first birding with K-3... BAM!

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first birding with K-3... BAM!
11 months ago

The very first time going out birding with my new K-3, the conditions could not have been more perfect.  The weather was as nice as could be (we're looking at water rationing if things get any drier), and the birds were as calm and cooperative as I've ever seen.  A bewildering variety and hardly any of the normal overabundance of familiar species.  I hardly saw a single coot, for instance.

And the camera?  At home it had seemed quirky and weird and disappointing, but out in the wild, it was magnificent.  Even coupled with a notoriously bad focuser like the 55-300.  And the cropability... if you nail the focus exactly right (which is no easy thing, as even at f8 the DOF is damn thin), you can totally get usable 100% crops out of it.  With a consumer zoom!  Pentax is  rocking my world.

american wigeons

willet

greater yellowlegs with female green-winged teals

least peeps

another teal

This last one is a 100% crop!

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