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04-MAR-2004 Ron Lutz II


Carnegie Museum of Natural History

Today was a day of ironies for me. My new EF 70-200mm f/2.8 IS lens came in today. Of course I was excited and couldn’t wait until lunch to use it! This is one of the first shots I took. As I walked around the side of the building looking for another bird to shoot, my mother rang my cell phone. Placing the camera down on a wall, dang this lens is heavy, I stopped to chat with her. While we were talking a peregrine falcon flew over my head!! LOL Missed that shot. Then I began to feel ill and not due to missing the shot. I used to dream of how I would go crazy shooting with this lens the day I got it. Now I am home early from work not feeling 100%....ahhh, the ironies of life…

By the way, this is a male House Sparrow, Passer domesticus.

Canon EOS 10D ,Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM
1/1000s f/2.8 at 200.0mm iso400 full exif

other sizes: small medium original
Eric Herbelin27-Mar-2007 13:26
fernando gk 28-Oct-2004 00:30
What a wonderful colour contrast between the mid and light browns of the bird and the Fall redish tones of the leaves. Exraordinary rendition of your new 70-200 IS USM, on best hands from now on !
roberta17-Jul-2004 20:34
Lovely shot Ron! Roberta
Guest 10-Mar-2004 16:31
Fantastic! Have fun with the lens!
Guest 06-Mar-2004 17:08
What a lovely capture, Ron. You can almost hear the little voices of spring! :)
John05-Mar-2004 20:21
Nice focus and lovely clean background - love it Ron!!
Elizabeth Glass05-Mar-2004 02:52
Now that is a sharp picture! Very nice, what a cute bird.
Guest 05-Mar-2004 02:23
Oh man, this is so distracting elements in the background, great job!
TechnoZoom05-Mar-2004 00:32
Pall Gudjonsson04-Mar-2004 22:13
Your glass investment has already started to pay off judging by this fine shot - Hope you'll recover soon and be able to reap more benefits from this beauty.
Jill04-Mar-2004 21:50
Congratulations on your new lense. Thought the same as Steven that you had dropped it..felt a small wave of panic.

Nice shot too.
Guest 04-Mar-2004 21:35
WOW! I can't wait to see what you will be up to with your new toy!
dazedgonebye04-Mar-2004 21:02
You scared me! When you put the camera down for the phone, I thought this would end in a dropped camera and broken lens! Very nice shot. Gets a vote.
Jeff Gegner04-Mar-2004 20:39
Nice, very clear and clean!! Nice framing too.
Guest 04-Mar-2004 20:34
NICE shot!! Isn't that lens incredible? I just love it. Great colors and that creamy smooth bokeh just makes the bird pop right out! Excellent shot, congrats on the lens!
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