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Old Sep 23, 2004, 4:17 PM   #11
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Then I moved down to the river... same birds, same tree. I think the results are better.

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Old Sep 23, 2004, 4:21 PM   #12
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Then I saw this guy out for his morning walk... I wish the river were a little narrower here. I just can't get close enough for a good zoom.... Still, I find that patience seems to be the biggest key in grabbing these shots.

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Old Sep 23, 2004, 4:27 PM   #13
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Finally, just around the bend, I was treated to a display of Canada Geese. It's a little blurry, but the sun was still not up, and the shutter speed was pretty slow.

I feel a lot better about this; I guess that experience is the beggest teacher here. (now I have to learn how to use Neat Image properly:?)

Any comments are more than welcome,

Tom, on Point Pelee, Canada
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Old Sep 23, 2004, 4:29 PM   #14
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hey tom...

i'm not sure how to deal with the fog (i'm gonna take some shots this fall...but they'll be landscape...so i'm not sure i'll have the same problem)

but...

i do like that last shot...

the bird is nice and sharp.....but it's got the haze effect.

very nice shot....a crop might help composition....but very nice colors..

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Old Sep 23, 2004, 4:36 PM   #15
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Thanks, Vito.

The problem with dawn shots is that it takes place when I'm supposed to be elsewhere. I was late for a band rehearsal, but I got some decent shots. :|



Thanks again,

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Pretty horse, darn the fence!
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Old Sep 24, 2004, 9:53 PM   #17
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oh man...you slipped a picture in while i was posted...i was talking about the single egret shot...



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Old Sep 24, 2004, 10:06 PM   #18
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Sorry Vito,

The truth be told, at dial-up speeds, "slipped a picture in..." is not as easy as you make it sound. :-)It took the better part of an hour to deal with some basic filtering, resizing and posting. But thanks anyway... I did a crop of the egret that turned out quite well.

Amy, the horses were beautiful, but the fence was a real pain. My tripod would not go any higher. They have about 30 horses that they tend to bring out just before 7:00 A. M. I'd ask permission to come in and get better shots, but I'm very sensitive to the privacy of others and they are certainly busy enough without me hanging around.

Thanks again to both of you. I really appreciate the interest and comments. It's nice to belong to a community that spans the globe.

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Old Sep 24, 2004, 10:11 PM   #19
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well..it wasn't there when i was posting...unless on scrolling, i skipped over it (not too likely...lol)

anyways...it's good to see that you are taking the time necessary to PLAN the shot....a thought that is overlooked too often...

good job

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Old Sep 24, 2004, 10:33 PM   #20
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Hi again;

I guess I'm a little anal when it comes to planning.

No, I take that back. That sounds uptight. I'm anything but uptight. You've heard of "Type-A" personalities... well I'ma "B-minus" But I do immerse myself in my passions. I have a list of shots I hope to take, organized by location, time and conditions. But whenever I stop for a shot, I always look around for something that catches my eye. Often my spontaneous shots are better than my planned ones.

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P.S. Here's some more horses for Amy
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