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  1. 7 points
    Iansky

    The Flying Scotsman

    We had the refurbished "Flying Scotsman" steam train through our county today and I took my Father-in-law who is 89yrs old to see it, he has only ever seen it in a museum not live on the railway. We were lucky as it remained dry even if a little dull after days of continuous rain. A fantastic sight and a real please to be able to grab some photos of it under steam!
  2. 5 points
    wildlightphoto

    Coyote

    both photos: a7rIII, FE 600mm f/4 GM Sacramento County California
  3. 5 points
    Chordeiles nacunda Sony A7R3 and Sony FE 100-400 GM
  4. 5 points
  5. 4 points
    White Pelican, Colorado A9, 200-600mm ISO 125
  6. 4 points
    Did not realize how hard it is to get these little guys in focus! Barn Swallow: A7rIV Sony 200-600 G
  7. 4 points
    Apollwnios

    Chimpanzee

  8. 4 points
  9. 4 points
    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
  10. 4 points
    Sony A9 2 with 200-600 lens.
  11. 4 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
  12. 4 points
    all: a7rIII, 600mm f/4 GM
  13. 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
  14. 4 points
    Apollwnios

    life

    Sony ILCE-7RM3 Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | Contemporary 015
  15. 4 points
    Sony A7R3 + Sony FE 200-600.. Kerkini lake, Greece...
  16. 4 points
    Buteogallus meridionalis Sony A7R3 + Sony FE 100-400
  17. 4 points
    mack100

    Great Tit (Parus Major)

    A7Riii 100-400GM@400mm F5.6 1/500th ISO1600
  18. 4 points
    Pacific Black ducks enliven a cold dull morning. Australia. A9 & FE 200-600mm
  19. 3 points
    Ben

    The Crescent Nebula in Cygnus

    Hi, many forums and the "pros" once were certain that the star eater issue makes the Sony A7 Series unusable for astrophotography but I always had good results with my Sony A7rII. So I recently went ahead and had it astromodified. The thick IR-Block Filterglas was replaced with a thin Baader substitute that lets IR Light down to the h-alpha line and the sII line through to the sensor with high transmission. The results can be seen in detail on my google drive link here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1SrdJ7tJbEUwN5KcbXsfpKaesq8KltzmY/view?usp=sharing I could write a lot of things that make the A7rII not the perfect camera for astro but suffice to say, it is still bloody capable. Cheers and CS, Ben - Instagram - AstroBin Technical stuff: Acquisition: Imaging telescope or lens : Meade SN-8 Imaging camera : Sony a7rII astro modified Focal reducer : TeleVue ParaCorr PLU1106 Filter : STC Cyclops Optics STC Astro Duo-Narrowband Filter Dates : May 28, 2020 Frames : STC Cyclops Optics STC Astro Duo-Narrowband Filter : 39x300" ISO640 Integration : 3.2 hours Darks : ~50 Flats : ~50 Avg. Moon age : 5.67 days Avg. Moon phase : 32.16% Bortle Dark-Sky Scale : 8.00 Processing was done with Adobe Lightroom Classic CC, Aries Productions Astro Pixel Processor APP and Adobe Photoship CC 2018. Stacked with sigma kappa clipping 3/1. Light pollution could not be removed automatically in A.P.P. and had to be done manually in Lightroom with local adjustments and a lot of fiddling. Both images have reduced star sizes with a minimum filter applied to masked stars. The masked stars color’s were also tweaked in order to bring them close to the feel of a normal broadband rgb distribution with colors between either aqua and blue or yellow and orange. I did however not manage to create a mask that includes the faintest and smallest of stars. If you look closely you see how the star colors are a little off, the smaller the stars get
  20. 3 points
    I'll go first.. shot with RX10 IV _DSC0396 by Dylan Nguyen, on Flickr
  21. 3 points
    Makeev

    Conquerors of Space

    Sony SLT-A77V + Sigma Art 24-105mm f/4 Monument to the Conquerors of Space. Second highest among the monuments of the USSR/Russia. A 107-meter obelisk in the form of a rocket plume, with the supply of designer Sergei Korolev, lined with polished titanium plates. As well as many things made in the USSR, this rocket takes off high is a unique engineering design. Its authors are sculptor Andrey Faydysh-Krandievsky, architects Mikhail Barshch and Alexander Kolchin, as well as engineer Lev Shchipakin. On April 12, 1961, Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Alekseyevich Gagarin becomes the first human being to travel into space. This spacecraft name Vostok 1. Chief engineer Sergei Pavlovich Korolev.
  22. 3 points
    After being cooped up all winter with nasty weather and Covid 19 shutdown in New York, it felt really good to get out hiking and taking photos. This was my first photo of the season. I didn't expect to take any photos so I left the A7RIV home and just took the A6500. The swan was on the far side of the pond. Sony A6500, Sony 70-350 mm at 350 mm, 1/2000 sec, f/6.3, ISO 1250, handheld John
  23. 3 points
    duke

    Summer in the Garden of the Gods

    Aaron Duke Colorado Springs, CO, USA Sony a7R III Sony FE 16-35mm F2.8 GM 1/320 sec, f/7.1, ISO 100
  24. 3 points
    Phalacrocorax brasilianus A7R3 + Sony 100-400 FE En tu cara chumuco!
  25. 3 points
    GundamRX91

    Common buzzard

    No, I've put me that perch. I've been studying those couple of buzzard for several years. For photographing them I build a photographic blind about 10 meters from the perch under a tree. Generally you have to wait at least some hours before they arrive, but often they don't come as well.
  26. 3 points
    Alejandro Espeche

    Red & Blue

    A7R3 + batis 85
  27. 3 points
    Dondeando

    Restrepia Contorta

  28. 3 points
    Red Kite (Milvus milvus), Northern Switzerland A9, 100-400GM f/13, 400 mm, 1/2000, ISO: 400
  29. 3 points
    Apollwnios

    Chimpanzee

  30. 3 points
    Dondeando

    Wasp At Work

    A6000 w/24 1.8
  31. 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.
  32. 3 points
    King of vultures!!! R3 + 100-400
  33. 3 points
    GundamRX91

    Merops apiaster

    Sony A9 + Sony 100-400GM Also visible at this link
  34. 3 points
    dungtran

    Lazy sunday

    A shot of my wife and our dog taking a nap. Sony A7II + Carl Zeiss 50mm/1.7 Planar.
  35. 3 points
    A pair of Tawny Eagles spar in mid-air...
  36. 3 points
    Lilac-breasted Roller skims the freshly burnt patch in search for a freshly roasted insect :-)
  37. 3 points
    Dondeando

    Girl At Roadside Restaurant

    Sony a6000 with 24 1.8
  38. 3 points
    Milvus milvus a9, 100-400gm f/5.6, 400mm, 1/2000th, ISO 500
  39. 3 points
    WB5AGF

    Lense for Astro photography

    Here's a picture of the Moon that I took about an hour ago from my driveway (the Moon is so bright that streetlights don't cause any significant problem). It was taken with my Sony A7iii Camera and the Canon FD-series 500mm/f8 catadioptric mirror lens using a purely mechanical lens adapter. - Paul
  40. 3 points
    A couple of new shots from the 200-600
  41. 3 points
    Moon 1/125s ISO-125 f/9 840mm (1.4TC) Hand held
  42. 3 points
    I got the 24-105 f4 last fall and absolutely love it. I find it particularly good for travel. Some may say f4 is too slow. I would disagree. I set the ISO to auto allowing it to go as high as 6000. With Sony’s full frame sensors, this is not a problem. I take the smallest Sony flash when I travel, but rarely use it. Some think you need a wide aperture to blur the background, but a medium telephoto at f4 (like the Sony 24-105) does a great job. This shot was taken about 30 minutes after sunset at 51mm f4 1/125 sec and ISO 500:
  43. 3 points
    I have recently purchased the Sony 85mm f1.8 to use on my A7iii for portrait work and had the opportunity to try it out yesterday when we were in Bath celebrating my wife's 65th birthday. It was an overcast day but we found a suitable area and I used some fill flash to lifet her from the back ground. The eye focus is amazing and never missed a beat locking on very quickly. This is one of the images
  44. 3 points
    Iansky

    The Flying Scotsman

    Thank you all for the kind words, it was a very special day as my father-in-law (90yrs old) had never seen the train in real life so he was very happy and I have had a large print made for his birthday.......just hope he likes it.
  45. 3 points
    Up in the lakes for a bit. Waterhead, Ambleside Sony A7RIII FE 12 - 24 both handheld 1. Twilight at Waterhead 1 by singingsnapper, on Flickr 2. Twilight at Waterhead 2 by singingsnapper, on Flickr
  46. 3 points
    Sony A9 with Canon 400mm F4 DO II and Metabones V adapter. (www.larrywongphotography.com)
  47. 2 points
    Theristicus caudatus R3 + 100-400
  48. 2 points
    Pieter

    Can't see "blue stars"

    You want to see black holes by photographing the nights sky with your A7? You do realize that only this year for the very first time in history a black hole was 'photographed' using a virtual Earth-size telescope, after 60 institutions collaborated and did massive data-processing on readings by eight radio telescopes which were synchronized by atomic clocks? Please keep us posted when you succeed. You might well win a Nobel prize.
  49. 2 points
    Turn off MF Assist, and then go to your custom keys, and set one for Focus Magnifier. I use the one next to the shutter button. MF Assist is actually a pain anyway. And, you are correct that if you don't have an auto-focus lens, you can't use MF assist. With Focus Magnifier, you push the custom key and a box will show up on the screen. Press the wheel to move it over the area you want to magnify on to check focus. Then press the custom key again, and it will magnify in. You can still use the wheel buttons to move around on the screen. Press the custom key again, and it will magnify more, then one last push, and it goes back to normal view. Also, if you are magnified the first step, you can half press the shutter button to get back out of it. It works like MF Assist, except you have a second level of magnification, and it only comes on when you want it to, not every last blasted time you try to focus.
  50. 2 points
    Iansky

    One Camera/One Lens Challenge

    I also need to add an endorsement for the 24-105mm, it is a superb lens and delivers great image quality. The lens also focusses very close for what it is and delivers great images, here is a recent one with the lens.
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