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A mother cheetah with her single surviving cub following at a respectful distance. They settled for a while watching nearby impala, then the female set out stalking and again her cub followed at non-interfering distance.

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QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote

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.
Last week during the cold spell here I had the same happen, first time for me, as I shot pictures from inside my bay window at the bird feeder. Strange looking bokeh and even stranger looking birds!
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QuoteOriginally posted by stihlmania Quote
Last week during the cold spell here I had the same happen, first time for me, as I shot pictures from inside my bay window at the bird feeder. Strange looking bokeh and even stranger looking birds!
It was a couple days prior to my starling photo that I figured out what a huge problem that is. I had a few nice snaps of a titmouse singing its heart out, all mush due to air turbulence.
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A mother cheetah with her single surviving cub following at a respectful distance. They settled for a while watching nearby impala, then the female set out stalking and again her cub followed at non-interfering distance.
Love these!

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These were during a March snow last year, all with the 300*
March is usually one of our snowiest months and I like it then, it doesn't stick around long.






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Rufous-capped Babbler, taken during my year end trip at Taiwan ROC, K70 paired with Sigma HSM 150-500mm.



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What a cute and cheerful-looking little bird!
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It was a dark and stormy day...

A lot of rain today. So I decided to try out the combo of Tamron Adaptall-2 SP 300mm f/2.8 LD IF (360B) + Pentax Rear Converter-A 1.4X-S on my K-3 II. Shooting either wide open or half-stop down, definitely a challenge!





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QuoteOriginally posted by Pentaxians Quote
Rufous-capped Babbler
Wonderful photos!
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By human standards, not very pretty.
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By human standards, not very pretty.
And yet, I think we can all appreciate your photo, warts and all!
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5 years ago, 300mm end of the DA 55-300 on the K-01.
This big twin river birch became history last year when we had it cut down due to the constant mess it created.
I miss it for the flocks of goldfinch it brought when the seeds ripened, but I do not miss the mess.



K-5, 300mm end of the 55-300, cropped.

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Titmice coming to the feeder the past Spring.
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My first crack at something very far away. Orion Nebula with the K-1 and DA*300. Tracked single 68 sec exposure.
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QuoteOriginally posted by SteveinSLC Quote
My first crack at something very far away. Orion Nebula with the K-1 and DA*300. Tracked single 68 sec exposure.
The DA*300 is very capable when it comes to Astrophotography. I did this 6min exposure last week (K-70 with GPS, ISO1600, 35x10sec, stacked with DeepSkyStacker, PP'ed using PixInsight):


If you haven't been there yet, you should visit the Astrophotography group
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/groups/135-astrophotography/

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