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Lens: DFA 150-450 Camera: K3iii ISO: 10000 Shutter Speed: 1/1250s Aperture: F7.1 
Posted By: RobG, 08-29-2022, 04:20 AM


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08-29-2022, 07:48 AM   #2
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This is good stuff. Great selective focus. The bird's colors make it stand out in a dreamy scene. Well done.

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08-29-2022, 03:24 PM   #3
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This is good stuff. Great selective focus. The bird's colors make it stand out in a dreamy scene. Well done.
Thanks Mike! In the dim light after sunset I didn't have much choice about a wide aperture, but the K3iii AF was able to pick out the subject from the reeds. He's changing from eclipse to breeding plumage, so it looks like Spring is here.
08-29-2022, 05:58 PM   #4
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My goodness!
I'm scrolling up through your images from the bottom and the further up the screen I go, the more impressive they get!
How in the world did you manage to come up with such an image as this one!?
Very impressed I am!
The next thing to a totally impossible shot (for me)! And really beautiful along with being impossible.
Angky.

08-30-2022, 05:35 PM   #5
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My goodness! I'm scrolling up through your images from the bottom and the further up the screen I go, the more impressive they get! How in the world did you manage to come up with such an image as this one!?
Very impressed I am! The next thing to a totally impossible shot (for me)! And really beautiful along with being impossible.
Wow, thank you! The centre-cross AF pattern on the K3iii is very good for picking birds in the middle of foliage, and the DFA 150-450 is quick to focus. Fortunately this tiny guy was more interested in singing about his territory than paying attention to me. I did have to track him amongst the reeds for a minute or so, and the strong breeze bouncing the reeds around didn't help (not to mention the fact that it was after sunset and I was hand-holding the lens). Thanks again for your comment!

PS The Fairywren is only about 14-16cm in length, most of which is tail!
08-30-2022, 06:54 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by RobG Quote
Wow, thank you! The centre-cross AF pattern on the K3iii is very good for picking birds in the middle of foliage, and the DFA 150-450 is quick to focus. Fortunately this tiny guy was more interested in singing about his territory than paying attention to me. I did have to track him amongst the reeds for a minute or so, and the strong breeze bouncing the reeds around didn't help (not to mention the fact that it was after sunset and I was hand-holding the lens). Thanks again for your comment!

PS The Fairywren is only about 14-16cm in length, most of which is tail!
Your explanation of how you did it does not help me with my relationship with my wife!
If a few more such images, get posted, and I'll sell all my gear to get one of those K3-iii and the 150-450 lens!
(That won't improve my photography, but I'll believe it does! And won't improve my wife's picture of me, either! )
That image really does appeal to me--maybe just a style I like, but it is not a "usual" image by any means!
Angky.
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Your explanation of how you did it does not help me with my relationship with my wife!
If a few more such images, get posted, and I'll sell all my gear to get one of those K3-iii and the 150-450 lens!
(That won't improve my photography, but I'll believe it does! And won't improve my wife's picture of me, either! )
That image really does appeal to me--maybe just a style I like, but it is not a "usual" image by any means!
Thank you again for the compliment, but I can't be held responsible for any financial decision you might make!

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Beautiful capture! The setting of the bird amongst the complimentary colored foliage is wonderful.
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Beautiful capture! The setting of the bird amongst the complimentary colored foliage is wonderful.
Thanks Todd! Hopefully I'll get more colourful birds over the next few weeks of Spring as more birds return from the coast sporting their new feathers.
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Thanks Todd! Hopefully I'll get more colourful birds over the next few weeks of Spring as more birds return from the coast sporting their new feathers.
I'm looking forward to it, Rob. This image is magic!
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I'm looking forward to it, Rob. This image is magic!
Thank you!

PS It was featured by Pentax Europe on Instagram.
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A wonderful shot, Rob - the mood is perfect!

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A wonderful shot, Rob - the mood is perfect!
Thanks Jer!
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Really nice
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Really nice
Thank you!
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