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Old Mar 3, 2008, 5:10 PM   #1
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Before heading to another snow storm , we had a few hours of balmy temp at around 10 deg C

I think if the K20D can manage iso 1600 as K100D, the former will be a winner with a lot more cropping room. Needless to say the images are heavily cropped and they are at iso 1600 to get just some wing motion at 1/2500s


















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Old Mar 3, 2008, 5:43 PM   #2
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I know what you mean, Daniel. Yesterday, in St. Louis, we had a high of 78f(25c)...this afternoon freezing rain arrived & up to 12 inches of snow predicted by this time tomorrow with a high of 30f(-1f). All within 48hours??? We have a saying here... Don't like the weather in St. Louis, wait an hour...it'll change!

Beautiful shots of that male! I really like #2...I don't recall seeing a picture like that one with the wings spread out. I think it would interesting to just crop it down to the wing...it almost looks 3d!

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Old Mar 3, 2008, 6:02 PM   #3
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I know what you mean, Daniel. Yesterday, in St. Louis, we had a high of 78f(25c)...this afternoon freezing rain arrived & up to 12 inches of snow predicted by this time tomorrow with a high of 30f(-1f). All within 48hours??? We have a saying here... Don't like the weather in St. Louis, wait an hour...it'll change!

Beautiful shots of that male! I really like #2...I don't recall seeing a picture like that one with the wings spread out. I think it would interesting to just crop it down to the wing...it almost looks 3d!

Thanks for sharing!
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Ron ,

The same snow storm will be hitting your guys first before heading eastward to Ontario.

Cardinals, being smaller, like to hide behind dense branches for protection. I do not have enough light even on sunny days. I set that to 1/2500s which is the bare minimum for the job. Hope to get it better images this summer


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At least you guys got some warm weather, it got up to a balmy 15F here today, but it was sunny.

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Old Mar 3, 2008, 7:03 PM   #5
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At least you guys got some warm weather, it got up to a balmy 15F here today, but it was sunny.

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Tom,

We are talking about a few hours only. I think it started this morning at 0 deg C up to 12 deg noon time and well has been dropping like a stone. I think the temptation of getting a K20D is greater now particularly when I have skipped K10D. I will wait until spring when all the dust/price has settled. With shots like the above, it does give more room for cropping indeed

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Old Mar 3, 2008, 8:11 PM   #6
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Magnificent shots Daniel , which lens, the A* 300mm or the new DA*200mm f2.8?
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I know I said I wasn't really into bird shots, but that wing span one is cool.
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Old Mar 3, 2008, 8:56 PM   #8
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Magnificent shots Daniel , which lens,* the A* 300mm or the new DA*200mm f2.8?
Ron, Tom , nhmom & Ira,

Thanks for taking time to comment .

Likely I won't have my 200mm until I am back from my Hong Kong trip in early April. Meanwhile I can push my daughter to get used temporararily to a prime fast lens.
My image has no FL in the exif . They are still from my A300mm which is short for the occasion.

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Beautiful shots of that male! I really like #2...I don't recall seeing a picture like that one with the wings spread out. I think it would interesting to just crop it down to the wing...it almost looks 3d!

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No wonder not many shots can be made. It is fast and I barely made part of it at 1/2500s. And all skittish birds like to hide under shade. BIF pict of sparrow or chickadee is still difficult (though maginally easier as they are around in broad day light).


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Old Mar 3, 2008, 9:40 PM   #9
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I'm really impressed with these - they are wonderful.
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Hi Daniel,

Very nice work! I'm definitely jealous of #2.

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