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01-02-2020, 11:36 PM   #1801
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I sneaked a KP in late last year.... but only started taking photos with it yesterday...

Trying my F*300/4.5 as part of the "single in" this month. New Holland honeyeater.... both at f6.3, iso 1,000


Stunning images. At first I did not eve see the bird, so impressive the flowers.

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Yeah I get that..... much the same here. For what it is worth..... lots of birds tend to have a fixed pattern of behaviour.... especially those feeding on flowering plants.... these ones have a final end of day pattern of behaviour..... dropping in on these plants about 30 minutes before sunset as part of their evening meal before retiring.

This is from a couple of years ago... K1 image with DFA 150-450.... fresher flower and better light.... and off course I jagged the intense stare.
Love that Stare!!


Yes, I have certainly observed some "predictable" behaviour patterns with the local birds. Even dragonflies - even when you startle them off a particular twig, if you wait, they will often come back to the same perch. That 150-450 lens shot is very good - -would love to be able to afford that lens.

EDIT: By the way, the flowers in these shots of yours are also very attactive.


I have just posted one of my shots of this bird I took in December just gone, if you are interested. Clicking on the image will take you to 3 shots taken close together:
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
I sneaked a KP in late last year.... but only started taking photos with it yesterday...
Trying my F*300/4.5 as part of the "single in" this month. New Holland honeyeater.... both at f6.3, iso 1,000
Love the light, colors and dark background!! Great shots.
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I went for a walk with my wife to enjoy what I felt like the first sunny weekend since forever. KP and 55-300 PLM at 300mm, F/6.3, ISO 800, AF-S, center focus point.
I was shooting the bird while it was on a tree branch, but it took off, I managed to follow, refocus and trigger. This was roughly 1FPS and I took 3 shots shown in chronological order. I wasn't expecting much but was surprised to find that I liked the first one.


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Man, such excellent images here. Damn good photography, but also speaking to how excellent is the KP.

Iím certainly loving mine to bits. I got this yesterday, using my Plastic Fantastic DA 35/2.4 on my KP, shooting a bumblebee:



Bumbling Bee by -Occasionally Focused-

Iím very very pleased. Thereís a little crop but not too much, and the resolution of the KP has certainly meant it suffered not at all for the crop.
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Nice shots. The KP holds its fame as one of the best cameras for low light high ISO shots. Thanks for sharing
Thanks!
However, they are all in ISO100
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QuoteOriginally posted by noelpolar Quote
I sneaked a KP in late last year.... but only started taking photos with it yesterday...

Trying my F*300/4.5 as part of the "single in" this month. New Holland honeyeater.... both at f6.3, iso 1,000


Great shots.

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A local resident checking out the newcomers (me) to the neighborhood.



I liked his markings.



And a pretty sunset reflected in my homeís window.



The lizard photos were taken with the DA300 and DA1.4 TC. The sunset with the DA16-85, which is on the camera most of the time. I had trouble with most of the lizard photos - I was hand-holding which is a bit of a reach for me. Most of the photos I took have the focus just behind the lizardís head, on the neck or the back rather than the face. I think it was because of my technique or possibility because the focus point is fairly large, though itís possible the combination is back-focusing slightly. I need a better subject than a desert lizard sunning itself on a fire-ring rock to tell. These were the best, the first one is significantly cropped.
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Some shots with the DFA 150-450





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and a couple with the Vivitar 100/2.8 macro. Both at ISO 5000, de-noised in DXO but really didn't need it.



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A fishy shot with my KP and the Bower 8mm FE. 2 foot railway roundtable.
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QuoteOriginally posted by kwb Quote
I went for a walk with my wife to enjoy what I felt like the first sunny weekend since forever. KP and 55-300 PLM at 300mm, F/6.3, ISO 800, AF-S, center focus point.
I was shooting the bird while it was on a tree branch, but it took off, I managed to follow, refocus and trigger. This was roughly 1FPS and I took 3 shots shown in chronological order. I wasn't expecting much but was surprised to find that I liked the first one.


Northern flicker(s) by k kwb, on Flickr
Both those shots are very good, but like you, I like the first one especially. Most BIF shots have some wing extension, but the first one caught the bird with its wings to its body, as if it is doing a horizontal dive. The first thought I had when seeing that shot was "Like a bullet!"

Great shooting!
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With the DA 35 Ltd:
Superb abstract image. Can look at it for hours.
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