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Old May 17, 2009, 8:03 PM   #1
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In the public park across the street I observed a busy birdhouse. I believe they are Purple Martins, please correct me if I am wrong. They were catching insects and moving in and out, really needed air traffic control. I took the wrong tool, sigma 160 500mm. These birds are small and darting, need faster lighter lens to get sharpest pictures. Will go back with my DA 50 135mm and DA 300mm.

For those that followed my Killdeer story, I saw two of the chicks today and they are flying now.

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Old May 17, 2009, 11:26 PM   #2
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The last one is beautiful, flight captured against a perfect sky. The third one is also a beauty, synchronised flying, outstanding.
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Great series, nr2 being my favorite.
Don't have an exif reader on this pc, did you use a flash.

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Yes it was used.
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Great series, nr2 being my favorite.
Don't have an exif reader on this pc, did you use a flash.

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Used a 540fgz with Better Beamer flash extender.

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hmm, will have to get that thing (better beamer flash extender) back out of the box. Tried it a few times but didn't get any descent results, probably human error .

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No 1 is great, and 3 is classic- one more in it and you would have a chorus line!

And yes, they are Purple Martins.

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Well Ed, since I've tried my hand at capturing Purple Martins (several times) and gave up, I have to compliment you highly on this series!
If only those little buggers would hold still for just a second...
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Another amazing series - especially amazing how well you captured the details on these fast-moving "critters". Thanks so much for sharing!
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hmm, will have to get that thing (better beamer flash extender) back out of the box. Tried it a few times but didn't get any descent results, probably human error .

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Remember to manually adjust your flash to 50mm for best results.

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