Site Sponsors
Page 20 of 21 FirstFirst ... 10 18 19 20 21 LastLast
Results 951 to 1,000 of 1013

Thread: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

  1. #951
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Well the FE 400/2.8 arrived too late for this summer season's Hummingbirds and Turkey Vultures. They already went South.

    However the lens arrived just in time for the Fall Sandhill cranes migration that is in full swing overhead. A couple slightly modified OOC JPGs from today.



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS @ 400 mm, f/2.8, Exposure Time 0.0005s (1/2000), ISO 100.




    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS @ 400 mm, f/2.8, Exposure Time 0.0005s (1/2000), ISO 125.

    That's a new experience for me, shooting a 400 mm lens at 1/2000 s and f/2.8 with an ISO still at 100, 125.

    Shooting straight up the system is easily hand holdable for me, resting the Eye-cup on the Eye-socket.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Thanks 2 Member(s) thanked for this post
    Likes 4 Member(s) liked this post

  2. #952
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    Knorp's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2007
    Posts
    5,792
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Via Greentoe ordered on 2018.11.15 the Sony FE 400/2.8 GM OSS lens. It arrived today 2019.10.24 after 11+ months. As it was already dark outside when UPS delivered it - we had quite a few snow flurries during the day slowing them down - an OOC shot of our kitchen wall clock will have to do for tonight!
    Wow ! Eleven months of waiting ! And no complaints or whining from you, as far as I can recall. You're a patient man, K-H
    Hopefully you still find some interesting objects to shoot and show us what you can do with this marvel.
    Congrats and happy shooting.

    Brgds.
    Bart ...
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  3. #953
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  4. #954
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    American Robin



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400 mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X TC @ 800 mm, f/5.6, 0.0005s (1/2000), ISO 1250. 3kx3k Crop

    Bokeh seems Okeh.

    Handheld!
    With best regards, K-H.
    Thanks 2 Member(s) thanked for this post
    Likes 11 Member(s) liked this post

  5. #955
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Bluebird (female)



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400 mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X TC @ 800 mm, f/5.6, 0.0005s (1/2000), ISO 320. 3kx3k Crop

    The Bluebirds are visiting our area from October to February.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Thanks 1 Member(s) thanked for this post
    Likes 9 Member(s) liked this post

  6. #956
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    American Robin in the Shade



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400 mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X TC @ 800 mm, f/5.6, 0.0005s (1/2000), ISO 2500.

    Some Feather Detail lost to Noise.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Thanks 1 Member(s) thanked for this post
    Likes 4 Member(s) liked this post

  7. #957
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Orange Pumpkin Good!



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 90 mm F2.8 Macro G OSS @ 90 mm, f/2.8, 0.00156s (1/640), ISO 500.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 3 Member(s) liked this post

  8. #958
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Thirsty Bluebird



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400 mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X TC @ 800 mm, f/5.6, 0.0005s (1/2000), ISO 400.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 10 Member(s) liked this post

  9. #959
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Dry Grass



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400 mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X TC @ 800 mm, f/5.6, 0.0005s (1/2000), ISO 160.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 5 Member(s) liked this post

  10. #960
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Bluebird



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400 mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X TC @ 800 mm, f/5.6, 0.0005s (1/2000), ISO 640.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 8 Member(s) liked this post

  11. #961
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    At Cruising Altitude



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400 mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X TC @ 800 mm, f/5.6, 0.0005s (1/2000), ISO 400.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 7 Member(s) liked this post

  12. #962
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    American Robin in Juniper Tree



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400 mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X TC @ 800 mm, f/5.6, 0.0005s (1/2000), ISO 4000.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 6 Member(s) liked this post

  13. #963
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    String of Migrating Sandhill Cranes







    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400 mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X TC @ 800 mm, f/5.6, 0.0005s (1/2000), ISO 400.

    In another 2 or 3 hours the Cranes will arrive at the Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge in the Middle Rio Grande Valley.

    To get there by car form our location takes about an extra hour.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 5 Member(s) liked this post

  14. #964
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Formation Flying to Thermal Circling







    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400 mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X TC @ 800 mm, f/5.6, 0.0005s (1/2000), ISO 320.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 6 Member(s) liked this post

  15. #965
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Sandhill Cranes in a Thermal

    I want to document for my own amusement how the Sandhill Cranes fly around and around in a thermal to get higher and higher in order to proceed with the next leg of their bi-annual migration journeys until they need and find another thermal. And the process is repeated.

    From the many hundreds of images I shot, I kept 38, deleted the others. Technically there was nothing wrong with them, I simply don't need the deleted images to tell the story.

    I have in consecutive order divided these 38 images into 4 groups, labeled Thermal 1 through Thermal 4.

    Thermal 1: the first 11 images
    Thermal 2: the next 10 images
    Thermal 3: the next 9 images
    Thermal 4: the final 8 images

    All images were shot with

    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400 mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X TC
    @ 800 mm, f/5.6, 0.0005s (1/2000).


    ISO varies slightly from frame to frame.

    I cut linear image size in half. So the images are either 3kx2k or smaller.
    Hoping you will enjoy these many images or ignore them.
    Here we go.
    Last edited by k-hawinkler; 4 Weeks Ago at 08:39.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  16. #966
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Thermal 1























    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 3 Member(s) liked this post

  17. #967
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Thermal 2





















    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 3 Member(s) liked this post

  18. #968
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Thermal 3



















    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 3 Member(s) liked this post

  19. #969
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Thermal 4

















    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 4 Member(s) liked this post

  20. #970
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Northern Flicker



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS + 1.4X TC @ 560.0 mm, f/4, 0.001s (1/1000).
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 8 Member(s) liked this post

  21. #971
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Robin thru Glass Door. Quick Shot before it gets Dark. Un-cropped.



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS + 1.4X TC @ 560.0 mm, f/4, 0.00156s (1/640), ISO 2500.


    Robin against Grass



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS + 1.4X TC @ 560.0 mm, f/4, 0.00156s (1/640), ISO 640.
    Last edited by k-hawinkler; 4 Weeks Ago at 07:24.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 5 Member(s) liked this post

  22. #972
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    From Left to Right:
    Mountain Bluebird, Junco, Western Bluebird, House Finch, probably another Junco.



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS (SEL400F28GM) @ 400.0 mm, f/8, 0.00156s (1/640), ISO 640.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 7 Member(s) liked this post

  23. #973
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Northern Flicker in Tree



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400 mm F2.8 GM OSS + 1.4X TC @ 560 mm, f/4, 0.0008s (1/1250), ISO 250.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 8 Member(s) liked this post

  24. #974
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    May 2012
    Posts
    2,926
    Post Thanks / Like
    Images
    3

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Northern Flicker in Tree



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400 mm F2.8 GM OSS + 1.4X TC @ 560 mm, f/4, 0.0008s (1/1250), ISO 250.
    K-H
    sent you a PM a few days ago. Lou
    Thanks 1 Member(s) thanked for this post
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  25. #975
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Townsend's Solitaire



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS + 1.4X TC @ 560 mm, f/4, 0.0008s (1/1250), ISO 160.




    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS + 1.4X TC @ 560 mm, f/4, 0.0008s (1/1250), ISO 800.
    Last edited by k-hawinkler; 3 Weeks Ago at 09:37.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 6 Member(s) liked this post

  26. #976
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Robin Environmental Portrait



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS + 1.4X TC @ 560 mm, f/4, 0.0008s (1/1250), ISO 320.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 5 Member(s) liked this post

  27. #977
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Juniper Titmouse





    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS + 1.4X TC @ 560 mm, f/4, 0.0008s (1/1250), ISO 125.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 8 Member(s) liked this post

  28. #978
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Migrating Sandhill Cranes, Flying Pretty Low,
    Will Need Another Thermal Soon To Gain Hight.



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS + 1.4X TC @ 560 mm, f/4, 0.0004s (1/2500), ISO 400.


    If we compare a

    Sony A9, 5.90 Ķm + 400 mm lens with a
    Fuji 50S, 5.31 Ķm + 1.4x TC + 250 mm lens we find

    (400/350) * (5.31/5.90) = 1.03, so about 3% more detail or resolution for this A9 system.


    And if we compare a

    Sony A9, 5.90 Ķm + 400 mm lens without or with a + 1.4x TC with the
    Fuji GFX 100, 3.75 Ķm + 250 mm lens without or with a + 1.4x TC we find

    (400/250) * (3.75/5.90) = 1.02, so about 2% more detail or resolution for this A9 system.
    (560/350) * (3.75/5.90) = 1.02, so about 2% more detail or resolution for this A9 system.

    The subject image size we get is linear with respect to lens focal length and the inverse of the camera pixel pitch.

    So in terms of detail or resolution captured, replacing the 50S with the GFX 100, is about the same as adding a1.4x TC to the 50S.

    Similarly the A9 + 400 mm lens resolves about the same detail as the 50S + 250 mm lens and with a 1.4x TC.
    For the same lenses mentioned above, A9 and GFX 100 compare detail resolution wise both without or with a 1.4x TC each.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 4 Member(s) liked this post

  29. #979
    Subscriber Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Posts
    1,795
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Good stuff, K-H,

    Do you live in an aviary?

    Good to see the Sandhill Cranes back again.

    Some of the birds have such lovely names.

    All the best.
    Thanks 1 Member(s) thanked for this post
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  30. #980
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Quote Originally Posted by gandolfi View Post
    Good stuff, K-H,
    Do you live in an aviary?
    Good to see the Sandhill Cranes back again.
    Some of the birds have such lovely names.
    All the best.

    Many thanks gandolfi. I appreciate your interest and feedback.

    The bird population in our backyard changes with the seasons and over the years tremendously. Some move locally, from higher (up to 13,000 feet) to lower (down to about 5,000 feet around here) ground and vice versa. Others (e.g. some Hummingbirds) cover a range from Mexico to Alaska.

    Some time ago I made this list of birds that I have actually taken pictures of in/from my backyard over the last decade. Of course, they don't show up all at the same time. May be half a dozen to a dozen species at a time.

    For example several years ago in the winter we counted several dozen American Robins in our backyard at the same time getting their drinks of water. In other years/seasons none of them showed up.

    Here is my list:

    American Robin, (leucistic)
    Blue Jay (real name: Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay)
    Bluebird, Mountain
    Bluebird, Western
    Bushtit
    Canyon Towhee
    Cassinís Finch
    Cassinís Kingbird
    Cedar Waxwings
    Clark's Nutcracker
    Cooper's Hawk
    Cowbird
    Dark-eyed Junco
    Dove, Eurasian Collared
    Dove, Mourning
    Grosbeak, Black-headed
    Grosbeak, Evening
    Hermit Thrush
    House Finch
    House Sparrow
    House Wren
    Hummingbird Black-chinned
    Hummingbird Broad-tailed
    Hummingbird Calliope
    Hummingbird Rufous
    Juniper Titmouse
    Lesser Goldfinch
    Mountain Chickadee
    Northern Flicker
    Pine Siskin
    Raven
    Red-naped Sapsucker
    Rock Pigeon
    Sandhill Crane
    Scaled Quail
    Spotted Towhee
    Steller's Jay
    Swift
    Thrasher, Curve-billed
    Thrasher, Sage
    Townsendís Solitaire
    Turkey Vulture
    Western Tanager
    White-breasted Nuthatch
    White-crowned Sparrow
    Woodpecker, Downy
    Woodpecker, Hairy
    Yellow Warbler


    Enjoy, Karl-Heinz.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Thanks 2 Member(s) thanked for this post
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  31. #981
    Senior Member Darin Marcus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Location
    Northern VA, USA
    Posts
    409
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Some time ago I made this list of birds that I have actually taken pictures of in/from my backyard over the last decade. Of course, they don't show up all at the same time. May be half a dozen to a dozen species at a time.
    Have you seen the movie "The Big Year"?
    Thanks 1 Member(s) thanked for this post
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  32. #982
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Darin Marcus View Post
    Have you seen the movie "The Big Year"?
    Thanks Darin.
    Nope, never heard of it.
    Whst is it about?
    With best regards, K-H.

  33. #983
    Senior Member Darin Marcus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2018
    Location
    Northern VA, USA
    Posts
    409
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Thanks Darin.
    Nope, never heard of it.
    Whst is it about?
    A 2011 movie with Owen Wilson, Jack Black and Steve Martin.

    Extracted from a summary on imdb.com:

    In birding, a Big Year is seeing or hearing as many different species of birds as possible in a calendar year. Three men pursue the Birder of the Year title: Kenny Bostick (Owen Wilson), who's seen a record 732 in a past big year, Stu Preissler (Steve Martin), newly retired, and Brad Harris (Jack Black), who narrates the story. [...] They criss-cross the continent (including a trip to Alaska's westernmost island), follow migration patterns, and head for storms that force birds to ground.
    Photography is used throughout the movie, but not center stage.

    I found it a very funny and relaxing movie
    Thanks 1 Member(s) thanked for this post
    Likes 3 Member(s) liked this post

  34. #984
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Quote Originally Posted by Darin Marcus View Post
    A 2011 movie with Owen Wilson, Jack Black and Steve Martin.

    Extracted from a summary on imdb.com:



    Photography is used throughout the movie, but not center stage.

    I found it a very funny and relaxing movie

    Thanks Darin for the explanations.
    Interesting, though I would never pursue such a goal.
    Well, the only thing I am pursuing is taking pictures IMBY.
    I think I actually have the right gear for that.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  35. #985
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Woodpecker



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS + 1.4X TC @ 560 mm, f/4, 0.001s (1/1000), ISO 320.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 5 Member(s) liked this post

  36. #986
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    It's Late in the Day.
    Sandhill Cranes Flying Fast and Low.



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 1.4X TC @ 560 mm, f/8, 0.0004s (1/2500), ISO 2000.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 4 Member(s) liked this post

  37. #987
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Yesterday morning my wife saw 4 Northern Flicker at the same time at the water dish. Too bad I didn't get a shot in to document that occasion.
    With best regards, K-H.

  38. #988
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Young Rider Portrait @ FL = 800 mm



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X TC @ 800 mm, f/5.6, 0.00031s (1/3200), ISO 1000.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 5 Member(s) liked this post

  39. #989
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Bluebird



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X TC @ 800 mm, f/5.6, 0.0005s (1/2000), ISO 640.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 3 Member(s) liked this post

  40. #990
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ithaca, NY
    Posts
    4,107
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Many thanks gandolfi. I appreciate your interest and feedback.

    The bird population in our backyard changes with the seasons and over the years tremendously. Some move locally, from higher (up to 13,000 feet) to lower (down to about 5,000 feet around here) ground and vice versa. Others (e.g. some Hummingbirds) cover a range from Mexico to Alaska.

    Some time ago I made this list of birds that I have actually taken pictures of in/from my backyard over the last decade. Of course, they don't show up all at the same time. May be half a dozen to a dozen species at a time.

    For example several years ago in the winter we counted several dozen American Robins in our backyard at the same time getting their drinks of water. In other years/seasons none of them showed up.

    Here is my list:

    American Robin, (leucistic)
    Blue Jay (real name: Woodhouse's Scrub-Jay)
    Bluebird, Mountain
    Bluebird, Western
    Bushtit
    Canyon Towhee
    Cassin’s Finch
    Cassin’s Kingbird
    Cedar Waxwings
    Clark's Nutcracker
    Cooper's Hawk
    Cowbird
    Dark-eyed Junco
    Dove, Eurasian Collared
    Dove, Mourning
    Grosbeak, Black-headed
    Grosbeak, Evening
    Hermit Thrush
    House Finch
    House Sparrow
    House Wren
    Hummingbird Black-chinned
    Hummingbird Broad-tailed
    Hummingbird Calliope
    Hummingbird Rufous
    Juniper Titmouse
    Lesser Goldfinch
    Mountain Chickadee
    Northern Flicker
    Pine Siskin
    Raven
    Red-naped Sapsucker
    Rock Pigeon
    Sandhill Crane
    Scaled Quail
    Spotted Towhee
    Steller's Jay
    Swift
    Thrasher, Curve-billed
    Thrasher, Sage
    Townsend’s Solitaire
    Turkey Vulture
    Western Tanager
    White-breasted Nuthatch
    White-crowned Sparrow
    Woodpecker, Downy
    Woodpecker, Hairy
    Yellow Warbler


    Enjoy, Karl-Heinz.
    I thought that I saw a purple finch sitting on your feeder in one of the recent shots (#972 OOF far side of feeder)), but missed it in your list.
    Carl
    Gallery
    Thanks 1 Member(s) thanked for this post
    Likes 1 Member(s) liked this post

  41. #991
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Quote Originally Posted by scho View Post
    I thought that I saw a purple finch sitting on your feeder in one of the recent shots (#972 OOF far side of feeder)), but missed it in your list.
    Many thanks Carl. Did you think of this image?



    I have that one listed as a House Finch. Itís a male.
    But itís probably safe to assume that I failed to list all the bird species visiting our backyard.
    I likely also got a few identifications wrong although I checked all new to me birds with my neighbor. She is an accomplished birder and knows a lot more than I do about birding.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 2 Member(s) liked this post

  42. #992
    Super Duper
    Senior Member

    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Ithaca, NY
    Posts
    4,107
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Quote Originally Posted by k-hawinkler View Post
    Many thanks Carl. Did you think of this image?



    I have that one listed as a House Finch. Itís a male.
    But itís probably safe to assume that I failed to list all the bird species visiting our backyard.
    I likely also got a few identifications wrong although I checked all new to me birds with my neighbor. She is an accomplished birder and knows a lot more than I do about birding.
    Yes, that is the one. The purple finch is very common year round in our area, but I usually don't notice them until I start feeding the birds in the fall. Here is one on my feeder from last month:

    Carl
    Gallery
    Thanks 1 Member(s) thanked for this post
    Likes 5 Member(s) liked this post

  43. #993
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Many thanks Carl.
    I agree, they seem to look deceptively similar!
    With best regards, K-H.

  44. #994
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Karl M., a Gentleman of 80 Years!



    Sony ILCE-7RM2 + FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 2X TC @ 200 mm, f/9, 0.00067s (1/1500), ISO 1250.

    The best camera is the one you have with you!
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 5 Member(s) liked this post

  45. #995
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Raven



    Sony ILCE-7RM2 + FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 2X TC @ 436 mm, f/11, 0.002s (1/500), ISO 1000.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 5 Member(s) liked this post

  46. #996
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Robin



    Sony ILCE-7RM2 + FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 2X TC @ 800 mm, f/11, 0.0005s (1/2000), ISO 4000.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 5 Member(s) liked this post

  47. #997
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Sandhill Cranes



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X TC @ 800 mm, f/5.6, 0.0005s (1/2000), ISO 100.




    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X TC @ 800 mm, f/5.6, 0.0005s (1/2000), ISO 500.




    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X TC @ 800 mm, f/5.6, 0.0005s (1/2000), ISO 400.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 6 Member(s) liked this post

  48. #998
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Puffed up Northern Flicker





    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS + 2X Teleconverter
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 5 Member(s) liked this post

  49. #999
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Ducks at Ashley Pond




    Rolling Silent Electronic Shutter Distortion




    Definitely NOT Pleased!




    After Some Grooming / Pruning








    And A Sip of Water Everything Seems Fine Again!



    Sony ILCE-7RM2 + FE 100-400mm F4.5-5.6 GM OSS + 2X Teleconverter.

    This wouldn't have happened with the silent shutter of the ILCE-9.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 5 Member(s) liked this post

  50. #1000
    Super Duper
    Senior Member
    k-hawinkler's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2009
    Location
    The "Land of Enchantment"
    Posts
    4,659
    Post Thanks / Like

    Re: A7r, A7r2 - and why I'm keeping both ...

    Dark-eyed Junco



    Sony ILCE-9 + FE 400mm F2.8 GM OSS (SEL400F28GM) @ 400 mm, f/2.8, 0.0025s (1/400), ISO 320.
    With best regards, K-H.
    Likes 3 Member(s) liked this post

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •