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My last KF was taken manual focus with my 100-400L and a 1.4 TC MkII at 560mm. I've traded in some gear and bought a new Sigma 120-300F2.8 EX DG OS APO HSM. I had hoped that this would give me a useable 600mm with the 2xTC while retaining autofocus. The lens is a bit of a beast and I'm only just getting to grips with the incredibly shallow dof at 600mm!!! Still, this is my latest attempt. I caught t in flight too but it was a mere blur Smile
Alun

Brand:Canon
Camera:Canon EOS 5D MkII
Lens:240-600mm
Recording media:JPEG (digital)
Date Taken:2 Feb 2013 - 1:36 PM
Focal Length:600mm
Lens Max Aperture:f/5.7
Aperture:f/6.7
Shutter Speed:1/750sec
Exposure Comp:0.0
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:Custom
Title:Another KF but with a new lens
Username:Tynnwrlluniau Tynnwrlluniau
Uploaded:3 Feb 2013 - 5:27 PM
Tags:Kingfisher (male), Wildlife / nature
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Norfolkboy
Norfolkboy e2 Member 8Norfolkboy vcard England4 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 5:28 PM

A cracking capture, Alun.
Colin

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CraigSev
CraigSev  11 South Africa
3 Feb 2013 - 6:14 PM

Aweome pic, love these little Kingfishers and would love to get a pic like this.

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JulieAsh
JulieAsh  2 Scotland
3 Feb 2013 - 6:15 PM

Stunning colours - lovely capture.

Juiie

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RonnieAG
RonnieAG e2 Member 4139 forum postsRonnieAG vcard Scotland112 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 6:23 PM

Pretty good shot given that you are getting to grips with the new lens, Alun: nicely composed within the frame.
Ronnie.

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JuBarney
JuBarney e2 Member 3JuBarney vcard United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 6:40 PM

A super shot and beautiful colour
Ju

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netta1234
netta1234 e2 Member 2185 forum postsnetta1234 vcard Wales1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 6:49 PM

A beautiful image with a lovely perchSmile
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taggart
taggart e2 Member 1042 forum poststaggart vcard United States12 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 7:12 PM

I like the details you have captured

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derekhansen
derekhansen e2 Member 5185 forum postsderekhansen vcard United Kingdom23 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 7:12 PM

Looks pretty good to me Alun. You have captured a great pose and the focus looks perfect.
Derek

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Richsr
Richsr e2 Member 790 forum postsRichsr vcard England209 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 7:15 PM

Look very good to me Alun, good details and colours in this
Regards Richard

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Kenfromsot
Kenfromsot e2 Member 657 forum postsKenfromsot vcard United Kingdom
3 Feb 2013 - 7:36 PM


Quote: Look very good to me Alun, good details and colours in this
Regards Richard

Likewise

Ken

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richmowil e2 Member 5259 forum postsrichmowil vcard England1 Constructive Critique Points
3 Feb 2013 - 7:39 PM

WOW! Nice Image - I like it!

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Tibetan
Tibetan  2 England
3 Feb 2013 - 10:35 PM

Very good I think Brian needs to watch out slightly! well done, regards Leon.GrinGrinGrinGrinGrinGrin

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andylea
andylea  537 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 12:28 AM

brilliant detail alun belting colour a cracker nice one Wink
andy

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Daisymaye
Daisymaye e2 Member 5Daisymaye vcard Canada9 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 3:42 AM

A beautiful KF capture. Fabulous colour and detail.......Sandy

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AnnChown
AnnChown e2 Member 4183 forum postsAnnChown vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 7:49 AM

Well done Alun - I'd love to see one on a twig, let alone capture one. Good details.
Ann

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geffers7
geffers7 e2 Member 436 forum postsgeffers7 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 8:16 AM

Good detail in the image Alun and of course lovely colour.
Geoff

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annettep38
annettep38 e2 Member 3186 forum postsannettep38 vcard France32 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 5:21 PM

240 -600 seems to work very well. must be a heavy beat, but in good hands like yours the rewards are guaranteed!

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Tynnwrlluniau
Tynnwrlluniau e2 Member 439 forum postsTynnwrlluniau vcard Wales36 Constructive Critique Points
4 Feb 2013 - 6:56 PM

Thanks all. Annette, it's the 120-300F2.8 but with a 2x teleconverter. The lens is heavy at nearly 7lbs so no need to go to the gym for a workout. I'll be interested to see it's performance with a 1.4TC at F4 and 420mm. Things should be a lot easier. DOF at 600mm was wafer thin. The shots sharpened up nicely buth there's only so much you can ask of a 2xTC on a zoom!
Alun

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Alan_Coles
6 Feb 2013 - 6:28 PM

Super shot Alun

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KNS
KNS  5106 forum posts United Kingdom2 Constructive Critique Points
11 Feb 2013 - 6:47 PM

Great birds....we use the 300 ex dg hsm prime 2.8, which works very well with 2x tc - works much better with 1.4.... As you say heavy Smile

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