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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

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.



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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

Fem Blackbird by Mark Johnson, on Flickr

Fem Blackbird.......

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

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

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

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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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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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

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.

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That is some distance! What was the ISO?
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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.

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Not sure if that was directed at my image. Anyway, I have added ISO and distance data.

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It was, thanks. I like the image.
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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]

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Re: Communal Bird Photography Thread

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.




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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.

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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.

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