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Old Dec 20, 2010, 10:21 AM   #1
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Default Red Bellied Woodpecker. Pentax K7 & Vivitar 600mm Solid

In the Morning shadows. Hand held and 30-35 feet distance. These are not crops.





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Old Dec 20, 2010, 11:22 AM   #2
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nice pics!! you must have steady hands
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Those shots are incredibly sharp, super job Big Dawg
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My thought exactly Ronny - super sharp, someone has strong damping in this hands
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Thank you everyone for the kind comments.
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Hi Dawg,

Very Nice!!! One of the very nice things about the quality Cats is that there is ZERO CA/PF since there's no refracting glass -- all the magnification is done by the mirrors.

I had heard that the Series 1 Solid Cats were good, but this is really beyond expectations. This lens seems to be considerably more sharp and contrasty than my Tamron and any other Cats I've seen.

Nice job! -- now you've got to catch this guy out in the open without the intervening branches -- it does make them look very strange. . .

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I see "worm like" strands across the images--especially in #1 & 2. Are these btanches in the foreground that are OOF?
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You done good, son!
The red really sets it off.
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Hi Dawg,

Very Nice!!! One of the very nice things about the quality Cats is that there is ZERO CA/PF since there's no refracting glass -- all the magnification is done by the mirrors.

I had heard that the Series 1 Solid Cats were good, but this is really beyond expectations. This lens seems to be considerably more sharp and contrasty than my Tamron and any other Cats I've seen.



Nice job! -- now you've got to catch this guy out in the open without the intervening branches -- it does make them look very strange. . .

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Thanks Scott. I'll eventually get more open shots of him. No PF/CA was a selling or should I say buying point for me
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I see "worm like" strands across the images--especially in #1 & 2. Are these btanches in the foreground that are OOF?
You are most correct.
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