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05-22-2018, 12:25 AM - 10 Likes   #28486
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Got a shot of a Kingfisher feeding on some fish today. The DFA 150-450 seals held up..... amazingly strong glass used on the water tower.





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A few Linnets taken from the drivers seat of a car with my K-3ii/FA*600mm F4 ED [IF]/Eckla window mount.









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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
My wife put her hat on me as a hat stand (sometimes I'm useful). and I did what I would have done with the DA 12-24. I just held the camera out and went CLICK. It didn't autofocus! what's wrong with my camera?
I'm thinking we might prefer the blur.
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QuoteOriginally posted by robtcorl Quote
I'm thinking we might prefer the blur.
If you saw my nose in focus, you would SURELY prefer the blur.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ducatigaz Quote
A few Linnets taken from the drivers seat of a car with my K-3ii/FA*600mm F4 ED [IF]/Eckla window mount.









Excellent detail. That 600 is nice...
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F*600/4 & Tamron 1.4x on K-3: Held up pretty well to some severe cropping.

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K 3 II + Smc PENTAX-DA* 300mm F4 ED [IF] SDM

coyote passing through the sage in Yellowstone
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Yellow headed blackbird









American coot. These critters are so ugly, they're cute.














Sigma 150-500 on a K5ii

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Peregrine Falcon Falco peregrinus - the tiercel ( male )

high above on rock spire over looking the Yellowstone River

and its mate on the egg filled nest far below
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White-crowned sparrow giving me the side-eye...



Orange-crowned warbler, a first for me.


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K 3 II + HD PENTAX-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 ED DC AW + HD Pentax-DA 1.4x AW AF Rear C

the male Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus in its elements, in this case - the white water of the LeHardy Rapids of the Yellowstone River

http://www.ducks.org/hunting/waterfowl-id/harlequin-duck
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote
the male Harlequin Duck Histrionicus histrionicus in its elements, in this case - the white water of the LeHardy Rapids of the Yellowstone River

Harlequin Duck: Waterfowl ID

I never realized a duck would take on rapids like that. Really interesting shot!
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QuoteOriginally posted by str8talk83 Quote
I never realized a duck would take on rapids like that. Really interesting shot!
thanks

they are a sea duck and float in and out of the white water diving after prey and standing on rocks

I found it quite difficult to get a good shot, here the male has just dived on the left of the female

moving target, white water you get the idea

they are found in Yellowstone for only a short period of time
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QuoteOriginally posted by Aslyfox Quote

they are found in Yellowstone for only a short period of time
So they drop by for some fast food?
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QuoteOriginally posted by r0ckstarr Quote
So you got the 150-450? How do you like it so far?

Yes… I sold my Sigma 150-500 and bought a new toy .
It's too early to adjudicate but my first impressions are positive. The AF seems to be decisive, accurate and fast. Zooming is quite firm, but that's just fine.
The only dilemma I have is related to ergonomy: how should I carry the lens? Normally I try to avoid holding the lens in the zoom or focus ring area, but the middle ring is full of switches and AF buttons.

I have to mention that now I need the right camera. I've dedicated my K-3 to DA560, so at the moment I'm using 150-450 on K-1 and that's not adequate. But next year we should get the new APS-C flagship and IMHO first then (when having the latest technology (fps, high ISO noise level, probably improved AF system…)) the 150-450 will show it's real capabilities.
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