of migratory birds. In the Netherlands, the islands Texel and Ameland offer the best birding locations as they combine the 'safe' dune areas for the birds to rest with relatively large agricultural surface and the shallow waters of the 'Wadden' to feed.
Personally, Terschelling is my favorite island - but I've noticed that it is less favored by the flocks of birds (possibly because it has far less agricultural land)...

I'd guess that some of the German and Danish 'Watten Insel' are also very good places to be / watch birds :) (although I have no personal experience there)
W.
 
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I keep making the mistake of using that DR-challenged 5DSR with slow response plumbed into the 100-400mm DO II with that 1.4xTC that takes it beyond the DLA limit. Never mind, I got an African Fisheagle flying away.

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