Juvenile Kingfishers

Started Aug 7, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Juvenile Kingfishers
In reply to dock, Aug 9, 2012

Hi dock

I am seriously considering a good prime telephoto and awaiting the release of the Pentax 560mm with interest. If that doesn't pan out then I may consider the Sigma 500mm, from which I have seen some stunning images.

I also want to try to get some video of the Kingfishers so will definitely be taking the tripod with me next time. One other option I am keen to try, which I have used before, is my 80mm ED astroscope. It has the reach, with a 600mm focal length, and can produce some very detailed shots with a boost of contrast in PP. Might give that a go next week as I think we have some good weather coming.

This was a test shot of a Dunnock from a while back at probably about the same distance from me as the Kingfisher. Interesting to use as fixed aperture and manual focus, but worth a shot, if only to exclude it from any further bird photos.

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