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bobobird
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May 30, 2013 01:14 |  #5416

Thanks for the location info.




  
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May 30, 2013 16:59 |  #5417

I've been struggling with this lens recently, getting alot of out of focus shots, but probably due to my shorcomings rather that the equipement. I finally managed to get some nice shots on sunday though...

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May 30, 2013 18:36 |  #5418

holy frick ~ ya got this on a wall in your home yet?

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May 30, 2013 18:39 |  #5419

bobobird wrote in post #15981603 (external link)
Thanks for the location info.

well I understand its pretty vague - if its somewhere you think worth visiting - PM me and I'll see if I can get better coordinates - my buddy always drives when we go there and usually with a GPS ;) :oops: ;)


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May 30, 2013 19:50 |  #5420

Thanks Will. It is a bit far for me. I try to keep within a 1 hour driving radius otherwise my back starts playing up.

ukfalc - THAT is one seriously GREAT shot.
Btw - what sort of problems?

I am having problems too with birds coming head-on. If not in focus the shutter does not work so that is usually a pretty good indicator. But all the shots are oof even though the camera thinks that they are.




  
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May 30, 2013 21:55 |  #5421

Excellent headshot there, wow!


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May 30, 2013 22:09 |  #5422

ukfalc wrote in post #15983799 (external link)
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I've only have "eye" for you, Dear.

Amazing detail. Lovely photograph. Thanks for sharing.


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May 31, 2013 05:42 |  #5423

WWoooww! Ukfalc, that is fan-freakin'-tastic!!

On another note, I've been having a little focusing issue with my copy recently as well. I had a male ruby throated hummingbird in a tree above my deck after a rain storm the other evening. He was in good light, not a lot of background clutter and only about 25' away. I could not get the lens to grab focus on him, I tried cranking up to f8 or f11 and focusing on the branch he was sitting on hoping to cover the DOF he was in to no real avail. I got a few pics by switching to MF and doing the best I could with the viewfinder before he left. Very frustrating.


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May 31, 2013 09:06 |  #5424

any presumed focus issues I've had with my copy have been eventually remedied with more testing and pinning down the types of circumstances it happened it.

For example I was convinced mine was back focussing but later learned it was fine.

While its possible you have an issue - give it more testing and hopefully all is actually well.

JVthePT wrote in post #15985237 (external link)
On another note, I've been having a little focusing issue with my copy recently as well. I had a male ruby throated hummingbird in a tree above my deck after a rain storm the other evening. He was in good light, not a lot of background clutter and only about 25' away. I could not get the lens to grab focus on him, I tried cranking up to f8 or f11 and focusing on the branch he was sitting on hoping to cover the DOF he was in to no real avail. I got a few pics by switching to MF and doing the best I could with the viewfinder before he left. Very frustrating.


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May 31, 2013 12:34 |  #5425

bobobird wrote in post #15984232 (external link)
Thanks Will. It is a bit far for me. I try to keep within a 1 hour driving radius otherwise my back starts playing up.

ukfalc - THAT is one seriously GREAT shot.
Btw - what sort of problems?

I am having problems too with birds coming head-on. If not in focus the shutter does not work so that is usually a pretty good indicator. But all the shots are oof even though the camera thinks that they are.

I've just been getting a lot of photos that are out of focus, or lacking the sharpness/detial I am looking for. By the end of last year felt that my keeper rate was improving, but this year it was really poor until last week. I was getting some Ok shots, but very few that were particualrly good.

It may have been due in part to shooting on overcast days or on manual mode in changeable light. I also find that the 600D with its 9 AF points can struggle to maintain focus, especially when birds turn to come head on, presenting a smaller target - although that may be a refelction on my skill level rather than the equipment.

Undoubtedly some it is down to me. I've been experimenting a bit, and do soemtimes have a habit of leaving IS on when tracking brds or changing settings and forgetting to change them back to where they should be.


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Jun 01, 2013 12:40 |  #5426

Thanks for the input. You have just described me. :)




  
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Jun 01, 2013 16:25 |  #5427

1. Red-winged Blackbird (Male)

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3. Red-winged Blackbird (Female)
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5. Canada Goose
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Jun 01, 2013 19:41 |  #5428

New Hampshire's biggest lake (Winnipesauke) has been good to me lately. A few days ago I paddled my kayak out to a known Bald Eagle nesting site. While approaching I noticed an adult land on the nest. I removed my camera from two layers of dry bags and moved off the east side of the island to take advantage of a nest view lit by the morning sun.

Here is the adult perched in the upper bunk with the eaglet in the lower.

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After a while the adult looked toward another Island to the south and said "Hey! I'm heading off for a bath then I'll do a little fishing." Since I don't speak eagle, it just so happened I packed away my camera and head toward an island to the south.

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About half way to the other island I was surprised to see the adult flying right over me and yelling (in eagle talk) I hosy the swimming hole off the point. It landed on a boulder and popped right in. I dug out my camera and started taking pictures.

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It was surprising how much water an eagle soaks up! Look at the stream coming off.

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After a draining a couple of pounds of water the eagle jumped off the rock and seamed to head right for me.

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I was thank full that it turned as I didn't have a change of underware.

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As the eagle headed off on a fishing adventure, I again packed away my gear, fitted my spray skirt, and headed back in freshening winds to my launch site.

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Jun 01, 2013 19:43 |  #5429

Wow. Impressive photos on this page.


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Jun 01, 2013 20:49 as a reply to  @ Tommydigi's post |  #5430

Hi,

Might as well finish up the day I went out to the eagle nest. I had been watching Bridgewater Art's Nest Site for a while without seeing Art. Since it seemed like I was on a roll, I decided to stop at Art's nest on the way home.

When I stopped at my usual parking spot, I saw these two lady slippers. I wished that they were mens pants as all I had that day was my Farmer John wet suit.

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Art's mate was feeding one of the two baby Osprey's at the nest. Since I don't know her name I call her Amy. My lens does not have enough reach to photograph the chicks at this point.

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Soon Art arrived I couldn't tell if he brought fish but he sure looked excited to see his family.

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Art must have seen me sitting in the power lines when he flew in because he came by to check me out before heading off for his next fishing trip! Notice the 1 ounce GPS transmitter that he wears.

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Quite a pair of talons that help make him a very good fisherman.

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Here he is checking me out! With the new family he has many mouths to feed. His past seems to indicate that he'll be up to the task.

IMAGE: http://jack-dorsey.smugmug.com/Nature/Big-Lake-Eagle-and-Art/i-77Bwg8d/1/XL/IMG_5994-XL.jpg

For the story of Art's amazing travels you might find this interesting:

http://www.nhnature.or​g …eytrack/osprey_​mapART.php (external link)

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