View Full Version : Savannah Sparrow
06-15-2008, 03:22 PM
I got out this morning looking for this Sparrow as well as Grasshopper Sparrows , ran into a buddy out in the field and he offered me the use of his 100-400 , man I love that extra reach . Hope you all enjoy C & C is welcome
06-15-2008, 04:18 PM
Nice work ^^ How much reach do you need when the bird is landing on your hat? lol I was hoping to try a 100-400 at teh drift event yesterday but no one wanted to part with one for a few minutes. There were certainly a LOT of them around lol and there I was with my cheap glass. Love the richness of those greens. Very pleasant and a nice subject, too!
06-15-2008, 04:20 PM
Oh boy, I sense someone is going to be getting a new lens :)
These are wonderful. I'm curious as to what he's perched on? Looks like some kind of seed stalk? Nothing I've seen before.
And, BTW, where's Dan been keeping himself?
06-15-2008, 04:28 PM
Thanks Steffie and Linda, much appreciated
Linda ,,, don't want the 100-400 just a 2x converter for my 200 :-)
and as far as Dan goes he wasn't around this weekend, but we still get out a lot together, as far as posting goes Dan is a moderator at Arthur Morris's website and very busy with his duties there, I'm sure we will see some more incredible images from him very soon as he just got back from a trip to Florida where I'm sure he hammered everything he saw
06-15-2008, 08:22 PM
Glad to know Dan hasn't set his cameras in the closet. Looking forward to seeing more from him. Thanks for the update.
06-15-2008, 09:33 PM
exceptional images!!! so crisp and the DOF is perfect!! good work!!
06-15-2008, 09:51 PM
The 100-400mm in its ideal environment: Direct sunlight. It's not a favorite among birders because it doesn't perform well in the low light of dusk or dawn or shade. At f/4.5-5.6 the image quality isn't very good, so you need to stop down a stop or two. You've been spoiled with your f/2.8 lens. lol
Like any of the rest of our tools, the trick is to know its limitations and work within them.
06-16-2008, 03:02 AM
All three are great, but I love the second one.
06-16-2008, 05:31 PM
Thanks Sue, Bruce and Robin. I appreciate you taking time to comment
06-23-2008, 11:29 AM
What a cool bird and perfect shot :-)
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