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Lens: DA* 60-250 Camera: k5 Photo Location: Sherwood Park, Alberta 
Posted By: daacon, 04-21-2012, 08:24 PM

A couple of PM's, a phone call and a trip to the bank get ya ?

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Thanks to zeelich (as a bonus he lives in my area and delivered the lens and is a really nice guy thanks so much!) I am now the proud owner of the DA* 60-250 and rather than shoot a brick wall or a newspaper I am very pleased with a quick outing today. Man that is one sharp lens.
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Great shots. Thank you for sharing.
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Man, you get all the good stuff, it just isn't fair. That is one sharp baby.
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Man, you get all the good stuff, it just isn't fair. That is one sharp baby.
Bob - I've seen your photos with the 43 limited - stop complaining!
These too are great shots. Keep 'em coming

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Bob - I've seen your photos with the 43 limited - stop complaining!
These too are great shots. Keep 'em coming
I thought he might feel sorry for me and send me one, a guy has got to try, thanks Bob
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Glad to see you having fun with the new toy! Nice wildlife photos! (Making me sad cause I haven't done any wildlife captures :P)
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Well Dave you've just shared some very impressive shots and I'm struggling to ward off those feelings of jealousy!
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Man were you lucky with that muskrat. There's a beaver pond nearby, adjacent to a very well used bike trail. The beaver are habituated to humans and can sometimes be photographed at dawn or dusk, but the muskrat that live in the banks are impossibly furtive. They invariably disappear before they're in the viewfinder.

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Great shots. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks hcc appreciate you stopping by to comment.

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Man, you get all the good stuff, it just isn't fair. That is one sharp baby.
Thanks Bob I am going to have to sell a few 'old toys' now - it's just a matter of which ones.

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I thought he might feel sorry for me and send me one, a guy has got to try, thanks Bob
I could sell ya one or more at a very reasonable price (I will have a DA* 50-135 I am going to part with )

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Glad to see you having fun with the new toy! Nice wildlife photos! (Making me sad cause I haven't done any wildlife captures :P)
Thanks Yu - I suppose in the technical sense they are 'wildlife' but there are more 'locals' to me. Thanks again for the seemless transaction.

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Well Dave you've just shared some very impressive shots and I'm struggling to ward off those feelings of jealousy!
Thanks Em - every once in a while you got to spoil yourself.

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Man were you lucky with that muskrat. There's a beaver pond nearby, adjacent to a very well used bike trail. The beaver are habituated to humans and can sometimes be photographed at dawn or dusk, but the muskrat that live in the banks are impossibly furtive. They invariably disappear before they're in the viewfinder.
Thanks WRPESTO - you are right, I have been to that park 100's of time and only a few occasions have I even seen a muskrat usually just surfacing then back down. This time he was there , eating away and never even took notice of me, I was probably 3 feet away. Now for me there is another place I go to see Beavers and they rarely come out for me
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Thanks Bob I am going to have to sell a few 'old toys' now - it's just a matter of which ones.


I could sell ya one or more at a very reasonable price (I will have a DA* 50-135 I am going to part with )
I want something longer Dave, just like you have now.
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I want something longer Dave, just like you have now.
Umm I am also debating on releasing the Bigma (Sigma 50-500) - have not decided yet ........ahhhhhhhhhhhhh but I will be letting my Tammy 70-200 go as well so you got options ;-)

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Nice shots Dave.I have red winged black birds at my feeder and haven't photographed one yet.I'll put that on my to do list.---charliezap
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really fine fauna captures dave.... spurs me to get out and get back to nature.... dave m
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Nice shots Dave.I have red winged black birds at my feeder and haven't photographed one yet.I'll put that on my to do list.---charliezap
Thanks Charlie - they are hard to expose for sure need a faint setting sun on them (for me anyway)

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really fine fauna captures dave.... spurs me to get out and get back to nature.... dave m
Thanks Dave - this spot is close to me but I need to branch out - A few years ago I was there almost every day and then left it alone for a few years and now I am getting bored with the same old Ducks, Geese and Birds , then again each night offers new potential action
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