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jprusa

EOS RP
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Apr 29, 2013
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This juvenile Roseate Spoonbill just made a rare appearance here in NC on the coast. My guess is his flight plan was disrupted by the tropical storm that came up from the Gulf. Regardless he has made this area a temporary vacation stop for a while.
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Wm

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Jun 11, 2018
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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.

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Curious - im very much a beginner and have a question on your iso statement..... You used 6400 at 1/200. Why so high iso? I then notice your shutter speed and know there is correlation . Was it dark out? Why not a higher shutter and lower iso?

Tks much
 

AlanF

Stay at home
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Aug 16, 2012
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Curious - im very much a beginner and have a question on your iso statement..... You used 6400 at 1/200. Why so high iso? I then notice your shutter speed and know there is correlation . Was it dark out? Why not a higher shutter and lower iso?

Tks much
Low light needs a low shutter speed to let more light in, and high iso to amplify the low signal. Lots of light means you can use a high shutter speed because a lot of light can get in in a short time and lower iso as less amplification is required (low iso = low amplification, high iso = high amplification). A simple example for you. Suppose the camera tells you need an iso of say 100 for a shutter speed of 1/100s, but you want to shoot at 1/200s. At 1/200s you let in half the light so you have to double the iso to 200 to double the amplification. Suppose you need to shoot a bird flying and you need to shoot at 1/4000s, you would need to use iso 4000 (at the aperture).
It was dark out.
 
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usern4cr

R5
CR Pro
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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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.
CR Pro
Apr 18, 2013
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636
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.
 

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.
CR Pro
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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