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Wednesday, 9 April 2008
Water Birds again ... from Mysuru road
Category: Birds 'n Animals

I got the new Canon EF-L f/5.6 400mm lens today and had to try out the range as early as I can :) The following pics are from a paddy field near Maddur in Bengaluru - Mysuru road:

This being my first experience with a real tele photo lens, with a not so impressive maximum aperture (f/5.6) and no IS, I decided to play safe with ISO-400. The first two pics are 1/1000s @ f/5.6 and the last one is 1/640s for the same aperture. For the third pic, I tried out ISO-100 and had 1/250s and f/5.6.

I also got a 2X converter and tried it out, but didnt get any decent pictures @ f/11 (2X converter will make f/5.6 of 400mm lens to f/11), no Auto Focus (EOS400D cannot Auto Focus @ a max aperture of f/11) and no IS.

Posted by usandeep at 11:49 AM
Updated: Friday, 11 April 2008 8:40 PM
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Wednesday, 9 April 2008 - 3:04 PM

Name: "Seema"
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Their reflections is water are so lovely and that bluring effect to the greens adds uniqueness to that lone bird captured in solitude !

Thursday, 10 April 2008 - 2:10 AM

Name: "humbl devil"
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these are gr8 pics...

used your new tele photo lens?straight out of the package!!!


Thursday, 10 April 2008 - 11:33 AM

Name: "Preetha"
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Few white birds with a little tinge of color, in rows
Sat musing.
San passed near that place-his musings secure.

A bird said, "What he thinks he can do?"
The other Said "We are not scared;will be here still"
They threw back their heads to laugh.

With quaint expressions
They regarded him.
They were very curious...

Those few little birds in a row...
Now the summer glory of " Thru' the Lens"

Thursday, 10 April 2008 - 4:55 PM

Name: usandeep
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seema: the theme i had in mind initially was "reflections" :) but finally only one of them turned out to be a clear reflection. thnx.

devilz: thnx and yes ... straight out of the box and tried on these hapless birds :)

preethu: hi hi hi .... nice narration. r u planning a post on this? :)

Thursday, 24 April 2008 - 10:52 AM

Name: "rejil krishnan"

The birds in the first pic are in disagreement over a silly family matter ..:-)

The second one is enquiring the happenings on air to the grasshopper..:-)

The fourth and the one I loved the most…speaks for itself… melancholy shrouds… he is ditched by the good old Ladybird friend and so is pondering over what went wrong… ;-)

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