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  • Excellent action shots, Mike! K1 is built for sports and power shots like these when in your hands.
  • Created discussion thread Busy for Its Food (Birding with K1)
    I know K1 was not built for BIFs like Nikon D500 or other gears, but I have been in love with little birds, especially when their wings are wide open, from last May, and could do nothing but try ...
  • Thanks for your comment, sir.
  • Hi, Arijit! You're lucky to have the Europeans, Asians and Himalayans in your place. We have Siberians (seagulls) here since 1985, tens of thousands of them. You've produced great shots from your ...
  • Dear friend, thank you very much for the kind words! Yes, the kingfishers are attractive and colorful, photogenic, too, though very difficult to catch the moment.
  • Alex, you're right about the crop mode of K1. K-5 IIs, which is a bit faster at 7 fps, while that of K 1 is 6.5 fps. I used to use a K-5 IIs for about 4 years and loved it, I gave it to my son last ...
  • I understand your confidence in the ISO capability of K1, Arijit. Thanks for the suggestion!
  • Replied in Muddy details?
    Yes, I used APS-C mode for the simple reason of achieving 6.5 fps instead of 4.4 fps of FF. Well, I hope you wouldn't be depressed to find the noisy photos without noise reduction. I did as per ...
  • Thank you, Eric! I had to use a 64G SD card (150m/s) for this purpose. That's exactly what I did. I focused on the pod where I knew the bird would probably land on, and waited, for half an hour or ...
  • Your comment means a lot to me, MRP.
  • Replied in Muddy details?
    Hi, Fotoni! Thanks for visiting and commenting. Yes, I had to keep the speed of 1/1600 by using the Tav mode and let the camera choose the ISOs it liked, which resulted in such high ISO as 6400 or ...
  • Thanks, Arijit, for your input! I agree with you about the 1/2000, but higher speed(s) would result in higer ISO values.
  • Thanks for your praise, Alex! No, I was not in a hide. There was a lotus pond, the fisher(s) came every half an hour, or every two hour or more, only God and the fisher know. It flew to the lotus ...
  • Thanks, Miles! So glad to know that you like the pictures.
  • Thank you very much for your encouragement, sir!
  • Hi, Mike! Thank you very much for the comment!
  • Greyser, I really like your naming of the bird, it says everything, humorously, about it! Thanks for your take on the shutter speed, most helpful; we still have the laughing bullets, even the ...
  • So glad you like the shot, Suse! Thanks.
  • Created discussion thread Kingfisher with K-1
    I missed many opportunities, but managed to catch the little fast-moving bird with the APSC mode of K-1, D FA150-450 used. If only the K-1 (or K-1 II) had 10 or more fpses. Landing Out with its food ...
  • Commented on photo Lonely Tree in the One challenge

    Thank you very much, sir! I'm glad you like it.

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