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Old Mar 11, 2007, 11:16 PM   #1
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Some miscellaneous pictures from a walk I took today. I took both the K10 and the K100 and used the Phoenix FA 100mm macro and the A*300. I have a linear polarizer that is 49mm and can only use it on the 50mm and the Phoenix lens. The last time I tried to use it, the K100 really struggled with it (focus and exposure). This time I just left the camera on manual focus and it seemed to do better as far as exposure.

As I was heading back downhill (I had walked up a dirt road which has been officially opened), I saw some dirt bikers starting out.
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Old Mar 11, 2007, 11:17 PM   #2
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I got to a place where I could snap a picture as he came around a curve.
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Old Mar 11, 2007, 11:19 PM   #3
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My timing wasn't the best here - there's nothing else on the left side (cropped the right side to try to make it more balanced).
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Old Mar 11, 2007, 11:21 PM   #4
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Thought this tree moss made an interesting abstract.

Previous pictures were with the K10 and the A*300. This was taken with the K100 and the Phoenix 100mm macro.
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Old Mar 11, 2007, 11:22 PM   #5
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Playing with the polarizer - this picture was taken without it. K100 and Phoenix 100mm macro.
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Old Mar 11, 2007, 11:23 PM   #6
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This was taken with the linear polarizer, maximum effect.
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Old Mar 11, 2007, 11:27 PM   #7
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There's this dead standing tree along the trail that I find interesting. I've never quite taken a picture to show off how interesting it is (my hubby's comment is always that its an ugly dead tree. These two are the closest I've come to doing it justice, but they still aren't quite there.

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Old Mar 11, 2007, 11:28 PM   #8
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K100, Phoenix 100mm Macro
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Old Mar 11, 2007, 11:32 PM   #9
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Finally, I saw several birds including this one soaring far above me. I kept seeing the flash of white on his wings as he circled above, and I took a series of pictures. This is a composite of the series I took, it's all the same bird. They are 100% crops, this bird was WAY up there and my 300mm lensdoesn't quite reach that far. He's probably something very ordinary, but I can't quite figure it out. The white on his wings don't match any of the hawks in my book (it might be a type of vulture, for that matter). Is there enough information in the pictures to identify it?
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Hi,

I would say it is NOT a vulture... But I think it is a hawk or maybe a falcon???

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