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Apr 09, 2020 05:42 |  #1

Tons of patience, dozens of early wakeups (4:30AM), hundreds of hours inside the hide, and huge efforts with high tech and techniques, in order to get this pictures...

Underwater captures, crazy poses (over my head), and the most difficult one, the inflight dive with stelae in a diurnal shot.

Hope you like them!

Btw, the robin ended fishing from the pond too! (first reported case in the world).
Its evolution! it learned from the PRO!


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Apr 09, 2020 10:58 |  #2

Wow! These are terrific!


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Apr 09, 2020 14:08 |  #3

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Wow! These are terrific!

Now what if I tell you the first one was shot on a 7D Mark II like yours...? ;)


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Apr 09, 2020 14:22 |  #4

Wow indeed. The second one is fantastic. I assume the camera was underwater?


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Apr 09, 2020 14:40 |  #5

Incredible! BRAVO!


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Apr 09, 2020 14:55 as a reply to  @ gjl711's post |  #6

nOPE!
Just the tip of the lens...
;)


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Apr 09, 2020 15:28 |  #7

Great shots! Nothing wrong with a 7D Mark II.


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Apr 09, 2020 21:49 |  #8

NicolasReusens wrote in post #19043470 (external link)
Now what if I tell you the first one was shot on a 7D Mark II like yours...? ;)

Yeah, I saw that. I've gotten (most of) my best shots with the 7DII. It's a very good action-capture camera. I was surprised by how short a lens you used though.


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Apr 10, 2020 04:54 |  #9

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Yeah, I saw that. I've gotten (most of) my best shots with the 7DII. It's a very good action-capture camera. I was surprised by how short a lens you used though.

Yeap, got it from a VERY close distance, as I was able to shoot with infrared barrier.
There is a lot of hightech involved in this shot. Guess you havent seen this kind of stelae in daytime pictures before :)


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Apr 10, 2020 05:44 |  #10

Outstanding!


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Apr 10, 2020 06:03 |  #11

NicolasReusens wrote in post #19043500 (external link)
nOPE!
Just the tip of the lens...
;)

What lens for the second shot?


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Apr 10, 2020 06:06 |  #12

Bravo!


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Apr 10, 2020 11:12 |  #13

It is interesting how the kingfisher has its nictitating membrane out and covering its eyes. I wonder if it hunts by feel at the last moment when it is close to its prey. Makes it all the more impressive.


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Apr 10, 2020 16:32 as a reply to  @ dasmith232's post |  #14

Its a speciallized manual macro lens focusing to infinity called Laowa 24mm Probe lens.
With a maximum magnification of 2x.
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Apr 11, 2020 04:59 |  #15

Scrumhalf wrote in post #19044011 (external link)
It is interesting how the kingfisher has its nictitating membrane out and covering its eyes. I wonder if it hunts by feel at the last moment when it is close to its prey. Makes it all the more impressive.

It amazing to see it perform! they are soooo blazing fast...with the remote trigger sometimes im unable to catch up and shoot synched...
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