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Old Jul 22, 2007, 10:15 AM   #1
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Hi All,

Spotted this guy driving by, and tho the conditions were terrible (deep in shadows near twilight, shooting into the direction of the sun), I wanted some useable shots because it was obviously in juvenile plumage. Luckily I had the DS, so I could up the ISO, and a quick look at the meter showed that trying to handhold was useless, so I dragged out the tripod.

Shots were taken from between 75 and 90 feet (25-30 m), and are heavily processed and cropped to about 3/4 frame. Taken with the DS, Tamron SP300/2.8 and stacked TCs for 714mm, wide open.

1/50, f4.5 reported (f6.7 corrected), ISO 800, 714mm


1/60, f4.5 reported (f6.7 corrected), ISO 800, 714mm


Compared to a breeding adult


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Old Jul 22, 2007, 3:22 PM   #2
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Nice catch Scot,

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Old Jul 22, 2007, 3:38 PM   #3
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fantastic shots. my kind of image--dark back ground.

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Old Jul 22, 2007, 4:13 PM   #4
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Scott,

Impressive even without the cropping capacity of the K10D. Another one from the weightlifter combo you have there.

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And shooting in a lot less challenging position
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Old Jul 22, 2007, 4:40 PM   #5
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Great effort to document that plumage.

I can't help but wonder, though, ifthe bird wasn't tooyoung to have a driver's licence? :roll: (Sorry, but I couldn't help it) :G
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Old Jul 22, 2007, 11:44 PM   #6
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Ronnie -- Thanks!

Roy -- Thanks! Some more dark bgs in the new post

Daniel -- Thanks. I find that I can crop the 6.1 MP sensor shots considerably before there's a problem printing to 8x10. . . The FA*300 feels like I'm shooting with a pancake now!

penolta -- Thanks -- . . . Ooops! . . . and I thought I was pretty competent grammatically. . . until now, at least . . .:-)

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Great shots, No. 3 is brilliant, very sharp.

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Wonderful shots, Scott - you, a true birder? Why, I would never have guessed! Before I started hanging around here I wouldn't have known about juvenile plumage and how long it takes a baby bird to fledge, and all kinds of things like that. It's great that we have so many different interests reflected on this board.
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Very nice one Scot....With stacked TC's this is a very sharp photo.

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Old Jul 23, 2007, 9:17 AM   #10
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Amazing shots considering the conditions.

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