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06-05-2019, 07:15 AM   #31261
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1000mm. Is that like the proverbial 10 foot pole?

06-05-2019, 07:26 AM - 21 Likes   #31262
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White crowned plover. All these shots taken with DA*300 F4 handheld and mostly cropped as well. This area near the Kwando river in Namibia's Zambezi region is wonderful for birds and for us desert dwellers a part of the country with greenery and permanent water. Paradise




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African Darter Called slanghals ( snake neck ) in Afrikaans
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A few pics from the last couple of weekends.

American toad.


Mallard ducklings


Purple Martin
06-05-2019, 02:04 PM - 4 Likes   #31264
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I had a go at taking a couple of pictures of a Peregrine on a aerial mast on top of a 6 storey building. K-5/A*1200mm F8 ED[IF]/Gitzo 5532LS. I had to get on my knees to get to the viewfinder of the camera.








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Some birds of the unfeathered kind ... The Red Arrows flying display team were at the Portsmouth UK D-Day 75th. Anniversary commemorations today 5th. June. Her Majesty The Queen, President Trump and German Chancellor Angela Merkel may have been impressed.


DA*300 and K-3. If the SDM on my DA*60-250 hadn't failed during the session, I might have done better...





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When your boat gets too close to The Queen and Pres. Trump at the D-Day 75th. Anniversary commemorations, nearby on the sea front at Portsmouth... the Special Boat Service will come to get you. Taken from about 1.1 miles distant with Pentax K-3 and DA*300mm lens handheld (100% crop).

I had no idea this was in one of my photos of the Red Arrows fly-past, until today. Note the security watch Tower in the background!





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There was a video a few years ago of protesters in a canoe being surrounded by RCMP boats during the G7 in Huntsville.

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A couple of fairly plain look-alikes - but their calls are very different.

Least Flycatcher



Willow Flycatcher

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K-3 and Tamron 300 2.8 with F 1.7x AF adapter

Chipping sparrow


American goldfinch
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Went out again today to shoot some portraits of this magnificent bird: black swan.

ISO 1600, F5.6, 1/1000s, 600mm (a better quality version of the image can be found here https://ibb.co/tXJb3Jr )



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QuoteOriginally posted by Dan Rentea Quote
Went out again today to shoot some portraits of this magnificent bird: black swan.

ISO 1600, F5.6, 1/1000s, 600mm (a better quality version of the image can be found here IMG-6813 ? imgbb.com )

Great use of hyperfocal DoF control to keep everything in focus from the tip of the beak to the behind the eye.
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a few from the "old days".

In retrospect, the Pentax K3 was a very nice camera. A true classic, for the first time I could seriously crop
In a way, I regret that the K3 replacement came too late for me to have the patience and trust waiting for it. The DA560 was such a unique lens, especially for distant subjects, it was tremendous due to its much maligned telescope-like construction.

These were with the lens I had before the DA560, the Sigma 500/4.5

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Got an DA* 300 from a fellow member and tried it out today.
The photos were taken with a K-1 with the HD 1.4x TC. Slightly cropped to take out the vignette.

Ruddy Turnstone. A beautiful bird.



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