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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 3:41 pm 
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Well, like the title said, my first attempt. Equipment was....non-optimal at the least. Sigma 70-200 2.8, with a 4 megapixel body :lol:

Well, it will do for now I guess, I just need to sneak up on the birds, ninja style! (Yes, my D90 has 12 MP, but only does 4 FPS, and I didn't bring it with me). Maybe if I really find myself doing wildlife a lot I'll start looking at the BigMOS :twisted:

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wow.. amazed you got that close to a crow with a 200mm lens Citruspers

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Crows being all black are tough to get a good shot of.
You really have to get them in decent light to get any detail at all.
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@Wolfsong: Ninja power! (and slight cropping of a 4 megapixel image).
@Westcoast: Yeah I did notice that. Time to change my angle of approach :D

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 12:54 am 
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Citruspers wrote:
Maybe if I really find myself doing wildlife a lot I'll start looking at the BigMOS :twisted:


Careful...it's a slippery slope... :twisted:

Well done looking fwd to more!

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PostPosted: Wed Mar 10, 2010 9:12 am 
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I just need to sneak up on the birds, ninja style!
Or you just stay still in one place so they don't think you are a threat, then they carry on as if you weren't there.

Got this shot with the Tamron 70-300 on my D90

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Nice first attempt, look forward to more.


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Thanks!

Nice one Keystrokes. I tried that, but no birds came near me, so I ended up taking a semi-nap on a tree trunk in the sun. :lol:

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I like these shots better than the bokeh shots :D , suggest you have a look at the exif's from the Canadian's postings on wild life, e.g. Wolf, KPR and others, they are the masters at this sort of photography

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 Post subject: Nice first attempt
PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 2:14 am 
these are great first attempts, like others said, crows are harder because they are all black, keep going.

also the other pictures of crows people put up are great


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PostPosted: Sat Apr 10, 2010 8:00 am 
Nice shots. Bigmos may be required. I was looking at the bigmos on youtube, it is huge! You defo need a monopod with it. Hope to see some more shots in the future!


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