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12-16-2016, 06:45 PM - 1 Like   #136
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I finally got my first keeper after getting my K-70 a couple of weeks ago, I'm not counting all the 'test' shots to make sure I had no front/back focus issues with my primes.

I'm impressed with how well it performed under adverse conditions as I was shooting into a very strong back-light (bright early afternoon sun plus snow) and through two panes of glass in the window! I was using my DA 55-300 at 300mm, f5.8 @ 1/750 sec and ISO 200. I had to do some PP work to tone down the highlights (bright snow), crop out unwanted stuff and bring up the detail in the bird but overall it came out OK.




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DA-L 55-300. Sooty Oystercatchers, Wilson's Promontory National Park, Victoria.






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Amazing image, @Pentax_WA Would be interested to hear how you did it.

More sample bird photos with the DA-L 55-300. These are all with the K-S2. AF and metering are not as good on this camera as on the K-3, but I find it a big improvement over the K-30.

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo:


Australian Magpie:


Superb Fairy-wren:


Little Wattlebird:


New Holland Honeyeater:






Leaden Flycatcher:


Masked Lapwing:


Pacific Gulls:




White-faced Heron:

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QuoteOriginally posted by Des Quote
Amazing image, @Pentax_WA Would be interested to hear how you did it.

More sample bird photos with the DA-L 55-300. These are all with the K-S2. AF and metering are not as good on this camera as on the K-3, but I find it a big improvement over the K-30.

Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo:


Australian Magpie:


Superb Fairy-wren:


Little Wattlebird:


Crescent Honeyeater (male):






New Holland Honeyeater:






Leaden Flycatcher:


Masked Lapwing:


Pacific Gulls:




White-faced Heron:
Des - I am furiously jealous with 1. how you even spot the variety of birds you do (especially the small ones) and 2: that you manage to get such great shots of them (again, especially of the little ones!!!)


Next time I am in Melbourne, gonna try and visit Gippsland. My sister and her family once lived in Newborough (near Morwell) and Moe. Long time since I was around there.

Have a very long-time friend in Melbourne (close friends since 1959) who is also a keen photograph (a la Nikon persuasion at the moment; think he once owned a Hasselblad) and we have promised each other a couple of photography hikes together next time I am down.

EDIT: now realise I was responding to a posting nearly 2 yrs old. No matter - comments still apply.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kh1234567890 Quote
Birds are boring ...
Great set. Colourful plumage on your preferred species. :-)

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Des - I am furiously jealous with 1. how you even spot the variety of birds you do (especially the small ones) and 2: that you manage to get such great shots of them (again, especially of the little ones!!!)
Thanks very much. But the successes aren't representative. For every hit are lots and lots of misses.

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Laughing Kookaburra. K-30 + DA-L 55-300 f4-5.8, processed with DxO PL4 + Nik Color Efex Pro.
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Common Wombat. K-30 + DA-L 55-300mm f4-5.8. Processed with DxO PL4 + Nik Color Efex Pro.
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Young Crimson Rosella. K-30 + DA L 55-300 at 300mm.
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Eastern Spinebills. K-3 + DA L 55-300 f4-5.8


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