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Nov 30, 2017 22:41 |  #676

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Dec 01, 2017 01:05 |  #677

Wow, Wow, Wow!




  
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Dec 04, 2017 13:37 |  #678

A Yellow Bellied Sapsucker, a very rare visitor to Western Oregon. Photographed at Commonwealth Lake in Beaverton, Oregon.

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A more common denizen of our area...

Golden Crowned Sparrow:

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Dec 04, 2017 18:56 |  #679

Early morning on the estuary


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Dec 04, 2017 19:01 |  #680

Doesn't get any better than this, very nice.


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A Yellow Bellied Sapsucker, a very rare visitor to Western Oregon. Photographed at Commonwealth Lake in Beaverton, Oregon.

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Good capture! I'm curious: how timid was this Sapsucker? We have a few out back here, and I can't get within a mile of them. Very skittish!


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Dec 04, 2017 20:22 |  #681

This guy didn't care at all. It was in a tree in someone's backyard adjoining a city lake/park in suburban Portland here. Ebird was full of reports of this guy and my son and I showed up and there he was, exactly as the reports described. He was busy poking around under the bark and didn't care one bit that we were standing at the base of his tree.


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Dec 10, 2017 11:17 |  #682

Yeah they are def less skittish than kingfishers and kestrals.... Good find, is this the lake over off Nimbus (by EVIL comcast?)

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This guy didn't care at all. It was in a tree in someone's backyard adjoining a city lake/park in suburban Portland here. Ebird was full of reports of this guy and my son and I showed up and there he was, exactly as the reports described. He was busy poking around under the bark and didn't care one bit that we were standing at the base of his tree.




  
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Dec 17, 2017 13:05 |  #683

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Dec 24, 2017 13:42 |  #684

It's taken me a while (6 months) to really get used to effectively using this lens. There's definitely a learning curve, and I'm finally getting to that point where it's starting to feel like an extension of my arm. It was interesting to figure out that it's not just a 'point-and-shoot" set up, there's a lot of extra considerations when it comes to making an acceptable shot. Still learning though!

Here's a shot with the bare 500 (slightly cropped), and then with the 1.4xIII (uncropped). Barely any IQ difference, it's fantastic.

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Dec 24, 2017 14:06 as a reply to  @ MatthewK's post |  #685

I'm going through the same with my 600mm f4 is like you say its not a point and shoot but you have to plan what you want to shoot with it


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Dec 24, 2017 16:15 |  #686

MatthewK wrote in post #18525531 (external link)
It's taken me a while (6 months) to really get used to effectively using this lens. There's definitely a learning curve, and I'm finally getting to that point where it's starting to feel like an extension of my arm. It was interesting to figure out that it's not just a 'point-and-shoot" set up, there's a lot of extra considerations when it comes to making an acceptable shot. Still learning though!

Here's a shot with the bare 500 (slightly cropped), and then with the 1.4xIII (uncropped). Barely any IQ difference, it's fantastic.

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I'm going through the same with my 600mm f4 is like you say its not a point and shoot but you have to plan what you want to shoot with it

Am going through the same - about 2 months into owning the 500ii...... the real challenge is planning where small birds will be and which way they will be facing, hearding cats would be easier at times!
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Dec 24, 2017 21:07 |  #687

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Yeah they are def less skittish than kingfishers and kestrals.... Good find, is this the lake over off Nimbus (by EVIL comcast?)

No, it's the one off Park Way (near Cedar Hills Blvd just south of US26). Coordinate of tree: 45.512736, -122.804853


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Dec 25, 2017 14:45 |  #688

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Dec 26, 2017 01:16 |  #689

Great Egret, landscape crop from original portrait format image.

I am liking how it plays with with the 2X EFIII.

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Dec 26, 2017 04:00 |  #690

graham121 wrote in post #18526288 (external link)
...I am liking how it plays with with the 2X EFIII.

Fine for static or relatively slow moving subjects.

This is also 1000mm:

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