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Old Aug 11, 2006, 10:35 PM   #1
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To start off a busy weekend, I went to nearby park and took a couple of shots. Somehow a lot less bird activities in Toronto city area.



Looks like a baby Robin

Also just could not resist the LBA and* paid up for a new Zenitar 16mm from Russia. Likely it takes another 10 days before starting the fun of using this lens. I hope it is up to its reputation.

I have to go back to my record to see if that should come from my 2008 budget money if not that of 2009.

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Old Aug 11, 2006, 10:38 PM   #2
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Excellent photo, Daniel.

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Old Aug 12, 2006, 12:03 AM   #3
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Very nice and it is a baby Robin.

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Old Aug 12, 2006, 4:26 AM   #4
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My immediate response to that shot was "Aaaahhhhh" lol! So cute.

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Old Aug 12, 2006, 9:45 AM   #5
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What a cutie! Gives me hope that I'll be able to take a good picture of a bird sometime...
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Old Aug 12, 2006, 1:57 PM   #6
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Lovely shot! Thanks for sharing it.
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Old Aug 13, 2006, 4:12 AM   #7
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themacguy wrote:
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Lovely shot! Thanks for sharing it.
Hey thanks for all the undeserved compliments.
I went out Saturday with the local Photo club to see some Perseid Meteor Shower. We did not see any after 2 hours wait as a result of which I only took some star shots.

http://www.pbase.com/image/65062251

Earlier I went out to the country side

http://www.pbase.com/image/65062703
http://www.pbase.com/danieltong/image/65062351/large

The photo group did definitely disrupt its feeding time.
http://www.pbase.com/danieltong/image/65063806/large
We were too noosy.

Also I screwed up on the iso setting (1600) but Pentax does manage to render them all decent.

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Old Aug 13, 2006, 5:31 AM   #8
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Inspireing, thanks for sharing! Were you out with a photo group? Tell us more!

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Yes, like Kjell I would like to hear more about the photo group. Nice star shot, I tried a meteor shower once, with an old K1000 film camera. My lens was damaged (which I didn't discover until later) and would focus beyond the infinity mark, which made the pictures out of focus. This link http://www.photo.net/photodb/photo?photo_id=443347 takes you to one that represented an 8 minute exposure.

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bilybianca wrote:
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Inspireing, thanks for sharing! Were you out with a photo group? Tell us more!

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Hi Kjell,
It is called TPMG
http://tpmg.ca/forum/viewtopic.php?t=855&start=60
Joining them for the activities and the people is great. But hearing the predominant Canon+Nikon talk is another . I have no clue if they have the same feeling about non-Canon+Nikon lens. When I mentioned that I was planning to use 1600 to do the Meteor shoot, their eyes rolled over. No way. They do the star/meteor shot for 5 minutes exposure at 200 or top 400.
I gave up arguing and just post the pict . The pict sells not the empty talk. I also made fun by saying that "oops I forgot about using the wrong iso."
Their web site and administrators are very tech-savvy and they run it very different from a traditional camera club.

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