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Got up early (ish) this morning and headed out to the local wetlands for some more long lens practice. I think these are all taken with the 400 and 1.4x TC III (there may be an odd one with the 2x TC III)

Canada Geese

#1 - Almost got this one right (slight crop)






#2 - Wrong direction! (slight crop)






#3 - Just about kept him in the frame! (quite a heavy crop)






#4 - Smile! (slight crop)






Australasian Harrier

#5 Cirlcling (quite a heavy crop)






#6 Gotchya! (slight crop)






Black Swan - These are all full frame or as good as - I was walking back to the car and stumbled upon her.

#7






#8






#9






#10






It's tough trying to get birds in flight!

Thanks for looking

Adam

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Sep 08, 2012 at 12:59 AM
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Some nice shots. Are these handheld or on tripod?


Sep 08, 2012 at 01:08 AM
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Thanks. I was in a hide for some. #1, #2, #4 were likely resting on a benchtop. The others are hand held. I was crouched for the swan shots and rested my elbow on my knee I think.

I took the tripod out but it stayed in the bag...



Sep 08, 2012 at 01:20 AM
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Nice lens you have chosen! You will get better the more you shoot at locating the target earlier and panning with it. You might want to study up on the camera options for focus points and assist points and any adjusments that could help.

Sharpness is there, the heavy crops still look good so when you get a close one and it is in focus you are going to be grinning ear to ear as you count feathers and teeth

Nice early work with your new 400 2.8L II !
Karl



Sep 08, 2012 at 01:27 AM
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Thanks Karl. Choosing the right AF set up (5dIII) is proving tricky. logic seems to point to case 2 but I struggle to get locked on quick enough! I certainly did better this time than the last effort though!


Sep 08, 2012 at 01:33 AM
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You are getting great results Adam. The feather detail on the last is wonderful

Morris



Sep 08, 2012 at 01:34 AM
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Thanks Morris - It's a bit easier when they are on the ground!


Sep 08, 2012 at 01:37 AM
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Good looking set. I esp. like #7 & 8.


Sep 08, 2012 at 02:08 AM
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Adam, you will grow to love your 400 2.8. I just replaced my old one with the new version and it is so sharp, even with a tc on. I can even hand hold it which is a real bonus. My only nit is the location of the focus range limiting switches. You did well with these and they will improve as you get used to finding and tracking them in the viewfinder. bruce


Sep 08, 2012 at 02:12 AM
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Lovely set !

Birdie



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A nice set Adam. That 400 is a nice lens to shoot with. It's very sharp, and easy to hold ~ Ron


Sep 08, 2012 at 02:35 AM
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Thanks Bruce, Birdied, and Ron!


Sep 08, 2012 at 03:05 AM
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nicely done Adam .. congrats on the new lens


Sep 08, 2012 at 09:21 AM
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Looks like you have a new best friend. Congrats!!




Sep 08, 2012 at 09:47 AM
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Thanks guys. I've had the lens for a couple of months, just not had too many opportunties to get out with it. Spring arrived in NZ last week so things are looking up!

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Sep 08, 2012 at 11:06 AM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · (More Added) Getting to know my long lens - Wetland Mixture


Had another outing this morning and got a few more

#11 Pukeko






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Sep 15, 2012 at 07:36 AM
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#12 - Pied Stilt






#13 - Pied Stilt






#14 - Australasian Harrier






Getting a bit better at hand holding the lens - all these were with a TC of some sort

Cheers

Adam

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Sep 15, 2012 at 07:39 AM
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Nice set Adam

Congrats to your new lens

Lil



Sep 15, 2012 at 04:04 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · (More Added) Getting to know my long lens - Wetland Mixture


#6 for the win
Good work Adam!

Tom



Sep 15, 2012 at 07:35 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · (More Added) Getting to know my long lens - Wetland Mixture


Thanks for the nice comments guys

Here's the last couple from this trip

#15 Pukeko






#16 Spur Winged Plover







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