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Lens: DA-300 Camera: K200D Photo Location: Out & About ISO: 400 
Posted By: cdurfor, 04-26-2010, 04:22 AM












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04-26-2010, 06:39 AM   #2
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Wow! I am impressed and depressed at the same time. How you got that level of detail and clarity along with DOF that close with a da*300 is beyond me. Plus your Osprey shots are exactly what I have been looking to do without success. The Cormorant lacks only having those weird green eyes open. If you have a similar shot with the eyes wide I would enjoy seeing that one. I plan to show the Osprey pics to the Sea Eagles in my area so they understand how to pose for me next time. Since you posted the exact targets I go for every day I can take the day off and just look at yours. Beautiful woodpecker and Cardinals too.
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If those first two could tell us what they are thinking! Nice series. Well captured. The ospreys are awesome.
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Thanks. It was interesting watching the Ospreys as they came out of the water. After one or two flaps of the wings, they shook off the water like a dog. Never seen that before....

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Wonderful! Those are amazing shots, love the detail.
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Fabulous series...loved the Cormorant close-up and the Osprey BIF's were stupendis!
Do you find it difficult to follow a BIF with a fixed lens? If so...you certainly mastered it
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Actually I find the DA300mm to be a very easy to use for BIF. The autofocus is pretty fast (as long as a TC is not used).

The major problem is that I'm often tempted to photograph BIF that are farther away than look good on the final print. Must be something about the clarity of the lens....

The other neat trick I learned this weekend was to set the AF360FGZ flash outside on the far side from my bird feeder (about 2-3 feet away). Using the wireless trigger I can shoot from inside my house and still get a crisp, well lit image.
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