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Apr 07, 2015 15:22 as a reply to  @ post 17507475 |  #226

so awesome that you can see its food too




  
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Apr 07, 2015 15:39 |  #227

Some great images here :)

But I've gotta wear my reading glasses more often; I read "War Birds of Australia." I was expecting jets :oops:


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Apr 08, 2015 15:20 |  #228

Some Raptors from the weekend.

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Wish i was in the hide when this fellow came along.

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Apr 09, 2015 02:35 |  #229

A few from today:

Grey Fantails (thanks Shorty)

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Willy wagtail with catch

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Kookaburra

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Apr 09, 2015 02:52 as a reply to  @ Choderboy's post |  #230

Grey Fantail, Dave.


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Apr 10, 2015 05:02 |  #231

A Plover in flight.

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A few cormorants.

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Apr 10, 2015 06:01 |  #232


Nice barbs visible on the plover - I have a number of them around here, yet to get a good photo of one in flight though.


A coupla bodies and a few lenses

  
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Apr 10, 2015 06:01 |  #233

Nice. The rock that first Cormorant is on looks well used.

Powerful owl breeding season should be starting about now, I'm ready.

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Apr 10, 2015 06:20 |  #234

Choderboy wrote in post #17511676 (external link)
Nice. The rock that first Cormorant is on looks well used.

Powerful owl breeding season should be starting about now, I'm ready.
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Nice set up Dave...did you get the Better Beamer locally or have to source from overseas... I am think I may be needing one for small birds in some of the denser woodland.


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Apr 10, 2015 06:51 |  #235

graham121 wrote in post #17511687 (external link)
Nice set up Dave...did you get the Better Beamer locally or have to source from overseas... I am think I may be needing one for small birds in some of the denser woodland.

Overseas and I can't remember where. Probably added to a B#H order.
As you can see I tape the beamer arms on rather than use their stretchy velcro.
I like the look of this:
http://www.harbordigit​aldesign.com …nderconversionl​ens-1.aspx (external link)

The torch has a very narrow beam, is useful for focusing in poor light during the day too.


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Apr 10, 2015 14:15 |  #236

Here is one that is cheaper, i got the idea from this forum a few years ago.
$2 on special at Coles, had the chips with a couple of cold one's.
And yes, it really works well.

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Here's a few shots taken with it.
Need to spend some time to fix the eye's when i get time.

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Apr 10, 2015 18:52 |  #237

rawshorty wrote in post #17512190 (external link)
Here is one that is cheaper, i got the idea from this forum a few years ago.
$2 on special at Coles, had the chips with a couple of cold one's.
And yes, it really works well.
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Here's a few shots taken with it.
Need to spend some time to fix the eye's when i get time.

Great. I'll try that today, got a couple of pringles cans.
If the pringle can works well, wondering what happens if you attach a better beamer lens to the end of the can?
(I measure 150mm from 430EX flash head to better beamer lens, pringles can about 220mm long)
Spare lenses available for about $10.

This shot is obvious that flash was used, not very natural but I don't think any ISO setting would have allowed a shot without it due to thick leaf cover. Severe case of red eye !

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Apr 10, 2015 19:01 |  #238

Choderboy wrote in post #17512473 (external link)
Great. I'll try that today, got a couple of pringles cans.
If the pringle can works well, wondering what happens if you attach a better beamer lens to the end of the can?
(I measure 150mm from 430EX flash head to better beamer lens, pringles can about 220mm long)
Spare lenses available for about $10.

This shot is obvious that flash was used, not very natural but I don't think any ISO setting would have allowed a shot without it due to thick leaf cover. Severe case of red eye !

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The better beamer fresnel lenses are best with flashes set at 50mm focal length. Also the distance of the lens from the flash should be taking into account for optimising the beam.

BTW, can't you use "red eye reduction in Photoshop?


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Apr 10, 2015 19:12 |  #239

vk2gwk wrote in post #17512481 (external link)
The better beamer fresnel lenses are best with flashes set at 50mm focal length. Also the distance of the lens from the flash should be taking into account for optimising the beam.

BTW, can't you use "red eye reduction in Photoshop?

Yes, I always set flash to 50mm zoom.
With lens Fresnel 150mm from 430EX, I would trim pringles can to about 175mm to allow some
length to fit around the flash head.

I tried Photoshop red eye but did not manage to get a good result (yet)


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Apr 11, 2015 01:51 |  #240

I did some Pringles can vs Better beamer testing, I'll check results more carefully later.
1st shot no flash, 2nd shot pringled.

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