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(img hvy) Coming in for a landing -- birding on GX7 and P100-300

Discussion in 'Nature' started by WT21, Mar 22, 2015.

  1. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
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  2. Duncan

    Duncan Mu-43 Regular

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    Terrific sequence!
     
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  3. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
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    Thanks. I like how in the last one he's just sitting there cool like nothing happened.
     
  4. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2014
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    Walter
    Hi WT21,
    Did you use AF or MF?
     
  5. WT21

    WT21 Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Feb 19, 2010
    Boston
    Prefocus AF. I think I had it on AF-C, but I prefocused on the feeder, recomposed, and just kept the shutter half-pressed until a bird came into view, then squeezed the shutter on burst mode (GX7). I think at that distance, there was enough DOF to get the birds in, but kill the background due to the FL.

    One thing I would say on the GX7 -- it doesn't have the greatest buffer. I first started with RAW, but it would fill the buffer and bog down. I had moved to jpg-only this time, which allowed me to keep ripping off shots through the whole sequence. I got other sequences, too, just not quite as dramatic.
     
  6. Holoholo55

    Holoholo55 Mu-43 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2014
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    Walter
    Thanks, that really was a nice sequence. I saw the 4th photo on another post and thought it was great.
     
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  7. macro

    macro Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

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    Jan 22, 2012
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    Nice sequence coming in like that and also some nice wing spreads.

    All the best.

    Danny.
     
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