Small Birds and a Squirrel

Discussion in 'Nature' started by Maczero, Dec 10, 2012.

  1. Maczero

    Maczero Mu-43 Regular

    Feb 13, 2010
    The result of my MF practice with the old non-SWD 43 50-200 lens (which I am using instead of the 75-300 because of the low light levels and the need for high shutter speeds to capture highly active small birds.

    All the images were taken at Birnie Loch local NR.






    (A focus peaking near miss - I switched from that method later on)



    The 50-2200 is a great lens and I am really unwilling to give it up even though its AF performance is torpid and hesitant at best.

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  2. JudyM

    JudyM Mu-43 All-Pro

    May 5, 2010
    Westminster, MD
    You got some great shots in spite of the challenges with the lens, Andrew. I love the expression in #1, and #4 is adorable.
  3. BarefootPilgrim

    BarefootPilgrim Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Dec 23, 2009
    Westchester, IL
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    Same reason I won't get rid of mine. It's the only reason I still keep a 4/3 camera body around, yet I can tolerate the painful AF on m-4/3 in most situations (but not all).

    Those are some beautiful shots, Andrew. I especially like #2, #4 and #7.
  4. syuhada

    syuhada Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 15, 2012
    Kuala Lumpur
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    :bravo-009: nice captured, nice bokeh... love it
  5. RevBob

    RevBob Super Moderator

    Jun 4, 2011
    NorthWestern PA
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    Wow, beautiful shots! :bravo-009: