Bird Long shots


Link Posted 06/10/2010 - 15:31
I went to the estuary near my hometown to shoot some easy birds

Focusing the Pentacon 300mm F4 + Quantaray 2x TC was hard, but I managed to get some shots.

IMGP2732 by eduardodourado, on Flickr

IMGP2730 by eduardodourado, on Flickr

IMGP2624 by eduardodourado, on Flickr


Link Posted 07/10/2010 - 04:12
I like them - nice and sharp.
I presume you had to manually focus?


Link Posted 07/10/2010 - 08:24
Nice shots especially the 2nd. I like the
detail in the birds wings.
Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff



Link Posted 07/10/2010 - 13:27
Yes, manual focus of course. Fortunately they fly kind of slow, otherwise I'd never be able to follow.


Link Posted 07/10/2010 - 13:50
Well caught! The fastest left hand in the west.

When something goes wrong in the circus, they send clowns into the arena to distract the audience.


Link Posted 07/10/2010 - 14:27
Very impressive for that lens and TC! When I first saw these I couldn't believe how sharp they were, especially with the TC. I'm guessing they must be significantly softer at larger sizes?

PS Wonky horizon
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Link Posted 08/10/2010 - 06:20
And good panning too Ed, with the 2nd.
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