The Sunday BIRD Volume 8, Issue 34 February 10, 2013
4 months ago
Good Morning All,
Little late getting on this week, sorry. .
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The Hawk in flight has nice sharp detail. I also like the shot of the bird looking back into the space behind it--All three are nice shots with #2 my favourite.
This family of Australian Noisy Miners has been raising all kinds of mischief in our neighbourhood these past few days. They've been swooping and diving on other birds, fighting and chasing one another and making a whole lot of noise. They even took exception to me being in the backyard with the camera
All shots raw using E-5, ZD300mm, hand held, PP in LR4, and resized to 60%
quite pleased with some of my stuff from the last week or so
All Panny G5 and 100-300
My Galleries are at
I went back to Rutland Water yesterday to have a decent test of my new kit. The weather was dull and the light was awful all day though, so I ended up shooting high-ISO. It was a little quiet too, I guess I have to wait a few more months before things really pick up.
I saw something amusing though, a female pheasant going for the small-bird feeders and failing hard!
It's an animated .gif. If linking fails, it's here http://imageshack.us/a/img401/6389/67016606.gif
I grabbed a few more shots while I was there too...
Excellent work Pvt C
The DPR viewer displays the first shot's animation - poor bird
The other shots are real nice too, especially #2. Which lens are you using?
Fogg dam is a birder's paradise less than an hour out of town. Usually it is teeming at this time of year, but it's been an exceptionally dry summer, so there wasn't the usual smorgasbird(!) yesterday. Nice to see the azure kingfisher though.
and a darter
Messier Object wrote:
Which lens are you using?
It's the 100-400 L
It's not strictly a birding setup as I was thinking more about flexibility for the airshows too. A perfect birding lens in the same price range is the 400 f5.6L, or possibly the 300 f4L and 1.4 tc (which is stabilised).
Along with the high ISO performance (the robin was shot at 1600!!), it's the lens choices that made me leave Olympus.
This Blue Jay seemed puzzled by the flower petal floating in the bird bath. I think he's a juvenile bird because of the darker feathers on the breast.
Shot with a Sony A77 and Sigma 120-400mm lens at 160mm (240mm).
Comments, questions and critique always welcome.
My personal photo journal ... http://preferredaperture.blogspot.com/
I posted some photos of this flock in December. The tide was right tonight and sure enough they were there. I only had my recently acquired second-hand fz50 with me. It's no match for the 50-200 (or even the kit 40-150) but it coped pretty well.