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Old Apr 9, 2006, 7:32 AM   #1
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Here are a few pics of birds shot recently with a Sigma Bigma. Many of these birds spend the winter with us. They are just as bad a our kids. They eat us out of house and home and get mad when the food runs out. Woody



Grackle



Brown Thrasher with nest building materials



Eastern Bluebird



Carolina Chickadee drinking from our small fountain under carport



Mourning Dove



Mockingbird



House Finch



Grackle with an attitude



Downy Woodpecker



Female Cowbird



Male Cardinal



Female Cardinal



Ruby Crowned Kinglet



and finally a Goldfinch.
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Old Apr 9, 2006, 8:39 AM   #2
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Wow! those are spectacular - esp. the bluebird - is that rain on his back? Love the stripes on the goldfinch too. You have the same birds we have now in N. Georgia,
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Wow what an excellant series of photos, I have no idea what a Sigma Bigma is, but whatever it is, it has done the job.
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Old Apr 9, 2006, 9:04 AM   #4
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Wonderful picturesI really like them thanks for posting!!
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Old Apr 9, 2006, 9:44 AM   #5
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The "Bigma" is a 50-500mm zoom lens made by Sigma. It's a rather large lens, hence the name "Bigma". Best to use a tripod or atleast a monopod since it is not the fastest lens. 6.3 at 500mm. It's fairly sharp for a super zoom. I appreciate your comments. Woody
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Yep...that's rain on it's back. It was storming and I had to use a flash. The house sparrows run off the Bluebirds, so I photograph them when theystop by. Woody
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The "Bigma" is a 50-500mm zoom lens made by Sigma. It's a rather large lens, hence the name "Bigma". Best to use a tripod or atleast a monopod since it is not the fastest lens. 6.3 at 500mm. It's fairly sharp for a super zoom. I appreciate your comments. Woody
What a series of Songbirds:!::!:

I also own the Bigma, and when I bought it, I figured a coupla of months and I would be shooting handheld - And although I did meet ONE guy who could shoot it hand held when extended, that wasn't me...:shock:

With a Monopode I don't have a problem. It's heavy, and it extends almost 14 inches.

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i seriously considered the Bigma, just for the extra 100mm of reach... on my 30D, that would translate to an 800mm equivalent lens. but the Bigma isn't stabilized, and the EX 80-400 is, so i opted for that one instead. it's only marginally smaller - 12" extended, or 16" with the hood, but i can hand-hold it at full zoom and get clear shots, thanks to the stabilization. and since shooting birds in flight from a tripod usually doesn't work well, i wanted something i could shoot by hand and get decent shots.
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Great series, Woody!
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Old Apr 9, 2006, 11:37 PM   #10
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Primo!!!

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