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11-07-2008, 04:33 AM   #1
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Gday also from down under.

Gday everyone
Excellent site , I have been using a pentax for 28 years.I started off with a k1000 and now onto something a bit more modern. I just purchased a 300 mm lens and would love anybodys comments on how to improve,as I have just started digital .This photo was hand held at about 5 feet and seems clear enough???
cheers Peter

11-07-2008, 08:56 PM   #2
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Welcome to the forum! I am not the best one to critique - but it looks good to me! You may have noticed there is a place on the forum where you can post photos for comments.

Um - are there many Australians that look like this?

Seriously - what type of bird is it?

I have 2 African Greys and a Severe Macaw, but still a bit ignorant about the many types of birds!

11-07-2008, 11:26 PM   #3
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Thanks krs
The bird is a Galah and there are heaps down here.They live to a great old age just like your Macaw.Thanks I will put up for comment on other place.
cheers Jaab
11-07-2008, 11:51 PM   #4
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Welcome to the forum. So many aussies have come and gone.

That is a very nice protraiti you have got there

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Don't know what y'all have been putting in the water down under ... but dayum!

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11-08-2008, 03:28 AM   #6
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Welcome Peter.
You'll find this a very useful forum.
Couldn't see your pic, though...
11-08-2008, 03:45 AM   #7
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Welcome, mate. Looks a fine pickie to me. Um, starting your journey on the Pentax forum with a photo of one of the maddest birds on the planet - is there a hidden message here?

Looking forward to seeing more of your work.

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11-09-2008, 03:09 PM   #9
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Ah, the Galah. Always reminded me of an Iced Vo-Vo.
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Hey Peter,
The Galah (Cacatua roseicapilla) is sharp on the front but a bit soft on the back, working out the depth of focus on a new lens is always a learning curve. Have to say, the bokh on my new Pentax DA*16-50 is just gorgeous but I don't have anything like this shot of yours yet. Welcome.
11-16-2008, 11:11 AM   #11
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Welcome to the forum, there's quite a few Aussies about in here, enjoy.

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