**Weekly Wildlife 11-10 thru 11-16**

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Re: That STF shot turned out pretty nice.
In reply to Cetonid, Nov 11, 2013

Thanks Cetonid, extra reach would be nice. This lens has been glued to my camera for the last month. I love this thing. I have enjoyed using this lens more than any of my others. Thanksgiving holiday I will use it at Cedar Key and Blue Springs State Park in north Florida, should be plenty of birds hanging around. If it doesn't work, I will have the 70-400G on my A700 for back up.

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One Common Kingfisher from this foggy morning :)
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A900 + Tokina 300/4 @ F4

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Re: That STF shot turned out pretty nice.
In reply to rgsnow, Nov 11, 2013

I have found with a real quality lens like that STF you can use the on board 1.4  Teleconverter very effectively  just set everything up to X Fine  and give it a try you have 24 MP  to play with.

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Re: Sam's Weekly Wildlife
In reply to Sam_Oslo, Nov 11, 2013

Love that grey goose in flight Sam, looks like it's pulling on a cloak to hide from your lens.  Nice one!

Cheers John

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BIF with Kit lens
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Some BIF of our winter visitors in India

with 18-55 Kit Lens

Some how this also came sharp. .

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Re: **Weekly Wildlife 11-10 thru 11-16**
In reply to steelhead3, Nov 12, 2013

Pair of Egrets

Red Shoulder

Blue Heron

Skimmer ?

4 Ft Gator

Dive Bomber Osprey

Pixelated Juvenile Wood pecker

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Re: A few from last week (A99/70-400 G1)
In reply to Ed at Ridersite, Nov 12, 2013

Nice shots. I've never heard of a Whiskey Jay.

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Hi Ed, whiskey jay is also called grey jay (or Canada Jay). There was another blue bird I forgot the name of it. It's not Blue Jay that's for sure.

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Re: That STF shot turned out pretty nice.
In reply to capt bob, Nov 12, 2013

Thank you for that tip, I will play with it this week.

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Re: A few from last week (A99/70-400 G1)
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Stellar's Jay?

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Re: BIF with Kit lens
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Those are sharp.

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Re: **Weekly Wildlife 11-10 thru 11-16**
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Nice selection, you guys are spoiled in Florida.  Pileateds Woodpeckers are on my to do list, but so far no.

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Re: A few from last week (A99/70-400 G1)
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steelhead3 wrote:

Stellar's Jay?

Bing Go!

Thanks steelhead3

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In reply to steelhead3, Nov 12, 2013

Hey Thanks For Posting Up This Week Too .

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Re: **Weekly Wildlife 11-10 thru 11-16**
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Here's one I caught taking a bath in the driveway, don't see them on the ground very often

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Total Darkness Owl at top of Tree with Flash
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He was about 80 feet up and I was about 50-60 feet back from tree , I was unable to Tone focus so I set focus on my Neighbors window with a similar distance and held the shutter down and fired the HVL 60  , Not to bad but a little out of focus , I think I should have set all manual I suppose .

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Re: **Weekly Wildlife 11-10 thru 11-16**
In reply to steelhead3, Nov 12, 2013

I have many shots of them here in Virginia.  They are around all year, but easiest to photograph and get close to in the late winter, early spring when the leaves are gone.  Also, when they have young in the nest, they get so involved in foraging for food, they become less aware of their surroundings.  I have several shots where I was shooting withing 20 feet or so.

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Re: Total Darkness Owl at top of Tree with Flash
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Next time you may want to go to shutter priority and get the sync speed up and you will probably get a sharper shot.  Each of us has to make their own decision on flashing owls who are dependent on their night vision for getting prey.

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Re: Total Darkness Owl at top of Tree with Flash
In reply to steelhead3, Nov 12, 2013

Good point that was a 300mm with a size able  crop I was quite surprised a flash had that much range  ,nice to know I could count on it for something useful though Other than annoying the local wildlife.

much to learn about flash photography ....

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Re: The last few days worth...
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Very nice pictures!

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Re: **Weekly Wildlife 11-10 thru 11-16**
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Looking good!

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