Joy of Birding (w/o a telephoto lens.)

I have never been interested in birding. One reason is  I don’t own 
a telephoto lens like the XF100-400mm. Add a 1.4 or 2.0 teleconverter
one is able to zoom in to anything. The best zoom I have is XF50-140mm. 

Which is nowhere close unless I am shooting Big Bird from Sesame 
Street.  In all honesty I think I don’t have that kind of patience to wait
for Tweety bird to pop out into my frame.
 
Recently I had a rare opportunity to follow a friend for a birding session 
in Singapore. I brought my X100V along. Yes. You read it right, X100V. 
It was an interesting session for me. The saying that goes; birds of the 
same features flock together. Same goes to the birding community. 
Once someone found the bird, they will all come to the place and find a
good spot and wait for that moment to capture their winning shot for 
the day. 
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X100V. The birding community. There is even a pair of lovebirds in the group.

Of course I didn’t get any shot from this session but I would like to share 
something else. If you don’t have a tele lens; its ok. One could still 
photograph birds in the open. It’s actually pretty fun too. How should I
call it? Street birding?
Below are some photos to share and hope this will inspire a new group of 
non-tele birding community. In this series, there are also some telephoto shot,
my amateur version of birding photography. Lastly do follow us @Fujifanboys. 
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X100F

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X100V

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X-Pro3 + XF56mm F1.2 APD

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X-T3 + Viltrox 85mm F1.8

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GFX50S + GF250mm + 1.4TC.

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X-T30 + XF100-400mm

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X100F

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X-A7+ XF18mm F2

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X100F + TCL

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X-Pro3 + XF10-24

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X-Pro3 + XF16-80mm F4

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X-Pro3 + XF56mm APD

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X-Pro3 + XF56mm APD

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X100F

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X-Pro3 + XF56mm APD

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X100V

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X100V. Hope you could see the owl!

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X100V

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X100F

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X100T

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X-T3 + XF16-80mm

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X100T

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X70

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GFX50S + GF250mm + 1.4 TC

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X100F. ( hope you could see the birds. )

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X-Pro3 + XC35mm F2

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X100V- Classic Neg

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X100T

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X-Pro3 + XF56mm APD

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X-T3 + Viltrox 85mm F1.8

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X-T3 + XF80mm

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X-T2 + XF200mm F2

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X100F

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X-T2 + XF200mm F2

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X100F

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X-Pro3 + XF27mm

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X-Pro3 + XF27mm

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X-Pro3 + XF27mm. ( yes I cheated) Do you like it?

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X100V

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X100F

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X-T1 + XF55-200mm

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X-T1 + XF50-140mm

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X-A7 + XF18mm F2

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GFX50s + GF100-200mm

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X-T200 + XC35mm F2

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X-A7 + XF18mm. Is this still consider part of birding? Shit Happens!

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GFX50S + GF250mm +1.4TC

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X-Pro1 + XF35mm F1.4. This is my only birding award. 1st Place at 2014 PX3 Photo Awards in Paris.

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