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Found 24 results

  1. Kieseki

    wink wink

    From the album: Galapagos

    San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands Elmar-R 180mm f/4
  2. From the album: Galapagos

    Isabela, Galapagos Islands Elmar-R 180mm f/4
  3. From the album: Galapagos

    Santa Cruz, Galapagos Islands Elmar-R 180mm f/4
  4. From the album: Galapagos

    Isabela Island, Galapagos Islands Elmar-R 180mm f/4
  5. From the album: Galapagos

    San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands Elmar-R 180mm f/4
  6. From the album: Galapagos

    Sierra Negra, Isabela, Galapagos Islands Elmar-R 180mm f/4
  7. From the album: Galapagos

    San Cristobal Island, Galapagos Islands Elmar-R 180mm f/4
  8. From the album: Galapagos

    Floreana Island, Galapagos Islands Elmar-R 180mm f/4
  9. From the album: Galapagos

    Captured on San Cristobal, Galapagos Islands Elmar-R 180mm f/4
  10. Hallo Zusammen, ich überlege mir eine V-Lux (Typ114) anzuschaffen für Wildlife/Vögel/Sport. Dazu wollte ich mal eure Empfehlungen und Erfahrungen hören, vielleicht sogar sehen. Würde dieses gerade bei Wildlife/Vögel in Kombination mit einem Fernglas als immer dabei Kombi mitnehmen wollen. Über die Größe des Sensors bin ich mir bewusst. Aber hier sollen auch keine riesigen Ausdrucke erfolgen, sondern eher Fotos fürs Forum, etc. Hauptsächlich interessiert mich, ob die Kamera für dieses Anwendungsgebiet gerade was Autofocus angeht und rauschverhalten bzw. Einstellungsmöglichkeiten für diesen Verwendungszweck geeignet ist. Oder gibt es andere bzw. bessere Empfehlungen? Danke im Voraus für eure Antworten und Hilfe. Allzeit gut Licht Gruß Michael
  11. Dear all, I will probably have a trip to Namibia and Zambia next August. I am a long time M shooter and shoot exclusively with my Ms. For Namibia and Safaris I plan to get a new body and longer lenses. From what I have read, I should go for a body allowing long telephotos such as 200-500m, 300m with 2* extender, ... and maybe even with an APS-C body (Nikon D500 ??). I'd like the idea to get a body that can also be used with my M lenses, but so far, the longest SL-zoom seems on the short side ? (and there is no extender, am I right ??) Thanks for any comments / point of vues ! Didier
  12. Douglas Herr is my personal hero and foundation for everything Leica R. He so much symbolizes the core Leica R user that he would be the first person to ask what he thought of the Leica SL system. When I realized Leica Camera AG didn’t send him a Leica SL to test, I decided to send him my own Leica SL for some months. When the camera returned after four months, I was eager to learn what his take was on it. I asked if he would care to write an article, and here it is. Enjoy! The Birdman of Sacramento takes on the Leica SL Typ 601
  13. SL with 280 Apo-Telyt-R and 2X Apo-Extender, Diablo foothills, California
  14. Yellow Waters Billabong, Kakadu National Park. Kakadu, in northern Australia, is a vast area of wetlands, wildlife, ancient rock art, rare plants, stunning rock formations and more… M9-P and 50mm Summilux (at f16)
  15. I found a Black-tailed Hare ("Jackrabbit") this morning in Yolo County California. Technical stuff: R8/DMR, 280mm f/4 APO-Telyt-R, shoulder stock & monopod. All comments welcome.
  16. The California Foundation for Birds of Prey held an Open House yesterday, where several non-releasable birds were on display. Among them was Cleopatra, a young female Golden Eagle who was found near death by a Sacramento-area rancher. Cleopatra had contracted West Nile virus (thus the name) and though she is now fully capable of flight, she would not survive in the wild because the virus led to neurological damage which prevents her from seeing clearly at close distances. The first several months of captivity were terrifying for Cleopatra. She paniced at any nearby movement and it was only due to the patience and persistence of her handler (a licenced falconer) that she learned to trust her captors. Unusual for a raptor, Cleopatra has bonded with her handler and even appears to enjoy his company. One of the foundation's goals for Cleopatra is to train the her to accept other handlers because she is expected to live 50 years or so, and will out-live her handler. The beaks of captive raptors don't get as much abrasion as in the wild so they must be trimmed occasionally, much like toenails are. Cleopatra's beak was trimmed to the correct length the day before the open house but there were not enough people handy to keep her still so that the beak could be shaped properly - thus the blunt, chopped off appearance. Technical stuff: R8/DMR, 280mm f/4 APO, shoulder stock & monopod. Leica-related notes: the open house was well-attended and at least two visitors recognized the camera. Two also noted the shoulder stock/monopod rig and its highly desirable combination of stability and mobility. All comments welcome.
  17. I brought the new year in with a few photos of ducks: Canvasback Ring-necked Duck Bufflehead Mallard All photos: R8/DMR, 560mm f/6.8 Telyt, shoulder stock & monopod. All comments welcome.
  18. Friday morning I spent a few hours at the state fish hatchery at Nimbus Dam, a few minutes from home. The hatchery's water outflow often contains small fish (or portions of fish), a fact not lost on the local birds. A portion of the outflow is let into a settling pond where it eventually makes its way through percolation and direct flow to the American River, a few meters below the hatchery. Many of the local birds consider the settling pond to be a prime feeding area so among some species, the Common Goldeneye among them, 'turf' wars are fought over the best locations. Yesterday two pairs of Goldeneyes plus one bachelor male staked claims to the pond. When a neighboring Goldeneye gets too close to your claimed area, the first level of threat is to lower the head and aim toward the interloper: Both male and female Goldeneyes use this threat posture, but if the neighbor doesn't back off the male will go to level two threat, where he tosses his head back and makes a sound that is best described as a mix of a purr and a soft growl: Note the female of this pair has maintained the level one threat posture. A physical battle often takes place underwater which is out of the range of my camera's design parameters. Once the winner is decided (home court is a big advantage) the loser makes a hasty retreat (next post, too many photos for one post)
  19. Yesterday I visited the Sierra Nevada north of Truckee California; after about a mile along a washboarded gravel road I found a meadow filled to overflowing with wild mountain light and the promise of a drenching. At the meadow's edge a pair of Mountain Bluebirds was converting invertebrates into the next crop of blue bug-eaters: technical stuff: R8/DMR, 560mm f/6.8 Telyt-R, UET-R extension tube, shoulder stock and monopod. The second photo is cropped significantly. All comments welcome.
  20. Early this morning after several weeks' scouting the area: It's a Black-tailed Hare, also known as a Jackrabbit. technical stuff: R8/DMR, 280mm f/4 APO-Telyt-R, shoulder stock & monopod. All comments welcome.
  21. I spent last Saturday at the California Raptor Center's spring Open House, where several of the non-releasable birds were on display for an up-close-and-personal look at them. The California Raptor Center in Davis is a licensed rescue and rehabilitation facility operated by the UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine: Raptor Center Keep in mind because of captive living conditions these should be considered portraits of individuals and not necessarily representative of the species. Sadie is an imprinted Northern Saw-whet Owl. Athena is a Barn Owl who was rescued and brought back to health after a collision with a barbed-wire fence broke her right wing. Spar is an imprinted male American Kestrel, full of spunk ("I'm tiny but I am a FALCON, beware!"). more in next post
  22. The Oak Titmouse is a member of family Paridae which inludes Chickadees and Tits (I didn't name them, I'm just the messenger!). The Oak Titmouse is primarily a California resident, with a few populations in Baja California to the south and Oregon in the north. The Oak Titmouse, like all Paridae, are the definition of the word kinetic. As its name implies it's preferred habitat is oak woodlands, where they nest in a tree cavity; this morning I found a pair bringing breakfast to the kids: technical stuff: R8/DMR, 280mm f/4 APO + 2x APO-Extender-R. All comments welcome.
  23. The local Eared Grebes and Horned Grebes have molted into their summer plumage: Eared Grebe Horned Grebe Compare the summer plumage with the basic winter coloration (photos from the last two winters): Eared Grebe Horned Grebe All photos: R8/DMR, 560mm f/6.8 Telyt. Last photo with shoulder stock and monopod, others with shoulder stock and kayak. All comments welcome.
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