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Originally posted by Brandy Brandy wrote:


A quick grab during a recent 'concert' intermission

Nice catch!
 



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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 July 2020 at 08:00
Ken,
What a beautiful image of the hummingbird and its food source against that creamy background.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote bms44974 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 July 2020 at 12:36
Great shot, Ken! The shutter speed was perfect for capturing just a hint of motion blur at the wing tips while rendering head and breast in sharp detail. The DoF was nicely controlled. I appreciate that the flower was also in focus.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 July 2020 at 21:11
Great shot indeed Ken!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mambo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 July 2020 at 22:01
Originally posted by Fred_S Fred_S wrote:

Great shot indeed Ken!


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Post Options Post Options   Quote trainerKEN Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 30 July 2020 at 05:42
thanks, everyone! It was a good day with hummingbirds, but I got eaten alive by the mosquitos   
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They need food too Ken    .
Respect. Observe. Capture. Enjoy.
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I was in the fortunate situation to photograph birds, that, due to corona restrictions, were not used in birds of prey shows. Instead, the owner offered photographers the possibility to shoot them on his farm.
I took lots and lots of photos. What I was most impressed by was the focussing capacities of my A9+100400GM. Even in difficult situations (max shooting rate), the camera was focussing on the eyes of fastly flying birds.
I may have overdone it with the number of shots
But I was so impressed. In this series, I restrict to only one Eagle Owl.

#1 The star of the show.


#2 Eye focussing on the ground.


#3 Starting from a trunk


#4 ...and on the way...


#5 ..Folding wings...


#6 ..what's that on the left?


#7 And turning left


#8 Some fly by

Watch the instruction text on the inside of the wing

#9 Focus on the eye


#10 More fly by


#11 Wing patterns


#12


#13 Flying towards me


#14 Do some inflight shouting


I have many more Eagle-owl shots and I will not bore you with them.
And I'm going to look at the little owl shots now. And then there are hoepoes, white-tailed eagles, several other owl species.
Tell me when to stop .

TFL and any comments are welcome of course.

Edited by Dopol - 07 August 2020 at 11:31
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 August 2020 at 11:39
Domien - remarkable photos. What a great advert for the gear, and the photographer!
Of all of them, my favourite is #8, but they're all very good indeed.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote skm.sa100 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 August 2020 at 15:48
Stunning shots, Domien.
If I ever do move to E-mount, it would be due to the 100-400 and/or 200-600 and *only* for bird shots.
More Dyxumer, less photographer.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mambo Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 August 2020 at 18:04
Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Domien - remarkable photos. What a great advert for the gear, and the photographer!
Of all of them, my favourite is #8, but they're all very good indeed.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Fred_S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 August 2020 at 19:19
I can imagine you keep shooting with this gear!
Great shots Domien. Keep them coming please
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Dopol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 August 2020 at 08:19
Thanks guys.
Results were better than anticipated. During shooting I wasnít sure about the focusing.
If I would have had one of these shots, say ten years ago, my day would have been made.
I wonder what still can be improved over the coming years.
Anyway, Iím superglad with the 100400GM
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