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Old Jul 24, 2005, 2:32 AM   #1
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Hi Folks,

My photos for today, ready for comments/critiques. All were taken hand w/Sigma 50-500 and most were at 500mm. Flash was used on the small birdie pics as they were in heavy shade. I thinking I may start using manual mode when using the flash so I can get to that 1/500 sync speed! That will have to wait till next Saturday!

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American Crows cavorting



Super Chickadee catches a speeding bullet!



Young Sparrow, things are looking up!



House Finch, a natural redhead!



Great Blue Heron performing a low-level flyby, the roar was deafening!



Waiting for the next sortie.



Young Eagle rolls in, locked on target.

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Old Jul 24, 2005, 6:43 AM   #2
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Very nice series, Ed.
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Old Jul 24, 2005, 6:43 PM   #3
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Nice variety of shots edorfox. That is one fast chickadee, it caught that bullet from behind! Great caption.
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Old Jul 25, 2005, 5:12 PM   #4
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an excellent variety show!!! i really like the cavorting crows!!! and the "bullet catcher" is really neat. all are fairly well done!!

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Excellent edorfox. I thought you must be from the area where I live. Just south in Washington-hi neighbour. We see many the same example here just north of the border. I like the eagle. Looks like a grizzled old timer to me. And the catching the bullet shot too. Well done........cheers..........thekman.
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Old Jul 25, 2005, 10:46 PM   #6
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Excellent series, Ed, I can see that you are now beginning to sense the power of that lens and you are definitely learning how to use it properly. It's a lens that if you learn how to talk to it it will do what you want it to do. Sounds a bit strange, but anyone who spends any good amount of time with the 50-500 will agree.

Excellent!
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Old Jul 26, 2005, 12:33 AM   #7
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Hi,

Thank you all for taking the time to comment. Yes, I thought it was a fairly good series of "keepers", what you don't see and probably already know, is that there were many that "hit the cutting room floor". I am trying so hard to reduce that number. The lens is becoming more familiar as each week goes by but, it still frustrates me now and then requiring such high shutter speeds. There are so many things I want to experiment with, bracketing for one but, finding the time is difficult. Still, this is great fun! :-)

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Really nice series. The only thing I would add is that all the birds look well groomed,
except for the chickadee. He looks kind of ragged (the bird, not the photo quality).
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