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Old Nov 13, 2010, 2:41 AM   #11
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Hi Mole , excellent photos of small birds. There is however a blue cast perhaps and blue CA on the last three.
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Old Nov 13, 2010, 6:36 AM   #12
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Like the others say, great stuff. Sometimes it's worth it to lug around big glass.

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Old Nov 13, 2010, 9:39 PM   #13
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Lovely shots Mole - it was worth the effort !
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Wizzard - Thanks! Just be sure to keep your cat away from the birds!!

GW - Glad you liked them!

Rodney - Thanks so much! The Yellow Rumped sure are cute little birds - and one of the few warblers that stay with us all winter. Hoping to get some closer, better shots later this season...

Hawgwild - Thanks! Of course, you didn't see all the out-of-focus shots that I deleted...

BB - You may be correct - I've been having some difficulties with my old monitor, and so have missed some color problems. Will have to work on these a bit more. Thanks!

John - Haven't you acquired some big old glass recently too? Will look forward to the photos!

Kevin - Thanks! Actually not all that much effort, and plenty of fun too!
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 10:19 PM   #15
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i love the detail in all those bird shots
and the lighting really works for them
excellent photographs


ps thanks for the comments on my previous photos
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Old Nov 16, 2010, 10:39 PM   #16
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While I think the second warbler picture is my favorite picture, the first blue jay has such a cute posture, it's hard to resist. A fun series overall.
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Great results Mole, all tack sharp and stunning pictures.
Really like the last set with the leaves in the background, but any of these pictures would make my day, or better put, my week.
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John - Thanks for your kind & specific comments!

Harriet - Thanks so much! Little birds are indeed fun to watch & photograph. Hoping for some time to take out the long lens again soon. (when are you getting a long lens?)

Ronny - So glad you enjoyed these "feathered friends!"
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Old Nov 19, 2010, 9:28 PM   #19
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Not sure I'm going to get one any time soon. While I'd like to go longer, I'm not so sure it's practical for me, personally. And I keep eyeing the K5 longingly. And I still would like a FA 31 Ltd, too. Sigh - so many lenses, so little money.
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Harriet - I've been impressed with the Tamron 500 55BB - quite a lens for US$100 or so on fleabay. Good for birding as there is no CA, on the other hand no AF so you need to be able to manually focus quickly.

Talking of birding : my daughter sent me this link of an owl the other day. Just amazing !!
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