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Old Dec 30, 2006, 6:00 PM   #1
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Took the k10d for its first birding session today. The light was typical for out here. Gray and dull. All these are at ISO 800, shot in RAW, cropped with some USM, but no NR, and shot on a monopod. I'm really pleased with the results. This new body is just what the doctor ordered for shooting wildlife. Fast AF and buffering, and the IQ is quite good for high ISO it appears. Another thing I noticed is in processing - those extra 4 million pixels really help a great deal when shooting little birds. Oh, gee, did I forget the SR? Put it on and forgot about it. Glad to have it though. I am one happy camper. :-) These were all crops of 33% and up.......cheers......Don.

1. Dark Eyed Junco.
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Old Dec 30, 2006, 6:01 PM   #2
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2. Chickadee
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3. Spotted Towhee-looked a little grumpy this fellow
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4. Red Wing Black Bird
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5. Not sure what this guy is. This is a heavy crop, and a lot of boosting in levels. Was underexposed, but still not too bad
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6 Another Dark Eyed Junco
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7. And one more Spotted Towhee
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Old Dec 30, 2006, 6:17 PM   #8
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The right equipments in capable hands. Just the formula for great pict. Keep it up and no doubt you will post more. Is that still season for shooting birds in B C? In the east , it is vey quiet now.

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Very impressive! I will have to get mine out of it ever stops misting.

DNG or PEF?

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Old Dec 30, 2006, 6:21 PM   #10
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Very nice pictures - I've had pretty good luck with ISO 800, as long as the picture is properly exposed.

The bird you didn't recognize looks like the picture of a Ruby-Crowned Kinglet in my field guide (described as a tiny, stub-tailed birdlet). It actually came out pretty well since you say it was underexposed, and whenever you lighten signficantly, you introduce more noise.
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