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07-19-2016, 02:10 PM - 12 Likes   #22561
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Afew shots using the new Eckla window mount and my K-5/FA*600mmF4ED[IF]
My modification stops the mount from moving










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California Quail

This California Quail was photographed out the car window with no special rest. equiipment was a K-3, F*300 f/4.5
at 1/800 sec f/10, ISO 6400 and the HD converter (1.4x) for effective 420mm focal length. the shot is uncropped


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Wowww... I can't believe it's been 3 months since I've posted here! When life gets busy! Here's a few from the last few weeks all taken w/the DA 560mm

Anna's Hummingbird


Violet-green Swallows


I can't say I think this is a great image, but I'm still getting use to the 560 w/the 1.4x TC
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A few from this afternoon. Clarks Nutcracker, Mountain Bluebird adult and chick, Hoary Marmots









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QuoteOriginally posted by RockvilleBob Quote
Superb shooting again Ken. How large is a Giant Nuthatch versus the Nuthatches we see in the Eastern US?
Thanks RockvilleBob, that is my 1st nuthatch captured, i've never seen other nuthatch personally but the Giant Nuthatch is about 19-20cm.

2 shots taken with K3 + Sigma 500 F4.5

Spectacled Barwing


This pair of pheasant was taken one shot after another, 500mm focal length is too long to capture both within the frame, the 2 shots were stitched into one.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kengoh Quote
Thanks RockvilleBob, that is my 1st nuthatch captured, i've never seen other nuthatch personally but the Giant Nuthatch is about 19-20cm.

2 shots taken with K3 + Sigma 500 F4.5

Spectacled Barwing

This pair of pheasant was taken one shot after another, 500mm focal length is too long to capture both within the frame, the 2 shots were stitched into one.
Well done as usual Ken - that Barwing is a really cool looking little guy!!
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ducatigaz Quote
Afew shots using the new Eckla window mount and my K-5/FA*600mmF4ED[IF]
My modification stops the mount from moving








Love the third shot Gary!
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This was one of those days I wish I'd had rain boots on. Y'know when you get excited about seeing a bird, and don't notice you're standing in water until your shoes have already filled up?






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Australian birds - K3, DA*300

Rainbow Bee Eater, Elsey National Park, NT. Osprey, Ord River, WA. Egret, Lily Lagoon, Kununurra.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Kameko Quote
This was one of those days I wish I'd had rain boots on. Y'know when you get excited about seeing a bird, and don't notice you're standing in water until your shoes have already filled up?




These images appear to be WELL WORTH the wet feet!!!! Beautiful light, great capture. Would you mind sharing the lens used?
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These images appear to be WELL WORTH the wet feet!!!! Beautiful light, great capture. Would you mind sharing the lens used?
Thanks! My shoes are now in the dryer I was using the DA 560
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Pentax K-50 with SMC 500mm f/4.5.

Great Blue Heron after taking a bath. Still have a mohawk


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Have not seen too much this summer, most of my spots are empty. Going to have to try some new spots it seems. Did manage to get this Kingfisher from the driver's seat. I've learned to get a few shots off before getting out of the car if I can. As usual once I opened the door and got out, gone.

Bigma and K3, very windy conditions.


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Wowww... I can't believe it's been 3 months since I've posted here! When life gets busy! Here's a few from the last few weeks all taken w/the DA 560mm

Anna's Hummingbird


Violet-green Swallows


I can't say I think this is a great image, but I'm still getting use to the 560 w/the 1.4x TC


Nice work Kameko.


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Alongside my new hybrid camera the tele lenses on the K3 feel like they're from the stone age as far as AF speed goes. No point in preferring their IQ if there's no I to begin with when trying to handhold shoot BIFs.

I've been gathering tips to improve the AF success rate and image quality. Comments welcomed.

1. Turn off SR when panning.
2. Turn up the ISO to allow a fast shutter.
3. Leave the CPL off.
4. Set AF Hold to high.
5. Use 1 or 9 AF points. Views vary on whether going pink works.

Any other options?

My main problem is when failing to lock on, the DA300 prime goes down to minimum focus and back (and the bird's out of the frame). The Tokina 400mm f5.6 hunts fruitlessly.
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