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    writing this on behalf of my friend ... and me a short story for this lazy late afternoon and so the story goes ...

    One cloudy afternoon, Three Macro Shooters met at the seaside off Lower Seletar Reservoir for a small gathering/shootout. after almost an hour after, they noticed A Bird Shooter setting up near where they were, but never really greeted each other, until TMS were about to leave the place.

    TMS were busy washing away the mud from the beach near the well when ABS emerged from the seaside, carrying his impressive setup. Attracted to ABS' professional setup, TMS decided to start a friendly conversation with ABS.

    the conversation was carried out with lots of smiles ...

    TMS: hello, you're here to shoot birds?

    ABS: yah, (smiling) but you guys chased them away

    (embarrassing silence ... TMS were at the location much earlier, and were very close to some birds and did 'chase' them away, but they were shooting macro, not birds ...)

    TMS: oh, we were shooting macro at the beach

    ABS: i see

    TMS: you go on ClubSnap as well?

    ABS: not really

    TMS: you know the site?

    ABS: yes, yes ... but ClubSnap is more for kids

    (embarrassing silence)

    TMS: oh, then you are with the Nature Society?

    ABS: no, no

    TMS: this is your hobby

    ABS: yes, just a hobby

    TMS: never think of going into professional photography?

    ABS: haha, can't make a living in Singapore

    TMS: is that a D2X?

    ABS: yah

    TMS: wow, and what a long lens

    (writer apologise to all readers for inability to recognise the lens ... sorry! )

    ABS: the setup is up to two-fourty mm

    (2040 mm? 2400 mm? ... nevermind ... ABS offered to let TMS have a go with the setup's focussing performance)

    TMS: wow, the focussing is very fast

    ABS: yes of course, it's a D2X, if it's not fast can throw away already

    TMS: very heavy as well, (jokingly) need to go gym and train to carry this!

    ABS: it's not that heavy actually

    TMS: at least some 6 to 7 kg?

    ABS: definitely much more than that, the lens is already 6kg

    (TMS had a try on the weight of the setup)

    TMS: wow, at least some 10 over kg

    ABS: probably around there

    TMS: wow, not easy to be a bird shooter

    ABS: (smiles ... look at the weather) the weather looks bad ... so you guys came here to shoot macro?

    TMS: yah, (jokingly) no money to shoot birds

    ABS: there aren't much to shoot for macro around here i think, probably at the other side

    (embarrassing silence)

    TMS: hey, have you tried Punggol end for bird shooting

    ABS: oh yes, i mean we (bird shooters) go to places you guys haven't been before

    (embarrassing silence)

    TMS: ok, we got to go, see you!

    ABS: bye!

    Thanks for reading this short story!
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    You all TMS are small flies lar..

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights
    You all TMS are small flies lar..
    yah lor, small small flies we're kids mah

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    hahahahahaha, felt like giving him a kick if not for my vocation

    humility is a long gone virtue

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    Beri Farnie Siah.

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    Hmmm... this story is almost like a cliff-hanger.

    I hope ABS grows up faster than us kids... I've seen kids with more manners and less pride.
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    that's the fun part being in CS, we can act like kids...not like those grown ups
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    actually so good hor, everyone become so young again

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    Wah! u r a great story teller eh.

    If u tell me it is real and something like this really happened, I would have believed you and taken it all in - hook, line and sinker!

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    Ya, lor, you made me 14 years younger!!! Maybe we can setup a CS Health Spa "Join CS and be kids again!"

    Quote Originally Posted by eikin
    actually so good hor, everyone become so young again
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    It's real.

    Eikin is just being kind to the BIRD SOOTER. Made a gloomy day even blacker.


    Quote Originally Posted by eng_keow
    Wah! u r a great story teller eh.

    If u tell me it is real and something like this really happened, I would have believed you and taken it all in - hook, line and sinker!

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    Quote Originally Posted by eng_keow
    Wah! u r a great story teller eh.

    If u tell me it is real and something like this really happened, I would have believed you and taken it all in - hook, line and sinker!

    it is real

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    if i were there, i will test out the water resistency of his DeeTooAss

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    I understood it was tested to two-fourty meters or millimeters

    Quote Originally Posted by Wai
    if i were there, i will test out the water resistency of his DeeTooAss
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    Don't think Eikin is so free to write up such a long story which is not real rite?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sjourn
    Don't think Eikin is so free to write up such a long story which is not real rite?
    actually wanted to just let the incident pass on ... but pb was so infuriated help him lah, i also can vent abit

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    getting d2x for his hobby... tht guy must be damn rich...

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    Quote Originally Posted by eikin
    actually wanted to just let the incident pass on ... but pb was so infuriated help him lah, i also can vent abit
    Interesting encounter. And the ABS was all alone?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papilio
    Interesting encounter. And the ABS was all alone?
    yup ... didn't see any other person(s) shooting

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    Quote Originally Posted by Papilio
    And the ABS was all alone?
    not suprising....without joining CS, he doesn't know what he has been missing



    anyway, don't you think it is rather dangerous to shoot alone in some ulu place with 20-30K of equipment?

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