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AlanF

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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.
The Great Crested Grebes do spend much of their time in the middle of lakes. It makes a nice scene.
 
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AlanF

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The birds are beginning to appear here and it's giving me a chance to test the 1.4xTC on the 100-500mm and R5. These are some crops of Snipe, Lapwing and Great Crested Grebe far away. They needed a sharpening and contrast boost, but 700mm f/10 is very acceptable. I'd like to test the 800 f/11, but I have too many telephotos.

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It is deep winter here, great opportunity to see and photo owls.
Here is a barred owl, enjoying midday sun.
7D2, 100-400 4.5-5.6LII + 1.4XIII
f8, 1/800 s, ISO 320 + 1/3 EV


Nice picture. Well done, ISO64.
 

tron

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And an attempt at animated gif creation. Unfortunately site allows a limited size of upload. I have many more photos on the same spot (hundreds!)
These artifacts are created by giftedmotion freeware. Photoshop doesn't create such artifacts but I had to remove a frame to make it less than 5MB to upload and I was too tired to retry with photoshop. It is very late here.
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tron

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Some blackbirds are singing right now close to my balcony. These birds are very naughty this season. They come close and sing either after sunset or before sunrise!

The rest time of the day they are elsewhere :D
 

AlanF

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And an attempt at animated gif creation. Unfortunately site allows a limited size of upload. I have many more photos on the same spot (hundreds!)
These artifacts are created by giftedmotion freeware. Photoshop doesn't create such artifacts but I had to remove a frame to make it less than 5MB to upload and I was too tired to retry with photoshop. It is very late here.
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That's really good. Did the software align your crops or were you just extremely exact in your cropping?
 

AlanF

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Took out the Nikon D850 and 500PF this morning to see how well they performed compared with the R5 set up. For the first time in a couple of years, I saw a Grey Wagtail. It was very skittish, and it stopped for just a couple of seconds about 20m away in a dark area of the local brook. I could hardly see it as it was so gloomy and i have got
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used to the bright evf of the R5. The shutter speed was too low as it went down to 1/160s and I hadn't time to up the iso. But, I managed to get a couple of sharp shots. The DSLR gear is clunky but that lens and the great sensor still deliver the goods. I just wish Canon would make a 500/5.6 DO prime to match the Nikon. It's a pleasure to have a prime that light and sharp.
 

tron

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That's really good. Did the software align your crops or were you just extremely exact in your cropping?
No I started aligning the crops myself after I got inspired by your gif!

EDIT: So you can add gifs to the really good recommendations I got from you (EOS 5DsR, D500, D850, 500mm 5.6 PF) :)
 
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