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Bigma and birds...........
Posted By: Heinrich Lohmann, 07-14-2008, 06:36 PM

.......the combination seems to work not too bad, here are a few from this weekend.

Let me know what you think, comments are always welcome
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07-14-2008, 06:40 PM   #2
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Nice shots Heinrich. some of them look a little soft but that could just be the conditions under which I am looking at them. I really like the bokeh in the last shot.
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A Nice series Heinrich as your standards are fairly high

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Nice series, Heinrich... I really like that last shot of the male finch.... great colors!


07-15-2008, 12:33 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by Damn Brit Quote
Nice shots Heinrich. some of them look a little soft but that could just be the conditions under which I am looking at them. I really like the bokeh in the last shot.

Update, cancel the softness, the sun has gone down and I can see again. Their are no window coverings on the house that we are renting.
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very nice, Heinrich.

I especially liked the one with the bird leaning around the feeder.
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Very nice. As I like to bird sometimes, this lens is next on the list.
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Super shots Heinrich, love that last one of the house finch. I enjoy my Bigma for birding although it's a handfull when I'm hiking around, especially with my tripod. Good exercise though...

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Great series!
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Very nice. That Bigma is sharp.
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Very nice shots Heinrich. I like #2 and #6 the most though all are superb. I think your job was harder than motocross this weekend. I never had much luck with birds. LOL
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Gee, these are really attention-getting, Heinrich. You must have a steady hand (even with a tripod) and the patience of Job.

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very nice . no complaints here

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Great shots Heinrich... I have been waiting on the Sigma 70-200 2.8 Macro and was told the August releasr has been delayed until September so I am trying to decide if I can wait or buy the 50-500 Bigma.... Lot positive has been said about this lens so tough decision.. Really like the idea of the Macro side and the write ups on the 70-200 on Nikon and Canon sites have also been very positive. Damn lenses.... I have also decided on the Pentax 50 1.4 which goes cheap for the quailty. Cheers JIMBO
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Hi everyone and thank you one and all for the kind comments. I apologize for being so tardy in answering but things happen and I got real busy for a few days.

Jer, they were all taken from a tripod but I leave all ball-head and the tripod collar just loose enough for easy movement and leave VR on. Birds are just too fast to follow otherwise. Sounds complicated but actually works quite good for me. Next time that I'm out there I'll take photo of the setup.

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