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Mar 19, 2017 17:22:46   #
Regis (a regular here)
 
Partly sunny day for capturing two Robins in the forest.

Hand held. 800mm shots. All were about 50-60 feet away.

Photo #1: Canon 5Dsr - Canon 400 II DO f4 - Canon 2.0x III - 1/200 - f/8 - ISO @ 800.
Photo #2: Canon 5Dsr - Canon 400 II DO f4 - Canon 2.0x III - 1/200 - f/8 - ISO @ 800.
Photo #3: Canon 5Dsr - Canon 400 II DO f4 - Canon 2.0x III - 1/160 - f/8 - ISO @ 800.
Photo #4: Canon 5Dsr - Canon 400 II DO f4 - Canon 2.0x III - 1/160 - f/8 - ISO @ 800.


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Mar 19, 2017 17:27:35   #
CathyAnn (a regular here)
 
Beautiful shots as usual, Regis!
Mar 19, 2017 17:27:53   #
hassighedgehog (a regular here)
 
Great shots. Love the shallow depth of field, separates the object from the background very nicely.
Mar 19, 2017 17:29:40   #
Regis (a regular here)
 
CathyAnn wrote:
Beautiful shots as usual, Regis!


Thank you very much, CathyAnn.
Mar 19, 2017 17:32:48   #
Longshadow (a regular here)
 
Cool shots!
Mar 19, 2017 17:38:29   #
Regis (a regular here)
 
hassighedgehog wrote:
Great shots. Love the shallow depth of field, separates the object from the background very nicely.


Thank you very much, hassighedgehog. The shallow depth of field can be both good or bad. If the bird is less than 20 feet away, then the whole
bird might not be in focus if it's f/8 or brighter. I can focus down to about 10 feet with this lens. But, this lens is great for IQ and sharpness and can
be hand held due to its smaller size and lower weight compared to a Sigma 150-600 Sport.
 
Mar 19, 2017 17:39:48   #
Regis (a regular here)
 
Longshadow wrote:
Cool shots!


Thank you very much, Longshadow.
Mar 19, 2017 17:54:54   #
kpmac (a regular here)
 
Quite nice, Regis.
Mar 19, 2017 19:12:35   #
carlysue (a regular here)
 
Well done,Regis! I love seeing the pattern of the breast feathers,little scallops all aligned perfectly. Your DOF allows this little guy to really stand out, almost 3D! Certainly spring's harbinger! Are those Hawthorne berries? Hard to believe there's any leftovers after the snowy,cold winter!
Mar 19, 2017 19:56:14   #
Regis (a regular here)
 
carlysue wrote:
Well done,Regis! I love seeing the pattern of the breast feathers,little scallops all aligned perfectly. Your DOF allows this little guy to really stand out, almost 3D! Certainly spring's harbinger! Are those Hawthorne berries? Hard to believe there's any leftovers after the snowy,cold winter!


I am not sure if they are berries or flower buds? It's beginning to get into the 50+ degree range, so I expect the Osprey to make
an appearance soon. There still isn't much for the wild birds to eat because we had a very cold and snowy Winter (112" of snow-normal is about 65").
But, I feel the pangs of Spring in the air. 99% of our snow is gone in our lower elevations, but there is still a lot of snow in out mountains which is causing
some minor flooding in the river valleys.
The DOF is very shallow with this superb lens ($6900) which is nice, but one's focus has to be precise, so I always take multiple shots so that at least one turns out well.
I am still hand holding my shots because most small birds won't sit still long enough to use and set-up a tripod.
Here I go rambling on. Sorry about that.
I thank you for your gracious reply, Carly Sue.
Mar 19, 2017 19:56:54   #
Regis (a regular here)
 
kpmac wrote:
Quite nice, Regis.


I thank you very much, kpmac.
 
Mar 19, 2017 20:04:53   #
MattPhox
 
Nice shots. Your robins are much prettier than around here.
Mar 19, 2017 20:28:22   #
Regis (a regular here)
 
MattPhox wrote:
Nice shots. Your robins are much prettier than around here.


Thank you very much, MattPhox. We have a couple of Robin specious and this is the prettiest of the two.
Mar 19, 2017 20:45:54   #
Jim Bob (a regular here)
 
These images are a little contrasty and softly focused for my taste. Not the quality I admire in Regis' eagle shots. My 2 cents.
Mar 19, 2017 23:22:55   #
Regis (a regular here)
 
Jim Bob wrote:
These images are a little contrasty and softly focused for my taste. Not the quality I admire in Regis' eagle shots. My 2 cents.


Aaaaahhh, that too bad.
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