Todays humble try on backjard birds...

Discussion in 'Birds' started by misupix, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. Tried out the 70-200VR + 2x Kenko TC.....

    But OMG these birds where nervous today! Don't know what my neighbors think of me now, chasing around the yard with a monopod and the little lens and form time to time freezing in action to wait for the birds...:rolleyes: :confused: :cool:

    Well that's what was usable:




    Intimidating look

    Starling checking his smell

    Thanks for looking. C&C appreciated!​
  2. Love the captions! cool shots Michael
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    With a 2x tc wow
    Well pal don't get much better than this

    Excellent images.
  4. :biggrin: Like the captions too, especially the last one...

    Nice set, espially the Starling because I wasn't yet successful in capturing one other than in far distance or bad pose (from the back) :mad:. Sparrows aren't as shy, so I got a few of these at the zoo recently (and funny, even more tame in the zoo than outside)...

    And you think 70-200VR+2xTC is better than your 300 f4+1.4TC?
  5. Thanks for the comments.

    To sum up 2 weeks of testing: I got a used 300 f4 from the Bay and didn't manage to get one decent shot. I sent it back yesterday, it seems to be a real lemon (soft and weird bokeh).

    I just ordered a new one :redface: , let's hope this one will be better.....:cool:
  6. Good luck!
    This is what I get from my Sigma@400mm if stopped down to >= f/8:

    And that's the point why I'm also looking for alternatives. If in the shade, you're quickly at ISO1600 with that setting - but there aren't that much (faster) alternatives for that range for which I don't need to win a lottery first - so I'm looking forward to your findings.
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