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Old Dec 16, 2010, 2:23 PM   #1
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Photos of Great Blue Herons Lifting off to return to nest and then landing at nest. Pictures 1 & 2 are both one lift off.

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Old Dec 16, 2010, 3:04 PM   #2
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These birds certainly are providing you some great photo ops again this year. Well done.
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Old Dec 16, 2010, 5:58 PM   #3
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Hi Ed,

Pretty cool!

It's pretty insane to think about using ISO 1000 or faster in bright sunlight, but it obviously allows you to stop down the lens some to get better DOF and resolution while keeping shutter speeds short enough to stop the wing motion at the tips.

Most seem to concentrate on low light for the benefits of high ISO performance, but it has advantages for all types of shooters. This is a major reason that I wanted the K-5. Another is the use of TCs -- I can gain back the stops that I lose by adding TCs without sacrificing IQ much or introducing a high probability of subject motion blur.

Nicely done! I can't wait for things to warm up here so the birds can return!

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These are great Ed. The herons all left my area in late October, and we probably won't see them again until April or May. I love living in this area but must confess, I'm a bit envious.
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More beautiful heron shots - now I just need to get out and shoot the ones we have here. They are not so large as yours - much smaller I would think, but they seem to 'flock' in the dozens.
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Old Dec 17, 2010, 9:11 AM   #6
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Great series Scott
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Old Dec 17, 2010, 5:06 PM   #7
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Great series, Ed.
I learned something new, I never would have thought to use such a high ISO in daylight but, I can see the advantage of it now that I think about it.

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Nice job.

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