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Old Dec 3, 2010, 5:34 PM   #1
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Default A few shots from this afternoon

Finally a bit a sun, so time to go out for a walk through the park and see if something would walk in front of my lens.

Camera: K-5 | Lens: Sigma 100-300 f4 ex apo

#1: It was a bit to cold for this guy because he stayed put and after an extended photoshoot I left him. Came as close as 2m.

300mm | f/4.5 | 0.0040 s (1/250) | iso 160 | +0.50 EV

#2: Robin, during the winter these little guys really come close.

300mm | f/8.0 | 0.0029 s (1/350) | iso 1100

#3: Squirrel, my best shot of one of them, they don't come near and are really skittish. This is a 100% crop.

300mm | f/4.0 | 0.0020 s (1/500) | iso 140 | +0.50 EV

#4: one of the other herons, decided it had enough of that human with the black thing pointing on it, so it took off.

300mm | f/4.0 | 0.0005 s (1/2000) | iso 200 | +0.50 EV

Really enjoyed my walk, the camera settings are a bit strange but this was the first time I tried to work the camera with thick gloves.
It was -8C, not so cold for some of you but enough for me.

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Old Dec 3, 2010, 6:22 PM   #2
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That 100-300 f/4is a gem of a lens that you exploit so well.#2 is my favorite--great sharpness and color. Is this lens still in production? It is very hard to find new.

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Lovely series Ronny, I love the shot of the heron contrasted against the snow - and of the robin, one of everyone's favourite little birds - I do miss the amazing quantity and variety of the UK's garden birds (and I suppose Belgium's variety will be almost identical) even though I haven't lived there for 30+ years.
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What a great series...!

Love the heron in flight best but all are good...!
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That 100-300 f/4is a gem of a lens that you exploit so well.#2 is my favorite--great sharpness and color. Is this lens still in production? It is very hard to find new.

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Thanks Jehan,

I know the CaNikon version is still available, and I guess they stopped with the other brands. What is a shame because the lens is great.
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Lovely series Ronny, I love the shot of the heron contrasted against the snow - and of the robin, one of everyone's favourite little birds - I do miss the amazing quantity and variety of the UK's garden birds (and I suppose Belgium's variety will be almost identical) even though I haven't lived there for 30+ years.
Thanks FF,

Same variety of birds, I only wish they came all into my ('small') garden.
But for that I live to close to the city.
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Love the heron in flight best but all are good...!
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Thanks FF,

Same variety of birds, I only wish they came all into my ('small') garden.
But for that I live to close to the city.
Ah yes just noticed, Antwerpen. Sweet memories. I lived on Plantin en Moretuslei for a few months.
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The "robin" in Europe is so different from the bird we call a "robin" in North America. Your robin is similar to small birds like a sparrow while over here it is a larger bird and part of the thrush family I believe (ornithologists out there???).

Fantastically sharp images, that lens and the new K5 work very well as a unit. I expect we will be seeing lots more great shots from you Ronny.

Here is what our robins look like:
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The "robin" in Europe is so different from the bird we call a "robin" in North America. Your robin is similar to small birds like a sparrow while over here it is a larger bird and part of the thrush family I believe (ornithologists out there???).

Fantastically sharp images, that lens and the new K5 work very well as a unit. I expect we will be seeing lots more great shots from you Ronny.

Here is what our robins look like:
Thanks Ira,

its a great duo the K5 and the lens, I only wish it wouldn't way so much.
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