First try - Birds with DA*300mm

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Bruce Trail Hiker Senior Member • Posts: 2,397
First try - Birds with DA*300mm
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Tried out the DA* 300mm lens today at the Spring Bird Festival at Tommy Thompson Park.

Located on the Toronto waterfront, Tommy Thompson Park is a unique urban wilderness minutes from downtown. The park is located on a man-made peninsula, known as the Leslie Street Spit, which extends five km into Lake Ontario and is over 500 hectares in size.

The Yellow Warbler images were cropped - would have been able to get closer with the 1.4 HD converter attached.

Cheers

Man Khun

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Joseph Tainter Forum Pro • Posts: 10,366
Re: First try - Birds with DA*300mm

Nice flower photo.

Joe

OPTMEKX7 Senior Member • Posts: 1,668
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Superb shots.

cheers,

Rene

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OP Bruce Trail Hiker Senior Member • Posts: 2,397
Re: First try - Birds with DA*300mm

Hi Joseph,

Glad you like the flower shot - spring has finally arrived!

Been a long long winter!

Cheers

Man Khun

Joseph Tainter wrote:

Nice flower photo.

Joe

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OP Bruce Trail Hiker Senior Member • Posts: 2,397
Re: First try - Birds with DA*300mm

Hi Rene,

Glad you like the images.

Waiting to get the HD 1.4 X converter to complement the DA* 300mm lens.

Cheers

Man Khun

OPTMEKX7 wrote:

Superb shots.

cheers,

Rene

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Well done, beautiful shots.

Scott

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leopold Forum Pro • Posts: 14,083
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Nice series !

I like those Yellow Warblers, beautiful and beautiful signers!

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Jim Beverlin Veteran Member • Posts: 4,550
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I think you have got the hang of using this lens down pat.  Very nice images and the Yellow Warbler is a very pretty bird.  I have never seen one in Michigan.

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Nhelnhel Senior Member • Posts: 1,432
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They are beautiful. Congrats on your new friend (DA*300mm)

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pseudobreccia Contributing Member • Posts: 598
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I like the bird on the last photo!  All nice shots!

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OP Bruce Trail Hiker Senior Member • Posts: 2,397
Re: First try - Birds with DA*300mm

Thanks Scott.

Cheers

Man Khun

Peteo wrote:

Well done, beautiful shots.

Scott

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OP Bruce Trail Hiker Senior Member • Posts: 2,397
Re: First try - Birds with DA*300mm

Thanks Leopold.

Yes, they make sweet sound indeed. And I caught one singing!

Was a pleasant experience shooting birds with the DA* 300mm lens. I can now understand why people are hook on it!

Cheers

Man Khun

leopold wrote:

Nice series !

I like those Yellow Warblers, beautiful and beautiful signers!

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OP Bruce Trail Hiker Senior Member • Posts: 2,397
Re: First try - Birds with DA*300mm

Jim,

Glad you like the images.

The DA* 300mm lens is one sweet piece of glass. I am liking it a lot. Waiting patiently for the HD 1.4X converter to be in stock again.

Surprise that you have not seen the Yellow Warbler - Michigan is not that far from Ontario.

Cheers

Man Khun

Jim Beverlin wrote:

I think you have got the hang of using this lens down pat. Very nice images and the Yellow Warbler is a very pretty bird. I have never seen one in Michigan.

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OP Bruce Trail Hiker Senior Member • Posts: 2,397
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Hi Nhelnhel,

Glad you like the images.

The DA* 300 lens is sweet to use.

Bought it at a good price too - $1250 Canadian at Aden Camera.

Cheers

Man Khun

Nhelnhel wrote:

They are beautiful. Congrats on your new friend (DA*300mm)

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OP Bruce Trail Hiker Senior Member • Posts: 2,397
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Hi Steve,

Glad you single out and enjoy the last image. That's all I am going to say :-).

That was shot with the Sigma 8-16 mm lens - saw the lady approaching and ready myself for the shot - it turns out well.

Cheers
Man Khun

pseudobreccia wrote:

I like the bird on the last photo! All nice shots!

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