Cedar waxwings

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  1. Moodyville-ain

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    Taken with a rebel xs and a 55-250mm


    Tv=1/500 Av=5.6 ISO=400
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    Tv=1/320 Av=5.6 ISO=400
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    Tv=1/250 Av=8 ISO=400
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    #^*@ing branch :x TV=1/2500 AV=5.6 ISO=400 Out of nowhere it flew almost right next to me here. I didn't have time to mess around, I got this shot off before it flew away again :cry: Hardly any crop here. Why is it the one time a bird flies right next to me, it does it in front of a branch and with poor lighting conditions :gah: Doesn't it know I want to take it's picture? phhhhht
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    I like the second one. I'm trying to decide if the focus is a little soft on the wings or if that's just how they look.

    The last one is really nice too.
     
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    You had a target rich environment! Wish we had those here..I have lost more shots to limbs than I care to recall!!!!!!...Mike
     
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    Thanks :) to both of you. As for focus, it is probably a combination of both. For 1 that one was about 1/4 crop, for 2 the 55-250mm is descent but could be sharper. Also the feathers on their backs are quite smooth, even in person. The rest is just user error.

    I wish I could justify a super telephoto. But mortgage and bills say otherwise :( unless someone starts paying me for my pictures .............. :lol:.......... until that happens I can't justify spending over a grand on a lens. People keep saying X lens only costs X amount over a grand.... but you can't get blood from a stone.

    Im contiplating in the future 5he Tamron 200-500mm, or 50-500mm Sigma. I know they are both slow, but as I said theres no way I can spend over a grand on a lens so options are limited.
     
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    I hear you about lenses. Even with a 300, they're small birds.

    I figure that to fill out my lens kit I need about $46k. And that doesn't include a D3S or a D300s (which if I were spending all the money I could, I'd get both). Need a better job, I guess.
     

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