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Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Charles.
Some exceptional images in your set, as others have already commented. Love the isolation of the subjects against those clean backgrounds. Although I firmly believe I'll be a rusted on a-mount user for the rest of my photographic life, it's images like these that make me look occasionally at full frame e-mount mirrorless cameras and the superb long reach lenses that have been developed for them. But then I look at the change-over prices of those plus a set of replacement shorter lenses across the spectrum, do the sums, and beat a fast retreat. GAS is quite quickly cured by sharp twinges in the hip pocket nerve, I find.


Thanks Peter and Joe for the kind comments. I do not think these are unique to e-mount and should be attainable on a-mount. It is just I used to struggle moving my minolta 600G ( the 5-6kilogrammes of it.......it felt more like 15) lens into the right location because of size and weight. I now have the 200-600G which is lighter and have to be mindful of its crap bokeh. If you get the background perfect; it is indeed a wonderful lens.
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Originally posted by Brandy Brandy wrote:



Very nice Charles, wish I cold get such clear backgrounds. Makes that lens look very tempting but a little too heavy for these aging shoulders I fear....


Hi Peter;

I find for the first part of spring that I try and take shots of as many species as possible. After I have those in the bag, my insticts has been to spend more time and effort better bird shots.These images reflect my more pedestrian attitude to photography right now. I find the SEL200-600G to be a good 3-4kg lighter than the minolta 600G f4 and nearly as sharp @600mm and I think it was a very good purchase. With this lens, you need to be more mindful of the background than with the prime.
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Small Black Cormorant.

2 Sulphur Crested Cockatoo.

3 Juvenile Crimson Rosella

4 Welcome Swallow.
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I discovered that the beautiful european goldfinch visited our back yard, and got som photos of it.

1. European goldfinch take off


2. European goldfinch on a branch


3. Eupean goldfinches drinking water
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The Sulphur Crested Cockatoo is beautiful.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote skm.sa100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 28 June 2020 at 14:20
Peter, #2 is quite nice with the backlit crown of the cockatoo. Even though it's backlit the exposure is quite right so that works well.

#3 is just perfect.
I could nitpick about it but won't.

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Originally posted by skm.sa100 skm.sa100 wrote:

Peter, #2 is quite nice with the backlit crown of the cockatoo. Even though it's backlit the exposure is quite right so that works well.

#3 is just perfect.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 June 2020 at 00:21

Thanks Charles, Sashi and Fred. I don't seem to be getting out much at the moment so I'm trawling the archives. With my new 32 inch 4K monitor I'm seeing things not seen before, the detail is incredible. With the above the swallow was actually my favourite and it was the background I liked in #2 which were wet cherry branches in early morning light, I've got more of those that I might play with....
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Osprey caught fish too far away for picture.
Osprey6 by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
A77, Tammt 150-600, 1/8000, F6.3, 420mm.

He did bring his catch in close to eat.

Osprey5 by Robert Cummings, on Flickr
Same as above. 1/6400, 500mm.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mambo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 July 2020 at 02:53
Great catch Bob.
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Originally posted by mambo mambo wrote:

Great catch Bob.

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wood duck


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An oldie from 2011

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Shot in the World of Birds sanctuary in Capetown

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Post Options Post Options   Quote mambo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 01 July 2020 at 20:18
Beautiful shot Fred. I like it a lot. TFS.
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