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Killdeer series with my brand new 500mm

 
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Dec 13, 2009 04:31 |  #16

Awesome shots, you must have a good camera/lens.
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Dec 13, 2009 04:32 |  #17

Great set of shots congrats on the 500 :)
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Dec 13, 2009 04:38 as a reply to  @ GyRob's post |  #18

Looks like you've mastered the 500mm already. Narrow DOF compared to the 400mm for tight subjects....takes some getting used to.

Mud, Deer poo, Killdeers...sounds like a wonderful day. :D


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Dec 13, 2009 04:38 |  #19

Excellent series. Congrats on your new bazooka glass.


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Dec 13, 2009 05:59 |  #20

Congrats on the new lens, a superb set of shots, difficult to choose a favourite. I agree the price asked for a skimmer seems a lot for just a plastic dish :D


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Dec 13, 2009 06:04 |  #21

very nice shots, congrats on the new glass!


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Dec 13, 2009 11:20 |  #22

Lovely crisp shots Mike,

congrats on your new lens,

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Dec 13, 2009 11:24 |  #23

Oh crap... now you;'re REALLY making me jealous. Gorgeous images, Mike. Congrats!!!


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Dec 13, 2009 11:52 as a reply to  @ jgrussell's post |  #24

Mike,

Great series of shots, you certainly nailed these and that 500 certainly Looks at home in your hands...
Its narrow Dof at Minimum focal length you could shave with, It's amazing how narrow it is...

Great set of shots, Enjoy the new lens, Look forward to seeing many more,If these are any In cling as to what we can expect were all in for a treat...

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Dec 13, 2009 12:33 |  #25

All excellent images, really nice set.




  
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Dec 13, 2009 14:08 |  #26

Wow those are beautiful! I love the reflections and POV of the pics.




  
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Dec 13, 2009 14:44 |  #27

Beautiful shots of the Killdeer. But I thought the idea of a 500 was so you didn't have to crawl in the muck?


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Dec 13, 2009 15:47 |  #28

canonloader wrote in post #9189860 (external link)
Beautiful shots of the Killdeer. But I thought the idea of a 500 was so you didn't have to crawl in the muck?

Mitch,

That is a funny statement, I have the 600 F/4 and this was my biggest Misconception with bigger lenses. I thought before really getting into Photography that with a Bigger lens such as these you would be able to see a fly drain a Pimple on a Horses A$$ at 100 yards... Not the case...

Great shots again Candor... Sorry for getting off topic, again Congrats on the new lens and the dedication and work it takes to often get shots like these...

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Dec 13, 2009 16:53 |  #29

canonloader wrote in post #9189860 (external link)
Beautiful shots of the Killdeer. But I thought the idea of a 500 was so you didn't have to crawl in the muck?

CanaHolic wrote in post #9190155 (external link)
Mitch,

That is a funny statement, I have the 600 F/4 and this was my biggest Misconception with bigger lenses. I thought before really getting into Photography that with a Bigger lens such as these you would be able to see a fly drain a Pimple on a Horses A$$ at 100 yards... Not the case...

Great shots again Candor... Sorry for getting off topic, again Congrats on the new lens and the dedication and work it takes to often get shots like these...

Dan

I thought the same thing and the length of the lens helps but getting close is still crucial. Plus this lens just seems to make me want to crawl in the mud. :D Thanks all for the great comments. It is a big motivator for me.


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Dec 13, 2009 17:28 |  #30

Outstanding low angle shots. Congrats on the new lens...You'll love it. :-)


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