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#1 Platypus

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:28 PM

Hi all.  Here are the birds I saw today while working my Wisconsin summer job.  As I've said in previous posts, it is a pleasure to see all these beautiful birds while working in the field.  I have more photos of most of these if they are needed.

#1 (lifer) - Heard it before I saw it.
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#2 (lifer) - Beautiful.  Bird of the day for me for sure even though I know they're common around here.  Saw four of them on the small lake I was working on.
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#3 - Just making sure.
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#4 - Again just making sure
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#5 (lifer) - Best shot I could get!  They really didn't want me to get close.
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#6 - This one had me stumped in the field because it was so far up and I hadn't learned their call yet.  I think I have the ID now though.
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As always, click the spoiler tags below to see what I think (don't want to bias you before you decide).  Thanks in advance!

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:34 PM

Looks like you nailed all of the ID's.

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:43 PM

I agree with your IDs. Great stuff here!

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 08:45 PM

great photos!!

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#5 Platypus

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:00 PM

Thanks so much guys!

I agree with your IDs. Great stuff here!

Trying to get the most out of our mutual lens. I'm really looking forward to seeing the difference in your shots when you get your new set-up. Since I know your photography pretty well now, I'll be able to see how much difference there is between the D70/Sigma70-300mm and the new gear. Of course, then it will make me want to upgrade even more despite not having the money!

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:55 PM

Thanks so much guys!


Trying to get the most out of our mutual lens. I'm really looking forward to seeing the difference in your shots when you get your new set-up. Since I know your photography pretty well now, I'll be able to see how much difference there is between the D70/Sigma70-300mm and the new gear. Of course, then it will make me want to upgrade even more despite not having the money!


Keep looking. I'll be selling my equipment as soon as migration cools down (won't be able to get the lens for a while, so I need a telephoto now for migration). I'm sure you read my review on the lens?

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 09:59 PM

Keep looking. I'll be selling my equipment as soon as migration cools down (won't be able to get the lens for a while, so I need a telephoto now for migration). I'm sure you read my review on the lens?

Yes I read it after the post on Facebook. I thought it was pretty funny how close our opinions on the lens are (though I haven't had my autofocus crap out on me yet!).

As I said on Facebook though, I still like what the lens' deficiencies have taught me (ie. how to get closer to birds, how to use my camera to the best of its ability, how to manual focus and still get good shots, how to do quality post-processing, etc).

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Posted 12 May 2012 - 10:09 PM

I agree; the lens is great for learning how to use a DSLR with a telephoto. Having a bad lens has helped me master manual-focus and other difficulties. I think my lens just had a really messed up focus motor or something, since it crapped out three times. Other than the faulty autofocus, it's a pretty good entry-level lens for beginners.

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