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Red-bellied woodpecker

Discussion in 'Birds' started by alexf, Jun 21, 2007.

  1. I need better quality glass on my tele.
    To do a test, I went back to my local nest, this time only armed with my 50mm 1.8 prime and a circular polarizer. These are the cropped results. I did indeed get better IQ, albeit with 100% cropping.




    50mm - 1/500s - F/3.5 - ISO 100
  2. keirin


    Dec 31, 2005
    That's pretty good for 50 mm. We've got a nesting pair in a tree in our back yard and lately I've sometimes been able to approach to about twenty-odd feet before the resident bird clears off. I assume there's eggs within (I can't hear hatchlings) because normally they're somewhat more skittish.
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Are you kidding:>)))))))

    I have to use 600mm to get an image to crop....

    Very nice images:>)))
  4. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    My thoughts exactly. 50mm? #3 looks especially nice!
  5. Yes 50mm. No kidding!
    Actually you can get close enough. I'd say about 8 or 9ft from them is the closest you can get.
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