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Old Dec 23, 2010, 5:45 AM   #1
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Default [pics] Grey Fantail & White-naped Honeyeater

This photograph was one of my first shot using Aperture Priority mode. I’d been reading various user experiences with the Zuiko 70-300mm lens and most people had found this lens to be at its sharpest at f8.0 aperture. After shooting with the Olympus E620 for about six months, I was comfortable enough to step out of Auto mode & try some of the manual controls.

Unfortunately the light was ordinary (again!), & my efforts were hampered by the constant movements of this very active little Fantail whom wasn’t very keen to come out of the shadows & have its picture taken. This was about the only image I was reasonably happy with.

June 6th, 2010
Cranbourne, Victoria
Olympus E620
Zuiko 70-300mm lens

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The weather was a little bit better for this particular visit to Healsville Sanctuary. These beautiful little White-naped Honeyeaters are natives to the Sanctuary; dozens of them dart in & out of one of the larger bird enclosures as they feed on the food provided for the captive Blue-faced Honeyeaters. This is the perfect opportunity to photograph these birds as this species usually resides high in the forest canopy.

These little honeyeaters are incredibly quick & it was difficult to get a decent capture of them without some sort of motion blur, particularly as my shutter speeds were a bit slower than I would have liked as the sun kept hiding behind the clouds. I managed this photograph when the sun made a brief appearance from behind the clouds.

The White-naped Honeyeater is one of my favourite honeyeater species. Their olive-yellow back & the almost fluorescent orange ‘eye shadow’ are quite striking.

June 14th, 2010
Healsville, Victoria
Olympus E620
Zuiko 70-300mm lens

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Old Dec 23, 2010, 12:19 PM   #2
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Great shots. Nice to be able to compare with the same gear I'm currently using.
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What the fantail image lacked (which ain't much!) was certainly made up for in the honey-eater image. Did you liquidate the 70-300mm in favor of the 50-200mm?
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Old Dec 24, 2010, 3:48 AM   #4
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Did you liquidate the 70-300mm in favor of the 50-200mm?
Kinda.. I kept the 70-300mm for a couple of months after I purchased the 50-200 SWD & EC14, but it just wasn't getting any use so I sold it and used the funds for an EC20
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The first is really quite good considering your lack of good light...

Both are very beautiful captures...!
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