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05-04-2022, 03:49 PM - 5 Likes   #1696
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These with my current most favorite birding combo. The K-3 III, HD 150-450 and HD 1.4x converter









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QuoteOriginally posted by chuck_c Quote
These with my current most favorite birding combo. The K-3 III, HD 150-450 and HD 1.4x converter
These are fantastic, I've tried to track swallows around a pasture, never have gotten any keepers
Especially like the ornithopter in the 4th frame,
Nicely done,
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QuoteOriginally posted by K-Three Quote
These are fantastic, I've tried to track swallows around a pasture, never have gotten any keepers
Especially like the ornithopter in the 4th frame,
Nicely done,
Thank you! I really have to give credit to the K-3 III. The AF upgrades in this new model are a game changer IMHO. My keeper rate has grown exponentially. In this particular scenario I was shooting from an observation deck right below a local dam. There was a wide open expanse above the creek about 30 feet below. It seemed that about a dozen or so swallows were making very wide sweeps as they chased each other around. It was actually quite entertaining. Also it was a clear sunny day so it was easy to keep the shutter speed up.

"ornithopter" That's great! Hope you don't mind if I use it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by chuck_c Quote
These with my current most favorite birding combo. The K-3 III, HD 150-450 and HD 1.4x converter
Swallows are a favorite of mine, but Iíve never been successful at getting any shots as nice as yours! Would you be willing to share your specific AF settings?

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Swallows are a favorite of mine, but Iíve never been successful at getting any shots as nice as yours! Would you be willing to share your specific AF settings?
Thank you! More than happy to share.


I am shooting in TAv mode using Back Button Focus.

In the Still Image Settings Menus >

In AF with Viewfinder >

AF Mode > AF.C
AF Active Area > Spot
AF Area Restriction > Off
1st Frame Action in AF.C > Release-priority
Action in AF.C Cont. > Focus-priority
Hold AF Status > Medium
Action When AF Fails > Drive Lens
AF Point Tracking in AF.C > Type 1
Subject Recognition > On
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Had stiffish wind as the ferry was docking the other night, this guy was trying to land on the boat to clean up some spilled popcorn, hovering into the wind.
K3III w/55-300HD, cropped about 50%
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In the Salish Sea with Maya's Legacy Whale Watching and Wildlife tour from Friday Harbor in San Juan Islands WA, as we slowed to approach an island when crew spotted a bald eagle on the ground

suddenly the cry went out that another bald eagle was overtaking us on the port side to land on the island

this photo was one of the ones I was able to grab as it went by

hand held on moving boat, crop and pp

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standing in the west field, when a red-tailed hawk overflew me - had the camera in hand, so figured 'why not?'






these turned out better than I had hoped....
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bald eagle lifted off of a tower and I finally located it in the viewfinder

eaglewings tour out of Victoria BC June 6
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