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08-18-2008, 10:14 PM   #1
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Looking for Eagles Sigma 100-300

I went out over the weekend to a spot I have found that has a few Eagles. The first couple times I went I had bad luck with bad light and missed shots.
This time I was ready and the ligth was great but no eagles.

Anyway I still made use. Man I love this lens.







Anyway, the first 2 have wings.

08-19-2008, 12:20 AM   #2
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I was just about to shut down and go to bed when I noticed this post. I am so glad I did. That first shot is amazing and the third one is way up there also. The second shot is just as good but I don't think it has the same impact as there are many similarly composed pictures out there.
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Thanks, I always appreciated the critique. That's one way we learn.

I had a manual focus lesson this time out. These things in the air are so small that its near impossible for the Auto focus to find it ( even spot meter ) . So it was manual most of the time, a very good lesson on speed and anticipation.
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i was gonna say, how the heck did you AF on the dragonfly, but MFing that in flight is even more impressive. too bad no eagles tho...

this lens is awesome, but it just weighs too much for me

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Those are some beautiful shots, great detail and color. Well done!
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Amazing shots OrenMc!!

I agree with K100d about catching that dragon fly on the wing. Whether it was AF or manual it was an amazing capture. Nice job.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Damn Brit Quote
. . . The second shot is just as good but I don't think it has the same impact as there are many similarly composed pictures out there.
Thanks for posting and....................Good night.
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Being able to see wing venation is key to making generic and specific ID. Sometimes shots are technical in nature.
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Amazing,looks like a lesson on manual focusing is in order


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Thanks all, very kind.

My macro is a very good teacher when it comes to MF. But I have to add that even though this lens is a bit heavy it balances very well. I have no problems handholding this thing.

It was a strange day though as for the birds. Usually there are at least a bunch of swallows and other small birds. Maybe it was the time of day. I don't know. I got lucky with the dragonflies coming around.
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Very nice. I also have this lens and think it is one of the unsung brilliant lenses of all time. I, however, did find a couple of eagles when I went looking over the weekend while using a borrowed K20D. I liked the autofocus on the K20D so much that after 24 hours of considerable restraint, I ordered one.
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Thanks,
I think it is getting a lot more recognition and rightfully so. Of course I don't really have much experience with other teles but from the out put on my camera and from others that have posted I don't think it can really be argued how great it is.

I found out what happened to the eagles though. Its the salmon migration. Most have went to the rivers. I did see a couple but pretty far off. They always seem to tease me that way, staying just out of reach.

Got this one though. The Blue Heron and the eagles are two birds I want t get a good collection of . But as of yet I don't really have any shots that really stand out.

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Still no eagles But......







I probably should be posting these in another forum now huh?

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Very nice. That second shot is a "standout" to my eye.
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