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Old Mar 17, 2006, 1:04 AM   #1
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I finally got to try out my new 500 f/4 Canon lens. I have my tripod but, no head so all these were hand held with the 20D. All at iso 400 f/5.6 500mm & 1.4X TC various shutter speeds.

1. Green-winged teal flying at a distance


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Old Mar 17, 2006, 1:05 AM   #2
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2. A pair og green-winged teals in flight


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3. These next 4 are of a white-breasted nuthatch gathering food. She hears something


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4. She has her 1st course


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5. Her 2nd course


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6. Lunch is over. A classic nuthatch pose


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my new 500 f/4 Canon lens.
Wow:shock:, congrats! You should be able to have some fun with that one!
Can I ask some ?? I picked pic 4 and saw that you used ISO400, f5.6, SS1/2000 and a +0.7 exp. comp. and I was just wondering why as it seems a little overexposed and the lighting looks good enough that you might have been able to get away with say ISO200, SS1/1000 and a 0 exp comp and still gotten a good exposure without as much noise. I don't pretend to know anything about shooting with your class of equipment, but I was just curious. Trying out new gear is good enough reason!! Look forward to more results! Didn't you start out with a S7000(the camera I have) and a 2.2 converter? Quite the leap, congrats again!
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Old Mar 18, 2006, 2:24 AM   #9
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Thanx all for the comments!! GoCubs, my settings were more for flight shots, which was what I really was trying. the nuthatch just flew in and I never thought of changing settings as I usually miss out on shots in the process of changingstuff. Nuthatches very rarely give me any real opportunity for any decent shots so, I just took them as is. I started out with the fuji s602z (still have it) and a raynox 2.2 tele-addon. I really like the 500mm. I'm a bit slow on capturing action shots as I still seem to aim too low and by the time i have a lock on the subject, it's usually too late. As heavy as it is (8.5 lbs), it is actually quite manageable hand held. But, it really is a tripod lens.

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