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05-16-2019, 02:26 PM - 13 Likes   #31171
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Rose-breasted Grosbeak



Chipping Sparrow



Red-bellied Woodpecker




Chestnut-sided Warbler



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Warbler season is the best.
Palm Warbler:


Yellow Warbler


Blackpoll Warbler


Not a warbler, and not a very cooperative subject but the first I've seen in the neighborhood, a Scarlet Tananger. I left him alone after getting a couple images.
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Wood duck head shot
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Cross posted in the 300 plus club, and K-3 images and the TC club and The Yardbirds thread.

My buddy Doug came in for a visit. He was camping in the park and dropped in. He was telling us about an oriole that has been hanging around his yard. I went through my long tail of woe about how when I first started shooting birds, I had some Orioles (when I lived further south. But, my lens was the Sigma 70-300 and I really sucked at handling the 300mm end of that lens. But in the 10 years we've been here, we never saw an Oriole. Well yesterday these guys turned up. Tess rushed to get the feeders out for them. Spring i slate and it's going to be up to our feeders to keep them alive for a while.

So I said to my buddy, I hope I get another chance to get an Oriole. And the very next day, voila. The universe is unfolding as it should.



Two male hummingbirds. Our female hasn't made it yet and we are worried.

So I was dithering about this morning when I look out the window an there's an Oriole on the hanger for the hummingbird feeders. My K-3 was on the kitchen table with the Tamron 300 2.8 and F 1.7x AG adapter on it, I had to shoot through the kitchen window, but what the hey.

Orioles drink from hummingbird feeders, who knew?



I managed few more shoots before he left. Hope he comes back.









Mean while, I got a few images of the regulars....




And my white crowned sparrows are finally back. All the other sparrows came long ago.


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First time out with the 150-450. All shot at f5.6

Baltimore Oriole


Orchard Oriole. This was a lifer for me.




Female Black-throated Blue warbler. Never saw one before.


Least Flycatcher






Red-eyed vireo






Spotted sandpiper


Just a Robin...


Just a Blue Jay...


White-crowned sparrows are still around
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QuoteOriginally posted by jacamar Quote
Rose-breasted Grosbeak



Chipping Sparrow



Red-bellied Woodpecker




Chestnut-sided Warbler



K-3, DA*300mm, 1.4x TC
Excellent grosbeak image. This is the only image I have gotten for this spring migration of the Rose breasted grosbeak....
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05-18-2019, 04:16 AM   #31177
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
First time out with the 150-450. All shot at f5.6
That's really nice work for the first time out with a new lens.
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
First time out with the 150-450. All shot at f5.6
So is there going to be a "first impressions" type of post or a comparison with your 150-500?


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QuoteOriginally posted by stihlmania Quote
Excellent grosbeak image. This is the only image I have gotten for this spring migration of the Rose breasted grosbeak....
Thanks - there were about six Grosbeaks before that one that had their backs to me and wouldn't turn around!
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
So is there going to be a "first impressions" type of postOr a comparison with your 150-500?
Well the 150-500 is going on the marketplace tomorrow so...
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
Well the 150-500 is going on the marketplace tomorrow so...
So you're busting your butt trying to get the comparison done today?

All we want answered is the big question. Is the 150-450 better at 450 than the 150-500 is at 500mm. Is that too much to ask? How about an image of an margarine container taken at 50 meters with both lenses?

You can choose whatever kind of margarine you want. We will all respect you decision.

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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
So you're busting your butt trying to get the comparison done today?

All we want answered is the big question. Is the 150-450 better at 450 than the 150-500 is at 500mm. Is that too much to ask? How about an image of an margarine container taken at 50 meters with both lenses?

You can choose whatever kind of margarine you want. We will all respect you decision.
I can tell you that it's as good at f5.6 as the Sigma is at f8...and the Sigma is only f6.3...The only thing I miss is the OS, and even that not very much...
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Whatever lens (or combo) you used for photographing that swan, the results are beyond any criticism. Nice soft light, just what is needed to maintain some detail in the bright areas without losing in the shadows. BTW: It's almost certain the DA300mm + TC will have better IQ than the ATX Tokina, for all the latter is a decent lens and wonderfully compact for a 400mm.
Spot on, and here's the proof
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Blue-winged Warbler


Yellow Warbler


Olive-sided Flycatcher, lifer and rarity. He was really far out there...


Female Nashville Warbler






Orange-crowned Warbler. Second I've ever seen, rare here.








Chestnut-sided warbler


He had some kind of wound or sore on his face. Didn't stop him from singing.




Angry Blue-winged...


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Golden-headed Cisticola.
K-3 II, DFA 150-450, handheld. See exif for shot details.

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