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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:24 pm 
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Taken at 400mm with and without 1.4x TC. These wild rabbits live near the duck/swan watching spot so I can do all three at once :) Very twitchy and easily scared off. Got closest to them than I ever did today by moving so very slowly. Still not close enough.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 8:58 pm 
Lol!
Did they bring you Easter eggs?? :D
So cute!!


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No eggs :( meeting them close up is probably like the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Simply impossible to reach.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 9:22 pm 
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No eggs :( meeting them close up is probably like the pot of gold at the end of a rainbow. Simply impossible to reach.


There you go!! The motivation you needed to get an EF-800mm :P


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Don't joke! I have been eyeing the stuper-telephoto lenses as I'm not getting on well with TC and MF. It's not the cost that puts me off, but I fear the weight will be too much to hand hold. Oh, the cost doesn't help either. :D

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Very cute bunny pictures. Showed them to my wife who just could utter "CUUUUTE!!!" Thank you for them.

Bunnies can be really different. Some are of the runny kind, some let you come as close as about 10 meter/34 feet and then run.

And the greatest experience of my wife and I was in the US were we hand-fed (!) bunnies that we saw out there in front of a restaurant in a rural, woody area.
They were easily convinced by some grapes nibbling at them out of our hands. But one couldn't touch them. They hopped away but came back again. It's possible they got used to being fed there, we don't know.

Maybe we need a bunny thread ... :-) They are definitely cute.

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all these rabbits... I'm thinkin rabbit stew 8)

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These were the ok if you're at a long distance but runs away fast if you try to get close type.

+1 for a bunny thread. I did look for one before posting but I couldn't see one of their own like for other creatures.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 12:38 pm 
popo wrote:
Don't joke! I have been eyeing the stuper-telephoto lenses as I'm not getting on well with TC and MF. It's not the cost that puts me off, but I fear the weight will be too much to hand hold. Oh, the cost doesn't help either. :D


Did you try taping your pins and letting the AF work? Doing that has giving me good results if the light is good.
Another solution you could try is the split focusing screen. It gives you an good hand on manual focusing. I just got one of those cheap ones on eBay... when it gets here I'll do an User Review.

But I really think you should get the 800mm... or maybe the 1200mm.. (the little devil talking on your shoulder :twisted: )


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I didn't try taping the pins and still have to try that trick. As it is raining today no trip to the park for me, so I might have to try that at home now.

I think I'd rather get the 600 and 1.4x TC over the 800. If I had a bucket of cash lying around that is... I don't need my house do I?... :P

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The golden bunny. Lit by the setting sun.

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Double Bunny.

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"Maybe if I use this leaf as a fake beard camouflage he wont notice me... doh! didn't work!"

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Got the closest I ever did today. The whiskers are quite clear and even some blood vessels visible in one of the ears.

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Same pic as above, but 100% crop from original.

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The bunny with the leaves is really a nice shot. But I also like the two sitting and the two hopping ones.

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