My birds collection


piotro

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 22:25
Decided to select my best bird takes, still plenty of archive to go through, but have chosen some (some of these I've posted on the forum in the past).
Mostly taken with K20D, some with K10D, lenses were 55-300mm (until today I'm still impressed by this lens - in its class) and 60-250mm.
All taken handheld (sometimes elbow supported on something if it was possible, no mono/tri-pods were used).

If you click on the photo it will open with a bit better quality and sharpness - forum thingy.

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Last Edited by piotro on 03/01/2012 - 22:29

davidstorm

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 22:30
Some stunners in there - I particularly like the Nuthatch and the Blue Tit hanging head downwards on the catkins.

Regards
David
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Some cameras, some lenses, some bits 'n' bobs

stub

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 22:40
Nuthatch is a stunner..
K-1Gripped K-1 ungripped K-5ii K7 Various lenses

Stuart..

fatspider

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 23:16
stub wrote:
Nuthatch is a stunner..

I agree, superb shot.
My Names Alan, and I'm a lensaholic.
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Jumbo48

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 23:33
A wonderful collection, they are all very good, thank you for sharing these with us.
Regards John/Jumbo

JAK

Link Posted 03/01/2012 - 23:57
Wonderful lot. The pigeon looks like he's thinking "hurry up and get on with it!"

Not only are the subjects nicely taken they're all well exposed and lovely and sharp. Well done.

John
John K

ChrisA

Link Posted 04/01/2012 - 00:18
The first one seems to be just slightly - just slightly, mind you - over processed to me, but the rest are delightful.

I've been trying to photograph birds a little since getting the Bigma, but without much result, other than to educate me in how hard it is to get them sharp, natural, and well-exposed all at once.

Which these very much are.
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Pentax K-3, DA18-135, DA35 F2.4, DA17-70, DA55-300, FA28-200, A50 F1.7, A100 F4 Macro, A400 F5.6, Sigma 10-20 EXDC, 50-500 F4.5-6.3 APO DG OS Samsung flash SEF-54PZF(x2)
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matwhittington

Link Posted 04/01/2012 - 06:23
A cracking set - very nicely executed all of them. I especially like the grumpy looking pigeon and the Blue Tit with a wayward feather, but all are excellent.

Regards
Mat W

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paulgee20

Link Posted 04/01/2012 - 06:29
Great shots all of them Piotr, especially the Nuthatch.

Regards

Paul
K5's (2)both gripped, K10d gripped, Pentax 28-90 f3.5, Sigma 18-250mm, Sigma 150-500mm. Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro, Sigma 10-20 f.4-5.6.EX DC, Hoya 135 f2.8, Take on 28mm f2.8 Pentax AF360 flash, 2 fill in slaves. 30 metre remote release, Rt angle viewfinder, Giotto NOT 3261B Tripod with Manfrotto 808Rd4 ball head, Manfroto 4861RC2 monopoly, shoulder stock, various filters etc, Panasonic SET HBS HD Video cam, Tamrac Explorer 8x backpack and a sore back.....
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Paul

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trickletreat

Link Posted 04/01/2012 - 08:49
A really lovely well shot and chosen set, you have even brought a bit of comedy and the pidgin picture is great.
Nigel

jeeess1967

Link Posted 04/01/2012 - 13:50
Piotro, Truly great shots. regards, jeeess
K-5, K-7 and K10D, Pentax 18-135 WR,18-55 WR,Pentax 28-105,Sigma 28-300, Sigma 28-80 (Macro) and Pentax 50-200 WR.

johnwhit

Link Posted 04/01/2012 - 14:01
A lovely set #'s 5, 10, 11, 12 are my favourites.

John
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In LBA hiatus.

Blythman

Link Posted 04/01/2012 - 14:20
My favourites ar #2,#4,#10,#11
Alan


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Frogfish

Link Posted 04/01/2012 - 14:27
OK this is not going to go down well.

Very beautiful shots of birds ...... as opposed to beautiful shots in themselves ... until we get to my favourite (#9) and despite myself the stunning Nuthatch shot. Why do I say that ? Like taking pictures at the zoo for me the best bird shots are those that have no man-made object in the frame.

*stands back and awaits rotten veggies*
http://frogfish.smugmug.com/ Pentax. Pentax DA*300/4, Cosina 55/1.2, Lens Baby Composer Pro & Edge 80, AFA x1.7, Metz 50 af1.
Nikon. D800. D600. Sigma 500/4.5, Nikon 300/2.8 VRII, Sigma 120-300/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 21/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 35/2.0, Sigma 50/1.4, Nikkor 85/1.8, Nikon TC20EIII, Nikon TC14EII, Kenko x1.4, Sigma 2.0

Blythman

Link Posted 04/01/2012 - 14:54
Partly see where you are coming from. I don't like them with bait in. In #3 the tit looks fabulous. Spoilt by a nut
Alan


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