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07-18-2009, 12:54 AM   #16
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goodness, Don't worry about "better" gear...those are just GREAT shots!! seriously, I envy your talent for BIF.

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QuoteOriginally posted by brecklundin Quote
goodness, Don't worry about "better" gear...those are just GREAT shots!! seriously, I envy your talent for BIF.
Thanks a lot brecklundin! One more, also with the Super-Tak 200/4, but totally different....

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I like this one even better than the one getting ready to land or??? This shows one of the super aspects of the Pentax adherence to the K-mount...great piece of legacy glass that will deliver as well or at minimum near enough, in skilled hands, as well as the $1200 lenses of today.

BTW, loved watching your curling team in the last winter Olympics...and the "Orange Horde" of fans in all their orange splendor!! Dunno how, but a native SoCal (short for southern california) beachy sort of guy is HOOKED on watching curling and one day MUST try it out. I even sneak watching competitions online, don't care who is playing but just enjoy it... So, perhaps I am not that great a judge after all? still trust me knowing what you now know? hehehehe....
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QuoteOriginally posted by brecklundin Quote
I like this one even better than the one getting ready to land or??? This shows one of the super aspects of the Pentax adherence to the K-mount...great piece of legacy glass that will deliver as well or at minimum near enough, in skilled hands, as well as the $1200 lenses of today.

BTW, loved watching your curling team in the last winter Olympics...and the "Orange Horde" of fans in all their orange splendor!! Dunno how, but a native SoCal (short for southern california) beachy sort of guy is HOOKED on watching curling and one day MUST try it out. I even sneak watching competitions online, don't care who is playing but just enjoy it... So, perhaps I am not that great a judge after all? still trust me knowing what you now know? hehehehe....
Thank you!

Curling.... totally weird sport IMO. Don't know nothing about it... But whatever sport we do, we have this horde of fans, that's clear (and embarassing too sometimes !)

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Post your Bird in Flight photos

After some questions on BIF photography with Pentax gear in this thread, and some nice examples I have seen across this forum, I thought it might be nice to have a thread with all our favourite BIF photos. Probably it gives a drive to get better in this nice but not so easy branch on the photography tree. And perhaps we can have some fun, during shooting, and during discussing the results here.

So, to start some of mine.




Super-Takumar 200mm f/4.0
@ f/?, ISO100, 1/160"





Super-Takumar 200mm f/4.0
@ f/?, ISO100, 1/500"




SMC-Pentax-M 75-150mm f/4.0 zoom
@ f/?, ISO800, 1/640"
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Wonderful shots Rense and I know how hard it is to get those wildlife BIF. Here's a cheap way to get some ghetto BIF .-)


Kiron/Vivitar 28/2 (M11) on K100D, 400ISO 1/1500sec. Hyperfocal and shake reduction does work .-)
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Sulphur Crested Cockatoo

Taken very early on a cold grey morning in Canberra. Lousy light and not much contrast but I just love this shot with feathers everywhere.

K20D, Sigma 100-300 f4 DG EX with Sigma 1.4x TC. 1/250th at f4, ISO 125
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Australian Pelican

This was one of the first shots I took with my brand spanking new K20D late last year. Lens was Sigma 100-300 f4 DG EX with 1.4x TC.

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Pair of swams. Prinz Galaxy 400mm with K20D
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DA55-300 and a seagull on lift off
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Bird in flight is a challenge, and pretty cool when you get it right. I turn sr off (if I remember) keep shutter speed up (1/1000 or so if possible) Sometimes manual exposure is best. Here are a couple of mine:

















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QuoteQuote:
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I turn sr off (if I remember) keep shutter speed up (1/1000 or so if possible) Sometimes manual exposure is best.
I'd like to know, let's say you do your usual eagle shooting in your place:
- Which lenses
- Tripod, which one and which head
- When do you shoot handheld at all for BIF, and if so you do use the SR then, right?

I'm asking cause your pics are always really good - must have been lots of days and years spent to get there I guess.

Best, Georg (the other)
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Hey Georg,
I turn off sr for tracking birds because it can cause blurry shots. I usually hand-hold or use a monopod. I use the DA300 sometimes with the 1.7x afa or the sigma 100-300mm f4. I had a tamron 300mm f2.8 but sold it to save for something longer. A monopod is great while waiting for a bird to take off from a perch, they can sit there a loooooong time! My favorite tool for BIF is deleting the bad ones.

Conrad- The last gull is really lit up perfectly! Nice
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