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Ringed Plover

Another bird from my Wester Ross trip. A Ringed Plover of which there were several on a stony beach, but so well camouflaged that they couldn't be seen until they moved. Presence evident though by their weak "peep".



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Re: Ringed Plover

Very nice, David. How are you finding the E-M5 for birding?
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Re: Ringed Plover

Brilliant stuff, just the standard of work I've come to expect form you, and an excellent bird too
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Lovely shot.
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Re: Ringed Plover

What a lovely shot, David - E-M5 is certainly a hog detail.

Thanks to Ross who put me onto acquiring Google Chrome for an exif reader, and walked me walked me through the set up, I can now better appreciate images like this and how they were captured. Hopefully in time it will improve my birding shots.
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Re: Ringed Plover

Thank you all for your interest and encouraging comments.

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Very nice, David. How are you finding the E-M5 for birding?
Cathrine, the E-M5 should be the ideal birding camera, light and portable, excellent sensor with good resolution, and of course high ISO/low noise characteristics. However the AF leaves me wondering if Olympus has taken a backward step, the smallest area that can be selected is not small enough for photographing small birds against a contrasty background and I find it very difficult to get any in-flight shots compared to the E5. The CAF tracking does work well if you can get confirmed focus in the first place. Also whilst the AF generally works well on birds within 20 metres or so the accuracy falls off for longer distance shots. So for in-flight and distance it's still the E5 with 300mm f2.8 plus EC 14 for distance.

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