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Old Jun 19, 2005, 6:48 PM   #1
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Old Jun 19, 2005, 9:07 PM   #2
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You've done it again, Zoomn. Tack sharp shots with great color and clarity.
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Old Jun 19, 2005, 9:34 PM   #3
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Real good shots, zoomn. My favorite here is the last one because I think that your background and ground itself fits wonderfully with the bird. The middle two backgrounds are a bit dry and in the first one the greenery area seems strange to me. Did you do some selective blurring there or something to that effect? If not, then I'm not sure what I'm seeing but it just doesn't appear natural. Your birds are really nice and the last one is next to purrfect. Again, the last one is the most successful here IMO, and it is extremely successful.
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Old Jun 19, 2005, 10:16 PM   #4
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Thanks bmullen for your kind remarks.

Hi Normcar. I don't know what is going on with that background. Only thing I can figure is heat waves as the sun was just starting to get hot. I which I would have had a bigger aperture to blur the background a bit more. I was trying to make sure I had the entire bird in focus. That is the tradeoff I guess.

The bigma really does havegood contrast. I actually had to reduce it a bit in these pictures.
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I was just looking at some shots done with the300/4 by another fellowand it had some background that was similar. I think it's a combination of certain colors that creates this effect, and I'm sure that the heat waves also plays a part. I've seen it once or twice with my own photographs too. It's certainly nothing to worry about and it probably won't happen again for another 2000 photos.
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Nice shots zoomn. Last one is real nice.
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Old Jun 20, 2005, 8:45 PM   #7
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another great series from you, zoomn!!!! i agree with Norm. the last one is the best!!!

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Old Jun 21, 2005, 4:07 AM   #8
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Really nice series zoomn! What's your secret to get close enough to these guys to get a
good detailed shot. I've been trying to get these guys at a near by lake and the
closest I can get to them only fills maybe 10% of the frame at 400mm with a 1.4
extender?
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Old Jun 21, 2005, 10:25 AM   #9
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Great series.

Mindlisting equipment used and settings?

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