A Waddon Swan


McGregNi

Link Posted 25/03/2017 - 20:38
The Waddon Ponds, on the Sutton & Croydon border in South London, is a small haven and respite from the busy main roads that dominate the area. I was lucky early this week that this one swan was very ameniable and was happy to parade around right near the ponds edge .....

Pentax K7, D FA28-105mm, around 70mm, F8.0, ISO200, 1/1000 sec














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Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

MrB

Link Posted 25/03/2017 - 23:18
Great detail there, Nigel. I think that lens is great on APS-C - I'm pleased I followed your example!

Cheers.
Philip

08tiger

Link Posted 25/03/2017 - 23:56
Lovely shots, who needs a K 1
C&C welcome.
Don.

McGregNi

Link Posted 26/03/2017 - 00:20
Thanks Philip, its the lens that stays on the K7 mostly now .... very versatile!

Thanks also Don .... 'needs'? Now that's always a difficult one to answer. But 'wants'? Thats easy! Yes I want a K1 .... but the K7 is holding out in the meantime
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

pschlute

Link Posted 26/03/2017 - 08:19
Very nice.
Peter



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AlJones2402

Link Posted 26/03/2017 - 09:23
Very nice indeed Nigel. 🖒

RobL

Link Posted 26/03/2017 - 09:49
I especially like the first one with the orange in the reflection and the lovely rich blue water, a very amenable subject!

McGregNi

Link Posted 26/03/2017 - 14:48
. Thanks also guys
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

pschlute

Link Posted 26/03/2017 - 15:41
and probably the most difficult subject to get correct exposure for.
Peter



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Dorset_Mike

Link Posted 26/03/2017 - 16:10
Lovely crisp shots there, Nigel, and rich colours. I wouldn't let your K-7 hear you mention the K-1 while it's working so well.
Regards,
Mike
Regards,
Mike

Every day's a holiday!

McGregNi

Link Posted 26/03/2017 - 19:20
Shhh! Yes you're right, the K7 doesn't even know there were better cameras that came along after it. It seems to not care and carry on regardless!

Thanks again Peter, thank goodness for the histogram ....
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

DrOrloff

Link Posted 26/03/2017 - 22:42
The K7 is just fine in bright light as in this scene. But in lower light then it was simply blown away by the K5.
You can see some of my photos here if you are so inclined

Fishbones

Link Posted 26/03/2017 - 23:18
Fantastic trio of shots with no 1 being a superb image, I think the credit goes to the photographer though

McGregNi

Link Posted 27/03/2017 - 16:10
DrOrloff wrote:
The K7 is just fine in bright light as in this scene. But in lower light then it was simply blown away by the K5.

Damn it, there goes my planned 'Midnight Swans at Waddon Ponds' photoshoot !

Thanks Fishbones, I'm glad you liked them
My Guides to the Pentax Digital Camera Flash Lighting System : Download here from the PentaxForums Homepage Article .... link
Pentax K7 with BG-4 Grip / Samyang 14mm f2.8 ED AS IF UMC / DA18-55mm f3.5-5.6 AL WR / SMC A28mm f2.8 / D FA 28-105mm / SMC F35-70 f3.5-4.5 / SMC A50mm f1.7 / Tamron AF70-300mm f4-5.6 Di LD macro / SMC M75-150mm f4.0 / Tamron Adaptall (CT-135) 135mm f2.8 / Asahi Takumar-A 2X tele-converter / Pentax AF-540FGZ (I & II) Flashes / Cactus RF60/X Flashes & V6/V6II Transceiver

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 27/03/2017 - 20:36
The shadows have lovely rich depth to them. I prefer the opening image with the beak reflection
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

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