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Old Feb 7, 2011, 12:59 PM   #1
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I watched this Green Heron as it landed by the water, then moved in position to ambush prey.

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Old Feb 7, 2011, 1:17 PM   #2
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Wow, those are stunning captures! I love the detail!
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Old Feb 7, 2011, 2:36 PM   #3
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Amazing detail and great exposure, I like the contrast between the bird and background

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Outstanding, Ed!
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Great series ! Love the colours and detail.

I'm looking for something longer than the 55-300 I have now (even with the x1.4 or x1.7 TCs) and I have the Sigma 120-400 / Pentax 60-250 / DA*300 in my sights, do you have any experience with them ? I'm currently using a Tamron BB 500mm for a kingfisher that has appeared, with the warm weather we're having, and heralded the on-set of Spring !
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[QUOTE=Frogfish;1198267]Great series ! Love the colours and detail.

I'm looking for something longer than the 55-300 I have now (even with the x1.4 or x1.7 TCs) and I have the Sigma 120-400 / Pentax 60-250 / DA*300 in my sights, do you have any experience with them ?


I have the DA* 300 and Sima 150 500mm HSM. The 300 works great with the 1.7X adapter, can be set to focus from about 80Ft to infinity, but is a bit slow getting to focus when closer then 80 ft. (requires manual focusing to get close). The Sigma 150 500mm actually auto focuses with my Kenko 1.5X TC, a little slower but faster with my K5 then it did with my K7.

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Awesome photos Ed. That Sigma 150-500 looks like a fine lens.
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Thanks for the Info and the PM Ed.
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Another wonderful story captured by the master! Thanks for sharing.
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Great shots, Ed. That lens and the K-5 are a great combination. These birds are amazing - years ago I photographed (on film) one of these guys on a perch too high to reach the surface from a normal stance (there was no lower one available) - he swung around until hanging upside down and speared his fish, then racheted back upright. I watched him do this several times, but I have not seen it happen since then.
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