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Sigma 18-50 does wildlife...again

Discussion in 'Photography & Video' started by saddler, 26 May 2006.

  1. saddler


    Joined: 23 May 2005

    Posts: 517

    Further proof that you dont need a long zoom lens to take good wildlife pics.


    Starling parent feeding youngster, had to wait 4 hours for this shot!

    Bluetit in motion

    New table is popular
    (i cheated a bit and combined 3 pics here as I only have 1 pair of bluetits)

    The 100-300 will get its chance to fight back if the weather holds tomorrow as i'm planning to go to Sepreth wildlife park.

    Any C&C welcome

    Last edited: 26 May 2006
  2. rG-tom


    Joined: 27 Nov 2004

    Posts: 9,728

    Location: London

    bokeh on the first 2 is photoshopped yes?

    cool shots tho

  3. saddler


    Joined: 23 May 2005

    Posts: 517

    Other than a small bit of NR due to ISO800 speed no.
  4. titchard


    Joined: 10 Feb 2004

    Posts: 5,116

    Location: Crewe, UK

    some great shots here, amazed at what you could do!

    did you have to get quite close in to get these shots? and wait quite a while to get them?

  5. SDK^


    Joined: 18 Oct 2002

    Posts: 19,270

    hehe, yeah it kinda helps when you have 3 bird tables hanging off your window sill :D :p

    Great shots though and good improvisation to setup your tables :)

  6. saddler


    Joined: 23 May 2005

    Posts: 517

    Having that setup does help yes :D

    That said the vast majority of bird shots you see in publications are shot at very close range, I went to a talk by Michael Leach, http://www.michael-leach.co.uk/ a top wildlife photographer and he never shoots beyond 200mm. His argument is that these days any idiot can use a camera, the skill is getting in the right place, or creating the right situation, to get the shot.