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Old Feb 3, 2008, 6:09 PM   #11
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are you using any kind of support?? tri or monopod??

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Old Feb 3, 2008, 6:09 PM   #12
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haven't got caught with a DP in awhile...
oh well

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Almost there Ed, these images are much sharper, I wish I could get some small bird shots but the feeder is too close to my front door (and there is too much snow to wait outside).

I also have no lens to match that focal length (a 100-300mm FA zoom with a low quality Takumar 2X tlelconverter makes for a very poor 600mm f11).

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Old Feb 3, 2008, 8:01 PM   #14
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these i got last spring i think. probably just after they molted..
pretty sad looking cardinals..





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Ed, I am really impressed by your commitment and your improvement with these shots!

Your compositions are getting very good, nice and close, no more branches in the way.

Also your focusing technique is improving exponentially!

Keep 'em coming!

Tom
Thank you Tom...A tripod and taking more time to get the focus right helps tremendously! I miss three times the shots but taking the time is one secret to this. Especially in the cloudy days. These were in partial sunlight so they were a little easier.

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I can use the tripod for about half of them Roy, especially the ones at the feeder. The ones on the branches are too straight up most of the time though I have a few limbs that are lower and allow me to shoot them when they land to wait their turn at the feeder. Seems like they are getting used to me and I plan on getting just off the porch to see if I can move a little closer every day. Wish me luck!

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Almost there Ed, these images are much sharper, I wish I could get some small bird shots but the feeder is too close to my front door (and there is too much snow to wait outside).

I also have no lens to match that focal length (a 100-300mm FA zoom with a low quality Takumar 2X tlelconverter makes for a very poor 600mm f11).

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You'll get there one day Ira. If not for the generosity of a kind soul I would still be using a 300mm and a TCON myself. It does make a difference but it also is not as easy as some would have you to believe. I gain more respect every day for those that can use these long lenses and get consistently good photos.

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these i got last spring i think. probably just after they molted..
pretty sad looking cardinals..





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OOOH! Bad case of feather loss there Roy. But you did get a sharp photo none the less. I'm having a hard time as the cloudy dreary days of winter have set in here. But I know the bright days of spring will arrive soon. I can hardly wait to get some greenery in the photo as a color contrast to the red. I am in the process of posting a few photos of the feeder and the trees with some cardinals for you to see. Look for your name tied to the post Roy! Just a way to say thanks to you for all your help. Also to brag of the number of cardinals that are here...LOL Count was up to 15 at one time today!

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I gain more respect every day for those that can use these long lenses and get consistently good photos.
No one gets that. In an old thread I told about the Swedish pro who was asked by an American publisher to go to the Antarctis and shoot penguins (all expenses paid, just imagine...). In an interview he told that he had shot 100 000 frames, and found 128 good enough for the book.

So patience is a necessary ingredientfor success. Only 99732 try outs to go, Ed!

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Wow! That is over 2700 rollls of 36 exposure film. I'd be happy to use digital just so I didn't have to lug that around.

bigdawg: These are looking good! I don't have anything as long as the Bigma but I just got an A* 300mm F4 (and upgraded to a K10D) and it is taking a while to learn telephoto. Unfortunately, here in Wisconsin there isn't much out in the cold weather we've been having and while I can drive the country roads I can't pull off for fear of getting stuck so it is fun trying to shoot the rear bird I come across while watching the rear view mirror. I can't wait for spring.
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