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Old Dec 6, 2010, 3:32 PM   #1
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Shot on Saturday with the K100D and Vivitar 120-600 at F11 on a monopod. Tweaked with Topaz InFocus and Detail2. I have to admit, I really like this lens. Almost never use it short of 600mm but that's ok. Given the right light it produces some good shots. I also got some Yellow Crowned Sparrow shots I'll share in the future that I'm pleased with.

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Old Dec 6, 2010, 3:51 PM   #2
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That's a great shot John. Sharp, lovely colour AND half a dozen dust spots
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Old Dec 6, 2010, 9:16 PM   #3
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That's a great shot John. Sharp, lovely colour AND half a dozen dust spots
You should've seen the ones I cloned out. I had no idea the sensor had gotten that dirty until I looked at the pics. Ruined a couple where the bird was in the biggest spots. Better now.

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Old Dec 7, 2010, 5:47 AM   #4
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Magnificent capture at 600mm, (lba starts to kick up ... I'm away to get some medication)
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That is a wonderful coot photo! Great job - a fine lens in some talented hands!!
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Very nice. Although I must admit that I was expecting a photo of some grumpy old guy taken from behind some bushes a distance away.
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That's one cool, cute Coot!
Bet you can't say that fast 3 times.
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I'm no particular fan of coots, but this is a very nice picture of one. Lighting is excellent, nice and sharp. Makes me want to pick up one of these longer lenses (sigh).
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Hi John,

A very good job on this shot. Coots are tough to expose correctly -- get any detail in the head and body, and the beak blows out like crazy. Expose for the beak, and the body's a black blob. . .

Not the most photogenic bird, but a good capture if you can get the exposure right.

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Thanks all! This is one of the few good shots i have gotten of a Coot for all the reasons mentioned. So hard to expose. Not my favorite bird by any means, but they are a great challenge for sure.

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