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10-11-2018, 12:52 PM - 20 Likes   #29956
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QuoteOriginally posted by zzeitg Quote
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Another three marvelous shots from that lens, Zzeitig!
10-11-2018, 01:35 PM   #29958
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Fine shots @zzeitg What lighting did you use, or was it just natural lighting?
BTW, you should X-post in the macro frog thread (doesn't need to be really macro).
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This pretty girl turned up at our place again.





Pursued by this guy.




All shots K-3 + FA*300 f4.5.

I tried using my Metz 58AF-1 hotshoe mounted flash, but it was too strong, even when I dialled it down. (I was using PTTL - maybe I should have gone manual, but I didn't want to waste time messing around with settings, and of course I would have lost HSS.) A big diffuser would have been nice, but hey this is wildlife and you don't get long. So I turned the flash off and used a slow shutter and higher-than-desirable ISO instead. Maybe some kind of flag or bounce on the flash would have been better. I'm thinking about a MagBounce, MagSphere or Rogue Flashbender. Any thoughts on these for wildlife in a situation like this?

The MagMod models are the obvious ones because I have the Magmod fresnel extender (MagBeam Wildlife kit) and leave the rubber mount on the flash. The MagBeam is good to concentrate the flash output, but that wasn't what I needed in this situation where I was fairly close (say 4-5m); even the bare flash was too much. What I needed was a diffuser of some kind.


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It was good morning to be out shooting. Leaves have started to fall, that means more light, and the sun was shining.

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Our last grackle, all the others seem to have left. I think he missed the wakeup call.


He got to the rail too late for the peanuts in the shell.(They disappear before I'm even done filling feeders.) He is some kind of annoyed. Sorry dude, you snooze, you lose.


This guy did very well on the peanuts however, no doubt he has a smirk on his face.


We still have lots of sparrows.






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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
It was good morning to be out shooting. Leaves have started to fall, that means more light, and the sun was shining.

Too many lens combos to list.





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Our last grackle, all the others seem to have left. I think he missed the wakeup call.


He got to the rail too late for the peanuts in the shell.(They disappear before I'm even done filling feeders.) He is some kind of annoyed. Sorry dude, you snooze, you lose.


This guy did very well on the peanuts however, no doubt he has a smirk on his face.


We still have lots of sparrows.






Great series!
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@normhead lovely shots
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I went back out in the afternoon, to try a second hand Tamron M&C 2x TC on the K-1.
My conclusion, the Pentax & Tamron 300 and F1.7x AF adapter or HD DA 1.4 TC on the K-3 gives me sharper images than the Tamron 300, Tamron 2x on the K-1. It's not that the images were bad from the Tamron 2x TC, it's that they weren't what I'm used to.

The difference between 500 and 600 isn't enough to make up for the 1.7x being much better optically than the Tamron 2x. But if you were looking for a solution that would save some money it might work out.



















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A few from the first batch from the marshes of Benzie County, Michigan nearing sunset. K-3/A400
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QuoteOriginally posted by lukulele Quote
A few from the first batch from the marshes of Benzie County, Michigan nearing sunset. K-3/A400
Sandhill Cranes?
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Sandhill Cranes?
Yes Dave. Actually had the Audubon field guide in the car. They were very tolerant of my movements. Nice to actually find something besides the usual suspects.
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Actually had the Audubon field guide in the car.
I'm so proud of myself. I've never seen one but they're legendary.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Canada_Rockies Quote
Another three marvelous shots from that lens, Zzeitig!
Thanks!

QuoteOriginally posted by Des Quote
Fine shots @zzeitg What lighting did you use, or was it just natural lighting?
BTW, you should X-post in the macro frog thread (doesn't need to be really macro).
Just natural lighting, Des.


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DA* 300 + DA 1.4x converter:

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DA* 300 + DA 1.4x converter:
Perfect timing on that shot, Greg.
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