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01-08-2018, 11:56 PM - 3 Likes   #27226
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QuoteOriginally posted by stihlmania Quote
With the 400 at f 2.8, the depth of field can be measured in inches when focused between 15 [minimum distance is 14] and 20 feet!! F/8 is where I normally want the f stop for depth of field. I am still learning to forget my film ways! Haha!
Be careful you don't become reliant on guess work and never forget the film techniques as this system was built on top of the film system. You might be confusing different techniques for different types of photography eg this photo attached I use a totally different technique to the guys taking bird shots. I also see an over use in depth of field some photos require a story behind them such as landscape to tell more about the animal and some of these guys are amazing the way they get a photo together, there are some really exceptional photographers in here. I took over 100 shots this morning and only 3 wern't usable because I turned 90 degrees and shot 3 without checking my settings I could save the 3 but I haven't decided on that yet.

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Yellow-tailed Black-cockatoo feeding on cypress. Doesn't pay to be underneath when they abandon the cone. K-S2 + DA-L 55-300.

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Showing off for any passing female - - of course.
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A whole lot of seed cracking is going on around here.
300* f4, 1/1000, 1600 ISO, cropped





I dug out a Sigma MF 400mm f5.6 that I bought about 5 years ago, mainly to use on the original Q with adapter.
Been awhile since I've shot manual.
Looks like I'll keep it for playtime with the Q, or sell it.





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A seeker of Suet. A/400 just before the K-5 shutter/battery depleted syndrome terminated operations. RIP K-5
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Sorry to hear about your dead K5. Nice shots to go out on.
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Pierre has learned to climb over the plate. Rupert would have been amused -- not surprised, amused. Can anyone out there definitely tell me exactly what breed of squirrel Pierre is?

I have been reliably informed that Pierre is an American Red Squirrel. Thanks!
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01-09-2018, 03:15 PM - 6 Likes   #27233
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One from yesterday, one from today. K-3 II + A 400/5.6





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Looky there Mike. A tourist with a tele. Let's run the other way with out tails up to show him what we think.
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This buck will be ready next year to compete for the females. SR off!
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Looky there Mike. A tourist with a tele. Let's run the other way with out tails up to show him what we think.
Tuff looking customers there. How far away were you?
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Tuff looking customers there. How far away were you?
Cannot remember the distance precisely - took an awful lot of wildlife pictures during that tour - but I'm pretty sure the Bigna was out to 500mm (I'd have to look @ the EXIF and it's on a different computer) and the image is cropped somewhat. We were in a little tour bus (mini van size) so no danger. They do not allow tourists out of the vehicles anywhere near the animals. I don't think warthogs are especially dangerous, but lions & leopards (not cheetah), buffalo, baboons, rhino, elephants, prudent to remain in the vehicle.
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It's a throw-away photo, I know.

But. This starling was about 40 yards away. I was leaning out the window, shooting handheld. Some atmospheric disturbance, as it was about 15F outside and 70F inside, I could see the air ripple as the heat escaped through the open window. Cropped away 75% of the frame, resized and sharpened for web, no other PP. The old Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 200-500mm F5.6 (31A) + Tamron Adaptall 140F 1.4X TC on my K-3 II. Perhaps I am easily impressed, but I'm impressed.
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It was 2 years ago this month when I got my 300* lens, this was one of my first test shots with it using my K-S2.

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nice thing about the St. Louis Zoo where I took this photo

is that there you don't pay to go in only for certain " extras "

Home :: Saint Louis Zoo
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