A pair of waxeyes
Both beautiful birds. And nice captures.A New Zealand tui
This one is much better on the noise. And really fascinating neck feathers.New Zeland tui
A bit of both. They were taken with an 800mm lens and heavily cropped. I plan to do some better post work on these.Hello BigDog!
And welcome to canonrumors.
Both beautiful birds. And nice captures.
I don't know, if you had to use high ISO or if you did some oversharpening in post on those pics.
But the background (bg) and also the birds are really noisy.
I don't want to criticize on first posts, please don't get me wrong. I only want to know the reason.
This one is much better on the noise. And really fascinating neck feathers.
Please keep posting. Those are beautiful birds you have over there in NZ.
You just need some decent noise reduction software, like Topaz for stand alone, or my favourite DeepPRIME in DxO PL4. With it, I go up to 12k iso with the RF 800mm or the 100-500mm +2xTC at f/14. We had one marvellous visit to NZ 3 years ago, but bird photography wasn't easy because your endemics were nearly wiped out by imported rodents and so we went to your special reserves. I got some shots in Zealandia, Waitakere, Waiheke, Tarawhanui, Rangitoto and TiriTiri. Most birds were in the shade and I was using 1/200s at iso 6400 on my 5DSR a lot of the time. Here's my best Wax eye or Silver Eye in Zealandia. i'd love to go again and see the South Island, but it's rather far from England.RF f/11 800mm