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Post Options Post Options   Quote Biggator Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 13 September 2021 at 22:22
In coming !





I absolutely love watching Pelicans.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 September 2021 at 05:17
So do I but never actually seen one dive like that, only gannets.
Some reflections, not clear enough for a proper reflection theme...


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Post Options Post Options   Quote MichelvA Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 September 2021 at 06:35
Respect Observe Capture Enjoy
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Post Options Post Options   Quote SnowFella Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 September 2021 at 07:03
Cracking shots!

And the likely reason you haven't seen Pelican's dive like that is because our Australian version doesn't hunt like that.
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Bravo
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Jozioau Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 September 2021 at 12:49
Remarkable captures, Peter.
A tribute to your avian photographic prowess as well as the amazing technical capabilities of Sony's a1 and G Master lens.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote angora Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 September 2021 at 14:32
+1!!!
every time I think your swallow portraits couldn't be more perfect than perfect, you move up to the next level!    
(as for Joe's remark- could you capture pics like these with the gear mere mortals -like me- use? ;) in terms of action?).
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Hezu Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 September 2021 at 18:36
Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

+1!!!
every time I think your swallow portraits couldn't be more perfect than perfect, you move up to the next level!    
(as for Joe's remark- could you capture pics like these with the gear mere mortals -like me- use? ;) in terms of action?).
I think you may be able get this sort of pictures also with slightly cheaper equipment, I did look at my better attempts on swallow photos and apparently some of the older photos of flying swallows were shot with α700 + Tamron 200-500 and α77 + Sony 70-400G. It might be that I even did focus those manually. But certainly photographing fast flying birds easily results lots of failed attempts since framing alone is challenging.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 14 September 2021 at 23:39

Thank you for all the kind words I mainly bought the a1 for video but have to admit it has incredible auto focus and does make life a lot easier for a fast moving target. These were also an experiment in my normal workflow in that I only sharpened them when I resized to 1024pix and still I'm not entirely happy, at least not how I see them on my monitor.
Ine, I looked back a few years when I was targeting Lorikeets with my A77 and A7R3 and they both did a great job. The difference being I used to manually focus on an area and wait for the bird to fly into the 'target zone' and as long as your shutter speed was 1/3200 sec or better then the results were good, this camera just makes life so much easier and I find I'm editing much less [not that I did much anyway] but shots straight out of the camera are noticeably better. When I first got it I was only shooting .jpg as my editing software wasn't capable of handling the RAW files and that's when I really saw a big change, almost didn't go back to shooting RAW they were so good!!!
Johan, that would explain a lot!! Pity though as I would love to have a crack at that kind of action.....
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MinoltaMad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 15 September 2021 at 05:25
Great dive bombing pelican! As always Brandy - top shelf swallows - great insights into your birding techniques.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 September 2021 at 05:18

@MinoltaMad thanks. Some more. This time no sharpening.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote KoBra64 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 16 September 2021 at 19:59
Impressive shots of the swallows Peter. Beautifull refelections, especially the last one from the 14 september post.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 18 September 2021 at 01:45
Thanks Peter.
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Buzzards in fight


Not as sharp as I hoped. But How many buzzard fights does one see this close
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Edited by Dopol - 19 September 2021 at 17:24
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