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One of things that I enjoy doing is photographing the wildlife that inhabits our backyard and further afield. With this virus isolation, I've been seeing what I could put together, so over the last  week or so I've been coaxing my feathered friends to cooperate and become impromptu actors. Photography is relatively easy, putting together a video is much more difficult when it has to flow and express a story.  The gear I'm now using are two BMPCC4Ks with an Olympus 12-100mm f4 and 40-150mm f2.8. The latter are new arrivals and still taking a bit of time to get used to using.

 

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Wow, you have WAY more interesting and colourful birds in your part of the world!

I took delivery of a £35 (UK) Soligor 400mm f6.3 lens last week that I just bought for a bit of fun 🙂

£35? why not, first thing I did was go and shoot birds on the roofs around my garden.
Minimum focus distance is 6.5m so shooting much else will be interesting.

Impressed by how good such a cheap lens looks to be honest.

Shot in 100fps on a Sony A7III, Soligor via an M42 to NEX adapter. Just colour corrected in Resolve.

 

 

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We're just lucky where we live. I know that the UK has quite a variety as well, but they do seem to require more patience to film. Ours will come around at the same time each morning and evening and expect to get some treats. The one of the Butcher Birds and one of the Kookaburras will eat out of my hand. Our King Parrots would do the same, but they'd end up coming by the dozens, so I don't encourage them anymore.

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Great video and those are beautiful looking birds. From where Im from, we only have browns and black birds. Theres not much color diversity in our local bird variety. Thanks for sharing though.

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