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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 January 2020 at 20:33
After playing with the 200-600mm lens and feeling more comfortable with it, I moved to the next level and got the FE 1.4xTC. It is the first time I ever try to use 840mm...

It took a while and a lot of blurry photos before I managed to get something acceptable with this combo hand-held.

Pied kingfisher

Sony ILCE-7RM4 + Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter | 840.0 mm | f/9 | 1/640 sec | ISO 640

White-spectacled bulbul

Sony ILCE-7RM4 + Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter | 840.0 mm | f/9 | 1/1600 sec | ISO 640

It was much easier with a tripod:

Grey heron

Sony ILCE-7RM4 + Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter | 840.0 mm | f/9 | 1/1600 sec | ISO 400

But eventually, it was much much easier without the 1.4xTC (hand-held):

Grey heron

Sony ILCE-7RM4 + Sony FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS | 600.0 mm | f/6.3 | 1/1600 sec | ISO 400
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 January 2020 at 23:57
Great Blue Heron bringing building materials home to his anxious mate.
Great Blue Heron in Flight by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
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Purple Swamphen finishing lunch. I believe they were introduced from Australia but are well established here now and accepted.
Purple Swamphen by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 January 2020 at 00:26
Originally posted by pbcbob pbcbob wrote:

Purple Swamphen finishing lunch. I believe they were introduced from Australia but are well established here now and accepted.
Quick look up reveals that the purple swamphen can refer to six different species and the one found in Florida is grey-headed swamphen (Porphyrio poliocephalus), which has its original range from the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent to southern China and northern Thailand.

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A mallard with unusual plumage

α7R III + Sony FE 5.6-6.3/200-600 G OSS @ 415 mm, f/6.3, 1/800 s, ISO 6400
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 January 2020 at 02:26
@pbcboob, your purple swamp hen looks very different to the ones I've seen in the wild here in Australia.
Purple swamp hens, Aireys Inlet by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

Don't know whether it's a different sub-species or whether its plumage has evolved differently over time?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 January 2020 at 03:03
[QUOTE=Jozioau] @pbcboob, your purple swamp hen looks very different to the ones I've seen here in Australia.

Over the years I have heard a number of Australians say that they recognize that bird from back home and I never doubted them or gave it much thought. I stand corrected.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 January 2020 at 03:40
Robert,
In further looking on line it would appear that your photo is of a Grey headed purple swamp hen, originating in the Middle East and the Indian subcontinent to southern China and northern Thailand.
The one I'm familiar with is the Australasian purple swamp hen.
Related, but a different sub-species, and in fact just two of the six that exist in different parts of the world.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 January 2020 at 23:56
Anhinga *Darter) with Fish.
Anhinga with Fish2 by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
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Down the Hatch.
Anhinga Swallows by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
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Relaxing after Lunch.
Anhinga after Lunch by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
Same as above.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 January 2020 at 20:24
House sparrow female

Sony A99II, Minolta 200/2.8 at F2.8

White-throated Sparrow

Sony A99II, Minolta 200/2.8 at F3.2
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 January 2020 at 21:09
Wood stork Returns Home.
Wood stork Returning to Nest by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31 January 2020 at 21:43
@pbcbob: Very nice shot, Bob! A bit more of the next would have helped, but difficult without a zoom (or a hike through the swamp)

Cheers... Brian
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 February 2020 at 00:08
Originally posted by bms44974 bms44974 wrote:

@pbcbob: Very nice shot, Bob! A bit more of the next would have helped, but difficult without a zoom (or a hike through the swamp)

Cheers... Brian


My exact thoughts. I was a bit disappointed when I looked at it on my desktop but inability to zoom is a downside of primes. I was already off the trail.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 February 2020 at 20:48
Few Little green bee-eater"


Sony ILCE-7RM4 + Sony FE 200600mm F5.66.3 G OSS (SEL200600G) | 600.0 mm | f/6.3 | 1/1250 sec | ISO 320


Sony ILCE-7RM4 + Sony FE 200600mm F5.66.3 G OSS (SEL200600G) | 600.0 mm | f/6.3 | 1/1250 sec | ISO 320


Sony ILCE-7RM4 + Sony FE 200600mm F5.66.3 G OSS (SEL200600G) | 600.0 mm | f/6.3 | 1/1250 sec | ISO 320
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 February 2020 at 22:52
Beautiful shots of the little green bee eater, Shay.
Seems you're getting some very good results, and presumably a lot of pleasure from that SEL200600.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 03 February 2020 at 23:57
Beautiful shots Shay.
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