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Old Feb 19, 2011, 4:58 PM   #1
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Old Feb 19, 2011, 5:23 PM   #2
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Pretty good job
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Very nice bud. I love the cards
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.....these are really nice Gary, look for light & SHOOT! Good Job here
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Old Feb 19, 2011, 7:43 PM   #5
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I am not that great with birds. However, I was able to get that one using my "old" E-500 with the 70-300mm (f5.6, 1/200, ISO 100). That big guy was about 100 feet away from me and the picture was taken at 45 degrees (looking up the hill). Shot taken at the Jasper National Park (http://www.pc.gc.ca/pn-np/ab/jasper/index.aspx).
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We don't get the Cardinal up here Gary, so it's always a pleasure seeing great photos of them. Did see a few in Baja though. The Chickadees come in droves and always seem to have nuthatches tagging along with them. Nice shots!

Folob: Good shot with the old (my primary camera) 500. Well composed but looks like a long stretch for the unstabilized old guy (camera that is) with the 70-300 at that speed. Majestic pose though.
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Folob: Good shot with the old (my primary camera) 500. Well composed but looks like a long stretch for the unstabilized old guy (camera that is) with the 70-300 at that speed. Majestic pose though.
But when you put the Leica Vario-Elmarit 14-50mm on it, with that lens' OIS the combination becomes a great daylight rig, especially with that Kodak sensor's colors.

I had to go to expensive Oly cameras and glass to shoot available light indoors without flash, but the E500 with the Leica lens lives in my car as my "best" camera (i.e. the one you actually have with you when you want to shoot an image).

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Old Feb 20, 2011, 11:52 AM   #8
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The E-500 was a very good camera. After a couple of years, I moved to the E-520 and I was very happy with it (if fact, I loved it better than the 500 ... but not by much ... thanks for the IS). I am still learning my new E-30 and fighting with the fact that my finders are not very long well ... not much I can do for that!

As for the big horn shot above, I was in some kind of ravine and it was way above me ... so I was very cautious (they can charge you if they want), tried to be stable as much as possible and, more than anything else, tried to keep it in focus

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Default 70-300 Sequence of shots (1)

There is just a sample of the shots taken before the one posted yesterday:
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As for the big horn shot above, I was in some kind of ravine and it was way above me ... so I was very cautious (they can charge you if they want), tried to be stable as much as possible and, more than anything else, tried to keep it in focus

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All things considered it's a very good photo - I've seen a lot of them in southern Nevada but rarely had an opportunity to photograph one. They really are much better at charging than we are, especially on mountain slopes - they get a lot more practice...

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