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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2008 at 06:14
The sun has just risen. Bernd magnificient BIF shots had inspired me to try out on a smaller scale. Of course these are not as good as Bernd's or others here.

Common Mynah


Swooping


Flypass


Take-off
 



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2008 at 07:57
Ssssssssssss,

I would never have thought that my photos could be an inspiration to others, but it feels good!
The bird you shot is sure a lot harder, it looks fast flying, (wing size) and tonal range is a lot nastier than a grey heron!
So you did well!
I haven't got any good shots of smaller BIFs - I'm just too slow!
Herons are like lead zeppelins compared to those smaller agile birds..

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2008 at 12:59
Many great shots in this thread!

Did some bird shots this past week end. I will share some, starting with Egrets. More to come when I get a chance to post
All with Alpha 700 + Minolta 300 F4 HS G + TC x1.4







... to be continued
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2008 at 14:45
Hi Bernd,

any idea where I can buy this Minolta 400 lens?
I have been looking with Google
and in Ebay and Amazon, but it seems not on the market anymore.

Any hints?

And yes, your images do inpsire

Thanks!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2008 at 15:16
Hi,

well, the 400/4.5 is an old Minolta lens, I got mine from a shop in Germany, specializing on A mount lenses.
I can give you contact details if you want.
Right now the shop has a 300/4 for sale, also a very good lens (frankman is using it), together with a 1,4 TC you get a 420mm lens with a 6.3 aperture. 400/4.5s are getting rare, I suppose....
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2008 at 16:44
Some more Egret shots, hopefully I won't make anyone sick of them






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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2008 at 17:48
These are certainly not pictures which make one sick, on the contrary not only is the egret a beautiful bird but the pictures are very good too

Just one (not so very important) question: #2 and #3 are nearly idetical so why post them both?
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2008 at 18:17
Thanks for the info.
I noticed the 400 is a rare lens.

I rather would't work with a converter.
Decreases sharpness and I would like to have true sharpness.
Sp I am not sure the 300 would be the sollution

Thanks anyway!

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2008 at 18:18
Oops, some silly spelling errors... Rather wouldn't, is what I mean
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2008 at 18:22


Just thought I post the above one as it reminds me of "Happy Feet".



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2008 at 18:29
Thanks pauljg, I guess I did not know which one to choose
Here are some shots of Cormorant. I am still not quite happy with my BIF shots, but I need to practice.








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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2008 at 20:11
Hi dd001: nice to see all those "house-building" activities. Fine shots indeed, and.. thanks for your answer
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2008 at 22:27
a dove or pigeon of some sort I'm guessing from the beak and facial features...

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 09 April 2008 at 22:35
This is my first picture in this topic, taken with an a350 + SAL18-250. I have just got a Tamron 200-500 and can hardly await to take the first pictures :-) Itīs not a fast lens, but itīs affordable, and got some good reviews here in dyxum.




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A350, SAL 18-250, Tamron 17-50, SAL 100 Macro, SAL 500F8

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