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40D and Kookaburra

 
FarCanal
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Jul 08, 2012 06:12 |  #1

I got myself a second camera to carry while I am out doing my macro stuff, a 40D. I've always wanted one of these even though it is a few generations old. A lot of my favourite photographers use this model and they are nice and cheap now second hand. I use the MP-E lens almost all the time and often wish I has a setup for dragonflies and butterflies. Today I had the 100-400 on and was trying to get a tiny musical red bird in my back yard with no success. These kookaburra's are so easy and a good test subject, they seem so happy to pose around my place.

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Gave burst mode a go while the beak was given a touch up on the branch ....
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2012_07_08-Kookaburra-IMG_6658 (external link) by BrianS-FarCanal (external link), on Flickr

Love the extra reach of a crop body

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Jul 08, 2012 08:16 |  #2

amazing color/detail and composition in these two.




  
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Jul 08, 2012 14:01 |  #3

nice shots, Brian




  
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Jul 08, 2012 19:07 |  #4

wait a minute... there's actually a bird named kookaburra?

i thought it was just some fun sounding word in a kid's song...

great pic!


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Jul 08, 2012 22:01 |  #5

Beautiful bird, and sharp....


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Jul 08, 2012 22:24 |  #6

Sooo cute; well done :)


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Jul 08, 2012 22:29 as a reply to  @ Snydremark's post |  #7

You did very well.



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Jul 08, 2012 22:29 |  #8

Nice Brian, he is a cheeky looking fellow. The 40D is a great second camera. I actually prefer it as a backup rather than my old 50D.


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Levina ­ de ­ Ruijter
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Jul 09, 2012 02:48 |  #9

The 40D is still a great camera. Fine shots of a very pretty bird.


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Jul 09, 2012 03:13 |  #10

A couple of crisp shots Brian, Well done!


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Jul 09, 2012 07:30 |  #11

some nice captures mate, the bg looks a bit hard, i would maybe clone out the branches in the bg to make them look even better.

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Jul 09, 2012 08:10 |  #12

Neat bird and nice shots


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Jul 09, 2012 12:19 |  #13

Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #14690530 (external link)
The 40D is still a great camera. Fine shots of a very pretty bird.

That 40D is the camera I use all the time, backup is an XT! Great photos.


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FarCanal
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Jul 10, 2012 19:04 |  #14

rick_reno wrote in post #14686884 (external link)
amazing color/detail and composition in these two.

dgraham329 wrote in post #14688009 (external link)
nice shots, Brian

gary1952 wrote in post #14689780 (external link)
Beautiful bird, and sharp....

Snydremark wrote in post #14689887 (external link)
Sooo cute; well done :)

jhayesvw wrote in post #14689913 (external link)
You did very well.

Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #14690530 (external link)
The 40D is still a great camera. Fine shots of a very pretty bird.

txcanon wrote in post #14690553 (external link)
A couple of crisp shots Brian, Well done!

rebelwithacause wrote in post #14691088 (external link)
Neat bird and nice shots

Thanks rick_reno, dgraham329, gary1952, Snydremark, jhayesvw, Levina de Ruijter, txcanon & rebelwithacause I really appreciate the positive feedback.

kinghong1970 wrote in post #14689136 (external link)
wait a minute... there's actually a bird named kookaburra?

i thought it was just some fun sounding word in a kid's song...

great pic!

Thanks kinghong1970, yes it is a bird here and the one that you would hear in a lot of old movies for it's laughing call.

L.J.G. wrote in post #14689915 (external link)
Nice Brian, he is a cheeky looking fellow. The 40D is a great second camera. I actually prefer it as a backup rather than my old 50D.

Thanks L.J.G., I see a lot of people who have the 40D don't upgrade from it, they use it till it is to expensive to repair. I wasn't tempted to spend more money on a 50D, 60D or 7D, this is all the camera I need for a crop and a second camera.

feral1 wrote in post #14690961 (external link)
some nice captures mate, the bg looks a bit hard, i would maybe clone out the branches in the bg to make them look even better.

Peter

I'll have a go at doing that Peter, I'm not much of a photo editor and usually think I stuff the picture up when I do that. I'll have a go though ....

Flo wrote in post #14692222 (external link)
That 40D is the camera I use all the time, backup is an XT! Great photos.

Thanks Flo, I started with a 400D, it was a great little camera. Happy to have these bigger camera's now though as the 400D was a bit small for my hands.


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