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Old Dec 8, 2007, 5:48 PM   #1
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I used the 500 and extender to get these pictures at a local park.

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Old Dec 8, 2007, 7:22 PM   #5
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Nice job, Jim. I have been waiting my chance at one of those Pileated Woodpeckers.

Nice detail on the head and colors.
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Thanks Sabine - I followed him for some time but I just couldn't get him out in the open.

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Very nice. Wish I had a piece of glass like that!!!!

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cool shots jim. i like the woody. great color saturation on the red head feathers and a nice sharp catch light on the eye.

do you think the 500mm is handholdable or is a tripod/monopod a must?

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I really like the picture of the male (tell by the 'moustache') Pileated Woodpacker> Those big woodpeckers are hard to find and hard to capture by camera. Great picture.
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Thanks everyone for the comments.

Hung - you could probably get one or two shots off handheld but I can see your success rate dropping quickly. I'm using the Gitzo 3530 LSV with the Wimberley II which seems to be a very fine match. I'll probably pick up a monopod in the spring for the timesI need to be a bit more mobile.

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