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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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Beautiful bird Jeff! And very nice pictures - informative to subspecies (Charadrius melodus circumcinctus in full breeding plumage).
 
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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
Apr 30, 2017
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Great photo of the Magpie dpc! I still have problem with your pics, once I get logged on they simply disappear (and yes, I send an e-mail to Graig!). Not big deal since I still can see them before logging on:)!
 
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Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
Nov 7, 2013
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Germany
I am still practicing on small birds and this one is so-so.

But I was impressed to see this behavior of a blue tit peeling off the bark of a branch presumably building its nest.

Taken with 5D3, 100-400L II, 1.4x TC III, f/8.0, 1/1600, ISO800, still some cropping needed.

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Pape

EOS RP
Dec 31, 2018
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Wren
RP ,70-300mm 300mm f8 1/640sec 800 iso
Fun how little birds always manage get stick front of them to fool autofocus.
 

AlanF

Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas. A E
Aug 16, 2012
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I have been trying to get a shot of an elusive chiffchaff for a while but he is too mobile usually never gets close or in a decent pose, unobscured But, in the near dark he was around close, exposed on a branch, for a few seconds. 5DSR 560mm.

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Nat_WA

EOS 7D mk.II
Aug 15, 2017
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Netherlands
I have been trying to get a shot of an elusive chiffchaff for a while but he is too mobile usually never gets close or in a decent pose, unobscured But, in the near dark he was around close, exposed on a branch, for a few seconds. 5DSR 560mm.
Great capture Alan! Lots of detail in this small and agile bird... Did you use 400mm DO + 1.4x (in twilight conditions I'd think 100-400 + 1.4x wouldn't cut it for this crispness...)
W.
 
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AlanF

Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas. A E
Aug 16, 2012
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Great capture Alan! Lots of detail in this small and agile bird... Did you use 400mm DO + 1.4x (in twilight conditions I'd think 100-400 + 1.4x wouldn't cut it for this crispness...)
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I used the 400mm DO II. If I had time I would have removed the TC as I was up to iso 2000 and pushing another stop in PP. The 100-400mm II without the TC would have been fine. With the TC, I would have been at iso 4000+ and the noise would have been more noticeable. My 100-400mm II is very sharp with the TC, but not as good as the prime, but still very good. The TCs do vary, despite reports to the contary. I have had three 1.4xTC III, and they have had varying performances. Number 1 was sharp in the centre but soft at the edges. Number 2 pairs beautifully with the 400mm DO II but not as good with the 100-400mm II. And number 3 is vice versa and so is reserved for the zoom!
 

AlanF

Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas. A E
Aug 16, 2012
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Looking back today over of my old shots today reminded me of how good the 5DIII is. This one of a sedge warbler from 5 years ago with my then new 300mm f/2.8 II + 2xTC is one of my favourites. The resolution may not be as good as the 5DIV's but the images are really punchy.

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