Thurs practice -300mm afs + 1.7TC (4 pics)

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Well, between the wind blowing, neighbor's dog barking, kids, phone, and anything else that can cause distractions, I had it! here's what I was okay with.

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All I can say (again) Dianne, is better and better. That House Finch shot is as good as it gets, and the Cowbird is excellent also.

You are definitely getting there. Just goes to show what dedication, enthusiasm, and hard work can accomplish. :wink:
 
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Starting to Break that Lens in I see the trail period is over and the supper shots come out now.

Very Nice Set Dianne all I can say is

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All I can say (again) Dianne, is better and better. That House Finch shot is as good as it gets, and the Cowbird is excellent also.

You are definitely getting there. Just goes to show what dedication, enthusiasm, and hard work can accomplish. :wink:
LOL, Frank I think that's a grackle with the crazy feathers! Thanks, it was kinda hard trying to practice with too many distractions! I didn't get the birds I wanted either! I just shot what I could get before the dog or kids scared them away!

Starting to Break that Lens in I see the trail period is over and the supper shots come out now.

Very Nice Set Dianne all I can say is

MORE MORE
Thanks Gary, There's gonna be more for sure!
 
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You are just getting better and better each day! These are great. I don't know what that poor third guy is, but it sure is different. I really enjoyed these.
 
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Woo woo that finch rocks! If any of you are ever in CT White Memorial has a great blind for song birds. Benches, photo slots at various heights, all I was missing was the 300f4 (at least for me). Our home is not to be confused with the Taj Mahal but we have an extra bedroom.
 
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You are just getting better and better each day! These are great. I don't know what that poor third guy is, but it sure is different. I really enjoyed these.
Thanks Sharon! That is a grackle. Dunno why his feathers looked like that - I thought it was rather funny!

Wow, Dianne, you're just getting better and better each time you go out and shoot! These are really nice! That Grackle with the crazy feathers....looks almost like a ballet dancer's tutu!! The last shot -- right on the money, no question about it!
Thank! I thought the grackle was funny! I'm gonna keep on practicing!

Outstanding shots Dianne
hey Thanks, Harry!

Woo woo that finch rocks! If any of you are ever in CT White Memorial has a great blind for song birds. Benches, photo slots at various heights, all I was missing was the 300f4 (at least for me). Our home is not to be confused with the Taj Mahal but we have an extra bedroom.

Thanks Jerry! I have 5 feeders for birds in my back yard. The little finches, sparrows, cardinals, blue jays, doves, and 2 different woodpeckers seem to be my "regular" customers. Oh forgot to mention the starlings and grackles too. I'd love to come up to CT! In fact, there's so many places I want to visit, I wonder if we'll ever see them all!
 
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Way too go Dianne,your captures look very nice keep up the good work.Hope to be getting that 300f/4 soon great shot on the finch.:biggrin:
 
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Way too go Dianne,your captures look very nice keep up the good work.Hope to be getting that 300f/4 soon great shot on the finch.:biggrin:
Thanks! Well I have 1 problem with the 300mm - sometimes the birdies are so close that I can't get the whole bird in! Guess it's a "nice" problem to have? LOL I'm definitely having fun with it and you will too, when you get yours!
 
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Nice work with the 1.7 on the 300 AFS. Excellent quality with that combo. I tried the 1.7 with my 300 AFS but could never get comfortable with it over the 1.4.
 
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Nice work with the 1.7 on the 300 AFS. Excellent quality with that combo. I tried the 1.7 with my 300 AFS but could never get comfortable with it over the 1.4.
Thanks! I think one thing to do is to be sure you're using a tripod! I think the 1.4 TC is actually a bit sharper. The wind, critter movement, etc, can also play a part in sharpness. I like both my TC's and I'm glad I got em! Keep practicing! I certainly am! :biggrin:
 
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Dianne,

the grackle shot is awesome. You caught the irridescence (sp, I know) well, the crazy feathers are a crack up, and his bright yellow eye is draws you in...very nice. I also like the house finch. That one could go in a bird book any day of the week. Very nice. I think the 300 w/the 1.7 is one of my favorite combos. With all the distractions, I'm amazed you kept going...I would have quit, so very nice indeed!
 
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