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    After going on a 175 mile scooter ride yesterday I didn't have to argue with myself to stick close to home today. So, I grabbed my trusty camera with my favorite 18-200mm lens aboard and headed to my back yard. How many folks can claim a menagerie of ducks, geese, birds & squirrels in their own back yard, complete with 3 ponds & a fountain?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobmielke View Post
    After going on a 280 kilometre scooter ride yesterday I didn't have to argue with myself to stick close to home today.
    If we're going to talk about Canadian birds, let's metricate this thread.

    Excellent picture!
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    I thought Canada looked like this,

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    Quote Originally Posted by vansmith View Post
    If we're going to talk about Canadian birds, let's metricate this thread.

    Excellent picture!
    "Metricate"? We're on the standard measuring system in the USA, not metric. LOL
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    OK Bob I thought we agreed you were going to stop this? Lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slydude View Post
    OK Bob I thought we agreed you were going to stop this? Lol
    I can't help myself. I just got a new 70-300mm lens this afternoon. Gotta test it out ya know.



    This is my favorite wallpaper.

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    Your picture reminded me that I have a couple of comparable pictures of the Canadian goose -- or as we like to call them in Canada, "geese."

    This was taken with a lowly Canon S3 IS but I have really enjoyed this camera, particularly for its sharp lens and great zoom. Later this year or early next I will finally "graduate" to a mirrorless or DSLR.


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    Quote Originally Posted by chas_m View Post
    Your picture reminded me that I have a couple of comparable pictures of the Canadian goose -- or as we like to call them in Canada, "geese."

    This was taken with a lowly Canon S3 IS but I have really enjoyed this camera, particularly for its sharp lens and great zoom. Later this year or early next I will finally "graduate" to a mirrorless or DSLR.

    Nice capture Chas. A word of advice, if you have a choice on your next camera, buy a dslr. There are a couple of really nice 4/3 cameras like the Fuji Xpro-1 but the cost is almost twice that of a good entry level dslr. Fuji only offers 3 prime lenses at $600 a pop. A Nikon or Canon dslr can be had new, as a kit, for under $1,000, with two decent zoom lenses. Both companies off hundreds of quality lenses. Not so with a 4/3 camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brunhild View Post
    I thought Canada looked like this,

    well it looks like that in Ottawa anyway.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobmielke View Post
    Nice capture Chas. A word of advice, if you have a choice on your next camera, buy a dslr. There are a couple of really nice 4/3 cameras like the Fuji Xpro-1 but the cost is almost twice that of a good entry level dslr. Fuji only offers 3 prime lenses at $600 a pop. A Nikon or Canon dslr can be had new, as a kit, for under $1,000, with two decent zoom lenses. Both companies off hundreds of quality lenses. Not so with a 4/3 camera.
    Check out the Sony Nex 5N. APS-C sized sensor, awesome focus peaking feature, and it will work with just about any lens ever made (adapter required).

    I used to carry around a Canon Rebel XTi but I go hiking/backpacking a lot and got tired of carrying around a large camera. The 5N is tiny compared to the Rebel but still has that dslr quality. It really is an amazing camera.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Groovetube View Post
    well it looks like that in Ottawa anyway.
    I'm sorry, what? I'm not sure I appreciate that!
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