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Old Sep 17, 2012, 5:55 PM   #1
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Default Little friend outside of my kitchen windows

I was washing dishes and I saw this little bird standing on top of my satellite dish. It so happened that I had my new 18-250mm Sigma lens mounted on the XSi. These pictures were taken through a double-paned windows.
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Old Sep 18, 2012, 9:23 AM   #2
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Nice WCKSer, like the first one the best.

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Old Sep 18, 2012, 2:05 PM   #3
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Thanks, JJ!
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Very nice. Did you use flash? That Sigma is a keeper. The bird looks like a flycatcher but one I don't see in these parts.
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Nice work. I looks like the bird is wondering why the birdbath is sitting on it's side
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Thanks, Street and Mugmar! No flash was used taking these pictures. I used ISO 800, f/5.6 and 1/200 sec at 250mm through my window.The back of the bird showed some chromatic aberration. It could be caused by the lens itself as well as the result from shooting through a double-paned windows. I need to perhaps use f8-11 to see if it makes a difference. I am happy with the sharpness of this lens with the understanding that this type of lens has its limitations. However, this lens is definitely a keeper. I am taking it to the Silk Road trip in China next month.
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