First few hours with a 70-300mm - Shot added.

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  1. LINUX

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    mmm, I've always liked lots of zoom, the 70-300mm is the highest zoom I've ever played with and I'm really loving it :)

    Anyway, here are just a few early shots with it. No doubt I'll find more interesting subjects in the coming months.

    Edit: Thought I'd add this one, it got overlooked in my first scan of the shots:
    "In the Footsteps of Giants"
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    This one's a bit "meh" but I'll throw it in anyway :p.
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    +1 to cat photos!

    I know being the bastard I am I really should be shit-panning anyone posting inane images, but once a cat gets involved I'm totally down with it.

    Re: 80-400; it has slow AF, better buy for a decent VR tele would be the 70-300 VR.
     
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    LINUX

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    Cheers :).

    In at 300mm on a 1.6x crop sensor (300D). So 480mm on a full frame. Oh, and EXIF data is never in my shots, ufraw/dcraw doesn't pass it on unless you really beg it to.

    I just kept creeping closer until the flock of seagulls flew off. I got to about 5m from them, very roughly guessed.

    The wave's a bit inane, but I'm a softy for birds, even ugly boring scavengers. And yeah, cats FTW!

    The dogs are my next target. They always come up to you when you try to photograph them so hopefully the extra zoom will lead to more natural photos.
     
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    Your cat looks very similar to mine.
    Nice photos, I particularly loved the ocean wave breaking.
     
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    Massively OT, but why is the seagull tagged??? To me it seems as sensible as tagging pigeons on Swanston Street.

    P.S. nice shots!
     
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    To make sure it isn't a terrorist....
     
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    Number 1 is mad. The cat looks pretty cool aswell some great detail in these shots good work:thumbup: :thumbup:
     
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    Nice photos. I especially like the first photo, well done. :thumbup:
     
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    You've never seen a tagged seagull before? They do it a lot. Its to track migration and breeding patterns or something like that.
     
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    ...and then they loose a leg and the tag disappears, haha

    Good to see another fan of this lens, I've had mine for a while now and it has been brilliant for motorsport stuff, IS mode2 is brilliant.
     
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    Cheers for the replies guys :). I'm kinda at the stage where my photos aren't bad enough to warrant much C&C, but aren't good enough to get loads of "awesome shot!" comments :p.

    I took a photo of the tagged one because it was tagged. I was all "WTF?" as well :p.
     
  13. robbie mcdowall

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    It may not be that they're trying to track that one specific seagul, but moreso they are studying the size of the entire seagull population.

    See mark-recapture for more info on this. Basically, you catch as many seagulls as you can. Let them go, then come back later (1 month, 1 year whatever), catch as many as you can, do some fancy math and make estimations on survivability, reproduction, age distribution etc.
     
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    Very nice.. seagull shots are awesome :thumbup:
     
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    Pics 1 and 2 are the very good. #1 is probably the best composed, and most likely to be framed - remember, thats my opinion though.
     

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