Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
12-15-2016, 08:12 AM   #24061
Pentaxian




Join Date: Feb 2010
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,850
QuoteOriginally posted by UserAccessDenied Quote
it's a perfect example of how distracting the DA*300 bokeh can be
It's an example of distracting background not bokeh

12-15-2016, 08:22 AM - 1 Like   #24062
Senior Member
OJGoreng's Avatar

Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Amsterdam
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 194
Quite some time ago I dropped my 150-450 om a concrete floor. It seemed to be fine and I took a great many images with it afterwards, but then a while ago the zoom got stuck again. Repair service diagnosed massive internal damage, including the front lens group needing to be replaced. Yikes... the repairs cost half the new price of the lens. Ugh. Anyway, temporarily back on the DA* f/4 300...

Short-eared owls playing in the fog, shortly before dusk.



Hen harrier, same fog. This one is with the 1.4x converter.

12-15-2016, 08:29 AM   #24063
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
UserAccessDenied's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Maryland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,674
QuoteOriginally posted by mohb Quote
It's an example of distracting background not bokeh
Fair enough. Post removed - I wasn't happy with the shot anyways

Last edited by UserAccessDenied; 12-15-2016 at 08:41 AM.
12-15-2016, 08:29 AM - 3 Likes   #24064
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
WPRESTO's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Massachusetts
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 36,788
A low-flying male tern, after a female, she agreed, wait for steamy images to follow.

Attached Images
 
12-15-2016, 08:40 AM - 2 Likes   #24065
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
UserAccessDenied's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Maryland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,674
Black swan spotted at local park.
A few birders in the area said this is actually a problem; that black swans are invasive and destructive to the native species.

I'm gonna go back this weekend. This place was riddled with birds - Kingfishers, Hawks, Mallards, Swans, Wood Ducks, Egrets, Eagles, Osprey, Teal, Loons, Coots... I couldn't get close enough to most of these birds. I'm thinking if I get there early and just setup in one spot they might get comfortable with me and come closer.
12-15-2016, 11:43 AM - 5 Likes   #24066
Pentaxian
zzeitg's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2014
Location: South Bohemia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,401
DA*300 @ 420mm















12-15-2016, 02:04 PM - 1 Like   #24067
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
WPRESTO's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Massachusetts
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 36,788
He caught up with her, but she's voicing at least token resistance.
Attached Images
 
12-15-2016, 08:59 PM - 8 Likes   #24068
Pentaxian
Pentaxians's Avatar

Join Date: May 2011
Location: Singapore
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 482
Another winter migratory visited us again end of the year. I got the Blue-winged Pitta on last year, I'm so happy that managed to record this Hooded Pitta in the tiny sensor of my K70. Again, K70 pairing with Sigma 150-500mm HSM.

Blue-winged Pitta: (Dec, 2015)


Hooded Pitta: (Dec, 2016)






12-15-2016, 11:06 PM - 6 Likes   #24069
Senior Member




Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Washington
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 267
Picture taken last summer. Me and friend of mine were shooting shorebirds (mostly Greater Yellowlegs). We were at the water lever with front tripod legs in the water. We were so focused on Greater Yellowlegs that we almost missed this Great Blue Heron walking right in front of us...very very close. All I saw was the head of the Heron in the viewfinder. Sun was getting low creating a nice colorful background of the water and the grass in the distance.

Pentax K-50 and SMC 500mm f/4.5

1/1000, ISO-1600, f/11

12-15-2016, 11:15 PM - 2 Likes   #24070
Senior Member
apfhex's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Northern California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 117
Taken rather by accident, was trying to shoot this phoebe sitting on a drain pipe and was focused on that spot, only caught this at the very edge of the frame when it suddenly took off.

DA*300 + 1.4x TC at f/5.6, 1/640.

12-16-2016, 05:29 AM   #24071
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
WPRESTO's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Massachusetts
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 36,788
It's hard to tell for sure, the image being a bit OOF and blurred, but it looks as though the phoebe is about to snag a small insect on the wing, near the tip of its upper beak.
12-16-2016, 07:41 AM   #24072
Pentaxian




Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Fulton County, Illinois
Posts: 2,753
QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
It's hard to tell for sure, the image being a bit OOF and blurred, but it looks as though the phoebe is about to snag a small insect on the wing, near the tip of its upper beak.
I think you're right. And in fact I don't think the image is OOF. You're in focus on that insect! It's sharp. The bird isn't out of focus either, but blurred--it is obviously moving faster than the insect, because that's how it catches them.
12-16-2016, 08:21 AM - 8 Likes   #24073
Pentaxian
kengoh's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Singapore
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 2,476
White Collared Kingfisher in flight, shot with K3 + Sigma 500 F4.5



Green Magpie taking shower shot with K3 + DA*300



Below pics shot with habitat background
Hooded Pitta


Another pose


Bar-backed Partridge under low lighting/high iso


Jungle Fowl family under low lighting/high iso

Last edited by kengoh; 12-16-2016 at 08:43 AM.
12-16-2016, 08:29 AM - 3 Likes   #24074
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
UserAccessDenied's Avatar

Join Date: Jan 2015
Location: Maryland
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 1,674
Here's a shot from April.
We're losing daylight - my drive home from work now; the sun is already setting. I'll try to pull off the road and shoot, but even that is diminishing to meer minutes of available light!
During the winter months I devolve into a weekend shooter, not out of choice.
The most frustrating part is, I love the colors and sun angle this time of year.

I can't wait for this 2 week 'stay-cation' in a few days!

12-16-2016, 11:17 AM - 3 Likes   #24075
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
WPRESTO's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2010
Location: Massachusetts
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 36,788
Looks as though she's given in.
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
Soviet lenses club Voe Lens Clubs 3739 20 Hours Ago 05:28 PM
The Sigma Lens Club- All lenses Blue Lens Clubs 2256 4 Days Ago 04:20 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 01:37 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