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    Chrissie reacted to wildlightphoto in Coyote   
    both photos: a7rIII, FE 600mm f/4 GM
    Sacramento County California

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    Chrissie reacted to siuma in TSING MA BRIDGE   
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    Chrissie got a reaction from Thad E Ginathom in Focus bracketing on Sony Alpha Cameras   
    WARNING:
    I've wasted both money and many hours of time, trying to get a similar product, CAMFI II to work with my a9. Their software was buggy as hell across countless software releases, before I quit wasting my time. May have improved by now, but I doubt it. And many advertised features were not supported on Sony cameras. Including but not limited to - Taddah! - focus stacking!
    Before considering buying the Camranger II product, I strongly recommend reviewing the list of "Unsupported Features" on the camera of your choice. For the a6400, this list includes - Taddah! - focus stacking!
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    Chrissie reacted to GundamRX91 in Common buzzard   
    Yes!! Of course going really often in the same place permit you to better understand animals' behavior, and to have more chance to get their movements or the place where they prefer to stay, and the hunting area as well.
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    Chrissie got a reaction from Thad E Ginathom in Contemplando la puesta de sol   
    @Thad E Ginathom
    that's not a nice way to talk to a lady. You should have asked her to come a little closer, to achieve the same effect - and maybe more. 😉 
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    Chrissie reacted to GundamRX91 in 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.
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    Chrissie got a reaction from Thad E Ginathom in Bird In Flight -- share your BIF photos here!!!   
    Red Kite (Milvus milvus), Northern Switzerland
    A9, 100-400GM
    f/13, 400 mm, 1/2000, ISO: 400

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    Chrissie reacted to DrJohn in What are the best camera settings for birds in flight?   
    Thanks Chrissie for your information.
    I've been doing wildlife for a long time, but not birds in flight. I have spent many many hours waiting for a shot that never happened.
    I currently have the A7RIV and the Sony 100-400 mm with 1.4x and 2.0x teleconverters. I'm also considering the new Sony 200-600 mm. Both lenses and camera have OSS.
    I live near the water. So. Seagulls are easy to find. They even fly over my house. And, for some reason I really like seagulls.
    John
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    Chrissie got a reaction from LiveShots in A7Riii, 200-600, BIF Issues   
    Thanks for the praise - makes me blush ...
    Birds coming too close haven't been a problem for me yet, quite to the contrary. And since I own an a9, having 24MP "only", I'm used to fully zoom in in order to have enough pixels covered, in case I want/need to crop.
    In this particular instance, I was "thinking like an eagle a Red Kite", looking out of the window and figuring this would be a perfect time to go out hunting, if I was a Red Kite. Which was why I was out on my south-facing, hillside-overlooking patio, literally waiting for this bird to arrive, before it actually did. Kind of predictable, if you set the "now" threshold low enough ... 😉
    And so I got this nice shot where the bird in its approach looks straight at you, at almost the same elevation.
    My takeaway is: be fully prepared, before the situation for a shot arrives.
     
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    Chrissie got a reaction from LiveShots in Bird In Flight -- share your BIF photos here!!!   
    Red Kite (Milvus milvus), Northern Switzerland
    A9, 100-400GM
    f/13, 400 mm, 1/2000, ISO: 400

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    Chrissie got a reaction from Alejandro Espeche in A7Riii, 200-600, BIF Issues   
    Thanks for the praise - makes me blush ...
    Birds coming too close haven't been a problem for me yet, quite to the contrary. And since I own an a9, having 24MP "only", I'm used to fully zoom in in order to have enough pixels covered, in case I want/need to crop.
    In this particular instance, I was "thinking like an eagle a Red Kite", looking out of the window and figuring this would be a perfect time to go out hunting, if I was a Red Kite. Which was why I was out on my south-facing, hillside-overlooking patio, literally waiting for this bird to arrive, before it actually did. Kind of predictable, if you set the "now" threshold low enough ... 😉
    And so I got this nice shot where the bird in its approach looks straight at you, at almost the same elevation.
    My takeaway is: be fully prepared, before the situation for a shot arrives.
     
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    Chrissie reacted to Alejandro Espeche in A7Riii, 200-600, BIF Issues   
    The focus on the central zone is always faster. When I give the order to shoot the brain-camera duo there is always a delay, I could not say how much corresponds to each one, but without a doubt the bird advanced a little in that period of time.

    To lose a part of the bird it has to be too close or too big or I had it too far to the right of the evf, it almost never happens to me. Possibly in an environment with birds calmer or accustomed to human presence this is a problem.

    Excellent shot by the way.
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    Chrissie got a reaction from Alejandro Espeche in Bird In Flight -- share your BIF photos here!!!   
    Red Kite (Milvus milvus), Northern Switzerland
    A9, 100-400GM
    f/13, 400 mm, 1/2000, ISO: 400

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    Chrissie got a reaction from Thad E Ginathom in 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 😉 , 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.
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    Chrissie got a reaction from Thad E Ginathom in Wind Turbines waiting for Dawn   
    Interesting thought! 8-)
    The mind may be waiting, while the body goes on with its monotonous activity. Very much possible, not only among wind turbines I'd say. Thanks for pointing this out.
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    Chrissie reacted to Thad E Ginathom in 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.
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    Chrissie reacted to syncusoidal in Wind Turbines waiting for Dawn   
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    Chrissie got a reaction from BigEyedFish in Vizelex ND Filter Adapter   
    Sounds like you have "focus peaking" enabled. There is a color setting and an intensity setting for this in the menu.
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    Chrissie reacted to Dondeando in Wasp At Work   
    A6000 w/24 1.8
     

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    Chrissie got a reaction from Alejandro Espeche in 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.
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    Chrissie got a reaction from Thad E Ginathom in Bird In Flight -- share your BIF photos here!!!   
    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.
     

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    Chrissie reacted to larrywongphotography.com in Bird In Flight -- share your BIF photos here!!!   
    Sony A9 with Canon 400mm F4 DO II and Metabones V adapter. (www.larrywongphotography.com)

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    Chrissie reacted to Alejandro Espeche in A7Riii, 200-600, BIF Issues   
    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.

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    Chrissie got a reaction from Alejandro Espeche in Bird In Flight -- share your BIF photos here!!!   
    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.
     

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    Chrissie got a reaction from DrJohn in Bird In Flight -- share your BIF photos here!!!   
    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.
     

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