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Dockland

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Nov 14, 2019
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I think it's called "heron"

R5 & RF 100-500

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Dockland

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Nov 14, 2019
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Sweden
Nice shot and you are learning names fast! It's what we Brits call a Grey Heron and Continentals a Blue Heron. Its neck is that reddish colour in the breeding season, for the rest of the year it's more white. Keep posting and we'll fill in the names.

Thank you. I'm learning, somewhat slowly, but it's so much fun
 

Dockland

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Nov 14, 2019
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It's so much fun to shoot birds (and perhaps other animals as well) but i'd like to isolate my subjects even more. This image of the heron is as good as it gets I think.

Do you think the RF 400 f/2.8 will be able to do that? In that case I'll sell this RF 100-500 and buy that one instead. It's a but heavier and might require a tripod, don't know really. I'll check some youtube videos of the EF 400 f/2.8 (approximately the same lens as I understand it?)

E: I might even try the 400 with a RF 1.4x extender (have the EF 2x today, but IQ is not that great with my EF 70-200 f/2.8 III)
 

AlanF

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Aug 16, 2012
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It's so much fun to shoot birds (and perhaps other animals as well) but i'd like to isolate my subjects even more. This image of the heron is as good as it gets I think.

Do you think the RF 400 f/2.8 will be able to do that? In that case I'll sell this RF 100-500 and buy that one instead. It's a but heavier and might require a tripod, don't know really. I'll check some youtube videos of the EF 400 f/2.8 (approximately the same lens as I understand it?)

E: I might even try the 400 with a RF 1.4x extender (have the EF 2x today, but IQ is not that great with my EF 70-200 f/2.8 III)
Don't get rid of the 100-500mm - it's so useful for hiking around with and gives lots of opportunities, and also it's light enough for birds in flight, where hand holding is best, and zoom is useful. The really keen birders tend to go for 600/4. I'm waiting to see what Canon will come up with. It's rumoured very light 400/4 and 500/4.
 

jmeyer

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Dec 11, 2014
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I had a huge day yesterday, 121 species total! Strong Southwest winds blew all day and night Saturday and kicked off our migration in a big way. I ended up with 20 warbler species, not too bad for the first big day of spring migration. This stunning warbler is a Prothonotary Warbler and another exciting one to see!

Jeremy

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Maximilian

The dark side - I've been there
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Nov 7, 2013
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I had a huge day yesterday, 121 species total! Strong Southwest winds blew all day and night Saturday and kicked off our migration in a big way. I ended up with 20 warbler species, not too bad for the first big day of spring migration. This stunning warbler is a Prothonotary Warbler and another exciting one to see!

Jeremy
Hi Jeremy!
Great series, great day, for sure. I wish you lots more :)
 
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Dockland

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Nov 14, 2019
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Don't get rid of the 100-500mm - it's so useful for hiking around with and gives lots of opportunities, and also it's light enough for birds in flight, where hand holding is best, and zoom is useful. The really keen birders tend to go for 600/4. I'm waiting to see what Canon will come up with. It's rumoured very light 400/4 and 500/4.

Well, I agree with you, but the 100-500 would partially finance the purchase of the 400 :) Don't think i can afford having both, but a lighter 400 f/4 would be even greater, and to be honest. Ive only used the 100-500 @400mm or 500mm. Now it sounds like I'm complaining but it's a heck of a great lens. Small and versatile
 

AlanF

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I had a huge day yesterday, 121 species total! Strong Southwest winds blew all day and night Saturday and kicked off our migration in a big way. I ended up with 20 warbler species, not too bad for the first big day of spring migration. This stunning warbler is a Prothonotary Warbler and another exciting one to see!

Jeremy

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Jeremy, you really make me jealous - you are in paradise!
 

AlanF

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If you have the time to get out during the spring migration, it's incredible! Last year I took off for 3 weeks. This year, I'm off starting this Friday through the 23rd. I usually take about 40000 photos during the month of May!

Jeremy
Don't tempt me for this year, but next year when Covid air travel is sorted out, I think it could be on. I'll ask your advice.
 

Click

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Jul 29, 2012
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I had a huge day yesterday, 121 species total! Strong Southwest winds blew all day and night Saturday and kicked off our migration in a big way. I ended up with 20 warbler species, not too bad for the first big day of spring migration. This stunning warbler is a Prothonotary Warbler and another exciting one to see!

Jeremy


Very nice series, Jeremy. I especially like the first and 3rd picture.
 
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