Well plucked!


Photo Information
Sparrowhawk feeding on kill
23/04/2015 - 11:33paulgee20
CategoryWildlife / Nature
Shutter Speed1/125
Aperturef/6.3
LensN/A
ISO400
Focal Length500mm
Views/Likes27/0

paulgee20

Link Posted 23/04/2015 - 11:36
Straight off camera except for heavy crop. K10d with Sigma 150-500 @500mm, ISO400, 1/180 @f6.3 late evening light
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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Photography is an index for measuring futility and pride.......

Paul

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Teaka53

Link Posted 23/04/2015 - 14:59
I think the heavy crop has lost the sharpness, but can understand why you did it
Malc

davidwozhere

Link Posted 24/04/2015 - 01:02
The graininess is forgiveable for that shot.
Both the *istDS and the K5 are incurably addicted to old glass

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paulgee20

Link Posted 24/04/2015 - 09:09
Cheers David, it was a 'chance' shot taken in property next to mine. The fact that it was handheld with the Siggy at 500mm while perched on top of a Rabbit Hutch, (in order to see over the boundary), and the late evening light meant that it was never going to be the 'perfect' shot. However, I don't look to post the perfect shot, and if possible I don't do too much manipulation. The shot is the shot, and to see a Sparrowhawk take and then proceed to eat its prey is worth the 'graininess to me at least.

I will post another of the the same bird.
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.....
-------------------------------------------------------
Photography is an index for measuring futility and pride.......

Paul

:wink
http://s743.photobucket.com/home/pg20_photos/index http://www.flickr.com/photos/pg20
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