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Hillbillygirl
04-24-2010, 10:39 PM
Got a couple shots of the tree swallows while they were sitting still, which is a rarity. I am really starting to like this 300 F2.8L lens more and more, everytime I use it.

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/3272.jpg

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y124/HobbyHorseHollow/3271.jpg

Bambi
04-24-2010, 10:52 PM
this is lovely! the background colour is interesting too!

Hillbillygirl
04-24-2010, 11:12 PM
Thanks Bambi. These birds sre beautiful specimens for sure.
As for the background. Would you believe it is a fallow field of grasses? This lens just creates amazingly smooth bokeh. I am definitely very pleased with it.

Mad Aussie
04-25-2010, 06:10 AM
Beautiful shots!! You've caught the birds 'metallic' colouring so well!

edG
04-25-2010, 08:15 AM
colours are just wonderful - great shots! What lens did you use?

Hillbillygirl
04-25-2010, 09:01 AM
Thanks everyone for the compliments, but they are beauties to begin with, and that helps. Hard part is getting the eye detail.
EdG: I am shooting with my new 300mm F2.8L glass. This is one of Canons sharpest lenses and handles a 1.4X TC very well, and quite passable even with a 2X. Definitely an excellent choice IMO, my new favourite lens. Then again, I am off to get the new 100m f2.8L IS macro today, so who knows.

edG
04-25-2010, 09:07 AM
Ouch, sounds like some serious coin being dropped - but the images show the quality of the tool, as well as the skill of the eye.:thumbup:

jumpinjimmyjava
04-26-2010, 09:06 PM
Tree swallows, one of my favorite birds. For some reason they remind me of flying angels. Beautiful captures Hillbillygirl - jimmy :)

kat
04-26-2010, 09:14 PM
What blue in the bird! Very nice1

Hillbillygirl
04-26-2010, 09:16 PM
Thanks JJJ. I also love seeing these birds in flight. The barn swallows just showed up today, so hopefully get some in-flights over the ponds.

JAS_Photo
04-27-2010, 02:16 AM
What beautiful little birds!

Hillbillygirl
04-28-2010, 10:18 PM
Thanks Kat & JAS.

OWLP
04-29-2010, 12:45 AM
Very beautiful shots, great lighting.