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11-10-2013, 07:32 PM   #871
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Nicely shot Larry, I like the composition. That 300 is really sharp and that Q7 seems to work well with it.
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Thanks Hans.
I now need to experiment t with the Sigma 50-500 and see if the larger sensor of the Q7 will fix some of the fuzziness I used to get from that lens.

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Wow Larry. That's some setup
What's that arm you're using to hold everything up?
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Wow Larry. That's some setup
What's that arm you're using to hold everything up?
Thanks. It is a Tomohawk gimbal from promediagear.
Here is my post about it.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/22-pentax-camera-field-accessories/242011...-hardware.html
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Super capture crewl1. Q7 is looking mighty fine.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Cross post from long lens thread.

Great Egret
Yes quite a sophisticated set of equipment, I can hardly see the bird in the first picture. Impressive.

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QuoteOriginally posted by barondla Quote
Super capture crewl1. Q7 is looking mighty fine.
QuoteOriginally posted by arnold Quote
Yes quite a sophisticated set of equipment, I can hardly see the bird in the first picture. Impressive.
Thanks folks.

Here is another great egret shot from a closer distance also with Q7 and DA*300.

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Here is another great egret shot from a closer distance also with Q7 and DA*300.
Nice detail and the soft light is perfect on that white plumage.

I think this is a Calliope Hummingbird (female). I've asked for an ID in the birding group; anyone here have an opinion?




DA* 300 on original Q; moderate crop.
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QuoteOriginally posted by crewl1 Quote
Thanks folks.

Here is another great egret shot from a closer distance also with Q7 and DA*300.

I love your egrets as always, jealous! I've moved to a way worse place for bird photography, except for some lovely ravens, so don't expect any bird shots from me anymore.
QuoteOriginally posted by baro-nite Quote
Nice detail and the soft light is perfect on that white plumage.

I think this is a Calliope Hummingbird (female). I've asked for an ID in the birding group; anyone here have an opinion?




DA* 300 on original Q; moderate crop.
That one cool little fellow.
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QuoteOriginally posted by baro-nite Quote
Nice detail and the soft light is perfect on that white plumage.

I think this is a Calliope Hummingbird (female). I've asked for an ID in the birding group; anyone here have an opinion?

DA* 300 on original Q; moderate crop.
Wow Baronite that is great detail on those tiny feathers.

I can't tell what most of the females or juveniles are myself so I won't be any help on ID.
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I love your egrets as always, jealous! I've moved to a way worse place for bird photography, except for some lovely ravens, so don't expect any bird shots from me
Thanks VisualD. I hope we still get some pictures from you. Best wishes on your move.
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QuoteOriginally posted by baro-nite Quote
Nice detail and the soft light is perfect on that white plumage.

I think this is a Calliope Hummingbird (female). I've asked for an ID in the birding group; anyone here have an opinion?




DA* 300 on original Q; moderate crop.
This is amazing detail. What kind of PP did you do?
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This is amazing detail. What kind of PP did you do?
A straightforward raw conversion, just some highlight recovery, color temp adjustment, and capture sharpening, then some layer blending in GIMP -- a combination of Multiply and Soft Light blend modes (using masks derived from a grayscale copy of the image itself), to tone down the highlights and bring up the iridescent greens and the microcontrast in the plumage. Another slight sharpening after resizing for web.
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