by Manssila Juha

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Gallery: Birds

Tags: nature birds wild bird seeking critique

Category: Wildlife

Published: Saturday 26th of October 2013 11:54:13 AM


Phil Richardson
Very nice pose, detail and background. Appreciate the bird ID.

Juha Manssila

Kevin, Phil... Thank You!

Bachir Taouti

What a beautiful catch! good colours and sharpness.  Compliments,

Juha Manssila

James, Charles... Thank You!

I only recently acquired The Sigma 500mm F4.5. Previously I have photographed birds with The Olympus E-5 and Zuiko 300mm F2.8 and Nikon D7000 and Nikkor AF-S 300mm F4.  The Sigma focus is combarable to the Nikkor 300mm F4. Sharpness wide Open (4.5) is similar to the Nikkor, the Zuiko 300mm F2.8 is little bit sharper... Contrast is lower with the Sigma but easily corrected in image editing especially with RAW format. Nikkor and The Sigma could use a weather sealing. With a D7000 crop sensor the Sigma 500mm F4.5 seems to be a good lens for bird photography.

James (Jim) Johnson
Juha, Nice details and color! Regards always, Jim j.

Kevin Korrel


Charles Brennan

Viewed large this is spectacular.  Very sharp and colorful.  Wonderfully blurred background makes the bird really stand out.  There's also fantastic color and texture in the tree.  I've been looking at the Sigma 500mm - now I really want one.  Thanks for sharing.

Juha Manssila
Great Spotted Woodpecker Comments and ratings are appreciated. Thank You!

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