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Posted by Axel Hildebrandt on Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:33 am

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R5, RF600f4, 2x, 1/3200s, f/8, ISO 2000, manual

I was wondering how well the 2x RF extender would work for birds in flight and was surprised that it focuses faster than the EF version. 

This Barn Swallow was about to dive, looks almost like a mini Osprey. :)
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by david fletcher on Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:36 am
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Remarkable! Fabulous capture Axel!
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by Craig Lipski on Sun Sep 25, 2022 10:50 am
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Wow - I can't tell you how many times I've tried shots like this; my *best* ones could be used as ID / record shots. THIS is what I visualize. . . . (although, personally, I'd add a little more water on the left and below - again, personal taste).
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by Carol Clarke on Sun Sep 25, 2022 2:34 pm
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What's not to like! Amazing behaviour action, captured superbly, Axel!

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by Karl Egressy on Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:42 pm
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Very interesting pose captured, Great shot.
 

by peter makuch on Sun Sep 25, 2022 3:52 pm
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you did well on the shot and the it passed the test on the details, nice one AXEL.
 

by paul fletcher on Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:13 pm
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Excellent image, Axel- very unique !
 

by KK Hui on Sun Sep 25, 2022 7:20 pm
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Amazing pose you captured, Axel!
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by Cynthia Crawford on Mon Sep 26, 2022 5:26 am
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Fantastic! Love the wings back and stretched out neck, ready to dive. Beautiful light and water.
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by Tusar Bhowmik on Mon Sep 26, 2022 8:10 am
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Another outstanding shot .
 

by Gene Gwin on Mon Sep 26, 2022 9:45 am
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Axel, A real tribute to the autofocus that it still focuses so well with a 2X, especially with the water background so close to the bird. Well Done.
 

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