Tuesday, April 12, 2016

Pic(k) of the week 16: FREE AS A BIRD with the Fujifilm XF 100-400 lens

Earlier this week, I blogged (link here) about my positive photographic experience with the new Fujifilm XF 100-400 super telephoto lens, paired with the also new X-Pro2 camera body. 

Shot at the same place (Ras-al-Khor Wildlife refuge in Dubai) as the previously mentioned Flamingo shots, this gull billed-tern, was snapped as it passed a few hundred meters ahead of me. The image was made using the 8 frame per second CH mode with Zone Autofocus, in Continuous (C) mode. 

Having an effective 600mm (400mm x 1.5 crop factor) focal range, was useful but still not enough. So I ended up cropping the 24Mpx X-Pro2 file a bit, to come up with the "Free as a bird" triptych below! 

Image details:
Fujifilm X-Pro2 with the XF 100-400mm lens
ISO 800, f5.6, 1/2700s, 400mm
RAW file development in Lightroom CC
Triptych made with Lightroom CC Print module

More "Nature of the UAE images can be found here

Remember: "Birds born in a cage, think flying is an illness" - Alejandro Jodorowsky

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