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19 hours ago, chipperatl said:

Great shots.  What camera/lens are you using?

I use an Olympus OM-D E-M1 Mark II body with a OLYMPUS M. Zuiko 100-400mm F5.0-6.3 lens. I've been pretty happy with it since I've got it. 

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The Red-bellied Woodpeckers have provided me lots of entertainment, and opportunities to practice my tracking skills as they fly back and forth to and from the feeders. During this one sequence of shots the Red-bellied flew low in front of all the equipment you see that the camera could have focused on, but the eye detect focus stayed locked on the bird throughout the entire sequence. It's not really a photo worth sharing, but at the same time it's one of those photos that shows the potential of the eye detection tracking of the R6, and I thought that was worth sharing. Straight out of the camera full sized jpg.

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The above photo would have been very frustrating if I hadn't captured these images in the two previous frame. 

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After many failed attempts, I finally got an entire sequence of shots of the Red-bellied Woodpeckers going to the feeder where the entire bird was in the frame for every shot, with the exception of the last shot where the tail is slightly out of the frame. Far better than other sequences where I'm lucky to get one or two shots before losing the bird and ending up with a lot of background photos.

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I need to work on keeping the camera level while trying to keep the bird in the frame, too.

 

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11 minutes ago, lonestranger said:

After many failed attempts, I finally got an entire sequence of shots of the Red-bellied Woodpeckers going to the feeder where the entire bird was in the frame for every shot, with the exception of the last shot where the tail is slightly out of the frame. Far better than other sequences where I'm lucky to get one or two shots before losing the bird and ending up with a lot of background photos.

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I need to work on keeping the camera level while trying to keep the bird in the frame, too.

 

Awesome shots!!!

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14 hours ago, lonestranger said:

After many failed attempts, I finally got an entire sequence of shots of the Red-bellied Woodpeckers going to the feeder where the entire bird was in the frame for every shot, with the exception of the last shot where the tail is slightly out of the frame. Far better than other sequences where I'm lucky to get one or two shots before losing the bird and ending up with a lot of background photos.

DL6A0953

 

DL6A0954

 

DL6A0955

 

DL6A0956

 

DL6A0957

 

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I need to work on keeping the camera level while trying to keep the bird in the frame, too.

 

I wish I could do that with my camera…

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