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Old Jul 18, 2006, 8:47 PM   #1
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I was casually shooting this afternoon with my DS + the Pentax 50-200mm lens, and came on this fellow. He was really tiny, so I assume that he is fairly young. It was a handheld shot at the max-200mm, so I was not expecting great results.

However, when I brought up the image on my computer, I was very pleasantly surprised with the result and wanted to share it with you. This result gets me interested in an even longer zoom, like the Pentax FA 300mm, etc.

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Old Jul 18, 2006, 8:50 PM   #2
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Very clear shot at the max zoom. Very nice composition. What part of the country/world are you in...that is an unsualy looking squirell (even for a young'in).

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Very sharp and good contrast. That is a very young squirrel that looks like it should still be with its mother.

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Old Jul 18, 2006, 9:53 PM   #4
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Tom and Jay-

We live in Oregon on the coast. My husband is the real squirrel watcher. He pointed out this squirrel to me this afternoon. I shot this photo through a window.When I askedmy husbandabout this particular squirrel, he shared with me that this squirrel's Mom is part of the group he has been watching. So this little fellow is probably still nursing.

Anyway I was pleased with the photo and inspired to look for an even longer zoom that is is very sharp at say 300mm. Any suggestions? Thanks for the help.

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Old Jul 18, 2006, 10:03 PM   #5
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I have yet to find a zoom out to 300mm that is sharp enough for me, which is why I use my FA* 300mm prime most of the time. My FA* 80-200mm is a monster, extremely sharp lens, much larger than my 300mm prime and I would imagine a FA* 80-300mm would be even bigger.

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Old Jul 19, 2006, 2:38 AM   #6
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He looks like a teenager, I think. He looks like his body parts aren't "syncronized", as it happens when they start growing out of control (my sons are in that phase right now). Cute, anyhow, and a nice picture.

This one is worrying about the real estate taxes:
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I lived in Lincoln City for a year back in the 70s
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Old Jul 19, 2006, 12:39 PM   #8
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mtclimber wrote:
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We live in Oregon on the coast.

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Back in the day, I lived in Astoria Oregon and I have visited there a few times in the past few years. Love the coast line and the beautiful weather.

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Old Jul 19, 2006, 1:39 PM   #9
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Tom and Jay

Here is a photo of the youngster's mom that I took this morning.

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here's a ground squirrel or chipmunk (?) i saw the other morning. there were 4-6 of these guys racing around among the rocks and low brush playing tag i guess. they didn't seem to mind me as long as i didn't get too close.
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