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Billybob

800mm f/11 because a cellphone isn't long enough!
May 22, 2016
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Here are some initial shots with my R5 and 800mm f/11. It's too early to tell how good the 800mm is. I shot these in jpeg, and Canon's jpeg engine is extremely aggressive in eliminating noise as ISO goes up. I may revisit some of these shots when Adobe starts supporting R5 RAW.

I've suddenly become a fan of ducks.
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A female grackle
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I was amazed to watch this great blue consume this rather large fish. Unfortunately, I missed the capture. This bird was standing in the same spot when I started the day. I found him with the fish in his mouth as I was leaving two hours later. It probably took him 10-15 min (or longer) to get this fish into its mouth.
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A tricolor heron (back) and a little blue heron (front).
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AlanF

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Aug 16, 2012
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Here are some initial shots with my R5 and 800mm f/11. It's too early to tell how good the 800mm is. I shot these in jpeg, and Canon's jpeg engine is extremely aggressive in eliminating noise as ISO goes up. I may revisit some of these shots when Adobe starts supporting R5 RAW.

I've suddenly become a fan of ducks.
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A female grackle
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I was amazed to watch this great blue consume this rather large fish. Unfortunately, I missed the capture. This bird was standing in the same spot when I started the day. I found him with the fish in his mouth as I was living. It probably took him 10-15 min (or longer) to get this fish into its mouth.
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Thanks for posting - fun shots. The site has downsized the images to 2048 px and stripped out the EXIF data. Could you please let us know the actual sizes and the settings.
 

dcm

Good or bad - it's not the gear.
Apr 18, 2013
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I was amazed to watch this great blue consume this rather large fish. Unfortunately, I missed the capture. This bird was standing in the same spot when I started the day. I found him with the fish in his mouth as I was living. It probably took him 10-15 min (or longer) to get this fish into its mouth.
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That heron must be part pelican.

Thanks for the 800 f/11 photos. It was already at the top of my list. I look forward to seeing more.
 

Billybob

800mm f/11 because a cellphone isn't long enough!
May 22, 2016
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Thanks for posting - fun shots. The site has downsized the images to 2048 px and stripped out the EXIF data. Could you please let us know the actual sizes and the settings.
These shots were all cropped down to at least APS-C size. Moreover, they are downsized even more in order to fit on this site. In terms of settings, ISO was 1000-2500 and shutter speed was 1/800 to 1/2000. I don't have time to provide specifics. However, the next time I go out, I will load my shots into a gallery, which will maintain EXIF data.
 
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Valvebounce

EOS R5
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Apr 3, 2013
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Hi Cog.
Well done getting lined up on him, it can be hard to catch them when they pop up unexpectedly, and they sometimes dive very quickly too.

Cheers, Graham.

This young cormorant dived for fish and then came back to the surface right next to my kayak. I think he looks quite bewildered, like "Hey, whatcha doin' here? It's my spot!"