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Old Mar 18, 2013, 8:30 PM   #1
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Default Great Blue Herons at Cockroach Bay Nature Preserve

I stopped by a nature preserve this afternoon to see which birds were out today. Got some nice shots of the Great Blue Herons there.

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....I love the GBH, they just spew attitude.

Very nice images Steven.
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Indeed. Very nice.
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Steve, your bird shots are always so beautiful and sharp as a tack. Do you manual focus? Wish I had your skills as well as some of the other guys on this forum.
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Pretty nice Steven. I hate the big buggers, they eat my fish but they are photogenic. We have a large "rookery" not far up the island. You've got me thinking about an expedition in there later in the spring...
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Thanks so much for looking and commenting Bob, Greg, James, and Ken.


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Steve, your bird shots are always so beautiful and sharp as a tack. Do you manual focus? Wish I had your skills as well as some of the other guys on this forum.
Thank you James. No, I rarely manual focus for bird shots. And I'm not sure that I have any better "skills"; maybe just more experience and more lucky shots. In my opinion, the two main factors in bird shots are equipment and location. I really like the 50-200mm lens and my E-3. And location may be the biggest factor, as I live in Florida, which has large bird populations who are used to all the tourists taking photos. I'm sure that I can get closer to a lot of birds down here that I could never approach if I lived somewhere else.


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Pretty nice Steven. I hate the big buggers, they eat my fish but they are photogenic. We have a large "rookery" not far up the island. You've got me thinking about an expedition in there later in the spring...
Hey Ken: well at least you don't have to worry about something like this getting your fish:
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Steve.. some nice tack sharp pics.. Thats a pretty amazing looking bird.. not so the gator..
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Thanks so much for looking and commenting Bob, Greg, James, and Ken.



Thank you James. No, I rarely manual focus for bird shots. And I'm not sure that I have any better "skills"; maybe just more experience and more lucky shots. In my opinion, the two main factors in bird shots are equipment and location. I really like the 50-200mm lens and my E-3. And location may be the biggest factor, as I live in Florida, which has large bird populations who are used to all the tourists taking photos. I'm sure that I can get closer to a lot of birds down here that I could never approach if I lived somewhere else.




Hey Ken: well at least you don't have to worry about something like this getting your fish:
I'd worry more about the grandkids than the fish....
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Wish I had your skills as well as some of the other guys on this forum.
That's true - some of us other guys do wish we had Steven's focusing skill.

Outstanding photos, Steven!
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That's true - some of us other guys do wish we had Steven's focusing skill.

Outstanding photos, Steven!
And also Stevens back yard

More Fantastic shots of GBH Steven
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