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Old Apr 27, 2008, 5:20 PM   #1
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They are finally back to Toronto
There has been a bit of cluttered background of images of a GBH rookery in Toronto. Good part is that once I was there, the birds had to come to me. I was within 100 ft of around 10 of them. That was the easy part. The hard part is that it is in the middle of the wetland/marsh . All their nests are around 90 ft high and with dense trees all around them. I could hear them a lot. Taking pictures were just pain.

























At long last a luck shot . A so-called unobstructed and heavily cropped one








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Old Apr 29, 2008, 1:57 PM   #2
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I really like that last one Daniel!

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very tough shooting conditions. i like #3 the best.

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Old May 1, 2008, 5:16 AM   #4
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very tough shooting conditions. i like #3 the best.

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dawg,

Thanks for dropping in

Hey Royce,

Long time no see as I hardly posted anything wildlife during the harsh winter months. The above images are ok . But they are good start of the season. I am still doing manual focus and in 2 days my daughter will bring me a prof * 200mmF2.8. With a 1.5TC I hope I can switch to AF if it is workable.
It is interesting if AF system of any make can manage image like I took above. With manual, I can focus through the interference. I doubt if any AF can snap to the subject instead of the interfering branches.

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very tough shooting conditions. i like #3 the best.

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dawg,

Thanks for dropping in

Hey Royce,

Long time no see as I hardly posted anything wildlife during the harsh winter months. The above images are ok . But they are good start of the season. I am still doing manual focus and in 2 days my daughter will bring me a prof * 200mmF2.8. With a 1.5TC I hope I can switch to AF if it is workable.
It is interesting if AF system of any make can manage image like I took above. With manual, I can focus through the interference. I doubt if any AF can snap to the subject instead of the interfering branches.

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Hey Daniel,

I don't think any camera could have gotten that shotwith autofocus. The camera would have gotten confused and focussedlocked on all the branches. Good luck with the new lens. Can't wait to see your pics.

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Good shots. Aren't they wonderful birds? I have spent many hours shooting them in Vancouver at nesting time.
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Good shots. Aren't they wonderful birds? I have spent many hours shooting them in Vancouver at nesting time.
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They are just beautiful . Going ove to those rockery was more like bird watching exercise than anything. Having some image is a bonus already besides listening to them for hours. Next time I will bring my binoculars. Thanks for taking time to comment

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