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04-19-2016, 01:11 PM - 5 Likes   #1
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Osprey at 300m with a telescope (3091mm)

Telescope = ORION 80 EDT 480mm f6 (Triplet Apo)
+ Tele Converter x1.4, the venerable Nikon TC14B, now 672mm
+ Pentax Q7
= 3091mm.eq. 24x36

The safety distance for an Osprey nest is...300m.
...Not very good for photography.

But, here it is : JPEG OOC + sharpen for web forum.

(other thread with this gear : )

General view eq. 40mm 24x36 (Standard 02 5-15mm)

Crop 100%, the nest, Mrs, Mr


Mrs wants to play : Call of Duty

Mr knows his duty

Mr is a Man


Mr is an Artist


Mr is in need for a cigarette

04-19-2016, 01:26 PM   #2
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That's some crazy reach you've got there! All to watch a pair of birds shagging ...
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No doubt it also took a LOT of patient work out there in the field to get those results.
04-19-2016, 04:39 PM   #4
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Astounding pictures!

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Someone hide this thread before Otis finds it, poor Rupert is going to have to buy another bottle of glass cleaner otherwise.
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And maybe the camera mounted on a cement pier to reduce vibration?
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Phenix jc, freakin' awesome shots! Incredible series! You are taking reach to the maximum. Very sharp lens/teleconverter combo. Even with the ultra sharp lens combo, it is amazing the atmosphere was so stable, allowing such sharp images.
Thanks for sharing.

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