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Old Jan 2, 2011, 10:16 PM   #1
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Before going out of town again this weekend, I stopped by a local lake and tried out the E5 with the 50-200 SWD plus the EC20 teleconverter. This isn't my normal subject matter, but when I saw these communities of birds hanging out I had to give it a try.

These first guys, I have shot before with other combinations..

I wonder which one is the female?









This sort-of small lagoon area is one I have not seen before. I need to go back and work some more of this type subject. I didn't stick around for long as I had somewhere I needed to be going.







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Old Jan 2, 2011, 10:41 PM   #2
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Great Shots Greg, I am so in need of a long lens...I sold my 50-200 non-SWD and ended up buying an E-3 and 14-54 and never bought the newer version. I have a pair of Cooper's Hawks and Red Shouldered Hawks that live and thrive in my neighborhood....I have missed so many opportunities to capture them. Love them Egret shots!
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Old Jan 3, 2011, 6:16 AM   #3
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Hi greg,

I'm impressed with the clarity of the last 3 frames. The degree of detail is especially notable.

I love the question you posed relative to the first frame.

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Old Jan 3, 2011, 7:09 AM   #4
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Well, now that I'm determined to get the E-5, you go and add the 50-200mm w/EC20 as icing on the debt cake!

Excellent images, Greg. Hopefully, I'll be able to produce images of similar quality when my kit gets here. Of course, we may be waiting quite a while. But, I'm determined. Broke, but determined.
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Old Jan 3, 2011, 7:33 AM   #5
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Love those white pelicans!
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Loved the photos, and the question you posed had me laughing for a while.

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Old Jan 3, 2011, 11:58 AM   #7
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Great photos from Greg as usual. I happened to try the same lens combination on my E30 yesterday. At 200mm, it's at F7 so DOF is not a problem if you have enough light. Unfortunately I did not have good lighting while trying this combination so no keepers for me
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Great pictures, hand held or tripod ?
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Thanks. Hand held. I had the ISO manually set to 400 to keep the shutter speeds up.
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Beautiful images, I particularly #2 and #4 - what kind of birds are they?

The 50-200 & EC20 combo comes up a treat on the E5, wow!
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