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Forum: Photography 08-12-2019, 05:27 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By Bill M
Thanks. Look out Woodlands eagles. They are...

Thanks. Look out Woodlands eagles. They are seeing one of the adults there almost daily. It comes and hangs around at the nest.
Forum: Photography 08-12-2019, 12:53 PM
Replies: 139
Views: 90,290
Posted By Bill M
Sony a7 a7RIII a9 Sony 24-70 kit FE...

Sony
a7
a7RIII
a9
Sony 24-70 kit
FE 16-35 f4
FE 100-400
Sony 1.4X converter
(need to add glass now)
New addition today: Sony FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens
Forum: Photography 08-12-2019, 12:50 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By Bill M
I believe you will really enjoy that camera. ...

I believe you will really enjoy that camera.



I got some Sony from B&H today.
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Forum: Photography 08-08-2019, 07:03 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By Bill M
Once you get into the menu system it is pretty...

Once you get into the menu system it is pretty intuitive. This has improved with each generation as well. As stated by Josh, they are really customizable. I don't use near the features on my two that...
Forum: Photography 08-07-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bill M
thanks for the new comments

thanks for the new comments
Forum: Photography 08-07-2019, 03:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,280
Posted By Bill M
Guys this thread is almost 4 years old and I have...

Guys this thread is almost 4 years old and I have long since recovered the files.
Forum: Photography 08-07-2019, 03:26 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 500
Posted By Bill M
All of these will shoot RAW. ...

All of these will shoot RAW.


https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/search?Ns=p_PRICE_2%7c0&sortType=default&fct=fct_a_features_1123%7craw-capture&srtclk=sort&N=0&Ntt=Sony+Cybershot
Forum: Photography 06-17-2019, 06:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By Bill M
You had plenty of shutter speed IMO. Some of the...

You had plenty of shutter speed IMO. Some of the sports shooters can better comment on that but I can get fast birds in flight with that so... I'm not familiar with the focus point array on the 50D...
Forum: Photography 06-17-2019, 01:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,290
Posted By Bill M
No problem.

No problem.
Forum: Photography 06-17-2019, 01:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By Bill M
Post the EXIF with them when you do. If you were...

Post the EXIF with them when you do. If you were shooting sports my guess would be slow shutter speed. It takes a lot of lens to reach to the ends of sports fields.
Forum: Photography 06-17-2019, 09:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,290
Posted By Bill M
I tend to agree with Tracey on this one. Quick...

I tend to agree with Tracey on this one. Quick edit

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Forum: Photography 06-16-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 536
Posted By Bill M
The $21 should be for Lightroom and Photoshop.

The $21 should be for Lightroom and Photoshop.
Forum: Photography 06-16-2019, 10:59 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By Bill M
B&H and payment is made but I'm not sure if...

B&H and payment is made but I'm not sure if actually billed until shipment. Need to check but I had no doubt I was buying either way.

There a number of places to pre-order including Adorama which...
Forum: Photography 06-13-2019, 10:04 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By Bill M
Starts shipping August 2, ordered.

Starts shipping August 2, ordered.
Forum: Photography 06-13-2019, 08:22 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By Bill M
One of the first two items I sold last year were...

One of the first two items I sold last year were a 5Dmk3 and 500 f4 and many couldn't believe I was doing it. I told them I had to do it fast like pulling a bandaid off, it hurt less. I've never...
Forum: Photography 06-12-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,907
Posted By Bill M
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Photography 06-12-2019, 05:11 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,665
Posted By Bill M
Thanks guys. KT, they aren't around the...

Thanks guys.

KT, they aren't around the nest anymore until next nesting season which starts end of October or early November.
Forum: Photography 06-12-2019, 05:06 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By Bill M
Chad, it's been out for awhile now and is too...

Chad, it's been out for awhile now and is too heavy for me in two areas, weight and price. :D


Agreed.
Forum: Photography 06-12-2019, 08:38 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By Bill M
Meant to post this in my last post. 200-600,...

Meant to post this in my last post.
200-600, 70-200, 100-400

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Forum: Photography 06-12-2019, 06:58 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By Bill M
I'm going to sell the 100-400 when this lens...

I'm going to sell the 100-400 when this lens becomes available.
Forum: Photography 06-11-2019, 07:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By Bill M
No doubt.

No doubt.
Forum: Photography 06-11-2019, 07:20 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,665
Posted By Bill M
Thank you! Thanks very much, Tracey....

Thank you!


Thanks very much, Tracey. NatGeo is still above my pay grade. I appreciate your comments however.
Forum: Photography 06-11-2019, 07:18 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,053
Posted By Bill M
Sony shooters, new big guns

I sold my big white Canon last year due to wanting to lighten the load so the more expensive one is not on my radar but I will be preordering the 200-600.
...
Forum: Photography 06-10-2019, 02:56 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,665
Posted By Bill M
Matt, they are still spotted here and there but...

Matt, they are still spotted here and there but are rarely at the nest site after the young ones get out on their own.


Thanks for looking. They are majestic birds to see especially in flight.
Forum: Photography 06-10-2019, 12:37 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,665
Posted By Bill M
Thanks guys. They are generally near...

Thanks guys.


They are generally near bodies of water in Texas since they tend to eat fish more than anything.
Forum: Photography 06-10-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bill M
Thanks for looking. It's amazing what you see...

Thanks for looking. It's amazing what you see when you start paying attention.
Forum: Photography 06-10-2019, 12:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 1,907
Posted By Bill M
Appreciate it and thanks for looking.

Appreciate it and thanks for looking.
Forum: Photography 06-09-2019, 04:39 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,665
Posted By Bill M
Nice! I have friends on Livingston that see them...

Nice! I have friends on Livingston that see them regularly at their place. You're right about the distance. Can you imagine trying to get them with 200 or 300mm?

My Sony equipment is limited to...
Forum: Photography 06-06-2019, 10:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By Bill M
Thank you. Going to this place in a few...

Thank you.


Going to this place in a few days, will see if I can come up with anything.
Forum: Current Events - Politics and Such 06-06-2019, 10:17 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,216
Posted By Bill M
So, are y'all going to vote for Biden or Bernie?

So, are y'all going to vote for Biden or Bernie?
Forum: Photography 06-06-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,006
Posted By Bill M
Does it have to be humans in the water? :D ...

Does it have to be humans in the water? :D
...
Forum: Photography 06-06-2019, 10:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 633
Posted By Bill M
I believe Shane has one of these. You might try...

I believe Shane has one of these. You might try to PM him.
Forum: Photography 06-04-2019, 03:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bill M
Thank you! Different distances, probably 15 to 40...

Thank you! Different distances, probably 15 to 40 ft. I went to the mall to purposely shoot pics. I do carry equip probably 75% of the time. Never know.

Yes

Thank you Charlie.
Forum: Photography 06-04-2019, 11:00 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bill M
Bryan is right. Sorry, I forgot to label these. ...

Bryan is right. Sorry, I forgot to label these.

1. Male house finch
2. Western kingbird
3. Female Northern Cardinal
4. Painted bunting, male
5. Female house finch

If store parking lots have...
Forum: Photography 06-04-2019, 08:25 AM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,114
Posted By Bill M
A few birds

The lens used for this is for sale at Tamron long lens (https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showthread.php?t=733378)
...
Forum: Photography 06-04-2019, 08:00 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,438
Posted By Bill M
It's amazing how many different birds are missed...

It's amazing how many different birds are missed because folks aren't paying attention. Especially during the spring and fall migration. Whenever I photograph one I've never put a lens on I saw it's...
Forum: Photography 05-31-2019, 12:57 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,438
Posted By Bill M
These pics are from E. Brazos Co. White...

These pics are from E. Brazos Co.


White millet
Forum: Photography 05-30-2019, 04:07 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Bill M
I owned a Sony RX10 IV for a while and the lens...

I owned a Sony RX10 IV for a while and the lens went to 600mm (220 on 1" sensor) but looked like a regular point and shoot. Got this last year on a walk-off against the Bluejays.
...
Forum: Photography 05-30-2019, 04:04 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,438
Posted By Bill M
I need to come visit y'all! ...

I need to come visit y'all!

https://photos.smugmug.com/Beautyinthetreesandintheair/Birds/i-vKN24NT/0/413dd30f/X2/Indigo%20bunting%204-14-18-17-X2.jpg
Forum: Photography 05-30-2019, 01:54 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,438
Posted By Bill M
Thanks for looking and all the comments folks. ...

Thanks for looking and all the comments folks.



Most birds feet are this way. It's why they perch/hang on every way imaginable.
Forum: Photography 05-30-2019, 01:45 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 951
Posted By Bill M
I currently have a Sony 70-200, f2.8 rental from...

I currently have a Sony 70-200, f2.8 rental from lensrentals.com and highly recommend them. They even sent it early so I had it last weekend as well. I've rented from them before and it's seamless.
Forum: Photography 05-30-2019, 01:42 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,420
Posted By Bill M
I believe Michael bought one of these for this...

I believe Michael bought one of these for this reason. Perhaps he will see this and comment. I'm all in on Sony products.
Forum: Photography 05-30-2019, 01:40 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 688
Posted By Bill M
I carried one in a few years ago. You'll be right...

I carried one in a few years ago. You'll be right at the limit so it could go either way.
Forum: Photography 05-30-2019, 01:39 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,379
Posted By Bill M
Thank you.

Thank you.
Forum: Photography 05-30-2019, 01:38 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 840
Posted By Bill M
Very nice!

Very nice!
Forum: Photography 05-21-2019, 12:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,438
Posted By Bill M
Painted bunting, God's rainbow bird

https://photos.smugmug.com/Beautyinthetreesandintheair/Birds/i-WKqqrtz/0/18541825/X2/Painted%20bunting%205-19-19-47-X2.jpg
...
Forum: Photography 05-21-2019, 12:25 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,379
Posted By Bill M
Thank you sisters, appreciate it.

Thank you sisters, appreciate it.
Forum: Photography 05-12-2019, 06:33 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Bill M
Any of those brands should be fine as long as you...

Any of those brands should be fine as long as you get a good copy which is the norm, not the exception. Most bird photogs use either 500 or 600 mm. Some use 400 if they can get close enough.
Forum: Photography 05-12-2019, 03:35 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 618
Posted By Bill M
Some shots with this Tamron. ...

Some shots with this Tamron.

https://photos.smugmug.com/Beautyinthetreesandintheair/Birds/i-n6cg6WX/0/191e8b98/X2/Vermillion%20flycatcher%20DX%204-13-19-9%20RS-X2.jpg
...
Forum: Photography 05-12-2019, 03:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,379
Posted By Bill M
Thank you. I learned/learn their names when I...

Thank you. I learned/learn their names when I started photographing them.
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