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Old Nov 27, 2010, 3:33 PM   #1
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Second day of trying to get some decent shots of the tiny birds in the snow...Had great fun (again) trying to take pictures of tiny birds in flight with the 70-300. Getting better slowly. Boy was it cold though. only managed an hour , twice , before my fingers froze. Hoping to get enough to put in my next video...


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Old Nov 27, 2010, 5:02 PM   #2
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Hi Alex,

These are very well done. And with the E-520 and the 70-300mm lens no less.

I love it.

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I really like that second image. Well done!
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I like them, very nice...!

I don't see many like this...
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Very unusual shots, good job.

(Hope the weather there warms up soon, for your sake and the birds.)
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Thanks. I have been taking advice and reading (on here) how to get snappy results from the 70-300 , I am making progress but I still don't get many shots like no.2
Its a very good lens when you get it just right..
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I especially like #2. You know exactly what's on its mind! PS: I thought the Gulf Stream kept the UK from getting that cold.
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I especially like #2. You know exactly what's on its mind! PS: I thought the Gulf Stream kept the UK from getting that cold.
the gulf stream stops the coast on the west , pembrokeshire etc freezing as much. 12 miles in from the coast last night (where I took these) it was -10.
I like no.2 too and actually like a lot of the not so good shots, its a bit fascinating freezing flying birds because the naked eye doesn't catch just how acrobatic they are
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12 miles in from the coast last night (where I took these) it was -10.
Wow. That's cold for any place between the Arctic circles. I guess in the US what we see about Britain (on television or movies) tends to be about London, so we don't think Britian gets that cold (or gets snow).

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Wow. That's cold for any place between the Arctic circles. I guess in the US what we see about Britain (on television or movies) tends to be about London, so we don't think Britian gets that cold (or gets snow).

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Just to correct myself , I have seen on the news that where I took these pictures was actually -18 last night. No wonder my lips went numb
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