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Discussion in 'Nature' started by Greyelm, Apr 2, 2013.
Where the wife goes, hubby follows. X10
Very nice, rich, sharp, and beautifully composed. Next time I'm down at the Rio Grande, near which a nature center has some great feeders to attract birds, I'll bring along the X20.
Not your typical bird shot but why not. Rescued baby Light-vented Bulbul:
Light-vented Bulbul by Photos By 夏天, on Flickr
Baby ducks! Had to be ultra stealthy, taking about 10 minutes to move close to these guys, since my 60mm was the longest lens I had at the time. (Wish I had my OM-D with 35-100)...but I managed to get plenty close and get a few shots of these baby ducks and their mom. For the second shot, I was only maybe 3 feet away.
Who doesn't love baby ducks? Frankly, I love ducks in general...and these are beauties.
What camera did you use?
My favorite is the close up - wonderful focus point - but I also really like the mother with her brood. She looks so calm but you know darn well she's watching everything!
Good for you! I'm impressed that you were able to get so close!
Thanks! These are both with the X-E1 and 60/2.4.
Good to know. Many thanks Jman!
Ducks -- and turtles, and elephants (and kittens and puppies); you get the picture -- are creatures that somehow make be feel everything is all right. Thanks for these. They are quite good.
These are pretty good. Trust me, these are better than what your 35-100 would have given you -- you wouldn't get bokeh that's this smooth with its f/2.8 (f/5.6 FF equivalent) aperture. The Olympus m. Zuiko 75/1.8 on the other hand would yield the same shallow DoF (both f/3.6 FF equivalent apertures). Kudos!
amazing that you were able to approach them so closely!
Next one with the 55-200 ;-)
Taken with my X10 at 112mm near to Lanzarote Airport. I think it must have been a tamed bird as I literally got 2 feet from it. Possibly used to scare away other birds from the airport before they enter the jet engines of planes.
I swear I thought this guy was gonna poop on me.
Redondo Beach by dacalac, on Flickr
We've been to Scotland (Mull, Iona, Staffa, Lunga).
Here some of "my" puffins.
That last image looks really cute!
Anna, I love your Puffins! There is something both endearing and comical about Puffins to me. I'd also love to know what Fuji lens you used for these and how faraway the birds were from you?
I keep thinking that eventually I might want to get one of the Fujis with interchangeable lenses...
Mike, I think that gull looks more as though he was thinking of grabbing that camera out of your hands!:wink_old:
Deer Dodger, I don't know what kind of hawk or falcon that is but that's a great image with your X10 - very impressive!
I used the 18-55. The birds are only about 40 cm away. (see photo). I cropped the photo's (and the quality is still good... ;-) ) I will also place the original from the photo I cropped.
This is my husband:
This is the original:
I want to hug them. All of them.
Ah - thank you, Anna! I want to hug them all, too, Mike. An old friend of mine spent a summer off the coast of Maine, I believe, on an island full of Puffins...studying them. I don't think they're quite as cuddly as they appear.:wink_old:
It must have been so cool to be so close! Thanks again, Anna, for the background shot and info!
I think the bird was a professional and helped to make my amateur skills and p&s camera look good
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