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11-01-2020, 08:20 PM - 2 Likes   #1426
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Three of the four Mallards leaving the pond yesterday. the fourth was too far back to be in the frame.

Mallards in flight

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The prevailing view seems to be AF-C, select point 9, although some prefer 27: Focus help with K-3 birds in flight - PentaxForums.com But I have to admit my success rate with BIF is always low (even with the fast-focusing 55-300 PLM rather than the screw-driven FA*300 f4.5). Maybe the K-3iii will be a revolution!

Great capture Mette. When it works, hey ...!

Wedge-tailed eagle with the KP + DA 55-300 PLM at 300mm
Thanks! And what a great bird. I would love to see a wedge tailed eagle some day. It looks a bit like our white-tailed, but wikipedia tells me it's a true eagle, Aquila.


I didn't experiment with 27 - seems like relying more on an AF system I don't fully trust, but it might be worth trying. I also thought about Arjay Bee's method with MF and catch in focus, but focusing manually while panning is probably more multitasking than my brain is up to.

At least with the peregrin's prey, getting birds in the focus plane wasn't an issue. Getting all the birds in the frame at once, on the other hand...



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I didn't experiment with 27 - seems like relying more on an AF system I don't fully trust, but it might be worth trying.
Yes you are relying on the camera to do the tracking. I suppose you are more likely to keep the subject in the target area with 27 points rather than 9, but there is also more scope for the system to lock onto something else.
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Thanks! And what a great bird. I would love to see a wedge tailed eagle some day. It looks a bit like our white-tailed, but wikipedia tells me it's a true eagle, Aquila.
They are a majestic sight. Travel anywhere in Australia and you will see them - usually soaring at a considerable distance. They are endangered in Tasmania but reasonably common elsewhere.
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At least with the peregrin's prey, getting birds in the focus plane wasn't an issue. Getting all the birds in the frame at once, on the other hand...
Great flock shots Mette.
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By the looks of this Osprey, he went into the water and missed on his last attempt
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Yes you are relying on the camera to do the tracking. I suppose you are more likely to keep the subject in the target area with 27 points rather than 9, but there is also more scope for the system to lock onto something else.
They are a majestic sight. Travel anywhere in Australia and you will see them - usually soaring at a considerable distance. They are endangered in Tasmania but reasonably common elsewhere.

Great flock shots Mette.
Thank you. I took lots, but they didn't do the actual sight justice. Just one more...




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By the looks of this Osprey, he went into the water and missed on his last attempt
That is definitely the grumpiest osprey I ever saw! The face of this ruddy turnstone is hidden by the wings, but I imagine it might have been in the same sort of mood.

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pelicans in crappy light.....k-3ii...sigma 150-500os



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the mighty seagull......k-3ii....sigma 150-500os





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Some may have been posted before, and these go back 8 years at least, don't want you to think I'm some kind of dedicated BiF shooter. Just an ordinary guy shooting with ordinary gear takin advantage of the opportunities life presents.
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Just an ordinary guy shooting with ordinary gear takin advantage of the opportunities life presents.
Well, you know what they say: When life gives you snowy owls...

Just a redshank BIF from me. [EDIT: Embarassing, but looks like I posted these redshanks twice! Sorry! Luckily I have an underside BIF of the same birds, so I'll hurry up and exchange with that one!]


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