A few from today

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  1. coastalconn

    coastalconn Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Kind of mixed bag.. I've been trying to get small birds in flight because "the experts" say the new lens is too slow...

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    [​IMG]Barred Owl by krisinct, on Flickr

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    Red Bellied Woodpecker by krisinct, on Flickr

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    Blue Jay by krisinct, on Flickr

    4 The F4 with TC sure gives you a thin DOF
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    Robin, super thin DOF by krisinct, on Flickr

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    Blue Jay in flight by krisinct, on Flickr

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    Red Winged blackbird in flight by krisinct, on Flickr


     
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    Wonderful shots! Love the DOF on the Robin shot... wow!
     
  3. ronlane

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    Really like the owl and the bluejay (picture #2). The bluejay is really good.
     
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    You are really making a case for "slow" prime lenses....very nice ...love the POV of the bluejay in flight...feet look like landing wheels.
     
  5. coastalconn

    coastalconn Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    It is a little tricky getting used to that DOF. If is really thin and often hard to get the whole bird in focus if you are really close...
     
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    Wow, thats crazy how thin of a DOF that shot is, and how you nailed it anyway. I wouldnt mind more contrast because the background seems really bright, however it is still very nice.

    A flying bluejay is SUPER hard to get. I think you are proving the "experts" wrong!
     
  7. coastalconn

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    The Robin was in less than ideal lighting. I was by the CT river and it was on a lawn that is elevated about 3 feet, behind it was nothing. The Robin was in the shade so I had to spot meter to expose the bird. Get some light on the bird and they shine with the prime even though it is a boring shot, I like the detail...
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    American Robin by krisinct, on Flickr

    @Mullly Do you find the internal filter makes a difference with purple fringing?
     
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    CC, great shots as usual. I really like the last robin shot. We don't have any up our way yet. They probably won't be here for another month or so.
     
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    wow, amazing shots! Such beautiful colors & details...very nice!
     
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    Are you using the 300mm f/4 with a TC? If so, that's the same long lens I use. You do have to get really good light but it can produce some very nice shots when done right as your wonderful results show. I have some gulls in flight - smallest in-flight birds I've managed so far that came out sharp.
     
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    Amazing shots! You are so lucky you get to see these amazing birds. :)
     
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    Wonderful, as always. I particularly like the bifs as they are something I struggle with.
     

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