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Old Apr 12, 2011, 11:08 AM   #1
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House sparrows shot out the window male and female. Wow what a difference from my K2000 Shot with Kr and DAL 55-300 ED Happy so far

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Old Apr 12, 2011, 2:39 PM   #2
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Those are great Hans - very very sharp ! However House Sparrows with red touches ? Never seen that before !
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Hi Hans,

Of course you meant House (Finches and Sparrows) male and male. . .

Congrats on the new camera!

These are great!

The jump from the K200/Km to the Kr sensor-wise has to be pretty much of a shock. I can see from the exif that you're probably using higher ISO than you probably would have chanced with the older Sony sensor. The new Sony Exmoor sensors open up a whole lot of photo opportunities that just weren't possible a few years ago. This allows you to make significant shifts in the old paradigms about what you can do with the camera, and it's really fun exploring the new frontiers.

I'm pretty sure that you'll be very happy from just about every standpoint.

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Old Apr 12, 2011, 4:38 PM   #4
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Thanks guys, the birds per a Michigan bird book are called House Sparrow but are in the Weaver Finch family. I am really happy with the camera, not only with the higher ISO but also a much better focusing ability.

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Hans - congratulations on your camera - some great results from a fine machine in capable hands!

PS - as Scott pointed out, the 1st two are male House Finches, others are male House Sparrows (aka Weaver Finch)...
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Old Apr 13, 2011, 9:37 AM   #6
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Thanks for the correction Mole, My shots of small local birds have not been up to par before, seem that my copy of the K2000 didn't focus to well. I can't recognize those little guys yet. All my lenses seem to be working better, even the manual ones. I was always impressed with your stuff but could not achieve anything close with mine.
I am going to do some side by side comparisons just to make sure it not just new toy joy.


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Whether it's new toy joy or not, there's no arguing that these are very good shots!
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