K3/150-500: A few birds from yesterday

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Perry Carmichael
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K3/150-500: A few birds from yesterday
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All shot at the Basket Slough Wildlife Refuge, Rickreall, Oregon. Not a bad day, all -in -all....

Red Tail Hawk

Dusky Geese

Great Blue Heron on a snag

Great Blue Heron in the brush

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In reply to Perry Carmichael, 11 months ago

I love your shots!! and that location especially this time of year. Unfortunatly the fog cover messed up this years outing over the Hollidays

Ulrich

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Looks pretty danged good to me Perry. Especially the GB Herons.

IMO, this sort of confirms what myself and others have been saying about the 150-500mm at 500mm versus the 50-500mm at 500mm...very close to the same.

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I really like the composition/colors/mood of the first Heron shot.

Well done!

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Uloo wrote:

I love your shots!! and that location especially this time of year. Unfortunatly the fog cover messed up this years outing over the Hollidays

Ulrich

Thanks Ulrich. The fog had a good presence yesterday too, but I was there and had a couple hours to kill. And, it has been 8 years or so sense I had been there.

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brandrx wrote:

Looks pretty danged good to me Perry. Especially the GB Herons.

IMO, this sort of confirms what myself and others have been saying about the 150-500mm at 500mm versus the 50-500mm at 500mm...very close to the same.

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Thank you Ron. Herons are one of my favorite birds.

For the 150-500, I with it were a bit sharper. But then, I wish I could hold still better while using it too.    The shot on the log/snag was on tripod and the other was handheld.

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Tom Lusk wrote:

I really like the composition/colors/mood of the first Heron shot.

Well done!

Thank you Tom. It helps to have a willing model.

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brandrx wrote:

Looks pretty danged good to me Perry. Especially the GB Herons.

IMO, this sort of confirms what myself and others have been saying about the 150-500mm at 500mm versus the 50-500mm at 500mm...very close to the same.

Thank you Ron. Herons are one of my favorite birds.

For the 150-500, I with it were a bit sharper. But then, I wish I could hold still better while using it too.    The shot on the log/snag was on tripod and the other was handheld.

I guess I should have been more clear about what I meant when I wrote, "...about the 150-500mm at 500mm versus the 50-500mm at 500mm...very close to the same."

Some folks say the 150-500mm is not as sahrp as the 50-500mm when shooting at 500mm. IMO, they both are acceptably sharp if stopped down to f8 or f9 or f10. I own the 50-500mm and I use it a lot. I ued o own the 150-500mm and I could not see any difference between the two at 500mm. If I had the 150-599mm again instead of the 50-500mm then I would use that one a lot. For the price, you cannot beat either of those lenses IMO.

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Perry Carmichael wrote:

All shot at the Basket Slough Wildlife Refuge, Rickreall, Oregon. Not a bad day, all -in -all....

Red Tail Hawk

Dusky Geese

Great Blue Heron on a snag

Great Blue Heron in the brush

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Very nice. I like that lens on my K5.

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In reply to Perry Carmichael, 11 months ago

Nice shots!  I like #4  for detail and sharpness and #2 for composition.

Thanks for posting.

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Ron, I totally agree with you about stopping down the 150-500 at 500mm for best results. I always shoot mine at f/8 and preferably at f/9 if at all possible. There is a net gain in IQ by stopping down even it it means raising ISO to maintain a usable shutter speed.

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