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Old Aug 12, 2005, 2:59 AM   #1
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Ive been trying for months to catch a photo of these guys but they rarely work out due to the nature of these birds around here, they always never let me get close enough for the 300mm lens. Anyway they must be getting used to me being around as they did not take off today. I was still a good 100 metres from them but got these shots.










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Old Aug 12, 2005, 9:24 AM   #2
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Ohhh! Nice shots! You didn't even blow the highlights! Wonderful. They look very much like our own Great Egrets, except perhaps less green in the checks...

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Thanks, next aim is to get even closer so I can get some sharper shots
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Old Aug 12, 2005, 1:22 PM   #4
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Learning how to use a telescope for professional purposes is VERY time consuming. No f stops, manual focus only, etc, etc - but have you thought about picking bup one of the better tele-extenders? You can still use all features of the camera and lenses and depending on the type can get as much a a 2x magnification?

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AWESOME! I haven't been able to get even as close as you did here yet.
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Old Aug 12, 2005, 8:34 PM   #6
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Learning how to use a telescope for professional purposes is VERY time consuming. No f stops, manual focus only, etc, etc - but have you thought about picking bup one of the better tele-extenders? You can still use all features of the camera and lenses and depending on the type can get as much a a 2x magnification?

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could you use a 2x on a 100-300 lens without it getting dark shots?. I had that problem with one I had for my film camera.
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AWESOME! I haven't been able to get even as close as you did here yet.

Thanks, I just stood there for quite a long time not moving:-)I think they are getting a little more used to my being there. They will only let you so close. hopefully I might get closer in the future
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Old Aug 13, 2005, 2:06 PM   #8
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Hi ALady

The 1.4 makes you lose one F-stop, the 2, nakes you lose 2.

So, when you shoot you have to know the limitations...

But Egrets do quite well within these limitations.

I've used a 2 on my Sigma for Egrets without much problems. It WAS a problem with some other birds. Heck, my telescope limits me to F10.

Think of it as simply a different tool, and each tool has a purpose. If you're on a budget, it sure beats spending a $1,000 or a lot more on a new lens.

If you really have money, Nikon makes a 1900mm for only #72,000 :lol:

And I have this jar where I toss in quarters....

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The nikon sounds great, But Ive got a Canon:-)so I cant see me getting it out of next weeks wages
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Beautiful shots, Julie, congratulations on getting closer to these lovely birds. Maybe they saw you crying and felt sorry :G You took good advantage, nice going.
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