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    Posted: 23 October 2021 at 05:21

Just liked the way the feather had split over the wing/body.



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Great shot, Peter.
Love the split feather, and shadow and reflection echoing the bird's form.
And presumably no duck was harmed in making this photo....
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Thanks Joe, and no it was laid especially for a swallow pick up. Actually I swear the swallows keep an eye on the ducks for any left overs as any stray feathers are picked up almost immediately. As you can imagine I'm awaiting that special shot when a swallow picks up from beneath the duck before the duck actually moves on

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Originally posted by Jozioau Jozioau wrote:

Great shot, Peter.
Love the split feather, and shadow and reflection echoing the bird's form.

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+1 excellent!
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One in a million image (the first one) - great.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 October 2021 at 23:23

Thanks guys, just looked at the EXIF info on some of these and find that a high % are shot at between 200-300 mm which makes me wonder what the new 70-200mm MK2 would be like, it's supposed to be incredibly sharp, very fast AF and most importantly to me much lighter, my left shoulder plays up sometimes so maybe it's time to acknowledge my age!! Also I already have a 1.4TC which I seldom use and that would give me a 280mm reach mmmmmmm. GAS first thing on a Sunday morning, not a good sign
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Post Options Post Options   Quote MinoltaMad Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 October 2021 at 04:18
Great capture as always Brandy! Feathers now, water droplets a few days before - what next of course as you mentioned - the actual thieving of the feather from said duck I guess....

I would think that your early Sunday morning bout of GAS is apparently fully justified and the only cure/solution is to lean into it and order/prorder. It looks pretty amazing on a1's and a7rIV's - you've highlighted the Zoom range above, you also have plenty of MP's to play with for additional cropping, also less optical compromise compared to the 100-400 or 200-600 plus faster focus and more aperture to play with. Sorry - I'm not helping. I'm inflating the GAS.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 October 2021 at 09:17

@MinoltaMad many thanks, well at least I hope so, you helped tip the balance and I placed my order this afternoon!!   ETA mid November hopefully. PSSSST don't tell my wife
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WOW again Peter!
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Brandy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 October 2021 at 21:38

Thanks Ine, just about to go out, 7.30 AM with clear blue skies and no wind so I hope my feathered friends have finished their breakfast!!
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I'm sure you're going to get more magnificent images today! This is too good - we will 100% keep your secret on the new acquisition and it was a necessary cure for your GAS . I'm sure you aren't going to be disappointed with the purchase judging from all the info so far about it.
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