Show your 300mm pics(while we wait for 2015)

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P.S. Hitchcock's movie is great!

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Love this one too.. even if it breaks the rules.

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Thanks for looking, John.

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Lineated Woodpecker

Volcano Hummingbird

Jacana

Groove-billed Ani

Acorn Woodpecker

Great Kiskadee

Violet Sabrewing Hummingbird

These along with all the other posts are exceptionally fine.  What lens did you use? Were these handheld? What % are keepers with the kit used for these pics?

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GrzegorzC wrote:

These are both terrific shots!

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Two where I needed all the zoom I could get!

I got the old Four Thirds version of this lens to make the most of my day at the London Olympics

Switzerland

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These along with all the other posts are exceptionally fine. What lens did you use? Were these handheld? What % are keepers with the kit used for these pics?

These were all taken with the 100-300mm hand-held using IBIS on the EM-5.  My keeper rate is pretty low.  I have a hard time getting shots 100% sharp.  The depth of field is typically very narrow since I rarely have enough light to shoot above f5.6.  I also tend to cheat on the shutter speed, relying on the IBIS, to keep the ISO down as much as I can.  Sometimes focus isn't quite bang on the eye, sometimes there is hand shake, sometimes the bird is moving too quickly etc.  I also have a large number of shots that just aren't 100% sharp and I don't quite know why.  I also have a particular talent at catching a bird when it is blinking - particularly hummingbirds. When I can I stop down to f6.3 - f8 and my keeper rate goes up a lot, but I rarely have that much light.  If the bird is hanging out at a particular spot for a few minutes I will usually have a couple of shots that I'm happy with technically.  If they are moving through I might not get anything.

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Ok.

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A random few

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75-300 mark1

OM300mm f4.5

70-300

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local novice wrote:

These along with all the other posts are exceptionally fine. What lens did you use? Were these handheld? What % are keepers with the kit used for these pics?

These were all taken with the 100-300mm hand-held using IBIS on the EM-5. My keeper rate is pretty low. I have a hard time getting shots 100% sharp. The depth of field is typically very narrow since I rarely have enough light to shoot above f5.6. I also tend to cheat on the shutter speed, relying on the IBIS, to keep the ISO down as much as I can. Sometimes focus isn't quite bang on the eye, sometimes there is hand shake, sometimes the bird is moving too quickly etc. I also have a large number of shots that just aren't 100% sharp and I don't quite know why. I also have a particular talent at catching a bird when it is blinking - particularly hummingbirds. When I can I stop down to f6.3 - f8 and my keeper rate goes up a lot, but I rarely have that much light. If the bird is hanging out at a particular spot for a few minutes I will usually have a couple of shots that I'm happy with technically. If they are moving through I might not get anything.

That has been my experience too (I feel your pain).  If the little buggers would just stay still...What do you think about the proposed oly 300? Are you interested?

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75-300 mark1

OM300mm f4.5

70-300

Wow #1 and 3 are  just wow. is the 70-300 the 4/3 lens?

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Thanks for looking, John.

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I am really enjoying all the replies to this post.  that dragonfly pic is just amazing.  Do you use a grip on your em5?

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70-300

This reminds me of those beautiful National Audubon Society illustrations.

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I generally shoot with my E-P1, and GF2. However I keep a Pentax body around for 1 lens; Pentax F* 300 4.5. If the new Olympus 300 is as good, I'll be selling my Pentax gear.

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Cartier Bresson wasn't concerned with digital resolution!

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This thread is full of awesome.

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bencr wrote:

local novice wrote:

These along with all the other posts are exceptionally fine. What lens did you use? Were these handheld? What % are keepers with the kit used for these pics?

These were all taken with the 100-300mm hand-held using IBIS on the EM-5. My keeper rate is pretty low. I have a hard time getting shots 100% sharp. The depth of field is typically very narrow since I rarely have enough light to shoot above f5.6. I also tend to cheat on the shutter speed, relying on the IBIS, to keep the ISO down as much as I can. Sometimes focus isn't quite bang on the eye, sometimes there is hand shake, sometimes the bird is moving too quickly etc. I also have a large number of shots that just aren't 100% sharp and I don't quite know why. I also have a particular talent at catching a bird when it is blinking - particularly hummingbirds. When I can I stop down to f6.3 - f8 and my keeper rate goes up a lot, but I rarely have that much light. If the bird is hanging out at a particular spot for a few minutes I will usually have a couple of shots that I'm happy with technically. If they are moving through I might not get anything.

That has been my experience too (I feel your pain). If the little buggers would just stay still...What do you think about the proposed oly 300? Are you interested?

I am really excited about the 300 f4 announcement - I started saving when they put out the lens roadmap with a super tele on it.  This is basically the lens I was hoping they were going to make, although I'm disappointed that it isn't going to be available this year.  The really big question is price.  If it is around $1500 then they can take my money, if it is $2000 then I'm not sure if I can swing that.  I'll have to start looking around the garage for junk I can sell.  I'm also curious about the size and weight - I'm expecting something similar to a FF 300 f4, but hoping they can keep the weight down a bit.  It doesn't have IS so that should help some.

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A random few

That last one is just awesome! Very nicely done!

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Some US Open (tennis) pics
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In reply to GrzegorzC, 5 months ago

Very cool shot of the gulls!

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