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Old Feb 28, 2005, 5:01 AM   #1
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Here's several different photos that I had taken with the new camera.

These were all w/ 20D, 100-400L @ 400, ISO 200, and 50% to 60 % crops of
the original.

First, saw my Mockingbird again. Same place, same bird, different day.

1/400 sec, f/7.1 (I think this guy is trying to do it's impression of a bird dog)


1/400 sec, f/7.1


1/1600 sec, f/7.1 (the spot mode worked well, didn't need a +1 2/3 EC which I tried, with almost disaterous results on the next photos)


1/400 sec, f/7.1, +EC 1 2/3 (Brain fart) . These two photos I thought were going to be totally lost.
When I first looked at the photos, they appeared totally washed out.
But, I was able to pull things back in ACR and this is the result.


1/400 sec, f/7.1, EC 1 2/3 (Brain fart) .
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Old Feb 28, 2005, 5:57 AM   #2
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these are all great shots, that camera seems to agree with you, wish I could upgrade now but no way can I afford it for some time. I love the bird that looks like a conehead:-)
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Old Feb 28, 2005, 6:26 AM   #3
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Really nice shots wood!
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Old Feb 28, 2005, 6:32 AM   #4
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Excellent shots! The 20D is working out well for you. I really like the little fellow peeking up from the snow.

Good work.

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Old Feb 28, 2005, 7:37 AM   #5
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I agree. Fantastic shots, every one.
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Old Feb 28, 2005, 8:47 AM   #6
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They are all great Woodmeister. You seem to have that new camera figured out well already. I especially like both pictures of the Mockingbird. The color is terrific.

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Old Feb 28, 2005, 8:47 AM   #7
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OOPs I hit the button twice

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Old Feb 28, 2005, 11:21 AM   #8
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Perfect exposure and great detail. The titmouse is my personal favorite as it has absolutely no obstructions. Exposure on the chipper (esp. the snow)is really fine but, then again, from your avatar it's clear that you put special attention towards the likes of that one.

I spent yesterday being fully and completely entertained by a group of squirrels attacking feeders in the woodland feeder area I frequent. In all there were 3 pairs, battling it out for territory. I would get about 2 inches from them trying to shoo them away from the feeders. I also got some funny extreme close-ups using the extender on the 200/1.8. Finallly, after trying to shoo one away about 7 times, almost petting it in order to softly shoo, andit finally got the message that I wasn't going to be a threat so it ignored my shoos next to completely, so I tossed up my arms and decided that this is nature at it's best, watched, chuckled, and took photos. They all got their fill (including birds), butat the proper and appropriate time, determined not by man but by nature itself.

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Old Mar 1, 2005, 4:51 AM   #9
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Thanks for the comments. Your right about the chippies Norm. I just think
they are just such a cute little rodents (an oxymoron?). And they are quite
plentiful in the woods around here. As for squirrels, I only need to look out my
windows at home. Living in a stand of oak trees, there is no shortage of them.
Instead of fighting them, I should probably just start taking pictures of them.
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Old Mar 1, 2005, 9:44 PM   #10
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Some really nice shots. That equipment combo is really working well for you.

Love that little cone head bird and the chipmunk peeking out.

My only nit is that they all look asmidge bright to my eye. But then I like photos a little darker than most folks i think.

The detail is excellent in all these shots. Well done!!
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