Ringed Kingfisher - Slightly North of Range
Posted 22 November 2008 - 06:43 AM
Posted 22 November 2008 - 10:36 AM
Posted 22 November 2008 - 02:47 PM
Posted 23 November 2008 - 03:57 AM
Thanks, guys, for the comments. I was actually camping in an area looking across the Frio River to Garner State Park. The elevation at the camp ground is quite high, and it just so happened that one of the kingfisher's favorite perches was located below me. So, I simply set up my equipment, put up a lawn chair and waited. They returned often, so I was able to take many shots with the hope of getting a few good ones.
TL, here is the shot information:
Canon 1D Mark III
Canon 500mm, f/4.0L, IS lens
Canon 1.4x Teleconverter
1/400 sec., f/5.6, ISO 200
Shot on a Gitzo tripod with 4th Generation Design's Mongoose M-3.5 gimbal head
Thanks, again, for your help.
Posted 23 November 2008 - 09:31 AM
Posted 23 November 2008 - 09:46 AM
You're welcome, TL. Hope it helps.
I don't use a cable release with the 500mm lens because I have a specific way of holding it while on the tripod to minimize movement, especially when the 1.4x is attached. I then just shoot multifple shots (the 1D Mark III does 10 fps). Out of all those, I usually get a couple of keepers. I'll admit to a bit of luck, too. 1/400th is getting close to my limit in getting sharp shots with that rig.
I read somewhere to never use a cable release with the long lenses. Not sure why, and I haven't had it long enough to confirm or negate that statement for myself. I do know it works well with my 100-400mm and was especially important when I was using that aluminum tripod.
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