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09-20-2019, 10:20 AM   #1051
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The beak looks like a turkey's, and not at all like a vulture's to me. It looks rather pale for a North American wild turkey, but there can be individuals that vary highly from the typical color deepness, hue, or pattern of their species.

We used to have a rather blond red fox around here. About the only way to know it was a red fox was that it had the white tale tip they have, and that its body and head shape, including the ears, had the red fox shape, which is clearly different from the local gray foxes..

09-20-2019, 03:46 PM   #1052
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QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
I was wondering the same thing. I was thinking either a female turkey or a vulture of some kind.
I came across a gaggle of Wild Turkeys. They all ran away, except this one that flew into a tree. Common sight in South Dakota.
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Pentax Q-S1 w/Tamron 55B SP 500mm/8 mirror, no crop.

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Great shot, Rick! Got a question for you. Did you convert this image to grayscale, or is it still in color? Reason why I ask is, whenever I take photos of the moon, I make sure to leave them in color. It is actually possible to detect fine color shadings in the various features of the moonscape. But I can't really detect any color in your photo, which is why I ask.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
Great shot, Rick! Got a question for you. Did you convert this image to grayscale, or is it still in color? Reason why I ask is, whenever I take photos of the moon, I make sure to leave them in color. It is actually possible to detect fine color shadings in the various features of the moonscape. But I can't really detect any color in your photo, which is why I ask.
Thanks! Yes, itís converted to b&w. Iíll try a re-edit and see what I can do keeping it in color.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rmcnelly Quote
Pentax Q-S1 w/Tamron 55B SP 500mm/8 mirror, no crop.

This is excellent!
09-24-2019, 12:27 PM   #1057
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QuoteOriginally posted by cooltouch Quote
Great shot, Rick! Got a question for you. Did you convert this image to grayscale, or is it still in color? Reason why I ask is, whenever I take photos of the moon, I make sure to leave them in color. It is actually possible to detect fine color shadings in the various features of the moonscape. But I can't really detect any color in your photo, which is why I ask.
Here are some links to colourful moon images, including tips on how to shoot and process such shots:

Gallery Johannes Schedler

The Colors of the Moon
Shooting the Moon in colours - the RAW vs Jpeg lunar experiment.
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Hmm, looks like somebody just jammed up the saturation slider in their processing software. I prefer my unadulterated photos. Pale blues and yellows are quite visible in the below shot.

Tamron 55BB, Sony NEX 7 @ ISO 100:


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QuoteOriginally posted by Thagomizer Quote
Here are some links to colourful moon images, including tips on how to shoot and process such shots:

Gallery Johannes Schedler

The Colors of the Moon
Shooting the Moon in colours - the RAW vs Jpeg lunar experiment.

Mmm, Iím clearly not a fan of those images.
09-25-2019, 11:09 AM - 1 Like   #1060
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I just found this thread.
I have the Spiratone Minitel 500mm f:8 lens. Not a huge fan, I like what it tries to do. I wish it wasn't so soft. I take lots of pics of the moon with it and its just soft. I try to sharpen the pics in post, Not real bad, and not real good.
Here is the last moon I shot from Fri the 13th

Post #1053 above has a nice shot. I like the look the Tamron 55B SP makes.
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Can a telescope qualify here? The above photo was made with my Sky-Watcher BK 1145 (500 mm f4.4) and Pentax Q. Few frames stacked in Registax.
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Spiratone Minitel 500mm f:8 lens
Sell the spiratone, get a tamron,
10-01-2019, 07:14 AM   #1063
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QuoteOriginally posted by marcusBMG Quote
Sell the spiratone, get a tamron,
Regardless of the mirror lens, it's tricky to get focus that's spot-on. (Speaking from experience).
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I agree entirely - particularly with poor iq mirrors, magnify the LV and you are looking at magnified mushiness...
It is certainly true that trying to discriminate focus by eye at f8 has an inherent imprecision. What you see as best focus/what the focus cues tell you is best focus can still prove to be slightly off when viewed on screen. Focus bracketing can help.

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That's right, but when you do, with Tamron the photos are much better.
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