A couple of hours out shooting our feathered friends.


Link Posted 19/09/2021 - 17:50
A pleasant few hours out yesterday morning with the K-1 and 150-450mm

White Egret Mono by Michael Pursey, on Flickr

Cormorant by Michael Pursey, on Flickr

Swan in Flight by Michael Pursey, on Flickr

Egret by Michael Pursey, on Flickr

Grey Heron by Michael Pursey, on Flickr

Redstart by Michael Pursey, on Flickr
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Link Posted 19/09/2021 - 18:29
Excellent set Mike, the Grey Heron and the Red Start are the pick of the set for me, an excellent lens shown to its max


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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax DFA 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax DFA* 24 - 70 F2.8

Samyang 14mm F2.8, Pentax DFA* 70-200 F2.8

K3iii + K3ii + K5iis converted to IR, Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Pentax 55 - 300 F4.5 / F5.6 PLM


Link Posted 19/09/2021 - 19:05
Very impressed with all but particularly like the Egret with its leg raised. Also impressed with the Redstart, well captured against the nicely blurred background.

K1000, Espio 140, ist, istD, K70, K3iii and numerous lenses, just don't tell my wife.


Link Posted 19/09/2021 - 19:38
There's so much swagger in the first shot

Great set!
All the gear with no idea


Link Posted 20/09/2021 - 01:33
I would be pleased to get just one of these! Lovely work.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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Link Posted 20/09/2021 - 06:51
Nice set Mike, lovely to see the K1 and the big zoom produce such nice BIF images in skilled hands


Link Posted 20/09/2021 - 09:47
Fabulous shots.

Favourite is definitely the Egret mono and agree 100% with HarisF1's description of it.

Those Egrets are like Herons on steroids.

Great combo as Daron says.




Link Posted 20/09/2021 - 18:29
Thanks for the comments.

I must admit my favourite is the first one as well, the problem with it was that it was shot through some long grass that put a shadow over both wings just leaving the main body clear. By processing it in black and white the shadows don't show anywhere near as much ... and I actually prefer it that way anyway.
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Link Posted 22/09/2021 - 16:40
Very cool. Enjoyed these thanks.


Link Posted 26/09/2021 - 14:47
Really like that 2nd Egret image
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