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20D, 400 f2.8L + EF2x, ISO400, 1/400 @ f10, Gitzo + BH1, C1pro + CS2 + NI with edge mask.

Hi,

Took a trip yesterday to try out thye new lens, driving down watched the clouds getting thicker and darker whilst listening to the weather forcast telling me it was going to be a nice morning with extended sunny intervals, cloud will obviously clear I thought.
Settled myself into a hide, thinking that at least I will stay dry and warmish, and waited and waited and.... two cormorants kept me company for a short while, then there was a short break in the cloud and three Reedlings started fitting around feeding. Unfortunately they didn't come close enough even with the 2x on the lens so this is a hefty crop.

First impressions of the lens are that it will be great, I might have a focus issue with the converters but that is probably down to me, my technique and the dull generally low contrast light I had to contend with for most of the time. Really have to get a lot of practice in with a heavy monster of a lens.

All the best

Phil

Camera:Canon EOS 20D
Lens:400 f2.8L + EF2x
Recording media:Digital RAW
Title:Reedling
Username:Philh04 Philh04
Uploaded:27 Jan 2006 - 1:44 AM
Tags:Wildlife / nature
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csurry
csurry  129230 forum posts92 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2006 - 1:47 AM

Hard to tell on the 500px Phil about the focus, but I love the composition.

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Jaye
Jaye  8
27 Jan 2006 - 2:03 AM

Great capture reflections make it even more interesting..Jaye

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Shane136
Shane136  1163 forum posts United Kingdom
27 Jan 2006 - 2:46 AM

Nice image Phil, was that you at Groveferry yesterday? i came in the hide just before lunch! the younger of the two!!

Shane

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Philh04
Philh04  855 forum posts
27 Jan 2006 - 2:53 AM

Yep... that was me Shane.

Nice to meet you.

Phil

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Ade_Osman e2 Member 114511 forum postsAde_Osman vcard England36 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2006 - 3:20 AM

Never know it was a cropped image from this....Excellent!

Ade

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ericfaragh
ericfaragh  10121 forum posts United Kingdom1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2006 - 3:42 AM

Lovely capture.

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cyberhounds
27 Jan 2006 - 4:44 AM

Nice shot with the reflection.

Cheers,
Ben

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JouŠo
JouŠo  1056 forum posts Finland
27 Jan 2006 - 5:34 AM

brilliant shot!

Jouko

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pcjackso Junior Member 9
27 Jan 2006 - 6:42 AM

Superb shot
Pauline

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albi
albi  1068 forum posts England1 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2006 - 8:30 AM

Very nice.

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mikesmith
mikesmith e2 Member 1045 forum postsmikesmith vcard United Kingdom35 Constructive Critique Points
27 Jan 2006 - 9:28 AM

Excellent sharp capture
Mike

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BerthaDBluze
27 Jan 2006 - 10:16 AM

Nice composition with lovely colors! Smile

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jk  1236 forum posts England
27 Jan 2006 - 12:05 PM

Very good, like the pose.

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daffydill56
27 Jan 2006 - 12:07 PM

Knowing you it won't take you long to get to grips with that new lens Phil:o)

The weathermen may have got it wrong, but this image is perfect. Nice work!!

Fran

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leeg  11165 forum posts
27 Jan 2006 - 12:56 PM

Like everything about this. Very nice. Never seen one.

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John_Lee
John_Lee  9 United Kingdom
13 Feb 2006 - 4:22 AM

Super shot - nice light, lovely bright colours and composition, worth the wait - and beast of a lens!

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Newtman
Newtman  85 Constructive Critique Points
28 Mar 2006 - 12:59 AM

Great to see a Beardie other than among the reeds. OK, I realise what it is perching on, but it is still different to most Bearded Tit shots you see. Great picture.

David

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