Crimson Rosella

I wandered down the road this afternoon with the new 1D MkIV and my 400/5.6 + 1.4x teleconverter to see how the combo goes for birding.

Being a rather dull day, there wasn't a huge amount out. I spotted some ducks, a rainbow bee-eater, a female figbird, some magpie larks, a couple of sulfur-crested cockatoos, a superb fairy-wren and this crimson rosella.

View all photos taken: Sunday, 21st November 2010, This photo: 2:14pm

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  • dulvariprestige said:
    Very nice David, colours and detail look awesome, how's the focusing perform with the 1.4
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Pretty decent really. I used the Centre-point for this one just to be sure, but it locked on quickly and stayed there.
  • s.westhead (Simon) said:
    Very nice Dave! And a new camera as well?
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Yes indeedy Simon. Sweet as ;-)
    I now have what might be considered a killer combo of a 5DII + 1DIV.
  • AlexandraPhotos said:
    I love the colours in rosellas. Beautiful shot
  • AustralisWilds said:
    Certainly wouldn't mind the 5D - 1D combo Dave. Nice work, it'll be great to see what you can get with the new model.
  • David de Groot said:
    [] Thanks Alexandra. Rosellas have always been a favourite of mine.
    [] Thanks! I'll have to find some time to do some birding - hopefully this Sunday.
  • M Carmody Photography said:
    stunning shot...the combo works well.