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03-02-2014, 02:21 PM   #11431
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Thanks @RobG I'll check out the aviation group! I may have to relocate since my subjects lack feathers and interesting birds are few and fat between around me.
Any subject taken with a long lens is welcome here - in fact a few people have complained that the bird photos have taken over! I guess the thing is that one of the most common reasons for a long lens is to photograph birds, but personally I really like the heavier "birds" too. I haven't had the chance to photograph any planes recently, though.

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I was being a little sarcastic but forgot to throw in the smiley face afterward. I shot a few gigs worth of photos that I need to look more closely at but I'll post some here when I get through them.
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My latest Grey Jay session...







DA* 60-250 plus FA 1.7 TC
8 1/350/ ISO 400
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My latest Grey Jay session...







DA* 60-250 plus FA 1.7 TC
ƒ8 1/350/ ISO 400
Nice cute bird normhead.

---------- Post added 3rd Mar 2014 at 07:04 ----------

2 migratory birds shot yesterday.
This week has been quite happening, from what I know there are a total of 8 migratory birds landed in Singapore.

1. Red Legged Crake



2. managed to shoot thru when the bird is hidden inside the bushes, at iso 6400


3. Mangroove Pitta - my 1st time shooting, so it's a lifer to me.



4. the back view to reveal the red color backside


all shot with DA*300


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I didn't realize this was a birds and feathers only thread.........
It isn't but we do have some really avid birders with lenses of 300mm and more. I love their posts, but there are some other things in here. Not even necessarily flying stuff.
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Excellent photos, Norm and Ken. Shows what a high quality lens can do in the right hands.
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I didn't realize this was a birds and feathers only thread.........
Today with the DA* 60-250 and FA 1.7 TC


Previously with the A-400




















Feathers? We don't need no stinkin feathers.
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Mangroove Pitta - my 1st time shooting, so it's a lifer to me.
What a neat little birdie! Great shots!

Norm...Thanks for that handsome little squirrel!

Cleaning out some old files I ran across this one I shot with the Bigma on the K10D several years ago. My best ever Black Vulture shot. These guys are not like Turkey Buzzards, if they can't find something dead to eat, they will attack small animals.....even baby sheep or calves.




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What a neat little birdie! Great shots!

Norm...Thanks for that handsome little squirrel!

Cleaning out some old files I ran across this one I shot with the Bigma on the K10D several years ago. My best ever Black Vulture shot. These guys are not like Turkey Buzzards, if they can't find something dead to eat, they will attack small animals.....even baby sheep or calves.




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Really nice exposure for an all-black bird. You caught the highlights in the eyes well.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rupert Quote
What a neat little birdie! Great shots!

Norm...Thanks for that handsome little squirrel!

Cleaning out some old files I ran across this one I shot with the Bigma on the K10D several years ago. My best ever Black Vulture shot. These guys are not like Turkey Buzzards, if they can't find something dead to eat, they will attack small animals.....even baby sheep or calves.




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Excellent exposure, Rupert. I've never seen a black vulture. We have turkey vultures by the dozen 100 miles East of here, and I have some shots of them, but none as good as your black.
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Great photos Ken, Norm, and Rupert!

Ken, are you going to purchase the new Pentax 1.4 HD teleconverter? I know you have the Sigma 500mm f4.5 and Pentax DA*300mm so I was curious.
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something other than a bird...
k3 with sigma 500mm and tamron 1.4 teleconverter






k3 and sigma 500mm






I have no idea what kind of plane this is



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something other than a bird...
k3 with sigma 500mm and tamron 1.4 teleconverter
I have no idea what kind of plane this is
Some sort of ultralight seaplane. Maybe a Sea Ray LSX without a housing on the engine.
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
My latest Grey Jay session...







DA* 60-250 plus FA 1.7 TC
8 1/350/ ISO 400

Nice set!

---------- Post added 03-03-14 at 09:07 PM ----------

QuoteOriginally posted by kengoh Quote
Nice cute bird normhead.

---------- Post added 3rd Mar 2014 at 07:04 ----------

2 migratory birds shot yesterday.
This week has been quite happening, from what I know there are a total of 8 migratory birds landed in Singapore.

1. Red Legged Crake



2. managed to shoot thru when the bird is hidden inside the bushes, at iso 6400


3. Mangroove Pitta - my 1st time shooting, so it's a lifer to me.



4. the back view to reveal the red color backside


all shot with DA*300

Nice pictures! Sometime I wonder how they come up with the names for the birds.
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A few more from around the yard with the K-30 and 55-300 WR. The last few days have seen an explosion in bird activity. I'm getting better at sneaking up on the window without startling the birds . . . or else they're just getting used to me. I did miss my one chance to get a Bluejay in the snow and bright sun. I saw one at the feeder, but couldn't get back with the camera before it flew away. The Jays have been active and loud, but it is still tough to catch one at the feeder, for me at least. The one pic I did get was with a gloomy, overcast sky. The landscape with the Dwarf White Spruce was thrown in as a freebie, just 'cause I thought the scene looked cool.













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