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    Thanks Trevor and Chuck!

    Yes, he (or she) seemed to suffer from some sort of exhibitionism :-) and I took advantage of the situation as good as I could.

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    Thanks David,

    I was lucky to come across this little guy and I could take advantage of tens of thousands of practising shots of house sparrows, crows, ducks, etc.

    Butterflies are an interesting subject for which I also prefer the 50-200 in combination with the FL-50 as a fill. I may post a thread on it later. Have you posted any of yours yet?

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    Very nice captures. I see you're not having any focusing difficulties with the long lens/camera combination. Glad those problems are past for you.
    Good shooting,
    English Bob

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    Thanks Bob,

    I'm glad too but note that it is for this long lens/camera combination (other body + other lens).

    Cheers, Jens.
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    Awesome photos and great essay! So amazing!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jebir View Post
    Thanks a lot John, Matt, Johannes, and Pete for the nice comments!

    Matt, I'll definitely be a good owner for that lens - it will see a lot of wildlife close up - there is no risk that it will get bored back home in the cabinet.

    I'm happy Johannes - and the sun is shining most of the days!

    Pete, I can't afford any MC (I wonder why..?) so I have to cycle with it. Actually, I have always been cycling with my large lenses - it is my way of getting out and about most of the time. I attach the lens with camera, monopod, and belt pouch (for monopod support) to a combat harness acquired from the Swedish army surplus. Works a treat.

    Cheers, Jens.

    I attach the lens with camera, monopod, and belt pouch (for monopod support) to a combat harness acquired from the Swedish army surplus.

    Jens,

    Could you post a photo or two of your rig?

    Ron

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    I had no idea weasels were that small! Then again, I have probably never seen one
    Absolutely stunning shots. I was actually wondering a while back why someone with your talent in bird photography didn't get the 300/2.8... it is of course far from cheap, but looking at your pictures, it sure was worth the price!
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    Thanks Jeffrey,

    I appreciate that you express your appreciation.

    Cheers, Jens.
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    Thanks a lot Diana, Jim, Bill, and Lowa2,

    for the nice words! Really appreciated.

    Cheers, Jens.
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    Hi, and thanks Olof.

    You know, I had not planned to get this lens because I already had the 90-250 so I hesitated to buy it. However, the price was simply too good not to grab it by impulse and I happened to have the money available.

    Now I can make up my mind and sell one of them... or... I can keep both...

    Cheers, Jens.
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    Jens:

    A wonderful sequence. Popping up through the bridge slats reminds me of a diminutive troll in that old tale "Billy Mice Gruff"
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    Love em all Jens, can't get much better than those,,

    Derry

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    Thanks John and Derry.

    hehe... "Three Mice Gruff" - doesn't need any big troll at all indeed but I suspect that the third mouse must be more of a rat.

    Cheers, Jens.

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    Ooh, that second picture is so cute!!! A true Can I take him home, please daddy??? moment

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    Jens,

    Wonderful shots. I was out today trying to get some birds with the kit 40-150. While this isn't a bad general purpose lens, it just isn't long enough to get frame-filling images. Fortunately, with 10Mpx, I can crop pretty heavily and still have enough px to print, but still I need something longer.

    I guess I'll try to get my wife to give me either a 70-300 for Christmas. Of course I also want a 12-60, a 150 macro, and something wider. I'm really jealous of the lenses in your kit.
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    Se my post in the discussion forum:
    http://forum.fourthirdsphoto.com/showthread.php?t=50329

    Cheers, Jens
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    Great capture. Excellent.

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    Great shots of an interesting creature Jens!

    I can't imagine that you will ever be able to decide which lens to part with... so my bet is you will remain the proud owner of both.

    Congratulations on your new acquisition. I'm sure you will do it great justice!

    Fred

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