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Great pictures! :love:
Is there realy a rainbow in the background of the third? Beautiful!

And what is the last one doing? Looks strange.
Yep, the rainbow was really there. I often spend summer evenings photographing the swift and was lucky there was a rain shower behind. As soon as I saw the rainbow I just waited for a suitable bird.

The last shot is a common term. They dive in the water to catch fish. If they fail they shake off the water quite quickly, same as a dog shakes. Many diving birds do the same. It is just a matter of timing when to press the shutter button. It can be anything from a few seconds to a couple of minutes before the shake. After a while you spot the signs. With terns they usually slow and lift their head. It only lasts for about a second so there is a lot of luck involved. If they catch a fish they sometimes toss them so they can eat them head first.

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Thanks for your kind words,
 
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Sep 30, 2021
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Hi, got a chance to take some close-ups portraits and In-Flight shots of various Raptors at the end of last week.
Mainly R5 with EF 70-200 MK2 and EF 100-400 MK2. They start here on Flickr!

Also got to test an RF100-500, unfortunately not on any Birds.

Cheers Brian
A superb set,
 
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In our own area of the world (midwest USA), the late-summer season is finally (and belatedly) changing to fall. I do not know 10% of what many who post on here know...but it seems to me that when the seasons change we get different birds in our front-yard tree.

An example?

Today's 'find' was a first for me:

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...a yellow bellied sapsucker!?
 

Click

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Jul 29, 2012
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Hi, got a chance to take some close-ups portraits and In-Flight shots of various Raptors at the end of last week.
Mainly R5 with EF 70-200 MK2 and EF 100-400 MK2. They start here on Flickr!


Also got to test an RF100-500, unfortunately not on any Birds.

Cheers Brian

I really like this shot. Well done, bjd.
 
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ISv

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Yesterday I went hiking in attempt to find finally (with camera in my hands) the Oahu Elepaio. Didn't happen. Preparing my settings for the complicated light in the rain forest took a shot of White-rumped Shama.
Here is one of them - same file, same settings of the PP software. First one with PL 4 Elite, the second with PL 5 Elite. Just in case it's interesting for anyone deciding to upgrade or not... Not very methodical comparison - I have to try with more noisy files...

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AlanF

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Yesterday I went hiking in attempt to find finally (with camera in my hands) the Oahu Elepaio. Didn't happen. Preparing my settings for the complicated light in the rain forest took a shot of White-rumped Shama.
Here is one of them - same file, same settings of the PP software. First one with PL 4 Elite, the second with PL 5 Elite. Just in case it's interesting for anyone deciding to upgrade or not... Not very methodical comparison - I have to try with more noisy files...

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Nice bird. What do you think about PL5 vs 4? DxO has played the same marketing for the past few years. An upgrade in October at a discount for existing users, then on Black Friday a bigger discount.
 
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ISv

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Nice bird. What do you think about PL5 vs 4? DxO has played the same marketing for the past few years. An upgrade in October at a discount for existing users, then on Black Friday a bigger discount.
I upgraded after coming back from my hike (well, since you didn't get the Elepaio you have to do something else in connection with the photography!;)). I'm sure my wife would be (extremely:LOL:) happy I didn't order Z9! These are just first photos in comparison of the both software and as I already mentioned - not at all methodical! If you have the passion to wait for more realistic comparison (!!!! I'm after the IQ! All other upgrades are not essential for me and I will ignore them!!!) You have to wait a bit...
 
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In our own area of the world (midwest USA), the late-summer season is finally (and belatedly) changing to fall. I do not know 10% of what many who post on here know...but it seems to me that when the seasons change we get different birds in our front-yard tree.

An example?

Today's 'find' was a first for me:

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...a yellow bellied sapsucker!?
Nice shots, juvenile Yellow-bellied Sapsucker.
 
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usern4cr

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Nice bird. What do you think about PL5 vs 4? DxO has played the same marketing for the past few years. An upgrade in October at a discount for existing users, then on Black Friday a bigger discount.
Are you saying that Black Friday is the cheapest day of the year to upgrade from PL4 to PL5? If so, I didn't know that, and am thankful that you mentioned it so I can upgrade then.
 

AlanF

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Are you saying that Black Friday is the cheapest day of the year to upgrade from PL4 to PL5? If so, I didn't know that, and am thankful that you mentioned it so I can upgrade then.
It was last year and the year before. But past performance... I will take some convincing to upgrade this year as PL4 is so good.
 
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It was last year and the year before. But past performance... I will take some convincing to upgrade this year as PL4 is so good.
No snark intended: my wife and I have remained married for nearly four decades because I (mostly) admit my mistakes and (perhaps more importantly) get to the point.

AlanF: what does 'PL4' do for you that you might surmise it would do for me?

Repeat: no snark intended.