First real birding shots I have done

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Aussie

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Went across the road to have a go with my a7ii as I have got a wetlands there and I want to get my camera set up for birding mainly.
I played with the focus setting to see just how well I went and these 2 shots are some of the better ones.
I really do need a longer lens than my 55/210mm lens I have now.
This is a young Purple Swamphen.
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  • ILCE-7M2
  • E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS
  • 78.0 mm
  • ƒ/6.3
  • 1/160 sec
  • ISO 80
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  • ILCE-7M2
  • E 55-210mm F4.5-6.3 OSS
  • 129.0 mm
  • ƒ/6.3
  • 1/30 sec
  • ISO 80
 

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Nice work. I have found that my best shots are done with manual focus and a lot of patience. I just purchased the 200-600mm and have been experimenting with it. So far I am blown away. I have for the last several years worked with a Sigma 140-400mm lens and was for the most part very happy with the images I captured.
 
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Aussie

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Nice work. I have found that my best shots are done with manual focus and a lot of patience. I just purchased the 200-600mm and have been experimenting with it. So far I am blown away. I have for the last several years worked with a Sigma 140-400mm lens and was for the most part very happy with the images I captured.
Went I had my DSLR and long lens I was on manual most times and enjoyed the shots I got.
I miss doing that and I will get back to it as soon as I can with the A7ii..
Thanks for your input as it good to know this as well.

The proverbial 'Ugly Duckling'!
You certainly have got this one right.
 

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