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  1. #2471
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    It was a bit of standing in the cold, but I credit a decent burst rate as much as patience. Maybe the next camera will get above 5fps (like I need even more to sort through). I stopped out at the same spot for a bit during lunch today. Fairly certain it was the same heron. I didn't see him catch anything, but I got a good butt shot when he flew off.
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    Another very good shot. The Oly and 400 do a great job under your command. 5fps should be plenty. Not sure that an extra frame or two would help, as your timing always seems to be spot on.
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    Thanks D70, The past two outings were with the Sigma 50-500. Mostly in manual focus with a monopod. I find that the Sigma hunts much more than the Oly 50-200. The flip side is I have to adjust to the swapped focus and zoom ring positions between them. I really prefer the focus on the front ring of the Oly and the Zuiko rings are much smoother to operate. But the reach of an effective 1000mm sure is nice.

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    Nice one! And I thought I had a lot of files to sort through
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    I thought seriously of getting a "bigma" a few years ago, but then came the great crash. Actually, most of my shooting is in the 24-80 range anyway. Once in a while I break out the 55-200VR or the 70-300. The two Sigmas I have also have a tendency to hunt a bit.
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    I think that the current 'Bigma' is better in the focusing department. They dropped the 4/3rds mount when they added stabilization.

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    Yup. At ~$1500 it's a heck of a lens (especially with OS added). But a hard sell to the CFO.
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    kgosden; Nice one. Similar to an Egret shot I got last summer, with a bigger fish .
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    Falconest,

    I was inspired into patience by that shot of yours. This one heron seems a bit more tolerant of humans than most. His fishing hole is right off a small parking lot.

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    Nice enough Saturday to get out in the kayak and chase some wildlife. Still need to work on my in boat hand holding skills. This one was pretty good. I actually like a couple of the blurry in flight ones as well.
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