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Old Aug 5, 2007, 12:59 AM   #1
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my Sigma 80-400 lens is"in the shop", so i figured i'd take the ol' FZ20 with my TCON-14B teleconverter on it down to my favorite park this afternoon. the place was dead... nothing worth a shot, until i saw a green heron fly across the bay into a small lagoon. i went around the bay to a viewing platform overlooking the lagoon, and what should i see but the heron, perched on a tree branch a few feet above the water! needless to say, i groused and grumbled at not having my 30D and the Sigma for such a golden opportunity, but with the converter on, the FZ20 gives me about the same "reach", just not quite as crisp and clear, so i rattled off some shots, and as it turned out, the FZ20 did a respectable job in relief... .










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Old Aug 5, 2007, 5:04 AM   #2
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Respectable indeed. As I once read, it is 10% equipment and 90% person behind the equipment. What makes this especially good is that you have been able to tease out the heron who is an area where it should be well hidden.
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Old Aug 5, 2007, 7:14 AM   #3
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Great capture, golden opportunity indeed :!: :!:



Thanks for sharing
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Old Aug 5, 2007, 9:12 AM   #4
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Nice job with the "old" FZ20, squirl. I still use mine from time to time in different situations.
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