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    Posted: 15 Dec 2016 at 5:36am
Great shots Tony - what set-up especially lens do you use to get so close? I have a 400mm and will do well to get that close to the birds.
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Originally posted by JT

Great shots Tony - what set-up especially lens do you use to get so close? I have a 400mm and will do well to get that close to the birds.

Thanks. I use only superzoom point-and-shoot cameras, which include my favorite Canon SX50 and then a Canon SX40 and Nikon Coolpix P610. I've yet to own a Dslr.

Once I decided on the type of image I preferred, which is portrait style captures, I invested quite a lot of time searching for areas where the birds would allow relatively close contact. A harbor or lake, for example.

I didn't intend on using the massive zoom range my cameras possess to bring distant subjects "closer" but instead wanted to use the zoom specifically to "fill the frame" with a relatively close subject.

Therefore, I can capture a nice amount of detail and even avoid the need to crop an image, all of which helps with image quality especially with these smaller sensor cameras. Proximity is extremely important in this case.

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Thanks for the explanation - amazing detail captured. I guess the best zoom is still your feet :-)
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Originally posted by JT

Thanks for the explanation - amazing detail captured. I guess the best zoom is still your feet :-)

Exactly!
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All wild, hand-held, no cropping.

1. Heermann's Gull

2. Double-crested Cormorant

3.Red-shouldered Hawk

4. Great Blue Heron

5. Western Gull

6. Black Oystercatcher


Edited by Tony Britton - 15 Dec 2016 at 2:00pm
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awesome shots, Tony

love the close-ups


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Originally posted by Tony Britton

Here's a few wide-angle. Wild birds, hand-held, no cropping.

1. Snowy Egret

2. Great Blue Heron

3. Great Egret

4. Brown Pelican

5. Snowy Egret

I just loved these shots what a perfect capture they are!
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Originally posted by jannatul18

Originally posted by Tony Britton

Here's a few wide-angle. Wild birds, hand-held, no cropping.

1. Snowy Egret

2. Great Blue Heron

3. Great Egret

4. Brown Pelican

5. Snowy Egret

I just loved these shots what a perfect capture they are!

Thanks very much.

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I hope you'll enjoy these. Wild, hand-held, no cropping.

1.Double-crested Cormorant

2.Black-crowned Night Heron

3.Wood Duck

4.Brown Pelican

5.Great Blue Heron
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