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  • A different perspective

    By reversing the gimbalhead (upside down) a nice perspective can be achieved bringing lens almost to the subject level. Thanks to the tiltable LCD panning and focusing is feasible. Had the shore had a different topology I could had shot from even lower perspective, but as it was the camera body is almost resting on the sandy/muddy bank.

    These are with taken with the TS102 scope (700mm / F6.8)

    The Mergansers are so difficult to come close, their comfort zone was around 75 meters to I added the EC14. Some air distortion has impacted the IQ, but still I think it deserves to be shared.

    The Coot and the greedy Red-necked Grebe are full frames.

    Thanks for looking,
    Tord

    #1 Greedy Red-necked Grebe. He somehow managed to swallow the Perch, but it was hard work. The female is lying on their eggs in a reed bed nearby.


    #2 Coot having a snack between fights, so I think it is a male.


    #3 Couple of Red-breasted Mergansers on their Sunday swim.

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    Re: A different perspective

    A very nice set Tord, it's a very effective combination you have there.
    I particularly like number 1 which is an excellent capture and number 3 which I found very amusing, they almost look submerged!!
    Regards Huw


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    • #3
      Re: A different perspective

      another super set Tord, you really have mastered the system you use and are achieving some stunning results.

      Once again the Grebe steals my heart, an excellent bit of Natural History action

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      • #4
        Re: A different perspective

        Superb set Tord.

        The first one is a great capture, well done.

        Thanks for sharing.
        Peter

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        • #5
          Re: A different perspective

          Very nice, the Grebe for me also.
          It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

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          • #6
            Re: A different perspective

            Great shots that Grebe picks large helpings.
            Ed

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            • #7
              Re: A different perspective

              Thanks for nice comments. I've got a sequence of action pictures where he eventually manages to swallow the Perch. Unfortunately they did not turn out sharp enough for my liking. Depth of field is so narrow that you need to be spot on, I would say within 1cm. It's tricky to keep track of moving subjects with the focuser at close distance and this guy was swimming quite fast in oblique angle to the shore, I was a bit lucky to get a few keepers.

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              • #8
                Re: A different perspective

                Lucky...NO...just skill..awesome action pics....that Grebe is just fantastic.

                Keith
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                • #9
                  Re: A different perspective

                  It makes me feel quite uncomfortable looking at the Grebe swallowing that large fish, especially knowing how spiny Perch are. Great shots as always Tord.

                  Ron

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                  • #10
                    Re: A different perspective

                    As others have said, a great series. But that 1st one is exceptional and shows great skill.
                    John

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