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Old Oct 26, 2008, 8:32 PM   #1
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From the town pond on a Sunday morning.Very little PP with these.

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1/750 f/11 ISO 400 500mm A priority Auto WB






1/180 f/11 ISO 400 500mm A priority Auto WB






1/250 f/11 ISO 400 360mm A priority Auto WB






1/350 f/11 ISO 400 138mm A priority Auto WB






1/1000 f/11 ISO 400 420mm A priority Auto WB






1/1000 f/11 ISO 400 500mm A priority Auto WB






1/500 f/11 ISO 400 500mm A priority Auto WB


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Old Oct 26, 2008, 9:13 PM   #2
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Looks like you got yourself a nice 500mm lens. Nice shots. Interesting that you used f11 and ISO 400. I am going to give that a try next time I go out. I find I am always using 5.6-6.3 for close subjects and f8-9 for far away subjects.
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Old Oct 27, 2008, 10:47 AM   #3
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Looks like you got yourself a nice 500mm lens. Nice shots. Interesting that you used f11 and ISO 400. I am going to give that a try next time I go out. I find I am always using 5.6-6.3 for close subjects and f8-9 for far away subjects.
The longer lens gives a good Bokeh at lower f-stops but the detail will improve with a deeper depth of field. Thus the higher f-stop allows for more of the subject to be in focus making the total subject sharper in detail. The higher ISO allows for higher shutter speeds thus compensating for a shaky hold by the photog (think old fat Dawg here) Or the movement of the subject. Long live AS, VR or IS. Any way you say it, it is a boon to any photog that will use it and not turn their nose up at it. I've seen too many posts by (self declared experts) "Expert by deffinition: A Has-Been Drip Under Pressure" stating that good form in holding a camera is the only way to get shakeless photos. I say why not use all of the available aids to that end? The Anti- Shake built into the Pentax cameras allows every lens mounted to it to be AS. It works so why not use it?

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Old Oct 27, 2008, 11:38 PM   #4
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Nice, that first one is one ugly bird!

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Old Oct 27, 2008, 11:50 PM   #5
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Nice, that first one is one ugly bird!

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I agree Tom. A face only it's mother could love. This one and it's mate are a sweet docile twosome. Always pecking at my leg wanting some bread crumbs.

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Old Oct 28, 2008, 7:35 AM   #6
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Do you know if it is a Muscovy Duck?
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Do you know if it is a Muscovy Duck?
Yes it is.

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Old Oct 28, 2008, 12:52 PM   #8
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i disagree . . . that first bird is beautiful. i have a bunch of muscovies at 'my' pond. i love them all . . . especially my little buddy who pecks at my leg for bread when i am not paying him enough attention! i really like the female muscovies, tho'.

nice pics, dawg. i had to look at your location to confirm you weren't taking pics at my pond!

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i disagree . . . that first bird is beautiful. i have a bunch of muscovies at 'my' pond. i love them all . . . especially my little buddy who pecks at my leg for bread when i am not paying him enough attention! i really like the female muscovies, tho'.

nice pics, dawg. i had to look at your location to confirm you weren't taking pics at my pond!

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We may have the same ducks as these Muscovy's follow me around all over the place begging for bread. They are so sweet it is hard not trying to pet them...The beak tooth and memories of a duck nearly taking a hand off prevent that. LOL

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Nice series, #7 is very pretty.
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