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Feb 10, 2014 15:50 |  #1

Still horribly cropped but very excited to see him again! These guys a beautiful!


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Feb 10, 2014 15:52 |  #2

One more! I really hope someone buys me a "big girl" lens soon!


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Feb 10, 2014 16:12 |  #3

He has great colors. Great looking focus on the shots. Well done.


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Feb 10, 2014 16:23 |  #4

Thanks John! I just wish I could get some decent pictures without cropping so heavily. I think this will be me permanent route home from work! I got a couple of pictures of a pretty big hawk today too but I'm trying to ID him before I post it. As always, thanks for the continued encouragement!




  
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Feb 10, 2014 17:56 |  #5

Nice find! They are beautiful birds. I found one a few weeks back and finally got a good shot of it last weekend.




  
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Feb 10, 2014 18:07 |  #6

Thanks! I think he's my new favorite!




  
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Feb 11, 2014 01:45 |  #7

Yes very well done. What will your "big girl" lens be?


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Feb 11, 2014 10:32 |  #8

Thanks Craig! I'm thinking a 400mm 5.6 but I don't know. I like the idea of the IS on the 300 and maybe a tc. I have also been peeking at the new Tamron 150-600. I'm so confused!




  
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Feb 11, 2014 10:53 |  #9

Congrats, Denese! These are, simply, tough suckers to get good pictures of; you have to be quite lucky or REALLY patient. :p


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Feb 11, 2014 11:53 |  #10

Thanks Eric! I'm not giving up yet!




  
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Feb 11, 2014 12:05 |  #11

DeneseRN wrote in post #16681057 (external link)
Thanks Craig! I'm thinking a 400mm 5.6 but I don't know. I like the idea of the IS on the 300 and maybe a tc. I have also been peeking at the new Tamron 150-600. I'm so confused!

LOL yes it can get confusing! I have both the 150-600 and the 400L 5.6 and Really like both. You could get the 400L 5.6 and get your feet wet with it. Its a great Bird lens and with the higher shutter speeds IS is not needed. Its light, fast (focusing) and sharp so its great to learn with. Now in time when you feel you need more reach, we all need more reach lol! You could sell it and not loose much money and buy a longer lens say the 150-600 or a 600L or a 300 2.8 with TC....yeah confusing indeed. :)


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Feb 11, 2014 12:36 |  #12

Yeah, you need to find a way to get closer. And that's probably one of the worst birds to try that with. As said, longer lens are always desirable. In Bird Talk section, there is quite a discussion on the Tamron-topic "A little lens help please" something like that. May want to review. I like my 300 coupled w/ the 1.4 TC real well.


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Feb 11, 2014 15:14 |  #13

and once you get a longer lens, I'll bet he won't sit still for you. I have a love/hate relationship with one of his cousins in my neighborhood. :)


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Feb 11, 2014 15:48 |  #14

Thanks Craig and Rog! I will look into everything suggested!




  
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