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Billybob

800mm f/11 because a cellphone isn't long enough!
May 22, 2016
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Billybob, they're not scarce. We don't have any anywhere in Europe. HBs live only in northern, mid and south america. That's it! :oops:

We "only" have the hummingbird hawk-moth which I also like to photograph but didn't succeed yet ;)


Please say "thank you" to her, as she makes it possible for us to see such great pictures from you (y)
Well you do have the common kingfisher--which are far more beautiful than the belted kingfisher seen here in N.A.--and other beautiful species. I know I'm not suppose to post insects in this forum, but the hummingbird hawk-moth is a beautiful striking "almost bird" that has fooled many--myself included--into thinking that it was a hummingbird.

Again, Michele's garden is responsible for attracting this lovely creature. I will pass on your thanks to her.
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macrunning

Enjoying the Ride
Feb 12, 2021
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Well you do have the common kingfisher--which are far more beautiful than the belted kingfisher seen here in N.A.--and other beautiful species. I know I'm not suppose to post insects in this forum, but the hummingbird hawk-moth is a beautiful striking "almost bird" that has fooled many--myself included--into thinking that it was a hummingbird.

Again, Michele's garden is responsible for attracting this lovely creature. I will pass on your thanks to her.
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Nice series. Looks close enough to be a bird if you ask me!
 
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macrunning

Enjoying the Ride
Feb 12, 2021
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I am really loving this RF 100-500 lens! Caught this beauty with the 2xTC attached at 1000mm 1/3200th f/14 ISO 25600. Light was ok so ISO was high. I've run it through DxO PureRaw (DeepPrime & DNG settings) and Topaz Denoise.
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Click

I post too Much on Here!!
Jul 29, 2012
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I am really loving this RF 100-500 lens! Caught this beauty with the 2xTC attached at 1000mm 1/3200th f/14 ISO 25600. Light was ok so ISO was high. I've run it through DxO PureRaw (DeepPrime & DNG settings) and Topaz Denoise.

That's a lovely shot. Nicely done, macrunning.
 
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AlanF

Stay at home
CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
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This afternoon, I met a fellow birder whom I knew from his post on a local site as he did mine. He had been trying to spot a Sedge Warbler singing in a tree but was completely hidden. Later, I saw it fly off and pointed the R5 + 100-500mm + 1.4x RF just as it was disappearing and managed to get a shot. Not the sharpest, but getting one of these in flight was something, and the R5 focussed fast enough at 700mm f/10. Enlarged 1.4x with Topaz.

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