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Old May 23, 2009, 9:54 PM   #1
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Sigma 70-200 f2.8 @ 200mm

All cropped: crow was about 1/6th and the others were about 1/4th the height of landscape oriented frame


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Old May 24, 2009, 12:09 AM   #2
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Nice lens, looks like you're having fun with it. Nice and sharp at 200mm.

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Old May 25, 2009, 1:51 AM   #3
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thanks. and i am having a great time with it

i'm quite impressed really; it doesn't really have the reach for birding, but its a great all-purpose zoom....
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Old May 25, 2009, 8:04 PM   #4
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Very nice photos.
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Old May 28, 2009, 10:16 AM   #5
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Very nice photos.
thanks! i particularly enjoy the "AWW!" factor of the sparrow working on his nest
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Old May 29, 2009, 2:23 AM   #6
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Nice series. It's not always easy to get good exposure on a black bird like the crow, or a bright white bird, but you did it,
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Nice series. It's not always easy to get good exposure on a black bird like the crow, or a bright white bird, but you did it,
So far, I've noticed that its hard to get proper exposure of ANY bird, its hard to control the direction the sun is coming from and you often get wonderful (yet very boring) black silhouettes of birds.

I attribute the crow to sheer luck, unfortunately I didn't get any luck in the focus department...
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Old Jun 3, 2009, 10:12 AM   #8
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Great job.
very nice light, texture, model, just about the wall it maybe can better.
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Old Jun 3, 2009, 10:57 AM   #9
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Great job.
very nice light, texture, model, just about the wall it maybe can better.

pardon me, i don't quite understand what you mean about the 'wall'
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Great shots Coner, looks like a great lens. I just picked up the sigma 70-300 APO , I wish I could of been able to afford the 2.8. Maybe next time. Keep up the great work.
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