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Sunflower feast

This withering sunflower field has attracted quite a few finches, mostly Bramblings but also some Greenfinches. A Sparrowhawk on the hunt caused the birds to be extremely nervous and shooting was difficult, but managed to get a few decent pictures in between the attacks.


Skywatcher 600mm +EC14, E620 @400 ISO

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#1 Brambling, female


#2 Brambling, male


#3 Greenfinch, female


#4 Greenfinch, male


#5 Greenfinch and Brambling claiming the same flower
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Re: Sunflower feast

Excellent set of shots. You make me feel quite envious.
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Re: Sunflower feast

Beautiful images of these birds
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I am fascinated by this lens Skywatcher 600mm - can you tell me more about it ? price and tech spec ? thanks
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Re: Sunflower feast

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Beautiful images of these birds
Thanks for sharing

I am fascinated by this lens Skywatcher 600mm - can you tell me more about it ? price and tech spec ? thanks
Hi,

It is a 600mm F/7.5 apochromatic refractor scope. I connect it to the camera without any glass between.

The cost of the scope is 415€. Needed adapters and extension tubes << 100€.

There are quite a few posts where I have discussed the lens and setup. Post #23 in this thread could be a good starting point.

And here is a picture of the setup.

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Re: Sunflower feast

Lovely, natural shots of beautiful birds Tord. Very nice indeed. I saw my first Bramblings of the autumn a couple of weeks ago. It was great so see them back again.

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Re: Sunflower feast

Excelent shots there Tord and a pretty mean set up too. At that distance it must feel some what like spying.
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Re: Sunflower feast

Brilliant detail and clarity and lucky you - we rarely see Bramblings here even if we are close to the East Coast.

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Re: Sunflower feast

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Hi,

It is a 600mm F/7.5 apochromatic refractor scope. I connect it to the camera without any glass between.

The cost of the scope is 415€. Needed adapters and extension tubes << 100€.

There are quite a few posts where I have discussed the lens and setup. Post #23 in this thread could be a good starting point.

And here is a picture of the setup.

Thanks,
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Tord, Many Thanks for this info and the links to other threads

Nick has some spotting scopes (from his rifle shooting days ) and we are thinking they may be used for E-5 ?
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Re: Sunflower feast

stunning set of pictures,that's some piece of equipment.
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Re: Sunflower feast

Tord,
These are great images. I particularly liked #1 and #3. How far from the birds were you?
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Re: Sunflower feast

Lovely shots Tord

Number three is a chaffinch though
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These are great images. I particularly liked #1 and #3. How far from the birds were you?
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I was at a distance between 15 and 25 meters.

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Tord, Many Thanks for this info and the links to other threads

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What kind of scope is it?
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Re: Sunflower feast

Super results Tord! What else can I say? Don't post to much of this quality or you make me want to burn my own stuff ...!

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Re: Sunflower feast

Beautiful Tord, particularly the last one with the Greenfinch & Brambling
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