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10-17-2015, 02:14 AM   #421
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rupert Quote
Very nice shot!...love the composition and nice detail.
Me and Otis appreciate that you shot it while relaxing in your car, like I do shooting out my office windows ....Bigma in one hand and coffee cup in the other! Sure beats putting on a safari jacket and getting out in the dangerous woods with all the chiggers, mosquitoes, and wild critters with big teeth!

I'd love to get away from the high ISO and still get some decent speed...but there in the Woods of Otis it is usually on the dark side.

3200 Jays are always hollering...very loud and noisy birds!


6400


I can generally process a shot at 3200...or sometimes 6400.

12,800 will get you a "specimen" shot ...but not worth much more.

12,800


The Bigmas like good light. They have weak eyes and if there is little light, they like to hunt like a coon dog!

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That 12800 shot actually looks pretty good. Great shots of jays btw.

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K-5 + Sigma DG OS 70-300@5.6, 1/800, ISO200


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Taken with the K20d and 50-500
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ian Stuart Forsyth Quote
Taken with the K20d and 50-500
Nice shot Ian in what appears to be not so nice lighting.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rupert Quote
12,800 will get you a "specimen" shot ...but not worth much more.

12,800


The Bigmas like good light. They have weak eyes and if there is little light, they like to hunt like a coon dog!

Regards!
Rupert if I shot something at 12000 I think I would have nothing but a shot of pixel dust. The highest I have been able to go so far is around 4000. I guess I am missing something somewhere.

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Nice shot Ian in what appears to be not so nice lighting.

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Rupert if I shot something at 12000 I think I would have nothing but a shot of pixel dust. The highest I have been able to go so far is around 4000. I guess I am missing something somewhere.
Avoid dark background or dark colored objects. It will cean up pretty nicely if you are able to do so Michael.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Oleksiy Quote
K-5 + Sigma DG OS 70-300@5.6, 1/800, ISO200
I like that shot....a bird with a biscuit! How neat! Nice lighting on that one too!

QuoteOriginally posted by Scorpio71GR Quote
Rupert if I shot something at 12000 I think I would have nothing but a shot of pixel dust. The highest I have been able to go so far is around 4000. I guess I am missing something somewhere.
I don't get many that are usable at 12,800, they usually get pretty strange past 6400....

12,800


QuoteOriginally posted by xanis Quote
Avoid dark background or dark colored objects. It will clean up pretty nicely if you are able to do so Michael.
That is mostly true....if you have decent light but need more speed, then the high ISO can be a real asset.

Regards!

I think this is the only shot I took today...a girly squirrel.
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She came back this morning for the peanuts!


A little chilly this morning...the birds are fluffing up.



Regards!


.......Kentster...where are you with that new Bigma?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Oleksiy Quote
K-5 + Sigma DG OS 70-300@5.6, 1/800, ISO200
Have you used a T/C with this lens ?

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Well,
Sigma showed up.... Took it out of the box and snapped these. First and last I used Color FX Pro...the other 2 LR only. I'm really going to like this lens









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Well,
Sigma showed up.... Took it out of the box and snapped these.









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Here's one with my normal post processing. It was even a touch out of focus. I now await my 1.4 and 2.0 T/C





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Nice shots Kentster, there is a lot to really like about the Bigma.

Haven't been out with the Bigma lately. I can't remember if I ever posted this one.
500mm f10 ISO 400 1/125 on a tripod


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Nice shot...The ones I took were at F5.6 So there is even more room for more detail . Not sure why I pondered the sigma so much. But I like !!!!! Thank you for your inspirational pics that tipped me over the finish line.
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Male Superb Fairywren getting territorial (Sigma 150-500mm):


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Bigmos snap of a Tawny Frogmouth (not actually an owl):


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QuoteOriginally posted by kentster Quote
Have you used a T/C with this lens ?
No, it's just lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
Bigmos snap of a Tawny Frogmouth (not actually an owl):
What a neat little guy! Nice shot!

QuoteOriginally posted by Scorpio71GR Quote
I can't remember if I ever posted this one.
Nice one Scorpio!

Kentster, glad you like the lens! However, posted at that size even the little blind orphan squirrels can see them a little too clearly!

We need more squirrels...and squirrels need more peanuts!


On the rare occasion I can get full light and 1/500 f13, even ISO 3200 will give you decent detail and little noise.


Regards!
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QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
Bigmos snap of a Tawny Frogmouth (not actually an owl):

Great shot of an interesting subject.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Rupert Quote
Nice one Scorpio!
Thanks Rupert.

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Another Heron shot. This is just after he pulled the fish out of the weeds. Bigma at 500mm f9 1/100 ISo 400. I am not quite sure how I pulled this one off at 1/100s. Pretty much due to burst mode on the K3.

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