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Old Jan 18, 2009, 2:25 PM   #1
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K20D, Tokina 80 400mm. Green Cay Wetlands.

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Old Jan 18, 2009, 2:26 PM   #2
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Old Jan 18, 2009, 2:27 PM   #3
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Old Jan 18, 2009, 2:42 PM   #4
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Like the shots. How did you get the first one?
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Hi Ed,

VERY nice!!! I assume you were Very close. . . #1 is a very unique perspective and requires some explanation -- howdjadoit?????

We just got through 3 days of -30F wind chills, and you're shooting herons! I'm definitely jealous.:shock:

I don't think I've ever gotten this degree of sharpness and detail from my Tok 80-400 -- nice work.

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Old Jan 18, 2009, 3:19 PM   #6
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Lofty1 wrote:
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Like the shots. How did you get the first one?
There is a raised boardwalk going through the Green Cay Wetlands, he was straight below me.

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Old Jan 18, 2009, 4:10 PM   #7
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Great capture, nr1 is one of the most unusual viewpoints I've seen with a heron.

GReaT Work

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I'm Green-here-in envy. Beautiful shots. These should certainly change our views on the Tokina 80-400mm. There were 2 versions of this lens in Pentax mount the AT-X AF and the AT-X AFII. From the specs the only difference appears to be a tripod collar on the AFII. Which version do you have, and does anyone know if there are any other differences in the two - just in case I am lucky enough to find them?

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Awesome pictures. I agree with everyone else -- the view from immediately above is fascinating. A few songbirds stay in our area for the winter, but it will be quite a while before any herons return to where I live.
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My Tokina is the first versionand needs to be stopped down to f9 to be sharpest at 400mm. The newer version was supposed to be a slight improvement. What I like about it is how light and compact it is for a 400mm. It also still auto focuses great at 400mm with a 1.5x TC.

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