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Sep 29, 2009 13:47 |  #61

Agreed let's see some more Australian birds! In the meantime I'll keep the ball rolling with another blue tit shot from the back garden. ISO 800 is never much fun to shoot as exposure needs to be spot on to avoid difficult post-processing later.

450D, 687mm, 1/125s, f/5.6, ISO 800:


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Oct 08, 2009 19:29 as a reply to  @ foxbat's post |  #62

As requested here are a couple more Australian Birds. Not great shots, composition wise, but with reasonable feather detail.

1. Lewins Honeyeater. 572mm, 1/250 sec, f/8, 400 iso, 50D
2. Female Wren. 731mm, 1/60 sec, f5.6, 400 iso, 50D


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Oct 09, 2009 11:40 |  #63

OMG! That first one is just perfect! The effect... superb!


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Oct 10, 2009 04:19 |  #64

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2. Female Wren. 731mm, 1/60 sec, f5.6, 400 iso, 50D

Great technique!


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Oct 10, 2009 05:01 as a reply to  @ foxbat's post |  #65

Thanks scoobs, palaima & foxbat, glad you guys like the images. Hopefully, I'll get my 7D next week & can post some images with the 7D & Sigmonster!




  
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Oct 10, 2009 06:20 |  #66

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Thanks scoobs, palaima & foxbat, glad you guys like the images. Hopefully, I'll get my 7D next week & can post some images with the 7D & Sigmonster!

looking forward to it!
how can one not like your images! They are superb!


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Oct 23, 2009 22:40 as a reply to  @ palaima's post |  #67

Paulius,

Still no 7D! So here are a couple more from the 50D & Sigmonster. The Moon shot is at f/8, 1/60 sec, iso 100 & 1792mm (35mm equiv) with a Kenko Pro300DG 1.4X TC, in case you're wondering.

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Oct 24, 2009 04:57 |  #68

^ cool!
You'll get it some day :D
I'm saving for 2 lenses and hoping to have a very happy Christmas :D


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Oct 24, 2009 05:13 |  #69

Scoobs wrote in post #8717225 (external link)
And just 2 more for the time.

love the 2nd shot , too good . Anyone using this for sports ?


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Nov 01, 2009 05:08 |  #70

More great shots hodown55, you've sure got some fab looking birds down your way.

I couldn't wait any longer and so I got a 7D. I was really looking forward to using it on my Sigma and here's a couple from my first outing shooting birds.

Have been real pleased with the quality coming back from the 7D and Sigma. Still learning the new AF compared to my 20D and also having to use DPP to process as I have always used Capture One with my 20D.

Still looks like a great combo and perfect for birds. Both at 800mm


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Nov 01, 2009 05:10 |  #71

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Great technique!

1/60

Agreed, can't believe a Wren would stay still for that long :) :)


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Nov 01, 2009 19:55 as a reply to  @ Scoobs's post |  #72

Great shots Scoob. My 7D is in transit, should have it today or tomorrow. What AF settings did you use for the second shot (BIF) (it looks like the camera was able to get a lock despite the messy background)? Any other comments on the 7D in general?

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Nov 03, 2009 10:22 |  #73

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Great shots Scoob. My 7D is in transit, should have it today or tomorrow. What AF settings did you use for the second shot (BIF) (it looks like the camera was able to get a lock despite the messy background)? Any other comments on the 7D in general?

Kev

Thank you.

You're going to love the 7D. The second shot was done using the Zone AF set to centre. I have found this to be good for birds in flight as i always had trouble keeping just one focus point on the bird. Previous camera was a 20D

I've been using single, spot and single with expansion for static birds with good results.

Now I am still getting used to the AF on the 7D but I am very pleased with it so far. Took some time to fiddle with all the custom settings for the AF but this has helped big time with getting it to perform well.

So far i'm very pleased with how it stays locked on moving birds against sky or foliage.

This goose shot is far from a decent shot but does show how well it stays locked on bearing in mind it was misty and a busy background. The Marsh Harrier (not sure on ID tho) is another one taken using the Zone AF set on centre.

Only other thing is the huge files from this camera. So far I love everything about the 7D. Grip is on the way too. :)


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Nov 04, 2009 00:29 as a reply to  @ Scoobs's post |  #74

Scoobs,

Your BIF shots look good! Unfortunately, we've got strong winds blowing from the south today, so no BIF shots. Here are a couple of my first shots from the 7D & Sigmonster (haven't done the micro focus adjust yet). The first is a Cat Bird all dressed up in his finest Spring Plumage & an Eastern Yellow Breasted Robin.

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Nov 04, 2009 02:05 |  #75

^those are, again, superb! How do you make them look to 3d???


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