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Old May 25, 2012, 3:26 PM   #1
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Default An oldie but still pretty fair

Was going thru some of my older image files and came upon this one taken with the E-510 and 50-200mm. The thing that struck me was that the shutter speed was set to 1/100 sec., ISO400.

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Old May 25, 2012, 5:31 PM   #2
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Hi Zig,
Very nice, photo looks familar. Was it getting towards dusk, using ISO 400 with the slower shutter speeds is what I found myself doing when I shot under the tree canopies in late afternoon.
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An excellent shot, Zig. Really sharp detail, focus, color, and composition.
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Hi Zig,
Very nice, photo looks familar. Was it getting towards dusk, using ISO 400 with the slower shutter speeds is what I found myself doing when I shot under the tree canopies in late afternoon.
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Hi Eric,

Actually, the shot was taken on a dark dreary day in January. Just past noon.
For some reason, which I can't explain, that with was one of the best winter's I experienced with birds coming to the feeder. Apparently, the hawk population here has grown in my area and the songbirds are not nearly as plentiful.

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Hi Steven,

I do miss the 2x crop factor of the Oly system as well as the sharpness of the 50-200mm lens.

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It is a wonderful and an inspirational image Zig.

I really need to get back to my 50-200 usage, since I quit doing baseball I've only used it occasionally, mostly when I am at the lake. I did use it a couple times with Greg's EC20 and was amazed at how well it handled.

I have hummingbird feeders out again and YESTERDAY!!!!! a bird was at the one just outside the study window,,,,,, pretty exciting visit for around our place, surely hoping to see more.
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Goldfinches are my favorite birds, so even if it wasn't a great shot, I would love this. But since it is not only my favorite bird, but a special capture, you KNOW that I think this is special. I have lots and lots of these little charmers in my yard, but can only hope to get a photo like this one of these days. Ah, that 50-200!
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It is a wonderful and an inspirational image Zig.

I really need to get back to my 50-200 usage, since I quit doing baseball I've only used it occasionally, mostly when I am at the lake. I did use it a couple times with Greg's EC20 and was amazed at how well it handled.

I have hummingbird feeders out again and YESTERDAY!!!!! a bird was at the one just outside the study window,,,,,, pretty exciting visit for around our place, surely hoping to see more.
Hi Bob,

This year I bought a hummingbird feeder in the hopes of capturing some photos of those tiny creatures. But, as yet, have not seen any. Looking forward to seeing your images.

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Thanks. Of all the birds in my backyard, the Goldfinch is my favorite. And, they are so colorful this time of year. A joy to watch.

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That is really an amazing shot, GREAT !!!
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