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Old Jan 24, 2009, 10:47 PM   #1
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Last weekend at the beach. he was a long way off but all things considered, I thought it was a pretty fair shot.:-?


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Old Jan 24, 2009, 10:50 PM   #2
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Old Jan 25, 2009, 2:05 AM   #3
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all things considered, I thought it was a pretty fair shot.:-?
GW, no things considered at all I still think this is a very good shot! "Pretty fair" is an understatement.

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Old Jan 25, 2009, 8:14 AM   #4
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ah, you're too kind Kjell but, thank you just the same my friend.
compared to the shots that Penolta has posted taken with the same lens
I know I can do better, I just need to get in a better position.
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I really like the first pic. With the sun overhead, you still held on to detail on the bird's bottom side. Every time I try something like that, I usually end up with dark splotches that show no detail at all.
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I like 'em both. I think it interesting the way the camera responds to the change of "shooting" direction shown in the colour of the sky. I presume you didn't change any settings between the two shots?

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Nice shots. I think they look great. Good job.

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Old Jan 25, 2009, 10:47 PM   #8
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Nothing to be ashamed of with these, especially considering the distance. This lens likes Pelicans - you just need to get closer!
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Very impressive shooting, GW. Nice feather detail. Looks like that lens is going to be a winner for you.

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Old Jan 26, 2009, 1:33 PM   #10
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Thank you everyone for the kind comments!
Penolta, you're right, I need to get closer!
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Simon, you are correct too, only change was 300mm on #1 and 260mm on #2. that and a slightly different elevation on them and different direction from the sun.
I noticed a big differences in in the 3 shots I took for the pano I stitched together
and Ibarely moved the camera. :-? go figure...
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