Birds In Flight


coker

Link Posted 20/09/2017 - 10:06
At Blashford Lakes NR, Hampshire, yesterday morning.

All K5, Sigma 15-500 @ about 450.
TAV mode 1/2000th. F8, manual focus, continuous shooting (hi)


























Thanks for looking, any thoughts most welcome!

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!

Daronl

Link Posted 20/09/2017 - 10:48
Nice work for sure, well done.

Regards
Daronl

Mike-P

Link Posted 20/09/2017 - 12:01
Hey that's my local haunt

Like the second one, would have been nice to have caught it trailing the wing through the water though
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coker

Link Posted 20/09/2017 - 12:24
Thanks, Daron.

Yes Mike, it would have been, wouldn't it.......

but...

"Miracles worked daily.
The impossible takes a little longer!"

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!

RobL

Link Posted 20/09/2017 - 17:14
Agree, no. 2 is good with the reflection and I also really like no. 6, nice grouping.

Mike-P

Link Posted 20/09/2017 - 17:16
coker wrote:
Thanks, Daron.

Yes Mike, it would have been, wouldn't it.......

Hey, you said my thoughts would be most welcome ... I can't help thinking the impossible
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pschlute

Link Posted 20/09/2017 - 18:16
Nice, especially the first of the geese photos
Peter



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Last Edited by pschlute on 20/09/2017 - 18:17

coker

Link Posted 20/09/2017 - 19:19
Thanks, Rob & Peter.

Oh, all right then, Mike.........
As it's you!




Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!

Kevriano

Link Posted 20/09/2017 - 19:42
Excellent shots. Curious, what ISO please?
K3, K3 II, 100MM 2.8 Macro, Sigma 10-20 3.5, Sigma 17-50 2.8, Nikon D7500, Tamron 150 600 G2

cardiffgareth

Link Posted 20/09/2017 - 19:57
I'm also preferring the Canadian Geese
Gareth
Welsh Photographer

My outfit: K1 gripped - Pentax D FA 24-70mm - Sigma 70-200mm ii HSM Macro - Pentax modified DA* 60-250mm f4 - Irix 15mm Firefly - Sigma 50-500mm - Pentax AF 540 FGZ Ii

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coker

Link Posted 20/09/2017 - 20:36
Cheers Gareth & Kev.

They're all iso 800, Kev, apart from no1, which was 1000.
(All are crops.)

Thanks for looking,

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!
Last Edited by coker on 20/09/2017 - 20:37

Kevriano

Link Posted 20/09/2017 - 21:25
coker wrote:
Cheers Gareth & Kev.

They're all iso 800, Kev, apart from no1, which was 1000.
(All are crops.)

Thanks for looking,

Roger.

Cheers. Good shooting. I never use TAV, but you got some good shutter speeds there for a relatively low ISO. 800 is as high as I like to shoot.
K3, K3 II, 100MM 2.8 Macro, Sigma 10-20 3.5, Sigma 17-50 2.8, Nikon D7500, Tamron 150 600 G2

Stuey

Link Posted 20/09/2017 - 21:53
Nice shots ☺

Did no one tell you that you can't shoot birds in flight, sports or anything faster than a sloth with a Pentax 😂

Being more serious these shots are very good 👍👍
K10D, K5 plus plenty of clueless enthusiasm.

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coker

Link Posted 20/09/2017 - 22:35
Yes Stuey, I think I've heard something along those lines about Pentax.......
....& yes, I've missed a few shots through slow af.

But if I can manage to focus a macro lens manually, it's only the same but a bit faster, isn't it?

The bonus is , as I found out yesterday, is that in manual focus, switched on the camera body, a much faster firing rate is achieved in continuous shooting...

so, any tardiness in focus can be compensated by a greater burst rate, in that one may go through the focus-point, then back through it again, but (in simple terms), one will have two good shots.

This wasn't thought through before the session but examining the results led me to the conclusion above.

This could, perhaps, be further refined by the use of C-I-F as well.....?
Looking forward to the next decent light day already!

Any ( non-miraculous/ impossible) thoughts, anyone?

Roger.
The more I look, the more there is to see!

Stuey

Link Posted 20/09/2017 - 22:45
Hi Roger

I couldn't resist mentioning at - I have managed birds in flight, football, rallying, motorcycle racing etc - I don't have any complaints with regard to it ☺

Af or mf both are achievable imho 👍
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