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Old Nov 29, 2004, 4:16 PM   #1
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Shot taken today, hand held, full zoom
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Old Nov 30, 2004, 11:25 AM   #2
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Looks like a woodpecker, Geoffs should be able to get the actual name.
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Old Nov 30, 2004, 1:16 PM   #3
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Looks like a downy woodpecker. See http://www.nwtrek.org/Animals/birds/...woodpecker.jpg
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Old Nov 30, 2004, 1:22 PM   #4
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I've looked at some of your other pics and you seem to have a real knack for taking bird photos. However, some the Raynox lens photos do not seem really sharp to me. Do you think there is some "sweet spot" with the camera settings that can overcome this.

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Old Nov 30, 2004, 4:01 PM   #5
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Perhaps, I need to do some experimenting. Almost all of these shots were taken with F 2.8 aperature so I could have the fastest shutter speed possible for hand held shots. I could try a more middle aperature setting. Also, it is probably highly recommendable to use a tripod even though the FZ 20 has image stabalization at such a long zoom range, almost equivalent to 1000mm.
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Old Nov 30, 2004, 4:31 PM   #6
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A 1000mm handheld?! I'd say very good shot. Amazing you could even "find" the little bugger at that focal length. I have trouble getting them at 432mm. Lol. You could always sharpen them a bit in ps. Cheers.......thekman
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