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02-26-2013, 09:12 AM   #31
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Fantastic work!

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Great work and awesome luck getting those shots.
There was no luck in him hitting these shots. Looking at the exif and other shots in his portfolio, these are all extremely skilled shots from an extremely skilled individual. The POV on these shots are perfect, exif is showing manual exposure on most, metering from matrix to spot, hotspot of the lens aperture is being utilized, perfect light in the first one (looks like evening, could be morning though) - ya, these are far from luck, he visualized these shots before he even turned the K5 on, put in the time and effort and got what he was looking for. Kuddo's to an apparent great artist!!!!

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QuoteOriginally posted by joe.penn Quote
There was no luck in him hitting these shots. Looking at the exif and other shots in his portfolio, these are all extremely skilled shots from an extremely skilled individual. The POV on these shots are perfect, exif is showing manual exposure on most, metering from matrix to spot, hotspot of the lens aperture is being utilized, perfect light in the first one (looks like evening, could be morning though) - ya, these are far from luck, he visualized these shots before he even turned the K5 on, put in the time and effort and got what he was looking for. Kuddo's to an apparent great artist!!!!
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It's obvious we see the result of a photographer who knows how to get the best out of his equipment and knows his subject, wildlife, as well.
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That makes sense. I was wondering how photographers from the 80s manage to take great shots without Canon 20fps and 131 af points.
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Wowsa!!!
These are off-the-charts!
Great work!!!!
Some of the best I have seen!!!

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That makes sense. I was wondering how photographers from the 80s manage to take great shots without Canon 20fps and 131 af points.
lol - and on the forums here there are arguments about "not enough FPS" and other silly non-sense, put in the time and effort and it will eventually pay off...
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lol - and on the forums here there are arguments about "not enough FPS" and other silly non-sense, put in the time and effort and it will eventually pay off...
Sometimes I wonder if they really take photos at all lol!
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Your pictures are wonderful! You really photograph birds amazingly well.
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That makes sense. I was wondering how photographers from the 80s manage to take great shots without Canon 20fps and 131 af points.
For decades, we were looking at extraordinary shots of birds and other wildlife taken with manual focus lenses. You don't need AF at all. A camera body with a motor drive was very helpful because you could burst shoot.

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That first shot at f/6.3, was that wide open at that focal length? Stunning!
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Certainly wonderful shots. Terns almost always hover for a brief second above the water's surface after a dive to shake the water off their feathers, the golden moment for snapping a photo. It does pay to know something about a bird's habits for successful photos and I assume the photographer knew this tidbit.
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Thank you guys. Glad you like the pictures. PENTAX think it can and I will strive to achieve it. I will continue to share pictures with you ..

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Fantastic photography..
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Hi siluet, fantastic photographs. Can you tell me if you have had a chance to use the sigma 120-400???
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Hello!
I would like to ask if there are people here who use k-5, k-5 or k-2 5 2s with Sigma 50-500 OS. I'm interested in the speed of focus throughout the range of k-5.
Currently shooting with a 150-500 WildLife and I am very happy but I am wondering if the focus is in the 50-500 faster and by how much ..
I would appreciate if photographers who shoot with a 50-500 OS to show video

Thanks in advance .. here are some of my results obtained with the k-5 and 150-500

You can see more pictures here

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I'm confused...is this the 50-500 or 150-500?????? By the way, wonder full shots
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Extremely wonderful pictures. Captured great moments. Not many photographers have that skill.

It does again show that the tech devices lens and camera are little compared to the skill of the guy behind them.

And your gallery there shows you have many more outstanding shots beyond those five presented here.

Very good.
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