Nice photos and no need to thank for looking - we are going to look anyway!The late start on Sunday made for challenging light conditions, so I did the best I could and concentrated more on tracking the action. Managed a few acceptable frames, including a surprise flyby from the neighborhood kingfisher. I got them coming...
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and one with the sun in my favor.
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Thanks for looking!
They are very nice shots. As you say, this where the FF is more useful for framing or using a zoom and zooming out. But, all gear is a compromise. Anyway, very satisfying shots with lots of detail.I know most of the people will not like badly framed BIF. In this case I had no option to go back - right behind of me was the wall of the Biomed building in UH Manoa campus.
On other hand I had a lot of fun trying to track the White terns on the background of the tree's foliage messed up with bright sky!!!
Classical example where the 35mm camera will easily beat the crop-camera (speed with higher ISO and better framing).
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Thanks Alan!They are very nice shots. As you say, this where the FF is more useful for framing or using a zoom and zooming out. But, all gear is a compromise. Anyway, very satisfying shots with lots of detail.
Went to the beach. There wasn't a wide assortment of birds, and the wife had me on a short leash, so not much variety. It was very windy, so the birds were slow moving, which helped a lot since my BIF shooting is rather rusty. All shots taken with the R5/100-500L combo at 500mm.
Here's a laughing gull. I did a poor job of removing the shadows in the corners, but I like the bird's expression.
I know pelicans are not challenging to shoot but I've, nonetheless, have not previously had much success. These are among my best efforts.