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Old Jan 16, 2012, 11:41 AM   #1
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Oly E-3, 50-200mm at full 200mm, ISO 800, f5.6, 1/250, no PP.



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Old Jan 16, 2012, 2:42 PM   #2
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Nice shots Steven.
I can't get near them here, they spook so easily. I even built a nesting box for them in which they show an interest each spring and then "chicken" out.
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Nice shots Steven.
I can't get near them here, they spook so easily. I even built a nesting box for them in which they show an interest each spring and then "chicken" out.
Hi Ken: I can't claim any special ability to get close, that is always credited to where I live. The two legged human kind are not the only regular tourists we have here. Combine that with the fact that there are so many bodies of water where birds, tourists and the locals,all congregate. So in many spots you get areas where the water birds act rather complacent to be around humans. (Maybe they sense that in the tourist areas there is no hunting allowed.) Combine that with the many theme parks where everything is loud and noisy anyway, and it makes for great photographic opportunities.
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You are quite lucky to have such co operative wildlife. Excellent shots though they do show the ISO noise issues that drove me away from Olympus.

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Very nice. I don't think I've ever gotten closer than 40 or 50 yards from a wood duck.
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Pretty pictures Steve!

@ Jelow196, this is low noise what you see and that can be removed very easy.
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Pretty pictures Steve!

@ Jelow196, this is low noise what you see and that can be removed very easy.
Yes it can be PP-ed out but at ISO 800 these days that really shouldn't be necessary for an SLR at the size posted. All a matter of taste I know but I do a lot of shooting at hi ISOs and have never found Oly to be as good at it. Whatever else they have going for them noise has always been a problem. My Kx produces cleaner pics at 1600 for sure and possibly even 3200, haven't really shot enough of those with a dark background to know.

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Steven,

I love wood ducks and you captured this one very well.

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Same from me, Steven - you captured it very well.

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