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Peter Connan

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #795 on: May 11, 2020, 18:59:31 »
Excellent shots gentlemen.




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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #796 on: May 11, 2020, 19:18:56 »
Nice shot Peter, very sharp, god pose.

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #797 on: May 12, 2020, 01:55:38 »
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The way you “froze” the water makes it look like a swimmer just came out of the water
Bent, thanks for your comment.  This was mostly a lucky one, as the duck was diving its face into and out of the water very quickly, and most others I took were mis-timed.  Auto-focus was also having difficulty.  For birds I set my camera up to use dynamic 9-point group AF, which works well for me for tracking birds in flight.  However, for a photo like this d-9 AF tends to lock on to bright/high-contrast water droplets flying around the subject and results in a lot of well-focused water photos and not so many in-focus birds (it happens a lot when I'm taking photos of ducks, gulls and geese landing on the water).  I guess single-point AF would fix the problem.  I should set up a button to alternate between d-9 and single point AF, as Peter mentions in a reply a bit further up this thread.  Cheers again, John

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #798 on: May 12, 2020, 17:25:48 »
Nice shot Peter, very sharp, god pose.
:Hello Peter, that is really a masterpiece. How many hours have you been waitin to get that result?
bye bye, richard

Peter Connan

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #799 on: May 12, 2020, 19:53:21 »
Thank you very much Bent and Fentriss.

I have lost count. However, my daughter helped me very much with this particular photo. By planting some small tomatoes...
Now just to get one without the wall.

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #800 on: May 17, 2020, 16:46:37 »
Woodland Kingfisher
In the rain
With food.


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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #801 on: May 17, 2020, 17:50:55 »
Sylvia melanocephala on mountain Hymettus just out of Athens.
Never measure the height of a mountain until you reach its top

Peter Connan

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #802 on: May 18, 2020, 17:19:51 »
Beautiful Elsid

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #803 on: May 18, 2020, 17:22:09 »
Peter and Elias
Beautiful pictures, caught in the right moment.

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #804 on: May 18, 2020, 17:23:33 »
Thank you very much Bent

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #805 on: May 18, 2020, 18:27:24 »
Now i know, it seems you are a bird with a camera build inside? (...with a smile in my face...) Those photos are magnificent. greetings, bye bye richard

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #806 on: May 19, 2020, 17:45:35 »
 ;D

Thank you very much Fentriss


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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #807 on: May 19, 2020, 21:37:22 »
Thank you Peter and Bent for your kind words.
Peter your bird photos are excellent.
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Peter Connan

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #808 on: May 20, 2020, 19:35:10 »
Thank you very much Elsid

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Re: [Theme] Show Birds
« Reply #809 on: May 25, 2020, 16:31:23 »
A Red-necked Grebe shaking its head after diving.
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