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brian1208
25th November 2013, 05:03 PM
mostly using ISO1600 as the light was not as advertised by the Beeb in the morning :)

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7360/11051983806_ce2f77ce7b_o.jpg

Orion getting a bit ruffled

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3774/11052065963_e21af2d097_o.jpg

The Fish Eagle checking out the EM-1 (shot using the oly 40- 150)

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3814/11051900355_5acc362bb7_o.jpg

Charlie Brown in a brief moment of good light

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2876/11052017044_6e8e0b05b1_o.jpg

African Eagle Owl contemplating life

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3671/11052067613_52c1b3818b_o.jpg

A Hooded Vulture cruising

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2807/11051900085_534699c5a3_o.jpg

Wee man
25th November 2013, 05:17 PM
All great shots

David Morison
25th November 2013, 06:34 PM
Very nice, stunning birdies!

David

birdboy
25th November 2013, 07:23 PM
Great examples Brian no evidence of poor light from the pictures. Who would have thought you could this quality at ISO1600 a few years ago. Thanks for sharing*chr

Were any of the BIF taken using C-AF and how did you get on with tracking the birds in the EVF?

Chevvyf1
25th November 2013, 07:25 PM
Well captured Brian :)
esp. Charlie Brown :)

StephenL
25th November 2013, 08:02 PM
A great set, but my favourite is actually the Heron!

Ulfric M Douglas
25th November 2013, 08:23 PM
That is splendid
Orion getting a bit ruffled

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3774/11052065963_e21af2d097_o.jpg

I like the half black half green background too.

brian1208
25th November 2013, 09:40 PM
Thanks all, "birdboy" the shots of Charlie Brown were done using CAF at 6fps, and it was the usual story, if the first frame was in focus the rest were, a couple of sequences I got were all equally out of focus (so at least it was consistent ;) ) Under these conditions I reckon I was only getting 30% - 40% in focus (but with the EM-5 it would have been zero using CAF in this light!)

I find no problem tracking the birds using the EVF, neither with the EM-1 nor with the EM-5 (for me, with high frame refresh set it is just as suable as it was with my OVF on the canon bodies)

brian1208
26th November 2013, 06:05 AM
couldn't sleep so worked on a few more shots. Checking the stats I see that I got around 1045 images from a single charge (that's RAW + LSF jpg)

Phill D
26th November 2013, 07:09 AM
Brilliant images Brian really looking forward to having a go myself soon, you've inspired me.

brian1208
26th November 2013, 09:00 AM
A couple more of Charlie Brown, showing how well the composite focus system in CAF helps when shooting small birds at distance

The first is the full frame, resized for the web, the second is a 100% crop from the full frame (ISO 1600, CAF with 6fps - small single point central focus box))

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3809/11064132786_0fba615955_o.jpg


http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3754/11064132876_0639cd572d_o.jpg

As a check to make sure that the above wasn't the result of focusing on the trees + DOF making Charlie look in focus, here is the third shot in the sequence, where he is well clear of the trees, manually tracking in the EVF with CAF maintaining focus

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3777/11064634086_1ae37cc900_o.jpg

one more (it amazed me anyway :) ) this is a 100% crop, un-resized of the 8th of a sequence of 10 extreme distance shots of Charlie climbing through the sky and turning over into a stoop on the lure. At this point he is doing around 80-100mph and the single point CAF has kept him in focus throughout the sequence (it is obviously lacking in detail, but the fact that its a very small section of an ISO1600 image my have something to do with that :D). I'm sure that although I may have managed one lucky frame, the EM-5 couldn't have done this

http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3791/11064859005_f56e808973_o.jpg

Iansky
26th November 2013, 09:01 AM
Brian, those are a brilliant set of images and the EM1 has certainly delivered the goods with great IQ.

No evidence of 1600 and would not have guessed if you had not said.

Thanks for sharing

Chevvyf1
26th November 2013, 09:04 AM
Brian, great capture :) which lens were you using - exif does not say :(

We probably are going to Mudeford - either Weds, tomorrow or Thursday ? can meet up and you can try the 75-300 if you like ?

Chevvyf1
26th November 2013, 09:06 AM
ps not wednesday - its going to rain in Mudeford :( am
So most likely Thursday :) cloudy but dry :( is a bit better ...

We shall take lots of bread for the Swans and Gulls - of course the children will feed them, indirectly :) :) :) ... we hope !

brian1208
26th November 2013, 09:40 AM
Lenses:

The Bald Eagle and Heron = 75-300

Fish Eagle = Oly 40-150

the rest = Panasonic 35-100 f2.8 (but oh how I want the 40-150 f2.8 :) )

Not sure if I'm free Thursday Chevvy but plan a quick trip up this afternoon as Pam is on Hayloft Gallery duty then and it looks like a lovely sunny day (as they promised yesterday but didn't deliver! :D)

Chevvyf1
26th November 2013, 11:25 AM
Lenses:

The Bald Eagle and Heron = 75-300

Fish Eagle = Oly 40-150

the rest = Panasonic 35-100 f2.8 (but oh how I want the 40-150 f2.8 :) )

Not sure if I'm free Thursday Chevvy but plan a quick trip up this afternoon as Pam is on Hayloft Gallery duty then and it looks like a lovely sunny day (as they promised yesterday but didn't deliver! :D)

Ahh ! The veritable Hayloft - I cannot go to Christchurch/Mudeford without a wander around the Hayloft and Red House too :) its good for the children s learning too - about at least one thing :)

Thanks for the lens info - I really am using the 75-300 to the max and may buy a second one as its a lens I cant really be without ... :) its soo good :)

dogsbody
26th November 2013, 05:11 PM
I have said it before but clearly your '1' is better than mine!

I think there must be a fault on mine, I think it is probably something to do with the nut behind the EVF! (think about it)

Brilliant images Brian, I would be so pleased with those!

Chevvyf1
26th November 2013, 05:16 PM
I have said it before but clearly your '1' is better than mine!

I think there must be a fault on mine, I think it is probably something to do with the nut behind the EVF! (think about it)

Brilliant images Brian, I would be so pleased with those!

Ahh that is because his ONE is his SECOND :rolleyes: and he has lots of "weeks experience"

brian1208
26th November 2013, 05:32 PM
he has lots of "weeks experience"

Naah - its lots of "weak Experiences" (I'm too old and decrepit for anything more :D )

The new One does seem to be doing a Proper Job at the moment though

Chevvyf1
26th November 2013, 07:57 PM
Naah - its lots of "weak Experiences" (I'm too old and decrepit for anything more :D )

The new One does seem to be doing a Proper Job at the moment though

ooh it sure does :) :D

OM USer
27th November 2013, 11:23 AM
Nice shots Brian. That heron pose is awesome.