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Old Oct 22, 2005, 7:56 PM   #1
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Here are some shots of the chickadee with the 70-200L (non-IS). I'm enjoying this lens that I usually used for non-wildlife:

A favorite pose



Take-off



Nuthatch grabs air




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Old Oct 22, 2005, 9:02 PM   #2
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Some very nice shots Norm.... So clear and sharp. That kind of detail is something I have't been able to achieve. I'm saving for a faster lens ...but we all know its not just the equipment.
Beautiful work!
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Old Oct 23, 2005, 8:26 AM   #3
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Awesome shots, Norm!
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Old Oct 23, 2005, 8:51 AM   #4
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I love these take-off shots that you throw oout way. I find them disorientating...:lol:

And the birds don't...

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Old Oct 23, 2005, 9:22 AM   #5
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Great shots Norm. I was wondering if you used a flash for the shots? If so, are there any tricks you could pass on?

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Old Oct 23, 2005, 1:49 PM   #6
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Hi Norm and welcome back - I really love the last shot, it reminds me of one of those British jets that take off vertically. Nice catch !!
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cute lil things and as usual great shots:-)
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Old Oct 24, 2005, 9:05 PM   #8
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Thanks all, I appreciate the compliments and comments. I wish that I had more time to spend in the forum these days but I've been very busy at work lately and it's been tough to find time to get online long enough to do what I wish, especially regarding responses.

Jim, I find that shooting with a compensation of about -1/3 ti -2/3 is good for chickadees. I set my camera exposure equal to what I compensate for with the flash, and I always have the flash at high speed sync, of course, because I rarely shoot under 1/1000th and an iso of 400 to keep the shutter speeds up. I also find that shooting anywhere under F/4 is problematic if the goal is to have the entire subject in focus, and F/5.6 being a great compromise.
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