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Posted by Eric: Mon Feb 10th, 2020 15:47 51st Post
I wondered where the fat balls I rolled out for the blackbirds and magpies, had gone...


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Posted by jk: Mon Feb 10th, 2020 15:50 52nd Post
Down in one!



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Posted by chrisbet: Mon Feb 10th, 2020 16:11 53rd Post
Knowing gulls as I do, it will probably come out in one too ...:lol:



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Posted by Iain: Tue Feb 11th, 2020 13:47 54th Post
By the look of my car I think a few of them gulls have deposited those fat balls on it.😂😂

 


Posted by Graham Whistler: Tue Feb 11th, 2020 15:54 55th Post
More good ones Eric love the Gull and fatball. After the Kingfishers and Kestrel in the morning so hope this good weather holds. Hope to be posting some more pixs soon.



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Posted by Eric: Tue Feb 11th, 2020 17:11 56th Post
Iain wrote:
By the look of my car I think a few of them gulls have deposited those fat balls on it.😂😂 People pay a fortune for waxy protective coatings on their cars. I am providing a free product via an independent delivery service. :lol:



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Posted by Iain: Tue Feb 11th, 2020 21:03 57th Post
:lol::lol::lol:

 


Posted by Iain: Wed Feb 12th, 2020 07:44 58th Post
One from this week.

DI5_0170 by Iain Clyne, on Flickr

 


Posted by jk: Wed Feb 12th, 2020 11:26 59th Post
Good shot Iain.  Love the lichen on the tree.



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Posted by Graham Whistler: Wed Feb 12th, 2020 18:14 60th Post
Shoot went well with plenty of wild birds and good winter sunshine. The afternoon with Kingfishers not very good and I think with Kestrel about they kept clear also first thing ice on water! D500 with 500 f5.6  AF-S PF and x1.4. Plenty more to come after I have a sort through.
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Posted by Graham Whistler: Wed Feb 12th, 2020 18:17 61st Post
Very pleased to see a Yellow Wagtail and plenty of more to come lots of reasonable images to sort through.
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Posted by Eric: Wed Feb 12th, 2020 19:29 62nd Post
Excellent images Graham.

I cannot offer anything of that quality but I did today manage to capture a very rare visitor from North America 


It’s a Trump Duck....


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Posted by Graham Whistler: Thu Feb 13th, 2020 11:12 63rd Post
I had been asked to get some Blackbird pix for a member of my family while I was on yeaterdays shoot. 
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Posted by Graham Whistler: Thu Feb 13th, 2020 11:13 64th Post
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Posted by Graham Whistler: Thu Feb 13th, 2020 12:28 65th Post
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Posted by Graham Whistler: Thu Feb 13th, 2020 12:30 66th Post
Bullfinch Male above and this is Female. Same shoot Nikon D850 and 500mm f5.6 AF-S PF Lens 1/640 sec F10  ISO 800
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Posted by Graham Whistler: Thu Feb 13th, 2020 14:24 67th Post
Got a shock when this Buzzard landed just after the Kestrel had gone. Yes sorry Eric should have more bleed this is all the pix the 500mm was too much lens and it was only there for 5 sec so no chance to put the 80-400 on.
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Posted by Iain: Thu Feb 13th, 2020 16:58 68th Post
Nice images Graham.

 


Posted by Eric: Thu Feb 13th, 2020 21:35 69th Post
Graham Whistler wrote:
Got a shock when this Buzzard landed just after the Kestrel had gone. Yes sorry Eric should have more bleed this is all the pix the 500mm was too much lens and it was only there for 5 sec so no chance to put the 80-400 on.
Hell’s teeth Graham, you are forgiven. That’s superb!  Who needs to go to Africa?.



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Posted by Graham Whistler: Thu Feb 13th, 2020 22:49 70th Post
A Robin was there, but plenty of Finches and Logtailed Tits but they all stayed on the feeders not for photography! Eric thanks for you kind remarks it was worth the 8 hours in a cold hide weather was good with light and quality shows through. I may have miss-named the Yellow Wagtail, looking at my bird book just now I think with Grey Head and longer tail it was a male Grey Wagtail?
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Posted by blackfox: Tue Feb 18th, 2020 09:04 71st Post
few from me . been playing with topaz de-noise and sharpen  Ai for a week or two .. seems to work extremely well with the smaller olympus sensors 

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Posted by blackfox: Tue Feb 18th, 2020 09:06 72nd Post
some superb shots on here lately

 


Posted by Graham Whistler: Wed Feb 19th, 2020 18:04 73rd Post
It was raining today so I asked the Owl to come into the studio. D850 with Elinchrom studio flash!
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Posted by Graham Whistler: Thu Feb 20th, 2020 10:53 74th Post
Later we were joined in the studio by a friendly Barn Owl that was also fed up with the rain. Daughter Clare and randson Oli also enjoyed photographing  them, Clare used her D300 and Oli used my D500. We had hoped to be photographing the Owls in the woods but the weather was not on our side. 
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Posted by Graham Whistler: Thu Feb 20th, 2020 15:54 75th Post
The Kestrel lost interest in us when she was given her evening meal!
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Posted by Graham Whistler: Thu Feb 20th, 2020 21:22 76th Post
This has just been accepted for the 2020 RPS Nature Group Exhibition: "Little Owl With 2 Young"
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Posted by chrisbet: Thu Feb 20th, 2020 22:34 77th Post
Well done :-)



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Posted by Robert: Fri Feb 21st, 2020 08:30 78th Post
Very good Graham, congratulations!



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Posted by Graham Whistler: Fri Feb 21st, 2020 08:37 79th Post
Close up of the Barn Owl. Would you ever get this close to a live Owl outside the studio?
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Posted by Graham Whistler: Fri Feb 21st, 2020 13:23 80th Post
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Posted by Eric: Fri Feb 21st, 2020 17:08 81st Post
Graham Whistler wrote:
Lovely detail of the amazing world of ‘soundproofed’ feathers. Nature is outstandingly clever and beautiful. Well done.


Just one comment Graham, on the full owl photos.....do you not find the white balance temperature a bit warm? (Modelling light?)


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Posted by Eric: Fri Feb 21st, 2020 17:22 82nd Post
Graham Whistler wrote:
The Kestrel lost interest in us when she was given her evening meal!
I see it was Ratatouille for evening meal. :lol:

Was that shot indoors as well Graham?.



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Posted by Graham Whistler: Fri Feb 21st, 2020 22:27 83rd Post
Yes indoors Kestrel  all three done in Pete's studio and his electronic flash is slightly warmer than my older kit and my setting were for my Elinchrom and there was no time to reset my camera as the birds are bought in for a very limitedf time and we had to work fast. No problem have adjusted the NEFs now but I pulled these JPGs off quickly to share them with you all.



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Posted by Eric: Mon Feb 24th, 2020 13:39 84th Post
Against all my acquired knowledge and common sense, when birding friend Mike said there was a Gt Grey Shrike 15min drive away, I agreed to accompany him. He’s trying to get see over 250 local birds this year (having seen 230 last year) so it was a case of b@gger the 45mph gale and torrential rain. [Aside: Ive never understood the logic in classifying rain showers ....they are ALL ‘heavy’ showers...or it wouldn’t come down 😆 ]. Of course gales mean the rain in Norfolk hits you horizontally. 

Still it gave the camera a good wash!

It was so windy we actually watched the GGShrike hovering like a Kestrel....something we had never seen before...




The days photos were not very good given conditions, subject distance, bird size and skittiness. But they were a decent enough record shots for Mike.




The poor bird was as disheveled as we were .... and we only got out of the car for 10mins. 😂 


A Red Kite cruised past .....





Nothing to write home about, but at least it got us out and rearranged our hair..



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Posted by jk: Mon Feb 24th, 2020 18:32 85th Post
Sounds like just the weather for a beach holiday!

I think you did well to get the Great Grey Shrike.
The Red kite is good as well.

ISO 128000 for UK ;-)



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Posted by Eric: Mon Feb 24th, 2020 21:12 86th Post
jk wrote:
Sounds like just the weather for a beach holiday!

I think you did well to get the Great Grey Shrike.
The Red kite is good as well.

ISO 128000 for UK ;-)
Not quite, but HUGE crop, even with 500mm. ☹️



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Posted by Graham Whistler: Tue Feb 25th, 2020 22:34 87th Post
Some interesting windy shots there Eric. Another of Last weeks Kestrel shots just as she landed.
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Posted by Eric: Wed Feb 26th, 2020 18:55 88th Post
Graham Whistler wrote:
Some interesting windy shots there Eric. Another of Last weeks Kestrel shots just as she landed.
Well interesting is about the limit of their ‘worth’. I am afraid I haven’t been able to get anywhere with good weather and close enough proximity to do anything of real merit. :thumbsdown:



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Posted by Graham Whistler: Thu Feb 27th, 2020 23:10 89th Post
My 15 year old grandson Oli was in the studio with me last week and used a DSLR for the first time (My D500 with 18-140mm AF-S Lens) I set the camera up for him and like me he was hand holding and got plenty of good pictures of the very active Tawny Owl. Quality as good as my D850 pix as posted above!
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Posted by Iain: Sun Mar 1st, 2020 12:31 90th Post
A couple of in flight shots from this week.

DI5_1522 by Iain Clyne, on Flickr

DI5_1440 by Iain Clyne, on Flickr

 


Posted by Graham Whistler: Sun Mar 1st, 2020 15:08 91st Post
Those are super Ian.



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Posted by Eric: Sun Mar 1st, 2020 18:29 92nd Post
Please send those blue skies down here Iain.:needsahug:

I see you are using the d500 again...what’s happening with the Olympus?



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Posted by Eric: Sun Mar 1st, 2020 20:09 93rd Post
Still waiting for blue skies but a couple more garden birds...and a duck!













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Posted by Iain: Sun Mar 1st, 2020 20:09 94th Post
I couldn’t get away with the electronic viewfinder and poor noise control compared to the D500 Eric.

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Posted by jk: Sun Mar 1st, 2020 20:26 95th Post
Eric what camera are you using these days?
I think you got rid of the Fuji but have you moved back to D850 or D500?



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Posted by Eric: Sun Mar 1st, 2020 20:58 96th Post
jk wrote:
Eric what camera are you using these days?
I think you got rid of the Fuji but have you moved back to D850 or D500?
Correct. I’ve got both.
I am trying to use the D850 exclusively for everything at the moment...to see if I can dispense with the D500.

I prefer the feel of the D850, it has better low light noise control, greater dynamic range and (pixel) detail. I haven’t found it especially slower to lock and hold focus, than the D500....I find ‘I’ am slower than both. 😂  

Cropping a D850 image is slightly better than a straight D500 image when lighting is less than ideal. In bright lighting they are virtually indistinguishable.

I got rid of all the Fuji gear except the IR body and a wide angle zoom that doesn’t hotspot.  In truth I have tired of IR, so it may go in my next clear out with my DX equipment. I am basically an FX guy. 😆 

I haven’t ruled out a Z camera. But I see no point in adding one while I have the D850. Besides, I am not using my cameras enough at the moment.
One unused camera on the shelf, is better than two unused ones on the shelf.

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Posted by Graham Whistler: Fri Mar 6th, 2020 17:33 97th Post
Super weather today for a change so to Chichester Harbour and walked in at low tide to a remote area. Birds at medium distance so there D850 images are about 25% of full frame 500 f5.6 AF-S FL 1/800 sec at F13 800 ISO. 
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Posted by Graham Whistler: Fri Mar 6th, 2020 17:34 98th Post
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Posted by jk: Fri Mar 6th, 2020 17:40 99th Post
Wow that curlew is very sharp and detailed.
Great shot Graham.



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Posted by Graham Whistler: Fri Mar 6th, 2020 17:50 100th Post
It was there for some time so was spoilt for choice!
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