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02-27-2018, 01:55 PM - 3 Likes   #27706
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The male red-winged Blackbirds are back and practicing their raucous "song". Usually an early sign of Spring, but they may be in for a surprise as winter surely can't be finished with us yet.



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Great moon tonight. I braved the "beast from the east" cold spell in the garden to take this (stop giggling you guys in Canada/NY/Minnesota etc etc sub zero C is news here...). My big slik sl67 tripod, remote shutter, Samsung NX20. Lens was at f11


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Standing behind the audience with a long lens

I've been subscribing to a local radio station for several years and started taking photos of their plays back in 2013 as practice for me. To stay out of everyone's way I need the long lens and the DA*300 worked a treat on the K5 and the 150-450 enabled me to maintain distance to avoid distracting those watching. This scene was from the end of the play and being in the right place worked a treat.



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This fine tuning is driving me crazy its so bad once you get your camera set the main controls like iso aperture etc are useless

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Good catch, but I'd try stopping down to f11 with that x-300 zoom lens kombivan, should sharpen up a level. Bump the iso to 800 to compensate and keep a 1/x000 shutter speed, almost all my birding is at asa800 on my K5, it's one of the strengths of the model there is virtually no noise at 800. You could also try backing off the zoom a tad to ~280mm to see if that makes a discernable difference.

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QuoteOriginally posted by str8talk83 Quote
Thanks for sharing. I have a spot that is perfect for "from the car" shots. My gear is light enough to shoot handheld, but I dream of owning one of the super-telephoto lenses someday.
I used to dream that until a forum member pointed out that owning a heavy lens can make your life miserable.

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I have a light a middle weight and a heavy weight. and I like the heavy weight even though the light weight is easier. And Thank you Marcus for the comments there were 2 osprey on that branch but I over exposed them. Too much Iso. I was lucky to get that shot. My other cameras istd and km were set up right from word go so I never played with them where as these s/h cameras I have to go through everything then learn how to use the iso as well these cameras are so different.
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My stealthy hybrid car was working well today. I managed to creep up on this Redwing. K-3ii/FA*600mmF4ED[IF]/Eckla window mount.






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Top shots as always Gaz
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