Thank you, Nat_WA! It's a curlew (to the best of my knowledge). And yes, it's been a long hiatus for various personal reasons. But I plan to do some bird photography in the spring.Very nice shot Cog! Is it a Curlew or a Whimbrel, with my limited skills identification is failing...
Btw. long time since you were here before but you're back with a whole set of excellent pic's (both Bird portraits & BiF...)!
Beautiful series, GMCPhotographics. I really like the second one.
+1 Some nice angles.
And since I'm contemplating buying an R and in some situations using it with the 70-200 II, I've wondered how it would be with X1.4 and X2. Because I previously owned the 300 2.8 II, I have never tried those combinations out but if I am using the 1DX2 with my 400 and one converter my daughter could be using my 70-200 with the other converter on the R (we'll be on holiday together).
So if you have any thoughts about your use scenario I'd be pleased to hear them.
I can't comment on the Eos R with a 70-200 2.8 LIS II as I've not tried that combo. But I can comment on the lens. It's simply an amazing optic. It takes a 1.4x tc very well. So well that it's nearly as sharp wide open and the native lens. It takes a 2x but not quite as sharp (no surprise) and the AF is a little slower. It becomes quite a large lens to handle with a 2x and the balance is off too. If you drop a 1/3 stop to f6.3 it seems to sharpen up really well and takes up any IQ slack. As a combo (2x) it's not quite as good as a native 100-400 II but it's not far behind optically and mechanically.
Nice shot Cog! I also think it's the Eurasian Curlew: lacking the clearer supercillum and eye-strip of the Whimbrel. The Far Eastern Curlew has more buffy underparts and no white rump, otherwise very similar.Thank you, Nat_WA! It's a curlew (to the best of my knowledge). And yes, it's been a long hiatus for various personal reasons. But I plan to do some bird photography in the spring.