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On the ground
Posted By: Andrew Faires, 02-09-2007, 03:51 PM

I haven't had a chance to get out too much in the last couple of weeks, so I thought I'd post some older photos:

Some ground crawling in cool weather to get this perspective of the American Tree Sparrow

Chipping Sparrow

Both were shot with a DS2 and the FA* 400mm f/5.6 lens.

Hopefully this weekend I'll be able to get out for a while
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02-09-2007, 04:35 PM   #2
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Nice and crisp photos from you again, Andrew

The weather certainly looks good there for you to take these shots when spring is around.

Fa* 400mm f5.6 is definitely a winner too.
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Thanks, James.

Weather for that first shot was pretty cool - especially after laying on the ground for a while. The second one was bad at all as that was well into spring when I got that.
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Andrew, that are two very nice bird photos. Thanks for posting them.


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Very crisp photos. Were you using a short tripod for the ground shot?
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Thank you, Heinrich & Clarence!

Clarence, I use a Manfrotto 190PROB tripod (not sure of the American model name) so I'm able to get pretty much right on the ground with it. This one was maybe a couple of inces higher than it's lowest setting.

On a side note....I was able to sneak out for a couple of hours this afternoon, so I should have a couple of new shots to post

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