Red Bellied Woodpecker in New England

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Red Bellied Woodpecker in New England

Postby Watchin » Jun Sat 05, 2010 12:04 pm

Hi all,
Well I'm back in New England for the summer and back into photography after
a 2 year hiates. The main difference is I'm doing it for myself now, and I'm starting to
enjoy shooting again.

Got a new lense to do nature photography, went out to try it out and look what I found.
Papa red bellied woodpecker minding the nest.

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and occasionally coming out to yell for the wife to come feed him... hmmm sound familiar

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The avatar is another from this series.

So far I'm impressed with the Sigma 150-500 OS, some call it the Bigma (it's certainly big enough)
I call it sweeet !
Greg aka Watchin..."just watchin the world go bye, trying to understand the picture."
"Life is a grand adventure! Not a guided tour." oWo
Nikon D-700, Nikon lenses, Alien B flashes and lots of junk...
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Re: Red Bellied Woodpecker in New England

Postby mattchase » Jun Sat 05, 2010 12:15 pm

Awww, such a cute little guy.
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Re: Red Bellied Woodpecker in New England

Postby JoePhoto » Jun Tue 08, 2010 7:21 pm

Nice shots! I bet that's one big effing lens!
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Re: Red Bellied Woodpecker in New England

Postby Watchin » Jun Wed 09, 2010 2:10 pm

"It's not sooo bad." says he as he takes his arm out of the sling. :D

It's definitely the bigest MA I have ( I thought people were punning with the "BigMA" name).
It's the Sigma 150-500 f5-6.3 HSM DG APO OS and it's ?only? 17 x 3.7 x 3.7 inches ; 4.2 pounds wtf

I can handhold (maybe 5 shots) down to 1/125 so it's on a tripod or mono-pod most of the time.
BUT it do get the reach for most bird and animal shots !!! and that's what it's here for.

I was shooting gators with a 70-300 one day when another photog says
"erhhh, you might want to get back a little, that guy'll chop your foot if you get any closer!"
Looked down and RAN back...thought "Yep, definitely need a longer lense!"
Felt like the police chief in Jaws .... "We gonna need a BIGGER boat!!!"

With a 1.4x converter it'll be even longer (next toy) :up
Greg aka Watchin..."just watchin the world go bye, trying to understand the picture."
"Life is a grand adventure! Not a guided tour." oWo
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