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    I finally managed to get out and about with my new lens today. I have aquired a 1992 80-200mm Nikon f/2.8 lens. I'll write some sort of review for it when I have had a chance to get to grips with it. I must remember how shallow the depth of field is on this lens when shooting.. I possibly underestimated it with this shot or maybe it's a front focusing problem with the lens?

    This little fella was near my lunch time walk from work. I have always had a soft spot for robins. It's nice to post a wildlife shot.. It feels like it has been a while since I last posted one.

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    1. jonxyz 63 months ago | reply

      Where did you pick up the lens, sounds great....

    2. tower62pool 63 months ago | reply

      I do love Robins, nice shot. :0)

    3. Cchrissy55 63 months ago | reply

      Lovely shot Gary.. and yours got lots more comments than mine

      I bought Robin food to get my own at if they sell Robin food, I never knew there was such a thing.. anyway I have Robin on tap for photo sessions now..haha. But the little devil is still a bit shy when I stand outside waiting. I need a disguise.

    4. h.koppdelaney 63 months ago | reply

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      Thank you for sharing your vision

    5. Mids2010 63 months ago | reply

      Nice shot - Your Xmas card for next year perhaps?

    6. @lbyper 63 months ago | reply

      Scatto delizioso,complimenti!!!

    7. bridgy2008 63 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called MOTHERNATURE- p1/c.2 (Contest WINNERS: BIRDs !), and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    8. Digital.Knave 63 months ago | reply

      I can see what you mean about the focusing - you've got the nearest wing pin sharp but the eye is just a tad soft.

      Still its a cracking shot that I would have been proud to have taken. Well done!

    9. tadge o' delph 63 months ago | reply

      Great shot Gary, nice n sharp and lovely background colours!

    10. MaximeF 62 months ago | reply

      Superbe! Isn't it hard to no scare the bird? 200mm isn't that long to shoot birds... I'm gonna try with my 70-200 this week!
      Cheers! :-)

    11. GaryJS ™ 62 months ago | reply

      Thanks again everybody! Made explore :)

      Maxime - Robins are surprisingly tolerant of photographers!

    12. MaximeF 62 months ago | reply

      allright, so I should be able to do it!

    13. alucamati [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ♥~♥Flora y Fauna ♥~♥, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    14. alucamati [deleted] 62 months ago | reply

      Hi, I'm an admin for a group called ♥~♥birds♥~♥, and we'd love to have this added to the group!

    15. PeterAitch 62 months ago | reply

      Nice capture - I'm slightly envious of your new acquisition (if not of its bulk/weight!)

      I reckon it's probably a DOF thing - if the robin was 3m away, at full aperture on your body you'd have had ±1cm to play with! This front/back focusing thing does exist (sample variation; old lens) but seems to be invoked a lot when simpler explanations are more likely.

      Enjoy your new toy…

    16. GaryJS ™ 62 months ago | reply

      Thanks Peter! Yeah. It's not so light and now I'm getting used to it I think it's OK. This was the first shot I ever took with it!

    17. Roam-Photography 62 months ago | reply

      YES! Gary finally has a decent lens for birding!

      I like the shot, the background is a bit chaotic, but the bird looks neat!

    18. Beth.x 62 months ago | reply

      stunning capture, I saw a robin just the other day it made me smile (:

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