Kingfisher and Infrared


Link Posted 08/10/2016 - 19:59
First decent wildlife shots I've managed for what seems like ages. Spent the morning in the company of a female kingfisher.

I also took along the converted K-01 that I bought off Derek for its first outing

The Kingfisher shots were with the K-1 and the 150-450mm, while I had the DA 21mm on the K-01 with a 760nm filter.




Link Posted 08/10/2016 - 20:06
Alan cracking set of images

I do like the infrared images how lucky where you to have the swan land into the photo
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Link Posted 08/10/2016 - 20:19
Great set Alan. What software did you use to PP the IR images?
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Link Posted 08/10/2016 - 20:22
Fantastic set Alan. 👍


Link Posted 08/10/2016 - 21:26
What a lovely set, the last image with The Swan is so beautiful
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Link Posted 08/10/2016 - 23:42
Well that didn't take you long to get to grips with
Cracking set
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Link Posted 09/10/2016 - 07:02
Lovely set, I think the 4th is my favourite
C&C welcome.


Link Posted 09/10/2016 - 07:30
Great work Alan. The IR shots stand up just as well as the KF.

Best regards


Link Posted 09/10/2016 - 09:12
All fantastic shots, you certainly sem to have got to grips with IR quickly!
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Link Posted 09/10/2016 - 10:53
Thanks everyone. Think I might enjoy this IR malarky. It may not be too apparent, but in the swan picture there are two large cygnets at the far RH side. The adult swan was chasing them off.

Barrie, as to processing, I shoot in DNG. I used the DNG Profile editor to adjust the WB profile for the camera. Used that profile when importing into lightroom. Converted to B&W. Did a few basic tweaks to highlights and shadows. Then imported to Silver Effex where I used the Structure (harsh) preset. I use that more than any other for normal photography too. Then I put it back into lightroom for more tweaks.



Link Posted 09/10/2016 - 21:56
Just superb Alan, I love all of the Kingfisher shots, but the IR of the Swan is pretty spectacular.


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Link Posted 09/10/2016 - 23:21
Lovely, especially 3 and 6. Great stuff. K.
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Link Posted 11/10/2016 - 21:03
Thanks Davis and Kris. Wrong time of the year to buy into IR. But its a good start

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