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Old Oct 27, 2012, 8:17 PM   #11
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Kevin - Glad you enjoyed these! Have you ever watched them taking off from water? They seem to have to kick against the water half a dozen times before getting airborne!

NMR - Thanks so much. Sky kept changing - mostly clear, some clouds passing - made for interesting work with exposure on that old manual lens.

Bob - Thanks for your kind words. Yes, they sure are a lot of fun to watch (and to listen to ) the interactions. Their voices remind me of pigs...

Lou - Indeed some amazing birds. And they are becoming much more common here each year. I can remember when cormorants were a rare sight, now we have crowds that stay around all year...
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Old Oct 28, 2012, 8:03 AM   #12
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Thanks for sharing Mole, I love the shots. Looks like an interesting lens, I am looking for something a little longer but on a budget, I am thinking manual focus. Overall great detail while still maintaining background colors with dark birds.

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Excellent shots Mole. There are some areas here in Vermont where Cormorants have become so overpopulated that our fish & wildlife department has had to find ways to reduce their numbers.
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Terrific shots.

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Old Oct 31, 2012, 5:37 PM   #15
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Hans - It is a fine lens, if you don't mind the manual focus & aperture. Also a bit large and heavy - will NOT work handheld! Here is an old post, shows a photo of the lens:
http://forums.steves-digicams.com/pe...arrived.html#b
Note that this lens showed LOTS of CA with the Pentax K-M, but seems to do much better with the K20D. Still need to avoid strongly backlit situations...

MtnMan - Interesting about the overpopulation of Cormorants. Just wondering why they decided the birds were too numerous...

Rodney - Thanks so much!
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Amazing birds.well done..
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