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08-13-2016, 03:35 PM - 12 Likes   #22846
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Photography has been on the backburner for awhile since selling and buying a house.
Went out this morning and found my arch nemesis but wish I would've had my tripod for a sharper photo.
700mm cropped to 3mp,1/320SS, monopod.



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08-13-2016, 03:40 PM   #22847
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QuoteOriginally posted by dane.dawg Quote
Photography has been on the backburner for awhile since selling a buying a house.
Went out this morning and found my arch nemesis but wish I would've had my tripod for a sharper photo.
700mm cropped to 3mp,1/320SS, monopod.
Well, you *might* have gotten a sharper photo, but this one looks darn good!!
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Thirteen Lined Ground Squirrel

I was able to get my first photos of a Thirteen Lined Ground Squirrel, unfortunately he had been asked to dinner by a Swainson Hawk and the poor squirrel was simply not up to making any cute poses. The hawk, however, seemed up for a photo Nature's way I guess.....
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Sometimes it pays to be the right size. Humans are relatively big animals. When I see images such as the ones above, I'm grateful we're not the size of a squirrel. Seeing close-ups of a spider, I'm really glad we're not the size of a fly. The natural world is a pretty scary place. Ironically, the organisms that are the greatest threat to us are incredibly tiny, too small to see without a microscope.

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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
When I see images such as the ones above, I'm grateful we're not the size of a squirrel. Seeing close-ups of a spider, I'm really glad we're not the size of a fly. The natural world is a pretty scary place.
But is not it an amazing engineering? Macro world is fascinating the most.
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Other than wildlife, when you don't have anything at hand other than a DFA150-450.
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QuoteOriginally posted by biz-engineer Quote
Other than wildlife, when you don't have anything at hand other than a DFA150-450.
I've taken a few images such as these with the 15-450mm, that is, images of a subject that seems to be a natural for a normal FL or macro lens, but the excellent IQ, shallow DOF with smooth bokeh, and subtle compression of the subject gives a different "look" to a 150-450mm image. And those rocks are fine B&W studies
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Oh, I hate when I miss good opportunities. Its a clear but quite colorless tonight. I just had a quick glimpse out the window and discovered the moon was 1 degree over the horizon, rolling on top of some distant mountain peaks. Red-pink-purple-ish color. I grabbed the camera with the 18-35mm that was on it and took a shot before I discovered a faint pointlight to the right of the moon. An airplane coming from behind the horizon, moving closer to the moon and getting brighter. I ran downstairs to pick up a tele lens (300mm+ according to the thread) and just when I got it on the camera, the airplane had crossed the moon and the planes apparent size could have fit perfectly in front of the moon. And the cloud that made the moon look like Saturn had moved away. Anyway, i got a few pictures without the plane.

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I am a fan of Great Blue Herons, and seldom have been able to capture one well. Great shooting both of you.
There was this gentleman Great Blue Heron posing for me. He was giving me that look..yeah I saw you before, and kept on fishing. All shots are full frame K-1 with SMC 500mm f/4.5.










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Red-tailed hawk

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Red-tailed hawk
Really nice shot. How close were you to that bird? Looks like you could pet him
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K3 and DFA 150-450



The above photo was from my deck..... so I thought I'd go get the K-1 and take the same shot (roughly) to see how they would compare.... same settings....same processing..... same end crop.... all at 450mm

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Clearly I need to be quicker! Anyway.... maybe next time.... ;one tree branches look better with K-1.... but who knows..... sample group of one is what it is...... meaningless!
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
The above photo was from my deck..... so I thought I'd go get the K-1 and take the same shot (roughly) to see how they would compare.... same settings....same processing..... same end crop.... all at 450mm
Colors looks pretty much the same.

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Clearly I need to be quicker! Anyway.... maybe next time.... ;one tree branches look better with K-1.... but who knows..... sample group of one is what it is...... meaningless!
:-) that's why I decided to use only one camera. I sometimes shoot with the wrong setting when being used to only one camera, so I couldn't think of shooting with two different cameras, (even less with two camera of different brands). More than AF speed, there is also the man speed limit to operate the machine.
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Out with the 150-450 and some Egrets this afternoon





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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
K3 and DFA 150-450The above photo was from my deck.
That's a fine capture of a stunning, fierce-looking bird
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