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I've tried for this little guy/gal for a couple years in flight. Never got anything worthwhile. I won't give all the credit to the A1 because I also had a somewhat repeatable pattern of hunting flights this time around so I didn't have to hold up a camera for hours on end hoping for it to fly as I've tried in the past (and always missed or lowered the camera right before he flew). But the A1's uncanny AF for quick acquisition and consistency during a burst certainly helped over previous cameras I've tried with.

The light was not on my side...this location is best in cloudy bright conditions as you can't get sun behind you most of the morning unless you learn how to hover





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  ILCE-1    FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter lens    560mm    f/8.0    1/4000s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  







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  ILCE-1    FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter lens    560mm    f/8.0    1/4000s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  







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  ILCE-1    FE 600mm F4 GM OSS lens    600mm    f/4.5    1/5000s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  







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  ILCE-1    FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter lens    560mm    f/8.0    1/4000s    1600 ISO    0.0 EV  







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  ILCE-1    FE 600mm F4 GM OSS lens    600mm    f/4.5    1/5000s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  







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  ILCE-1    FE 600mm F4 GM OSS lens    600mm    f/4.5    1/5000s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  







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  ILCE-1    FE 600mm F4 GM OSS lens    600mm    f/4.5    1/5000s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  







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  ILCE-1    FE 600mm F4 GM OSS lens    600mm    f/4.5    1/5000s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  







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  ILCE-1    FE 600mm F4 GM OSS lens    600mm    f/4.5    1/5000s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  







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  ILCE-1    FE 600mm F4 GM OSS lens    600mm    f/4.0    1/5000s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  







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  ILCE-1    FE 600mm F4 GM OSS lens    600mm    f/4.5    1/5000s    1000 ISO    0.0 EV  




Oct 07, 2021 at 07:44 AM
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Another stunning set. A lot of great captures there but I love the spotlight moodiness in that 7th image. Really great work, nicely done!


Oct 07, 2021 at 08:54 AM
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Hard to pick a favorite in this collection, Geoff.

Must take you forever to cull images with all the keepers! 😉

George



Oct 07, 2021 at 12:08 PM
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Wow, well done Geoff.


Oct 07, 2021 at 12:55 PM
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Great set Geoff !

Ronny



Oct 07, 2021 at 01:39 PM
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Your patience was nicely rewarded. Excellent shots!

Dave



Oct 07, 2021 at 03:11 PM
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Teleguy1 wrote:
Another stunning set. A lot of great captures there but I love the spotlight moodiness in that 7th image. Really great work, nicely done!


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George Welch wrote:
Hard to pick a favorite in this collection, Geoff.

Must take you forever to cull images with all the keepers! 😉

George


Thanks guys.



Oct 08, 2021 at 06:37 AM
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Sweet images, Geoff! Even perched pygmy owls are still on my list, let alone in-flight…. Oh, well .

Joshua



Oct 08, 2021 at 11:13 AM
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Always a great feeling to get the pygmy owl in flight. Well done Geoff.
The a1 definitely had a part to play for sure.



Oct 08, 2021 at 03:50 PM
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Good things come to those that wait. Wonderful. No reply.


Oct 08, 2021 at 05:39 PM
 


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Congratulations Geoff! 6, 7 and the last two are my favorites. Those eyes wide open are amazing!

Morris



Oct 08, 2021 at 06:49 PM
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Amazing set !!

Birdie



Oct 08, 2021 at 07:41 PM
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what a testament to your reflexes, and the lovely BGs, subject. wonderfully done. IWAVEV


Oct 08, 2021 at 11:19 PM
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A difficult thing, catching these Pigmy in flight...you did it ! Beautiful series Geoff.


Oct 09, 2021 at 01:45 AM
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louie champan wrote:
Wow, well done Geoff.


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Ronny Olsson wrote:
Great set Geoff !

Ronny


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dclark wrote:
Your patience was nicely rewarded. Excellent shots!

Dave


Thanks Louie, Ronny and Dave.



Oct 10, 2021 at 02:27 PM
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Nice sets. Congrats on an excellent "first"


Oct 12, 2021 at 07:57 PM
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Congratulations, Geoff!!


Oct 13, 2021 at 06:49 AM
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Love the intensity of the first image.


Oct 13, 2021 at 10:07 AM
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AGeoJO wrote:
Sweet images, Geoff! Even perched pygmy owls are still on my list, let alone in-flight…. Oh, well .

Joshua

Thanks Joshua
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Pius Sullivan wrote:
Always a great feeling to get the pygmy owl in flight. Well done Geoff.
The a1 definitely had a part to play for sure.

Thanks Pius...no doubt the A1 was part of the success...
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runakid wrote:
Good things come to those that wait. Wonderful. No reply.

Thanks Dan



Oct 14, 2021 at 07:28 AM
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Fabulous shots, I’m sure they are quick.


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