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Posted By: Sirfishalot, 12-08-2006, 12:27 AM

Greetings Pentaxians,
Here is my first post to Pentax Forums - just a few of my bird pix. Mostly from the *istDL except the first one which is from the K10D. Sorry if some are duplicate posts from the other forum.

1) Bufflehead (K10d/K 500 f/4.5 Tripod)


2) Green Heron (DL/FA*300f4.5+F1.7x/1/750s f/9.5 iso400/handheld)


3) Golden Crowned Kinglet (DL/K 500/1/350s/f4.5/iso 800/tripod)


3) Coopers Hawk (DL/FA*300f4.5+F1.7x/1/1000s f/8.0 iso400/handheld)


Thanks for looking,
JayT

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12-08-2006, 05:23 AM   #2
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Wish

I could see them.
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They are in deed beautiful. The kinglet looks like a robin to me They are exactly what i am so interested in.

With the eagle shot, you used 1.7 adaptor. In your opinion, does that work well with your F*300/4.5? It is definitely in eagle shot
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Oooh, I love the irridencence on the bufflehead! And the crop. Very, very nice. The others are lovely, too. I wish I had the patience and lenses to get shots like these.

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Like the crops, and your handheld shots are sharper than my tripod shots.
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Roentarre,
Thanks for the compliment.
The raptor is not an eagle, but rather a juvenille Coopers Hawk
I have the FA*300 /4.5 and yes I've been getting very good results with that combination. I'm not sure if it because the copy of my FA 300 is so good or if that combo works for all those lenses.
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They are in deed beautiful. The kinglet looks like a robin to me They are exactly what i am so interested in.

With the eagle shot, you used 1.7 adaptor. In your opinion, does that work well with your F*300/4.5? It is definitely in eagle shot
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Very nice shots, that one of the Kinglet had my eyes going a bit nuts, the shot is turned I hope..
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That Kinglet shot is outstanding. To my eyes the orientation is correct from the way it is braced on the vertical tree trunk.
Excellent sharpness DOF and composition on the LGH.
Were you floating on an air mattress on the water to get that shot of the bufflehead or just flat on the shore?

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Beautiful!

Jay: the imm. Cooper's shot is one of the best I have ever seen of this species. They are VERY difficult birds to get close to. Excellent job.

The kinglet is very well done, too. One of the most flighty little birds on earth!

I don't have a 1.7 to go with my FA*300, (just the Tamron 1.4) but I can see that TC will go right to the top of my wish list.

I presume the LGH was manually focussed? Looks like it would have been impossible for an auto shot- lots of fore and back competition. A tough shot but you managed it well.

The drake bufflehead? The jury's still out on that one. I think the lighting (and possibly the distance involved) made it nearly impossible to capture just how beautiful these are. I'll be trying for some shots of these in the Spring when they are passing through on their way North. Very few in this area in the fall/winter...

Keep them coming!
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I stand corrected, after looking at that picture again (when fully awake) I realize that what I saw as ground in the background is the tree trunk without as much moss. Ooops! Sorry, old eyes..thank God for autofocus.
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Great shots Jay...the last shot is my favourite of the lot, but all are very well done.
Cheers.
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