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jfwoodman wrote:
Beautiful set, Ray. Too hard to pick favorites, but quetzals are sure hard to beat.

What camera do you use with the Swarovski scope? Is there an accessory mount for cameras?

Thx,
Jim


Hi Jim, thanks very much.

I use all of my cameras with the spotting scope. We can quickly change mounts, which is a great feature for my guests in the field to test this equipment. There are no electronics in the lens. I usually shoot full manual exposure, manual focus, and fixed aperture, so we control exposure with iso and shutter speed.

This system is a huge advantage for the times when your subject is small, out of regular reach, and not moving much! But, having said that, one could be lucky and catch a shot like this:







This was a case of turn the focus barrel and pray!

If you want an honest opinion on how I got this shot @ 1440mm with no auto focus, my answer is pure luck., since I have little practice shooting fast moving subjects with this kit.

Another fun example of the use of this kit.... here, I could not get the whole bird in the frame without asking the guide to move the safari truck, backwards. So, I focused in on the beak, and fired about 8 frames at 1/20 sec., this shot was taken with the 65mm lens, so the effective focal length is 1200mm @ f 11.







So, you got the long winded response, sorry, but I love this kit, and everything about it!

Thanks again for the nice comment.








Aug 15, 2014 at 01:33 PM
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BeeBalm wrote:
Hi Raymond
A drop dead gorgeous impeccable series
I am in awe of your two hummers together! Wow!
Top notch set!
BeeBalm


Thanks so much BB, as we all like to work hard at our craft, i think the best part of this photography
stuff is the ability to share, and be appreciated in some way.

I wish I had more time and energy to participate in this forum, the photographers in here are truly outstanding.

kind regards, thanks to everyone.



Aug 15, 2014 at 01:36 PM
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Killer set Ray

Tim



Aug 15, 2014 at 03:59 PM
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Ray,
An outstanding set of photos. Having been beside you for a few of these shots, I appreciate how hard you work to find opportunities and how you consider composition before you even press your shutter.
Thanks for sharing.
Jason



Aug 15, 2014 at 05:09 PM
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jaylee73 wrote:
Ray,
An outstanding set of photos. Having been beside you for a few of these shots, I appreciate how hard you work to find opportunities and how you consider composition before you even press your shutter.
Thanks for sharing.
Jason


thanks Jason, Your a great photographer, and so much help on my tours, hope you join me again some day!




Aug 15, 2014 at 08:13 PM
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All very special, very motivating. Alan


Aug 15, 2014 at 09:01 PM
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A super set Ray. Way too many good ones to pick ~ Ron


Aug 16, 2014 at 12:48 AM
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what they said buddy and more, you are the master

and thanks for the costa rica trip in April, I may never need to shoot hummers again after shooting with you.

Looking forward to raptors in October with you, way better than more new gear



Aug 16, 2014 at 08:38 AM
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thanks very much!


Aug 16, 2014 at 10:35 AM
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RandyR wrote:
what they said buddy and more, you are the master

and thanks for the costa rica trip in April, I may never need to shoot hummers again after shooting with you.

Looking forward to raptors in October with you, way better than more new gear


Kind words Randy., honestly, it was a great time with all of you in CR., lots of shooting, and interesting stuff going on. I hope we have some similar luck in October!

Take good care brother.




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eyelaser wrote:
Beautiful series Ray....all are super but having a soft spot for quetzels...the second one of that bird is my fave.
Eric


Thanks Eric, I have some pretty awesome locations for the Quetzals, they are more then amazing! We see them on virtually every tour.

take care.




Aug 18, 2014 at 09:45 PM
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Lovely work. I especially enjoyed the tropical hummers. Thank you

Phil



Aug 18, 2014 at 10:59 PM
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Wonderful set Ray,

You are getting to see so many special places and creatures. This is a reward for all your hard work

Morris



Aug 19, 2014 at 12:52 AM
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Fabulous set Ray, one cracking shot after another! Thanks for sharing.

Paul.



Aug 19, 2014 at 05:52 AM
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Thanks guys, very much appreciated.


Aug 21, 2014 at 02:55 PM
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Great set of images Ray


Aug 22, 2014 at 01:11 AM
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Chris Schlaf wrote:
Great set of images Ray


Thanks Chris - Congrats on your recent post, well done!




Aug 23, 2014 at 06:02 PM
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morris wrote:
Wonderful set Ray,

You are getting to see so many special places and creatures. This is a reward for all your hard work

Morris


Thanks to you Morris, we had a great shoot at Nickerson! So much appreciated!



Aug 23, 2014 at 06:03 PM
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thanks to everyone for the nice comments., very much appreciated.


Aug 28, 2014 at 02:21 AM
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Killer shots Raymond.


Aug 28, 2014 at 03:01 AM
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