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Bird shots with HD DA 560mm f/5.6
Lens: HD Pentax DA 560mm f/5.6 Camera: Pentax K-3 Photo Location: Malaysia national zoo 
Posted By: mtux, 09-15-2014, 08:15 AM

Some bird shots with the K-3 and DA 560mm lens. as a follow up to my previous thread. (the story is there)

Hope you enjoy this series, too.

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09-15-2014, 09:12 AM   #2
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My jaw dropped with the very first image, great pictures and presentation. I'll look forward to more awesomeness!!
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brilliant captures.... well done! dave m
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stop post pictures with this lens... no really stop....... its making drool on my computer

nice shots. love 2 and 3

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Impressive with envy!! makes me want to try the lens/camera combo...
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Wow, sharp and close enough to touch. Beautiful shots. Are the images cropped at all?
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Wonderful images mtux.
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Wow ! Is that sharp. After seeing these pictures, I would say the Pentax 560mm lens is worth it's price.

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These birds aren't bonnie, can't you find some beautiful ones to photograph.
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Details in this shots is just amazing.
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Thanks for sharing examples from a rare lens!
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Ditto all above comments. Congratulations.
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Thanks for all the good words. I really appreciate it.

QuoteOriginally posted by waterfall Quote
Wow, sharp and close enough to touch. Beautiful shots. Are the images cropped at all?
The first one is 2321 * 1548 pixels after crop.
Second one is 4664 * 3109 pixels after crop.
Third shot no crop at all.
and the last one is 2628 * 2537 pixels after crop.

And K-3's output resolution is 6016 * 4000.
09-15-2014, 07:48 PM   #14
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Well done hand holding that beast of a lens! I saw it in Tokyo and certainly wouldn't attempt to use it without a tripod. Hand holding the DA*300 is enough for me!

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