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Walk in the park
Posted By: dws1117, 06-18-2008, 11:12 AM

After a visit to the doctor/vampire to have blood drawn I figured I'd earned some time with my camera. Stopped at a local park and here is the result of my quality time with the K200D and the 70-300mm Tamron.




















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06-18-2008, 11:28 AM   #2
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I love #7. It's backlit, but the shadows still show some really nice detail. What did you shoot that with?
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All were done with the Tamron 70-300mm DI LD.
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Hmmm, those vultures are kinda scary, lol, are there always that many hanging around? Great shots by the way !

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Stratman, this must be a park where a lot of elderly people go. They're playing chess and then ... flop. Lol

Great series of shots. I like number 7 as well, 1&2 are both excellent shots as well. looks like a day well spent.
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haha Peter, maybe so !! I'll make sure to steer clear of that park !!
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Hmmm, those vultures are kinda scary, lol, are there always that many hanging around? Great shots by the way !
That's the first time I've seen so many, but I don't usually go there that early in the morning. It's usually late afternoon when I'm there. The scariest part is that in the fence shot you don't see the approximately 30 more birds off to the left. There had to be 50 or more birds. The sign they a few are sitting on says "Danger Keep Out" I just couldn't get a clear view of the sign.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dws1117 Quote
That's the first time I've seen so many, but I don't usually go there that early in the morning. It's usually late afternoon when I'm there. The scariest part is that in the fence shot you don't see the approximately 30 more birds off to the left. There had to be 50 or more birds. The sign they a few are sitting on says "Danger Keep Out" I just couldn't get a clear view of the sign.
Maybe something died nearby? When I see a lot of them here it usually means something got hit by a car and went into the woods to die.

Beautiful shots by the way. I like the swallow.
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Maybe something died nearby? When I see a lot of them here it usually means something got hit by a car and went into the woods to die.

Beautiful shots by the way. I like the swallow.
There are thousands of these dudes in this area. I sometimes think that they are our most numerous bird. They didn't seem as if they were in feed mode more relaxing and sunning mode.

I did come across this little barn swallow but I don't think there were that many birds here for this little one.
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There are thousands of these dudes in this area. I sometimes think that they are our most numerous bird. They didn't seem as if they were in feed mode more relaxing and sunning mode.

I did come across this little barn swallow but I don't think there were that many birds here for this little one.
Um. Ew.

So much for my post-work snack.
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You made that vulture look great in number 3, like a stealth bomber from a Tim Burton movie. Seven is excellent.
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Um. Ew.

So much for my post-work snack.
Umm...sorry.
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Thank you, Gary.
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A couple more from this morning. All of these are the Tamron 70-300mm with Tamron 1.4x TC.

This one appeared to be sleeping.

Another barn swallow

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No2 is a standout


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