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Old Apr 2, 2011, 4:24 AM   #1
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Default Just a starling ...

... on a powerline. As seen from my backyard.

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Practice shots using the TCON-17.

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Old Apr 2, 2011, 10:05 PM   #2
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You seem to have a handle on the TCon Bernice. Nice and clear.
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Old Apr 3, 2011, 10:09 PM   #3
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Thanks banksy. I'm really pleased with the results from the TCON-17 even the ones in poorish light. Saturday afternoon's light was very good and resulted in a really clear pic of the starling (yes, I know, they're nobody's favourite bird but he was available and posed nicely).

You were looking into teleconverters for your camera at about the time I bought my TCON-17 — did you get one?

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Old Apr 4, 2011, 2:14 AM   #4
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Yes Bernice, I got the Panasonic TL55 from Amazon. I love it but haven't posted any pics yet. Thanks for asking. Cheers Lyn
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Very good detail on that Starling.

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Really well captured and thanks for sharing. I have not seen starlings for years - they dont seem to have them here in France.
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Thank you jj and Dyane. Lucky France! They're real pests - both to the home owner and the native birds whose nests they take. But it was good practice.

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Really well captured and thanks for sharing. I have not seen starlings for years - they dont seem to have them here in France.
Diane, that's pretty funny because these originated from Europe (thus the name European Starling), and they've been a real destructive pest here in the US. Like the common house sparrow (which were introduced from England), they eat up all the food and take over nests (actually killing residing birds and babies) of native birds. They have put many native birds on the endangered list.
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