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Hi you'll,

The 500mm can be beat (except for the 600mm and the 800mm of course :biggrin: ) for getting close-ups of our locals.
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greyflash said:
Hi Harry, it would be nice to have the 500mm lens but alas I will have to make do with the 300mm + TC 1.4. Good images but I do have a question, why have you cut of the feet of the birds in your images?
Most of photography is a compromise. The drawback to the reach of the 500mm is that sometimes you can't always get the whole bird in. In two of the shots I could have squeezed it in but then the bird would have had no "headroom". In one shot the bird was on an ugly pipe so I opted to frame it out and give up the feet. I was using my car as a blind for most of these shots so I couldn't walk back a couple of feet as I was already squeezed against the door and shooting out the opposite window.
 
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Really nice shots harry. You know you could've removed the Tc and gotten the whole bird in, right? :wink: But, I know, that's a hassle, taking it off, & putting it back on.
 
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Steve S said:
Really nice shots harry. You know you could've removed the Tc and gotten the whole bird in, right? :wink: But, I know, that's a hassle, taking it off, & putting it back on.
It was funny that day because I started w/o the TC and then I saw some raptors in a tree and the TC went on and then off and then on. In the end just left it on.
 
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Nicely done, Harry.!!!
About those ugly pipes found here and there at Viera, may be we should send to Chris Koeppel a complaint forcing him to grow some grasses to hide them. :smile:
 
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Beautiful shots, Harry! I especially like the lighting on the last one. The 500 is high on my wish list - but I think I'll have to wait a while - if I want to stay married ...LOL
 
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Hi Harry -

Wonderful images despite the crappy lens you were using. :wink: :wink: The Green Heron (people seem to insist on calling a Little GH but I think that is wrong, right?) shot is my favorite.

I'm curious how you handle the 500 through the passenger side window. Bean bag? Kirk door gizmo? I used to find that the contortions required to shoot from the front seat were a real pain. Best deal I've got is when my wife drives and I shoot from the back seat, either side. Now that is nice, and she even likes to do it. While I shoot, she knits. :smile: :smile:

Gordon
 
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mike mac said:
Great stuff love the LGH squaking that lens is as sharp as a tack
Hey Mike,

Thanks and I am amazed at the sharpness and clarity of shots with this lens. :biggrin:
 
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More excellent shots with the bazooka Harry. I went out this weekend with the 300 and 1.4. I ended up cutting the wing tips or tail or head of so many flying birdies that I just ended up taking the TC off. Sure made me thing hard about the 200-400VR. :rolleyes:
 
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