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Forum: Photography 09-09-2019, 01:03 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By Bill M
Thanks Casey. I'm surprised you don't get plenty...

Thanks Casey. I'm surprised you don't get plenty of black-chins around you. I was at Guad River SP when you were here and they were in the park.
Forum: Photography 09-09-2019, 10:38 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By Bill M
Thanks again for looking and commenting guys. ...

Thanks again for looking and commenting guys.

Keith I used a 1.4x Sony on this pic this morning. Pied plumage.
...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-09-2019, 10:37 AM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,704
Posted By Bill M
Had a presumed ruby-throated hummingbird show up...

Had a presumed ruby-throated hummingbird show up this morning with pied plumage. The flecks of the gorget are green so the species is not truly known.
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Forum: Photography 09-08-2019, 08:24 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 781
Posted By Bill M
Wildlife other than birds

Since I moved off of my acreage several years ago I don't get to shoot other wildlife much but do on occasion.

At a neighbor's place
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Forum: Photography 09-08-2019, 08:13 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By Bill M
Love it and yes but I see I didn't post anything...

Love it and yes but I see I didn't post anything from so look out below. Do you attempt the bald eagles in the Woodlands? They will start working the nest next month. Loft Church parking lot in case...
Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,704
Posted By Bill M
Rocky thank you. These are the feeders I use. Use...

Rocky thank you. These are the feeders I use. Use to have fancy ones but this is all I use now. They also have 16 oz ones.
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Forum: Around the Campfire 09-08-2019, 05:50 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 1,704
Posted By Bill M
Rocky, all from my yard....

Rocky, all from my yard. https://discussions.texasbowhunter.com/forums/showpost.php?p=14352577&postcount=1

I get a few at my house.

Feeding hummingbirds Part 2 - YouTube
Forum: Photography 09-08-2019, 05:47 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By Bill M
Thanks for all the nice comments. For those...

Thanks for all the nice comments. For those wondering, the feeders I use are under $10 at Walmart and have no yellow on the flowers. It's simple and made of plastic. Don't buy pre-made mixtures. Use...
Forum: Photography 09-07-2019, 10:54 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By Bill M
Thanks for looking. No sir, had it since...

Thanks for looking.


No sir, had it since Aug. 13. Just added an a6400 also.


Thanks Shane, appreciate you.
Forum: Photography 09-07-2019, 10:03 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,563
Posted By Bill M
OP, Shane gave you the Brian Petersen cliff...

OP, Shane gave you the Brian Petersen cliff notes, follow them and good luck.
Forum: Photography 09-07-2019, 10:02 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,999
Posted By Bill M
Some migration hummerbirds

Of the ruby-throated variety with a bonus rufous.

First one, like the outline of it's face and throat through the wing.
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Forum: Photography 09-07-2019, 09:52 AM
Replies: 140
Views: 95,601
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
FE 200-600mm f/5.6-6.3 G OSS Lens
Sony 1.4X converter
(need to add glass now)
Forum: Photography 08-28-2019, 11:33 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By Bill M
FYI, just announced today. Sony 70-350 aps-c lens...

FYI, just announced today. Sony 70-350 aps-c lens (https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1502821-REG/sony_e_70_350mm_f_4_5_6_3_g.html) along with two new bodies, a6100 and a6600 plus a 2.8 aps-c...
Forum: Photography 08-27-2019, 04:09 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,006
Posted By Bill M
Congrats on the new equipment, that is a heck of...

Congrats on the new equipment, that is a heck of a deal. I'm an all in Sony user since I switched from Canon last year. My advise to you would be to learn to use what you have before doing anything...
Forum: Photography 08-26-2019, 02:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,494
Posted By Bill M
Thanks guys!

Thanks guys!
Forum: Photography 08-26-2019, 02:26 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 950
Posted By Bill M
Totally agree with this. Brian Peterson's...

Totally agree with this. Brian Peterson's Understanding Exposure...
Forum: Photography 08-24-2019, 08:55 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,494
Posted By Bill M
It's ok. :D ;)b :cool: Sony ILCE-9, FE...

It's ok. :D ;)b :cool:


Sony ILCE-9, FE 200-600mm F5.6-6.3 G OSS, ISO 1250, 600 mm, f/6.3, 1/2000s
...
Forum: Photography 08-12-2019, 06:27 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,494
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, 01:53 PM
Replies: 140
Views: 95,601
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, 01:50 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,494
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, 08:03 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,494
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, 04:29 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,629
Posted By Bill M
thanks for the new comments

thanks for the new comments
Forum: Photography 08-07-2019, 04:28 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,484
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, 04:26 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,494
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, 07:34 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,044
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, 02:23 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,547
Posted By Bill M
No problem.

No problem.
Forum: Photography 06-17-2019, 02:22 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,044
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, 10:37 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,547
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, 12:01 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 606
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, 11:59 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
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, 11:04 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
Posted By Bill M
Starts shipping August 2, ordered.

Starts shipping August 2, ordered.
Forum: Photography 06-13-2019, 09:22 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
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, 06:11 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,012
Posted By Bill M
Thanks.

Thanks.
Forum: Photography 06-12-2019, 06:11 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,202
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, 06:06 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
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, 09:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
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, 07:58 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
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, 08:26 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
Posted By Bill M
No doubt.

No doubt.
Forum: Photography 06-11-2019, 08:20 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,202
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, 08:18 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,378
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.
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Forum: Photography 06-10-2019, 03:56 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,202
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, 01:37 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,202
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, 01:35 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,629
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, 01:35 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 2,012
Posted By Bill M
Appreciate it and thanks for looking.

Appreciate it and thanks for looking.
Forum: Photography 06-09-2019, 05:39 PM
Replies: 56
Views: 4,202
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, 11:56 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
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, 11:17 AM
Replies: 112
Views: 4,443
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, 11:15 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,084
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, 11:13 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 726
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, 04:17 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,629
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.
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