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Old Dec 28, 2009, 6:36 PM   #1
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A couple of pics of a chippee that stopped by the house last summer. Its song gave it away. Thanks for looking.

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Old Dec 28, 2009, 7:26 PM   #2
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2 great shots, wonderful isolation of the bird and lovely shallow dof.

What lens/camera were you shooting with?
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Old Dec 28, 2009, 8:38 PM   #3
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I can only echo what Mark has already said. So... ditto!
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Mark, I was going to ask the same questionLOL.. These are suitable for framing, just beautiful!

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Ditto from me. I like everything about these photos.
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Nice Job, Dan!
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 3:57 PM   #7
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Thanks for the kind words about these photos everyone.

Mark / Hawg, my setup consists of three components: I use a Nikon D300 with a Nikon 70-200mm f2.8 lens with built-in VR (vibration reduction). I use a Nikon 1.7X extender between the long lens and the body which stretches my zoom to 340mm (510mm in 35 mm equivalency). I've used this rig for the past 2 years and I find it a perfect walking around companion. Cheers, Dan
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I'm really impressed with that result from quite a modest setup. I would have imagined you were using something in the very serious focal lengths. Even more impressive!!!!
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Can only echo Mark's comments - these are wonderfully sharp & detailed, with a wonderful background as well.
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Old Dec 29, 2009, 8:36 PM   #10
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Mark & Mole ... thanks again. I have learned to wring out the best out of that setup. Because it's portable, all of my shots are handheld. Dan
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