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Old Apr 7, 2015, 12:06 AM   #1
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Default GWT in some really sweet light!

this may be my nicest shot yet of one of these little guys... taken at the park Sunday. he obliged by swimming through some really nice light and reflections maybe 25 feet away... perfect conditions for a really nice image... 550mm, 1/500 @ f/7.1

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Old Apr 7, 2015, 2:33 AM   #2
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Lovely image Rocky.

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Old Apr 7, 2015, 6:01 AM   #3
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Very sharp and detailed! Just look the eye!
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Old Apr 9, 2015, 12:03 AM   #5
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thanks, guys!
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Beautiful. Are you using a tripod taking photos of wildlife with the Tamron?
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thanks, Lotuslady! i generally don't use a tripod... too bulky and difficult to maneuver with. i use a monopod most of the time - it gives just enough added support without the weight and cumbersomeness (is that even a word??) of a tripod...
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Thank you for the information Rocky. I took my new Tamron lens out this weekend and I did not use my tripod or my monopod, I hand held and was a bit disappointed with my photos. Now, I know it is not my camera or my lens. I need to learn to use my camera better so I get clear photos like yours. Very nice.
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Thank you for the information Rocky. I took my new Tamron lens out this weekend and I did not use my tripod or my monopod, I hand held and was a bit disappointed with my photos. Now, I know it is not my camera or my lens. I need to learn to use my camera better so I get clear photos like yours. Very nice.
thank you. the Tammy 150-600 is a bit heavier than my Canon 100-400 was, and the added weight is just enough that having a little extra support helps a lot. i can shoot it freehand but after several hours, it does get pretty tiring... it definitely benefits from that little extra bit of stability that a monopod offers. the IS is quite good, but i prefer not to rely too much on that! LOL!
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