Absolutely no reason....

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Rockinggoose, Dec 22, 2012.

  1. Rockinggoose

    Rockinggoose Mu-43 Regular

    .... to go out today in absolutely foul weather, except I was fed up with being indoors with nothing to photograph and looking out of the window at the horizontal rain. So I went to the hide at the local reserve and practised manual focusing with the E-M5 and Canon 400mm f5.6L. Just to add to the difficulty I also bolted on the Kenko TC1.4x.

    Struggling with the focus through the rain and poor light but a couple of long distance ducks and a nearby Chaffinch - RAW files already binned!

    Moral of the story - deliberately going out to photograph wildlife in poor weather should be left to the experts!

    Ubiquitous Mallard pair:


    Shoveler drake:


    Wigeon Drake:


    Male Chaffinch:


    Pretty poor quality but a little better than the same lens combo with AF on the Canon 7D under the same conditions - and more reach of course.

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  2. spinyman

    spinyman Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Nov 19, 2010
    San Diego
    They look good to me.
  3. AerialFilm1

    AerialFilm1 Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 15, 2012
    Wekiva, Florida

    How do you suppose the experts became experts?
  4. drd1135

    drd1135 Zen Snapshooter

    Mar 17, 2011
    Southwest Virginia
    +1 for persistence and +5 for the images.
  5. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther Mu-43 Legend

    May 4, 2011
    Not with an OM-D - absolutely no reason - glad to see you got out :smile:
  6. chasm

    chasm Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 2, 2010
    You've made a chaffinch look intelligent. What's not to like?
  7. uci2ci

    uci2ci Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 22, 2012
    Los Angeles, CA
    Im not sure what an expert would do in this case either. Yes, some of your shots lack dedail due to backlighting/ lack of lighting, but a pro would have the same problem. Really, the only thing i think you can do is to make sure whatrver little light you have is atleast behind, but sometimes even thats not possible.

    I like your photos regardless... and the last one has nice detail actually
  8. aragorn1980

    aragorn1980 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 10, 2012
    Athens Greece
    Beautiful shots!
  9. Andwise

    Andwise Mu-43 Rookie

    Nov 26, 2012
    these snapshots are just awesome i liked them very much. hats off to the photographer for his work.....;....