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Chrism8
Posted 15/08/2022 - 13:34 Link
A trip to WWT Arundel paid off the other week, light was poor and harsh, All K3iii + 150 - 450 handheld, back next year for another attempt

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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

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
pschlute
Posted 15/08/2022 - 13:56 Link
I am envious as I have never seen a Kingfisher when I had a camera on me.

The third is The stand out one for me due to the colours. I think 1+2 could be easily improved with some selective dodging and burning.
bforbes
Posted 15/08/2022 - 14:19 Link
Cracking set and agree with Peter, number 3 for me.
Pwynnej
Posted 15/08/2022 - 14:45 Link
I was at Arundel a few weeks back too, there are two pairs apparently. I took some at the Sand Martin Hide and unfortunately the windows were screwed shut (for the Sand Martin's benefit) so I had an extra layer of smudged glass. In spite of this, I managed a few shots of a singular bird and only when I was walking back to the car to get out before the gates close (I saw the bird at 1600! gates were closing at 1630!! 1630!!) - so time was short.

Lovely images, but I can't share mine as I was using my other system..
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. SMC-FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. HD-FA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon
Chrism8
Posted 15/08/2022 - 15:31 Link
I know, the windows were screwed shut for the benefit of the KF's this time

The first image was shot from the left-hand side of the hide, about 45 deg to the fairly dirty glass.

I was first in the hide on the 2nd attempt so had choice of position.
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

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
Edited by Chrism8: 15/08/2022 - 15:31
Chrism8
Posted 15/08/2022 - 16:17 Link
pschlute wrote:
I am envious as I have never seen a Kingfisher when I had a camera on me.

The third is The stand out one for me due to the colours. I think 1+2 could be easily improved with some selective dodging and burning.

Thanks Peter, I have already dialed out some highlights on the branch and fish and lifted shadows particularly on the KF
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

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
pschlute
Posted 15/08/2022 - 20:43 Link
I would go a bit further Chris, like this......

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Chrism8
Posted 15/08/2022 - 21:13 Link
Thanks Peter, I'll have another go, I'm not keen on pushing my images to far, prefer more natural shots but will certainly relook at them

Thank you
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

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
Posted 16/08/2022 - 10:20 Link
Nice shooting Chris - I know what you mean about keeping the look as natural as possible, but quite a lot can be "pulled out" from some shots and still look quite natural
LennyBloke

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