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Old Mar 10, 2005, 8:28 PM   #1
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I got a chance to photograph a group of Cedar Waxwings in the process of catching bugs. What a treat it is to see these things dart up and down in quest for that juicy morsel.

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Old Mar 10, 2005, 8:50 PM   #2
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These are some great in flight shots Norm!!! BTW, you got bugs!!!! Things must
be thawing quick in your neck of the woods!! The only bugs moving around
here are of the Volkwagen species!
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Old Mar 10, 2005, 9:57 PM   #3
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Hi woodmeister, yeah, the melt has been spectacular up here. Pools of slush and water are all over the place. It's supposed to get a bit colder by week's end so I'll take what I can get. Sure is a nice change. I picked up a 400/5.6, just delivered today, so I hope to spend a few hours testing it out tomorrow. If it works out I'll keep it and if it doesn't I'll send it back at the beginning of next week. I used the 200 with 1.4x extender for these ones. If the 400 is anything similar at 400mm I'll be keeping it.

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Old Mar 10, 2005, 10:08 PM   #4
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Indeed they are very good Normcar, especially the first one. Reminds me of looking up at an airliner with the landing gear drawn up just before disappearing inside. :lol:
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Old Mar 10, 2005, 10:14 PM   #5
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Thanks Houston, I guess I'm lucky that it didn't crapola on my nicely washed hair.:-)
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Old Mar 11, 2005, 7:53 AM   #6
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Not to be a ditto-head, but from one Norm to another, "Ditto." Love those on-the-wing-shots.
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As usual, Norm, superb shots. The third is my favorite. I really like the position of the wings you captured.
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Old Mar 11, 2005, 6:13 PM   #8
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I have nightmares over trying to photography swallows. These are really awesome! I like 1 of course, and number three, but why choose?

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Old Mar 11, 2005, 7:16 PM   #9
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Norm, mullen, and Dave, great to hear from you on these ones and thanks for the kind words. I was quite happy with number 1 for sure, as the colors and sharpness often do not come together in one package like this one.
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Norm, mullen, and Dave, great to hear from you on these ones and thanks for the kind words. I was quite happy with number 1 for sure, as the colors and sharpness often do not come together in one package like this one.
What I find most difficult with my current digi (Oly C-755) is the dynamic range involved; the underside of the bird is almost always significantly darker than the bright sky behind, so exposures are a nightmare. Gotta get an DSLR.
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