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Old Oct 2, 2011, 6:33 AM   #1
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Default Another batch of herons

as said in the title another bath of herons.

All with the k-5, sigma 100-300mm f4, 2x TC

Enjoy.

#1 passing by.

Exposure Time: 1/350
F Number: 4 x 2TC
ISO Speed Ratings: 560
Focal Length: 300 x 2TC


#2 looking great.

Exposure Time: 1/750
F Number: 4.5 x 2TC
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 260 x 2TC


#3 reflect

Exposure Time: 1/1000
F Number: 4.5 x 2TC
ISO Speed Ratings: 2200
Focal Length: 300 x 2TC


#4 high iso reflect

Exposure Time: 1/1000
F Number: 4.5 x 2TC
ISO Speed Ratings: 12800
Focal Length: 250 x 2TC


#5 sleeping/sunning beauty

Exposure Time: 1/1000
F Number: 4 x 2TC
ISO Speed Ratings: 280
Focal Length: 300 x 2TC


#6 did you hear ... two merged images

Exposure Time: 1/750
F Number: 4.5 x 2TC
ISO Speed Ratings: 400
Focal Length: 280 x 2TC


any c&c always welcome

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Old Oct 2, 2011, 6:49 AM   #2
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Nice shots Ronny. #2 is particularly nice and sharp.
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Nice shots Ronny. #2 is particularly nice and sharp.
Indeed. While the others show the effects of the TC, #2 looks as good as any shot w/o one. Very nice series and every time I see the high ISO performance of the K5 I am in awe.

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Old Oct 2, 2011, 2:51 PM   #4
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Ronny, I agree with John, either there is some motion blur in these or that x2 TC is degrading the images. It may be the former since #2 looks more than sharp enough.

Pity because this an excellent series otherwise.
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I really like the softness of #3 and then the sharpness of #2. In any case both shots are very nice sharp or soft!
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Thanks Guys,
and I don't want to carry a tripod with me ...
but, in a few weeks it's get cold enough and they wont be so quick to fly away and I can get closer and won't need the tc.

At least these shots are usable to put some extra pp in them.



strangly while messing around I seem to have found a way to get rid of a lot of the softness.
it was as if the white (light) was bleeding in the surrounding areas and so loosing a lot of the structure.

Are these better ?



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Nice work, Ronny.
If I didn't know better, I'd think you were in Florida!
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Your change in PP sure seems to have made a difference in quality & sharpness. Wonder if they'd be even sharper if you worked without the TC and stalked in closer...
(Most of my sharpest Heron shots have been at 600mm and at or near minimum focus distance)
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Nice work, Ronny.
If I didn't know better, I'd think you were in Florida!
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Your change in PP sure seems to have made a difference in quality & sharpness. Wonder if they'd be even sharper if you worked without the TC and stalked in closer...
(Most of my sharpest Heron shots have been at 600mm and at or near minimum focus distance)
Thanks Mole,

Would have loved to do these without the tc and from a closer position, there was only a slight problem the pool between me and them.

But I concur my sharpest shots of herons have been with the 300mm, and closer than I would have thought possible. The only reason for using the tc is that somehow I finaly found a way to use it.
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