Weekly Wildlife Thread aug 5 2007

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Ken Schmidt Senior Member • Posts: 1,780
Re: Texas birds

Very nice series,
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Garrett Lau Senior Member • Posts: 2,262
Thanks

Thanks for all the comments.

For Custom Function III-2, I use the 2nd slowest. For Custom Function III-8, I use "2: Enable(surrounding Assist p)."

I don't know if these are the ideal settings, but they work for me for BIF. I had less success shooting a bicycle race yesterday. I don't know if it's because of Custom Functions or if it's the problem with focusing in bright sunlight that Rob Galbraith reported. I think it's the bright sunlight problem, since it worked better early in the morning when it was cloudy.

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Garrett Lau Senior Member • Posts: 2,262
Re: Texas birds

Another awesome series from you, Greg. My favorites are the nighthawk and the ibis.

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axelhi Veteran Member • Posts: 3,969
Re: Thanks

Garrett Lau wrote:

Thanks for all the comments.

For Custom Function III-2, I use the 2nd slowest. For Custom Function
III-8, I use "2: Enable(surrounding Assist p)."

I don't know if these are the ideal settings, but they work for me
for BIF. I had less success shooting a bicycle race yesterday. I
don't know if it's because of Custom Functions or if it's the problem
with focusing in bright sunlight that Rob Galbraith reported. I think
it's the bright sunlight problem, since it worked better early in the
morning when it was cloudy.

I use the same settings, assuming you use the center AF point with the ring. I haven't tried anything but birds, but for bicycles maybe III-2 could be faster, just guessing.

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OP ejmartin Veteran Member • Posts: 6,274
Re: Texas birds

Looks like you had a great time this week Greg.
I especially like the second Willet, the Curlew, Ibis,
and Nighthawk. Particularly the latter, getting one
flying around in the daytime when they are most
often resting.
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Julia E Senior Member • Posts: 1,332
Joan

Thank you, Joan - I really appreciate your comments.

The colours are just as they were on the day and I have (as my husband keeps pointing out!) some great camera equipment and lenses! All I had to do was sit, wait and press the button when the time was right. Had to wait over 4 hours for the Grebe family to approach where I was waiting. It was a beautiful day and I was watching them through binoculars - so didn't mind the wait!!

I usually post in the Samples & Galleries forum and you are not among the "crowd" who usually comment on my photos, so I checked out your galleries, too and love your work. Especially the birds! You have some fabulous shots there.

Kind regards
Julia

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What a lovely shot! The colors are beautiful and I like the framing.
Visited your gallery--so many excellent photos. I'll definitely be
back.
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Julia E Senior Member • Posts: 1,332
Thanks, AbBy! (nt)

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bobbyz Veteran Member • Posts: 4,918
To, nice shots from Alviso

Where did you find the heron? Around the visitors section?

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bobbyz Veteran Member • Posts: 4,918
Man, nice variety

You must be out shooting most of the week.

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dro1 Contributing Member • Posts: 510
Re: From the English Lake District [P]

Looks like you have a real gem of a Sigma 70-300 there Boo. Mine hasn't seen the light of day in 2yrs. Come to think of it, I don't really know where it is. A real dud.
Nice pics BTW.
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Re: Texas birds nice Greg, N/T
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hhski Senior Member • Posts: 1,295
Mixed bag first Hummingbirds

I finally got some hummingbirds to my feeder.

tgrey Contributing Member • Posts: 574
Re: To, nice shots from Alviso

Bobby, GRHE was perched on an overlook on the east side of the big pond with the skimmers, past the visitor's center, A16.
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Gautam Majumdar Forum Pro • Posts: 18,949
Re: From the English Lake District [P]

Nice shots Boo, specially the Jay. Your Sigma appears to be a superb lens. I have one from the film days - got it rechipped but rarely used now, except when I need a 300mm close-up lens :-).
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bobbyz Veteran Member • Posts: 4,918
Tom - Thanks a lot (n/t)
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richard bennett Forum Member • Posts: 59
Re: From the English Lake District [P]

Boo lovely shots from a lovely area. I particularly like the Jay and I have been trying to capture a clear one for over a year. One landed in my garden yesterday but I wasnt quick enough.

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Spotted Flycatcher

This guy was eating ants emerging from a hole in a wall. It was joined by a mate and two youngsters.

Shot with 20D, 500f4 and 1.4TC

best wishes

Richard

ps if you cant see the photos will you let me know thanks

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FathomsDeep Regular Member • Posts: 414
Re: Weekly Wildlife Thread aug 5 2007

The hunter, perched. Taken with 300f28+2xTC 1DmkIII. These guys are the only ones that will hold still this summer. Enjoy!

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Boo Veteran Member • Posts: 6,918
I like the perspective of 300mm close ups

Gautam Majumdar wrote:

Nice shots Boo, specially the Jay. Your Sigma appears to be a superb
lens. I have one from the film days - got it rechipped but rarely
used now, except when I need a 300mm close-up lens :-).

Thank you kindly. I've been very pleased with the Sigma, for a 'budget' lens. I wanted the length for birding - at the modest level I do it - but also liked the idea of the short minimum focus distance and the perspective you get doing close ups at 300mm - it's a good working distance and allows me to get flora close ups and more distant wildlife on the same walk.

I'm sure that the images out of camera are not as sharp as with more expensive lenses - in fact, I'd jolly well hope not - but just like my Sigma 28-70, they can take a lot of sharpening, which I don't mind doing.

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Boo Veteran Member • Posts: 6,918
Thank you, I think I struck lucky! [nt]

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Looks like you have a real gem of a Sigma 70-300 there Boo. Mine
hasn't seen the light of day in 2yrs. Come to think of it, I don't
really know where it is. A real dud.
Nice pics BTW.

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