21 August 2015

1.4X=too much


I had a spare afternoon so we checked some of the local beaches for waders. In anticipation of skittish waders I attached the 1.4X teleconverter on my 500mm (to be used with the monopod if we found any shorebirds).

Naturally there was a not a single wader to be found anywhere. I didn't bother taking the 1.4X teleconverter off.

This Osprey was feeding on the beach in Moheji though. Right next to the main road, it stayed for about 10 seconds as I fired off some handheld shots from the window.

700mm handheld..............out of a window on a busy road with a panicking wife in the driver's seat worrying about that big truck right behind us. And no time to change settings.



They turned out better than I expected but would have been much better at 500 (where handholding is perfectly doable). Very slightly cropped for composition.

Not much else...............an Oriental Honey Buzzard flew over near the Osprey site but that's about it.


8 comments:

  1. great captures but I wondered what it was going to eat? Have a great weekend.

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    1. It was a 'needlefish' apparently...............

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  2. I think those pics are a good enough swop for a few waders Stu.You have bumper huggers too?

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    1. The roads are narrow over here and truck drivers are the same the world over.................

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  3. Given the circumstances you did remarkably well. It's rarely that I see pictures of Osprey where the prey can be identified so clearly.Those wives...they always panic over a couple of little trucks roaring up behind, horns honking, smoke billowing!

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    1. Thanks for the comment David, I can understand the panic as it was a very narrow but rather busy road..............

      The fish was very odd looking, I'd never even heard of it before I checked online what it might be.

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  4. Ace Osprey shot, nice to fill the frame!

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    1. Thanks John, it had been a long time coming (ie a non BIF shot of this species)..............

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