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Buffleheads can be hard to get a decent photo of in direct sunlight without blowing the highlights, especially when working with a new camera you're still getting the feel of. Hmmm, I can't think of anything else to blame on this one, obviously the overexposure isn't the fault of the photographer, so it must be a combination of the other factors. 🤷‍♂️

 

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26 minutes ago, lonestranger said:

Buffleheads can be hard to get a decent photo of in direct sunlight without blowing the highlights, especially when working with a new camera you're still getting the feel of. Hmmm, I can't think of anything else to blame on this one, obviously the overexposure isn't the fault of the photographer, so it must be a combination of the other factors. 🤷‍♂️

 

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What camera did you get?

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9 minutes ago, IKLland said:

What camera did you get?

Canon's mirrorless R6 with the RF 100-500mm lens. Being half the weight, or less, of my 5Diii with the 300 f/2.8 and 1.4x extender, I plan to be a lot more mobile with my photography this spring.

The 300mm f/2.8 version 1 is a beautiful piece of glass, but boy is it heavy.

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2 minutes ago, lonestranger said:

Canon's mirrorless R6 with the RF 100-500mm lens. Being half the weight, or less, of my 5Diii with the 300 f/2.8 and 1.4x extender, I plan to be a lot more mobile with my photography this spring.

The 300mm f/2.8 version 1 is a beautiful piece of glass, but boy is it heavy.

That’s a great setup! Can’t wait to see some more shots! 

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3 minutes ago, lonestranger said:

Canon's mirrorless R6 with the RF 100-500mm lens. Being half the weight, or less, of my 5Diii with the 300 f/2.8 and 1.4x extender, I plan to be a lot more mobile with my photography this spring.

The 300mm f/2.8 version 1 is a beautiful piece of glass, but boy is it heavy.

Have you set up the bird eye detect autofocus yet? I hear it’s really good. 

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Just now, IKLland said:

Have you set up the bird eye detect autofocus yet? I hear it’s really good. 

The R6 doesn't have the specific 'birds' eye detection that the R5 has, I am limited to animal or people eye detect, which works great in the right situations but it isn't idiot proof, as this idiot has proven, but only once was I disappointed in it. I'm still figuring out which settings I like and configuring the camera to best suit my needs, so there's still a lot of trying this and that ahead. Definitely going to take a while to learn just how powerful this new tool can be.

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Just now, lonestranger said:

The R6 doesn't have the specific 'birds' eye detection that the R5 has, I am limited to animal or people eye detect, which works great in the right situations but it isn't idiot proof, as this idiot has proven, but only once was I disappointed in it. I'm still figuring out which settings I like and configuring the camera to best suit my needs, so there's still a lot of trying this and that ahead. Definitely going to take a while to learn just how powerful this new tool can be.

I’ve watched many videos, the r6 and r5 have the exact same autofocus system. 

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4 minutes ago, IKLland said:

I’ve watched many videos, the r6 and r5 have the exact same autofocus system. 

I probably haven't done as much online research as you have, but the R6 that I have right here in front of me only has eye detection for Animals and People. I suspect it's one of the many differences the two cameras have that is strictly a firmware difference.

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6 minutes ago, lonestranger said:

I probably haven't done as much online research as you have, but the R6 that I have right here in front of me only has eye detection for Animals and People. I suspect it's one of the many differences the two cameras have that is strictly a firmware difference.

Then maybe the animal eye focus works for birds?

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1 hour ago, lonestranger said:

Buffleheads can be hard to get a decent photo of in direct sunlight without blowing the highlights, especially when working with a new camera you're still getting the feel of. Hmmm, I can't think of anything else to blame on this one, obviously the overexposure isn't the fault of the photographer, so it must be a combination of the other factors. 🤷‍♂️

Check the shutter button; there may be a loose screw on it.

I don't know what you could have done, that pale bank in the background was going to be trouble.

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26 minutes ago, Charlie Spencer said:

Check the shutter button; there may be a loose screw on it.

I'm certain there is a screw loose, but I'm also certain that the loose screw has nothing to do with the camera, except for holding it. 😉

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This one really burns my @$$ butt. Lighting, focus, exposure, and background are all ideal, even the motion blur on the wingtips adds to the image, in my opinion. I just couldn't catch up with my tracking to get the whole bird in the frame. I got lots of decent shots over the past few days of these guys going to and from the feeder, but none of them compared to the potential of this one. GRRRRRRR!!!!!!! 

 

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