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Old Jun 20, 2010, 9:06 AM   #1
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Default Early Morning Birds.

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It was an overcast morning and these were taken with low shutter speed (1/60s to 1/100s) and high ISO (for the E-3 anyway) of either 800 or 1250. All with the E-3/300mm/EC-20 and all were wide open at f5.7. The grape jelly is a hit!!!

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The bright male was really nervious and I only got one OOF shot this morning. Here's the shots at the less brilliant birds.

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There's some serious detail in these images. Great angle of view in capturing them, too.
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Cool. How did they not come out blurry at that shutter speed
lovely detail...
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I was using a very good tripod/gimbal head which did its job well. It the bird moved at all, it was a wasted frame, and there were more than a few that were wasted.

600mm at f5.7 and 15 ft working distance does restrict depth of field, and there were quite a few that didn't work because of that too.

I liked the ones that did turn out though.
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Hi Greg,

As good as the 50-200mm ED lens is, the feather detail captured by the 300mm is just that much better. The first female cardinal image is just wonderful for it's clarity and barbule detail.

I love my 50-200mm ED, but I just don't get that resolution with it.

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