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Sorry it's a Mallard



I was taking them on the ice this morning but liked this.

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Re: Portrait

WOW - the colours and crispness are a knockout - nice work Andy

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Re: Portrait

That Mallard deserved to be photographed. Great portrait, Andy, those colours are special.
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Re: Portrait

Now that is one beautiful "bird"...............
The colours are stunning and so crisp. Wish we had the icy conditions.
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Re: Portrait

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Sorry it's a Mallard.
No need to apologise Andy it's a great shot. This type of shot reminds us of the great beauty of our common birds which we often overlook.

Thanks for sharing.
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Re: Portrait

That is stunning.
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Re: Portrait

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WOW - the colours and crispness are a knockout - nice work Andy

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Andy this is very VERY SPECIAL Awesome cvolours & Textures - must be a good camera and lens
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It's a brilliant shot especially at 283mm!
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Re: Portrait

Such a gorgeous shot!
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Re: Portrait

Hi andy, That's a fantastic shot, can i ask was that auto focus or did you have to tweek it Manually,i'm asking because i took some shots at the weekend with my new to me e-3 and a 70-300 and got nothing like that sort of clarity or detail, i was using S-AF ,the birds were on water and i don't know if that could affect it at all, any advise gratefully received - best regards Cliff
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Re: Portrait

Hi Cliff

As I remember this was just with one push of the focus button,the light was very good which always helps.
I do have my E5 and E1 set up in a non standard way.They are always in manual focus mode 3 which lets me auto focus with the AEL button ,on the E5 this AEL is swapped with the FN and hence becomes the AF button,when I had an E3 it was set the same.
This allows me full auto focus but with the ability to manual focus at any time.
This is not like AF+MF as with that you have to keep the shutter button half pressed if you want to tweek the focus.
I use manual a lot for macro but not so much for other things.

Hope this helps.

PS thanks for the comment.
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Re: Portrait

Emerald - comes to mind! Very nice shot!
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Re: Portrait

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As I remember this was just with one push of the focus button,the light was very good which always helps.
I do have my E5 and E1 set up in a non standard way.They are always in manual focus mode 3 which lets me auto focus with the AEL button ,on the E5 this AEL is swapped with the FN and hence becomes the AF button,when I had an E3 it was set the same.
This allows me full auto focus but with the ability to manual focus at any time.
This is not like AF+MF as with that you have to keep the shutter button half pressed if you want to tweek the focus.
I use manual a lot for macro but not so much for other things.
That's interesting Andy - I think I'll give the set-up a try.

BTW, nice (and unusual) mallard shot!

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