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Bert63

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Thank you, Bert63! Do you mean camera settings? It's either AF mode 1 (most universal) for slow birds like herons or hawks, or the mode for erratically moving objects (forgot the number) for smaller ones.

Mainly I was asking about Body and lens - I'm sure you've listed your gear before but I must have missed it along the way.

EDIT - just found your flickr and see that it's the 5D4 and 100-400L!
 

bhf3737

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I like the photos but judging by the "American black duck" I expect you to be located somewhere in North America. Most probably your "Heuglin's Gull" is
the Lesser black-backed gull - both species out of their range are practically identical, I mean you ID the bird mostly by the range (well, if you did DNA/RNA analysis, or you had the bird in your hands and you know what to look about, then you will know better) because the field markers are about non-existent.
And actually I'm not very sure it's the Lesser black-backed Gull :p: gulls are ultimate pain in the @@@ (censored by me ;)) and they are a problem even for the experts...
Thanks ISv. Yes, I'm in Calgary, at the foothills of Rocky Mountains. I'm not expert in bird identification and I miss them here and there :unsure:.
What sometimes confuses me is that in the past few years, the pattern and type of migrating birds that we were used to see here has changed a lot. Some older species have become uncommon and we see new species in the mix. It is always good to learn :).
 

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Mainly I was asking about Body and lens - I'm sure you've listed your gear before but I must have missed it along the way.

EDIT - just found your flickr and see that it's the 5D4 and 100-400L!
Yep, this is it! This is my gear. All my photos on this forum are done with this bundle. I also use Oly E-M1 Mark II + 300mm F/4, but I don't share those pics here. Kind of off-topic.
 

Billybob

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Shots taken in the last ten days with the R5/100-500L kit.
I'm still learning which settings work best for me. I think I'm getting close.


I was focusing on the black night-crowned heron when I noticed movement out of the corner of my eye. The great blue had already started turning--so I missed a head-on shot--but I was able to get a couple of passing shots like this one.
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This is my first shot of a kingfisher. In the future, I hope to get shots with clearer eyes.
Birds--11.jpg


I'm in Florida, so there are lots of large birds--egrets, herons, storks, ibis--so I struggle with the smaller birds like this mockingbird. I was pretty happy with these shots.
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Here is that night-crowned heron I mentioned above. These shots are oversharpened. When I get around too it, I'll go back and reduce the sharpening.
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AlanF

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Shots taken in the last ten days with the R5/100-500L kit.
I'm still learning which settings work best for me. I think I'm getting close.


I was focusing on the black night-crowned heron when I noticed movement out of the corner of my eye. The great blue had already started turning--so I missed a head-on shot--but I was able to get a couple of passing shots like this one.
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This is my first shot of a kingfisher. In the future, I hope to get shots with clearer eyes.
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I'm in Florida, so there are lots of large birds--egrets, herons, storks, ibis--so I struggle with the smaller birds like this mockingbird. I was pretty happy with these shots.
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Here is that night-crowed heron I mentioned above. These shots are oversharpened. When I get around too it, I'll go back and lower the sharpening a bit.
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Nice shots! I'm waiting for a 100-500mm that I can test, but these shots are encouraging me.
 
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Billybob

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Nice shots! I'm waiting for a 100-500mm that I can test, but these shots are encouraging me.
It's no big white prime, but it's every bit as sharp as the EF 100-400L it replaces. I'm not sure whether it's the R5 firmware update or recent setting changes, but the lens seems to be super sticky at acquiring and keeping tracking focus. Lol, I was thinking about how much better my technique had gotten before remembering the FW update. I clearly haven't been shooting enough to improve as much as my capture rate has improved during my last shoot.
 
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AlanF

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It's no big white prime, but it's every bit as sharp as the EF 100-400L it replaces. I'm not sure whether it's the R5 firmware update or recent setting changes, but the lens seems to be super sticky at acquiring and keeping tracking focus. Lol, I was thinking about how much better my technique had gotten before remembering the FW update. I clearly haven't been shooting enough to improve as much as my capture rate has improved during my last shoot.
My 100-400L II is doing great on the R5, but if the 100-500 is better, then I'll consider it.
 

Billybob

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My 100-400L II is doing great on the R5, but if the 100-500 is better, then I'll consider it.
I sold my 100-400L to fund my 100-500L purchase, so I can't do a direct comparison, but my images from both lenses are very sharp. For me, the biggest reason for the switch was the addition of 100mm. I find 400mm too short for wildlife in general and birding in particular. That Canon was able to add 100mm, marginally increase the size while shedding a little weight, in a native package with excellent performance was frosting on the cake. Of course the price differential hurts but I guess Canon wants to cover its R&D.
 
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Billybob

800mm f/11 because a cellphone isn't long enough!
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Nice shots! I'm waiting for a 100-500mm that I can test, but these shots are encouraging me.
I haven't been in the field since taking these earlier shots, but I'm thoroughly impressed with the 100-500. The 100-400L was the most responsive, high-performing zoom I'd ever used, and this lens matches it while adding an extra, critical 100mm. The fact that it comes in such a compact package just adds frosting to the cake.
 
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Mistkäfer

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The Picture was made with EOS R5 and EF 600 + 1.4
I used the electronic shutter.

Follow this link to see a video from these scene.

Made with 100 picture. Just add each picture on each other, no original video




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