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Originally posted by LAbernethy LAbernethy wrote:


Thanks. I think the Minolta AF 100-200mm 1:4.5 is probably the most over looked lens in the Minolta line up. Yes, the minimum focus distance makes it inappropriate for small birds close up; but medium sized things from a medium distance it rocks. At less than half the size and weight of the "beercan" it's a great hiking lens that literally fits in a pocket.


As an added bonus, you can stick it through the opening in a chain link fence, making it great for youth sports and zoos.
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Moorhen Spat. They were going at it hammer and tongs. I always thought they were mild mannered.
Moorhens fight it out. by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
A99, Minolta 300mm F2.8, 1/5000, F2.8. 300mm.
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[IMG]Red-breasted merganser by Lee Abernethy, on Flickr[/IMG]
A77 + Sigma DG 150-500mm F5-6.3 APO HSM
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[IMG]Red-breasted nuthatch by Lee Abernethy, on Flickr[/IMG]
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Snail Kite. Taken in northern part of Everglades at Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge. Note band on bird's leg.
Snail Kite by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
A99, Minolta 300mm F2.8 with Min 1.4 TC, 1/600, F5, 420mm.

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White-backed Woodpeckers   

Female



Male





Pair



A900 | M400/4,5
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote SnowFella Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 April 2019 at 09:34
Had a morning meetup with about a dozen other birders this morning, most of them new to the hobby. Fun to see I wasn't the only Sony shooter, also found an A7II and I believe an A55 or A37 in the crowd.

Australasian Grebe chick.

DSC08050 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

Still fed by it's parents.

DSC08044 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

Hardhead, can see why they used to be called White-eyed Duck.

DSC08069 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

Grey Teal

DSC08076 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr

Blue-faced Honeyeater, young bird that still has it's green facial skin.

DSC08098 by Johan Olsson, on Flickr
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Great Blue Heron steals grackle from nest. I am afraid the mother can not do much to help.
Mother grackle tries to defend offspring from Great Blue Heron by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
A99, Minolta 300mm F2.8, 1/1000, F7.1

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Great great shot bob. People donít know how savage blue herons are. They will literally kill and eat anything
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Tricolored Heron Nestling Awaits Food.
Young Tricolored Heron awaiting Food by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
A99, Minolta 300mm F4, 1/600, F4.5.
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Japanese Waxwings







A900 | M400/4,5
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Some randoms from recent weeks all a99ii + 70-400Gii

Silvereye


Raven


Galah


Grey Fantail


Rainbow Lorikeets


Purple Swamphen
a99ii | Tamron 90mm f/2.8 | Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 | Sony 50mm f/1.4 | Tamron 24-70mm f/2.8 | CZ 16-35mm f/2.8 | Sony 70-400mm G2
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pbcbob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 May 2019 at 21:12
Great Blue Heron with nice Catfish. Taken in Arthur R. Marshall Loxahatchee Wildlife Refuge.
Great Blue Heron with Catfish by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
A99, Minolta 300mm F4 G, 1/2500 F5.6, Min. 1.4 TC (420mm).
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Brown-headed Thrush





A99 | SAL70-400
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