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11-01-2020, 05:02 AM - 1 Like   #661
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Nice images just keep coming.
Love the series from Des especially.

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These are all from the K3 and the 55-300 PLM, yesterday.









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QuoteOriginally posted by Oktyabr Quote
These are all from the K3 and the 55-300 PLM, yesterday.
Great series.
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One crow has a bun or something.... and proceeded to tease the other one with it. They chased each other for a half hour.
Cross posted in these threads, 300mm plus. DA 55-300 PLM.

Taken by my wife Tess, and her K-5 and DA 55-300 PLM @170mm.
Posted because it defies common knowledge. Refuted points are as follows
-You need the latest greatest with the best AF to shoot birds in flight.
-You can't use a DA 55-300 PLM with a K-5
-You need long lenses to shoot BiF.







Sometimes if you don't believe people who tell you what you can't do, it works out to your advantage.


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11-02-2020, 06:10 PM - 5 Likes   #665
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Noisy Miner.



11-02-2020, 08:56 PM   #666
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QuoteOriginally posted by rod_grant Quote
Noisy Miner.
Great shots Rod, but your callistemons deserve better than these bullies.
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Yeah.
...but not my callistemons!
I was visiting (in NSW)!

ps thanks Des
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Tess looked at my posts and said " you didn't post the best one", so here goes, the best one, full reach and uncropped.

K-5 and DA 55-300 PLM.



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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Tess looked at my posts
Does this explain why you never write anything disparaging of her? (coz she might look)
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Does this explain why you never write anything disparaging of her? (coz she might look)
She was looking over my shoulder, I don't open threads with disparaging comments when she's in the room.
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K-70 ISO3200 F6.3 90 x 6 second exposures stacked

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The AF speed is simply to die for. Since I don't use AF hold to increase my frame rate, you just have to refocus on a regular basis, but what a coincidence, I just got a second hand one today in the mail, and did some test images from the blind. If you are used to my usual images you have to realize, I usually shoot the Tamron 300 with the 1.7 on it for 510mm 4.5, I bought the 55-300 as a telephoto walk around for when I don't want to carry the longer lenses, but today I tried it out in the blind. It's what I expected, a little less IQ compared to the DA*200 or DA*60-250 or Tamron SP AF 300 2.8 but given what it is, I'm sure it will get lots of use.

K-3 and DA 55-300 PLM

All shot at 300mm. Most shot at 8 and 400 ISO, the wood pecker image was shot at 100 ISO, don't blame the lens, the softness is motion blur. Todays theme was "who likes the peanut feeder?" It looks like the answer is "just about everyone."















Most of my Pine Siskins are gone, I think I have a breeding pair still hanging out at the feeders, I did't get an image of it at the peanut feeder, but I have proof of it's existence. I did see it briefly on the peanut feeder but didn't get an image.


The Red Breasted Nuthatch was there before I went out to the blind, and he was there after I left. but wasn't there for a photo op. And I got no decent pictures of the six grackles that are still hanging around.

And of course this guy can't get onto the peanut feeder. But I'm sure he'd love it if he could.


All these images were hand held. I don't have another telephoto I can even hold for as long as it took to get these images. As far as I'm concerned, it's great addition to the arsenal, even if in the future, it does see a lot of time in the blind. My other three telephotos get better IQ but need the tripod. But as sample images, if you look at the sharpest images, you can get'r done with this lens.
Impressive images!
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Rainbow Lorikeets. KP + 55-300 PLM
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Get out of my bowl.

Galah frustrated by Rainbow Lorikeets. KP + DA 55-300 PLM
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A look of displeasure, Des!
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