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Jun 10, 2021 14:39:34   #
Nalu Loc: Southern Arizona
 
A pleasant surprise while I was out in a wetlands on Ennis Lake Montana enjoying the busy marsh wrens. I spooked him out of a tree and he fortunately perched close by. He (she) sat for a bit checking me out but was not in a good position in the tree to photograph. I guess he finally got tired of me and decided to head back to his original tree and I was able to get him as he headed back.

I recently took the plunged and splurged for a new Sony a1. This shot was taken with the 600mm + 1.4X attached (840mm) and is only two in the series of shots where the wings are not clipped so almost full frame. I have to say, the AF system in this camera is the best that I have encountered. Much better that the A9, but I did not ever have the a9II to compare it to.

Hope you enjoy and as always, constructive criticism is always appreciated.


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Jun 10, 2021 14:50:03   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
A beautiful image.

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Jun 10, 2021 14:50:27   #
angler Loc: StHelens England
 
Excellent shot.

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Jun 10, 2021 14:59:24   #
Longshadow Loc: Audubon, PA, United States
 
Excellent depth!

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Jun 10, 2021 14:59:45   #
quixdraw Loc: American Free States -- Montana
 
Pretty much unbeatable!

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Jun 10, 2021 15:02:45   #
nimbushopper Loc: Tampa, FL
 
Good one!

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Jun 10, 2021 15:19:20   #
DrJoeS Loc: Tampa Bay area (FL)
 
Excellent capture. A fantasy shot for me.

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Jun 10, 2021 15:22:48   #
NMGal Loc: NE NM
 
Great capture.

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Jun 10, 2021 15:28:22   #
miteehigh Loc: Arizona
 
Wonderful image. I really enjoy seeing this.

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Jun 10, 2021 15:41:26   #
CHG_CANON Loc: the Windy City
 
WOW!

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Jun 10, 2021 15:41:54   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
A spectacular shot, Frank! Were you using the Sony 200 - 600?

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Jun 10, 2021 15:51:00   #
Vince68 Loc: Wappingers Falls, NY
 
Excellent shot Nalu.

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Jun 10, 2021 15:53:48   #
Nalu Loc: Southern Arizona
 
UTMike wrote:
A spectacular shot, Frank! Were you using the Sony 200 - 600?


Hey Mike (?), thanks for looking. No, this was taken with the 600mm Gm plus 1.4X converter (840mm) on a tripod w/ gimbal head. I probably would not have gotten the shot if I were hand holding considering I had to stay focused on the bird as he was sitting. I just can't hold those longer lenses, either 600 or 200-600 for any extended period of time, like if I am waiting for something to develop with a perched subject. Young flat belly types may be able to do it, but my 70+ arms will just not hold those longer lenses up that long. 😊

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Jun 10, 2021 17:47:42   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Nalu wrote:
Hey Mike (?), thanks for looking. No, this was taken with the 600mm Gm plus 1.4X converter (840mm) on a tripod w/ gimbal head. I probably would not have gotten the shot if I were hand holding considering I had to stay focused on the bird as he was sitting. I just can't hold those longer lenses, either 600 or 200-600 for any extended period of time, like if I am waiting for something to develop with a perched subject. Young flat belly types may be able to do it, but my 70+ arms will just not hold those longer lenses up that long. 😊
Hey Mike (?), thanks for looking. No, this was ta... (show quote)


At 82, I know what you mean. In my recent trip to Hilton Head I rented a Sony 200-660 and used my 1.4xtc. I agree that the Sony AF system is excellent. To help with weight I used by Sony a7C and its AF system performed excellently.

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Jun 10, 2021 17:48:04   #
joecichjr Loc: Illinois, USA
 
Nalu wrote:
A pleasant surprise while I was out in a wetlands on Ennis Lake Montana enjoying the busy marsh wrens. I spooked him out of a tree and he fortunately perched close by. He (she) sat for a bit checking me out but was not in a good position in the tree to photograph. I guess he finally got tired of me and decided to head back to his original tree and I was able to get him as he headed back.

I recently took the plunged and splurged for a new Sony a1. This shot was taken with the 600mm + 1.4X attached (840mm) and is only two in the series of shots where the wings are not clipped so almost full frame. I have to say, the AF system in this camera is the best that I have encountered. Much better that the A9, but I did not ever have the a9II to compare it to.

Hope you enjoy and as always, constructive criticism is always appreciated.
A pleasant surprise while I was out in a wetlands ... (show quote)


A fabulous portrait of focus and determination 🦉🦉🦉🦉🦉

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