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Old Aug 11, 2010, 7:59 PM   #1
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Default Robin's nest

This was taken at my father's camp... there was a nest near the camp and we could hear the chirps coming from it every half hour when the mother would feed her chicks...





Taken with the E-620 and 70-300mm.

On manual mode: f8, ISO800, 1/800.

I wish they were sharper - I might have to investigate AF spot location on the picture.
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What a great find. It always pays to bring along the camera.

Thanks for sharing................
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Glad you posted these: #1 captures a classic pose of the hungry young baby, you can almost hear him chirping for more food. And this provides another example of the benefit of having the Oly70-300. (I don't know why I haven't bought one yet. Must be because I don't have any extra money for more photo equipment!!)
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Excellent captures, particularly the first image. Happy you had the long lens too so you didn't have to get too close to them
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Love 'em! Once again the 70-300 comes through. I was pretty close to selling off all of my DSLR stuff. I'm so glad I kept it!
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I was pretty close to selling off all of my DSLR stuff.
Why?
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My thought too, why? temporary insanity?? LOL!
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My thought too, why? temporary insanity?? LOL!
Yeah, Steven. I guess that's as good a reason as any. When I first got the HS-10, I found myself using it more & more and the Oly less & less. Then, it reversed after I got the 18-180mm and now it's about even. I'm glad it didn't sell! While BOTH cameras are excellent IMO, they both excel in different areas. Each has features and strong points the other doesn't. To be sure, I would have been kicking myself from here to Chicago and back had I sold the Oly.
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Well Fuji cameras are very impressive. My wife and I have been using Fuji E-550s for a long time, as pocketable P&S cameras. To this day they are among the last zoom P&S cameras with an OVF.

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Well Fuji cameras are very impressive. My wife and I have been using Fuji E-550s for a long time, as pocketable P&S cameras. To this day they are among the last zoom P&S cameras with an OVF.

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The E-550 was/is a great li'l camera! Ultra-fast start-up time and good IQ. I found out the lens barrel had a propensity to stick so there were (and still might be) a lot of 'em on eBay dirt cheap. It's an easy fix. I picked up a bunch of 'em for some friends and showed them how to do the fix. They're still using them.
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