At Langford Lakes...


coker

Link Posted 06/02/2012 - 20:05
All K7, 55-300.

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5)





hope they are of interest.

C&C more than welcome.

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Frankie

Link Posted 06/02/2012 - 20:17
I wish I'd taken No 4. Only time I even see a Kingfisher is when its flying past at warp speed.
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Blythman

Link Posted 06/02/2012 - 20:19
Very nice Roger. Particularly like #3 and #4. Lovely kingfisher, she's a beauty.
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brianfromwilts

Link Posted 06/02/2012 - 21:11
hi roger so you visited robins hide then very nice shots ,i am realy looking forwards to the new area opening soon should be something special.brian

walkeja

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 10:56
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18-135mm kit lens

and which kit lens is that?
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Gwyn

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 11:06
I really like the simplicity of #3. #4 is a really good shot of a kingfisher, in fact they are all good, but those two are my favourites, in that order.

walkeja wrote:
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18-135mm kit lens

and which kit lens is that?

The 18-135 is a K-5 kit lens. Like other kit lenses it is also available separately.

Pentaxophile

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 11:17
I like shot 2, the organic swirling pattern of the flock of birds reminds me of a Jackson Pollack painting! Shot 4 is beautiful, about as good a shot of a kingfisher as I've seen.
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Rees

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 11:30
Photograph No 4 is just excellent
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Stuey

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 12:28
I like them all but 3, 4 and 5 stand out for me
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coker

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 13:14
Thanks, all for your kind, encouraging remarks.
Quite right, Brian. it's a good place isn't it?
& it'll be even better when the reed beds are up & running!

The 18-135 is not the lens I used, nor is it the one mentioned by me in my original post(!)

All taken on K7, 55-300!

Thanks again,

Roger.
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Unlocker

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 15:30
Liking the kingfishers, obviously!

It's a shame the 2nd one is a bit softer than the 1st one though, looks like the focus point has shifted a bit looking at the branch?

Sounds like you shot them from a hide? Reason I ask is that if you could get a bit lower I'm sure they would look even better!

Either way, good job with only 300mm!

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Gwyn

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 15:49
coker wrote:

The 18-135 is not the lens I used, nor is it the one mentioned by me in my original post(!)

Roger.

I know that Roger - I was replying to Walkeja's off topic comment, which I assume was referring to Frankie's signature .
Sorry for polluting your thread. I do like the photos as I said

aliengrove

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 17:00
#4 is great, could be in a birding book. I quite like #2, but the sky looks the wrong colour; perhaps a touch more of the the ground in the shot would have been better too..
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coker

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 17:15
Thanks very much, you're all most kind.

Yes, Danny, from a hide, but not possible to get lower. I suppose being so close & @ 300mm., DOF is so restricted, I may have adjusted my position to get the second shot & it was just enough to soften it off. As can be seen, the bird hadn't moved!

Thanks, Jonathan. The sky is a different colour to as-shot, but it was rather muddy as it was.....
I just wanted that anchor of the strip of bank in the shot to emphasize the movement & mass of the flock. I'll post the original & you can see what I mean & what you may think would be an alternative result.

Thanks for the constructive.

Roger.
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Last Edited by coker on 07/02/2012 - 17:18

coker

Link Posted 07/02/2012 - 18:12
The original of no. 2:





Please feel free to adjust/edit as you will.

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