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Canon 500mm Cedar Waxwings **Two MORE added**

 
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Apr 21, 2005 23:38 |  #1

My used EF 500mm f/4L IS arrived today,. and luck was with me,. as the weather was beautifull.

Took a quick trip after work nad at first had little luck..

Finally I drove by a tree that was alive with Cedar Waxwings! :)

Here's the first two images I processed,. more to come later...

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I am very happy with the lens! :mrgreen:
A review of sorts will have to wait a bit though ;)

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Apr 21, 2005 23:41 |  #2

Holy Sharpness Batman! What great captures! Congrats on the new Lens. Looks like a real winner!!!!


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Apr 21, 2005 23:42 |  #3

Wow! I'd call that a success for sure.

Good job, CDS. I take it you're happy with the new lens?


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Apr 21, 2005 23:43 as a reply to  @ Belmondo's post |  #4

Great shots CDS. You seem to have got the hang of that lens real quick.


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Apr 22, 2005 00:08 as a reply to  @ ssim's post |  #5

The small yellow tree growths add just the right color accent.

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Apr 22, 2005 02:32 |  #6

CDS,

What cracking shot's!! this is one bird i'd like to take piccy's of, but they are very rare in my neck of the wood's.

enjoy your lens and keep posting.

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Apr 22, 2005 02:48 as a reply to  @ Glenn.B's post |  #7

Excellent Pics....very nice


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Apr 22, 2005 02:50 as a reply to  @ mrclark321's post |  #8

WOW those are superb :D




  
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Apr 22, 2005 05:14 as a reply to  @ Alan B's post |  #9

Sweet! That lens is wicked. I think I know where there is one laying around:):):):):):)
Congrats on the new glass.


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Apr 22, 2005 08:12 |  #10
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wow, those are some superb shots CDS
What did you do with your 500mm Sigma? Did you sell it?

Enjoy this lens ;)




  
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Apr 22, 2005 09:13 as a reply to  @ cmM's post |  #11

Nice! Great shots as always CDS. Enjoy your new lens in good health.


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Apr 22, 2005 09:24 as a reply to  @ Mills's post |  #12

Beautiful shots - keeping part of the tree in the frame adds a lot with a bird shot. Congrats on the new lens!


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Apr 22, 2005 09:32 |  #13

Wow, that's when great photog meets with great lens!


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Apr 22, 2005 09:41 |  #14

CyberDyneSystems wrote:
Took a quick trip after work nad at first had little luck..
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Great images CDS. But as for luck I'm a firm believer in the old saying "the harder I work the luckier I get" Stay lucky! :)


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Apr 22, 2005 11:33 |  #15

Thanks guys,.
I love these waxwings too,. they are one of my favorite birds.. and yesterdays occurance was nothing short of miraculous to me.. I never get the chance to get so close and in such nice light.. (early evening/late afternoon with sun to my back)

Yes, very happy with the new lens.
I was so enthralled with actually shooting,. I never got around to messing about with T-cons and the like for "test" purposes.

Bob,..
..bless your heart I believe that's the first time you've ever posted something approaching a compliment regarding my photos.. I am moved beyond words.. (no sarcasm..I really mean that)
thank you.

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Yes, sold the Sigma here to a fellow regular,. it is in good hands!
I intend to write up a small review/comparison.. but in a nutshell I have to say that having a chance to shoot the Canon 500mm has only re-inforced my enthusiasm for the Sigma 500mm.. the two lenses compare much more closely than most would admit/believe.

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Thanks for your comments, much appreciated. I too was excited about the setting :) I could not tell you what type of tree it was,. but the tiny buds/blossoms were apperently a favorite for the Waxwings.. as they just sat around gorging themselves happily! The tree was "busy" and it was very hard to get a shot wihtout a lot of branches in the way.. so I moved around a lot.

Most of the shots were taken.. yes HANDHELD!

Image Stabilization was is a god send in a case like this!

cfcRebel,.
I appreciate your comment! :) It's nice to get a little of Canon's credit ! :lol:

And Damien.. well said. Perserverance can certainly help your chances :)

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