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Jun 23, 2021 08:50 |  #49276

One from last night as the sun was going down the background is a drain in shadow a1 fe 600 f4 + 1.4tc 1/2500 f5.6 iso 800
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Jun 23, 2021 11:59 |  #49277

Prickly pear cactus blossom

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Jun 23, 2021 18:56 |  #49278

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Jun 23, 2021 21:39 |  #49279

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I'm in awe of all of you bird shooters, especially those BIF photos. I'm lucky to get one sitting on a branch that isn't facing away from me.

This is the first color film I've shot and developed in many years. I was anxious to shoot, even though we had showers in the am and it was hot and humid. I had hoped the sun would show itself a bit more but in hindsight, I'm glad it didn't. Not for how it would affect the image but rather, how that would add to the humidity.

You guys are probably sick of seeing this place but as I stated, I was anxious to shoot something and this is very close. :rolleyes:

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Jun 23, 2021 23:07 |  #49280

navydoc wrote in post #19251538 (external link)
I'm in awe of all of you bird shooters, especially those BIF photos. I'm lucky to get one sitting on a branch that isn't facing away from me.

This is the first color film I've shot and developed in many years. I was anxious to shoot, even though we had showers in the am and it was hot and humid. I had hoped the sun would show itself a bit more but in hindsight, I'm glad it didn't. Not for how it would affect the image but rather, how that would add to the humidity.

You guys are probably sick of seeing this place but as I stated, I was anxious to shoot something and this is very close. :rolleyes:

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not at all. i really like this :)

it looks great! glad no harsh sun




  
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Jun 23, 2021 23:18 |  #49281

The FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM impresses me throughout its complete zoom range. Here it is on the a1 at 24mm:

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Jun 24, 2021 00:07 |  #49282

For all Bird photographers,(A1/A9), I have a question as to what focus mode you've found works best for BIF and portrait of birds. Don't want anyone to feel like giving away trade secrets, I'm getting mixed results with the modes, I have tried Eye, Zone/wide Expand spot S/M/L in tracking with varying results and need to concentrate on my technique. Knowing what the majority find better would help. I'm following Mark Galer and his camset with all the videos and Ebooks, learned a lot from that yet am still not quite getting results close to what I'd like. The conditions here are far from photograph friendly lighting ambient temp etc. But I do realize my skills need help as well.


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Jun 24, 2021 00:45 |  #49283

DTBaan wrote in post #19251559 (external link)
not at all. i really like this :)

it looks great! glad no harsh sun

Thanks. Now that I've tried color, I think I'll stick to black and white for film and use my Sony cameras for any color work.


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Jun 24, 2021 06:13 |  #49284

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Nice strat!

Thanks!

I love this thing. I've spent the last two months fighting an old beat up les paul that was giving me hand cramps. I overcame some plateau points pretty quickly once I got a handle on the strat and can see why it's such a popular guitar.


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Jun 24, 2021 06:17 |  #49285

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I was pushed from photography by life.
You'll get back when the time is right.

Yes life definitely getting in the way of photography right now. Not really in a position where I can go on random photography walks much less a trip these days. Too busy with work and kids.

I did shoot a wedding last weekend, will share the photos from that soon but paid stuff pretty sparse these days.


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Jun 24, 2021 06:35 |  #49286

4matic wrote in post #19251571 (external link)
For all Bird photographers,(A1/A9), I have a question as to what focus mode you've found works best for BIF and portrait of birds. Don't want anyone to feel like giving away trade secrets, I'm getting mixed results with the modes, I have tried Eye, Zone/wide Expand spot S/M/L in tracking with varying results and need to concentrate on my technique. Knowing what the majority find better would help. I'm following Mark Galer and his camset with all the videos and Ebooks, learned a lot from that yet am still not quite getting results close to what I'd like. The conditions here are far from photograph friendly lighting ambient temp etc. But I do realize my skills need help as well.

You need to check out Mark Smith bird a9 setup guide about 1 hour long a lot of it pairs with the A1 .

i use zone with tracking eye AF bbf for BIF and have the ael button set to medium single point for static birds .

A1 I go as fast shutter speed as i can for BIF normally 1/3200 f5.6 iso 800 this does of cause vary as the light changes and this is with the FE600F4 + 1.4 TC I have tracking set to 4 fast most of the time .

for static i will drop ISO shutter speed even stop down to f8 if the bird will give me time

I only shoot in Manual and use electronic shutter between 20 and 30 fps

this works for me most of the time but even the A1 can miss focus now and then .

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Jun 24, 2021 07:17 |  #49287

GyRob wrote in post #19251638 (external link)
You need to check out Mark Smith bird a9 setup guide about 1 hour long a lot of it pairs with the A1 .

i use zone with tracking eye AF bbf for BIF and have the ael button set to medium single point for static birds .

A1 I go as fast shutter speed as i can for BIF normally 1/3200 f5.6 iso 800 this does of cause vary as the light changes and this is with the FE600F4 + 1.4 TC I have tracking set to 4 fast most of the time .

for static i will drop ISO shutter speed even stop down to f8 if the bird will give me time

I only shoot in Manual and use electronic shutter between 20 and 30 fps

this works for me most of the time but even the A1 can miss focus now and then .

Rob.

Thanks Rob. I will look at Mark Smith as well. His video was the first I remember looking at when I got the A9. Ive been using Av most of the time but need to experiment in M as well now.


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Jun 24, 2021 08:05 |  #49288

I need to learn what these are since they are fairly common here.

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Jun 24, 2021 08:07 |  #49289

4matic wrote in post #19251571 (external link)
For all Bird photographers,(A1/A9), I have a question as to what focus mode you've found works best for BIF and portrait of birds. Don't want anyone to feel like giving away trade secrets, I'm getting mixed results with the modes, I have tried Eye, Zone/wide Expand spot S/M/L in tracking with varying results and need to concentrate on my technique. Knowing what the majority find better would help. I'm following Mark Galer and his camset with all the videos and Ebooks, learned a lot from that yet am still not quite getting results close to what I'd like. The conditions here are far from photograph friendly lighting ambient temp etc. But I do realize my skills need help as well.

I can only speak for the a9 but I use simple wide for BIF and small spot for static.


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Jun 24, 2021 08:51 |  #49290

David Arbogast wrote in post #19251560 (external link)
The FE 12-24mm F2.8 GM impresses me throughout its complete zoom range. Here it is on the a1 at 24mm:
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David, great ight, great detail and a good use of that lens. I dig it.

I was walking through downtown Fairhope, AL yesterday, and immediately thought of you and your walks around your town, similar feel, and I wondered to myself...how would David shoot this place if the light was good...sadly for us, it was noon light, and about as hot and harsh as it could have been.

4matic wrote in post #19251571 (external link)
For all Bird photographers,(A1/A9), I have a question as to what focus mode you've found works best for BIF and portrait of birds. Don't want anyone to feel like giving away trade secrets, I'm getting mixed results with the modes, I have tried Eye, Zone/wide Expand spot S/M/L in tracking with varying results and need to concentrate on my technique. Knowing what the majority find better would help. I'm following Mark Galer and his camset with all the videos and Ebooks, learned a lot from that yet am still not quite getting results close to what I'd like. The conditions here are far from photograph friendly lighting ambient temp etc. But I do realize my skills need help as well.

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I can only speak for the a9 but I use simple wide for BIF and small spot for static.

Similar to Bill, for static I use small spot, usually trying to put it on the head...since the a9 doesn't have Bird EyeAF and Animal EyeAF doesn't work on birds, I want to try to get the head sharp. For BIF, depends, I try to use the tracking mode, wide spot, usually set to center to make it easier, but I don't do much BIF...I am pretty lousy at it.


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