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Old Apr 4, 2014, 6:16 PM   #1
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Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary in Naples Fl. Afternoon walk through the park resulted in some captures. Shot with K30 and DAL 55-300 a Barred Owl, American Bittern, Red Shouldered Hawk, Red-Tailed Hawk

















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Very nice shooting. Question: Do the Qs have a silent mode of shooting. I did a lot of research and it's confusing. Is the sound really dependent on the lens or what? Thanks.
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Very nice shooting. Question: Do the Qs have a silent mode of shooting. I did a lot of research and it's confusing. Is the sound really dependent on the lens or what? Thanks.
The shutter in the Q and Q7 is only in the lens or Pentax adapter and is very quiet, the camera does have a artificial slr sound that is on by default that can be turned off making it almost silent. You almost can't hear the lens shutter when you are shooting the camera, people around you and your subject can't hear the shutter. Like Pentax DSLR's there is also a focus conformation beep with volume control that can also be turned off. The Q does have a focus conformation on screen. The Q can also use the built in electronic shutter that is completely silent but camera and or subject motion can affect image quality when you use it. I hope this helps and thanks for the comments.
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Great series - especially the first and last. The 55-300 seems to work well for close-ups.

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Old Apr 7, 2014, 8:34 AM   #5
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Thanks, yes that 55-300 seems to be my go to lens
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Some more wonderful photos from a fine lens and some talented hands!

Such an interesting expression on the Barred Owl's face - looks like he's trying to identify the fern...

PS - speaking of identification, is that a Bittern or an immature Black Crowned Night Heron?
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Now that is a good question, I think you may be correct, it's in the eyes the night Herron has orange eyes and the Bitten (per google images) has yellow eyes
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