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Nov 25, 2013 16:38 |  #1

We've never had as many American goldfinches visiting us as there are now, and they are a real treat to have around. Today was quite overcast, so I though I'd try out my new 5D III body, with its better high ISO performance over the 7D, and I'm quite pleased with the results.


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Nov 25, 2013 16:44 |  #2

I can see why you're pleased, these are beautiful images! Congrats on the new body :)


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Nov 25, 2013 16:50 |  #3

They look real nice Al, what was ISO?


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Nov 25, 2013 17:46 |  #4

Beautiful!


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Nov 25, 2013 17:49 |  #5

These are gorgeous, Al!


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Nov 25, 2013 18:03 as a reply to  @ Levina de Ruijter's post |  #6

Wow these are stunning Allan! The birds are perfectly illuminated. The perches, poses and backgrounds are gorgeous. What lens and ISO did you use?


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Nov 25, 2013 18:14 |  #7

CMOats wrote in post #16479588 (external link)
I can see why you're pleased, these are beautiful images! Congrats on the new body :)

Oldjackssparrows wrote in post #16479600 (external link)
They look real nice Al, what was ISO?

lhoy wrote in post #16479722 (external link)
Beautiful!

Levina de Ruijter wrote in post #16479729 (external link)
These are gorgeous, Al!

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Wow these are stunning Allan! The birds are perfectly illuminated. The perches, poses and backgrounds are gorgeous. What lens and ISO did you use?

Thank you kindly everyone. When I went back to look, I found the ISOs weren't actually that high. These were both shot with the 500 mm f/4 II. The first was at 1/200 sec. and was ISO 250; the second was at 1/250 sec and was ISO 320 - I guess as one would expect. This is by no means saying I am giving up on the 7D body for birds, but the 5D III may well have its place.

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Nov 25, 2013 18:28 as a reply to  @ CDMOOSE's post |  #8

A skilled seasoned photographer + state-of-the-art gear = perfection.


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Nov 25, 2013 18:36 as a reply to  @ sliceotime's post |  #9

Nice color considering the lack of light. Like the perches as well...very natural looking.


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Nov 25, 2013 22:42 |  #10

These are great!


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Nov 25, 2013 23:22 |  #11

Very nice Al, ..I must say I have wondered about what you are doing right now. I hope to hear more of your thought's as you use the 5D III


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Nov 26, 2013 07:59 |  #12

sliceotime wrote in post #16479810 (external link)
A skilled seasoned photographer + state-of-the-art gear = perfection.

You are most kind; thank you.

Duane N wrote in post #16479834 (external link)
Nice color considering the lack of light. Like the perches as well...very natural looking.

Thanks, Duane.

jdaly wrote in post #16480333 (external link)
These are great!

Thank you, John.

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Very nice Al, ..I must say I have wondered about what you are doing right now. I hope to hear more of your thought's as you use the 5D III

Thanks, Jeff; it's a tough time of year for birding; most everything has migrated south and yet some of my usual northern species have yet to appear; I guess every year is different.

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Nov 26, 2013 08:07 |  #13

Great shots Al, their winter colors are quite beautiful actually.


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Nov 27, 2013 08:13 |  #14

Stunning shots Al. I particularly love the first shot!


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Nov 27, 2013 10:49 |  #15

2n10 wrote in post #16481013 (external link)
Great shots Al, their winter colors are quite beautiful actually.

TedEllis wrote in post #16483562 (external link)
Stunning shots Al. I particularly love the first shot!

John & Ted, thank you; I'll take any bit of color I can find this time of year.
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