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AlanF

Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas. A E
Aug 16, 2012
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That really a Bird Portrait! And it will never be a BIF. I look forward to seeing one in a fortnight's time.
 
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AlanF

Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas. A E
Aug 16, 2012
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Very nice ones! I tried very hard last year in Zealandia but never got a shot of a Fantail as good as that. The Fantails were not scared but moved around rapidly in the shade. It was a challenge to get one with the tail fanned.
 

RGB49

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Nice one! I tried very hard last year in Zealandia but never got a shot of a Fantail as good as that. The Fantails were not scared but moved around rapidly in the shade.
Very True AlanF, got very few keepers of fantails mainly because they really seem to like being in the shade and were never still for long
 

AlanF

Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas. A E
Aug 16, 2012
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Very True AlanF, got very few keepers of fantails mainly because they really seem to like being in the shade and were never still for long
Just looked at the EXIFs. We were using the same gear - 100-400mm II on a 5DSR - and you were at 1/160s at iso 1600. I never got below iso6400 for these. New Zealand was great but very difficult for birds.
 

Jack Douglas

CR for the Humour
Apr 10, 2013
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Alberta, Canada
Just looked at the EXIFs. We were using the same gear - 100-400mm II on a 5DSR - and you were at 1/160s at iso 1600. I never got below iso6400 for these. New Zealand was great but very difficult for birds.
Reminds me of Costa Rica in the jungle. The trees often were so huge that there was little hope of any sunlight and then there were these misty clouds that took away what there was. Very frustrating operating at ISO 12800! At the last minute based on a desire to to keep weight and bulk down I left my flash gear at home. For anyone contemplating this kind of trip; there were opportunities where creatures were reasonably close and fill flash would have been amazing. Next time ...

Jack
 
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AlanF

Everyone sits in the prison of his own ideas. A E
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Reminds me of Costa Rica in the jungle. The trees often were so huge that there was little hope of any sunlight and then there were these misty clouds that took away what there was. Very frustrating operating at ISO 12800! At the last minute based on a desire to to keep weight and bulk down I left my flash gear at home. For anyone contemplating this kind of trip; there were opportunities where creatures were reasonably close and fill flash would have been amazing. Next time ...

Jack
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Thanks for the tip! I am just packing to leave on Friday and so I'll take my flash, which I have never done before.
Alan