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Old Jan 29, 2013, 8:02 AM   #1
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A heron taking off is one of those rare things which are both awkward and graceful at the same time.
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Old Jan 29, 2013, 2:51 PM   #2
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Great captures, very well done.

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Old Jan 29, 2013, 4:17 PM   #3
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Thanks, JJ. She has some trouble sweeping the camera through on some of these BIF opportunities. Not sure what the preferred technique is on these - lead a bit, sweep through like a skeet shooter or neither?
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Nice shots. Very sharp.

I've found to try to lead abit and as the bird enters the frame, match it's speed as best you can and continue to follow it even after you stop shooting . . . kinda like following through throwing a ball or swinging a baseball bat.
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Thanks Mugmar!
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Old Feb 1, 2013, 9:22 AM   #7
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I'd say whatever she was doing in these shots, it worked well. Very nicely captured. My bottom line on Birds in flight is.... the more you shoot them the better you get. It is definitely an art and she is off to a good start.

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Great captures, nicely done

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I don't know why, but I like the the coot in lower right. The GBH looks to be in perfect focus. maybe the little guy in the frame helps.
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