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Tom ­ in ­ Arizona
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Sep 17, 2020 09:41 |  #66166

American Kestrel's enjoying each other's company...


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Sep 17, 2020 10:36 |  #66167

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That looks perilous for both of 'em :D


I believe this little one was my first Fox Sparrow:

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Sep 17, 2020 10:38 |  #66168

In the end of the summer a young Common redstart came close to me after I imitated its call.
I assume that it is already gone to a warmer country.


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Sep 17, 2020 10:46 |  #66169

Snydremark wrote in post #19126237 (external link)
That looks perilous for both of 'em :D

I believe this little one was my first Fox Sparrow:
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Nice capture ~~



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Sep 17, 2020 11:13 |  #66170

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Sep 17, 2020 11:24 |  #66171

Nice, *solid* closeup; very nice!


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Sep 17, 2020 12:38 |  #66172

avondale87 wrote in post #19126193 (external link)
Very nicely composed. A beautiful bird in a lovely setting.

Thank You Richard, they are not as colorful as the Fairy Wrens you have, but they have great taste in music. :-P


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Sep 17, 2020 14:56 |  #66173

Blue waxbills


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Sep 17, 2020 14:58 |  #66174

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Sep 17, 2020 15:00 |  #66175

Helmeted guinaefowl


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Sep 17, 2020 19:02 |  #66176

Here's what I would have done different...

NOT A DANG THING!!!!! GREAT SHOT!!


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Sep 17, 2020 20:02 |  #66177

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Sep 17, 2020 20:53 |  #66178

Snydremark wrote in post #19126237 (external link)
That looks perilous for both of 'em :D

I believe this little one was my first Fox Sparrow:
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Very nice shot, but I think it's a Song Sparrow. Fox Sparrows lack the face pattern and more spotted than streaked. There are several distinct subspecies.Here are a Sooty that I took in the Marin Headlands last year, and a Thick-billed I got locally this spring.


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Sep 17, 2020 21:21 |  #66179

Cedar Wax wing


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Sep 17, 2020 21:31 |  #66180

MatthewK wrote in post #19126167 (external link)
Mike, first off, sorry to hear how the conditions out there are impacting yours/everyone's life. My best friend out in the Richland/Pasco area sent me a video of his backyard, and it is a pea-soup fog bank. Can't imagine what that's like, after months of quarantine/lock down finally being lifted, not being able to fully get out and enjoy freedom again ***

Thank you for sharing your experiences, and especially for adding in the additional impressions when comparing the R5 to using your APS-C bodies. It's valuable for a shooter like me who currently uses a crop sensor camera for birding, and is contemplating what that loss of "reach" would mean. Due to the high resolution of the R5 sensor, of course we are able to crop and still retain detail, but I have a hard time hurdling that idea, and would rather stick to getting it right in camera. Of course, that means either: bigger lenses using TCs, or improving our field craft and making up that loss of reach by getting even closer to the birds ;-)a Well, I've tried both, and both options have their limitations!

Are you thinking about getting the 100-500?

*** It goes without saying that we all know there are people who are being directly impacted or losing their lives due to the fires, and no one is downplaying their plight. Not being able to go out side or get clear photographs pale in comparison to those who are suffering, but that doesn't mean each person can't share their own situational experience.

Matt...first off, you are a very thoughtful person. Your comments are always well planned, and carefully, written. I truly value your thoughts and comments. The fire and it's impact have temporarily taken away my enthusiasm for photography. People that we know have lost their homes and all their possessions. I had planned to do a little shooting this afternoon and evening, but the sky has turned a dirty white color, and the available lighting is just lousy for serious bird shooting. So I'm going to sit out in the back yard and take some shots at local resident birds.

I had truly hoped that Canon would come out with a mirrorless crop sensor body similar to the ol' 7DII DSLR that I like so much. The best Canon mirrorless that I could find to take the place of my 7DII is the EOS M6 II. I've played with it a lot, and at first I didn't like it too much, but as time went on, I started to get better shots using my Canon 100-400 L lens. I'm not saying it's the answer, but it's small size, and the nice image quality it produces, really is nice. So then, I hooked it up with my Canon 70-300 L lens and I am pleasantly surprised how nice this small little package is working out. It's so compact, and light. I feel like I can take it anywhere with no effort at all. I used this combo last Wednesday to get shots of my neighbor's dog retrieving dove on the last day of the early season. Considering the lousy, smokey conditions, I was pleased with the results of this little combination of camera and lens. Using the 70-300, and considering the 1.6 crop factor at 300 mm...I'm shooting the equivalency of 480 mm on a full frame sensor body. And that ain't too shabby for such a little package. This could really be a keeper, but I have a lot more shooting to do before making any brash statements.

You asked about the 100-500, and it arrived a little over a week ago. So I've been shooting with it on the R5, and it is quite noticeably lighter than the R5 with the 100-400. There was a bit of a problem using the 100-500. The viewfinder appeared darker than I was used to, and this bothered me. I had a feeling something was wrong. Then two days ago the camera store called me, and I was informed that a firmware update had just come out that addressed this problem. And it certainly did. So now I'm back in business with the R5.:-) Personally, I think the 100-500 is going to sell like hotcakes. It is an outstanding lens for sharpness, and for light weight.


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