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Old Mar 17, 2006, 10:12 PM   #11
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Thanks!

I believe robars bird is a Red-bellied Woodpecker
(Melanerpes carolinus)

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Old Mar 18, 2006, 2:16 AM   #12
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I am surpised that a lens bought back then and where didn't come with crosshairs :lol:

Mate, that is one good set up, taking some seriously great shots, clear sharp and with good contrast. :|
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 8:50 AM   #13
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It does have a gun sight on top of the lens, with a bead in front and a "V" in back for basic aiming. Proplem is with that is I took the lens apart many years ago to fix an internal problem and the sight no longer is now off to the left a bit, but the lens itself works just fine.

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Old Mar 18, 2006, 8:50 AM   #14
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Thanks!

I believe robars bird is a Red-bellied Woodpecker
(Melanerpes carolinus)

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inside joke!! different place, different time... LOL

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Old Mar 18, 2006, 9:49 AM   #15
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robar, you have a PM
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 1:44 PM   #16
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Tom, your pictures are always so incredibly sharp, good lenses cannot be the whole story, your technique must account for a lot of the sharpness. Any tips for those of us waiting for spring (can't be too far off, the seagulls are back... at my garbage again).

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Old Mar 18, 2006, 4:33 PM   #17
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Thanks for the complement, but I don't think I do anything special just old school:

Don't shoot slower than the focal length of your lens, and I mean focal length, not crop factor.

Always use a tripod, monopod or beanbag if possible when shooting at the focal length or slower. Never shoot without a tripod if using a Tele Converter and your tripod should weigh twice as much as your camera and lens combo.

Only shoot in single shot mode, even for action shots, only one shot for each push of the button. Practice pushing the shutter release so that you don't move the camera when you push the button, just like shooting a gun.

I have a few not so sharp images, I just don't share them with the forum.

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