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Old May 1, 2008, 6:20 PM   #1
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Here are various shots that I never got around to posting.

1) Marbled Godwit flying across the water in sunset lighting.



2) Correction. This is actually a female house finch. Mucho thanks to Penolta for the clarrification.



3) An Acorn woodpecker with what else but an acorn. I don't think I posted this shot before but it was taken at the same park as the Wood ducks.



4)I kept on seeing this Belted Kingfisher flying and diving over the small pond, but I could never get a shot of it in time. It finally landed in a tree over the water and I snapped this shot of him. This was a heavy crop and the backlighting didn't help any.



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Old May 1, 2008, 6:53 PM   #2
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Nice shots hung - really sharp with good colors. A little fill flash could have helped on the kingfisher shot.
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Old May 2, 2008, 7:56 PM   #3
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I like them all Hung, great work.
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I like this series, put me down for #1 as my favorite.



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Great series Hung! Love that Woodpecker...never seen an Acorn woodie...cheers...Don
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Old May 3, 2008, 11:18 AM   #6
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Nice shots! I love #1. And the woodpecker shot is great too.

PS- would the flash really have helped for the kingfisher shot? I never thought to use a flash for birds due to the usual distance we are from the birds and that it would probably scare them away. Of course they are almost always hidden in a shadow when the rest of the scene is in light, so I guess it would help, but I can't imagine getting more than one or two shots that way before it flies off.
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Nice shots! I love #1. And the woodpecker shot is great too.

PS- would the flash really have helped for the kingfisher shot? I never thought to use a flash for birds due to the usual distance we are from the birds and that it would probably scare them away. Of course they are almost always hidden in a shadow when the rest of the scene is in light, so I guess it would help, but I can't imagine getting more than one or two shots that way before it flies off.
The flash doesn't disturb most birds. If they are fairly close, the popup flash may be enough, or an external flash might work. The Better Beamer is made for this, (link below).
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http://www.birdsasart.com/accs.html#BEAMER
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Beautiful shot on the Godwit! A nice series all around, Hung, nice work.
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Great series, beautiful.
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