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Old Feb 24, 2004, 8:33 AM   #1
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A few images taken recently, all with 10D. First with Sigma 50-500 and next two with Canon 28-135 IS Lens. Sigma released a 80-400 stabilized lens which will be my next lens purchase.

Ring-Billed Gull Inflight Portrait


Ring-Billed Gull Inflight Flaring


Rainbow Lorikeet Portrait
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 8:50 AM   #2
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HOLY COW!!!! that first one is amazing!!! very nice work! when i saw that picture i said to myself......"how the heck did he take that?!"

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beautiful job!
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Nice work, I really like the Lorikeets portrait.
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Old Feb 24, 2004, 9:19 AM   #4
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HOLY COW!!!! that first one is amazing!!! very nice work! when i saw that picture i said to myself......"how the heck did he take that?!"

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beautiful job!
The original shot was actually a full body shot but the wings were not in a position that looked good for an inflight. I just cropped to what looked best, which happen to be taking the wings completely out of the picture. It was taken in aperture priority with spot metering and one shot focusing at 400 ISO.


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Excelent work. I particularly admire the gulls, getting a spot on exposure on such a white subject isn't easy. The first shot is particularly good for its clarity and detail on what you're saying is a crop.

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Excelent work. I particularly admire the gulls, getting a spot on exposure on such a white subject isn't easy. The first shot is particularly good for its clarity and detail on what you're saying is a crop.

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Thanks... here is the original image. Not a bad shot but I just did not like it overall, plus having to reduce the original image for upload reasons really takes away from the detail. Another problem overcome by cropping. This is if course resized way down from original.

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Yes, your cropped version of this photo is much more effective.
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Thanks for the comments. Glad to see that they are enjoyed. I have started a small collection of photos at pbase. Not many right now. I'm just trying it out right now so I'm not sure about the functionality.

http://www.pbase.com/rz22g
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