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A couple of hours at RSPB Frampton Marsh (Image heavy)

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Rockinggoose, Mar 4, 2013.

  1. Rockinggoose

    Rockinggoose Mu-43 Regular

    Bright with a very cold Easterly wind greeted me at this superb new reserve. The cold however didn't seem to bother the birds as there were a large number - all very active (at least 800 Dark-bellied Brent Geese).

    This was a day to get in the hides with the E-M5/Canon EF 400mm f5.6 combination. Manual focus skills are coming back after years of AF and the magnification assistance on the EVF are a boon on the E-M5.

    The lens is a gem and the extra reach of the 400mm is a distinct advantage when added to the resolution of the sensor. Without doubt this lens' IQ is better even than the ED300mm f2.8 + EC14 which is surprising considering that it is around 1/6th of the cost of that combo.

    All but the Yellowhammer were taken with this outfit. All large crops.


    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/400s    ISO 200

    Male Wigeon:

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/500s    ISO 200

    Female Wigeon:

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/500s    ISO 200

    Pintail - 2 pairs:

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/800s    ISO 200

    Dark-bellied Brent Goose:

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/640s    ISO 200

    Drake Shoveler and Drake Shelduck, very large crop:

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/800s    ISO 200

    Bewick's Swan:

    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/800s    ISO 200


    E-M5    ---       f/1.0    1/640s    ISO 200

    Male Yellowhammer, with Canon 7D + 400mm

    Canon EOS 7D    EF400mm f/5.6L USM    400mm    f/6.3    1/640s    ISO 400

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