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Turkey Vultures
Lens: DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 Camera: K-50 Photo Location: North East Kansas 
Posted By: TimR, 04-25-2014, 02:48 PM

I am still learning to use my K-50. Here are a few shots of some Turkey Vultures. We do not see them
very often in my neighborhood, I think they are mostly down near the River (Missouri). The shots are OOC with no cropping.

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Intriguing photos !
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What lens and settings were you using to catch the bird in flight?

I can't seem to get my k-50 to do that :-(
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QuoteOriginally posted by TzalamChadash Quote
What lens and settings were you using to catch the bird in flight?

I can't seem to get my k-50 to do that :-(
Hi, the lens I used was the SMC Pentax-DA 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 ED AL . My kit is new
so I only have the DA 18 - 135 & the DA 35mm f2.4. I was using the Program mode, It (camera) chose F5.6 at 1/200 @ ISO 125.
Auto WB. I can not remember which auto focussing setting I used, probably one of the basic ones.
The Turkey Vultures were flying fast, and there was a lot of them, I just followed the Vulture in flight
with my camera, (moving my camera with the bird in the viewfinder)
I am sure that there is a better way to say this.
It was a little of trial and error. For very good shot like this one I have several that are blurry or not detailed.
I am still learning to use the camera myself. I wonder if shutter speed priority and using the fastes shutter speed along
with panning along with the bird in flight would work better.. I do know that I need to save up for some kind of telephoto lens.
Sorry about the length of the reply, I am sure someone else could write this better. I am sure that there are some here at Pentax Forums who answer this better than I. I am here to learn. Thanks everyone.

Thanks for looking at the Photos. I have not seen theTurkey Vultures for a few days. I am wondering if they have moved on.

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Thank you.
That was a good explanation :-)
I have the same kit except I took the DA 50/1.8 as my second lens.
I think I will get a faster walk around lens with perhaps shorter reach 15-75 - or any lens in some part of that range - before doing telephoto lens.
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