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Old Aug 31, 2011, 8:57 PM   #1
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Gary has been posting some nice birds shots lately. Thought I would share a few recent ones also.









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Hi Steven,

Well done!

Exceptional clarity. The colors are also extremely vibrant. I like the fact that the feather detail really stands out.

These couldn't been taken with the 50-200mm lens, could they?

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Hi Steven,

Well done!

Exceptional clarity. The colors are also extremely vibrant. I like the fact that the feather detail really stands out.

These couldn't been taken with the 50-200mm lens, could they?

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LOL. Can you tell that I like that Lens? It hasn't been off my camera since I got it. The only problem is that I have been so busy, I have not really had time to take many pictures. Basically only shot for two hours at Lowery Park last Saturday. So I'm still on the low end of the learning curve with the 50-200mm. Come to think of it, I'm still trying to learn the E-3.
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Come to think of it, I'm still trying to learn the E-3.
Yeah, we can tell by the crappy photos you're taking. Not!

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+1. That's what separates a good bird photo from a great one.

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Hi Steve

That first one is a cracker and not having the 50-200, I keep on forgetting how razor thin the DOF is even at F4.

Have you tried any bifs with the new setup yet ??

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Colour, clarity and carrots. The 3 C's in assessing a diamond. All that's missing here is the carrots...

Sharp as a tack and outstanding colour.
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Fantastic, the amount of detail is just "scary" to me.

Love the pictures, specially the wood duck.
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Fantastic, the amount of detail is just "scary" to me.

Love the pictures, specially the wood duck.
Thanks MarceloLI. And these are ooc JPEGS.

Since I don't own Photoshop and usually don't have enough time to do any extensive PP, instead I let the camera do more of the work, by using the Oly camera menu to bump up the sharpness a little and choosing to shoot in the Oly vivid mode.

I figured those items would be the most common adjustments in post processing anyway, so let the camera do it for you. However, when I do a routine comparison shot in Natural mode, I usually don't see much, if any, real difference, so not sure that Vivid really changes the colors that much.

IMHO I think the E-3 is impressive, and my initial impression of the 50-200mm is that it definitely is an outstanding lens.
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