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11-16-2010, 05:18 PM   #226
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11-16-2010, 05:49 PM - 1 Like   #227
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Black Vultures




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Ruby-throated Hummingbirds - exif intact on all images. All shots with K20D and DA*300

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More hummingbird images here, including plant names, if you're interested.... Ruby-throated Hummingbirds... and Blooms That Attract Them Photo Gallery by Bud at pbase.com
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Bud, great hummingbirds as usual! But those vulture pictures are really nice, maybe because we don't see them as well. You may need to throw some carrion in the yard to attract them also!
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Yeah those vultures look great, ditto for the hummingbirds.

Don't know if I've posted any of these yet...

Starling coming in for a landing.



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I posted this one, but not here. I think it was in Post Your Photos last week. Great Blue Heron taking off.



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Can't remember where I posted this one, I think it was in POTW last week but not sure...Great White Egret taking off.



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Two hawks fighting in midair while a third looks on. Notice the foot sticking up, the lower one is upside down...they did this several times, this was the only picture I got of it, the others were out of focus.



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In summer I shot this image of an eagle in Brandenburg/Germany with an (half eaten) fish. I had to react fast (I was actually fishing there and not taking pictures).

I got the idea, that 200mm is just not enough...

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I got the idea, that 200mm is just not enough...
Nope, 200mm is not enough. I've been shooting 300mm and want more...400?? 500???

That hawk shot is still nice, and I got some good shots with my 200mm, but now the 300 is almost always on the camera, mainly for birds...

I was discussing this with a friend a few days ago, we were pretty much in agreement that if we got 600mm lenses we'd both want 700...

This is a rokinon 75-300 at full zoom, 300mm. Barely pulled these pelicans in enough for a decent shot (but not exceptional by any means). They were maybe 150 feet up.



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These geese were much higher, 200-300 feet, the 300mm got a barely acceptable shot, cropped at 1600x1200 and resized to 1024x768 for web viewing. (both pictures cropped the same) This is just barely acceptable - noisy, very little detail, but it did stop motion...I also had to sharpen both at 20% to clean things up a bit.



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This Cormorant did a lot better, but it was also a lot closer, 75 feet or so, and I managed to get better focus than either of the previous shots too. Same 75-300 Rokinon, f8 I think, same 1600x1200 crop resized. No sharpening used.



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If I can ever afford it, I'll definitely be looking at longer glass, I have several good locations here and a couple of them see lots of water bird action, but they don't often get close. Ducks by the thousands in winter, if the place ever fills up (we need at least 6" more rain) geese all over the local fields, egrets, herons, hawks, eagles and lots of small birds like Kinglets and Goldfinches. It's a blast sometimes. But the 300mm barely does the trick when they are 100 feet away or more...I found out using my 200 it wasn't even close to enough...
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Here's a couple from my recent beach trip. All manual focus with either a Soligor 85-300mm/5 or a Cosina 200/4. As expected with MF, a LOT got tossed, but I wanted the challenge and the Soligor's my longest reach lens.







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jheu02 - Nice shots, looks like that Soligor is doing you a good job. I'm favoring my Lentar 90-230 a lot right now, tried the Rokinon 75-300 again a couple of days ago and got loads of purple fringing, so I had to trash every shot instead of just the ones that were out of focus. I shoot all manual, so I know quite well how many times it's just a tad off. I wish the Rokinon didn't have such a tendency to get blue/purple fringes, I'd be using it a lot more, 300 mm is great for birds.
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K-x with da50-200:





K-x with da55-300:





thanks for looking and keep posting!

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A lot of people with expensive glass (and bodies) there - I was just snapping with my K10D and cheapo FA28-70/4...

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Was on a boat trip near Esperance over the easter Holidays and had the opportunity to take some BiF images - taken mostly with the DA50-200. Was stuck with the 16-45 on at one time for some of the Sea Eagle shots. - Birds are White Bellied Sea Eagles, Immature Pacific Gulls and a juvenile (still fledging) Welcome Swallow.















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