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Old Nov 28, 2009, 8:03 PM   #1
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A Native bird here in Australia

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Old Nov 28, 2009, 9:02 PM   #2
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Hi Tony,

Very nice!

Looks like you're doing very well getting the most out of that lens wide open at 300mm. There are reports about it being a little soft wide open, but I'm not seeing it in this shot. Birding here in the north central US is pretty slow around now, but you folks are in season, so I'll be content to see what shows up from down under.

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Old Nov 29, 2009, 1:40 AM   #3
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Excellent shot. A light pass through a noise filter would make it even better, given it was taken at ISO 800.
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Old Nov 29, 2009, 3:29 PM   #4
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Thank you all. Re the softness in the lens at 300, my brother has the same lens and they are chalk and cheese. His is very soft so I guard mine with my life when he is around so they do not get swapped. lol.
I absolutely love it for birding , sports, general Macro (see my post in Close up section of Gallery - first attempt at Dragonflys).
Asusual still not big enough - I want a bigger one - now Marc LAngille has a nice one. I wonder if he will swap. lmao.
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Old Nov 29, 2009, 3:31 PM   #5
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Love your signature pic BB2. I have some bird pics in the Wildlife section of the Forum.
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Old Nov 29, 2009, 5:14 PM   #6
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Really nice shot!
keep up the good work.

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Well done, terrific detail.

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Very nicely done - I can see why you guard that lens with your life.
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Love the shot. Don't let that lens out of your sight!

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Beautiful and detailed capture, and great composition too. Thanks for sharing!
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