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Old Jun 1, 2014, 8:33 PM   #1
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 10:42 AM   #2
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nice one, interesting curve to the bill
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 12:05 PM   #3
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Excellent photo Fred. Color is very natural and the contrast and composition are spot-on. Well done.
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Old Jun 2, 2014, 12:22 PM   #4
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Fred, this is excellent and with the reflection to set it off.
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Old Jun 3, 2014, 11:26 AM   #5
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Very well captured.

This is a very, very good performing lens on the E-M1. I noticed this post from DPReview the other day, about how a Canon tripod ring fits the lens well for using it off a tripod, especially with smaller micro bodies.

http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/53774974

The 70-300 four-thirds Zuiko is just heavy enough compared to micro tele zooms like the 75-300 M. Zuiko, I would hesitate using it on my E-M1 on a tripod, but would consider this Canon ring if I was more of a tripod user.
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Hey Fred

Thats a really nice shot.. love the composition on that one
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Great capture, what a beautiful bird the Avocet is.

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Old Jun 5, 2014, 10:32 PM   #8
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...very nice Fred.

I love and 'use' my 70-300 but never on the tripod with my m43 cameras due to the conversion + EX-25+ lens is too risky to the camera mount.

I saw the DPReview post and may get a ring just to have one. It probably would be like so many other pieces I've done...... Try it once and never use it (lol)
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Thank you every one for looking and the very nice comments
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...very nice Fred.

I love and 'use' my 70-300 but never on the tripod with my m43 cameras due to the conversion + EX-25+ lens is too risky to the camera mount.
There's a bracket designed just for the Olympus 70-300 that's made in Germany and it does the job quite nicely, even with the EX-25 attached. I've used it with my EM5 and have not seen any reason to be apprehensive with it because it does support the rig very well. Here's the link... When you get to the page, scroll down to just below the Panny 100-300 bracket.

There's a a similar bracket that's made in the USA, but I can't recall the name and can't seem to find the link for that in my bookmarks. Will post later if I find it.

Very nice shots of the birds, Fred (both this and the yellow-collared one). I'm in northern Illinois and I've never seen one of those yellow-collared guys, either.
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