Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
09-02-2016, 06:39 PM - 1 Like   #23041
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
rod_grant's Avatar

Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Wangaratta, Victoria
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 6,271
Nice shot Dave.
Nice series Gary. Your car makes a great hide. Do you ever drive it?

09-02-2016, 10:36 PM - 9 Likes   #23042
Senior Member




Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Washington
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 267
Some recent photo of Peregrine Falcon. I saw this bird attacking Crow and it almost got it. Picture shot from a long distance and it is heavily cropped.

Pentax K-50 with SMC 500mm f/4.5




Last edited by cleaverx; 09-05-2016 at 09:06 AM.
09-03-2016, 03:48 AM   #23043
Pentaxian
normhead's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Near Algonquin Park
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 38,086
It's nice and sharp for a heavy crop. Nice shooting.
09-03-2016, 10:44 AM - 6 Likes   #23044
Senior Member




Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Washington
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 267
QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
It's nice and sharp for a heavy crop. Nice shooting.
Thanks Norm, I wish I could be closer to that bird. But that is hardly ever the case. It is either too far or too close
Shots were made at ISO 1600, 1/2000 sec, f/11. I wanted to freeze the bird with 1/2000 sec, I want the bird be be sharp so f/11 was used (f/11 is sweet spot for SMC 500mm f/4.5).
I am waiting for my K-3 with the battery grip to arrive. Can't wait to use it.

Here is another sample from a large set.



09-03-2016, 11:50 AM - 4 Likes   #23045
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
Scorpio71GR's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Michigan
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,407
Those are excellent shots of the hawk. I see them all the time here but always hovering around farm land. They are never in area that is accessible it seems.

A Great Blue Heron from yesterday with the Sigma 50-500 on the K3. ISO 2500, 1/1000s, f10


This one was not moving an inch so I dropped my shutter speed and ISO down, ISO 640, F11, 1/400s.


I tried out the 1.7 AFA converter that I recently purchased here in the Marketplace on the 60-250. Definitely different than shooting with the Bigma. I really can not tell too much difference between the two even though the 60-250 is only 425mm with the 1.7 AFA on.
I forgot to change from my Sigma 50-500user setting on the k3 so I was shooting at high f stops. f11, ISO 200, 1320s. Next time I will need to open the lens up more.



09-03-2016, 03:34 PM - 2 Likes   #23046
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
boriscleto's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: North Syracuse, NY
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 16,007
Trying to shake the rust off...

There were Cedar Waxwings flying over the marsh this evening. Took about 100 shots of them in flight with no keepers. None of the Green Herons either...

One finally landed in a tree not far away and I got a couple keepers.





09-03-2016, 07:50 PM - 13 Likes   #23047
Pentaxian




Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Nevada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,236
Wild horses.




I've fallen and I can't giddy-up! (There's a comedian in every crowd herd, isn't there?)

Sigma 150-500 on a K5ii

09-04-2016, 01:32 AM - 4 Likes   #23048
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
noelpolar's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2013
Location: Goolwa, SA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 4,268
Went out with K3 and DFA 150-450 today......

the last straw


Mossy post, rust and a bird...the trifecta!

(excuse the Kodachrome 25ish fooling around)

Last edited by noelpolar; 09-04-2016 at 03:47 AM.
09-04-2016, 09:41 AM - 4 Likes   #23049
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Flyover America
Posts: 4,469
An ancient pic taken back in September of 2007 with ancient gear - a 500mm 2 element achromatic scope with the old 6mp DL on the back end.
A whole flock of them (wild turkey) just came grazing through the back yard. I think they are only native to N. America. A big bird about 15 pounds.

Last edited by wildman; 09-06-2016 at 07:38 AM.
09-04-2016, 09:52 AM - 8 Likes   #23050
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
kengoh's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Singapore
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,679
Siberian Ruby Chat (male) shot with K3 + Sigma 500 F4.5

09-04-2016, 12:07 PM   #23051
Veteran Member
RockvilleBob's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: Lewes DE USA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,777
QuoteOriginally posted by kengoh Quote
Siberian Ruby Chat (male) shot with K3 + Sigma 500 F4.5
another feather in your cap Ken. I am guessing that cap weighs a couple of tons now with so many feathers.
09-04-2016, 02:11 PM   #23052
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Lometa, TX
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 403
QuoteOriginally posted by gifthorse Quote
Wild horses.




I've fallen and I can't giddy-up! (There's a comedian in every crowd herd, isn't there?)

Sigma 150-500 on a K5ii
Thanks for sharing ! Aweesome photography
09-04-2016, 06:02 PM - 5 Likes   #23053
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter




Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Blue Ridge Escarpment, North Carolina, US
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,844
Some handheld A/400 images between today's clouds and sun. The exif data is from A/100 since I forgot to change it trying to chase these critters.
Attached Images
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-3  Photo 
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-3  Photo 
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-3  Photo 
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-3  Photo 
View Picture EXIF
PENTAX K-3  Photo 
09-04-2016, 08:14 PM - 4 Likes   #23054
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
rvannatta's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Apiary, Oregon
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,181
wrong lens

IT seems like ther are some days that you just have the wrong lens on the camera. Often a 300 mm is a good bet if you are birding, but then this happens.

this is a full frame shot of an eagle with a 300mm f/4.5 lens on a K-3

---------- Post added 09-04-2016 at 08:31 PM ----------

IT seems like ther are some days that you just have the wrong lens on the camera. Often a 300 mm is a good bet if you are birding, but then this happens.

this is a full frame shot of an eagle with a 300mm f/4.5 lens on a K-3
Attached Images
 
09-04-2016, 08:34 PM - 2 Likes   #23055
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
rvannatta's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Apiary, Oregon
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,181
another BIF uncropped specimen. I"m vetry disappointed---- or am I setting expectations too high.
Attached Images
 
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
300mm, 300mm plus lens, 560mm, beach, birds, canada, chickadee, club, coast, couple, dogs, feb, flickr, friend, gulf, half, lens club, lenses, love, moon, pentax lens, pm, post, scene, sea, series, shore, shot, sigma, sunset, wife
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
The Sigma Lens Club- All lenses Blue Lens Clubs 2783 2 Hours Ago 09:35 AM
Soviet lenses club Voe Lens Clubs 4111 2 Days Ago 03:30 PM
Wanted - Acquired: Long lens >300mm in K-mount pop4 Sold Items 1 10-03-2010 03:03 AM
Pentax DA 55-300mm vs Tamron 70-300mm at long end (brickwall) tcdk Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 17 11-15-2009 12:52 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:16 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top