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Old Jan 30, 2005, 3:43 PM   #1
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Following are a few more photographs from yesterday's outing with the 200/1.8 and 2x extender.

Strangelook 1 (good evening eyes)



Strangelook 2 (maybe he won't know I'm looking if I point my head down)


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Old Jan 30, 2005, 3:51 PM   #2
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Oh yeah! Nice job Norm. You 200 worked great. Wonder if you were shooting about F8? The birds look so well detailed, any flash? Were you using your blind? Love the Bokeh.
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Old Jan 30, 2005, 4:04 PM   #3
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Norm, I love the Chickadee shot, Great exposure on a tough bird. I'm jealous .
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Hi Golfer, these were 5.6 aperture and about 1/800th with an ISO of 500 in aperture priority mode. No flash was used as it bothers the birds and I get better photo ops if they are content with me hanging about. No blind was used, they just get used to me after awhile as long as I behave myself :-)

By the way, my mistake above, the chickadee was taken with my 135mm and 1.4x extender on the digital rebel. I use this for close-up shots when the bird lands too close for my longer lens setup. Here's another one with that setup.


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Great exposure on a tough bird.
Mullen, I find that if I take 10,000 shots of a chickadee, I usually get 2 keepers in each batch.
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Old Jan 30, 2005, 8:40 PM   #6
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Great stuff Normcar.

Those chickadee shots are excellent. IN the first one it is like he is walking a tight rope and the second one is just............excellent all the way around.
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Sounds about right to me.
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Old Jan 30, 2005, 9:00 PM   #8
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I'll echo Zoomn as he said it the best.Excellent all the way. I have the Chickadees in my yard every day and just about the time my camera completes the focus he's gone. That is one hard bird for me to catch.

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Great shots Norm! Glad to see your coming out of hibernation!! Love the
second Chickadee shot. Almost looks like he's embarrassed about taking
his picture!
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Really crisp shots good work with that great lens!!
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