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AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
Aug 16, 2012
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I have been trying to get some shots of longtailed tits but they generally keep well away and flit quickly from branch to branch. A couple of weeks ago I got some shots using the 5DIV + 400mm DO II + 1.4xTC. But, they were too far away. When I downloaded I saw he had an insect in his beak, and that was perhaps why he stayed around long enough to be photoed. However, they were too small and I put them to one side. This weekend, however, one got close and I was armed with then 5DSR at about half the distance with the same lenses. What a difference the shorter distance and sharper sensor makes when shooting small birds. Here are the 5DIV images for reference and the 5DSR in the next post.

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ERHP

EOS RP
May 9, 2013
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San Diego
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For the last few years I keep trying to find the Violet-green Swallows, especially the full adults, perching relatively close to eye level(and nearby). Sunday while wandering through the local mountains, I noticed a group that kept swooping around this fallen trunk with a large knothole about 4' from the ground. Even better, the hill sloped down enough so I could sit on the ground and be right at eye level for what seemed to be a favorite perch. This might be a future nest site as there was a lot of interest in the cavity.

5DSR 600 II w/1.4X TC III 1/500 : f/9 : ISO 400

5DSR 600 II w/1.4X TC III 1/640 : f/9 : ISO 400
 

AlanF

Canon 5DSR II
Aug 16, 2012
5,435
2,589
For the last few years I keep trying to find the Violet-green Swallows, especially the full adults, perching relatively close to eye level(and nearby). Sunday while wandering through the local mountains, I noticed a group that kept swooping around this fallen trunk with a large knothole about 4' from the ground. Even better, the hill sloped down enough so I could sit on the ground and be right at eye level for what seemed to be a favorite perch. This might be a future nest site as there was a lot of interest in the
5DSR 600 II w/1.4X TC III 1/640 : f/9 : ISO 400
Beautiful shots!
 
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jprusa

EOS RP
Apr 29, 2013
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For the last few years I keep trying to find the Violet-green Swallows, especially the full adults, perching relatively close to eye level(and nearby). Sunday while wandering through the local mountains, I noticed a group that kept swooping around this fallen trunk with a large knothole about 4' from the ground. Even better, the hill sloped down enough so I could sit on the ground and be right at eye level for what seemed to be a favorite perch. This might be a future nest site as there was a lot of interest in the cavity.

5DSR 600 II w/1.4X TC III 1/500 : f/9 : ISO 400
Nice shot of a beautiful bird
 
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