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gjtoth Feb 19, 2011 5:58 PM

Good day for the 70-300mm
 
Nice, bright day for the eater of light :D

http://toths.us/Piwigo/galleries/Birds_3/P2193750.JPG

http://toths.us/Piwigo/galleries/Birds_3/P2193756.JPG

folob Feb 19, 2011 6:23 PM

Pretty good job :)

eharrim Feb 19, 2011 6:43 PM

Very nice bud. I love the cards

boBBrennan Feb 19, 2011 7:28 PM

.....these are really nice Gary, look for light & SHOOT! Good Job here

folob Feb 19, 2011 8:43 PM

70-300mm
 
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I am not that great with birds. However, I was able to get that one using my "old" E-500 with the 70-300mm (f5.6, 1/200, ISO 100). That big guy was about 100 feet away from me and the picture was taken at 45 degrees (looking up the hill). Shot taken at the Jasper National Park (http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/jasper/index.aspx).

Scouse Feb 20, 2011 11:53 AM

We don't get the Cardinal up here Gary, so it's always a pleasure seeing great photos of them. Did see a few in Baja though. The Chickadees come in droves and always seem to have nuthatches tagging along with them. Nice shots!

Folob: Good shot with the old (my primary camera) 500. Well composed but looks like a long stretch for the unstabilized old guy (camera that is:)) with the 70-300 at that speed. Majestic pose though.

tkurkowski Feb 20, 2011 12:42 PM

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Originally Posted by Scouse (Post 1201940)
Folob: Good shot with the old (my primary camera) 500. Well composed but looks like a long stretch for the unstabilized old guy (camera that is:)) with the 70-300 at that speed. Majestic pose though.

But when you put the Leica Vario-Elmarit 14-50mm on it, with that lens' OIS the combination becomes a great daylight rig, especially with that Kodak sensor's colors.

I had to go to expensive Oly cameras and glass to shoot available light indoors without flash, but the E500 with the Leica lens lives in my car as my "best" camera (i.e. the one you actually have with you when you want to shoot an image). :)

Ted

folob Feb 20, 2011 12:52 PM

The E-500 was a very good camera. After a couple of years, I moved to the E-520 and I was very happy with it (if fact, I loved it better than the 500 ... but not by much ... thanks for the IS). I am still learning my new E-30 and fighting with the fact that my finders are not very long :( well ... not much I can do for that! :)

As for the big horn shot above, I was in some kind of ravine and it was way above me ... so I was very cautious (they can charge you if they want), tried to be stable as much as possible and, more than anything else, tried to keep it in focus :)

Gilles

folob Feb 20, 2011 1:03 PM

70-300 Sequence of shots (1)
 
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There is just a sample of the shots taken before the one posted yesterday:

tkurkowski Feb 20, 2011 1:06 PM

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Originally Posted by folob (Post 1201970)
As for the big horn shot above, I was in some kind of ravine and it was way above me ... so I was very cautious (they can charge you if they want), tried to be stable as much as possible and, more than anything else, tried to keep it in focus :)

Gilles

All things considered it's a very good photo - I've seen a lot of them in southern Nevada but rarely had an opportunity to photograph one. They really are much better at charging than we are, especially on mountain slopes - they get a lot more practice... :)

Ted

folob Feb 20, 2011 1:15 PM

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more ... (note: they are not that bad at charging ... in October. However, at spring....)

tkurkowski Feb 20, 2011 1:26 PM

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Originally Posted by folob (Post 1201977)
more ... (note: they are not that bad at charging ... in October. However, at spring....)

So you're saying that in the spring the females are looking at Gilles and going "Hmmm" and the males are saying - get this dude out of here? :):):)

ted

folob Feb 20, 2011 1:38 PM

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Originally Posted by tkurkowski (Post 1201980)
So you're saying that in the spring the females are looking at Gilles and going "Hmmm" and the males are saying - get this dude out of here? :):):)

ted

To make a short story ... yeap. They are not as bad as black bears (or Grizzlys) but they can give you a serous headache :) ... so better safe than sorry (this is when you love your 70-300mm) :)

It is "funny" to see tourists on a side road trying to take pictures of big horns from 6 feet away ... and sometime with toddlers in their arms...

tkurkowski Feb 20, 2011 1:44 PM

Yeah - I've watched people at Yellowstone walk right up to a moose to take a picture. (Do they not get how large a moose is? Most horses are smaller.)

I have the impression that the park rangers there, feel that Charles Darwin was correct - natural selection removes the idiots in the species. And we're not talking about the moose...

Ted

Scouse Feb 20, 2011 2:07 PM

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Originally Posted by tkurkowski (Post 1201990)
Yeah - I've watched people at Yellowstone walk right up to a moose to take a picture. (Do they not get how large a moose is? Most horses are smaller.)

I have the impression that the park rangers there, feel that Charles Darwin was correct - natural selection removes the idiots in the species. And we're not talking about the moose...

Ted

Buffalo are good for working the Darwin theory. My Daughter used to work in Jellystone, the workers there are VERY cautious around Buffalo.

Hoping that I can earn a bit of money this year and pick up a used E620 or even a E30.....PRIORITIES...!


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