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Old Dec 20, 2004, 10:30 AM   #1
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Today I tried a bit more with the 20D.
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ISO 800
Sigma 80-400OS
Sigma EX 1.4x Extender









Now I'm hoping for better weather to try some ISO 100 shots .

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Old Dec 20, 2004, 11:19 AM   #2
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WOW! Great shots Frank!
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Old Dec 20, 2004, 3:57 PM   #3
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Thanks although I must say it was a strange experience I was thinking why not place a hairlight over there LOL.
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Old Dec 20, 2004, 5:00 PM   #4
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The first one is good, the last one superb. The bird reallyleaps out from the bkgrdand feather, leg and foot area is great. It seems that the panning OS on that Sigma is working nicely. I've seen some very fine photos with that lens and it appears to hold the extender well (I'm assuming that's a Sigma extender).
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Old Dec 20, 2004, 7:11 PM   #5
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Frank, you do birds too? Your bird portraits are getting to be as good as your people portraits but, as you mentioned, there is no studio lighting available.

The motion blur in the first shot is kind of wierd to my eye but still a nice shot. The second picture, as Norm mentioned, is extremely good.

These were taken at 560mm with the 1.4x TC?
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Old Dec 20, 2004, 10:36 PM   #6
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~ I am drawn to the second shot. It's sharp,in focus and you got the its full wing spread in mid flight. The secondpicture really is superb! It jumps out at you and makes you look twice. Great job!~

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Old Dec 21, 2004, 4:52 AM   #7
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Hi,
I use a 1.4x Sigma EX convertor indeed making it a 400mmx1.4= 560mm x 1.6x = 896mm

The panning is something I'm working on at the moment with this lens, it's a rather heavy lens so it takes some getting used to.

To be honest I started out in 2002 with nature photography and house and garden shots, I loved (and still love) action, you will rarely see a bird or a shot of me which don't include some sort of action/movement.

I only started out with models in 2004 (February) but I still do alot of sports and recently (well yesterday) started with birds again.

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Very nice, I love the second one, like many others have said it jumps out at you. Nice to see you taking some shots of birds (the feathered variety:-))
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Having made that comment, Im wondering if people overseas use the same slang as we Aussies, the saying here "going out to pull some birds" means going out looking for girls to pick up:-)Is the word Bird used to describe females elsewhere???
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I not sure about "bird" being used to refer to girls outside Aussie land, but there is the word "chick".
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