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PostPosted: Thu Feb 10, 2011 11:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Helios wrote:
Olivier ... Mirror lenses cannot be stopped down ... No diaphragm ! Very Happy

I discovered that ! Laughing


PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 4:24 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nikkor 300mm ED-IF f4.5, Nikon D300. Taken in Hwange National Park, Zimbabwe.



PostPosted: Tue Feb 15, 2011 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cat by Cat Tamron SP 500 F8 - handheld



PostPosted: Mon Feb 21, 2011 5:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

This is my new dog Zorki. EBC Fujinon 1.4/50mm, Chinon CE-3, Ektar 100 @ 80.



~Marc


PostPosted: Thu Feb 24, 2011 6:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

gecko with nikon 50/1,8


PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

with Nikon D90 and Nikkor 135/2.8 @ f2.8



PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

WOW !!! Shocked

What a wonderful picture !
Congratulations.

How do you call this bird ?
It's beautiful.


PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

thanks... and about the name heheh I really don't know, it's description and name was on the other side of the "enclosure", this photo was taken in a local ZOO

I was around 2m away from the bird Smile


PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With Nikon D40 and Soligor 80-200/4.5 @ 200/4.5



PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With Nikon D80 and Mamiya 135/2.8 @ f2.8



PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I just realized that I've had many Nikon DSLRs Smile
D40, D50, D70, D80, D90, D2h, D300s... and started with Canon 300D Laughing


PostPosted: Fri Mar 04, 2011 10:58 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

With Nikon D70 and MIR 35/2 @ f2.8



PostPosted: Wed Mar 16, 2011 10:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

When using my dSLR (a Pentax k20d) I have made taking pictures of birds in action (with MF-lenses) a speciallity of mine. Here some samples:

First three pictures taken with the Tair-3 4.5/300 at f4.5. The last one with the MC 3M-5CA 8/500 mirrorlens.

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PostPosted: Fri Mar 25, 2011 9:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Snow geese in the Skagit Valley. Soligor T4 400mm f6.3, Nikon D300.





PostPosted: Sun Mar 27, 2011 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great shots Gaeger!


PostPosted: Thu Mar 31, 2011 9:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

1 and 2 are awesome, Bogie!


PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 6:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Newton! Here are some more (all shot with the Tair-3-PhS 4,5/300 at f4.5)

1. Fighting Nilegeese


2. Nilegoose


3. Woodpigeon


4. Tufted Duck


PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Shocked WOW WOW WOW !!!

Wonderful photos !
I find it very hard to be in focus on flying birds with MF lenses.
Here at f4.5 you managed to be right in focus. Congrats.

What is your technique ?
How many shots for one good ? Smile


PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 7:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks!
Olivier wrote:
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Here at f4.5 you managed to be right in focus....

You'll need the biggest aperture possible because you want high speeds.
Olivier wrote:
What is your technique ?
How many shots for one good ? Smile

The hardest part is trying to predict from which direction and on which distance the bird will pass you. Knowing the behaviour of the species helps a lot. The most easy is to let the bird fly into focus. After some practice I usually need about 3 to 5 shots to get a good one.


PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Bogie.
So, it's like in a race when we set focus on a point where cars will come in, but here it's much more difficult to predict where birds will pass. Right ? Smile


PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 8:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olivier wrote:
Thank you Bogie.
So, it's like in a race when we set focus on a point where cars will come in, but here it's much more difficult to predict where birds will pass. Right ? Smile

True, but the bigger the distance, the longer the DOF and thus the margin of sharpness.


PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Olivier wrote:
Bogie wrote:
Olivier wrote:
Thank you Bogie.
So, it's like in a race when we set focus on a point where cars will come in, but here it's much more difficult to predict where birds will pass. Right ? Smile

True, but the bigger the distance, the longer the DOF and thus the margin of sharpness.

Thank you for reminding this very important point.
Did you crop some ?
I have to give it a try with the different long guns I have. Wink


PostPosted: Fri Apr 01, 2011 9:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

All are 25 to 50% crops.


PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 4:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Another trip to the Skagit Valley. Soligor T4 400mm f6.3, Nikon D300.




PostPosted: Wed Apr 06, 2011 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

A shot from January during partial eclipse of sun, many birds were flying low.
Shot with Pentacon 200mm 1:4 @f4 I think, can't remember. No PP.