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Blue Mackaw in flight, Adelaide zoo


Blue Mackaw in flight, Adelaide zoo
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Uploaded: 15-Feb-2009 08:48 CET
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Camera: Olympus E3
Exposure time: 1/800
Aperture: F 6.3
Focal length: 50 mm
Lens: 50-200 SWD
Focusing method: Spot
ISO: 200
White balance: Auto
Flash: no
Image format: SHQ
Processing applied: Levels, sharpening, cropping, resizing.
Image resized to: 489x840

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Blue Mackaw in flight, Adelaide zoo

G'Day Ingrid -

It's been a long time since I've visited MyOlympus-dot-org. I must say I was pleasantly surprised to find that you had made a recent posting.

All the adult Macaws are beautiful (Once the feathers come in, that is!. The hatchlings aren't quite so easy on the eyes but that's another story).

Your E-3/50-200mm SWD combo did a fine job of capturing this BIF - splendid colors, and look at that yellow eye; it's So Sharp!

I finally got around to ordering a 50-200mm SWD to go with my E-3; it should arrive later this week, along with a Hoya Pro-1 UV filter. I hope to get out on Paynes Prairie this coming weekend - weather permitting, and then later, in the spring I plan on becoming a regular at the St. Augustine Alligator Farm; there is a rookery there (numerous herons; egrets; ibises; storks and more). The alligators protect the birds from their typical predators - raccoons, opossum and some snakes. Of course, I pity the poor hatchling that falls into the water from its nest.



Leon Plympton at 18:51 CET on 15-Feb-2009 [Reply]


Thanks Leon, no I hadn't posted or visited the site for a long time either, I had a major breast cancer scare last year and have spent the last 6 months recovering from surgery and chemotherapy. Luckily, I've been given the all clear.

You won't regret buying the 50-200 SWD, it's great. I had the older version and loved it but the motor in the SWD just helps out to get that little bit more out of your shots.

Looking forward to seeing some of your postings with it.

All the best, Ingrid

Ingrid Matschke at 21:28 CET on 15-Feb-2009 [Reply]

Great panning!

Like the shadow.

Patrick Timlin at 00:43 CET on 16-Feb-2009 [Reply]