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Old 10th March 2014
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Re: Falconry Day

Yes, going through one's shots on screen is a humbling experience!

As others have said, I likewise have an extremely low rate of just-about keepers from BIF, but loads of really nice stationary and ground shots that I'm mostly yet to go through. I also took about 1200 shots, mainly with the Panasonic 100-300 for BIF.

I knew I was getting a low rate of in-frame and in-focus images, but I stuck with it in the hope I'd improve: I did, but it was a damn slow process! I suspect I'd have done better with the 40-150.

I used the Oly 75 f1.8 and the Panasonic 12-35 for closer shots and portraits, and both were clearly ideal - the 75 especially since you didn't have to get too close to perched birds, and the bokeh is magical.

A few examples:


Too much Oly gear.
Panasonic GM5, 12-32, 12-35, 15. Laowa 7.5.
Assorted legacy lenses, plus a Fuji X70 & a Sony A7S.
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