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nzmacro

nzmacro

Lives in New Zealand (Aotearoa) New Zealand (Aotearoa)
Has a website at www.birdsinaction.com
Joined on Oct 17, 2000

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On Rugby in the Rugby shots - Full color challenge (1 comment in total)

Rugby ??

Direct link | Posted on Aug 23, 2015 at 09:16 UTC as 1st comment
On Bee eaters' anger in the Anger challenge (9 comments in total)

Pure magic. Reminds me of my wife and I, but I won't say which is which ;-) Beautiful colours, details and behavior, top work and shot. Congrats. Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 13, 2015 at 07:09 UTC as 4th comment | 1 reply

Excellent shots that give us new perspectives from those shooting from the ground. Wonderful shots on the link as well. Impressive.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 06:09 UTC as 9th comment
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James C. Murray: Good photos but some prop blur would lend some idea of motion to the Herc and the smaller prop aircraft.

Well said Jimmy. Fantastic shots for sure and those with the negative comments would wet their pants if they tried it ;-)

Excellent action shots.

Direct link | Posted on Aug 1, 2015 at 06:06 UTC
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vaughanB: I could get better shots than this with my super cheap Kodak AZ526, this is heavy bulky and not particularly versatile gear , you could get these shots with a £150 budget superzoom, I have just shot this at an effective focal length (35mm) of 1248mm (52x optical) PLUS some digital zoom, this was a tiny bird and you can view this at many many times the size of the original subject and it still stands up, unlike those shots of huge bears viewed at many many times less than their original size, the camera industry and this site seem to need to perpetuate this myth, but the truth is, most of the time you no longer need this outdated bulky and expensive kit to get good shots, ps the camera that took this shot cost £99.00!!, somebody recently replied to me on this forum saying "your photos are not actually as good as they look"

https://flic.kr/p/wsMmzJ

So you aren't talking about other images and yet you post up links. I must be missing something.

Taken with manual focus and either a NEX-7 or an E-M10

https://www.flickr.com/photos/124733969@N06/sets/

And what does that prove, ahhhh nothing. I've seen hundreds of BIF's and wildlife shots taken with that Tamron lens. Its no good showing me a bird or two at a bird feeder !! and saying you can take a bear in the wild with your camera. It doesn't cut it I'm afraid. Time to move on :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 30, 2015 at 08:32 UTC
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vaughanB: I could get better shots than this with my super cheap Kodak AZ526, this is heavy bulky and not particularly versatile gear , you could get these shots with a £150 budget superzoom, I have just shot this at an effective focal length (35mm) of 1248mm (52x optical) PLUS some digital zoom, this was a tiny bird and you can view this at many many times the size of the original subject and it still stands up, unlike those shots of huge bears viewed at many many times less than their original size, the camera industry and this site seem to need to perpetuate this myth, but the truth is, most of the time you no longer need this outdated bulky and expensive kit to get good shots, ps the camera that took this shot cost £99.00!!, somebody recently replied to me on this forum saying "your photos are not actually as good as they look"

https://flic.kr/p/wsMmzJ

Well I looked at your link ....

https://flic.kr/p/wsMmzJ

Then I looked at your flickr photo stream., You have got to be kidding right ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 29, 2015 at 10:37 UTC
On July Apocolypse in the July Flying challenge (13 comments in total)

Just superb Trev, what a background to get with the shot !! Superb work from behind it as well. Congrats :-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 24, 2015 at 03:01 UTC as 8th comment
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Arijit Banerjee: A nice review thanks. I always thought that the 7D MKII is a better body for a wildlife photographer, but the I am nor Canon expert.

One thing I noticed in the Kildeer (Bird) image. The detail is much much less than I expected. It could have been the lens, the body or even the moment.

At least people have an option. This lens has become quite popular here in India.

tbcass, on the second page of this article is a Kildeer ;-)

Direct link | Posted on Jul 23, 2015 at 08:23 UTC

Very well done and yep, clever work. Enjoyed these a lot. A few negative comments in here, so I went and looked at a few of their sites and galleries. You are way ahead ;-) One even tries this type of work, no wonder they are a bit envious. All the best and great to see thanks. Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 19, 2015 at 08:54 UTC as 22nd comment | 3 replies
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jabz: So can someone please tell me how I can achieve this with a Sony a7 II, which lens do I need?
thanks

jabz.

APS-C with a Canon or Nikon 800mm F/5.6 +2x TC = 2400mm

or go m4/3 or even the Nikon 1 ;-)

Job done. Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Jul 2, 2015 at 07:14 UTC
On Vantage Point: The aviation photography of Jon Pece article (189 comments in total)

Impressive shots !! Excellent work from behind the lens and unique views. Love the perspectives and angles in these and that horse shot just breaks it up nicely. Good variety in these. Fantastic to see thanks. Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 29, 2015 at 11:49 UTC as 5th comment
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)
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nzmacro: Nice box with a sensor, but this shot is just pure magic !!

http://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/7945517371/a7R-TulipSunrise.jpeg

Congrats on superb work and shot !!. Danny.

K25 or K64 comes to mind, but hey I'm getting old. Would have to be the best Tulip shot I have ever seen. Love the depth, perspective. comp, lighting, colours, heck the whole darn thing :-) That's some eye for a shot you have Rishi. 12 out of 10 ;-) Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 08:11 UTC
On Opinion: Did Sony just do the impossible? article (1085 comments in total)

Nice box with a sensor, but this shot is just pure magic !!

http://www.dpreview.com/files/p/articles/7945517371/a7R-TulipSunrise.jpeg

Congrats on superb work and shot !!. Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 23, 2015 at 07:57 UTC as 137th comment | 6 replies
On Sony a7R II has 42.4MP on full frame BSI CMOS sensor article (1273 comments in total)
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BigOne: 5 fps at 42 MP... Medium Format who?

And the A7R II laughs from its pedestal at the tiny sensor of m4/3

Direct link | Posted on Jun 12, 2015 at 09:22 UTC
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nzmacro: I once read an article somewhere many years ago.

Question: "How do you make money out of photography"

Answer: "Real easy, start a competition and charge an entry fee"

All the best and always makes me smile. Danny.

:-) There sure are and quite a few here as well, especially in wildlife. If I ever entered challenges or contests those are the ones I would go for, depending on who actually owns the images.

Some contests allow you to enter 10 images and they can do anything they want with all of them ;-) That's not for me at all. I would sooner just give a donation and I do.

All the best. Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 8, 2015 at 07:49 UTC
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zorgon: 1.3Kg is insanely heavy for an aerial photography camera body. But then I guess if you're rich enough to afford one of these, then you're rich enough to buy a drone capable of lifting it.
What's with the firewire 800 interface though? The Mac doesn't even use that interface any more. It's as if they designed this camera 10 years ago and didn't have the resources to change it to USB 3.0.

zorgon. Gees, it must be an generation thing. I must be getting old.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 23:43 UTC

I once read an article somewhere many years ago.

Question: "How do you make money out of photography"

Answer: "Real easy, start a competition and charge an entry fee"

All the best and always makes me smile. Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 5, 2015 at 22:46 UTC as 3rd comment | 3 replies
On Nice Catch in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (2 comments in total)

That's the sort of shot we live for. Excellent shot and work. Wish it was mine that shot. All the best and just love this. Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 05:26 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply

Phew, this must have been close. Another superb shot and fine work from behind it all. Magic !!. Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 05:24 UTC as 1st comment | 1 reply
On Lighting up the Milky Way in the My Best Photo of the Week challenge (10 comments in total)

Simply stunning and excellent work !! A superb result, pat yourself on the back for me, I can't reach ;-) Danny.

Direct link | Posted on Jun 3, 2015 at 05:23 UTC as 3rd comment | 1 reply
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