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  1. 4 points
  2. 4 points
    all: a7rIII, 600mm f/4 GM
  3. 4 points
    piovanil

    Condor

    Here is a portrait of an Andean Condor (juvenile male), taken with a7R III, Sigma MC-11 and Sigma 150-600 Sport on the "camino de las altas cumbres", Cordoba province, Argentina And you can view it with more definition here: https://live.staticflickr.com/65535/49451148336_ea99a3577b_k.jpg
  4. 3 points
    Dale Matson

    DSC03602.JPG

    From the album: Sierra Nevada

  5. 3 points
    Sony A9 2 with 200-600 lens.
  6. 3 points
    Dondeando

    Wasp At Work

    A6000 w/24 1.8
  7. 3 points
    Hi, what I mean is that the bird always has to be in the center behind the flight direction but taking advantage of the best of the lens to get focus.
  8. 3 points
    In addition to the photographic merit, of course: as a biker, I like the way how this bird is doing a curved flight, yet keeping his head perfectly aligned with the horizon. Pretty much like motorcyclists do it, too. Image source: http://www.ridesmart.info/img/blogs/leaning diagram.jpg
  9. 2 points
    Alejandro Espeche

    Red & Blue

    A7R3 + batis 85
  10. 2 points
  11. 2 points
    Dondeando

    Beetle

    A6000 w/24 1.8
  12. 2 points
    pawel.wembley

    DSC07613.jpg

  13. 2 points
    felipe

    Tierra roja

    Hola,salu2 de Felipe IMG_21881 by freme_3, en Flickr
  14. 2 points
    JCC

    JCC02225.jpg

    From the album: NYC

    © John Christou

  15. 2 points
    Alejandro Espeche

    King of vultures

    I could never approach this bird before, photo taken in the Yungas Oranenses, Salta, Argentina. A7R3+FE100-400
  16. 2 points
    LiveShots

    Zoom for sports / BIF

    Agreed, distance is the killer, taking photos of motorbikes heading into a wide corner, they were impossible to follow as they got closer. I could not twist fast enough to keep them in the frame for the last 1-2 seconds.
  17. 2 points
    Dendrocygna viduata R3 + 100-400
  18. 2 points
    King of vultures!!! R3 + 100-400
  19. 2 points
    Have to agree with Wally. I started photography with an a6000 and the kit lenses (16-50 and 55-210) some 5 years ago, on a trip to South America as well (Patagonia in my case). I'm not much of a wildlife photographer (Google will generally get you much better pictures of the animal you just spotted) but for whatever wildlife I encountered there, the 55-210 served my needs. Anything up to about 20-30 m away will be close enough, unless you want full headshots. I've since bought a lot of lenses and sold the 16-50, but still have the 55-210. It's just too small and light to be replaced by something big and expensive for the very occasional wildlife I shoot. If you experiment a bit more with photography and find the 55-210 to be lacking for your needs, you can always upgrade and sell the 55-210 at hardly any loss. If you were going on an African safari I might have advised you to get the 70-350 instead as you really need the reach there, but in South America you'll likely have the 16-70 mounted 90% of the time and the 55-210 will be good enough when the occasion is there.
  20. 2 points
    Dale Matson

    DSC02218 smaller.jpg

    From the album: Sierra Nevada

  21. 2 points
    On a stopover on my way from Korea to the UK I had 16 hours in Doha... #sonyalphagallery
  22. 2 points

    From the album: Sony A9 BIrd Captures

    One of my early pictures taken in 2018 with my Sony A9 and Canon EF 400 DO II Lens and Sigma MC-11 Adapter
  23. 1 point

    From the album: Wonder

    © Roy Rogers

  24. 1 point
    Chrissie

    Wind Turbines waiting for Dawn

    Now this is clearly becoming way off-topic, but I beg your patience. I just returned from walking the dog outside, for the night, and kept thinking about this exchange. It's no wonder, it took an "eastern" mind like @Thad E Ginathom's (from India) to make my "western" mind (Switzerland/Germany) aware of the fact, that "waiting" is primarily a state of mind, not of the body. As a dog-owner, or at least the husband of the real dog-owner ๐Ÿ˜‰ , I see how we train the obedience of the dog by commandeering her to "Wait!", which goes along with her compelled physical inactivity. While invisibly to to the naked eye, her mind is very actively waiting to be released from this forced inactivity. Very interesting indeed. And again: thanks @Thad E Ginathom for broadening my mind like this.
  25. 1 point
    Thad E Ginathom

    Wind Turbines waiting for Dawn

    Who knows what goes through the mind of a wind turbine! Oh, wait... I forgot: you're an engineer. I love the picture too. That moon is the cherry on the cake. Super.
  26. 1 point
    Singingsnapper

    Doha Waterfront

    I had an extended stopover of 16 hours on my way from Seoul to the UK so utilised it by spending some time in the city. Scouted around a bit ready for twilight, was feeling poorly due to a heavy cold, so didn't see as much as I would have liked. Sony A7r4 FE 24 - 70 GM Twilight Across the Bay Doha by singingsnapper, on Flickr Doha Twilight by singingsnapper, on Flickr BW Islamic art gallery, Doha by singingsnapper, on Flickr
  27. 1 point
    Wally The Confused

    Which Lens?

    As far as I know, this is the only lens, Sony advocates for video ? I have no idea, since I only do stills ! https://www.sony.co.uk/electronics/camera-lenses/selp18110g That should sort you out ! Good Luck WTC
  28. 1 point
    OKAF

    SLOG on Sony a7riii? Help?

    are you ok over there? What crime did i commit here? jesus christ, i'm just asking for help you lonely fuck.
  29. 1 point
    OKAF

    SLOG on Sony a7riii? Help?

    K, thanks for wasting 10 seconds of my life with your insanely useless response.
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    Dondeando

    Orchid

    A600 w/24 1.8
  32. 1 point
    JCC

    JCC01970.jpg

    From the album: NYC

    © John Christou

  33. 1 point
    Alejandro Espeche

    Zoom for sports / BIF

    If you are near the plane, it moves much faster than a bird in flight. I swear. Sony A6400 + 100-400 ( Cropless image )
  34. 1 point
    Alejandro Espeche

    Batis 18

    Now I use my 18 for many different things: D
  35. 1 point
    Thad.. He was doing outdoor photography, in freezing conditions. He forgot , or didnt know, to keep the battery warm, to keep it working. Yes, you are spot on... After a day of photographing the great freezing outdoors......it takes a while to warm up the whole camera , with the obvious misting & condensation. Cheers
  36. 1 point
    GundamRX91

    Merops apiaster

    Sony A9 + Sony 100-400GM Also visible at this link
  37. 1 point
  38. 1 point
    Apollwnios

    life

    Sony ILCE-7RM3 - Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary 015
  39. 1 point
    felipe

    Nature (PATAGONIA)

    Hola,salu2 de Felipe ๐Ÿ˜ A819 by freme_3, en Flickr
  40. 1 point
    mrjcall

    Leftover Color.jpg

    © JBC Photography

  41. 1 point
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  43. 1 point
    felipe

    Un fin de semana en Dinamarca

    Hola, salu2 de Felipe ๐Ÿ˜‰ _DSC3908 por freme_3 , en Flickr Sony ILCE-7M3 FE 24-105mm F4 G OSS ฦ’/16.0 70.0 mm 1/1000 400
  44. 1 point
    mconisbee

    Wide View.jpg

    © Mark Conisbee

  45. 1 point
    Chrissie

    Zoom for sports / BIF

    Definitely so. From an engineering point of view: it's the angular velocity with which you would have to turn your head/camera to track an object, which is significantly different between the two. The sparrow has a size (length) of maybe 0.15m, yet can attain a speed of up to 60km/h! If you want to shoot the sparrow such that it covers the full width of your sensor, it should propably fly by no further than 1 m from your lens. Let's take 5m, which is more realistic. The Boeing 777 has a length of 273m and has a landing speed of 272km/h. You could probably shoot the Boeing from 300m away and still fill the width of the sensor. The angular velocity with which to follow the sparrow is 60km/h (= 17m/s) at a distance of 5m. 17m/s divided by 5m = 3.5/s. The angular velocity with which to follow the Boeing 777 is 272km/h (= 76m/s) at a distance of 300m. 76m/s divided by 300m = 0.25/s. (Note, that this is not the true unit of measurement, yet the relation between the two is unaffected. Actually one would have to divide by 2*PI to arrive at the unit "rotations per second")). So the sparrow requires at least the 15-fold angular velocity while tracking the bird, compared to the plane. And that's a benevolent estimation. It's probably much worse. Plus, tracking a tiny bird (little coverage of the sensor) against a cluttered background is much harder than to track a plane (huge coverage of the sensor) against a "clean" background. In a further addition: the direction of movement of a landing plane is very predictable, compared to BIF in the wild.
  46. 1 point
    Dale Matson

    Marsh Lake.jpg

    From the album: Sierra Nevada

  47. 1 point

    From the album: Sierra Nevada

    The Red Tailed Hawk (perched on right) was raise to fledge by Golden Eagles. I was fortunate to observe and document this entire process with photos and video from the beginning. I do not believe this has ever been reported before. The adult Golden has just brought food to the nest and the eagle chicks are competing for it. The eagle in possession of the food is covering it with his wings. The hawk has learned to wait for what is left over. I believe the hawk was brought to the nest by one of the Goldens.

    © Dale Matson

  48. 1 point
    sixzeiss and Jaf, Thanks for your guidance. As mentioned earlier I had opened aperture to "max", but also made other changes as well, so not possible for me to attribute improvements to which change. Using AF-C Wide, while turning off: face recognition, Lock On, and "expand flexible spot" seemed to really improve the speed of focus capture, and these three items plus wide open aperture taken in total have made a big difference to the speed of acquisition, and sharpness of focus. I like the idea of manual focus for stationary birds, but do find the "flexible spot (s)" to allow me to isolate the bird to the extend that auto focus works very well. Manual is certainly a "back up" that will deal with problematic situations, and I have taken your advice to turn peaking down to low, and color red. I've also customized a button to magnify, and find that very useful. Great forum - very helpful. Thanks!
  49. 1 point
    Dale Matson

    Mobius Arch

    From the album: Sierra Nevada

    This is a morning photograph of the Mobius Arch in the Alabama Hills. Framed underneath is Lone Pine Peak and Mt. Whitney.
  50. 1 point
    Dale Matson

    Eagle With Coot

    From the album: Sierra Nevada

    This is a photograph of a Juvenile Bald Eagle with a Coot the eagle has just captured.

    © (C) Dale Matson

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