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Follow the leader - down at the local reservoir this morning. I believe this is a female Redhead and her brood but I stand to be corrected. _36A0258.jpg
 
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becceric

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Follow the leader - down at the local reservoir this morning. I believe this is a female Redhead and her brood but I stand to be corrected. View attachment 204376
I've been on a waterfowl photo binge lately, I like the radiant ducklings and the water's reflections.
 
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becceric

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Here are a couple images of some Mallard families that I've met in the past few weeks. IMG_7334 copy.jpg


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Super impressed with the R3 ability to snap into focus almost instantly. I probably had 0.5-1sec to find the owl when it came out of a gap in the trees and start tracking. It was already fairly dark but the R3 just grabbed onto it immediately
 

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AlanF

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A bit symbolic these Terns mobbing a gull (R5 + RF 100-400mm)

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We went on a 4 hour hike in the RSPB reserve at Minsmere, with his and hers RF 100-400s. I decided to leave the 100-500mm at home to make it easier on my old legs, and I don't regret it. The 100-500mm, especially with the 2xTC would have given me more range and sharper as nothing was really close, but the RF 100-400 on the R5 gives more than good enough record for me. The mobbing sequence in the previous gif was easier at 400mm. The BIF here (a Bittern and Curlew) were far away and needed quick reflexes to get them, and 400mm although requiring 2x upsizing at least enabled me to get them. The Stonechats were an unexpected find and I could get close enough (all shown cropped at actual size). 309A2396DxO_Bittern_flying-ls-sm2_00x.jpg 309A2521DxO_Bittern_flying-ls-sm2_00x.jpg 309A2671DxO_stonechat_flying-lssm.jpg 309A2761DxO_Stonechat-ls-st.jpg 309A2770DxO_curlews_flying-2_00x-gigapixel.jpg 309A2693DxO_female_stonechat_chatting-ls-sd.jpg 309A2688DxO_Female_Stonechat-ls-st.jpg
 
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AlanF

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I thought I'd give the RF 800mm f/11 a whirl on the R6 because it should give the same resolution as the RF 100-500mm on the R5 and the large pixels on the the R6 would not be affected so much by the f/11 diffraction. I thought the high iso performance would be good, but I was bowled over. I was set up for BIF at 1/3200s and suddenly a small bird dropped by for a second, some 15m away in the shade. This is an 800x800 pixel crop from the centre at iso 20,000 of a Whitethroat.

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becceric

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I thought I'd give the RF 800mm f/11 a whirl on the R6 because it should give the same resolution as the RF 100-500mm on the R5 and the large pixels on the the R6 would not be affected so much by the f/11 diffraction. I thought the high iso performance would be good, but I was bowled over. I was set up for BIF at 1/3200s and suddenly a small bird dropped by for a second, some 15m away in the shade. This is an 800x800 pixel crop from the centre at iso 20,000 of a Whitethroat.

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You know, I love my 5DMkiii, but that noiseless image is something to behold.
I makes me want to beholding an R series...
 

AlanF

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You know, I love my 5DMkiii, but that noiseless image is something to behold.
I makes me want to beholding an R series...
Using the appropriate software is important. DxO PL5 with Deepprime noise reduction got rid of most of the noise to give a very clean image, and I did a round of Topaz denoise to make it noiseless. What’s important is that the feather detail is still there. The 5DIII images should be good with this treatment.
 
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Some more from the RF 800 on the R6, a long way away. First a pair of Great Crested Grebes displaying.

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AlanF

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And Terns flying with fish. These guys are tiny and speed like mad. They aren't easy to catch in the small frame of the 800s AF.

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becceric

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Using the appropriate software is important. DxO PL5 with Deepprime noise reduction got rid of most of the noise to give a very clean image, and I did a round of Topaz denoise to make it noiseless. What’s important is that the feather detail is still there. The 5DIII images should be good with this treatment.
Thanks, AlanF.