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05-21-2016, 11:26 AM   #21676
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I wish we coulkd get birds like this in our garden. We get very few varieties these days. Too many cats around I think. These shots are fabulous.

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Nice work !
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Thanks! I keep out a lot of feed for the birds and squirrels so anytime I look out my office windows there are birds...and plenty of squirrels too!

These Jays are difficult..they move fast and are very jittery.







He stayed out there maybe 30 seconds or so.....longer than usual for a Jay.

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I have a couple of Jays that visit off & on and yes they are very nervous and hard to catch, great job on your Blue Jay shots

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A couple from today.
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My Mama told me to never post after the Dawg......whatever you post will look bad. Mama is right.

The male Cardinals always get the glory...but I like the little females too!



Now just a couple of fun shots!

Feed me Mama!


Open wide!


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QuoteOriginally posted by gifthorse Quote
Mercury transiting the Sun.

Sigma 150-500 on a K5ii
Very cool! How did you block enough light to take this?
05-21-2016, 06:37 PM   #21683
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QuoteOriginally posted by dane.dawg Quote
A couple from today.
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both terrific - if I had to pick one it would be #1

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(x-posted in astro group)


I tried the K-1 with my FA250-600mm and Pixel Shift (not sure if motion correction was enabled, I wasn't aware of the differences of MC or no MC when I did it, so I realized after ward that MC stand for Motion Correction...)
The sky wasn't really the best, not the clearest I've seen as I was in the city, and the moon was getting down fast at 3-4 AM.
this was severely cropped to 1:2 to fill the frame, but result is acceptable nonetheless.
@ 600mm 1/200s, f6.3, ISO400




La Lune / The Moon
by Sylvain Cote, sur Flickr


And the next one taken with the K-3II, no PS, @ 600mm 1/5s, f5.6 ISO100...
Strange enough, the low shutter speed did not affected it too much
I tried to fill the frame the same way


La Lune / The Moon
by Sylvain Cote, sur Flickr

---------- Post added 2016-05-22 at 00:09 ----------

This is another one with the K-1 with Pixel shift enabled, but with the HDTC1.4x (840mm)
1/8s, f9.0, iso100


I did not had consistent results ... on 32 images taken with PS, only 4-5 went out acceptable...





La Lune / The Moon
by Sylvain Cote, sur Flickr
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QuoteOriginally posted by dane.dawg Quote
A couple from today.
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That hummer is absolutely fantastic! And the second is no slouch either. Freezing hummingbird wings just the right amount is a lot of trial and error. You got rid of the error part.
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As always, great shots you guys are posting here!

I needed a break from working in the garden yesterday and took a few shots of the usual visitors.
Both handheld. K3 with DA*4/300 and Kenko 1.5 TC.

Please click for a larger version.

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Technical Advice

Hi took this today on a Powerful Owl (a first) on my new Sigma 150-500.

ISO 6400 F6.3 1/25 sec hand held lens OS off camera SR on. It was late in the afternoon.

You advice / opinions on how I have used the lens sought. Kind regards.

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I have been using a 150-500 for about 3 years now and I have found the lens OS swithched on 1 and the camera SR off to work the best. I don't know if on the K1 the SR might work better ! On my K3,K5IIs & K5 I think lens OS is a little better at least at the long end which is where 90 percent of my photos are made.
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QuoteOriginally posted by marquis1955 Quote
I have been using a 150-500 for about 3 years now and I have found the lens OS swithched on 1 and the camera SR off to work the best. I don't know if on the K1 the SR might work better ! On my K3,K5IIs & K5 I think lens OS is a little better at least at the long end which is where 90 percent of my photos are made.
Thanks Marquis, I'll try the OS with camera SR off. Cheers.
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QuoteOriginally posted by FreeSpirit9 Quote
You advice / opinions on how I have used the lens sought.
Any photo of an owl in the wild is cause for celebration in my book and you're one up on me right there. Those were obviously tough conditions but I think 1/25s would be way too slow on a tripod--much less hand-held. I don't adhere to it religiously but the 1/Focal Length rule regarding shutter speed is a good guide. The image could probably be improved somewhat in pp.
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