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Common Yellowthroat
Lens: Pentax FA 300 and AF 1.7 Camera: K-5 Photo Location: So.Cal ISO: 400 
Posted By: Harish Hegde, 03-01-2011, 06:48 PM

The Common Yellowthroat is a wood-warbler, the only species in its genus that regularly occurs north of Mexico.
I have been trying to photograph these rascals ever since I got my K-5(I have a few with my Nikons) and I must say I am pleased with these, as difficult as they were to capture. Humming birds are a lot easier..

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Thank you for looking.

Harish

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03-01-2011, 08:27 PM   #2
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I have always wanted to see one of these in the wild. Where did you see him? Wonderful shots, I am green with envy. By any chance close to San Diego? I am going there next week.
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I have always wanted to see one of these in the wild. Where did you see him? Wonderful shots, I am green with envy. By any chance close to San Diego? I am going there next week.
Hi Amy,
these shots were taken in San Joaquin wild life santuary in Irvine, Orange county about 60 minutes drive from San Diego, north on interstate 5 to 405 north exit Culver.
You can easily google it.(sea and sage audubon)
There are plenty of them, not always visible in catskill grass but you can hear them. Very skittish but if you stand still, you can see them up close.
Thank you.
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Harish, #3 is sure spot on, great capture and congrats getting the shots, he sure doesn't look very "common" to me. thanks Bob

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Very nice shoots-sharp!
The FA 300 coupled to a K-5 is certainly a super outfit.
Thanks for sharing.
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Very nice, yes.
Great comibination of kit that you have.
Did you do any/much cropping?
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Harish, #3 is sure spot on, great capture and congrats getting the shots, he sure doesn't look very "common" to me. thanks Bob
Thank you Bob.
Glad you liked them.
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Very nice shoots-sharp!
The FA 300 coupled to a K-5 is certainly a super outfit.
Thanks for sharing.
Yes, I really like the combo. Images are even sharper without the F1.7 but then I can not get close with these skittish birds.

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Very nice, yes.
Great comibination of kit that you have.
Did you do any/much cropping?
Thank you mickey.
I cropped the images by 50%. I could have cropped even more but I did not see the need.
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That third shot is a winner Harish. Beautiful capture. The yellow is so striking. Thanks for sharing them.
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That third shot is a winner Harish. Beautiful capture. The yellow is so striking. Thanks for sharing them.
Thank you for your kind words, Susan.

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Harish,

Thanks for sharing. Are these photos cropped? (if not, how did you get so close). Photos are very sharp!
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Lovely shots Harish. How much difference do you find with the FA if you shoot the same subject with / without the AFA and crop to the same size ?
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Lovely shots Harish. How much difference do you find with the FA if you shoot the same subject with / without the AFA and crop to the same size ?
Thank you Kevin.
If I recall correctly these images were cropped by50% so, with out the AFA I would have to crop even more. You can imagine what that would do to the image.
This weekend I will try the FA300F2.8 with Tamron 2x and see the results. I had captured some sharp images with this extender and FA200F2.8.Hopefully it is the same with the FA300 F2.8.

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The third photo is really wonderful! I like the connection you got with him. It's like he's wondering what you are doing. I like the background also, it has structure without being overpowering. Really nice shot!
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