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Most micro four thirds users are fascinated with using legacy glass on their camera bodies - I'm no different … So while getting my kit ready for the afternoon shoot I found an old used Canon EF 500mm f4 L IS Mk2 with a Mk3 1.4 extender attached in the boot of Sylvia's car - what's a man supposed to do - rooting around in my camera bag I found my MFT to EF adaptor and slipped the rig onto my MFT body, mounted it onto the Mongoose gimbal and headed off to try my luck… Had to manual focus but that's not too difficult using the GX7's focus peaking… now as to magnification (equivalent in 35mm terms) 500mm x 1.4 = 700mm x 2 (crop factor) = 1400mm Grin Blush

Thank you for the use of your lens Sylvia - I had a lot of fun using this rig as you know Grin

This little pup was born earlier in the day and was chillin' in the dunes in front of the gallery - the mental images from the trip will stay with me for a long time methinks, amazing experience Grin

Brand:Panasonic
Camera:Panasonic Lumix GX7
Lens:Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM Mkll + Extender EF 1.4x Mklll
Recording media:RAW (digital)
Date Taken:20 Nov 2013 - 2:56 PM
Lens Max Aperture:f/1.0
Shutter Speed:1/500sec
Exposure Comp:+0.33
ISO:800
Exposure Mode:Aperture-priority AE
Metering Mode:Multi-segment
Flash:Off, Did not fire
White Balance:As Shot
Title:It's a wonderful world...
Username:Greyheron Greyheron
Uploaded:24 Nov 2013 - 2:20 PM
Tags:Colony, Cute, Donna, Dunes, Grey, Lincolnshire, Nook, Pup, Seal, Seeing, Wildlife / nature
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teocali
teocali e2 Member 6212 forum poststeocali vcard England18 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 2:35 PM

........so that's where my lens went, Mike !! GrinGrinGrin. A seriously brilliant portrait with terrific detail and wonderful warm, rich tones. Got me thinking about that GX7 Wink. That trip will remain in my memory for a long time too. The beauty of the whole experience was that one can get these shots from behind the viewing area fence, without venturing out across the sands and stressing the animals out at this very sensitive breeding season time Smile

Sylvia

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christinecilia
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24 Nov 2013 - 2:42 PM

beautiful close up lovely detail well done. christineGrinGrinGrinGrin

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franken
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24 Nov 2013 - 2:47 PM

Beautiful portrait.

Ken

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AlexAppleby
24 Nov 2013 - 3:10 PM

Wow - lovely shot!

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Youngjedi75
24 Nov 2013 - 3:14 PM

Beautiful shot. Pin sharp and such a great poseGrin

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Mollycat
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24 Nov 2013 - 3:27 PM

Stunning in every way. Peter.

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bricurtis
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24 Nov 2013 - 3:51 PM

Interesting set up Mike - produced a great result - superb image.
Brian.

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ColleenA
ColleenA e2 Member 2162 forum postsColleenA vcard Australia3 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 3:55 PM

The mind boggles at your creativity with the lens.....well done...what a superb capture...

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ali63
ali63 e2 Member 2474 forum postsali63 vcard United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 4:12 PM

A beautiful image what a privilege to witness these beauties close up,

Ali SmileSmile

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ChristineD
ChristineD e2 Member 8ChristineD vcard England
24 Nov 2013 - 5:07 PM

beautiful close up with lovely detail

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Maiwand
Maiwand e2 Member 7Maiwand vcard England69 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 6:38 PM

Well spotted Mike. This is a really excellent portrait.GrinGrinGrinGrin
Ron

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tomcat
tomcat e2 Member 85873 forum poststomcat vcard United Kingdom15 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 7:37 PM

A fine example of the natural beauty that appears on our coastlines

Staying overnight Friday in Grimsby, ready for DN Saturday amWink

Adrian

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GeorgePlatis
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24 Nov 2013 - 8:51 PM

Excellent capture of this beautiful animal !
George

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SteveMackay
24 Nov 2013 - 8:56 PM

Wonderful shot of this little cutie, Mike!. Great colours, details and background, happy days!!!Smile

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rontear
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24 Nov 2013 - 9:32 PM

Born beauty, Mike.
Ron

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Holmewood
Holmewood e2 Member 1Holmewood vcard United Kingdom
24 Nov 2013 - 10:25 PM

Lovely shot. What a cutie. Cathy

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
24 Nov 2013 - 10:34 PM

Thank you for dropping by to view and comment, really appreciated Grin

Happy days indeed Steve Smile

Mike

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jacquig
25 Nov 2013 - 7:38 PM

Stunning shot. Great exposure and sharpness, I love the colour palette with subject and background all in complementary tones, and those eyes.... Smile

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Greyheron
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25 Nov 2013 - 8:56 PM

Thank you for taking the time to comment Jacqui Smile

Mike

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sweetpea62
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25 Nov 2013 - 9:40 PM

BEAUTIFUL..Lin

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
27 Nov 2013 - 4:34 PM

Thank you for your comments and also your valued User Award Lin Grin

Mike

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SimonFletch
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28 Nov 2013 - 4:11 AM

A breathtaking image. I like the reflection in the pup's eye!

Simon

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Richsr
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28 Nov 2013 - 8:29 AM

Some set up Mike - gives a good result too
Regards Richard

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Greyheron
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28 Nov 2013 - 8:45 PM

Cheers Richard Grin

Mike

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IanFlindt
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28 Nov 2013 - 10:17 PM

Could barely understand a word of the description, Mike, but whatever you were up to, it certainly seems to have paid off. This is as outstanding as it is enchanting.

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Greyheron
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29 Nov 2013 - 1:19 PM

Thank you very much Ian, appreciate your comments Grin

Mike

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30 Nov 2013 - 12:38 PM

A wonderful pin sharp portrait of this newborn seal pup Mike, really delightful

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Greyheron
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30 Nov 2013 - 7:05 PM

Thanks Ed - appreciate you dropping by to look and comment Grin

Mike

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DonMc
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2 Dec 2013 - 4:53 PM

Wow, a great shot that looks so close and personal Steve!
Regards Don

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Greyheron
Greyheron e2 Member 12277 forum postsGreyheron vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
2 Dec 2013 - 8:22 PM

Thank you Don - it was a fun trip, the seals were just magical to watch Grin

Mike

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