Male downy woodpecker

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  1. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Greetings,

    Shot with E-30, 50-200mm @ 200mm, 1/200, iso 100, f 3.5

    Outside temperature was -30 Celcius :sexywink:

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    Cheers, Don
     
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    Derrel Mr. Rain Cloud

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    Nice shot Don! I like that tiny bit of flash for an eye catchlight.

    You really go for the good stuff, eh Don?

    ED 50-200mm f2.8-3.5

    I checked that 50-200 out not long after they got it into stores, and the first time I picked it up I could see why Olympus has such a reputation as a lens designing firm...it's sweet! For those not familiar with the 4/3 system, that lens is like a 100 to 400mm f/2.8~3.5 max aperture lens that a normal human being can actually carry,hold,and shoot--without the sherpa.
     
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    i am impressed with your knowledge of wildlife as well as your photograph. i'm not quiet sure how to do this in a digital photo, but if there were some way you could make the background shade a more uniform colour throughout, i think that it would enhance the image.

    good stuff!
     
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    Nice shot, and I only feed the bird suet when it cold out, but -30 BRRR :lmao:

    Derrel, wow that is a lens isn't it ! I am not that familiar with Olympus, looks like they have a very nice range of glass to suite most needs.
     
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    Nice shot...seems they always hang upside down.
     
  6. Don Kondra

    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    The SHG line is even better but I'd have to sell my van to pay for one, and it's a twelve mile walk to town :sexywink:

    Actually, I've noticed they will feed from the top when the "puck" is new. The feeder came with the chain attached on the end so they would feed from either side but I thought I'd try hanging it flat...

    Thanks for the comments everyone, it is appreciated.

    Cheers, Don
     
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    I like how you have him hanging upside down haha, good one. I don't like the softness of the birds body to be honest.
     
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    Don Kondra Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    That's the shallow depth of field.

    I've have been finding with the E-30 you can push the iso, increase the DOF and still maintain a decent shutter speed.

    This is at f5, iso 640, 1/320.

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    Cheers, Don
     

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