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Old Feb 16, 2015, 8:34 PM   #1
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went back this afternoon to see if I could get some shots of the pygmy owl in better light than I had last time. well, the light was better, definitely, but I had to contend with a couple of pesky twigs on the branch he was perched on... I guess there's always something, huh? but that Tamron lens is very sharp - the only sharpening these required was to compensate for compression when I resized these for the web... shot at 550mm, 1/800 @ f/9 using a monopod.





same as above, but 1/500...

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Old Feb 16, 2015, 10:11 PM   #2
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Love the shots. If i had time I'd try to find the little guy myself. Much impressed with the Tamron, but not surprised, after all some of the old SP adaptall2 lenses are still sharp even today.

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Great subject and great lighting.
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Great shots, Rocky! Love this little guy!
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Actually, the twigs make a nice framing for the owl! Well done.
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Love the shots. If i had time I'd try to find the little guy myself. Much impressed with the Tamron, but not surprised, after all some of the old SP adaptall2 lenses are still sharp even today.
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thanks, John. I agree... I still have an old Tamron 24-135 that is quite good, at least on my crop body. it's a tad soft in the corners for my 5D2, though...

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thanks, Kevin.

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Great shots, Rocky! Love this little guy!
thanks, WCKSer! he sure is cute... and so tiny!

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Actually, the twigs make a nice framing for the owl! Well done.
thanks, Penolta!
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