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Old Jul 9, 2006, 7:42 PM   #1
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The Heron that I had been watching just flew away from me.

http://i.pbase.com/g4/21/52721/2/63231822.y5RYqwDf.jpg
http://i.pbase.com/g4/21/52721/2/63231245.ErCLSU48.jpg
http://i.pbase.com/g4/21/52721/2/63231244.vrswpKMI.jpg

Now I know how difficult to get those fast action pict.

That proves that my eyesight is ok or the camera is ok

Others that I took this morning
http://www.pbase.com/danieltong/image/63233911/original
I was waiting for the heron to take off so I could take some pict. It remained motionless for an hour. What he did was to wait for the fish right underneath it. And it got its catch. Amazing.

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Old Jul 9, 2006, 7:44 PM   #2
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Excellent work, much better than anything I have managed. Any info on lens choice, or tips on how to get them so sharp. This is my best and notice it is nowhere near as sharp as your gull shot:


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Old Jul 9, 2006, 8:02 PM   #3
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Ira,

http://www.pbase.com/danieltong/image/63231244/original
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I used focus trap and honestly¬* I am not fully capable of handing proper focus. Let me say I press the shutter and focus, not the other way round.¬*
Yours looks sharper even after resizing at least on my monitor. I¬* do not think I have made full use of the A300mm F4. I am making some headway though.

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Old Jul 9, 2006, 8:58 PM   #4
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Hi

I love to bird and love to photograph them too.

Your pictures are are just incredible.

I just can wait to get my Pentax DSLR and some lens,

there is no way a point and shoot could ever do this.
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Old Jul 9, 2006, 9:07 PM   #5
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ira, lens used for the gull???

dan, i love the fish image..

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Daniel,

I see your heron has a catfish, while mine has a bluegill! Nice shots.



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Old Jul 9, 2006, 9:22 PM   #7
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come on, i'm hungry now!!! blue gill---ummmmmm yummy, even better than crappie..

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Roy, used the FA 100-300mm f4.7-5.8 (I always give the aperture because there is another 100-300mm FA lens, much bigger and heavier than my plastic mount silver model). I find this lens to be a light weight joy to use, any negatives can only relate to the plastic construction. This may be an example of a mediocre film lens being a good digital lens because you are no longer using the "fuzzy" edges. I shoot usually at the 300mm end and see little evidence of softness (except due to camera shake).

Daniel, I disagree, your gull picture has delicate details intact while mine just gives a false sense of sharpness because of the out-of-focus dark background.

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Ira,

I like yours because of the focus on both wings and the body of the bird, while the background is in soft focus. Nice image!

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