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04-02-2014, 07:18 PM   #691
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larry beautiful stuff!!!!
my hawk popped into the yardf for the first time...had the q, qk adapter setting 1, iso 125, 2 sec delay...1/15 second, -0.7 bias ..now that they changed flickr I have no idea how to load a picture
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pearsaab/13593476944/player/





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Nice stuff Larry, that little hummer almost looks like a fish, the tripod really helps with sharpness I can't get that good hand held. That osprey looks like he is looking at you as prey.
Thanks Hans. Those Hummingbirds stretch and preen a lot and get in funny poses for sure.
The osprey is young and hadn't figured what was food or not yet. I got a similar look from a young Cooper's hawk previously too.

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larry beautiful stuff!!!!
my hawk popped into the yardf for the first time...had the q, qk adapter setting 1, iso 125, 2 sec delay...1/15 second, -0.7 bias ..now that they changed flickr I have no idea how to load a picture
https://www.flickr.com/photos/pearsaab/13593476944/player/
Hi Amy those shots of the hawk are awesome, nice work with the 500!
I appreciate the distance perspective too, that was far away.

I haven't tried to figure out Flickr yet either. Been using photo-bucket more.

@boriscleto put some instructions here regarding the new flickr sharing https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/3-site-suggestions-help/255840-suggestion...ml#post2762132

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work has the old format




the hawk is behind the pond in skinny tree lined up with bird bath





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work has the old format
Nice! Looks like it just had lunch

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Nice! Looks like it just had lunch
it did..it got a frog and i have it on video
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That is an excellent photo, Amy. I've not come anywhere close to getting such a great pic when using a telephoto on the Q.

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my hawk popped into the yardf for the first time
Look at that beautiful red shoulder.
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That is an excellent photo, Bram. I've not come anywhere close to getting such a great pic when using a telephoto on the Q.
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Look at that beautiful red shoulder.
thanks guys...i got my training from larry (crewl) and a few others...just has to be a bird that isn't moving too much that allows you time to manual focus and then doesn't move too much after you do that, and you have a rock solid tripod

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and you have a rock solid tripod
No kidding! 2750mm @ 1/15 sec, that's crazy
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thanks guys...i got my training from larry (crewl) and a few others...just has to be a bird that isn't moving too much that allows you time to manual focus and then doesn't move too much after you do that, and you have a rock solid tripod

amy
Sorry for getting your name wrong in my post . . . I fixed it.
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Sorry for getting your name wrong in my post . . . I fixed it.
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work has the old format




the hawk is behind the pond in skinny tree lined up with bird bath





Wonderful work. I cannot see exif information, so wondering if you could say which lens, focal distance, etc.
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Wonderful work. I cannot see exif information, so wondering if you could say which lens, focal distance, etc.
Amy uses a Sigma 500mm f4.5 prime lens.
At position 1 on the adapter the resulting aperture may be f5.6 or f6.3
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Pentax 110 50mm @ f4.5

I have stopped this lens down using a ringbinder ring like I had previously done with the 18mm (post 661) and the 24mm. I have made major technological improvements though- I now also felttip black most of the sticky side leaving just a 1mm rim to stick to the back lens surround. This ups the contrast just that little bit more. The ring stops the lens down one and a bit stops- therefore f4.5. Another modification to the lens is sticking a 40.5 filter thread (uv filter with the glass knocked out) to it and then fitting a very tight hood on. I think these lens may have reasonably good coatings anyway.
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DA 50-200 WR f4-5.6

I recently picked up a DA 50-200 WR with intentions of using it mostly with my Qs. I previously had a non WR version, but gave it to a friend along with my K100 DS and my original DA 18-55 so she'd have a versatile overall kit.

I think the DA 50-200 has gotten something of a bad rap by reviewers and users. I've always liked the lens and thought it was easily one of the top three xx-200ish consumer zooms ever released for Pentax (along with the A 70-210 f4 and the F 70-210 f4-5.6. The DA has a wider FL range and is considerably smaller and lighter than those other two, and is, IMO, an excellent consumer grade long tele zoom.

Most diving birds, in my experience, are pretty shy, and rarely get close to shore when anyone's around on the shoreline. They like to keep their distance -- usually 30-50 feet at least, and this makes them hard to shoot unless you have some pretty big glass on a DSLR. My max FL setup is a 300/2.8 + 1.4x TC + 1.7x AFA to get 714mm f6.7 (and almost 9 lbs, not including the tripod and gimbal). At 200mm on the Q, I get a similar FOV at about 1/2 stop faster max aperture and the whole thing, with Hoodman loupe and OEM adapter weighs about one lb total. In the past, I've gotten better images with a DSLR and the big glass, but they were really not that much better, and it took many times more effort for such a small gain in IQ.

These were shot in jpeg, PP'd to taste using Topaz DeNoise and InFocus, and downsized to 1024 on the long side. I used Av priority and set the adapter aperture to about "1". All were handheld, some standing unsupported, and some sitting with my elbows braced on my knees. SR was set to 200mm.













I'd say, considering how brutal the Q is with adapted lenses, this is pretty good performance. I'll not hesitate to use this lens with the Q if I need to sacrifice a bit of reach from the DA 55-300 and save a little space in the bag.

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