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I was stupidly excited about the first outing for my new lens (Canon EF 17-40 f/4L). I went to shoot a moody snow shot of the fabulous Church on Blackheath, but ended up with this, which is probably more fun!
Fun shot Peter and it looks really really sharp. Congrats on the new lens!
posted January 20th, 2013  
@jonesp Thanks, Paul. It's a real beauty of a lens!
posted January 20th, 2013  
Great capture Peter, I like the splash of orange against the white snow.
posted January 20th, 2013  
beautiful shot! very nice :)
posted January 20th, 2013  
Just love this Peter, fav straight away. Love the splashes of orange, and all that frenzied activity.... Would make a brilliant jigsaw puzzle...... Looks a magnificent lens, hope you have fun with it. I haven't got any L lenses, I may have to save up for my next one.
posted January 20th, 2013  
@jackie8 Thank you, Jackie, appreciate that. The lens is a beauty!
posted January 20th, 2013  
lovely shot, it's like a scene from "The Birds"
posted January 20th, 2013  
Instant FAV, Peter - congrats on your new lens - it is so nice and sharp! Lovely composition and capture.
posted January 20th, 2013  
@soboy5 Thank you, Danny!
posted January 20th, 2013  
I really like this... The different birds and their textures and colours are wonderful. I love the movement and feel of the shot.
posted January 20th, 2013  
@kwind Well, thanks, I appreciate that!
posted January 20th, 2013  
Wow. Great capture!
Jackie is right it would make a great puzzle with all the different kinds of birds and all their different activities.
and it made me think of Hitchcock too right away.
posted January 20th, 2013  
Gulls and Geese and a cracker of a shot...............very frenzied! Fav for me too!
posted January 20th, 2013  
Great shot Peter, I love the mayhem!
posted January 20th, 2013  
That is fab!
posted January 20th, 2013  
What a gathering. Great shot. The new lens did its job.
posted January 20th, 2013  
Lovely winter scene.
posted January 20th, 2013  
Just great Peter! The orange legs and beaks really stand out well.
I got a new lens a couple of months ago and was childishly giddy! I thought about the 17-40 a lot but in the end I got the 24-105 purely on the basis of its IS really (I have a terribly shaky left hand!) and I'm very pleased with it so a 10-22 or similar is on the wish list to fill the gap at the wide end...don't think 16-35 type funds are likely to be released by the OH :(
posted January 20th, 2013  
I just love this shot @peadar brilliant capture; an instant FAV!
posted January 20th, 2013  
wow!!
posted January 20th, 2013  
Stunning - a clear fav.
posted January 20th, 2013  
@kimcrisp Thank you, Kim!
@paulien Thanks, Paulien.
@gooner46 Thank you, Chris, really appreciate that.
posted January 20th, 2013  
Oh wow!!! instant fav for me!
posted January 20th, 2013  
Such clear images of the birds and so many of them!
posted January 20th, 2013  
Lots of activity, nice shot
posted January 21st, 2013  
That looks like loads of fun. Bet ya it was quite noisy.
posted January 21st, 2013  
Wowwwww what an amazing shot! :) Looks like you had a wonderful time playing with the new lens! And you got an outstanding capture here! :) Love all the birds :) FAV-o-rama! :) :)
posted January 21st, 2013  
Fantastic! Beautiful birds and scene. I love it!
posted January 21st, 2013  
I love it. It's like a frenzy of feathers, great photo.
posted January 21st, 2013  
I certainly like your choice of subject matter! Great shot!
posted January 21st, 2013  
Woo hoo I just saw this on the PP! :) Congrats! :)
posted January 21st, 2013  
Two shots on the PP at the same time Peter..... Well done!!
posted January 21st, 2013  
@kbalychev Thanks, Kimberley!
@jackie8 Thank you, Jackie, I never thought that would happen!
posted January 21st, 2013  
@chrismarfil Thanks, Chris.
posted January 21st, 2013  
@helixconcepts Yep, pretty much! Thanks.
posted January 21st, 2013  
@nicolecampbell Thanks, Nicole!
@janettee Thank you, Janette.
posted January 21st, 2013  
@climeri Thanks, Isabelle, you are kind.
@stanners72 Thanks!
posted January 21st, 2013  
@fannyb Thanks, Fanny, appreciate that!
posted January 21st, 2013  
@_amyd_ Thanks, Amy.
@positivemoments Thank you, Tracy!
@onewing Thanks, Babs.
@takcarol Thank you, Caroline.
posted January 21st, 2013  
@bluefirebucket Thanks, Mick, the 24-105 looks a cracking lens. In the end, as I also shoot with a cropped sensor, I figured the 17-40 would give me an effective range of around 25-65; it's my first L series. So now I just need to save my pocket money until I can add some others! Thanks for the nice comment.
posted January 21st, 2013  
@rhos Thanks, Ann.
@midumas Thank you, Michel.
@cmc1200 Thanks very much, Caryn.
posted January 21st, 2013  
@masosy Thank you. Kate.
posted January 21st, 2013  
@greyfeather Thanks for the comment!
posted January 21st, 2013  
Bird heaven! Love it. FAV
posted January 21st, 2013  
Fav!! Gorgeous detail, love the colours....and so many birds!!
posted January 21st, 2013  
@streetlyend Thank you, Lucy, that's kind.
posted January 21st, 2013  
@ruthmouch Thank you, Ruth, really appreciate that!
posted January 21st, 2013  
Jealous. This project is expensive.
posted January 21st, 2013  
Absolutely amazing! Great capture!
posted January 21st, 2013  
@twocups Indeed! Thanks for the comment.
@miley89 Thanks for stopping by, Miley!
posted January 21st, 2013  
great shot!
posted January 21st, 2013  
What a great gaggle of geese AND friends! Another great capture!
posted January 22nd, 2013  
@karoliinal Thanks, Karoliina.
@lindag Thanks for that, Linda!
posted January 22nd, 2013  
Vic
I love this - a fave Peter
posted January 22nd, 2013  
LOVE! The snow white background makes the geese "pop".
posted January 22nd, 2013  
@takeonlyphotos Thank you, Vic, appreciate that!
@deburahiru Thank you, Deb!
posted January 22nd, 2013  
Fabulous use of your new lens. Amazing shot.Fav.
posted January 23rd, 2013  
Tim
Great shot and a new lens too. A great days work. Nice one Peter.
posted January 23rd, 2013  
Its fun all right - great shot!
posted February 1st, 2013  
@bardejov Thank you!
@timrox Thank you, Tim.
@yrhenwr Thanks, David.
posted February 1st, 2013  
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