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Old Oct 18, 2009, 6:19 AM   #1
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Couldnt resisting shooting this black kite. Went in the balcony, ducked myself against the balcony wall and shot this with 70 - 300mm.
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Old Oct 18, 2009, 7:00 AM   #2
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Great Shot! good exposure, very sharp. Who needs a Bigma?

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Old Oct 18, 2009, 9:34 AM   #3
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.......with light and stability the 70-300 works very well; nicely done.
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Old Oct 18, 2009, 11:08 AM   #4
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Very nice shots! Well done!

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Old Oct 18, 2009, 4:46 PM   #5
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Thats nice and sharp.. very nice indeed!!

Don't see any BoP's around here in London - unless theyre in a zoo

We'd like to see some more please!

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Old Oct 18, 2009, 8:42 PM   #6
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Thanks everyone. I was quite nervous taking these pics since I was being instructed not to but just couldnt resist. The one I posted was the best of the lot. However here are a few more;

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I dont understand what caused the gradiation of the sky in this one. Maybe someone can share their experience with E-510 if they ever came across such a situation.
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Were you using the 70-300mm with the lens hood?
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Old Oct 18, 2009, 8:48 PM   #8
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Without it I'm afraid.
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That most probably is your issue. The hood prevents stray light from getting into the lens and compromising the image.

In bright Sun, it's always recommended that the hood be employed.

But I think I know why you didn't use it.

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Thanks Zig. The reason I'm not keen on using lens hood with the 70 - 300mm is because it becomes quite difficult to take if off specially when I have to store it in the bag. I have to grip the barrel of the lens in order to take off the hood and I just dont know if the barrel can sustain that much pressure everytime I grip it. Guess I'm too sensitive with my equipment.
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