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AlanF

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Two very nice shots. Well done, Alan.
It's well done my wife. I quickly showed her the two back focus buttons and set up the C1, C2 and C3 modes for different exposure situations and she immediately took to it. I am really impressed by the R6, and this 100-400 delivers the goods.
 
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ISv

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My only birds for the weekend - bunch of Red-vented Bulbuls feeding on the fruits of (still unknown for me) tree - I'm working on this...
Edited: the tree looks like something from Sapindaceae but I can't get any further.


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AlanF

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Some more outings with the RF 100-400mm on the R6, this time with the RF 1.4xTC at 560mm f/11. These are more shots from my wife. I took identical shots standing next to her with the RF 100-500mm on the R5 at 500mm f/7.1. The quality of the two combos is indistinguishable. Here is a variety of 100% crops, varying from extreme cropping to closer. 1 pixel here is 1 pixel of the original.

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AlanF

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The previous post was to show that the el cheapo lens delivers the goods with a TC on the low resolution body. And now for something that looks garbage but is in fact bloody marvellous. I glimpsed through a double-glazed window at dusk with considerable cloud, a Great Spotted Woodpecker on our feeder, 15m away. I grabbed the R6+1.4xTC+RF 100-400mm, and took a quick hand-held shot at 1/100s. Auto iso jumped to 25,600! This is a crop where the bird occupies only 800x400px. I am blown over by what this gear can do.

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dcm

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The previous post was to show that the el cheapo lens delivers the goods with a TC on the low resolution body. And now for something that looks garbage but is in fact bloody marvellous. I glimpsed through a double-glazed window at dusk with considerable cloud, a Greater Spotted Woodpecker on our feeder, 15m away. I grabbed the R6+1.4xTC+RF 100-400mm, and took a quick hand-held shot at 1/100s. Auto iso jumped to 25,600! This is a crop where the bird occupies only 800x400px. I am blown over by what this gear can do.

Still consider it "el cheapo" (something that is inexpensive and typically of inferior quality)? ;)

Haven't tried the RF 1.4x extender on the RF 100-400 yet, but it does well on the RF 800.
 

AlanF

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Still consider it "el cheapo" (something that is inexpensive and typically of inferior quality)? ;)

Haven't tried the RF 1.4x extender on the RF 100-400 yet, but it does well on the RF 800.
Cheap and good not cheap and nasty!
 
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Hello to all. this is my first post I've been reading this forum and looking at your delighfull pictures for a while. I'm from Colombia and wanted to start sharing some of my bird pictures.

Lesbia victoriae (Black-tailed Trainbearer)
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Grallaria quitensis (Tawny Antpitta)
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Zonotrichia capensis (Rufous-collared Sparrow) quite common in south america and an iconic bird of my city
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usern4cr

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Hello to all. this is my first post I've been reading this forum and looking at your delighfull pictures for a while. I'm from Colombia and wanted to start sharing some of my bird pictures.

Lesbia victoriae (Black-tailed Trainbearer)
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Grallaria quitensis (Tawny Antpitta)
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Zonotrichia capensis (Rufous-collared Sparrow) quite common in south america and an iconic bird of my city
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Beatiful birds, jjbernali! It will be a pleasure to see the birds from Columbia, as they will be quite new & exotic to me! Thanks!
 
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macrunning

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Hi, everyone! I'm new at bird photography (although not new at photography) having started this year in January because covid put severe restrictions on my people and travel photography and , after a lifetime of photography, I at last got myself a long lens. Having a fabulous nature reserve right on my doorstep really helped getting this very addictive hobby going...the Rietvlei Nature Reserve is a mere 10min drive from my home and I try and go a few times a week. October saw controlled burning and as its the beginning of summer and rains everything is uncharacteristically green and with the migratory birds returning I'm hopeful for some great photography opportunities. Here are some more from October...

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Great captures Ivan!
 

macrunning

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Hello to all. this is my first post I've been reading this forum and looking at your delighfull pictures for a while. I'm from Colombia and wanted to start sharing some of my bird pictures.

Lesbia victoriae (Black-tailed Trainbearer)
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Grallaria quitensis (Tawny Antpitta)
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Zonotrichia capensis (Rufous-collared Sparrow) quite common in south america and an iconic bird of my city
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Nice shots!
 

macrunning

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I haven't been getting out as much because the weather has changed to rainy/cold season here in the PNW but I caught this beautiful little song sparrow the other morning chirping away. Was able to see his breath while he chirped but not sure I captured very well so just going to post this one for now. Shot with the RF100-500 @ 500mm 1/500th , F11 and ISO 8000. Used DxO PureRaw before making LR edits.
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...the last day of November brought several species of birds to our front yard tree, including this cedar waxwing: the time between the two images--0.17 seconds apart

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