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Old Jan 17, 2011, 7:16 PM   #1
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Some more images from the Arboretum, this time captured with the 70-300 f4-5.6 Zuiko. I have used this lens with the Pen E-PL1 and have captured some really sharp images with it. Coupled with the E5, it's hard to see much to complain about, either.

These closeups were processed with Olympus Viewer II. Noise filter set to Low and, in some cases, I changed the color style from Natural to Vivid. The camera was set to cloudy white balance as a warming effect. I also processed these in Adobe Camera RAW with a cooler color approach and have both loaded to my E5 page if you want to see the differences in the files.









Standing over this leaf, the 70mm setting was too long, so I switched to the 50-200 SWD..



Couple of feathered friends, captured with the 70-300 and processed in Adobe Camera RAW, Photoshop CS5..



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Old Jan 17, 2011, 7:48 PM   #2
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The 70-300 worked really well in these and the mockingbird is very nice with typical attitude, did it charge & dive bomb you for not asking permission.........
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No, but he/she did stand there for a while and stared me down.
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Last weekend I tossed my last Windows machine, bought a MAC mini to replace it...

The other toy I bought at the Apple store was a 3G iPAD, WOW! What a machine, for viewing photos it is just amazingly good and it has become my favorite 'forum machine'.....for the time being.
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My daughter worked at Best Buy last year for a period of time and picked up an iPad using her employee discount. They are impressive.
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Very good results with the 70-300mm. A lens that almost never sees the light of day at my house.

The focus on the mockingbird and Jay, in particular, is very accurate. Especially, considering all the branches, berries, etc., that the camera could have focused on instead.

Thanks for sharing.

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My daughter worked at Best Buy last year for a period of time and picked up an iPad using her employee discount. They are impressive.
Take a look at the Photogene application. With the Camera Connectivity Kit ... the iPad is a very impressive little computer to store and do basic editing on the road
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Very good results with the 70-300mm. A lens that almost never sees the light of day at my house.

The focus on the mockingbird and Jay, in particular, is very accurate. Especially, considering all the branches, berries, etc., that the camera could have focused on instead.

Thanks for sharing.

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Hi, Zig. The mockingbird looks even better after applying the customized E5 profile I just set up..

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I would have to agree.

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Last weekend I tossed my last Windows machine, bought a MAC mini to replace it...

The other toy I bought at the Apple store was a 3G iPAD, WOW! What a machine, for viewing photos it is just amazingly good and it has become my favorite 'forum machine'.....for the time being.
I picked up an Android tablet a little while back, Bob. While it's not the latest & greatest, it's a LOT of fun and I anticipate it will be pretty handy on those vacations when I want to upload to my webhost for an immediate backup. Most hotels/motels/cabins now have wifi and I picked up a small (120 gig) external drive that works real well with it. It will be good for checking in the forum, too!
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