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Old 22nd December 2012
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Absolutely no reason....

.... to go out today in absolutely foul weather, except I was fed up with being indoors with nothing to photograph and looking out of the window at the horizontal rain. So I went to the hide at the local reserve and practised manual focusing with the E-M5 and Canon 400mm f5.6L. Just to add to the difficulty I also bolted on the Kenko TC1.4x.

Struggling with the focus through the rain and poor light but a couple of long distance ducks and a nearby Chaffinch - RAW files already binned!

Moral of the story - deliberately going out to photograph wildlife in poor weather should be left to the experts!

Ubiquitous Mallard pair:





Shoveler drake:





Wigeon Drake:






Male Chaffinch:






Pretty poor quality but a little better than the same lens combo with AF on the Canon 7D under the same conditions - and more reach of course.

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Re: Absolutely no reason....

Well done for making the effort to experiment. Just think how much better you will be in good light.

The Chaffy is a lovely shot.
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Re: Absolutely no reason....

Despite the poor light these are still good shots.
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Re: Absolutely no reason....

I wouldn't be disheartened with a bad day's photography. I have had rubbish days out and really questioned why I bothered. Then I realise that with no "photo" it's not possible to take a photograph.

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