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Old Apr 10, 2012, 4:11 PM   #1
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E-3 and 12-6mm. No cropping.

We all know that the big Oly telephoto lens can take some close up bird shots. But what about the 12-60? I thought I would give it a try this past weekend.

Juvenile Great Blue Heron



A White Egret:


Okay, I can hear some of you doubting that these are not cropped.

As I've said often, the secret of close-up birds shots is to live in Florida. I will show you how far thru the wilderness I had to trek to get these shots:

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And from the same place, some more 12-60mm shots not cropped:





Just think, poor Gary has to use a big telephoto to get his birds eye shots.

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And from the same place, some more 12-60mm shots not cropped:





Just think, poor Gary has to use a big telephoto to get his birds eye shots.
Great images, Steve. I might have to use a telephoto, but I don't have to watch where I step!
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Those are all very nice pictures Steven, but the weird thing is only picture 4 says 50mm and all the rest show me 200mm. Could it be only picture 4 is with the 12-60?
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LOL. Thanks for catching that Lordje. Boy is my face red. I downloaded some of my shots into the wrong folder before I later uploaded to Smugmug. I should have checked the exif before I posted here.

I did use both lens last weekend. Here is some of the correct bird shots from the 60mm lens.











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As I've said often, the secret of close-up birds shots is to live in Florida. I will show you how far thru the wilderness I had to trek to get these shots:


OK, but the rest of us generally don't need to be careful about where we step when walking on a sidewalk. (I've been to Tampa and at the water where the pellicans roam.)

Those are excellent photos, even if you got busted by Lordje. Everyone who has the 12-60 seems to love it.

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LOL. Thanks for catching that Lordje. Boy is my face red. I downloaded some of my shots into the wrong folder before I later uploaded to Smugmug. I should have checked the exif before I posted here.

I did use both lens last weekend. Here is some of the correct bird shots from the 60mm lens.

Hey Steven . Very nice shots of the Gulls.
So, what are they talking about ?
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So, what are they talking about ?
LOL! It really does look like that, doesn't it.
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Some very nice shots from your 12-60 lens Steven but somewhere I have a feeling I prefer those from the 50-200 lens, but that is my personal opinion.
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