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orlcam88

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I figured since we have dog pix and cat pix, I'd start Bird pix as I'm a big fan of birds!!! Hope there are others out there. So to start this off, here are a few from my recent visit to the Bronx Zoo.
ILCE-7RM2    FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter    454mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 1000
ILCE-7RM2    FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter    147mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 3200
ILCE-7RM2    FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter    346mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 1000
ILCE-7RM2    FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter    358mm    f/9.0    1/125s    ISO 1600
ILCE-7RM2    FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter    560mm    f/8.0    1/100s    ISO 320
ILCE-7RM2    FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter    487mm    f/8.0    1/125s    ISO 6400
 

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Really great shots here!
I'm going to have to use my pass at the SD Zoo, even if I have to go it alone.

Do I assume correctly that you used a tripod for these?
 

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Female Northern Flicker mugging for the camera
Canon FD400/4.5, NEX7, ISO400


NEX-7       0mm    f/1.0    1/25s    ISO 400
 

orlcam88

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Really great shots here!
I'm going to have to use my pass at the SD Zoo, even if I have to go it alone.

Do I assume correctly that you used a tripod for these?
Thanks!

With the A7Rii and 100-400mm GM OSS I didn't need to use a tripod/monopod as the camera and lens combination are great at stabilization. The Zoo here won't allow a tripod but they'll allow a monopod. I had to use the monopod with my Canon and 100-400mm.
 

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Birds in captivity are much easier to shoot, with less amount of time to wait and not a lot of room for them to go. The only issue is with people. They scare them away. So if I've waited 15 min for a bird to get acclimated with me, once a group of noisy people come in, that wait is now 30 min. Outside, you need to be very patient. My presence would either scared the birds away that they never come back or they go into hiding. If I wait around an not make any sudden movements, they'll come out to investigate. Usually popping up different locations until they see that I don't want to eat them. Once they are acclimated, they'll appear in the open, still a little nervous but much more comfortable with me. I've waited in a spot for 30 minutes on one spot hoping for their appearance! Since they have space theirs no need for them to return so my wait was basically useless. Sometimes I don't have the time so I resort to cropping photos.

Here are a couple from a local park where I go for walks on Sundays and I didn't have patients due to weather. They are cropped photos.
ILCE-7RM2    FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS    391mm    f/6.3    1/320s    ISO 200
ILCE-7RM2    FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS    394mm    f/7.1    1/160s    ISO 200
 
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ILCE-7RM2    FE 70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G OSS    285mm    f/5.6    1/500s    ISO 640
 
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orlcam88

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Had a tough 2 days trying to take some bird shots as I had many that just didn't make it. A Robin, there were quite a few at the park; A female Mallard duck and a Dove looking around for the hawk I couldn't get a good focus on.
ILCE-7RM2    FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter    560mm    f/8.0    1/160s    ISO 640
ILCE-7RM2    FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter    493mm    f/8.0    1/200s    ISO 1600
ILCE-7RM2    FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter    462mm    f/10.0    1/160s    ISO 200
 

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Good call on the Bird Thread...looking forward to some cool shots from the talkEmount crew...
Canon EOS REBEL T5    EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM    300mm    f/8.0    1/640s    ISO 1000
Canon EOS REBEL T5    EF75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM    300mm    f/8.0    1/500s    ISO 500
ILCE-6000    FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS    240mm    f/6.3    1/400s    ISO 800
ILCE-6000    FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS    240mm    f/6.3    1/400s    ISO 800
 

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Getting better with the a6500 + Sony A 70-300. Unfortunately the geese let these ducks know I was lurking in the bushes, so I had to practice BIF:

ILCE-6500    70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM    300mm    f/5.6    1/2000s    ISO 400
 

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ILCE-7M2       0mm    f/1.0    1/400s    ISO 80

ILCE-7M2       0mm    f/1.0    1/1250s    ISO 80

Mourning Dove in the California sun.
 

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Birds off of Jamaica Bay..................in New York.
ILCE-7RM2    FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter    140mm    f/8.0    1/500s    ISO 640
ILCE-7RM2    FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter    140mm    f/8.0    1/500s    ISO 200
ILCE-7RM2    FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X Teleconverter    262mm    f/8.0    1/500s    ISO 200
 

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First day of spring, first bluebird!

ILCE-6500    70-300mm F4.5-5.6 G SSM    300mm    f/5.6    1/2000s    ISO 320
 

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starling
NEX-6       210mm    f/9.0    1/160s    ISO 100
 

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Well, can't compete with any of those stunning close-ups! Picked up a new 70-200 f4 G for my A6500 yesterday - my one and only bird photo...

ILCE-6500    FE 70-200mm F4 G OSS    200mm    f/4.0    1/320s    ISO 100
 
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