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12-14-2016, 05:42 AM - 1 Like   #24046
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QuoteOriginally posted by Weevil Quote
Heummm... sorry, I don't get the joke ?? (maybe due to the language difference?)
When you posted the earlier Snow Goose pictures of the large flock taking off you mentioned their poop was raining down on you.

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QuoteOriginally posted by cleaverx Quote
Bald Eagle near the trail, looking down on me.

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Nice shots Kameko. How did you like the DA 560?? Was it sharp wide open at f/5.6?? By next summer I want to get long prime, manual focus or AF it makes no difference to me, but it has to be fairly sharp wide open.
My SMC 500mm f/4.5 is super sharp from f/8 to f/16, but in darker conditions I need wider aperture.
You're doing very, very well with the A/400. It's not a given getting focus on BIF with the long throw.
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QuoteOriginally posted by RockvilleBob Quote
When you posted the earlier Snow Goose pictures of the large flock taking off you mentioned their poop was raining down on you.
Yeah! LOL, someone helped me figured that out (see my post above)
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The only conditions where you can go shooting, are the ones outside your door where I live. There are not so many indoor shooting venues. On days like today, I wish there was a mall nearby.

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The only conditions where you can go shooting, are the ones outside your door where I live. There are not so many indoor shooting venues. On days like today, I wish there was a mall nearby.

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I think you would find that most malls don't allow photography...
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I think you would find that most malls don't allow photography...
And here I thought I was missing something.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
That's a great eagle image. He obviously does not appreciate paparazzi.
Thank you. She was noise also :-)).

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QuoteOriginally posted by lukulele Quote
You're doing very, very well with the A/400. It's not a given getting focus on BIF with the long throw.
Thank you for the kind words. I really like SMC A 400mm f/5.6. It take some practice to get sharp BIF pics with it. The hardest ones are when bird sneaks up on you really close range and
I have to scramble to turning focusing ring fast as I can to catch up. All my lenses are manual focus. For sure I miss some shots because manual focus, but I get fairly high number of keepers also.

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Recent shot of Short_Eared Owl. This one sneaked up on me. I almost missed this shot. I never cranked the focusing ring so fast, make sure I will get it in focus

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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
I think you would find that most malls don't allow photography...
I have noticed that. What bothers them to ban all photography. Is that just a convenient way to exclude some activities which other users might find intrusive, without potentially embarrassing discussions with security, or do they really think there is business information in what it looks like.
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BIF from Iceland
Interesting bird. Nice shot.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cleaverx Quote
Interesting bird. Nice shot.

Thanks. Glad you enjoyed the image. It's an Arctic tern, very common/abundant in Iceland.
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Vet through the rest of my wildlife pictures, almost forgotten that I'd taken the Eurasian Red Squirrel while visiting the Nami Island.



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Vet through the rest of my wildlife pictures, almost forgotten that I'd taken the Eurasian Red Squirrel while visiting the Nami Island.
Interesting - our Gray Squirrels come in different colour forms but I've never seen that in the Eurasian Red. Here are a few smaller birds from the recent trip.

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Rufous-collared Sparrow and Chilean Swallow (as above but with the 1.4x TC added)



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That finch is stunning. Another bird designed by a kid with a new set of crayons.
A favorite bird to see on Iceland.
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