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Old Feb 10, 2004, 11:41 PM   #1
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I chased this rascal around a local park for 15 minutes before I caught him somewhat still. Animals are hard without a long lens!
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Old Feb 10, 2004, 11:46 PM   #2
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You might try bringing french frys.
I don't think it is good for them, but here if you show up at a beach with frys the gulls, geese and ducks will mug you for them.

Local regulations may have something to say about feeding the wildlife though.
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Old Feb 11, 2004, 8:16 AM   #3
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Animals are hard without a long lens!
You trade one problem for another, though. The longer the lens, the more likely you are to suffer from even the tiniest bits of camera shake. Some of the photos I've taken this way look as if I'm being struck by lightning. Oh well, I probably deserved it.
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Old Feb 11, 2004, 9:55 AM   #4
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True, camera shake is bad, but I was more complaining that I don't have a long lens yet! I was very glad that the ducks I was shooting were docile at least. Here is a female:
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Old Feb 11, 2004, 11:32 AM   #5
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She looks like she's dreaming of summer and nests and cute little fuzzy things. More likely, she's thinking, "If this guy doesn't have a piece of bread for me, I'm going to sneak up behind him and quack real loud in his ear."

It doesn't matter how many gizmos you get for your camera. You'll never be satisfied. I have a longish lens. Now I want the really, really long lens. Once I get that, I'll probably want a new camera. Reminds me of when we remodeled our house. We got it all done, immediately sold it, and bought another house...which could use a little remodeling.
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Ahh yes the neverending whirlpool of need/want. How it pains us all.
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Old Feb 11, 2004, 1:01 PM   #7
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Ah, what you obviously need is the Canon 1200mm L series
I think it retails for about 75k

Speak NOT of remodeling and moving.

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= Now I want the really, really long lens. Once I get that, I'll probably want a new camera. Reminds me of when we remodeled our house. We got it all done, immediately sold it, and bought another house...which could use a little remodeling.
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i could handle a 800mm lens
i would have to duck tape it to my G2 though lol (it wouldn't work that great)
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