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    A Robin.

    I am not a bird photographer but I was out with this setup, having seen a Red Kite in perfect lighting.

    EM-1, Olympus 4.3 x2 TC, Olympus 4/3 70-300mm at 300mm (overall 35mm equivalent 1,200mm),1/30 f11, ISO 800, hand-held.

    The Kite having departed, I shot his Robin from about 30 feet. The images is uncropped. This is my first shot of a bird large in the frame with this combination.



    Harold
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      Harold

      I suspect you may well become a bird photographer. It creeps up on you, or did me. Two in one session sounds like it has a chance to me.

      Nice light and mood.

      Peter
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        Originally posted by art frames View Post
        Harold

        I suspect you may well become a bird photographer. It creeps up on you, or did me. Two in one session sounds like it has a chance to me.

        Nice light and mood.

        Peter
        Thanks, Peter.

        This was really to see how AF did. I think I would lock it into manual focus in future. The lens in this combination hunts about as much as it did on my EP-2.

        Framing ability benefits from my high magnification macro but I can use the zoom. (I must correct a typo. It is 70-300mm, 140-600 equivalent).

        The sun is from the left. It was at maximum aperture, f11 at 300mm with the x2 TC.

        Harold
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          Fem Blackbird by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

          Fem Blackbird.......

          Edited with the right picture

          Sorry
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          • Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

            The other guy was a real bird photographer, his lens was white and this long.

            It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

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              This tiny creek rarely freezes in the strongest of winters and offers a fair chance to spot Kingfishers wintertime, however the terrain and vegetation pose challenges getting clear view.

              Anyhow sometimes you get lucky. As I had just deployed the setup hoping for a heron to demonstrate its fishing skills this Kingfisher flew towards me and posed gracefully just at the right spot, until it became aware of my presence.

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                I like that.
                It's the image that's important, not the tools used to make it.

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                  Originally posted by Tordan58 View Post
                  This tiny creek rarely freezes in the strongest of winters and offers a fair chance to spot Kingfishers wintertime, however the terrain and vegetation pose challenges getting clear view.

                  Anyhow sometimes you get lucky. As I had just deployed the setup hoping for a heron to demonstrate its fishing skills this Kingfisher flew towards me and posed gracefully just at the right spot, until it became aware of my presence.
                  Very nice.

                  Harold
                  The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                    A pair of Collared Doves, one preening.

                    EM-1, 4/3 x2TC, 4/3 70-300mm at 300mm (overall 35mm equivalent 1,200mm), 1/125 f10 ISO 800, distance ca 40 feet, diffused sunlight, hand-held.




                    The image is a bit soft, uncropped.

                    Harold
                    The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                      That is some distance! What was the ISO?

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                        Originally posted by mack100 View Post
                        That is some distance! What was the ISO?
                        Not sure if that was directed at my image. Anyway, I have added ISO and distance data.

                        Harold
                        The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                          Originally posted by Harold Gough View Post
                          Not sure if that was directed at my image. Anyway, I have added ISO and distance data.

                          Harold
                          It was, thanks. I like the image.

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                            Originally posted by mack100 View Post
                            It was, thanks. I like the image.
                            Thanks.

                            There were some better images in the set, apart from an OOF twig across the face of the (my) right hand bird. Today I pruned that off.

                            [Edit] I did a test shot or two. The twig I removed was the intrusive one. Having to move to one side, so as to not have the twig across the face meant that I ran out of DOF with some shots.

                            Today the light was poor, so next time we get some sunshine, and they are feeling amorous, I shall try again.[Edit ends]

                            Harold
                            The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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                              My version of Photoshop (CS4) is getting rather elderly and sluggish, so I have downloaded a trial copy of Affinity Photo. I am struggling with it at the moment but this Robin is one of the first raw files that I have processed so far. I haven't decided if I will be purchasing it yet but I have still got another week to make up my mind.

                              E-M1, 50-200 SWD and EC-14.




                              Ron

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                                Originally posted by Olybirder View Post
                                My version of Photoshop (CS4) is getting rather elderly and sluggish, so I have downloaded a trial copy of Affinity Photo. I am struggling with it at the moment but this Robin is one of the first raw files that I have processed so far. I haven't decided if I will be purchasing it yet but I have still got another week to make up my mind.

                                E-M1, 50-200 SWD and EC-14.
                                Ron,

                                Very nice.

                                Surely the RAW file still retains the EXIF? I have found files processed from RAW files to JPEGs have sometimes had truncated EXIF data.

                                Harold
                                The body is willing but the mind is weak.

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