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Some birdies from Barra/Uist

I'm still enroute back to sunny Northumberland, but we're in a cottage with good internet tonight, so here's a couple of bird shots. All with the E-M5/75-300

Female Twite

Ms Twite by johndal, on Flickr

Oystercatcher

Oystercatcher by johndal, on Flickr

Common Sandpiper (We think, from the white between the top of the wing and the neck)

Common Sandpiper by johndal, on Flickr
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Re: Some birdies from Barra/Uist

A very nice set John.

Yes it's a Common Sandpiper.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Some birdies from Barra/Uist

Lovely images, I'm liking the results from the 75-300mm.

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Re: Some birdies from Barra/Uist

Nicely defined birds on a soft dof backdrop, John.
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Re: Some birdies from Barra/Uist

A very nice set
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Re: Some birdies from Barra/Uist

Very nice imaging, lovely DoF to these.
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Re: Some birdies from Barra/Uist

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Nicely defined birds on a soft dof backdrop, John.
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Re: Some birdies from Barra/Uist

Three great shots John, I like the sandpiper the best with the out of focus rocks and lovely detail on the rock it's standing on.
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Re: Some birdies from Barra/Uist

That's 3 good 'uns! Looking forward to more when you get home.
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Some birdies from Barra/Uist

Very pleasing images, I have been considering the 75-300 myself. Did you use a tripod?

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Re: Some birdies from Barra/Uist

Thanks for all the comments everyone.

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Yes it's a Common Sandpiper.....
Thanks Peter, there were a lot around and my daughter had ID'd another individual the day before.

Re the lens. I'm very pleased with the 75-300 on the E-M5. These shots were all handheld. Here are the shooting data:
All 300mm S-AF
Sandpiper ISO 640, 1/1250, f6.7
Twite ISO 400, 1/1250, f8
Twite ISO 640, 1/1000, f6.7
I maybe could have dropped the ISO but I'm not the best at handholding technique.
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Re: Some birdies from Barra/Uist

All super shots and a credit to the photographer. This lens is a cracker, I have it myself and am on my way back from a "Dreich" week in Wester Ross and Skye having used it extensively. Some images to be posted when I get home.
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Some birdies from Barra/Uist

Thanks for sharing the information, I am impressed that they are hand held too. I think this lens is on my short list.
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Re: Some birdies from Barra/Uist

All great shots and a tribute to your skills. Well done John.
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Re: Some birdies from Barra/Uist

These are very nice John

There is something about twites that I really like and I love your example sitting on the rusted, barbed wire
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