Willie Wagtail

on a log, North Pine Dam.

Shot with Allan's 600/4L and my 1.4x TC.

Focal Length : 840mm

Aperture : f/5.6

Shutter: 1/800th

ISO: 2000

View all photos taken: Saturday, 25th April 2009, This photo: 7:55am


  • mitchell burns said:
    wow, your camera can handle high ISO... I'm amazed :)
  • Wes Cooper said:
    Very very nice. Love the complete oof background and the beautiful light.
  • Tobias N. Hayashi said:
    Nice capture.
  • David de Groot said:
    Yes, that was one of the main reasons for the body upgrade :)
    See what I mean about the 600mm lens... ;-)
  • jaclyn_teh2000 said:
    lovely capture..
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)
  • Wes Cooper said:
    I sure do. Bet you didn't have to crop this one!
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Geez Dave you could xray that bird at 840mm!! :-)
    Nice capture bud :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    Yep, no cropping here, straight from the camera :)
    hehehe, I've been bitten by the long-tele-bug.
  • maasha said:
    Hm, Willy is normally pretty friendly. You could just walk up and take a photo with the nifty fifty ...
  • David de Groot said:
    Not around here - flighty little buggers rarely let me get within 5-10m of them.
  • Ross_M said:
    Thats a cracker Dave!
    I second the comment on flighty little buggers.
    Nikon make a 600mm too but I haven't been game to mention this to Thea.
  • James Lagden said:
    Another Willie! Nice composition Dave.
  • James Lagden said:
    Go on Ross, I dare you to!
  • David de Groot said:
    Yeah, given the price of these things, I'm not surprised... ;-)
    Thanks James :) He was definitely a photogenic Willie.
  • suburbanvoodoo said:
    Trust you to take piccys of your Willie and post them on the internet Dave :-)
  • David de Groot said:
    I'm hoping it'll become famous ;-)
  • SkattyKat said:
    Great composition, love the brokeh? & the log with such detail.
    Ross I double dare you lol
  • SkattyKat said:
    maybe you guys & your wives should double datr & you can both ask at the same time ....... lol
  • David de Groot said:
    hahaha I think us guys would just get twice the withering scorn than we'd usually get.
  • Margot- said:
    Another fine bird shot, David.
    Hey, I got my first Canon and I'm so excited!
  • David de Groot said:
    Congrats Margot :) It's quite the camera, I'm sure you'll love it once you get used to the different controls.
  • Out_and_About said:
    Great shot!
    I've cranked my iso up to 1000 at night and you couldn't tell - I'm going to have to give 2000 a whirl.
  • Richard.Fisher said:
    Very nice David. It's a pretty small image but it suggests that the 5D doesn't break into a sweat at higher ISOs. As for the 840mm focal length, surely you need never leave the house again.
  • David de Groot said:
    In a pinch, 6400 is very usable too, you just need to make sure your exposure is correct. :)
    It works quite well with the higher iso's - so much so, it's redefined my definition of high iso ;-)
  • Margot- said:
    I definitely have to read the manual soon. But reading long manuals trigger dyslexic attack.
    very nice. is the lens very heavy? hand held or tripod used?
  • David de Groot said:
    Yes it is indeed very heavy - strictly a tripod only lens, the weight and lack of IS make hand-holding impracticable.
  • Jennifer Renee said:
    wow... great detail...
    who says that you need to go the gym for a work out....
    with that lens you will have strong arms in no time!
  • David de Groot said:
    If only it was mine!
  • Cass n Dan said:
    Beautiful :D
  • David de Groot said:
    Thanks :)