Barn Swallow with 100-500

Posted by Axel Hildebrandt on Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:24 am

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R5, RF 100-500 @500mm, 1/3200s, f/8, ISO 1600, manual

I was testing the new zoom lens to see if it can keep up with swallows in flight and was quite impressed how fast it acquires focus, with 1.4x TC it struggled a bit, which might not be a big issue with larger birds, though.
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by Carol Clarke on Sat Jul 31, 2021 7:59 am
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Probably my favourite so far, Axel. Beautiful detail in this one!

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by Tusar Bhowmik on Sat Jul 31, 2021 10:11 am
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Great flight shot.

by Jim_B on Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:18 am
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Amazing flight shot with a nice banking pose, excellent background too!
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by david fletcher on Sat Jul 31, 2021 11:31 am
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Carol Clarke wrote:
Probably my favourite so far, Axel.  Beautiful detail in this one!


+1.  Exceptional details Axel.
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by ADKShooter on Sat Jul 31, 2021 1:45 pm
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Great job of tracking these very fast and quick fliers. It's not always the camera but the person behind the viewfinder that makes for a shot like this.

by peter makuch on Sat Jul 31, 2021 2:44 pm
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the square look is good but for me the vertical look would make the image stronger in itself, great stuff on this one GENE.

by Cindy Marple on Sat Jul 31, 2021 6:12 pm
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Impressive that it can track so well against the busy background. I generally only try these birds against featureless backgrounds!

by Karl Egressy on Sun Aug 01, 2021 8:46 pm
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Great flight shot if a speeding bird. R5 must be a great camera in good hands.

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