BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here

AlanF

Stay at home
CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
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Here's a tribute to the AF on the R5 + 100-500mm. A pair of Mallards skimmed across the lake in front of me, very close - I just had time to raise the camera to my eye and pan a couple of shots. Afterwards, I could see from DPP4 the AF had locked on to the female. These shots are the full frame, reduced to 2048px wide.

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ISv

"The equipment that matters, is you"
CR Pro
Apr 30, 2017
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AF knows who's more important. :geek: Very wise progamming :ROFLMAO:
AF knows who is closer and with more contrast (and I'm really curious what it will do if the distant object has more contrast in the eye?)!
 

Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
CR Pro
Nov 7, 2013
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Germany
... and I'm really curious what it will do if the distant object has more contrast in the eye?
Same here. Though R5 is not in reach for me yet, I am very interested in its capabilities.
And... functions will trickle down by time. And I would be in the market for a RP successor as FF travel cam.
 

HenryL

EOS R5
CR Pro
Apr 1, 2020
199
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Used the 100-500 this weekend without the 1.4x just to see what I can do with the extra stop of light. Lots of activity at the osprey nests Saturday, at least 1/2 dozen pairs are building/repairing. Not that the 1.4x is any slouch, but I notice a positive difference without it. Crop mode on the R5 picks up the slack easily. Not much time to process images, managed just one to post for now.

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AlanF

Stay at home
CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
7,870
8,989
Used the 100-500 this weekend without the 1.4x just to see what I can do with the extra stop of light. Lots of activity at the osprey nests Saturday, at least 1/2 dozen pairs are building/repairing. Not that the 1.4x is any slouch, but I notice a positive difference without it. Crop mode on the R5 picks up the slack easily. Not much time to process images, managed just one to post for now.

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I prefer not using the TC for BIF as I like the wider field of view for tracking. For that reason, I don't use crop mode but crop in post.
 

pape2

EOS 90D
Mar 19, 2021
111
142
Nice shot. The lens is really working out well for you.
Yeah its nice to be on same league with other wildlife shooter at least on sunny days :)
Lens fit very good for me, i dont go out golden hour and mostly photograph sunny days.
 
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