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PostPosted: Fri Dec 19, 2008 6:30 pm 
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I was watching TV today (Mythbusters 8) ) when I saw something landing on my neighbor's antenna. I went to the window and could see this beautiful guy sitting over there with his wife.
Unfortunately she flew away before I could get my camera (she probably went taking kids on the school), but he stayed there for a pretty long time posing for me.

The light conditions were not so good (pretty bad actually.. after some rain) but I managed to get these ones:

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Great grab Alex....

Pereguin Falcon?

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It looks like, but is not. This one is an Brazilian falcon (American Kestrel) very very small (1/2 the size of an Peregrine) that uses to eat sparrows, swallows and mice... :wink:

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Hello All,

My first post and two of my first pictures taken with my new Canon EOS Rebel XS. I'm new to DSLR but Cameralabs has helped alot!! Thank you Camera Labs. :D

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Welcome aboard Kobus.
Just joined the Labs myself alot of very useful info here.

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Hey, Kobus! What about describing your gear and the EXIF data for those shots?

I liked the #1... the #2 seems a bit out of focus to me

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Hello Alex,

I have a Canon EOS Rebel XS, got it on Thursday! :D The lens I used is a Canon EF 75-300mm f/4.0-5.6 III Autofocus Telephoto Zoom Lens. I didn't use a tripod (don't have one yet, hopefully Santa brought me one :lol: ) and to keep the camera steady at 300mm without a tripod and IS is a challenge. :?

Here are the settings I used.
The 1st picture.
Exposure: 1/250
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 300mm
ISO 200.

The 2nd picture I used the following settings.
Exposure: 1/160
Aperture: f/5.6
Focal Length: 300mm
ISO 400.

It was a rainy day and I popped outside between rainshowers when I saw all the birds enjoying the weather.

Thank you for the feedback.

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I believe..these are called "Purple Pipers"

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All taken with Pentax K100D and Sigma 50-500mm
About 5yds distance
Aperature Priority
400 ISO
Differant focal lengths
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EXCELLANT light...for a change :wink:

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So you were shooting the last one at 1/4000sec :shock:
Excellent!

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Absolutely Thomas...

"Focal Length: 310.0mm (35mm equivalent: 465...

Exposure Time: 0.0003 s (1/4000)

Aperture: f/6.7

ISO Equiv.: 400

Exposure Bias: -0.50

Whitebalance: Auto

Metering Mode: matrix

Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)

Exposure Mode: Manual

Exposure Mode: Auto bracketing"

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kpr....The last one's a beauty.....

Weather's cold here....Birds are coming to the feeder pretty steady.




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Great shots jka,
That Junko looks as though he can't stuff enough in...lol
Raging blizzard here right now, I suspect our feeders will soon be busy too.

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Junko.....So that's the name of that small bird. Never really knew what they were called.

Thanks kpr........ :)

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My little falcon friend came back today for lunch time. Carrying an sparrow or something, he sit on the Antenna and ate the sparrow....
I got this shot right before it starts to eat

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