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Old Mar 4, 2012, 10:15 PM   #1
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Ran across a nice Mountain Blue Bird who remained in the area long enough for me to mount the 50-200 and EC 20 - fully extended and a fair crop...but still pretty sharp. I rested the lens and camera on the hood of my truck - motor off!

E-30 50-200 EC 20 - click it and it gets bigger...




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Old Mar 5, 2012, 6:58 AM   #2
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Excellent, Jim! I wish you would post larger images - the size you post doesn't do them justice.

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Excellent, Jim! I wish you would post larger images - the size you post doesn't do them justice.

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Ted if you click on them a larger image opens...

Thanks for looking...

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Yowza! Nice stuff, Jim!
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Yowza! Nice stuff, Jim!

Thanks Gary - I got lucky and had the time to shoot a bunch and get that long lens and EC stable...it is very hard to handhold that thing with the EC 20 on it and get a real sharp picture...a monopod at the least and better to rest it on something or my big tripod....

Usually if I hand hold, I switch to S and shoot at about 1000th of a sec which helps and also shoot in burst mode with the 2nd or 3rd shot generally sharper. It helps.

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That is a nice capture and a neat looking bird. It really looks good when it is expanded out to the big size. Nice colors and the soft background blends in very well to keep attention on the subject.

(I have a hard enough time getting big Florida birds from close up. )
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Beautiful capture.
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Really beautiful shot!
I saw that the EC-20 is used very often here.
Makes me thinking for placing it on the wish list .
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Changed out pic - had to change the title - seems it wasn't a Mountain Blue Jay but a Western Scrub Jay - You birders are so picky!!

Thanks for all the comments - I love using the 50-200 with the EC 14, I can had hold that all the time...but with the EC 20 it requires either a tripod, monopod or a steady surface to rest it on - especially at full length...which is the equivalent of an 800 mm lens so I can understand that.

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Changed out pic - had to change the title - seems it wasn't a Mountain Blue Jay but a Western Scrub Jay - You birders are so picky!!

Thanks for all the comments - I love using the 50-200 with the EC 14, I can had hold that all the time...but with the EC 20 it requires either a tripod, monopod or a steady surface to rest it on - especially at full length...which is the equivalent of an 800 mm lens so I can understand that.

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LOL. They are picky. It's blue and lives in the high desert mountain area, so it seems to me that the original title was okay.
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