A few birdy shots down at the local reserve.


Link Posted 29/12/2017 - 20:06
Took the K-3II and 250-450mm for a workout at my local reserve, I was hoping to photograph the Kingfisher but it was a bit too cold I think. Backgrounds are a bit busy for my liking but the light was pretty good.

Bluetit by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Long Tailed Tit Blashford Lakes by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Siskin Blashford Lakes by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Chaffinch Blashford Lakes by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

Nuthatch Blashford Lakes by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr

And a squirrel pretending to be a bird

Grey squirrel in a tree by Mike.Pursey, on Flickr
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 29/12/2017 - 20:14


Link Posted 29/12/2017 - 20:20
I like the look of that 250-450 lens. Is it part 150-450 and part 250-600 ?



Link Posted 29/12/2017 - 21:09
Beautiful shots!
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Link Posted 29/12/2017 - 21:32
Amazing shots, love every single one.
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Link Posted 29/12/2017 - 21:37
Blythman wrote:
I like the look of that 250-450 lens. Is it part 150-450 and part 250-600 ?

As no-one was interested in the 250-600mm I cannibalised it to make a bespoke portable 250-450mm lens that doesn't require a tripod every time I use it. I also intend to use the 100mm left to from the short end and 150mm from the long end to make a D-FA* 250mm F5.6 macro lens

Gajan wrote:
Beautiful shots!

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Link Posted 30/12/2017 - 04:34
Great set of pictures.
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Link Posted 30/12/2017 - 06:55
Great set, very sharp and I quite like the backgrounds of the first two.

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Link Posted 30/12/2017 - 09:26
Impressive detail and clarity. Well photographed.

Best regards


Link Posted 30/12/2017 - 10:59
Yep, beautiful set.
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Link Posted 30/12/2017 - 11:28
Cracking set, like he siskin and the long-tailed tit particularly!
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Link Posted 30/12/2017 - 12:31
Really enjoy these photographs, they look perfect, really lovely.

You're fully justifying the investment made on that fantastic one off lens!


Link Posted 30/12/2017 - 20:20
I'm lucky if I get a sparrow by me at the mo! Lovely set
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Link Posted 31/12/2017 - 03:49
really nice shots, lots of detail and well posed
C&C welcome.


Link Posted 31/12/2017 - 08:01
Hi Mike,

Great shots!

May I ask a question? How does the 150-450 compare to the DA*300, IQ-wise?
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Link Posted 31/12/2017 - 10:25
Super set,
No need to criticise the backgrounds,
Like them all.
I know what i like, If not always why.
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