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Forum: Photography Yesterday, 08:37 AM
Replies: 6
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Posted By Bill M
Thanks for the comments everyone. They are...

Thanks for the comments everyone. They are appreciated.

I was about 30 yards from the babies and about 50 from the mama. Camera is 42 MP so heavy crop will hold a bit of detail.
Forum: Photography Yesterday, 08:34 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,585
Posted By Bill M
I have a better appreciation for this thread...

I have a better appreciation for this thread since I finally got to experience the high desert late last year. I always loved the photography however. They say the wildflower bloom this year in Big...
Forum: Photography 03-22-2019, 03:14 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 211
Posted By Bill M
Great horned owls

Two of which are babies. This was at Brazos Bend SP, Needville.

Mama's droopy eye and "horn" is said to be caused by a fight with a bobcat that was attempting to have baby owl for dinner....
Forum: Photography 03-22-2019, 03:07 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By Bill M
No problem and thanks again. Thank you...

No problem and thanks again.



Thank you guys, appreciated.


Who are you? :D Thanks Devin.
Forum: Photography 03-14-2019, 04:31 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By Bill M
Mike, the lens is a Sony FE Telephoto 100-400mm...

Mike, the lens is a Sony FE Telephoto 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS. I would have used a 1.4X teleconverter also but the weather was really overcast most of the morning. Distances varied from 35? to 50...
Forum: Photography 03-14-2019, 04:24 AM
Replies: 57
Views: 2,062
Posted By Bill M
Nice coverage Tyler. Wife and I went the last...

Nice coverage Tyler. Wife and I went the last week of November last year. I regret no night sky photos taken on my end. People shouldn't wait as late in life as I did to go out there. Big Bend is a...
Forum: Photography 03-13-2019, 04:48 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By Bill M
Ha! Thanks Mike. At this very moment...

Ha! Thanks Mike.



At this very moment Federal GWs are looking you up. ;)




Thanks, Tyler. You ought to go do one of these charters sometime.
Forum: Photography 03-13-2019, 03:49 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By Bill M
Thanks for looking and the comments. Yeh,...

Thanks for looking and the comments.


Yeh, they get pretty testy about these birds. A couple were killed toward Beaumont a couple of years ago. It didn't go well for the young man that did the...
Forum: Photography 03-13-2019, 01:57 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 583
Posted By Bill M
I agree with Bill, skittish little dudes.

I agree with Bill, skittish little dudes.
Forum: Photography 03-13-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 762
Posted By Bill M
Nice! Keep at it and bird photography can become...

Nice! Keep at it and bird photography can become an addiction.
Forum: Photography 03-13-2019, 01:52 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 836
Posted By Bill M
Whooping cranes photos

Highly endangered at 849 in the world (https://www.savingcranes.org/species-field-guide/whooping-crane/)

Wife and I went early January and hung around in Lamar/Goose Island SP. I wanted more and...
Forum: Photography 02-03-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Bill M
Looking hard at the a9 with this deal. Wife has...

Looking hard at the a9 with this deal. Wife has an a7 that needs upgrading.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/promotion/14888/sony-trade-in.html

The a7RII or III at 42 mp could be had at a sweet...
Forum: Photography 02-02-2019, 02:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Bill M
No problem.

No problem.
Forum: Photography 02-02-2019, 02:36 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 356
Posted By Bill M
Wanting another Sony a7III?

Here's your opportunity. TGoody and 150class Hard to keep up with this stuff.
...
Forum: Photography 02-01-2019, 04:36 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 371
Posted By Bill M
I switched from Canon to Sony. There have been a...

I switched from Canon to Sony. There have been a couple of discussions on mirrorless here.

I know folks that shoot the 80D and it is a great camera. With their skills, I have seen some very nice...
Forum: Photography 01-31-2019, 01:27 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By Bill M
Thanks again guys.

Thanks again guys.
Forum: Photography 01-31-2019, 01:26 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 85,405
Posted By Bill M
Mine has totally changed Sony a7 a7RIII ...

Mine has totally changed
Sony
a7
a7RIII
Sony 24-70 kit
FE 16-35 f4
FE 100-400
Sony 1.4X converter

Adding a Nikon D500 soon with a long lens
Forum: Photography 01-31-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 132
Views: 85,405
Posted By Bill M
I don't see a drop in the price of the a7III...

I don't see a drop in the price of the a7III since it is barely coming up on its 1 year birthday. Sony has been in a 2 year release cycle but it appears with the firmware upgrade coming to the a9,...
Forum: Photography 01-25-2019, 10:11 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By Bill M
Thanks again, everyone. I'm doing fine...

Thanks again, everyone.



I'm doing fine thanks.

It takes both but at this point, I think I could get decent pics with a cheap rig due to experience. I currently have decent equipment and...
Forum: Photography 01-25-2019, 05:20 AM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By Bill M
Thanks for looking guys. Since my...

Thanks for looking guys.



Since my health deteriorated several years ago, this IS the way I hunt now.

Three different rigs were used for the various pics.
Sony a7Riii/FE 100-400
Sony RX10...
Forum: Photography 01-24-2019, 05:42 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By Bill M
Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 303
Posted By Bill M
Agree

Agree
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2019, 05:38 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,822
Posted By Bill M
Thanks. This pair has been in the location for...

Thanks. This pair has been in the location for many years and they just build around them.
Forum: Photography 01-24-2019, 05:37 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,297
Posted By Bill M
Raptors

Shots from the past couple of months

Red-tail hawks

https://photos.smugmug.com/Beautyinthetreesandintheair/Raptors/i-N3NvS7v/0/b823bd5b/X2/Red-tailed%20hawk%20STX%201-2019-9-X2.jpg
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-24-2019, 05:23 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 1,822
Posted By Bill M
If you have eagles and a nesting pair, you...

If you have eagles and a nesting pair, you probably want to think twice about destroying it. The developers at Hughes Landing in The Woodlands wish this nest was gone. They were required to put a 6...
Forum: Photography 01-20-2019, 07:38 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,168
Posted By Bill M
Nice shots Tyler. I referenced this thread in my...

Nice shots Tyler. I referenced this thread in my classified since I have my Sigma for sale.
Forum: Photography 01-20-2019, 07:31 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,780
Posted By Bill M
Check out the new stuff from Sony. New a6400...

Check out the new stuff from Sony. New a6400 aps-c coming in Feb at a great price point with great new AF features. New features added with firmware update to the a9, a7iii and a7Riii.

FYI, Fred...
Forum: Photography 01-10-2019, 03:54 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,160
Posted By Bill M
PM sent Corey Taken with an RX10 4 ...

PM sent Corey

Taken with an RX10 4

https://photos.smugmug.com/Beautyinthetreesandintheair/Raptors/i-FTBdDN9/0/51c647ed/X2/Ferruginous%20Hawk%20rx%2011-28-18-8-X2.jpg
Forum: Photography 01-08-2019, 02:51 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,780
Posted By Bill M
Which of those brands mirrorless are you shooting?

Which of those brands mirrorless are you shooting?
Forum: Photography 12-31-2018, 08:17 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 2,251
Posted By Bill M
A merlin, the hunter with its trophy, a tree...

A merlin, the hunter with its trophy, a tree swallow aka the hunted.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Beautyinthetreesandintheair/Raptors/i-RGqwBDv/0/9dccb0a6/X2/Merlin%2010-18-18-X2.jpg
Forum: Photography 12-26-2018, 07:09 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,780
Posted By Bill M
If you aren't in a huge hurry I would hold off...

If you aren't in a huge hurry I would hold off just a bit as a new Sony aps-c model is suppose to be coming out in April. Will likely lower the price of the others when it does. I currently have...
Forum: Photography 12-22-2018, 02:03 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,780
Posted By Bill M
Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS The last...

Sony FE 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 GM OSS
The last shot is with a Sony RX10-IV which is a bridge camera and it was shot at 600mm.

If you look at any photo in Smugmug there is a small circled I on the...
Forum: Photography 12-22-2018, 11:51 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,780
Posted By Bill M
This is with the Sigma MC-11 E mount to Canon EF...

This is with the Sigma MC-11 E mount to Canon EF adapter on the A7RIII and a Sigma 150-600 C Canon mount lens. The MC-11 works very well with Canon lenses also. If I make a deal on the A6500 I may be...
Forum: Photography 12-22-2018, 06:18 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,780
Posted By Bill M
I switched to mirrorless (Sony) as well this past...

I switched to mirrorless (Sony) as well this past late spring. Got tired of hauling the big white around and needed to lighten the load. I paid attention to what Michael was doing and I have a couple...
Forum: Photography 01-20-2018, 12:03 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,369
Posted By Bill M
Glad you guys enjoyed it and thanks for the...

Glad you guys enjoyed it and thanks for the comments.
Forum: Photography 01-20-2018, 12:01 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 762
Posted By Bill M
Casey I had used an older used cpu in the new...

Casey I had used an older used cpu in the new machine 'cause I had it. It was replaced this morning and the machine/editing software is much quicker now. I did read that the lag in PS/LR isn't an...
Forum: Photography 01-20-2018, 06:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,369
Posted By Bill M
Northern harrier in flight

A female. Taken the same day as the ones in the Raptor thread (http://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=678383). Evening glow was right. This bird flew straight at me before...
Forum: Photography 01-20-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By Bill M
Appreciate the comments.

Appreciate the comments.
Forum: Photography 01-20-2018, 06:46 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,682
Posted By Bill M
Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
Forum: Photography 01-15-2018, 09:16 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,682
Posted By Bill M
Thanks Steve.

Thanks Steve.
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-15-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 101
Views: 3,857
Posted By Bill M
Congrats Jnet! Bet you had a good videographer.

Congrats Jnet! Bet you had a good videographer.
Forum: Photography 01-15-2018, 08:13 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,682
Posted By Bill M
Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
Forum: Photography 01-13-2018, 01:55 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,682
Posted By Bill M
Raptors on the Katy Prairie

Went out yesterday afternoon looking for wings. Last shot with the 6D that's for sale.

Great horned owl
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-12-2018, 07:18 AM
Replies: 9,211
Views: 174,068
Posted By Bill M
Billy you waiting until spring training to start...

Billy you waiting until spring training to start the 2.018 thread?
Forum: Photography 01-12-2018, 07:17 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By Bill M
He comes highly recommended. They both do...

He comes highly recommended. They both do actually but like I said, shorter tour. Bigger boat too. ;)b
Forum: Photography 01-12-2018, 05:26 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By Bill M
Yes, his tour is a bit shorter than the other. ...

Yes, his tour is a bit shorter than the other. You been? I did a day trip there last year and got what I went after but I want closer.
Forum: Photography 01-12-2018, 05:05 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 925
Posted By Bill M
Nice job on these. ;)b I believe your last shot...

Nice job on these. ;)b I believe your last shot is an American goldfinch. If you continue you WILL have a new addiction. South Llano SP is a destination on my list. So many places to go, so...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-11-2018, 07:23 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 530
Posted By Bill M
Whoever gives Sears the best price to manufacture...

Whoever gives Sears the best price to manufacture gets the privilege of using the Kenmore badge.

Unless things have changed I would go with Whirlpool over GE. In all my years of building I had...
Forum: Around the Campfire 01-09-2018, 08:15 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 371
Posted By Bill M
When I get old and loosing my hair...

I wasn't many years really from 1967 when this song came out and I was 13 years old.

"Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I'm 64"... She still does thank God.

The Beatles -...
Forum: Photography 01-09-2018, 06:42 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,241
Posted By Bill M
Thanks guys.

Thanks guys.
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