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Sep 15, 2020 16:00 |  #1996

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It's the final countdown, about a month left to go before the baby arrives, so I'm getting in as much bird time as I can! The weather here has been excellent, we're really getting that nice, dry fall air and those perfect subdued overcast days. Hopefully there's some rainy days mixed in there as well, those are my favorite.

For the baby, I've decided to bring my Fuji X-T3 w/ the 16 f/1.4 and 35 f/1.4. It's gonna be sweet getting some shots in Acros :D

With an extension tube, I bet I could make it work!

Big congrats to you & the whole family!

I figured you'd be Fuji'ing, hence my message!  :p

Now, the extension tube idea... You may be onto something!

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Sep 16, 2020 06:53 |  #1997

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I got nuthin for Matt & the killer action he's been seeing, but here's one from yesterday & one from this AM.

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These are awesome Phil. I as well am interested to see if the Z's AF will be able to catch up with the D500.


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Sep 16, 2020 06:54 as a reply to  @ post 19124596 |  #1998

Excellent! It's so much fun watching them come back through wearing their fall colors.


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Sep 16, 2020 07:04 |  #1999

Just like Matt, I'm enjoying an influx of migrating Warblers as they head south for the winter. Not only are these quick movers tough to catch, but with all the leaves in the trees, getting them out in the open is a real challenge.

This Wilson's Warbler was deep in the shadows but because it was a lifer for me I had to try and get a capture. Not too bad for ISO 4000.

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This Magnolia Warbler isn't nearly as colorful as when it passed through in the spring but still a nice sight to see. Another in the shadows ISO 4000 shot.

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This Philadelphia Vireo put a grin on my face when it bounced out onto an open branch in great light and posed.

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Sep 16, 2020 07:18 as a reply to  @ DocRoger's post |  #2000

Just beautiful. So very nicely photographed.
That last one is superb :-)
Edit, actually they all are. Just came back for another look.



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Sep 16, 2020 07:57 |  #2001

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Just beautiful. So very nicely photographed.
That last one is superb :-)
Edit, actually they all are. Just came back for another look.

Thanks Richard! That last one was arguably the best of the day - lighting, colors, pose, all just right - and no branches in the way :-D!


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Sep 16, 2020 08:14 |  #2002

DocRoger wrote in post #19125741 (external link)
Just like Matt, I'm enjoying an influx of migrating Warblers as they head south for the winter. Not only are these quick movers tough to catch, but with all the leaves in the trees, getting them out in the open is a real challenge.

This Wilson's Warbler was deep in the shadows but because it was a lifer for me I had to try and get a capture. Not too bad for ISO 4000.
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This Magnolia Warbler isn't nearly as colorful as when it passed through in the spring but still a nice sight to see. Another in the shadows ISO 4000 shot.
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This Philadelphia Vireo put a grin on my face when it bounced out onto an open branch in great light and posed.
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Very nice, Roger - Particularly the (cooperating) Philly Vireo. I've never heard of this one.

I'm hoping we can get out some & see the south bound migrants sometime soon. ;)


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Sep 16, 2020 09:15 |  #2003

DocRoger wrote in post #19125741 (external link)
Just like Matt, I'm enjoying an influx of migrating Warblers as they head south for the winter. Not only are these quick movers tough to catch, but with all the leaves in the trees, getting them out in the open is a real challenge.

This Wilson's Warbler was deep in the shadows but because it was a lifer for me I had to try and get a capture. Not too bad for ISO 4000.
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This Magnolia Warbler isn't nearly as colorful as when it passed through in the spring but still a nice sight to see. Another in the shadows ISO 4000 shot.
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This Philadelphia Vireo put a grin on my face when it bounced out onto an open branch in great light and posed.
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Round of applause on all of these, I'd be over-the-moon if I came home with shots anywhere close to this good! Especially the Wilson's, I've only seen one from very far away last year when I was visiting my friend out west. Which is to say, I've never seen one here on the East Coast.




  
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Sep 16, 2020 09:46 |  #2004

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Round of applause on all of these, I'd be over-the-moon if I came home with shots anywhere close to this good! Especially the Wilson's, I've only seen one from very far away last year when I was visiting my friend out west. Which is to say, I've never seen one here on the East Coast.

Thanks so much Matt! Although I love shooting Raptors, larger birds and animals, there's something about the challenge of trying to capture these small, quick birds that really lights my fire :-D


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Sep 16, 2020 17:53 |  #2005

"Look Mom: No Wings!"

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Sep 16, 2020 18:14 |  #2006

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"Look Mom: No Wings!"

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As he sticks the tongue out... he knows he's the cat's meow.




  
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Sep 16, 2020 18:49 |  #2007

Big reports of warblers at my favorite birding spot, I get out there and see absolutely nothing of the sort. This isn't the first time this has happened either, but it will be the last: no more trusting eBird. I did get this Carolina Wren:


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Sep 16, 2020 19:42 |  #2008

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Big reports of warblers at my favorite birding spot, I get out there and see absolutely nothing of the sort. This isn't the first time this has happened either, but it will be the last: no more trusting eBird. I did get this Carolina Wren:

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This is an excellent consolation image, despite the miss on migrant warblers.

Quite a unique pose & terrific background!


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Sep 17, 2020 05:39 |  #2009

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This is an excellent consolation image, despite the miss on migrant warblers.

Quite a unique pose & terrific background!

Thanks, Phil. While the Carolina Wren is most common, it's actually a challenge to get a fun pose out of them because they are constantly jittering around. This side profile with tail straight up is what I'm after in Wren shots, so yeah, I came away with a shot I'm really happy with!

In an unrelated topic, I see you are posting over on the Steve Perry Back Country Gallery forums! How are you liking it so far? What I also noticed is your shots taken w/ the 600 f/4, which are fantastic by the way! I need to expand my viewing to other Nikon stuff outside of our small 500PF bubble here on POTN  :p




  
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Sep 17, 2020 07:15 |  #2010

MatthewK wrote in post #19126172 (external link)
Thanks, Phil. While the Carolina Wren is most common, it's actually a challenge to get a fun pose out of them because they are constantly jittering around. This side profile with tail straight up is what I'm after in Wren shots, so yeah, I came away with a shot I'm really happy with!

In an unrelated topic, I see you are posting over on the Steve Perry Back Country Gallery forums! How are you liking it so far? What I also noticed is your shots taken w/ the 600 f/4, which are fantastic by the way! I need to expand my viewing to other Nikon stuff outside of our small 500PF bubble here on POTN  :p

Are you actually considering the 600mm f4 Matthew :eek:
What a beautiful lens, but só big and heavy.
Waiting, waiting for that 600PF....
Just picked up the D500. This time it's here to stay :-)




  
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