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Birds: Dark Eyed Junko
Posted By: wa5am, 12-30-2008, 10:07 AM

These little cousins to the common Sparrow come around a lot in the winter here. I remember when I was a kid, one of my teachers in school called them "Snow Birds".

They are not very timid around people, and fight each other like Hummingbirds when they are feeding.

I have 30 acres of timber and woods up here, and hope to get more wildlife shots with my new Sigma "Bigma" this winter and next spring.

Both shot @ ISO 200 with lens at 420mm. Cropped about 33% and resized for web display. Not great, but I think I'm getting better with the big lens.





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12-30-2008, 01:43 PM   #2
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I like these, they have such a nearness in them, bringing the viewer close to the birds maybe because of the nice low angle you have used. Thanks for sharing!
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They are very nice shots Morgan. The first being the best. That big lens takes a bit to get used to but can produce some good results.
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Agreed with Peter - #1 is quite nice!

It takes practice and technique to really get the best results. I'd like to try a Bigma at some point, just to see if I could really make it sing...

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QuoteOriginally posted by gawan Quote
I like these, they have such a nearness in them, bringing the viewer close to the birds maybe because of the nice low angle you have used. Thanks for sharing!
I have the tripod low and shooting uphill which makes a nice perspective, sort of getting eye level with them. Thanks for the kind comments Gawan!


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They are very nice shots Morgan. The first being the best. That big lens takes a bit to get used to but can produce some good results.
Thanks for the nice comments Peter. I agree on #1 too. #2 was a bit soft. I think she was just outside of the DOF, which was just a sliver with that lens.


QuoteOriginally posted by Marc Langille Quote
Agreed with Peter - #1 is quite nice!

It takes practice and technique to really get the best results. I'd like to try a Bigma at some point, just to see if I could really make it sing...

Cheers,
Marc
Hello again Marc, and thanks for the nice comments. I bet you could give the bigma a good run for the money if anyone could. It seems to have very nice snappy contrast and color, really a lot more than I expected from a zoom, and one of that range. Wish it was a little faster, but so far, with good sunlight, it's done well for what I've used it for.

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