This is the end of the better redbud photos I took with the R5 & RF 800 lens.
I was very happy with the image quality from this long yet light & affordable lens (relatively speaking since it is a RF lens).
(After the next 2 photos I decided to try the same experiment by adding the RF 1.4TC to the RF 800mm f11 lens and I'll continue with some of those photos below)
White throated sparrow:
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As I'm not an expert birder (not even close), I don't know what this bird is. I don't remember seeing it before.
If anyone knows, I'll gladly bow to them and enjoy knowing what you think it is.
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Now I'll start with more redbud photos with the R5 and RF 800mm f11 with RF 1.4TC added.
I was curious what IQ you could get with it. I'm still on my back porch at a distance close to the 6m MFD of the 800mm lens.
Often times, this distance was a bit too close for some of the larger birds (EG doves), but that's also part of the test.
In post, one thing I'd like to mention is that I've found DXO PL4 gets really slow when you open up a file of a thousand or so images to grade and work on. So slow that I was forced to look for alternatives to grade them down to a reasonable number of just the best ones to use PL4 on. I chose FastRaw Viewer for this purpose, and am extremely happy with how well & fast it can view the raw files and also grade them to parse them down to just the best. It costs almost nothing and is amazingly configurable to taste, so if you ever want faster raw viewing/grading I highly recommend it.
These are still with PL4 with cropping to taste, +1 lens sharpness and deep prime output, with little to no other adjustments done.
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I don't know if this is a Grackle or some other bird? :
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Thanks, Dockland & AlanF! (I'm a lot better and pressing the exposure button than knowing what all the birds are)
You knew the Swedish name? Interesting - Are you Swedish, by chance? Not that it matters, but my wife is (but she's not a birder either).I'm not at all familiar with birds and their names, but we have thousands of those here where I live, and I knew the swedish name of the bird, so I looked up the english name on Wiki.
An extremely rare visitor to England, a Glossy Ibis. I could have used John's 1120mm for this! I had just the chance of a couple of shots at 500mm and upscaled 2x. There was immediately a crowd of excited twitchers trying to get a glimpse of the bird and so I was really happy to get a full shot before it was partly hidden.
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