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Old Feb 6, 2009, 6:02 PM   #1
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Seems that this fella is a regular visitor to my feeder. Trouble is he's very fast and doesn't stick around past the early morning. So, I've got to try and take a shot of him b4 8am.

All in all, considering I'm shooting through a storm window, it's an oaky shot with a razor thin DOF, ISO800, F3.2, 1/200sec.

If anyone is interested in knowing, I'm using an Olympus E-510 w/50-200mm f2.8 ED lens.

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Old Feb 6, 2009, 10:08 PM   #2
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What a cute little guy. I love the character this little guy exudes. It's as if he's singing you a song.... Or maybe he's telling you to top off the feeder. :lol:

Very nice.
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Old Feb 7, 2009, 9:56 PM   #3
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Great photo, very cute.
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Old Feb 10, 2009, 5:04 AM   #4
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Thanks Steve , Flutelady

Once in a whileI get lucky.
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How close were you to the feeder when this was taken Zig? Very good detail here.

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Old Feb 10, 2009, 5:52 AM   #6
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I have a bird feeder hanging from an arm outside my office window at home. My camera is mounted on a tripod with the lens about 4ft away from the feeder. The lens I most often use is a 50-200mm f2.8.

This particular shot wastaken at a focal length of 158mm, f3.2.

The good news at this distance is you're very close to the birds but this presents a bit of a DOF issue since the DOF is around .02ft-razor thin.

I'm also shooting thru a storm window which presennts a number of reflection issues, depending on the sun's location during the day.

Probably more than you wanted to know, sorry for that.

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No, that is exactly what I wanted to know. The glass must be a problem though. Plus the fact that any movement would lend to scare them away. I shoot from my front porch at ranges between 20 and 80 feet. I use a Bigma 50-500mm lens but the distance almost always insures lots less detail. Thank you for your answer.

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