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10-24-2018, 04:13 PM   #30031
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SMC-K 400mm f5.6
Another from early this morning.
Pretty much blew everything on this one , but managed to have a learning experience on the lens.
Cropped about 50%
Mehhhh…..

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QuoteOriginally posted by swip Quote
Wonderful shots of a wonderful bird.

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I wish I have your skills to rescue lens like this. The images are great.
Thanks swip!

Sharing the third migrants that I caputed recently. A Ruddy KF, first sighted in 2015 (the year that I started into wildlife photography), IIRC it's never stopped over during 2016 and 2017. I'm so happy and glad to meet an old friend for about 10 minutes on last Thursday Taken with my K70 + DA* 300mm + HD TC 1.4..





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Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron



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I saw two Pine Siskins and others saw Redpolls today on Toronto's lakeshore - looks like the winter finches are moving south.
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Black shouldered kite, seen and photographed thanks to noelcmn.

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A Ruddy KF
That's some beak on a little KF! Lovely shots Luis.

Some water birds. K-S2 + DA 55-300 PLM at 300mm.

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Yesterday at Lakeview
K-r SOOC
SMC-K 400mm f5.6
Two are highly cropped
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Some portraits
Pentax K1 + DA* 300mm + HD 1.4x







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Banded mongoose. They travel in packs and are almost comic if they go bounding off when frightened.

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That's some beak on a little KF! Lovely shots Luis.

Some water birds. K-S2 + DA 55-300 PLM at 300mm.

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Pacific Black Ducks




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Very Nice ! Were all of these with the 55-300 PLM ? If so , Im pulling out all stops and getting one for my travel kit.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Joeberrio Quote
Some portraits Pentax K1 + DA* 300mm + HD 1.4x
Another outstanding series. Well done.
QuoteOriginally posted by Ronald Oakes Quote
Very Nice ! Were all of these with the 55-300 PLM ? If so , Im pulling out all stops and getting one for my travel kit.
Thanks Ronald. Yes they were all taken with the PLM. It's a well-corrected lens and the HD coatings make a difference (compared to my old DA-L 55-300 f4-5.8 for example). It's only f6.3 at 300mm, but if you back off to about 270mm the maximum aperture is f5.6 and the resolution is noticeably better (pixel peep images at 300mm and you'll see the limitations). Its real party trick is the very fast and quiet AF. It folds up to a compact size and it's light-weight, so I tend to take it everywhere. Resolution at the wider end is excellent, bokeh and rendering are pleasant, MFD less than a metre. There is much to like about it. It's not a replacement for a premium tele lens but it complements such a lens very well. But ... it won't work with the K-5 series or older models, so no go with your K-r.
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Looks as though that humming bird has been visited by the sandman.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Des Quote
Another outstanding series. Well done.

Thanks Ronald. Yes they were all taken with the PLM. It's a well-corrected lens and the HD coatings make a difference (compared to my old DA-L 55-300 f4-5.8 for example). It's only f6.3 at 300mm, but if you back off to about 270mm the maximum aperture is f5.6 and the resolution is noticeably better (pixel peep images at 300mm and you'll see the limitations). Its real party trick is the very fast and quiet AF. It folds up to a compact size and it's light-weight, so I tend to take it everywhere. Resolution at the wider end is excellent, bokeh and rendering are pleasant, MFD less than a metre. There is much to like about it. It's not a replacement for a premium tele lens but it complements such a lens very well. But ... it won't work with the K-5 series or older models, so no go with your K-r.
Wow ! Thanks for the detailed reply. Ive been looking hard at this lens for a while and its now on the "list" !
The K-r is a passing fancy , but I do have a K-1 and two KP's to play with so no problem there......Thanks !
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Spotted Owl, shot with the DA* 300 + DA 1.4x converter:

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QuoteOriginally posted by northcoastgreg Quote
Spotted Owl, shot with the DA* 300 + DA 1.4x converter:
Excellent capture.

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Some portraits
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Wow. You nailed all of them!

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A few from the last few weeks.


Brant


Wilson Snipe


Black Bellied Plover


Lesser Yellowleg with fish; having a hard time swallowing it. Didn't know they eat fish.


White Crown Sparrow


Cape May Warbler?


Red Tail Hawk. Must just had a big meal.

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