Passing by a pair of orange lips to seduce potential property byers.
Thank you Godfrey!
OM Macro? I would envy you, if so!
Here's the GH1 with a FD 300 F/4L @ F/4 ~ F/5, manual focusing, manual tracking, manual exposure, all shown here at 90% ~ 100% cropped:
I was down there again today too. There were 8 other guys shooting this little fellow. At around 4pm we all got together for some coffee and showed each other our results. Of the 9 of us all were manually focusing except one. The manual focusers all had 20 to 100 excellent shots. I had 17 - but I don't think they're excellent... they were in focus and the bird was in frame at least (about like these above). The AF shooter was using the Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0 L USM Lens on a 1.6 crop body. He had one in-foocus shot from 5 hours of shooting - though I dunno how many total shots he took. It could be that he only took one LOL but I'm pretty sure I heard his 6.5fps camera go off at least half a dozen times - just near me. I took a total of 26 shots of the king fisher but 9 of them were kinda like this (Next post):
Jump out and hover for 0.8s
Landing after missing a fish. (you can tell he's pissed!)
Landing after missing another fish. (I could almost hear him cursing.)
That was yummy!
Going for seconds!
Hey, I'm blaming this on the camera!
Thanks!... No applause necessary, just send money!
Seriously though, it's all the lens. I'm not very good, a lot of birders make me look pretty bad - really.
Just imagine what these would look like if I were using something like a Canon 500mm L lens instead of the 300mm. Then I could post 40% ~ 60% scales that would look MUCH better! Someday when I'm all grown up and rich I may have one.
I think if tomorrow is a nice day I'm going to try my Sigma 400/5.6 and see how it does.
Great shots, Tesselator, and wonderful colour
Here's ten 100% crops from the FD 300mm F/4L (in gif format )
This is one way to beat the ten image max limit. Ten plus three smilies!
It's just a bunch of fun! Panasonic/Olympus did a good thing in creating a camera with such a short (shallow) flange distance (depth) without a mirrorbox! It allows us to make use of all the wonderful glass that's been created since almost the very beginning of photography - on a decent enough imager!
Fun! Fun! Fun! I'm just having a lot of fun with this thing!
Here's two more from me (posted in another thread as well):
Sigma 400mm f/5.6 @ f/8, 1/100s, ISO: 500, Camera: GH1
Sigma 400mm f/5.6 @ f/5.6, 1/125s, ISO: 500, Camera: GH1
The IQ of your Sigma 400mm f5.6 lens is amazing. Looking at the bird's eye, it is incredibly sharp. Speaking of Sigma, Steen from Copenhagen has posted wonderful images taken with a Sigma 10 - 20mm lens in the Nikon thread. Steen's superb images convinced me to purchase a newer version of the Sigma 10 - 20mm lens. I have been most pleased with my new Sigma superwide angle lens. Best regards,
"Zero Emission". G1 + Leica (Leitz) M Summicron 35mm (ver. IV)
Woody, your portraits from your side of the globe is a great inspiration, and a fantastic contrast to the reality I meet around here.
Here's one from a five hour bumpy train journey on hard plastic seats in tropical heat.
GH1 with OM Zuiko 100mm f/2.8
Hi Woody and Jorgen,
Your images are absolutely beautiful and inspiring!
All great images you three... Leica, Woody, Jorgen!
Woody, your shots show a touch of class and culture. Nice subjects!
Many thanks for your kind comments! From time to time, I try to include images or words that may be relevant for some of our contemporary global concerns or issues (e.g., "Zero Emission", etc.). Having said that most of my other images are purely for fun. Best regards,
Here is one of my brother's calico cats. G1 + Helios 58mm f2.
One of ten photos from my early morning walk on Dec 23, 2010. The rest of the set can be seen on flickr.com:
A link to the set front page if the slideshow has problems for you:
All photos made with the Olympus E-5 fitted with ZD 35mm f/3.5 Macro.
Thanks for looking, comments always appreciated.
In the snow.
G1 & Industar-61 LD, 53/2.8
Panasonic G1 & GF1 bodies, Panasonic 14-45, 45-200mm, various Minolta, Pentax, Canon FD, M39 & M42 mount lenses.
I like working with the E-1 and think it's a classic, but there's no doubt that the E-5 is a superior performer in every possible way that matters.
Season's Greetings! L10 + Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-150mm ASPH.
Today, Christmas morning, my usual Saturday walking and breakfast group managed to find an open cafe to meet. At the end of a very noisy breakfast, I snapped around the folks still remaining with the E-5 and 25/2.8 lens as if it were a point and shoot camera ...
Just fun. The beastie is quite handy like this. :-)
Happy Holidays to all, and to all a grand new year to come!
"Christmas Illumination". L10 + Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-150mm ASPH.
G1 + Leica (Leitz) Summicron 35mm (ver. IV).
L10 + Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-150mm ASPH.
Great job Leica and Godfrey!
"Scenes from an Antique Shop". L10 + Leica D Vario-Elmar 14-150mm.
A small set of last summer. Thanks for looking.
St. Louis Muny
Olympus E520 12-60 HDR processed in Photomatix