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11-10-2014, 12:17 PM   #14176
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QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
However, take not that if you publish from Lr5 to flickr, any subsequently modified photos posted here will lose the link, that's quite annoying
I started a thread about this here: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/32-digital-processing-software-printing/2...ml#post3014264
if someone has a better solution, let me know. I am considering having my own web site to link image to other sites...
I upload to google plus, and copy url here. As long as I don't delete things they stay.

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First trip to Conowingo Dam this year, a long drive from our new home. I haven't been out in some time because of moving and shot these fast moving eagles at f5 - really needed f11. They were moving right in front of me, the older eagle chasing the younger one that caught a fish. Just getting them in the frame was difficult for me.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RockvilleBob Quote
First trip to Conowingo Dam this year, a long drive from our new home. I haven't been out in some time because of moving and shot these fast moving eagles at f5 - really needed f11. They were moving right in front of me, the older eagle chasing the younger one that caught a fish. Just getting them in the frame was difficult for me.
Great shots!
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QuoteOriginally posted by RockvilleBob Quote
Just getting them in the frame was difficult for me.
I can imagine--well done Bob!

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Here's one using a lens I really like DA 300 f4 - fortunately this one was not moving as fast as the two eagles above
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My Pentacon 300 has languished in the cupboard. Belatedly I have made a move, and took the mount to the local engineering shop. I instructed them to take down the shoulder by 1.3mm, to allow for some shimming to align the lens and for potential use with cameras with longer registration distance. The plated conducting flanged PK M42 adapter is 0.8mm thick.



Now I can mount and demount the camera with reasonable ease, the attachment is tight and the exposure compensation resides around +1-2eV, giving me a reasonable adjustment range, instead of locked on the top end at +3eV. Caveat: I normally suffer a mirror flop from the K-r after each shot (and I haven't dared try burst mode...! ).
Took advantage of a day of autumnal sunshine to take my usual test pics of the castle turrets. Sharpness already good from f4, and very little CA/fringing. But contrast was quite weak, improving markedly with stopping down. Memo: make a bigger hood.
Then I just needed the regular denizens of the creek on the south side of the castle to be reasonably cooperative: the ducks and the swan family. The pentacon has a vibration resisting mass and solidity on the tripod. Focus is inherently slow with a long focus throw, more so because the movement is a little stiff. Focus in the VF wasn't snappy - that weak contrast? - but I was still annoyed at a lot of front focussed shots, must bear that in mind next time. Mind you I don't have my split prism, it remained in the body I sent off for repair, but I am using the tenpa 1.36x. Best samples from the session:

f4


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f8


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QuoteOriginally posted by RockvilleBob Quote
First trip to Conowingo Dam this year, a long drive from our new home. I haven't been out in some time because of moving and shot these fast moving eagles at f5 - really needed f11. They were moving right in front of me, the older eagle chasing the younger one that caught a fish. Just getting them in the frame was difficult for me.
Nice action shots !

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Thanks for your suggestions Guys, but if you want to modify a photo from SmugMug or Google+, would the link be preserved ?


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I link to images from my SmugMug account but I've also used the "Manage Attachments" button below the "Post Reply" button. Just my $0.02.
I know Manage Attachment downloads a "copy" of our image directly into the PF structure... but we are limited in size, unless one purchase more space. I'd prefer to keep my photo in one central repository.

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I upload to google plus, and copy url here. As long as I don't delete things they stay.
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Conowingo Dam
The Baltimore Sun just did a feature on the eagles and photographers at the dam.
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Awesome shot. I like the battling ram shots you show very much.
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There have been some excellent shots on the last few pages keep up the good work. Here is my input from Stradbroke island and around the place lately. (havent posted in a while, too much school work :/ )

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Really love the Kingfisher shots. Can you provide IDs for the others? The last two are very different, ad that first raptor - I have not seen one like that fish before.
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Thanks crewl1. The raptor holding the fish (I think it might actually be a squid) is a whistling kite. They are pretty much everywhere in Australia and also eat pretty much every thing, however usually fish or rodents at sugar cane farms. The second eagle with the white head is a Brahminy kite. They are mainly water raptors but will still eat carrion and rodents, they are also usually very shy. The next image is of a Crested Tern which are quite common in breeding groups but they dont stay long. They grey bird flying is a Channel Billed Cuckoo, they are one of my favourites with their red eyes and barred tails. They are also quite large.last one is a noisy friar bird which are very common but also shy. They almost look like a minature vulture with the bald head and a funny bomp on their nose.

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