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Landscape & Nature Photographyon: January 27, 2023 at 7:15 am
During lockdown I started to photograph garden birds. I already possessed a Sigma 100-400 for my A7R4 and had a lot of fun learning that I wasn’t very good at catching BIF. After a lot of practice on coots and ducks at a local pond I visited SW Scotland to try and photograph the local population of Red Kites. I still find it difficult to follow them in flight but managed a few images that I am happy with. Ken
Silver MemberPosts: 2118Re: Red KiteReply #1 on: January 27, 2023 at 10:23 am
Well done Ken. Bravo!
ParticipantPosts: 508Re: Red KiteReply #2 on: January 27, 2023 at 11:16 am
I’d said your practice paid off. Good catch!
Gold MemberPosts: 834Re: Red KiteReply #3 on: January 28, 2023 at 12:25 pm
I’d certainly be happy with that one!
Silver MemberPosts: 1139Re: Red KiteReply #4 on: January 29, 2023 at 9:04 am
That’s ,a nice catch. Birds are really hard to keep up with. You try running it through TPOAZ AI and see if it can pop it even more. I have been using the app more nd more and it produces amazing results.
CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.comRe: Red KiteReply #5 on: January 29, 2023 at 3:19 pm
Re: Red KiteReply #6 on: January 29, 2023 at 3:37 pm
- Thank you Russ
Thanks Paul. The shots were taken at a farm where they feed the birds and charge people 6$ to watch. This means that I could manually focus the camera and fire off multi shots as the birds swoop. On a previous visit I tried to track the birds and couldn’t keep up with them and on the rare occasion when I kept them in the frame the autofocus was slightly off or the shutter speed was too long . For info Red Kites have a 5 to 6ft wingspan and stoop at approx 100mph. KenRe: Red KiteReply #7 on: January 29, 2023 at 3:38 pm
Thank you Jeremy.Re: Red KiteReply #8 on: January 29, 2023 at 3:47 pm
Thanks Kevin. I have used Topaz sharpen and denoise on this image. I could make the bird pop more but when I did it just started to look like a cut and paste into a false background. Ken
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