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Blue Tit - Fairly Close [2 Images]

Discussion in 'Exhibition Lounge' started by OneTen, Jan 18, 2009.

  1. OneTen

    OneTen 'Two Breakfasts'

    I've replaced my EF 200mm f/2.8 L and EF 100mm f/2.8 Macro lenses with an EF 180mm f3.5 L Macro lens, the idea being it will be do both jobs in the one lens. I wanted to test it for general phortography and stood close to the bird feeders, once they got used to me a took a few pictures.

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    First impressions suggest it will fulfill it's dual role quite well.
     
  2. Fen

    Fen Well-Known Member

    Fairly Close!

    Understatement of the year ;)

    Superb Richard
     
  3. Fire_Monkey

    Fire_Monkey Nowt but a Monkeh!

    Sure you didn't superglue them to the branch? :D

    Nice shots!
     
  4. Rustyknight

    Rustyknight Well-Known Member

    I suspect you've had some sort of contraption made up that fits onto your hat, and hangs down just inches in front of you with a seed feeder attached...... :D :D :D

    Looks like the one lens will work just fine!
     
  5. ermintrude

    ermintrude Hinkypuff

    Good God!!! :eek: Are they real?! Or stuffed? :D I have never in my life seen a bird so sharp! :eek: Good one! :D
     
  6. Fire_Monkey

    Fire_Monkey Nowt but a Monkeh!

    I told you..superglue.. :D :D
     
  7. Roger_Provins

    Roger_Provins Well-Known Member

    Excellent Richard ... as good as I've ever seen :)
     
  8. John_Baker

    John_Baker Well-Known Member

    They are excellent! The only down side you will possibly notice is the speed of focusing, which will not be quite up to that you were used to on the 200mm!!! The lens also works really well with converters and adds another dynamic...
     
  9. OneTen

    OneTen 'Two Breakfasts'

    Thanks everyone for the comments.

    I was expecting to be a lot slower than the 200 and I've been pleasantly surprised, using it with a 1.4x is part of my cunning plan. I'm delighted with it. :D
     
  10. bob58

    bob58 Well-Known Member

    hi richard when you told me what lens you were getting, i wondered if this was your aim, excellent as always
     
  11. 4BIKER2

    4BIKER2 Well-Known Member

    Very nice :cool: and so well dressed hardly a feather out of place :)
     
  12. Nig

    Nig Well-Known Member

    wonderful shots,well done Richard.

    Nig.
     
  13. zx9

    zx9 Well-Known Member

    Nice picture(s) Richard, I agree with John, the 1.4x or say it very quietly 2x EF extenders work very well with it, ideal for the summer Dragon Flys etc.
     
  14. OneTen

    OneTen 'Two Breakfasts'

    Another one:

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  15. John_Baker

    John_Baker Well-Known Member

    Nice... :D :D :D
     
  16. bob58

    bob58 Well-Known Member

    ooooohhhhh i say lovely
     
  17. Badgerman

    Badgerman Well-Known Member

    Looks like he's looking under your hat :D
    Nice shots. :)
     
  18. GDN

    GDN Well-Known Member

    Third one is actually looking into the camera lens... haha awesome. Lovely photos Richard. :)
     
  19. Dorset_Mike

    Dorset_Mike Grumpy Old Fart

    Look, we've got to find some way to handicap this bloke, he's making us all look like beginners, any suggestions, maybe take his hat away?
     
  20. aiwa_yamaha

    aiwa_yamaha Well-Known Member

    Excellent shots Richard
     

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