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Old Nov 5, 2006, 3:23 PM   #1
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Here are a couple more from yesterday's adventure with the new Tele. Hand held while resting the lens on a blanket drapped across the halfway down window. The truck was my blind at the Sac. Wildlife Refuge on a moderately overcast day.
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Old Nov 5, 2006, 3:24 PM   #2
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Number 2 a Gadwall Pair

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Old Nov 5, 2006, 3:25 PM   #3
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#3 A Hen Mallard

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Old Nov 5, 2006, 3:25 PM   #4
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Finally a Mallard Pair

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Old Nov 5, 2006, 6:11 PM   #5
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Old Nov 5, 2006, 8:10 PM   #6
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Very nice, I especially love #2 !!
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I really love number one. The colours are amasing.




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Old Nov 5, 2006, 8:56 PM   #8
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Nice shots Steve! I've been tossing around the idea of purchasing that lens after admiring Bob's pictures and now yours. The images from this lens apear very sharp and bright. Does the D80 have a setting for a warmer color setting or maybe less vivid? I like the shots but think they could be improved with a little warmer color tone (IMO). I think the images are great as they are, just want to offer some constructive feedback on your new setup..

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Old Nov 5, 2006, 11:33 PM   #9
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Kent,
Thank you very much for the compliment.
Yes, the D80 does have quite a bit of flexibility when it comes to settings. I do have the color mode set to IIIa which is a little on the strong side. The vividness is also set a little on the high side as well. I went with the same settings as my D70 ala Ken Rockwell, but I find that the D80 really pics up the colors and I could dial it down a notch. I will be playing with that in the future. But, you can pretty much tune the 80 to your tastes, NO PROBLEM. It really captures red like you can't believe.
As for the Tamron lens. I would recomend it in a heart beat. The only problem that I have encountered is, and I read of this before I pruchased it, that the tripod collar ring slips. It just doesn't tighten down enough. I am thinking of adding a very thin layer of either bicycle inner tube rubber or silicone sealer to the inside of the ring before I tighten it down. It will hold on the tripod. But, it's not really locked tight. You can twist the lens and camera with just a little pressure. This problem didn't keep me from buying the lens, nor should it disway you from getting one. If I come up with a good fix, I will post the solution.
Thanks again for your comments,
Steve
P.S. I didn't do anything to enhance the colors in PP. It's all the camera. Cheers

Kent, Check out this post. Tell me if the colors are still to hot?
http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/v...amp;forum_id=8
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Old Nov 6, 2006, 12:36 AM   #10
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Steve,
That landscape shot has beautiful color, contrast and detail.... No problem there!
Might want to try exposure bracketing on your next shoot with the birds as it could be overexposure thats behind the vivid issue im seeing.

Thanks for the info on the lens, I 'll be adding it to my bag once I save up some funds. :G

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