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    Posted: 5 hours 24 minutes ago at 08:52
Originally posted by Brandy Brandy wrote:


Spoilt for choice...

Wow, fantastic shot Peter   
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Thanks Joe, it wasn't just the Sony wizardry but DxO's Photolab as well. I was shooting partially into the sun and the bird just appeared as a black blob which I was able to improve upon with their spot weighted lighting and shadow control.
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Remarkable set, Peter, and a real tribute to you as the photographer and to Sony's AF algorithms and hardware. First two give excellent context, and the third is the 'money shot'.

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And some more 'insecticide', I couldn't see any of these insects until I viewed the SD card on my PC. Very small bird with a heavy crop, fantail/wagtail?? Whichever it was very hard to shoot with very fast erratic flight behaviour.

Spoilt for choice...

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3 Selection made...
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Black Cormorant.

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Thanks Paul, yes it was a very dull late afternoon. The bird caught me by surprise and I didn't have time to increase my shutter speed hence the wing blur. Nearly didn't post the first two because of it but then thought they set the scene. Edited in DxO Photolab.
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Great tracking, also very good processing, looks like harsh shadows that you cleaned nicely.
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Wattle bird looking for a meal...

2 target acquired..

3 and locked on...

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Always spectacular to see these airfights!


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My "Nemesis" bird since around 2015, like clockwork they turn up over the house for a few months around this time of the year but always at moments I'm either not prepared or when the light is poop.

Square-tailed Kite Vs one of our resident Magpies

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More swallows.
Bathtime.

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3 Thirsty.

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5 And maybe something to eat...

6 Enjoying what they do best...

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8 The same two chasing

9 As they cross different backgrounds.
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Silver gulls over St.Kilda beach, Melbourne.
a7iv with SEL70200GM OSS2.

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Silver gulls pas de deux by Joe Lewit, on Flickr

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Silver gull on the wing by Joe Lewit, on Flickr
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Ripples.
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Spoonbill

A7IV + Sony 100-400mm

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