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Old Mar 19, 2011, 10:15 PM   #1
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Default Great Egret Shot sequence

The following is a sequence of 6 frames taken of a Great Egret in the process of
catching and consuming a fish.
E-30 + 50-200mm ED lens + EC14telecon:











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Wow, Zig! These are outstanding! Perfect timing.
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Zig, those are very good. With the right person using it the E30/50 200/EC14 is a winning combination. I wish I could get a handle on the 510 blowing highlights with white birds and bright objects but so far short of adjusting for every shot which is tough in the middle of a BIFF : ) I haven't figured it out. Very nice
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.......yes, very nice sequence.
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Hi Zig

Man oh man.. thats a pretty impressive sequence, esp the first shot as the waters frozen perfectly. Hand held or not ?

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Dittos again zig!!!
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Hi Gary/ Bob / Steven,

thanks for the kind words. And I'm hoping that I'm not boring you guys with these shots.

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Man oh man.. thats a pretty impressive sequence, esp the first shot as the waters frozen perfectly. Hand held or not ?

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Hi Harj,

Thanks. The shots were taken with the E-30 mounted onto a Velbon monopod.
I find that with the monopod I can kneel down on the waters edge and wait as long as necessary (sometimes upwards of 20 minutes) for the bird that I'm following actually goes after a baitfish. I've tried doing that hand held and simply can't go for that length of time before my hands start to quiver.

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Zig, those are very good. With the right person using it the E30/50 200/EC14 is a winning combination. I wish I could get a handle on the 510 blowing highlights with white birds and bright objects but so far short of adjusting for every shot which is tough in the middle of a BIFF : ) I haven't figured it out. Very nice
Hi Eric,

I understand how you feel about the E-510. It was the camera that I used for a couple of years prior to upgrading to the E-30. I don't believe that I would be able to get anything close to the results you see here with the E-510.

Having said that, the E-510, at lower ISO settings really did deliver cleaner images than my E-30 does at the same ISO. However, the E-30 excels in so many other areas that I'm happy to clean up the little noise I get in exchange for the capabilities and ease of use the E-30 offers.

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