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Old Sep 6, 2007, 11:48 AM   #1
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Was outside testing out my new Sigma APO DG 70-300mm when my feeder was bombarded by these little guys. Snapped away lots of pictures and the keep rate with the K10was suprising higher than with my *istDS, mostly in part to faster burst rate and faster focus speed. Here are just some of the keepers. Exif attached, C&C welcomed!












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Old Sep 6, 2007, 11:52 AM   #2
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Those are sharp Inn. Been looking for a good Auto 300mm lens and that one is looking better by the minute!! Maybe one of my Girls has internet by now.....HE-He!!! He Chitters wildly!!!! The threat of imminent Death can unhinge you !

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Old Sep 6, 2007, 11:56 AM   #3
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Thanks Dawg... These are some loud little ones too,I heard them going as soon as I stepped outside... It just took a few minutes for them to get back to the feeder after being spooked off by the front door.
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my wife must be cooking the juice wrong. the last 2 batches were no good. i'd see a few come by but they don't stop and feed.

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Old Sep 6, 2007, 2:59 PM   #5
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Damn, Nick, those are great!!!!!! Anytime that you can get their wings stopped is good but when you can get one to stick its tongue out at ya, you better stop & buy a lottery ticket!!!

Can hardly wait to get me one of dem k10d's!!!
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Oh yeah...Roy, as long as you use 1 cup of sugar to 2 cups of water & boil, the mixture is fine. Actually, this late in the season, 1 sugar to 3 water should do also.
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Old Sep 6, 2007, 3:03 PM   #6
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Thanks Ron! You are right about it being mere luck catching their different "poses." I just put the camera in AF.C and Continuous drive Jpeg's... Hit the shutter and track them through the viewfinder... take about 20+ shots before stopping to look at them.

Roy, I will post my mother-in-law's recipe this evening once she gets off and I can get ahold of her. She cooks all the hummingbird juice around here and leaves it for us in old 1/2 gallon milk containers. Whatever she does must be good, because I have to refill them just about every night.

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Old Sep 6, 2007, 5:20 PM   #7
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100% Crop... for fun.
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thanks,

one thing i'll say again. sigma has uped the IQ of this lens enormously since i had my older apo gold-ringed model. i first noticed it in royce's shots.

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Thanks Roy, here's a collage I made... FF with 100% Crop embedded (I have to thank Roger for the idea)
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Thanks for all the comments!
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