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04-29-2019, 11:03 AM - 5 Likes   #31036
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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
Here in Canada, crazy immigrant Scots used to walk around with ferrets to chase rabbits out of their holes so they could shoot them.
According to Wikipedia ferret-trousering originated with poachers who needed to hide their ferrets from gamekeepers.

As we have seen in previous posts, one look at the teeth of those martens quickly dispels the "cute" factor - a previous shot of Mr. or Mrs. Costello.



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The close focusing of the DA*300 F4 is very useful for macro-looking shots. Cross posted from KP thread

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Hi Sutherland. These are great BIF shots. Especially the tern
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QuoteOriginally posted by jacamar Quote
According to Wikipedia ferret-trousering originated with poachers who needed to hide their ferrets from gamekeepers.
When I lived in Perth, Ontario, I actually knew a few of those old Scots who hunted with ferrets....

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QuoteOriginally posted by normhead Quote
When I lived in Perth, Ontario, I actually knew a few of those old Scots who hunted with ferrets....
We need a Yorkshireman on here to confirm that they thought of it first. Anyway, you can't do "ferret trousering" when you're wearing a kilt.
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I see that @WPRESTO posted some thoughts on the A 2x-L Converter.

Here's a trio I recently shot with the A 2x-L + Tamron 65B 400/4 Adaptall, a combo he notes can provide "good results".

The chipmunk is a 50% crop (then resized, obviously) and the squirrel had 75% of the frame cropped away. I used an old Velbon tripod.






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On SF Bay marsh:
With K3, DA*300. 1.4X TC

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DA*300 & K3 and it all happens in 1/2 second (assuming K3 took (at least) 6 frames per second

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I have to say I'm pretty pleased with the Olympus 4/3,1.4x TC and Zuiko 300/4 outfit. It has its limitations--demands more light than the K-3 and I can't crop as heavily but it sure is easy to carry--and hand-hold.


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QuoteOriginally posted by dadipentak Quote
I have to say I'm pretty pleased with the Olympus 4/3,1.4x TC and Zuiko 300/4 outfit. It has its limitations--demands more light than the K-3 and I can't crop as heavily but it sure is easy to carry--and hand-hold.

That's a nice catch! I rarely ever get a decent shot of a pileated woodpecker.
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Watching each other. First real KP/A400 use of the season. It's going to take a while to stabilize old aged hands with the KP and the large black log on the end.
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Everyone posting on this thread has a least a 300mm lens, but I'll note that moments ago I came across a 250~600mm on EBAY, Japanese seller, about $4700.
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QuoteOriginally posted by luftfluss Quote
That's a nice catch! I rarely ever get a decent shot of a pileated woodpecker.
Thanks--they're regulars around here.

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moments ago I came across a 250~600mm on EBAY
lalalalalalalalala--can't hear you.
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QuoteOriginally posted by WPRESTO Quote
Everyone posting on this thread has a least a 300mm lens, but I'll note that moments ago I came across a 250~600mm on EBAY, Japanese seller, about $4700.
I had to hide that when SWMBO came into my office ...
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