Very nice pictures, HB.HB said:I spent 3hrs yesterday waiting for a kingfisher to come in for image taking, plenty of flyby views but never close enough, the supporting cast provided entertainment to pass the time without being bored.
Thanks for the encouragement. Maybe it is more laziness than lack of patience. There are 5 or so acres of woods right behind my house, and my next door neighbor has bird feeders close to my house. I see lots of birds without going anywhere, so I'm not very motivated to go out birding. I do post to this thread on occasion, but nothing so spectacular as what else I see here. The rooster I shot in Hawaii was no challenge to my G7X II, but it was a pretty bird. The cardinals on the snowy tree were shot with my 24-105mm lens because that is what was on the camera, and I didn't want to risk their flying away while I changed lenses. And I shot through a window, since I figured they would fly when I opened the door, and I didn't want to stand out in the cold until they got hungry enough to come back.Jack Douglas said:There is a reason this thread survives and grows - great shots continuously submitted from everyone.
Steve, you have to be educated! Once a long lens is purchased, assuming you love/appreciate nature the patience grows by leaps and bounds. Many things are too challenging if you don't have the appropriate tools. From what others have said it seems that the relatively inexpensive 400 5.6 might be worth considering (used?).
I was thinking the same.Jack Douglas said:Steve, if I were in your surroundings they'd have trouble keeping me inside.
Really nice ones ISv. Most of us would have loved to have these as "common" birds aroundISv said:A lot of great shots when I was out of the site! Really tasty!
Hey, Jack - nice shots of "small birds in fly" - I take the message!
Here are mine from today (didn't find the bird I was looking for, took these just randomly, all of these are common birds around).