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Irishkate Plus
7 41 114 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 11:45AM
A beauty Ed with matching b/g. His colours are lovely - haven't seen one of these yet myself.

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rayme330 6 17 1 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 12:24PM
Great shot, Ed full of fine detail.

NDODS 7 5.1k 125 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 12:50PM
A beautiful image of this rather handsome looking Reed Bunting. Just a little point to consider when capturing images from a distance using your Sigma 150-500 mm Lens. I find that when the lens is at its full focal length the images are not so crisp and sharp as they could be. I noted that this was a regular occurrence. In order to rectify this lack of sharpness I decided to knock the focal length back to around 480mm, and the results have been 100% better. Try it mate, you never know it might just be a Sigma thing, but it has continued to work for me. Furthermore because of its weight I would inevitably get some movement even on my sturdiest of Tripods. I would therefore consider increasing your ISO which will as you know allow you to increase your Shutter Speed, which if the mathematics is correct then your Shutter Speed will compensate for any slight movement in your lens, and remember to turn of the Stabilising mode on your lens.

I may be teaching you to suck eggs Ed, but I hope that you found this useful...

Regards Nathan GrinGrinGrin
27 Apr 2013 12:53PM
A lovely image of this beautiful bird, Ed!

Daisymaye Plus
9 23 16 Canada
27 Apr 2013 1:37PM
A well captured bird, Ed.......Sandy
Maiwand 11 3 73 England
27 Apr 2013 1:52PM
Fine shot of the Reed Bunting Ed.
saltireblue Plus
8 7.9k 33 Norway
27 Apr 2013 2:28PM
A lovrely bright image, Ed. Very complementary bg, too.
Interesting comment from Nathan about that lens.

CarolG 11 199 20 Greece
27 Apr 2013 2:59PM
A super capture, Ed, good catchlight in the eye. Carol
User_Removed 5 920 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 3:37PM
A lovely capture
27 Apr 2013 4:15PM
Lovely image. Well captured.
gary_d 10 576 13 Wales
27 Apr 2013 4:32PM
I have quite a few of these in my garden, regarding Nathans comment I found the same with my Sigma and closing down to F8 makes a big difference too. - gary
ChiliMan 11 135 17 Singapore
27 Apr 2013 5:29PM
WONderful capture, Ed. I love that smooth background and the colour too.

Very insightful comments from Nathan. That's what so great about this site.

JuBarney 6 26 3 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 6:36PM
A really lovely shot
RonnieAG Plus
8 154 118 Scotland
27 Apr 2013 6:47PM
Interesting advice from Nathan, Ed: bit a fine shot and a lot better than I would manage.
derrymaine 5 17 Greece
27 Apr 2013 6:52PM
great action shot
27 Apr 2013 7:08PM
A cracker Ed, love the light in this mate Smile Nice One Wink
LynneJoyce Plus
9 20 99 United Kingdom
27 Apr 2013 9:02PM
Excellent shot. Nathan's comment about the lens will be useful for me - if I ever get around to using it!!!
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
27 Apr 2013 9:03PM
Many thanks for all your comments and clicks and to Nathan for the invaluable advice, it is much appreciated, Ed
27 Apr 2013 9:57PM
Wonderful detailed image
annettep38 Plus
6 218 40 Costa Rica
28 Apr 2013 12:17AM
great shot and yes, sight sometimes these lenses lack a bit. Never said a word though as you can't really help it. ( i had the same lens, bought it new from Jessops and mine was AWFUL so in the end I got the hump, sold it after having it swapped under warranty for a slightly better one... and had a manual 500 f4 ever since.)
Glostopcat 12 255 2 England
28 Apr 2013 12:20AM
I've been very pleased with the results achieved by this lens, at 500mm the results are variable, some shots have been pin sharp and others haven't. As Nathan and Trev have pointed out at 475-490mm the images are generally sharp
28 Apr 2013 12:29AM
Nice one Ed,

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