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03-10-2015, 04:44 PM - 2 Likes   #15871
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I tried to catch flying blue jays with my broken AF sigma focusing manually. Mission impossible. They are so fast!

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03-10-2015, 04:49 PM   #15872
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I tried to catch flying blue jays with my broken AF sigma focusing manually. Mission impossible. They are so fast!
You didn't do half bad, you've got some feather detail etc... did you turn your SR off?
03-10-2015, 05:29 PM   #15874
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did you turn your SR off?
Nope, it was on, handheld. I've tried canon as well with its 250mm max and AF, but the ratio is same: about half a pound of peanuts per one in focus shoot.

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If you are panning with the bird your SR should be off. Otherwise it will correct for your panning motion.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
If you are panning with the bird your SR should be off. Otherwise it will correct for your panning motion.
It was not panning as I understand it, it was high speed to catch. More like I've tried to predict when and where they take off. I can not imagine how to get them in focus with panning. The distance is quite short because they are small. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong.
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QuoteOriginally posted by micromacro Quote
It was not panning as I understand it, it was high speed to catch. More like I've tried to predict when and where they take off. I can not imagine how to get them in focus with panning. The distance is quite short because they are small. Perhaps I'm doing something wrong.
NO, you've just appointed yourself a difficult task, I've tried catching jays as well... this is my best... they are just very unpredictable , very shy and very quick...

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Yours is sharper than mine, good shoot! I can call them anything but shy. When they see food, they are bold and loud. The problem is that they fly fast like bullets.

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Yours is sharper than mine, good shoot! I can call them anything but shy. When they see food, they are bold and loud. The problem is that they fly fast like bullets.
Sharper maybe, but I left half the wing out....
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I love some of the first light of the day. This is a photo I took 3 years back with the Sigma 500mm F/4.5

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Another first: Red-gartered coot (Fulica armillata) and Chimango caracara (Milvago chimango)

Great shots everyone. I've really enjoyed seeing the last few pages full of really good images (as always, never a dull moment in/on this thread).
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QuoteOriginally posted by FreeSpirit9 Quote
Another first: Red-gartered coot (Fulica armillata) and Chimango caracara (Milvago chimango)

Great shots everyone. I've really enjoyed seeing the last few pages full of really good images (as always, never a dull moment in/on this thread).
Nice shots. The coot's got a pair of interesting feet.

---------- Post added 03-10-15 at 11:03 PM ----------

Caught this partridge near where I found the snowy owl yesterday. Picture was taken from my car. When I opened the door and tried to get closer, it flew off.


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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
NO, you've just appointed yourself a difficult task,
True that!

Nice work:
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Red-gartered coot
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this partridge
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Spotted this guy 400m from the road, after working my way to him I was able to take this photograph
Shot with the K10d sigma 50-500mm iso 280 F/8 1/6sec 500mm and also using cable release ,MLU and tripod

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QuoteOriginally posted by kengoh Quote
2 shots of the Hooded Pitta under low lighting, shot at slow speed, iso 100
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Great shots Ken.

QuoteOriginally posted by traderdrew Quote
I love some of the first light of the day. This is a photo I took 3 years back with the Sigma 500mm F/4.5
Very nice Andrew.

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Another first: Red-gartered coot (Fulica armillata) and Chimango caracara (Milvago chimango)
Great shots everyone. I've really enjoyed seeing the last few pages full of really good images (as always, never a dull moment in/on this thread).
Good captures, FreeSpirit9

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Nice shots. The coot's got a pair of interesting feet. ---------- Post added 03-10-15 at 11:03 PM ----------
Caught this partridge near where I found the snowy owl yesterday. Picture was taken from my car. When I opened the door and tried to get closer, it flew off.
Ain't it always the way - good shot anyway.

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Spotted this guy 400m from the road, after working my way to him I was able to take this photograph
Shot with the K10d sigma 50-500mm iso 280 F/8 1/6sec 500mm and also using cable release ,MLU and tripod
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Another good shot Ian.
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