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A few birds, beasts and a view. All local.


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Not posted any shots for a while. Not really taken many for a while.
Out and about locally with friends this weekend. Just took the camera and one lens as we were out for the walk and a chat really. 30D and 28-105 on Sat and put the 70-200 on for Sun.
Still not using the 70-200 to it's full potential (alright, I mean I still haven't paid it off) but I do love it. So much sharper than my other lenses. On a walk around I find it gets used mostly at 200, no matter how far away the subject. Definitely a 1.4TC soon.
Anyway. Here's the shots.

Sculpture and backdrop at Otley Chevin

Daragon fly from the back garden. It had been eating a wasp.

Here it is, eating the wasp. You could hear the crunching. I thought that was always some overdub on the tv.

Swan. Didn't like my mates 8mth old Springer much.


The swan ones were darkened a bit from the RAW but the others are from the camera. Deliberately underexpose about 1/3-1 now after learning how on another thread and I think the dragonfly ones show the difference. Swans and dragonfly are with the Sigma and I'm really impressed with the sharpness and DOF. Worth every penny I (haven't) spent.

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