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70-300 plus EC-14 archive shots

I have been attempting to post these shots for about a week but was unable to do so because of the problems with the new server. I received an email from Ian yesterday asking if I was having problems and after replying I now have access to the site on my work computer for the first time this week. I have gone off the idea of this thread a bit now but will post it anyway to see if it works.

These photos are from my hard drive and were all taken with the 70-300 in combination with the EC-14 converter. The idea of posting them was prompted after I realised that some shots of a Marsh Harrier which I posted a few days ago were taken with the EC-14 and 70-300, rather than the 50-200 which I normally use these days.




Bittern close-up




Bittern hunting




Chirpy Swallow




Swallowtail Butterfly




Gentrool, Dumfries and Galloway

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Re: 70-300 plus EC-14 archive shots

Blimey, it worked! Hooray.

Many thanks to Ian for sorting out the problem.

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Re: 70-300 plus EC-14 archive shots

Nice series, good posting never seen a Bitteren.
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Re: 70-300 plus EC-14 archive shots

Some great images there Ron, I'm glad you persevered
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Re: 70-300 plus EC-14 archive shots

Thanks for posting these, always wondered if this combination would work.
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Re: 70-300 plus EC-14 archive shots

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Thanks for posting these, always wondered if this combination would work.
It does a reasonable job but needs good light. I used to remove the converter in the winter as focusing could be a bit of a struggle.

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Re: 70-300 plus EC-14 archive shots

All awesome images....that Bittern close up one to die for....in fact they all are....

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Re: 70-300 plus EC-14 archive shots

These show what an excelent lens the 70-300mm lens is, depite the noise and somewhat erratic focusing.
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Re: 70-300 plus EC-14 archive shots

Great shots Ron, glad you persevered.
The first is fantastic ,so rare to catch a Bittern when it's not skulking in the reeds demonstrating how good its camouflage is.

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Re: 70-300 plus EC-14 archive shots

Thanks Peter. The Bittern was an unbelievably showy bird at Minsmere. On this occasion it spent an hour-and-a-half wandering about right in front of the hide. It was wonderful to see but unfortunately destroyed some of the magic of these usually elusive birds for me.

The cold weather has been doing strange things here and apparently a couple of Bitterns have been seen on the outskirts of Norwich in the past few days. That would have been unimaginable a few years ago.

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