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Eric Robinson's picture

Fist time in a hide.

Finally got myself a 150-600 Sigma and these are some of the results from its first outing. It's a steep learning curve and so different from shooting a static model in a studio!
The first is a Siskin, fairly common bird in certain parts of Scotland and the other is the Siskin showing just how aggressive it can be, seeing off a Chaffinch.

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Garrett Gimbel's picture

I'm a big fan of the second one in particular! Maybe could have used a touch more shutter speed, but over all really nice!

Eric Robinson's picture

Light at the time wasn’t that great, Scotland in Winter, and was on 1/3000 at 3200 iso. As I said it was a learning experience....but great fun. Knowing the best shutter speed I imagine is an experience thing......and I didn’t have much!

Black Z Eddie .'s picture

On the second image, did you crop in a lot? Or, maybe shoot through glass and/or screen? Curious why there's faint gridlines.

Eric Robinson's picture

Mmmm. No I shot through the small open window. I’m not sure what that is. Yes I did crop in but not that much. I’ll go back to the original image and have a look.

Peter Hewlett's picture

Eric, I love them both. Field photography is very hard work, and you have done very well. Keep at it as you will improve with experience., but you will always be at the mercy of the conditions you experience. I would say you handled this shoot extremely well. Regards, Peter
Where is Scotland were you ?

Eric Robinson's picture

Glen Feshie, just south of Aviemore.

Peter Hewlett's picture

A beautiful area, thank you