Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Show your photos > Foto Fair

Foto Fair Post your photos for friendly, non-critical feedback. This is the place to show pictures if you aren't yet ready for full-blooded critique, or simply want to share an interesting picture with other e-group visitors.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #331  
Old 12th February 2016
Olybirder Olybirder is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 6,648
Thanks: 2,406
Thanked 976 Times in 775 Posts
Likes: 1,921
Liked 2,946 Times in 858 Posts
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Thanks Peter and David. My experiences with this species have been glimpses of them skulking amongst the reeds. However this one, probably driven by the frozen water elsewhere, was feeding in the open surrounded by ducks. I have never seen one this confiding before or since. It also helped that it was a crisp, sunny winter's day with excellent light.

Ron
Reply With Quote
  #332  
Old 12th February 2016
DavyG DavyG is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 3,192
Thanks: 596
Thanked 420 Times in 330 Posts
Likes: 1,811
Liked 1,420 Times in 320 Posts
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by art frames View Post
Hi Dave,

I wouldn't dream of advising anyone on a camera, I am always happy for people to try whatever I have and many people have bought Olympus as a result.

It took years of my son telling me to try Canon, plus someone on this board who was really positive together with John Lewis offering a basis try it for a month and return it if it doesn't work for you...and the rest is history.

Plus I sold a good number of things to help raise half of the money. But you already have enough cameras, don't even think of it...

Out of interest I converted the images to an animation which I have uploaded as a test on a blog I have been meaning to start....I hope it works.

FLYING SWAN ANIMATION

I will take it down again in a week, but just for fun.
Thanks Peter,

I like the animation.

As tempting as the Canon kit is, I think I'll stick with Oly m4/3 for now.

Photographing bif is something I do occasionally and I've had reasonable success with the E-M1.

I like the compact size of m4/3, I watch my friends who use canikon kit lugging large lenses around, I don't fancy doing that.

I may have to reconsider if the C-AF performance doesn't improve in the next iteration of the E-M1.

I'm keen to get my hands on the new 300mm lens however, I will admit to a little concern regarding spending so much on a lens if C-AF performance on the overall system doesn't improve to the point where it can compete with other systems.

Great pics on your Flikr site!

Dave
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to DavyG For This Useful Post:
art frames (12th February 2016)
  #333  
Old 12th February 2016
art frames's Avatar
art frames art frames is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Northants
Posts: 3,349
Thanks: 279
Thanked 315 Times in 280 Posts
Likes: 972
Liked 881 Times in 403 Posts
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Olybirder View Post
Thanks Peter and David. My experiences with this species have been glimpses of them skulking amongst the reeds. However this one, probably driven by the frozen water elsewhere, was feeding in the open surrounded by ducks. I have never seen one this confiding before or since. It also helped that it was a crisp, sunny winter's day with excellent light.



Ron
Hi Ron

From January 2010. It was a bitterly cold day. This Water Rail had given up with skulking in the reeds to come and enjoy free sunflower seeds under the feeders.



and a few days later, the snow had gone but he must have enjoyed the new food



Which is why I say I like the cold weather. Not for the personal comfort point of view.

But yours in the sunshine is nicer.
__________________
Peter (Art Frames)

You can see some of my things on Flickr
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
bredman (2nd March 2016), Hemlockwood (21st February 2016), Olybirder (12th February 2016)
  #334  
Old 12th February 2016
Olybirder Olybirder is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 6,648
Thanks: 2,406
Thanked 976 Times in 775 Posts
Likes: 1,921
Liked 2,946 Times in 858 Posts
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Nice shots Peter, especially the first one, where he is strutting across the snow. I have just remembered that Sculthorpe Moor has quite a reputation for its Water Rails which often feed in the open underneath the bird table feeders. Not while I was there though.

Ron
Reply With Quote
  #335  
Old 16th February 2016
art frames's Avatar
art frames art frames is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Northants
Posts: 3,349
Thanks: 279
Thanked 315 Times in 280 Posts
Likes: 972
Liked 881 Times in 403 Posts
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Hi Ron

Took both cameras, just to share something new here. This goldcrest was enjoying the sun...but was faster than me and would not face me!


Goldcrest
by Peter Willmott, on Flickr
__________________
Peter (Art Frames)

You can see some of my things on Flickr
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to art frames For This Useful Post:
Olybirder (16th February 2016)
The Following Users Liked This Post:
DavyG (25th February 2016), Hemlockwood (21st February 2016)
  #336  
Old 16th February 2016
Tordan58's Avatar
Tordan58 Tordan58 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Malmö, Sweden
Posts: 3,173
Thanks: 298
Thanked 384 Times in 320 Posts
Likes: 391
Liked 1,305 Times in 346 Posts
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Olybirder View Post
That's true Peter. Here is another shot of an extremely confiding Water Rail at Oulton Broad last January when most of the broad was frozen over. I would still rather be walking about in the warm though.

E-M1 and 75-300 II.




Ron
Ron,
That's a very nice photo of a challenging species. I am a tad envious.
__________________

My Gallery on 500px
Reply With Quote
  #337  
Old 16th February 2016
David M's Avatar
David M David M is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: A Brit now living in Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 6,605
Thanks: 39
Thanked 678 Times in 640 Posts
Likes: 254
Liked 1,312 Times in 792 Posts
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Tordan58 View Post
Ron,
That's a very nice photo of a challenging species. I am a tad envious.
Same here.
__________________
It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

David M's Photoblog or follow me on Instagram.
Reply With Quote
  #338  
Old 18th February 2016
David M's Avatar
David M David M is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: A Brit now living in Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 6,605
Thanks: 39
Thanked 678 Times in 640 Posts
Likes: 254
Liked 1,312 Times in 792 Posts
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

A couple more old but seasonal shots, slide copies rather than scans.

Male Pheasant in hoar frost.



Male Mallard on ice.



Both from Cheshire in the early 90's.
__________________
It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

David M's Photoblog or follow me on Instagram.
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
art frames (18th February 2016), Olybirder (21st February 2016)
  #339  
Old 19th February 2016
Barr1e's Avatar
Barr1e Barr1e is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: 45kms NW of London
Posts: 4,289
Thanks: 299
Thanked 373 Times in 251 Posts
Likes: 1,134
Liked 741 Times in 260 Posts
Swallowtail

One from Ron's neck of the woods - tidying up folders and deleting many images - one wonders why we keep so many that should perhaps have been deleted way back in time.
Played with a little and I hope the effect works.


Regards. Barr1e
__________________
Just like that - gone in a flash! Now in use.

Last edited by Barr1e; 20th February 2016 at 09:18 AM. Reason: heading
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
Hemlockwood (21st February 2016), Olybirder (21st February 2016), Thomas Westhead (19th February 2016)
  #340  
Old 21st February 2016
Walti Walti is online now
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Cambridge
Posts: 3,300
Thanks: 307
Thanked 214 Times in 182 Posts
Likes: 236
Liked 1,638 Times in 611 Posts
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Slowly getting a collection of photos from the bird feeder in the garden, a few more different ones to get, but progress so far:

All taken with the EM-1 and 50-150 with and without the 1.4 converter. f 2.8 tripod mounted and Olympus O.I.Share controlled!













__________________

Some Olympus stuff
I didn't get where I am today...
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
DavyG (25th February 2016), Hemlockwood (21st February 2016), mstphoto (21st February 2016), Olybirder (21st February 2016)
  #341  
Old 21st February 2016
Imageryone Imageryone is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Suffolk,England
Posts: 4,934
Thanks: 1,101
Thanked 797 Times in 755 Posts
Likes: 656
Liked 564 Times in 336 Posts
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Nice work, some excellent images there, notably the Blue Tit and the Chaffinch for me.
__________________
The picture tells the story, great when you have a bad memory.DW.
Reply With Quote
  #342  
Old 21st February 2016
bredman bredman is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Sherwood Forest
Posts: 1,105
Thanks: 191
Thanked 142 Times in 118 Posts
Likes: 411
Liked 289 Times in 143 Posts
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

This Blue-fronted Amazon has been on the loose for over 2 years now. An excellent and very loud mimic. It hangs around regularly in the allotment at the bottom of the garden but rarely on 'my' side. This is the closest ive got, and through yesterdays drizzle.


Parrot In English Drizzle
__________________
__________________
Pete


https://www.flickr.com/photos/122278067@N06/
Reply With Quote
  #343  
Old 21st February 2016
mstphoto mstphoto is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Aberdeen, NE Scotland
Posts: 1,211
Thanks: 314
Thanked 117 Times in 109 Posts
Likes: 517
Liked 774 Times in 183 Posts
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by Walti View Post
Slowly getting a collection of photos from the bird feeder in the garden, a few more different ones to get, but progress so far:

All taken with the EM-1 and 50-150 with and without the 1.4 converter. f 2.8 tripod mounted and Olympus O.I.Share controlled!













For your next challenge, try setting up a branch for the birds to land on before heading for the feeders.
This will result in nice natural looking shots
Nice sharp images
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to mstphoto For This Useful Post:
Walti (21st February 2016)
The Following User Liked This Post:
Walti (21st February 2016)
  #344  
Old 21st February 2016
David M's Avatar
David M David M is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: A Brit now living in Ontario, Canada.
Posts: 6,605
Thanks: 39
Thanked 678 Times in 640 Posts
Likes: 254
Liked 1,312 Times in 792 Posts
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by bredman View Post
This Blue-fronted Amazon has been on the loose for over 2 years now. An excellent and very loud mimic. It hangs around regularly in the allotment at the bottom of the garden but rarely on 'my' side. This is the closest ive got, and through yesterdays drizzle.


Parrot In English Drizzle
I suppose the mild winters are helping it survive.
__________________
It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

David M's Photoblog or follow me on Instagram.
Reply With Quote
  #345  
Old 21st February 2016
bredman bredman is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Sherwood Forest
Posts: 1,105
Thanks: 191
Thanked 142 Times in 118 Posts
Likes: 411
Liked 289 Times in 143 Posts
Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Quote:
Originally Posted by David M View Post
I suppose the mild winters are helping it survive.
I should think so. It roosts in a nearby large old cemetery with lots of big cypress and other dense evergreens. It's a big noisy character and i wouldn't be surprised if folk are leaving food out for it.
__________________
__________________
Pete


https://www.flickr.com/photos/122278067@N06/
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Cuba 100 - Communal Taxi Pop. Beagletorque Foto Fair 8 12th July 2015 12:45 PM
Bird Photography from a hide. Help! timmypreston Foto Fair 13 4th October 2013 08:14 PM
Do I need a Sigma 50-500 for bird photography? Hemlockwood For sale or wanted small ads 52 20th September 2013 07:46 AM
help with bird photography crimbo Foto Fair 6 25th November 2009 01:13 AM
New to bird photography... theMusicMan Foto Fair 14 31st December 2007 01:31 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:27 PM.


© The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger