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OskarB

EOS M50
Jul 17, 2021
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English is not my first language either - don't apologize: I didn't even notice your "mistake" (actually what you are talking about:unsure:?). All I was talking about was the distance to the bird and I was really curious how it behaved when you where there (especially with these chicks present!) - just to learn something new...
Concerning the English - if the guys here with English as a first language start putting red flags on my posts - it would be very colorful :LOL:!
I can't remember how near or far the birds have been, as this was back in 2017. And there were so many birds, especially at Lake Manyara.
Maybe you can tell from the full image. This was at 300mm with a 7D2.
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OskarB

EOS M50
Jul 17, 2021
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I wasn't sure if I shall post this photo, as it is not a very good one. But I find the bird and the scene kind of funny and bizarre. I've never seen one of these before, so maybe this is also new for you.
The bird is called Marabou stork (Leptoptilos crumenifer) and the photos were taken in central Serengeti. You can find them sitting on trees and around water holes.

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Del Paso

M3 Singlestroke
Aug 9, 2018
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1,442
I've been kingfisher-deprived since the beginning of covid. But, yesterday I found a kingfisher had moved to a pond where I regularly stroll by. Rather far away, but the 100-500mm at 1000mm gets some reasonable images. Stacking and blending in PhotoShop squeezes out a little more detail as they are at pixel-level resolution. (These are crops at 1px = 1px original (100%)).

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Still one of the most beautiful little birds around :love:
 

macrunning

Enjoying the Ride
Feb 12, 2021
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WA
I've been kingfisher-deprived since the beginning of covid. But, yesterday I found a kingfisher had moved to a pond where I regularly stroll by. Rather far away, but the 100-500mm at 1000mm gets some reasonable images. Stacking and blending in PhotoShop squeezes out a little more detail as they are at pixel-level resolution. (These are crops at 1px = 1px original (100%)).

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Nice shots Alan.
 

AlanF

Stay at home
CR Pro
Aug 16, 2012
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12,119
I took out the RF 800mm + 1.4x at 1120mm (f/16 iso 1250 1/640s) on the R5 on Sunday to try it out on some very distant birds across a pond. A Little Grebe in non-breeding plumage was about all I saw, 30-40m away. The lens does quite a good job.

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