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Birds of Prey with the K-7 ~ 10 images
Posted By: MightyMike, 07-21-2009, 08:26 AM

Well i took the K-7 out for some Birding at a local falconry center, 1 out of every 3 were complete throw-aways but that had to do with technique as much as the cameras abilities and even though i threw out 33% i still only edited less then 10% of the remaining photos... but as you'll see the K-7 is quite capable of getting the job done! One thing i should mention is that with AF-C and all points AF the burst slows down quite a bit but on center point AF it doesn't, at least not as much if it does.

The Gallery: (Be warned that there are some feeding photos and they aren't for the faint of heart, lets just say you won't look at chicken the same way again)

http://www.michaelfastphotography.com/...7/wildlife/birds/falconry/index.html

Just a few pictures from the gallery...


















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07-21-2009, 08:31 AM   #2
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I admire your skills

I can't do them for sure

No matter how hard I tried, I don't seem able to be in time for the shots

Good that you post them here

At least I can enjoy yours
07-21-2009, 08:41 AM   #3
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Well done Mike. There is a place here that you can go to work with birds of prey. I may give it a shot with my daughter this September. JIM
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Very impressive shots! Thank you for sharing them.

I love the shot of the man and the eagle. Gives a nice impression of how majestic those birds are in comparison to man.

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Wow, all lovely shots there! I especially like the 4th one, where the bird is flying one way and it's head is looking at another direction
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Superb pictures .. very nice indeed.
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I'm soooo not worthy !!!

(I need to do some shooting...)
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who says pentax AF can't do BIF

Well done even if they were trained birds. When in flight they move faster than most cars.

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Crazy good work, Mike!
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super raptor series... your next to last shot is fantastic... both in capture and a symbol of our country......
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It's been said by everyone else, but absolutely gorgeous photos. Not a bad camera, either, I'm sure. Congrats.
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Wow! The sharpness is amazing!
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Excellent series Mike!!! Now I know have to check on that K-7 and a refuge...
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Outstanding job, Mike!

And might I add - Damn that is one big Bald Eagle in that shot with the handler!
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Wonderful shots.

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