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Old Apr 13, 2006, 1:47 PM   #1
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I just got back from a wonderful trip to the Northern Ca. coast were I was able to really ring-out my new Sigma Macro lens. Here are just a few shots from the over 300 that I took during that trip. Comments are welcomed. The first is a White-crowned Sparrow taking a look around.

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Another White-crowned Sparrow a little more relaxed. Notice the band on the right leg.

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This goose was really giving me the eye.


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Old Apr 13, 2006, 1:50 PM   #4
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A gull that made a close pass.

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Another gull soaring on the wind.

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Finally a close up of the center of a Rock-Rose, I think. I am not very good with flower names.

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Ok, really, this is it. A Black bird in the rain.

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Old Apr 13, 2006, 8:25 PM   #8
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Steve......man,those are some sharp images! An excellentjob on those. Did you use a tripod for any of them? I just bought the Sigma 70-200 F/2.8 EXand it is NICE!
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VERY nice!!!!!
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Thanks VP and drewaz. In first two shots of the sparrow I set the camera down on the railing, and crouched over to look through the viewfinder to compose the shots and focus. He was only about 4-5 feet away. All of the other shots were hand held. I did use the on board flash for the extreme close-up of the Rock Rose (I think) now I am not so sure. All the best, Steve
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