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Lens: adapted canon 500 F4 Camera: K3 Photo Location: France 
Posted By: stargazer, 5 Days Ago

--Fox on a field-- Taken on a winter morning.
Material used = canon EF 500mm F4 on a K3 (focus manual and aperture @f4)


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Wow. That's an absolutely terrific photo artistically and technically... Really and truly beautiful. And manual focus, you say? Outstanding...
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Ahhh...Mr. Fox...no doubt looking for some mischief to get into.

Well done. Lovely photo...simple background...subject has an interesting expression on his/her face. I like it !
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Wow. That's an absolutely terrific photo artistically and technically... Really and truly beautiful. And manual focus, you say? Outstanding...
Thanks! ...and yes manual focus! I must admit 90% of my lenses are manual focus! Including the tamron 300/2.8 and some smc , tair , even a M45 500/F4.5 from pentax! It demands a lot of breading control and a lot of practice! The canon 500/4 had the motor taken (faulty) and turned into manual focus, the aperture is 'hacked' by using different cardboard sizes with a hole the size of the aperture i need and placed on the 'gel holder' part of the filter.

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Ahhh...Mr. Fox...no doubt looking for some mischief to get into.

Well done. Lovely photo...simple background...subject has an interesting expression on his/her face. I like it !
Thanks lesmore49! Yes it is a nice pose! But there's an explanation to it! Mr Fox just sniffed the only photographer in the field! Unfortunately the wind was in my back, even if i was on a ditch with my feet in water and completely hidden by the vegetation he still picked my scent !!! (i don't use deodorant or wash my cloth with scented detergent, but i did had a nice mug of coffee in the morning... and that was enough for him to pick my scent on that cold morning)

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Nice shot and a good story to go with it. I know how animals are on scent. But I have a question. How did you adapt that Canon lens to go on the K-3? I thought the shorter Canon registration distance would make that impossible without some hacksaw work and fancy re-engineering?
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Wonderful photos! An amazing job of capturing the perfect pose in equally perfect lighting. Well done!
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Nice shot and a good story to go with it. I know how animals are on scent. But I have a question. How did you adapt that Canon lens to go on the K-3? I thought the shorter Canon registration distance would make that impossible without some hacksaw work and fancy re-engineering?
Thanks PJ1 ! For the hack a simple and not so elegant solution; re-use a k mount from an old or damaged lens, remove canon mount, make an aluminum or stainless steel ring the diameter of the canon mount screw the k mount to the ring and then the ring to the lens et voila! Mind you there are no aperture control i just use a card board with a hole the size of the f-stop i want and place it on the filter holder. Not so elegant solution but it works !

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Wonderful photos! An amazing job of capturing the perfect pose in equally perfect lighting. Well done!
Thank you ToddK ! The shot was taken a few minutes after sunrise on a very cold day .... it's the only way to get a clean image because once the sun starts to heat the fields, atmospheric aberration start to soften parts of your images ...
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You have certainly taken the path less traveled , thank you for the great photo.

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You have certainly taken the path less traveled , thank you for the great photo.
Thank you pichaser! A different photo from the same place but the weather was cloudy .

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Thank you pichaser! A different photo from the same place but the weather was cloudy .
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Indeed this is rather a fine image, well captured, beautiful colours throughout the frame.
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Ahhh...Mr. Fox...no doubt looking for some mischief to get into.

Well done. Lovely photo...simple background...subject has an interesting expression on his/her face. I like it !

Thanks lesmore49! Yes it is a nice pose! But there's an explanation to it! Mr Fox just sniffed the only photographer in the field! Unfortunately the wind was in my back, even if i was on a ditch with my feet in water and completely hidden by the vegetation he still picked my scent !!! (i don't use deodorant or wash my cloth with scented detergent, but i did had a nice mug of coffee in the morning... and that was enough for him to pick my scent on that cold morning)
In our extended family, we have a very nice pet, who is a sled dog type, from Northern Canada. He's from an area which has a lot of wilderness. .

I have tried to hide things on him...dog treats, plastic toys, etc. you name it ...and I believe I have done a good job in finding places to secrete these objects. Alas I've never been successful...not even once....he ferrets them out immediately.

Yes, there is something about the canine ability to pick out scents that I find incredible.

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brilliant shot! that said, when I saw the title I was expecting a bassoon lol
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