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    Posted: 06 April 2021 at 20:47
I have just signed up for a free webinar from Sony-NL on 20 April about nature photography with our well known member and Sony ambassador IJsvogel (Gustav) as speaker .
We haven't seen him here for a while, but I am looking forward to his stories.
In the comfirmation email, he introduces himself and proudly mentions two 'best of year wins here "on Dyxum, an international Sony forum"

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Is this open to anyone or just residents of NL?
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Interesting to hear of this.
Gustav has been missed in recent years, together with his mind-blowing images, the result of his meticulous preparation, mastery his equipment, and knowledge of his subjects.
Good to hear he's still around and prepared to share his expertise.

Like Anand, I'd be interested to know if the webinar is open to others via Zoom or other means.
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My guess is that it's open worldwide, but that it's all spoken in Dutch.

Tried to find it on the Sony NL site but didn't find it. Maybe Fred can post a link?
You can see the April Foolishness 2021 exhibition here Another great show of the talent we have on Dyxum
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Nothing mentioned, but it looks like a Dutch spoken event, with emphasis on a non A- or E-mount camera, the Sony DSC-RX10 IV BTW
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Thanks for the info, Fred.
The fact its based on the RX10iv makes it less interesting, and the fact it's in Dutch makes it incomprehensible for us foreigners.
Perhaps you could share any key gems with us afterwards.
I'm sure the imagery will be stunning as all Gustav's photos have been over the years.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote nandbytes Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 07 April 2021 at 16:26
I've always been interested in the RX10IV and its capabilities. I'd be quite interested but being in Dutch I will not understand much of it.
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Did anybody else watch the webinar tonight?

Gustav presented an enthoustiastic story tonight. Not so much about technique, but more about his adventures and some usefull tips, with a great showcase of his talent and work: (obviously) Kingfishers, vultures, butterflies and swallows (in the Grand Canyon du Verdon) and seals and northern gannets (on Helgoland). He was so kind to mention Dyxum too

He presented his last picture and message as most important:

Just enjoy


Another session will follow on 18 May, covering some other subjects.
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'surprise'... I did. a very entertaining 2 hours well spent. Sony promised us a link to rewatch the whole webinar (on FB?) and we could post it here? even if you don't understand (Rotterdams ;))/ dutch, still highly recommanded! although it were his stories that sucked me in. he also showed us all of his set ups / positions / locations, emphasis on his fave locations, and scenery. + some impressive performances of a 24-600 :O RX10. it all started with sheer lens porn! (i.e. 5? lenses. -happen to have 2 of those and counting? ;) - ).
yes, he mentioned us. not 'Dyxum', but 'the Minolta / Sony community'. he said he beated us ...POTY!
(POTY, that particular year, was a kingfisher in attack pose. shot after he had missed his once-in-a-lifetime? shots, the rare chance to shoot kingfisher porn/s*x, because the card was full. -how familiar does that sound?!- :S ).

about that last picture (Fred posted)- (would you look at his 'baby'!?! )- the message was to not focus on the results you need to bring home, but, no matter what, to enjoy the ride!
(next time, on may 18, we'll be going to Costa Rica, a.o., and will be seeing lots of butterflies. (he found his b.fly wonderland in the south of France)).

I, for one, learned a lot! since I 'have' my own kingfisher now, I def. wanted to see this, wondering about his location(s) i.e. how on e. 'our' big ijsvogel-aka kingfisher-(aka Gustav K.) managed to get so close. (so far 'Einstein' here was thinking massive $$$$$$$ lenses?). of course he has his hides, pop-up camouflage-tent(s), that make(s) him 'look like a ninja turtle', when strapped to his back. the SECRET however, is a branch tied to a broomstick -or iron rod-, parallel to the focus plane! on HIS side of the water! (thus providing a wonderful bokeh as well). how simple, yet how brilliant... !!!
the rest of this great recipe involved feeding the -poor- little fish.    (+ forever AF-C, always. and at least 1/3000s-1/4000s for diving k.fishers. he tends to keep his DOF quite shallow, f4 - f5.6 - f6.3 -or rather his s.speed high- + mitrailleur mode, like up to 20 fps).
and also learned how to recognise male / female and baby kingfisher.

we went from (province of) Brabant, Holland and south of France to Helgoland, another fave location, to shoot gannets and seals.
and learned that a frying pan should be part of the equipement when shooting seals. ;)
(we happen to have seals here, but usually no such brilliant lookouts. no need for tripod hacks, unfortunally. ).

all in all, a great show. recommanded! and a big Thank You, Gustav!

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Originally posted by angora angora wrote:

I, for one, learned a lot! since I 'have' my own kingfisher now, I def. wanted to see this, wondering about his location(s) i.e. how on e. 'our' big ijsvogel-aka kingfisher-(aka Gustav K.) managed to get so close. (so far 'Einstein' here was thinking massive $$$$$$$ lenses?). of course he has his hides, pop-up camouflage-tent(s), that make(s) him 'look like a ninja turtle', when strapped to his back.
Yes, if you use hides, indeed you may not need the longest (and the most expensive) telephoto lenses. I recall some years ago, at Finnish nature photographers' association's meeting, couple photographers gave a presentation on their recent trip to Spain. The legendary veteran nature photographer Hannu Hautala had held a presentation of his photos and they were then offered a chance to photograph vultures from hides. To save hauling lots of equipment, Hannu had requested the locals to provide him a lens and tripod, based on his experience in hides he has used in the northern Finland, he had requested Canon EF 500 mm F4 lens (or was it even 600 mm?). But the hides in Spain were set bit differently than what he had been used to and thus the long telephoto prime proved to be less practical: the birds came closer to the hides than he had expected!
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TY, Heikki! (THX for that link, great pics!). don't we all? recall the 'help, my lens is too long'-experiences.
(I wish... my site happens to be in a park that has been 'cleared' a couple of years ago. do have a pop-up tent. camo, which doesn't make much sense ...on a bare bank? but LOVE the branch-on-a-stick idea! worth a try? (guess it proves how 'bright' I am that I didn't think of that. not so sure about feeding the fish though. -I'm the one covering up the worms I find, before they end up as snacks for the birds in our garden. - )).

Gustav has 2 pop-up hides- a 2 person- and a 1 person tent. the 1 person one is much higher, enables you to stand up and easily blows away. ;) serious birding tents. he said 1 of those would set you back approx. 100 - 150 Euro.
(I have an orginal 'Lidl' -supermarket- tent in Lidl camouflage colours ;), but like to believe it'll do. -do have a 'camo' coat in 'forest green', should I need one, brand Stealth Gear. originally a 'photographer's coat' with gazillions of pockets, still haven't found them all, but to me just an awesome warm winter coat- ).


forgot... Gustav also said he's usually present at his favourite location, all set up, before the break of day!
a working day could start at 4:30 and end at 7:00 am, before the light gets harsh (but he visits the spot year round, it's a stream). because there's no light like the glorious golden 1st light of the day (amen to that! ). his only option and he said he doesn't need striped shadows -from bill(s)- on his birds! with 1 exception- when he was on Helgoland with a group of photogs and the light was rather harsh, he learned what happens when shooting a gannet above a glistening sea i.e. learned about bubble bokeh!
a long weekend on Helgoland wil cost you less than E350, all included, ferry as well.

more tips & tricks, (should you/y'all want to 'hear' all this? ????)- he arrives at the kingfisher site in a noisy way, because they are used to people running around, passing by and he doesn't want to startle them by sudden noises, coming from 1 particular spot, his spot. sandwiches are wrapped in paper towels (that don't make squeaky noises ;)).
he talked about his use of focus points, aiming for the bird's head, wide at times and the virtues of focus lock (thinking now- he also showed us the A9 as one of his weapons!). (and talked about focus peaking -which he said is accurate- and -magnification). and emphasized the importance of -keeping more than 1 bird on- the focus plane. because he's not into smaller apertures, like f9 for instance. +, of course, the obvious, such as practising to shoot flying birds at the local harbour. ;)
about fish food to entice fish (scattered around when kingbird is elsewhere)- pellets float best. ;) and a frying pan with a hole and screw, instead of the legs of the tripod disappearing in the sand.

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Linkage for registration for 18. may ?
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are you always this polite?


haven't seen one yet. Sony is bombarding us with RX10 discount offers 1st.
E150 off and a free battery, 'exclusively' for those who attended the webinar.

< Thank you for attending Natuurfotografie met Sony ambassadeur Gustav Kiburg – Deel 1 : Focus op RX10 mark 4. We hope you enjoyed our event.

Please submit your questions or comments to: .......

Topic: Natuurfotografie met Sony ambassadeur Gustav Kiburg – Deel 1 : Focus op RX10 mark 4
Start Time : Apr 20, 2021 06:41 PM

Meeting Recording:

https://zoom.us/rec/share/CA9sGaOFx5luaqAvsfc5oJ_StI5I3JcB6uOTP6OK9xE8dJewSMox4hzCZziXrfKk.LerR7I0O-8s2reKV >

and then it goes on in dutch...
< Gratis accu én €150 kassakorting bij een Sony RX10 IV

Profiteer van deze speciale actie exclusief voor u als deelnemer aan de webinar en ontvang bij aanschaf van een Sony RX10 IV bridgecamera €150 kassakorting én gratis een Sony NP-FW50 accu ter waarde van €69. Een totaal voordeel dus van maar liefst €229!

Hoe werkt deze actie?

Plaats een Sony RX10 IV bridgecamera én een Sony NP-FW50 accu in uw winkelmandje. Gebruik tijdens het afrekenen de kortingscode SONY-GUSTAV om de €150 kassakorting en de gratis accu toe te voegen!

Bestelpagina: https://www.cameraland.nl/sony-dsc-rx10-iv >

BUY it says.

so there you have the link in green to watch the last webinar again


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Post Options Post Options   Quote Almazar80 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 22 April 2021 at 11:09
Thank you for posting this. Gustav has been a great inspiration for me, although I am a long way from getting to where he is as a photographer, I do take what he said seriously. I try to have fun. He is a remarkable photographer and a gifted teacher. II ended up missing the webinar, so thanks for posting the link. It turns out that photography is truly a universal language.   

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