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Old May 27, 2013, 1:13 PM   #1
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Default Shooting Herons and Ducks with the 35-100F2...

Something a bit different from me... birds !

All taken with the E3 + 35-100F2 (ISO200, F2-2.8), shot Raw PP'd in LR5 beta.

1. Heron - at St James Park



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6. Some kind of duck



7.. One from the old country - A wee birdie in a field in Punjab India



8. And not to be left out a wee mutt - St James park... listening to some live jazz.


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Excellent shots Harj. the details, colors, and focus are all spot-on. My favorites are #2 and #3. Well done.
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Well done from me too. The lighting in #2 was difficult - a very effective photo.

So now we have Harj joining Steven and Bob B imaging herons. Is that going to become a prerequisite for this group?
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I wasn't going to take any bird pics at the Park but just when I was leaving, I saw a Heron swoop past and thought of Steve and Bob.. an opp too good to miss ! I don;t have the patience for shooting birds otherwise I should have waited for a flyby ...
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I agree, great shots, Steve, you have a competitor.
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Well worth the stop Harj. they're all excellent shots but 2&3 do it for me with the comp and detail.
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I agree, great shots, Steve, you have a competitor.
LOL. I couldn't complete with Harj and his 35-100mm lens. I can't afford the big bucks that those lens cost.

But Harj lives in a big metropolitan area with millions of folks, but probably not a lot of herons. So he has the lens, but not the birds. I am surrounded by lots of herons and other birds. so I have the birds but not the expensive lens. So it would probably just be a draw. LOL

I even have baby Great Blue Herons that wonder through my flower garden every spring. Here is one of this year's fledgling that kept wandering around my back yard.
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Hey Steve

Damn you guys are lucky.. we get to see Pigeons, the odd swan, some Canadian Geese and a few ducks in the parks and everything else has been basically shot or made extinct or you got to go to a zoo to see them in the old country !

Now regards that pic.. it looks sharper than the file from the F2 and the bokeh just as good....
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Damn you guys are lucky.. we get to see Pigeons, the odd swan, some Canadian Geese and a few ducks in the parks and everything else has been basically shot or made extinct or you got to go to a zoo to see them in the old country !

Now regards that pic.. it looks sharper than the file from the F2 and the bokeh just as good....
Hi Harj: That shot was taken with the 50-200mm that I acquired from the original owner quite a while ago, and I still love using it. That, and the 12-60 lens, account for 98% of my shots. But don't get me wrong, I would love to have some of those expensive SHG Zuiko lens!!
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