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AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
Aug 16, 2012
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Thanks for your detailed reply. I am having the same lack of birds. The number of shots from the 90D is phenomenal. In high speed mode, taking a short burst each time it's getting over 2500. I do get a lot of keepers in burst mode.
 

Nat_WA

EOS 7D mk.II
Aug 15, 2017
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Netherlands
A Brown Pelican flying. I prefer the second shot.
Agree! Technically they are both excellent, however in the second shot the bird stands out much nicer, somehow colours and contrast are perceived better against the darker background. You don't have another shot by chance where the pelican is just completely in front of the rock, do you... ;) ?
W.
 

AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
Aug 16, 2012
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Agree! Technically they are both excellent, however in the second shot the bird stands out much nicer, somehow colours and contrast are perceived better against the darker background. You don't have another shot by chance where the pelican is just completely in front of the rock, do you... ;) ?
W.
Well, you know I always rise to the challenge. Let's start with one flying against the sea, taken with my Sony bridge camera, then follow up with some from the 5DSR + 100-400mm II.

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AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
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This one indeed qualifies for "rising to the challenge"...! Capturing this moment - sharp and well positioned - is showing the hand of the master (y) :cool:
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Thanks Wiebe. I have to admit that was a very satisfying shot. Unfortunately, I was with a largeish group and hadn't long there otherwise I could have spent the whole day watching the pelicans and boobies.
 

AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
Aug 16, 2012
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Some BIF with the 90D + 100-400mm II, yesterday. These are Gadwalls at the Welney Wildlife centre in Norfolk, one of my favourite places. Very bad weather unfortunately, but some brighter interludes. No problem tracking these, using central 9 points.
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