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Jack Douglas

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ISv, how true about starting out and not exercising the care that we should and do once further into our treck. I imagine at location A I will have great luck but don't. However, on the way to location A a fine opportunity is blown - didn't just happen once, rather many times! Seems I never learn.

Jack
 

ISv

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ISv, how true about starting out and not exercising the care that we should and do once further into our treck. I imagine at location A I will have great luck but don't. However, on the way to location A a fine opportunity is blown - didn't just happen once, rather many times! Seems I never learn.

Jack
I checked the stones at the beach "carefully" - didn't see anything:)! The problem is that they know I'm coming way before I detect them (and I still have very good vision!).
 

snappy604

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local house finch enjoying some snow. Surprisingly colourful for this part of the world

Canon R5 + Sigma 150-600 C... F/8 ISO 3200 using On1 RAW + Topaz denoise
 

AlanF

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Aug 16, 2012
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More a landscape than a portrait. But couldn't get closer. R5 + 100-400 II + 1.4x extender + crop (25% of the original). AF servo (zone).




By coincidence, we went for a cycle ride this evening in a short break in the gloom as the sun came out a half an hour before sunset, and I saw my first Great Crested Grebes of the season and they were beginning to start a courtship ritual. They were probably further away than yours, but the tiny crops made an animated gif. Taken on the R5 + 400mm DO II + 1.4xTC.

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ISv

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Following this Loggerhead Shrike in hopes it would find something to eat but instead it seemed fairly content to sit on this dead stem and pose. Stayed with it through the late afternoon light and even after the sun finally dropped behind the horizon.
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R5 600 II w/1.4X 1/50 : f/9 : ISO 800
I wouldn't complain if it was staying in front of me like that. Great shot!
 
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Cog

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By coincidence, we went for a cycle ride this evening in a short break in the gloom as the sun came out a half an hour before sunset, and I saw my first Great Crested Grebes of the season and they were beginning to start a courtship ritual. They were probably further away than yours, but the tiny crops made an animated gif. Taken on the R5 + 400mm DO II + 1.4xTC.

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Nice! A prime apparently keeps more detail with the converter. Here's another shot that I cropped to 2400x1600 px (clickable). The birds were inside the AF dot in the EVF. Looks like your birds were closer than mine.
 

AlanF

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Nice! A prime apparently keeps more detail with the converter. Here's another shot that I cropped to 2400x1600 px (clickable). The birds were inside the AF dot in the EVF. Looks like your birds were closer than mine.
Here's a whole frame downsized to 2048px wide to fit in. The two GCGs are on the right of the small island, which has a dozen or so Snipe, Lapwing, Teal and Mallards. This is a new artifical lake in the middle of a new nature park in a housing development. It's been colonised very rapidly. The 100-400mm II bare is pretty close to the 400mm DO II prime in terms of IQ. You see the difference when you use TCs. The 1.4xTC on the zoom is very good and the 2x OK, but they are significantly better on the prime, especially the 2x. Here also is one of the crops that was used in making the animated gif.



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Nice! A prime apparently keeps more detail with the converter. Here's another shot that I cropped to 2400x1600 px (clickable). The birds were inside the AF dot in the EVF. Looks like your birds were closer than mine.
Lovely shot, Cog.
 
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Cog

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Here's a whole frame downsized to 2048px wide to fit in. The two GCGs are on the right of the small island, which has a dozen or so Snipe, Lapwing, Teal and Mallards. This is a new artifical lake in the middle of a new nature park in a housing development. It's been colonised very rapidly. The 100-400mm II bare is pretty close to the 400mm DO II prime in terms of IQ. You see the difference when you use TCs. The 1.4xTC on the zoom is very good and the 2x OK, but they are significantly better on the prime, especially the 2x. Here also is one of the crops that was used in making the animated gif.



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Now that the site is back, here's a full frame (camera jpeg) also downsized to 2048 px. Approximately the same distance, I'd say.
 
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