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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 March 2012 at 20:58
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And a lovely start - such a magnificent bird and a lovely capture of it.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 March 2012 at 21:33
Here's my minor offers in this great thread:

A common Robin -- but he doesn't think he is!


Caribbean Flamingo. He's a show off, trying to make the Robin feel inadequate.    



Both w/ A55, BeerCan and flash

Thanks for looking,

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 March 2012 at 22:47
Some oldies...

Poupa - Upupa epops - Hoopoe


Flamingo - Phoenicopterus ruber- Greater Flamingo


Peneireiro - Falco tinnunculus


Andorinha das chaminÚs - Swallow - Hirundo rustica

Edited by rastapartaman - 24 March 2012 at 15:21
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 23 March 2012 at 23:04
Luis: very nice pictures, but please post larger sizes (large size version in flickr) instead of these post stamp sized ones.
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 March 2012 at 04:43
Haven't been out in awhile. A few pintails today at a water hole.
a77-SAL 70-400

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2 This one is being attacked by a crow.


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A77, 2.8 Sony SAL 70-400 HVL-F42AM
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 March 2012 at 19:27
4 Goldfinches rapidly leaving a tree. Just managed to get all four in the frame. Taken with A77 + 70-400G. Shutter 1/2500 Aperture F5.6   ISO 250 Focal length 400mm




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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 24 March 2012 at 19:28
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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 March 2012 at 09:46
Graham it's like taking the picture with high fps speed.

Nice composition this way.

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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 March 2012 at 10:17
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I was out with the 70-400G thinking I would try and get some birds flying down to the stream nearby. So I had already preset camera to ISO 250, Shutter speed 1/2500, aperture F5.6, sharpness at +2, focus setting at "wide" and had the zoom fully extended. I waited and saw so many pictures I wanted to take but that would have met readjusting settings and did not want to miss the opportunity if what I really wanted came along. Often my patience runs out after perhaps half an hour but on this occassion I just sat and waited, and waited and waited -always keeping these settings and checking every now and then they would work if something left this tree. After nearly two hours I heard the goldfinches and they arrived in this tree. I hoped they would be there and then fly off to the stream. I lined the shot and got ready - suddenly realising that I had forgot to change the drive mode to "HI" and had left it on "Single". I dare not risk changing it and missing the shot. Few seconds after they arrived the first bird flew I left it for split second then took the shot - and prayed.

The result is what you see - the four goldfinches flying from the tree all at different stages. I was relieved and happy. But annoyed I had not had it on continuous drive and might have got something better. But patience and sticking to settings paid off.

Here is the pic again just to accompany the story, in case others are wondering what on earth I am talking about!

It is a shame the birds are not larger in the shot - but I could not have got any closer to this particular tree and even if I had I would have then lost the width of the picture - which I like. It has been cropped slightly from the left and a little from the top but other than that as the camera took it.



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Direct Link To This Post Posted: 25 March 2012 at 10:41
Graham, I have also higher fps.
And I never use it, I forget it every time.
I look and wait for the right moment.
That is from the early day's, not digital.


You can take a picture, with manuel light metering.
So that the highlight's are good. You can take metering on reed, and that is light enough.
And leave it that way.
When the action come's, your metering is allway's ok.
When it is sunny/cloudy, it does not change. The day's that sun, and clouds, changing every moment is not so much.
But when a bird come's, out off the shadow, or the background is dark.
It is not important, you have your metering ok.
Bird is flying, and the background, is changing, no problem.Black/white bird is also not important.
It's like working with a hand metering device.

And working in RAW and LR 4 can save the day.

Only the AF problem is left, many great bird fotographers work this way.

Willem.

Edited by Stormvogel - 25 March 2012 at 11:00
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