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02-17-2008, 05:28 AM   #1
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Hello from Illinois

I'm almost a Pentax user. I'm moving up from my Kodak z612. I just ordered my k10d on the recommendation of some very good friends of the Kodak board. I've not used a dslr before, so will definitely be a learning experience.

I live only a few blocks from the Mississippi River, so love taking photos of the river and all the birds here. Right now we have lots of bald eagles.

So hope to visit this forum often.

Kathy

02-18-2008, 05:51 PM   #2
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Welcome Kathy

QuoteOriginally posted by kmdipaolo Quote
I'm almost a Pentax user. I'm moving up from my Kodak z612. I just ordered my k10d on the recommendation of some very good friends of the Kodak board. I've not used a dslr before, so will definitely be a learning experience.

I live only a few blocks from the Mississippi River, so love taking photos of the river and all the birds here. Right now we have lots of bald eagles.

So hope to visit this forum often. Kathy
Hi Kathy, Look forward to some eagle and mississippi kite shots... what lens did you get with your K10? you will need some length to get those bird shots, unless you got them eatin' out of your hands
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Thanks Gus. I am getting the kit lens, and a Pentax 50-200mm to start out. Too many to choose from right now, until I understand them a little better. I know I will need something bigger for the birds, but I'll work my way up.

The eagles are all over the place right now. We also have pelicans, geese, trumpeter swans, etc.

Kathy
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Hello Kathie I am also from western Illinois some what up the river from you though.
Also on same highway 67. New here myself but an oldtimer Pentax user 10 months now.K100D, Hope to get K10 also Welcome to both worlds. And Eagles galore around here also.
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hey Kathy, Chesterfield Mo. here, other side of the river, haha, can you tell me the best place on the Il. side to maybe get some Eagle shots? I would love to see if I can get a few decent pics of em !! Oh, and welcome, you'll learn a lot here, I sure have !!
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You're not far. I teach in Florissant, hoping for a snow day today though. There are alot of eagles right here at Alton, more on the Missouri side of the bridge. There are supposed to be alot at Grafton also. I know Pere Marquette State Park has eagle programs. Here is a link to some of my photos.

Eagles - a photoset on Flickr
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Hi Neighbor,

I'm right next door in Godfrey. I had a Spotmatic II for many years, but I did not use it much. I decided that I really wanted to learn photography, and going digital was definitely the way to go. I ended up with the same setup as you have K10D 18-55 50-200. Great eagle shots! I have not spent enough time outdoors this Winter (my operating temperature doesn't go very low), but I'm hoping to get more activity as Spring arrives. I bet you got a snow day today?

Héctor
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