My second godwit species of the week…
Golden Week 2023 #10
This bird was at a tidal pool we often go to. The tide was out but the sun was in the wrong place for photos…
We returned later but the tide had come in and there was no exposed mud anywhere.
Lots of waders scattered around yesterday; in addition to the stilt there were Ruddy Turnstone, Grey Plover, Eurasian Curlew, Grey-tailed tattler, Wood Sandpiper, Little Ringed Plover and Bar-tailed Godwit.
Plus a flock of Sanderling.
Not quite in full summer colours yet…
Spring port birds…
Not only ducks, grebes and divers…
The wintering Dunlin flock are showing some summer colours…
The tagged individual (from NE Siberia) didn’t return this winter sadly…
Some more EF 400 f/5.6L shots
The light lens day continued…
So surprise surprise neither the RF 600 f/11 or the EF 400 f/5.6L are as good as the EF 500 f/4L but on days like yesterday sometimes it’s great to not worry about heavy lenses and dodgy shoulders.
Actually I used the big lens this afternoon and the camera/lens started shuddering and making loud noises and an error message appeared in the viewfinder. Hopefully just a case of cleaning the contacts….
Some EF 400 f/5.6L shots
400mm seems awfully short after being used to 500mm for the last 10 years…
But it is a lot easier carrying around.
Some more from a sunny Sunday with the RF 600 f/11
I tried some Scoter BIFs…
Topaz DeNoise rescued these.
A sunny Sunday with the RF 600 f/11
Some more shots from the Canon RF 600 f/11.
Struggling a bit with it: the slowish AF and high ISO are a pixel peeper’s nightmare. Small low resolution shots like this are not so bad.
BIFs are hard, at least they’re hard for me.
A soft but interesting enough shot.
A lot of noise reduction and sharpening going on here. Again, at such low resolution and when looked at on a phone they are passable.
Way home in the rain
It was raining all the way home…we stopped at a few spots.
RF600 f/11 BIFs
The AF is a bit hit and miss and yes the images a tad soft…
But I don’t think I would have been able to get these shots with my 500 f/4 as I wouldn’t have been able o swing it round and focus in time.
So a great value walkaround lens for a very good price (yes I know mine is only on loan).
Some more RF600 f/11 shots
It was a bright sunny afternoon….
The lens is taking a bit of getting used to, still not 100% comfortable with getting the right exposure sometimes. A lot of soft shots but a few hits.
And lo-rez pics like this are presentable.