Pantalaimon!

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  1. Overread

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    Ok so its not his final form - but whenever I think of polecats I think of Pan from the Northern Lights! Anyway some polecats from the British Wildlife Centre

    Anyway here to show:

    taken with Canon 400D + Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS + 1.4*teleconverter
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    f5, ISO 100, 1/320
    link to larger: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/242/3264124148_645d732995_o.jpg

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    f5.6, ISO 100, 1/160sec
    link to larger: http://farm1.static.flickr.com/237/3264123162_491c2575d5_o.jpg

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    f5, ISO 100, 1/500sec
    link to larger: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3338/3264121794_ca2e1cebea_o.jpg

    and because I am nice have a red too
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    f4, ISO 400, 1/160sec
    link to larger: http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3355/3230057702_9df55a2658_o.jpg

    I have a nagging feelng that I have overdone the reds on this lot possibly...................................

    Any comments and crits welcome - thank you
     
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    Nice set and cute animal. My pick would be photo #3: good sharpness and great textures and colours. The subject is too centred in my opinion, though.
     
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    Nearly lost my oatmeal when that red devil squirrel fill my screen! :lol: Not because of the saturation, but the scale! If you think it is too saturated, I'm sure a light desaturation would still look great.

    Nice to see that 1.4 tele shot looking sharp, I'm evaluating a 3 some with that puppy too..

    BTW - My local shop suggested I would not need the IS (of course they did, they had one non-IS in stock), but I am really glad I got the IS version! I like to do low & available light shooting when not in the full blaze of the sun. And I suppose it is correct to say that I can also explore a wider range of apertures with my humming lens.

    Cute friends you have there, a some nice compositions.

    -Shea
     
  4. Overread

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    oops sorry - uploaded/linked to the wrong size ;)
    and that is impressive catching a hummer with that lens! And yes the 1.4 is hardly a knock on sharpness at all -- and that red is definatly a softer shot (darped darker squirrel pen! ;)
     
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    No,.. no sorry - I like big shots, but I do get your format and it is easy to make little errors. -S
     
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    They so cute.
     

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