Monday, 2 January 2017

O'Reilly's Birds of Prey Austrailia

Xmas was spent over in Australia on the Gold Coast with the Family.
As part of the holiday we visited a number of locations including O'Reilly's Birds of Prey.
I would highly recommend visiting this site to all visiting the area as was very informative 
and the birds having great personality's especially the Barking Owl,.
For a few of the images I got down on the ground eye level with the Eagle and quickly got to my feet watching him jump along the ground towards me in the lens, a Jesus moment I can tell you.   

The first image is a portrait of Stella the  (Wedge-Tailed Eagle),  
Then onto the Barn Owl,  The Barking Owl,   The Black Kite , The Peregrine Falcon and finally back to the Wedge Tailed Eagle.

Equipment used was the Nikon D500 and Tamron 150-600 G2  which worked well 
Hope you like.















































Monday, 5 December 2016

Hampton Downs 2k Cup Meeting

So I wandered down to Hampton Downs for the Motor Sport 2k cup meeting over the weekend, my primary reason was to test out my new Tamron 150-600 G2 lens, matching it up with the Nikon D500 body.  My primary option was to shoot low shutter speeds  panning. This was because I like to shoot Warbird Aviation where Panning is a huge part of the subject.
The G2 has a new image stabilizing option for panning and I must admit  I am pretty happy with it.
getting speeds down to 1/60th at 600 mm not to bad, and I am sure with better technique and practice could reach 1/30th with good results.
 Attached are a few shots of the day,  Motor Sports not really what I like to photograph I decided to give a extra twerk in the post processing so they do not look  -  Ow its just another car. :).