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ERHP

EOS RP
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May 9, 2013
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Back again for another summer, Babou is a Yellow Crowned Night Heron who injured its leg several years ago but made a full recovery minus a knot on the right leg. I decided to do a few candid portraits while he was in the shadows as the sun dropped behind the bank of the river.
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R5 600 II w/1.4x 1/160 : f/10 : ISO 800
 
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usern4cr

R5
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Sep 2, 2018
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Kentucky, USA
As I say - more of the same... I will try this to be the last series - till the migrants come back (if anything interesting) after month even three or I finally go to Maui in October-November for some endemics (long shot!).
Rather strong winds making difficult framing (excuses:()!

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Very lovely colorful photos of exotic (to me) birds and their flowers, ISv.
 

macrunning

Enjoying the Ride
Feb 12, 2021
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WA
This was just a juvenile Dark Eyed Junco sitting close by waiting for his parents to bring back the good from the feeder in our backyard. These are pretty common in the PNW and not a lot of flash to them, but this little guy just looked so cute and fluffy. Taken with the Canon R5 RF100-500mm + 2xTC 1/1250th f/14 ISO 8000 and run through DxO PureRaw
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dcm

It's not the gear. But it helps.
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Apr 18, 2013
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Colorado, USA
Osprey parent shading its chick in Northern Idaho. Many chicks have succumbed to the heat this year in the Pacific Northwest.

R6, RF800, RF1.4x, tripod, 1120mm, f/16, ISO 800-1600, OOC jpgs, LR on iPad.

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More to process when I get home.
 
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Click

I post too Much on Here!!
Jul 29, 2012
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This was just a juvenile Dark Eyed Junco sitting close by waiting for his parents to bring back the good from the feeder in our backyard. These are pretty common in the PNW and not a lot of flash to them, but this little guy just looked so cute and fluffy. Taken with the Canon R5 RF100-500mm + 2xTC 1/1250th f/14 ISO 8000 and run through DxO PureRaw

Lovely shot. Nicely done, macrunning.
 
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dcm

It's not the gear. But it helps.
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Apr 18, 2013
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Colorado, USA
Sad news about the Ospreys. The 800 at 1120mm looking good.

Agreed on both accounts.

Many osprey nests are empty this year. More bald eagles around than in the past.

So far I’m quite happy with the RF 800 at f/11 and 1120 at f/16 in daylight which covers most of my wildlife shooting. I’m still learning about this combination, but I’m getting better results than the 100-400L II with the EF 2XIII on my 1DX2 which is also due to the improved AF and IS on the R6.

These are around 25% crops so the RF 2X (and f/22) is tempting when I can’t get closer as in this case. I find f/11 acceptable in the golden hours (sunrise/sunset) with higher ISO and the DeepPrime noise reduction in DxO PL4.

A tripod and remote trigger can be helpful - I forgot the trigger for these. I was traveling light this year so I used a lightweight Gitzo 1 Traveler tripod instead of the Gitzo 3 Systematic I usually bring. Might have been sharper otherwise.
 
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JPAZ

If only I knew what I was doing.....
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Sep 8, 2012
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Between weather and work, I've not had a lot of decent opportunities to use the 100-500 for anything but test type of shooting. But today, finally......my very first ever bird shot with the RF 100-500 and 1.4x TC on the R5. Just took the TC out of the box today for the first time. I know that many of you have been posting the stellar images that can be made with this combo but now, I've tried it myself. One of the Mourning Doves that seem to hang out near my house. (Handheld using 1/1000 at f/11 with ISO 1600.........)

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JPAZ

If only I knew what I was doing.....
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Maybe this one better? The guy is smiling at me!

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