Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
  #1
Snail Kite In Flight Transfer
Posted By: snooked, 07-28-2009, 06:01 PM

The first Snail Kite Nest I started watching this year was successful. I stopped following it since it was hidden in the reeds and too far to photograph the adults when sitting near the nest, even with my 500mm w/1.5xTC. Today I believe the adults were trying to lure their chick out of the nest. They would fly by the nest with a snail, as a tease, then fly to a tree line behind me. In the series I am posting the Male Snail Kite transfers a snail from it's talon to it's beak.

K7, DA* 300mm with Kenko 1.5x TC.

Ed

Last edited by snooked; 02-07-2010 at 03:12 PM.
Views: 2,643
07-28-2009, 06:17 PM   #2
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
Lowell Goudge's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Toronto
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 16,769
didn't your mother tell you it's not polite to play with your food?

great sequence
07-28-2009, 11:06 PM   #3
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
imtheguy's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Virginia Beach
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,950
That is one great series you captured. A single nice shot can be enough but you make the whole series. Great work.

Using the Kenko TC I see. Does not support SDM though correct? You use manual focus for these BIF shots or put the DA*300 throught the indignity of screw drive?
07-28-2009, 11:11 PM   #4
Veteran Member
SteveM's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,294
The last shot....???
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/general-talk/67974-pentax-challenge-insult.html

07-29-2009, 04:42 AM   #5
Inactive Account




Join Date: May 2009
Location: Coral Springs, Florida
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 88
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by imtheguy Quote
That is one great series you captured. A single nice shot can be enough but you make the whole series. Great work.

Using the Kenko TC I see. Does not support SDM though correct? You use manual focus for these BIF shots or put the DA*300 throught the indignity of screw drive?
My Kenko Teleplus SHQ 1.5X TC has contacts compatable with SDM. It is slower to focus but if I manualy use the focus to assist it will lock in CF mode. The TC works better with my HSM Sigma 150 500mm then the Pentax DA* 300mm even though Sigma says their lens will only focus manualy with their own 1.4x TC.

Ed

Last edited by snooked; 07-29-2009 at 06:44 AM. Reason: Add information
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
adults, camera, kite, nest, photo, snail, snail kite
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Macro Snail macro HopOnPop Photo Critique 6 10-04-2010 09:58 PM
Macro Snail Rense Post Your Photos! 17 03-25-2010 03:13 PM
If Carlsberg did snail food... Nass Post Your Photos! 3 08-31-2009 01:53 PM
Snail Kite snooked Post Your Photos! 9 09-24-2008 09:58 PM
Painted Snail R.ticle One Post Your Photos! 2 02-29-2008 06:14 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:22 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top