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Old Mar 12, 2006, 8:52 PM   #1
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Bought a DL about 3 weeks ago and have been looking in for a while. Lots of good information and some really great pictures. The DL was my upgrade camera from a Minolta Dimage 7. Really liked my Minolta and will likely still use it some, but it didn't give me some of the options that I could get with a DSLR. (Actually wanted a DSLR when I got the Dimage, but the budget said no.) With the price on the Pentax, I felt like I couldn't go wrong. Got the camera with the kit lens and a second 70-300 mm Quantaray for and extra $100. I've been shooting a lot of photos and deleting a bunchof them mostly because I haven't gotten the hang of the 70-300, get a lot of fuzzy photos. It'll get better with practice, and I'm having a blast practicing. I have been trying to get some photos of birds, but they have been totally uncooperative until today. Here is the best that I've gotten so far.
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Old Mar 12, 2006, 9:04 PM   #2
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welcome jim,
when you start getting 100% please let me know(just me). that raptor shotis worth 100 bad shots. a great capture..
i shot my first honeybees today and only got 2 for 25. i've had the DS for a year now almost to the day and the first shots with it were honeybees on a pear tree in bloom. unfortunately i don't have the pear tree anymore.. i got a lot more keepers on that first day than i got today..
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tell me if i'm wrong.
f9.5, 300mm, 1/20sec, and fill flash??
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Old Mar 12, 2006, 9:22 PM   #4
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Robar, everythng is right except the no fill flash. That is only one of 4 shots. The other three had the old blur problem. I've got to remember to at least stick the monopod on the bottom of the camera when I am using the 70-300.

Saw your bee photos. Good looking photos. Here's one of the bees that I took last weekend while walking around. Again, I got to use that monopod.




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One last one of some flowers from last weekend. It was a good day walking around the woods.


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looks like a pear tree to me. nice captures.
i've also have the sig 70-300APO. it takes rather good macros but it needs a tripod or mono. the lens itself in macro is just too long. i've gotten some outstanding macros w/it hand held but i think they are just lucky shots.. have never tried a monopod but one is in the mail as i write this. we'll see.roy
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