More tales from the mulberry bush

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bobgilbody Senior Member • Posts: 1,154
More tales from the mulberry bush

Yesterday I set up the kids' tent [ $14 from K-Mart ] and used it as a hide. Minimal success, very uncomfortable.

Today decided to give up on tent idea. Might build a shed on wheels sometime in the future.

Used Sigma 150-600 with 1.4 extender tp photograph some birds:

These are hand held:


Gave it half a stop extra in PP. Slight crop.


Slight crop, lightened a bit.

Next two taken using a tripod:


Bird was about 40m distance, awkward light. It is the Green Backed Oriel. Heavily cropped.


Female Fig Bird at about 25m. Heavy crop.

The Oriole and the Fig Bird could not get into the Mulberry Bush because a Noisy Miner was there and did not want to share.

Hope this is interesting to someone.

Conclusion so far is that the Sigma 150-600 with 1.4 converter can give reasonable results but the light needs to be right.

 bobgilbody's gear list:bobgilbody's gear list
Canon EOS 5DS Canon EOS 80D Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 | C Sigma 100-400mm F5-6.3 +2 more
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