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    Sigma 150-600mm contemporary

    I just purchased a x1.4TC from MPB for use with my D810/Sigma 150-600C combination. I will give it a proper test at the weekend and report here how well, or otherwise, it works.
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    What birds or bird have you seen today – communal thread, I hope!

    Thanks Gil Was pleased to spot it at all and very pleased to be able to take an image. I take my camera with me whilst walking the dog for just such opportunities. Gary
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    What birds or bird have you seen today – communal thread, I hope!

    Couple from earlier. The dunnocks are quite common but elusive. The other, I think, is a sparrowhawk. This is the first time I have seen one around here in 20 years so lucky to get a picture at all ! Dunnock2 by gazzer48, on Flickr SH1 by gazzer48, on Flickr
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    What birds or bird have you seen today – communal thread, I hope!

    Yes, I think that a goosander and common merganser are the same bird. I have no doubt that I will be corrected if wrong. Regards Gary
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    What birds or bird have you seen today – communal thread, I hope!

    Lovely shot of a merganser. I rarely see these and never out of the water so great spot !
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    Great Tit

    Hi Gary I agree that a bit of a crop would be good to remove the branches on the RHS. Like many, I am probably guilty of cropping too much myself and am thinking of going for more environmental images like this and showing more background rather than going for the maximum number of pixels per...
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    Nikon d850 "in development"

    Hi all Please accept my apologies if this has been covered elsewhere. Anyway, I am seriously thinking of getting a D850 to replace my D810 for wildlife. In dull conditions, I am constantly in the iso 1600-3200 range. I have looked at the DP Review comparometer tool and the D850 seems to give...
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    What birds or bird have you seen today – communal thread, I hope!

    One from me for today.... _DSC3410 by gazzer48, on Flickr
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    Treecreeper

    A beauty ! Good spot and lovely image. Funnily enough the last tree creeper I saw was in Buxton, Derbyshire.
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    What birds or bird have you seen today – communal thread, I hope!

    And another image that I really like: gc2 by gazzer48, on Flickr
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    What birds or bird have you seen today – communal thread, I hope!

    Had a walk around Cossington Meadow near Leicester earlier with the boy. The light was patchy but cannot complain. I did not get to photograph everything but we saw plenty of birds including: goldfinch, shovellers, teal, goldcrest, kestrel, cormorant, heron and a few others plus a fox. A few...
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    What birds or bird have you seen today – communal thread, I hope!

    Lovely capture Mike. The light compliments the colour of the plumage really well.
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    Dunnock Close up.............

    Hi Mark I much prefer the unsharpened image too. Plenty of detail there. A great capture and shows that the Oly-Leica combination works really well when combined with your skills.
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    What birds or bird have you seen today – communal thread, I hope!

    Another from this morning...... _DSC3004 by gazzer48, on Flickr
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    What birds or bird have you seen today – communal thread, I hope!

    Hi Tom, nutchatches are really photogenic. You got a great shot of this one, congrats.
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    What birds or bird have you seen today – communal thread, I hope!

    One from me from earlier. Just a dunnock and was, unfortunately, shot against a leaden sky but yet again I am impressed with the detail that the Siggy 150-600 can resolve. dunnock1 by gazzer48, on Flickr
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    What birds or bird have you seen today – communal thread, I hope!

    You captured the colours really well on this starling. Well done !
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    Male Reed Bunting

    The second shot is a beauty classic pose and lovely detail. The 500f4 clearly takes TCs well !
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    Whooper Swans

    Sames as gramps, the second shot shows this bird really well. I really must visit Slimbridge sometime !
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    Double take

    Fantastic image. Lovely light and, of course, angle gives a really unique image.
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    Jay

    Some great poses beautifully captured. Lovely !
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    Kingfisher And Dipper

    Two lovely images. Particularly like the dipper also. Great use of the Nikon V2.
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    What birds or bird have you seen today – communal thread, I hope!

    Thanks for the information Phil. This was my suspicion but was not sure. Regards Gary
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    What birds or bird have you seen today – communal thread, I hope!

    One from me from yesterday. This is a huge crop and I had maybe a second to guess the shutter speed/focus etc before it flew away so I know it is not the best image. Would appreciate an ID if anyone knows what this is ? For context it was shot about a mile from Mam Tor in Derbyshire. _DSC2942c...
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    What birds or bird have you seen today – communal thread, I hope!

    Nice pose and some great detail. A lovely image of one of my favourite birds. Congrats !
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    Long-eared Owl hunting

    Fabulous shot Phil. You did well to capture this bird in flight at all but to have created such a great all-round image is a real triumph.
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    Finally got my Goldcrest for 2017!

    Lovely shot of one of these flitty little birds. Well done gramps.
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    What birds or bird have you seen today – communal thread, I hope!

    The D850/500f4 seem an astonishingly good combination in your hands. The grebe in particular is a fantastic image. The others are not exactly shabby I might add ! Congrats on getting these.
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    Wild Sparrowhawk (Baited)

    Superb image with great detail and colours. Congrats !
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    Goldcrest 2

    Good capture, these are incredibly small so you did great to resolve such detail. OOI, how are you finding the Nikon set-up versus Canon ?
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