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Posted By: Marc Langille, 11-12-2008, 07:53 PM

Bewick's Wren - a bit shy (cropped a bit for composition):

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Camera PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K20D
Exposure Time 0.0031s (1/320)
Aperture f/4.5
ISO 800
Focal Length 300mm (450mm 35mm)
Photo Dimensions 3036 x 2321

Sparrow eyeballing the blind - perhaps 12-15 feet away (cropped for composition):

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Date Taken 2008-06-08 11:02:34
Camera Canon EOS 40D
Exposure Time 0.0003s (1/3200)
Aperture f/9.0
ISO 800
Focal Length 500mm (800mm in 35mm)
Photo Dimensions 2823 x 1947

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11-12-2008, 08:01 PM   #2
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Two beautiful photos! You have a great talent for bird photos! I have tried - and failed - so I really appreciate how difficult it is to achieve this level of quality!
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Ole, you are very kind! I was a complete rookie at birding photography until April/May of this year. As you know, it requires a huge amount of patience, since in this environment people are rarely seen. Luckily if you sit still, even in the open, they will eventually settle down and come relatively close.

Thank you again for stopping by and looking. Your words do mean a lot to me.

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fantastic shots marc.that 2nd shot has such amazing detail.its bang-on!!. i have always loved your work,expecially your wildlife shots..these are no exception

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crop

Crop of the first image - approx. 33% of actual size:

Photo Dimensions 2067 x 2021

Crop of the second image - approx. 33% of actual size:

Photo Dimensions 2028 x 1543

At 100%, the head and bill are approx. 6.5 inches long... longer than the bird...

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fantastic shots marc.that 2nd shot has such amazing detail.its bang-on!!. i have always loved your work,expecially your wildlife shots..these are no exception

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Thank you Kevin, and I sincerely appreciate those words.

You may want to go dig up some previous posts and check them out - several images that aren't up for public viewing on my website. I let them be seen here first at Pentax Forums...

BTW, there are four posts taken with the FA* 250-600/5.6 - what a gem!!!

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Looking back at you Marc

Hey Marc,

Love your stuff. We got into birding about the same time but you're way better at it than I am. Once in a while I get lucky:



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Hey Marc,

Love your stuff. We got into birding about the same time but you're way better at it than I am. Once in a while I get lucky:

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Tom, thank you for the kind words and sharing. I do appreciate that you stopped by and enjoyed them.

It took me several weeks to get to this level, but it was also because I was deflected with other subjects to photograph. Birding photography is such a tough combination of skill, timing/luck and long good glass to get those keepers. There are probably a few other things in there too... Luck is not the only thing, and I know you'll keep getting better because I suspect you are stubborn like me...

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Hi Marc, that are two sweet shots but than again you wouldn't post anything else. :-)

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Marc, those are stunning shots! Wow, I am speechless!

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11-12-2008, 10:33 PM   #11
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Very nice

Love the feather detail on these shots... wonderful shots...

The blind seems to be very effective... At 12-15 feet, does shutter slap scare them?
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Sweet shots Marc and you got really lucky with those blurred backgrounds, they look great.
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Those are great shots Marc. Would you post a picture of the blind you are using?

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They are really agile birds and amazing that you captured on the camera!

I found these little creatures just too small to be so agile. Always hyperactive like crazy.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Langille Quote
Thank you Kevin, and I sincerely appreciate those words.

You may want to go dig up some previous posts and check them out - several images that aren't up for public viewing on my website. I let them be seen here first at Pentax Forums...

BTW, there are four posts taken with the FA* 250-600/5.6 - what a gem!!!

Cheers,
Marc
your very welcome marc. and i will take you up on that offer of looking up previous threads. that FA 250-600 sure does take some fantastic shots.. i would love that lense., i have a 70-210 and my 18-55 kit lense and thats about it.
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