BIF with the K3iii + 150 - 450 Lens ( image heavy )


Chrism8

Link Posted 30/08/2021 - 12:54
A long awaited trip due to recent work and weather combinations to our local WWT reserve this morning, sky and light not great, high-ish ISO ( 800 ) but a decent practice with the K3iii.

A selection of birds shot, from geese to pidgeons ( fairly fast and indecisive ) with a hovering pidg / dove about 100m away
























Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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

Sigma 100-300 F4, 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

LennyBloke

Link Posted 30/08/2021 - 12:58
Super advert for the capabilities of the K3III (and the photographer of course ) - some great clarity here

Don't like the pidgeons - but that's personal
LennyBloke

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 30/08/2021 - 21:38
Love the shape of the birds and how sharp they are! The pigeon is awesome, can we see a mono version?
Gareth
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1stEverPentax

Link Posted 30/08/2021 - 23:29
Some excellent shots there Chris and with more Pentaxians using the K3 III by the week, I think it's fair to conclude that the AF performance that the brand previously lacked has been well and truly delivered now.

davidwozhere

Link Posted 31/08/2021 - 01:55
The geese are wonderful, especially the one on final approach.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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richandfleur

Link Posted 31/08/2021 - 02:50
Nice!

pschlute

Link Posted 31/08/2021 - 06:17
Very nice.
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Chrism8

Link Posted 31/08/2021 - 07:37
cardiffgareth wrote:
Love the shape of the birds and how sharp they are! The pigeon is awesome, can we see a mono version?

Hopefully you mean this one Gareth



Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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

Sigma 100-300 F4, 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

Lubbyman

Link Posted 31/08/2021 - 08:54
Impressive performance by camera, lens and, of course, photographer .

As a matter of personal taste, I prefer to see a bit of blur in the wings of a bird in flight that's flapping its wings (as opposed to gliding). Without it, the bird looks rather like a static model. It's the avian equivalent of wanting to see a bit of prop blur in picture of aircraft in flight. Am I alone in this?

Steve

Chrism8

Link Posted 31/08/2021 - 09:03
Lubbyman wrote:
I prefer to see a bit of blur in the wings of a bird in flight that's flapping its wings (as opposed to gliding).Steve

Morning Steve, The birds in most cases weren't gliding but I know what you mean, I do prefer the props on aircraft to be blurred.

It does get a tad tricker, the one below shot at 1/200 sec to blur the wings with a K3iii plus a 150 - 450 at nearly max extension and handheld



Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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

Sigma 100-300 F4, 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

Daronl

Link Posted 31/08/2021 - 09:16
Lovely set showing the capability of the K3.3 in the hands of a skilled photographer and of course the marvellous spectacle of BIF
Daronl
Last Edited by Daronl on 31/08/2021 - 09:17

Pwynnej

Link Posted 31/08/2021 - 09:44
Timing is rather good too......

Slimbridge?
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Chrism8

Link Posted 31/08/2021 - 10:03
Pwynnej wrote:
Timing is rather good too...... Slimbridge?

Yes, Slimbridge, it did get overrun by ankle bighters from midday yesterday so as the light was poor I came away, but a good 2.5 hours practice
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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

Sigma 100-300 F4, 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

Pwynnej

Link Posted 31/08/2021 - 13:13
Same as London WWT, it starts out quiet, then families appear and the birds disappear!
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100. The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

tigershoot

Link Posted 31/08/2021 - 22:38
Great shots Chris. What setting do you use for the AF? I always use just the centre spot as I never trust the camera to get it right.
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