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Sep 15, 2020 15:30 |  #26476

Jeff USN Photog 72-76 wrote in post #19125467 (external link)
Getting ready to rent a Canon R5 so took my 7D mk2 out with 100-400L to shoot some birds to compare
D.W. Fields State Park, Brockton MA

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Some solid competition for the new setup there :) Will definitely be keeping an eye for your comparison post(s).


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Sep 15, 2020 16:22 |  #26477

Jeff USN Photog 72-76 wrote in post #19125467 (external link)
Getting ready to rent a Canon R5 so took my 7D mk2 out with 100-400L to shoot some birds to compare
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Excellent flight shot! The incomers are the toughest of all.

nardes wrote in post #19125186 (external link)
I spotted this Kookaburra flying to a disused Termite mount high up in a tree, take a few pecks and then fly back to its perch on a nearby branch.

It looked like the bird was trying to excavate a hole to make a nest?

This is a 2 frame composite, taken with the EOS R6 (not yet in POTN database).

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Oh yeah, I really like this one, Dennis! I wonder how the R6 will compare with the R5? I'm looking forward to hearing from the different shooters here.

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Cool...I like the rear view shot, SYS!


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Sep 15, 2020 17:07 |  #26478

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Excellent flight shot! The incomers are the toughest of all.

Oh yeah, I really like this one, Dennis! I wonder how the R6 will compare with the R5? I'm looking forward to hearing from the different shooters here.

Cool...I like the rear view shot, SYS!

Thanks, Mike, I like rear view shots of hummers when the tail wings get spread out.



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Sep 15, 2020 20:22 |  #26479

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Oh yeah, I really like this one, Dennis! I wonder how the R6 will compare with the R5? I'm looking forward to hearing from the different shooters here.
>snip

Thanks Mike, I have my R6 set up as follows:

  • AF Operation is set to AI SERVO
  • AF Method is set to Spot AF or 1-Point AF
  • Subject to Detect is set to Animal
  • Eye Detection is Enabled

I have also customised the following controls/buttons:
  • AF ON Button: set to "AF Method Selection"
  • AE Lock Button: set to "Eye Detection AF"
  • Joystick (Multi-controller) is set to Direct AF Point Selection.

This gives me the following Workflow:
  • When I find a bird, I place the Centre AF Spot on the eye, regardless of where the bird appears in the frame, and focus.
  • I can use the Joystick (Multi-controller) to move the AF Point if required.
  • I then press the AE Lock Button and this invokes "Eye Detection AF", which starts at the location of the previously placed AF Point.
  • I can then gently move the camera to compose the bird in the frame, and the position of the bird in the frame changes, the "Eye Detection AF" just tracks across the View Finder.
  • This allows me to forget about placing the AF Point on the eye and manually trying to keep it on the eye.
  • I can just compose the bird in the VF whilst glancing to check that the "Eye Detection AF" is still locked on the eye.

Sounds a bit complicated but once set up and practiced a few times, it works for me.

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Sep 16, 2020 09:59 |  #26480

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Sep 16, 2020 10:00 |  #26481

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Sep 16, 2020 10:03 |  #26482

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Sep 17, 2020 01:52 |  #26484

Took the Canon EOS R6 and RF 70-200 F2.8L to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane today, and managed to get a seat for the Free Flight Raptor Show, in the COVID-19 restricted viewing gallery.

The position was under the shade cloth canopy and towards the back of the show, so not an ideal shooting location. However, the EOS R6 performed admirably and I came away with some keepers.

These are 3 consecutive in-flight frames blended together in PS CC.

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PS - to complete the EXIF data I had to select EOS R and EF70-200 from the POTN database, but the actual gear was EOS R6 and RF 70-200mm.


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Sep 17, 2020 02:23 |  #26485

nardes wrote in post #19126118 (external link)
Took the Canon EOS R6 and RF 70-200 F2.8L to the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary in Brisbane today, and managed to get a seat for the Free Flight Raptor Show, in the COVID-19 restricted viewing gallery.

The position was under the shade cloth canopy and towards the back of the show, so not an ideal shooting location. However, the EOS R6 performed admirably and I came away with some keepers.

These are 3 consecutive in-flight frames blended together in PS CC.

Cheers

Dennis

PS - to complete the EXIF data I had to select EOS R and EF70-200 from the POTN database, but the actual gear was EOS R6 and RF 70-200mm.


Oh my gosh, Dennis. What a cool looking shot. This blending really came out nice.


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Sep 17, 2020 09:00 |  #26486

Broad-tailed.... these have started migrating....


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Sep 17, 2020 10:35 |  #26487

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Very nice; your Broad Tails are some of the best. They always looks so intent and content with the flowers.


A dark juvie flyby:

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Sep 17, 2020 10:45 |  #26488

I found it surprisingly challenging to keep up to the movements of the Common terns.
Here is one shot from this summer.


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Sep 17, 2020 10:45 |  #26489

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Very nice; your Broad Tails are some of the best. They always looks so intent and content with the flowers.

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Thanks, Eric, the flowers are still hanging in there but I'm afraid the last of my resident yard hummers took off....

Nice BIF shot with good details and focus.



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Sep 17, 2020 11:52 |  #26490

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