EM1X, birds, April 25 2019

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Paul Auclair Veteran Member • Posts: 5,276
EM1X, birds, April 25 2019
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RAW/LR, hand held. ProCap L, 3X3, sensitivity +1.

starting to come alive around here...

American Coot

red-winged blackbird

mallard

unknown mechanical bird

mallard

northern shoveler

red-necked grebe(s)

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Skeeterbytes Forum Pro • Posts: 15,672
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Nice! (One of those birds looks really strange. )

Cheers,

Rick

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OP Paul Auclair Veteran Member • Posts: 5,276
a few more...
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tree swallow (heavily cropped)

black-billed magpie

another tree swallow (heavily cropped)

grackle

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nzmacro
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Great shots Paul, even the huge BIF Nicely done and glad you are having more show up.

All the best Paul and keep them coming.

Danny.

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OP Paul Auclair Veteran Member • Posts: 5,276
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nzmacro wrote:

Great shots Paul, even the huge BIF Nicely done and glad you are having more show up.

All the best Paul and keep them coming.

Danny.

now that 'they' are showing up, i'm hoping i'll get more.

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Skeeterbytes wrote:

Nice! (One of those birds looks really strange. )

it showed up and I (try to) shoot anything that moves.

Cheers,

Rick

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RobPNth Contributing Member • Posts: 505
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Lovely series Paul!

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mikero Contributing Member • Posts: 841
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Lovely set, Paul.  Are you coming to any conclusion on the best setting for sensitivity in most situations?

Mike

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Peter 1745 Senior Member • Posts: 1,432
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Paul Auclair wrote:

unknown mechanical bird

Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules, belonging to 436 Squadron CAF, specifically aircraft number 130601, based at CFB Trenton.

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J4Hug Senior Member • Posts: 1,231
BIF are good :-)
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These images are sharp ... do you get the odd one in a burst that is not? I have seen this on some of mine and apparently it is the same on a tennis match.

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Du beau travail Paul.  Le E-M1X semble bien travailler pour toi.  Bravo !

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R Liewenberger Regular Member • Posts: 198
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Peter 1745 wrote:

Paul Auclair wrote:

unknown mechanical bird

Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules, belonging to 436 Squadron CAF, specifically aircraft number 130601, based at CFB Trenton.

These six-bladed Js must be some kind of migratory birds; the Yankee version, having their nest at Ramstein, usually show up here in July.

The cargo door always open, they usually turn right over my head, then fly to the Eastern horizon where they drop off dozens of little green men, not CIA style but on parachutes.

Not the quality of Paul's good shots, but taken with the old E-5 and the 50-200:

Another one, different year:

Liewenberger

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R Liewenberger wrote:

Peter 1745 wrote:

Paul Auclair wrote:

unknown mechanical bird

Lockheed Martin C-130J-30 Super Hercules, belonging to 436 Squadron CAF, specifically aircraft number 130601, based at CFB Trenton.

These six-bladed Js must be some kind of migratory birds; the Yankee version, having their nest at Ramstein, usually show up here in July.

The cargo door always open, they usually turn right over my head, then fly to the Eastern horizon where they drop off dozens of little green men, not CIA style but on parachutes.

Not the quality of Paul's good shots, but taken with the old E-5 and the 50-200:

Another one, different year:

Liewenberger

It is a fairly uniquitous bird. Local varients of the species can be identified by their plumage (search the web for "C130 camouflage" for lots of images of different plumages).

It is definitely migratory and can be found nesting from the Arctic to the Antarctic.

Interestingly the juvenile varients are actually larger than the more mature members of the species.

They are quite promiscuous. They mate on the wing, not just with each other but with many other types of mechanical birds, where large quantaties of bodily fluids are exchanged. The male appendage is readily displayed just above the nose but the female parts are usually discretely hidden until aroused. Hermaphrodite individuals are quite common in certain parts of the world.

Whilst usually very docile they may, when threatened, disgorge flares and smoke. Some sub varients of the species can be surprisingly aggressive (e.g. AC-130).

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OP Paul Auclair Veteran Member • Posts: 5,276
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mikero wrote:

Lovely set, Paul. Are you coming to any conclusion on the best setting for sensitivity in most situations?

Mike

nope.
I did set/use positive values yesterday but I started out trying to capture swallows. There were only 3 of them so it was a slow sparse process. I still need more time (willing subjects mostly)to capture comparisons.
I’m the best guy for doing comparisons.
Next time with the larger(than sparrows) Birds I’ll use 0 as I’m almost sure it won’t be noticeable to me.
I still have an urge to try Center AF priority.

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J4Hug wrote:

These images are sharp ... do you get the odd one in a burst that is not? I have seen this on some of mine and apparently it is the same on a tennis match.

absolutely, I get many bursts with OoF frames. search drj3 threads for good explanations of why.
Seems what helps improve keeper for me is waiting for “the AF beep”.
When I consciencously wait for the beep I seem to get more bursts which have far fewer OoF frames...and that is not just at the start of the burst.
However maybe I’m just shaking the rust off too and getting a little better at keeping the camera on the birds.
I use the EE1 dot sight.

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Some very nice captures !
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joeletx Senior Member • Posts: 2,575
Re: EM1X, birds, April 25 2019

The C-130 was the most versatile plane. It can carry at least one tank and several Jeeps. It can also take off and land on short, unpaved runway. I have the opportunity to ride on one of these over 40 years ago.

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