The Winter Favourite


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The Robin is always a favourite at this time of year. This little chap was puffing his feathers out against the bitter cold, at RSPB Old Moor Reserve, near Barnsley, South Yorkshire.

I'm quite proud of this shot, hand-held with no camera support at 1/15 with a 300mm DA*300, no cropping, this is the full image.
27/01/2019 - 18:02davidstorm
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/15
Aperturef/4.5
ISO800
Focal Length300mm

reso

Link Posted 27/01/2019 - 18:04
very sharp
very well taken
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RobL

Link Posted 27/01/2019 - 18:24
A gem of a shot.

GIULIO57

Link Posted 27/01/2019 - 19:45
10 out of 10
PPG
Link Posted 27/01/2019 - 22:32
A cracking image indeed
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alfpics

Link Posted 28/01/2019 - 08:24
RobL wrote:
A gem of a shot.

+ 1
Andy

davidtrout

Link Posted 28/01/2019 - 09:44
Amazingly sharp considering the fact that this was taken with a 300mm lens hand held at 1/15th sec. Not just a testament to the shake reduction quality of the K3 but also a example of a photographer with a steady hand and extraordinary skill.
David
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davidstorm

Link Posted 28/01/2019 - 14:00
davidtrout wrote:
Amazingly sharp considering the fact that this was taken with a 300mm lens hand held at 1/15th sec. Not just a testament to the shake reduction quality of the K3 but also a example of a photographer with a steady hand and extraordinary skill.
David

Thanks for this comment David, this little chap was hiding in a hedge at the side of the pathway, so it was quite dark, it was also approaching the end of the day so light levels were dropping. I don't like to increase the ISO too high so took my chances with the shutter speed, it was only when I got home I realised it was 1/15 and I'm amazed there isn't any shake. I took a sequence of these, there are a few that are this sharp and a few I will discard due to camera movement.

Cheers David
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Dorset_Mike

Link Posted 28/01/2019 - 17:05
You only need one like this. Liked.
Regards,
Mike

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K10D

Link Posted 28/01/2019 - 19:47
Seriously good capture. Kudos to your camera skills David.

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davidwozhere

Link Posted 29/01/2019 - 01:01
You are right to be pleased with it. It's a super shot and the circumstances make it more so.
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davidstorm

Link Posted 29/01/2019 - 21:42
Thank you to everyone who has commented
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senn

Link Posted 31/01/2019 - 20:52
agree with all above !..
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leep

Link Posted 01/02/2019 - 13:35
Amazing. Beautiful image
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