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fldspringer Jun 20, 2010 9:06 AM

Early Morning Birds.
 
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It was an overcast morning and these were taken with low shutter speed (1/60s to 1/100s) and high ISO (for the E-3 anyway) of either 800 or 1250. All with the E-3/300mm/EC-20 and all were wide open at f5.7. The grape jelly is a hit!!!

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fldspringer Jun 20, 2010 9:12 AM

The Sparrows
 
A constant consumer of anything I put out for food:mad:


http://www.spanielsport.com/photos/9...8_65t68-XL.jpg

http://www.spanielsport.com/photos/9...7_TCy8W-XL.jpg

fldspringer Jun 20, 2010 9:15 AM

The Finches
 
http://www.spanielsport.com/photos/9...0_MhMKf-XL.jpg

http://www.spanielsport.com/photos/9...3_k5Aqn-XL.jpg

fldspringer Jun 20, 2010 9:19 AM

Even Cardinals Like Jelly
 
http://www.spanielsport.com/photos/9...9_vamdJ-XL.jpg

http://www.spanielsport.com/photos/9...3_MiNUg-XL.jpg

http://www.spanielsport.com/photos/9...3_2TPoM-XL.jpg

fldspringer Jun 20, 2010 9:28 AM

The Orioles
 
The bright male was really nervious and I only got one OOF shot this morning. Here's the shots at the less brilliant birds.

Did I say LOW shutter speeds:)

http://www.spanielsport.com/photos/9...8_W7fUB-XL.jpg

http://www.spanielsport.com/photos/9...0_cYLzy-XL.jpg

http://www.spanielsport.com/photos/9...4_aBSKc-XL.jpg

Greg Chappell Jun 20, 2010 9:32 AM

There's some serious detail in these images. Great angle of view in capturing them, too.

alexs Jun 20, 2010 4:20 PM

Cool. How did they not come out blurry at that shutter speed :)
lovely detail...
al

fldspringer Jun 20, 2010 8:33 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by alexs (Post 1109865)
Cool. How did they not come out blurry at that shutter speed :)
lovely detail...
al

I was using a very good tripod/gimbal head which did its job well. It the bird moved at all, it was a wasted frame, and there were more than a few that were wasted.

600mm at f5.7 and 15 ft working distance does restrict depth of field, and there were quite a few that didn't work because of that too.

I liked the ones that did turn out though.

fldspringer Jun 20, 2010 8:34 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Greg Chappell (Post 1109765)
There's some serious detail in these images. Great angle of view in capturing them, too.

Thank you,

zig-123 Jun 21, 2010 11:34 AM

Hi Greg,

As good as the 50-200mm ED lens is, the feather detail captured by the 300mm is just that much better. The first female cardinal image is just wonderful for it's clarity and barbule detail.

I love my 50-200mm ED, but I just don't get that resolution with it.

Zig


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