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Old Sep 24, 2008, 12:12 AM   #1
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Old Sep 24, 2008, 12:15 AM   #4
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More wonderful pictures - I especially like the last one. How do you manage to see such variety? Usually when I'm at a beach I'll see tons of gulls and maybe only 1 or two other types of birds, depending on the day. I must not have much of an eye for birding...
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Harriet, it is all in knowing where to go. Beaches are not terribly productive. Rocky shorelines, estuarine mudflats and marshes are the most productive coastal environments for shorebirds and waterbirds. Unfortunately, most of the last two have been destroyed by development, and bird populations are declining, but the remaining few places can be crowded with birds during migrations and through much of the Winter. These pictures were taken at the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach, where there is a boardwalk, levees and a spillway that you can walk along and get reasonable close to the birds, which, if they have been around awhile, get used to people and let them get fairly close. The only trouble is that there are sometimes more photographers than birds! Upper Newport Bay and the upstream marshes and ponds where the Sea and Sage Audubon Society is headquartered are also popular locations. Some smaller areas along the Orange County coast are also being restored. The Ballona Creek and Wetlands area is probably the best place closest to where you work, but I have not been there myself.
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Great pics...you make a great case for the DA 55-300mm lens!
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Old Sep 24, 2008, 12:03 PM   #9
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Thanks. What I like most about it is that you can leave it in autofocus and still adjust it manually without stripping any gears. It must have some sort of a clutch mechanism - you just have to remember to keep your fingers off the ring while it is autofocusing. Pentax is introducing this very useful feature on a number of its newest lenses.
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great pics Penolta.
I just got my camera back so maybe I can get out and get a few shots this weekend...
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