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Old 11-13-2015, 10:42 AM
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Default Swanking again.......

Ciao carissima Lisa,

Thank you for your kind reply to my critique of Sid's lovely portrait! To be honest, I hardly noticed the blue blurry bit at bottom left of this picture and I stupidly sort of assumed it might be part of Sid's plumage: it never crossed my mind that it might have been a bit of a fence. But I agree with Luciano that a vertical crop might just have been better and might also have drawn more attention to his rather elegant long neck of which any young female model would have been ever so envious had it not been quite so haggard and prickly.

But, of course, your main reason for your reply was to swank about your new 5
D MkIII. How bold of you - and how forgiving of your husband - to get that lovely mew machine. One of the guys at the camera club has one and cheerfully tells me it's a totally different beast from the MkII and fabulously better - do you find that? I've heard its image quality is brilliant at high ISO - the MkII impressed me in that way and I can believe that the MkIII will be even better.

That Samyang 14mm sounds like good fun. You might remember I had a shot of a Sigma 12-24mm zoom (lent to me for half an hour by Ann Jackman's husband) and took a wide view of a Mercedes motor car with it - great fun to get those really strong perspectives. The 8mm fisheye, of course, is really designed for cropped (APS-C) sensors so with the 5D you'll only get a circle in the middle of the frame - you won't fill the frame with the image. Sounds like good fun too but I think it would be a novelty which might wear off quickly. I quite fancy the new Sigma 150 - 600mm "Sport" lens - good for shooting these frisky little red squirrels - but it's about 1500 and I'm not sure if my wizened old arms would be strong enough to hold it for any length of time.

Hope the pluge swilled down admirably. Ah, ha, the weekend is just around the corner and I must get some stock in. Your fine "Chalice Bridge" Shiraz Cabernet is still being reserved for Christmas Day.

Lovely to see you back posting more lovely photographs - does that mean that you're just a little quieter at work these days?

You take care.

Kindest Regards e un abbraccio,

Giovanni.
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