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Old Mar 15, 2011, 11:58 PM   #1
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Default A few shots from the local duck pond.

My fiancÚ and I took our dog walking at the campus duck pond today, so I thought I'd take along my new 70-300 DO IS and try it out in the "wild" for the first time. Since I had to keep up with the pup, there wasn't a lot of time for stopping and thinking, but here're a few that turned out reasonably well (and a bonus shot of Rusty!).

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Rusty!


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Old Mar 16, 2011, 12:50 AM   #2
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Nice lens, I'm sure you'll grow to love it in time. I have the Tamron 70-300 for my Sony, and it still amazes me after two and a half years. You managed to get some nice shots, in spite of your (hindrance). 1, 2, and 5 are my favorites, and, of course, Rusty!
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Old Mar 16, 2011, 2:17 PM   #3
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Thanks for the comments, I was pretty excited to get #5. Wish I'd been closer to get more detail on the spray (that's a pretty healthy crop as it is), but for being on the opposite side of the pond, i'm definitely satisfied with it.
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Old Mar 17, 2011, 3:17 PM   #4
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Enjoyed having a "gander" at your shots - really lovely and well sharp. Love No.4, that wee chaps feathers are just brill.
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I've seen a duck near my house that looked like your #4 and I assumed it was some sort of injury. Then I saw your shot and did online search to find out that they are actually called the Crested Duck!!! Learned something new today.

Really nice shots, BTW!
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Love the detail of the feathers in #1. Well done.
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