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Old Mar 28, 2004, 9:05 PM   #1
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Old Mar 29, 2004, 10:17 AM   #2
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Aren't those lovely birds? Did you get to see it's neck spring out and catch the fish? There is so much neck on them it's amazing. They have a coil-like structure in there that helps them snap it out so far and fast.

You've got some camera shake, but you exposed it well.

I believe the actual name of that heron is "Green Heron" but I'm only being picky. I don't have my book with me, but that is what I've always called them.

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Old Mar 29, 2004, 10:24 AM   #3
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oh man....you guys stink.....your taunting me aren't you.....lol

i've been trying to shoot a great blue heron for a while.....and you guys keep posting shots of herons..lol

nice shot the fish in his mouth adds a lot to it!!

i love watching it catch fish...i haven't seen it actually catch anything yet...but i've seen it try....
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Old Mar 29, 2004, 2:09 PM   #4
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It is amazing how long they can just stand there... and you stand there... and they stand there.... and you go "come on, lunge!" and then you look away for a second and you miss it.

I have some pictures of a Great Blue's head just going in to the water, all the way in, and then all the way out. They are so fast.

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Old Mar 29, 2004, 3:49 PM   #5
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awesome! when you did that did you have it using the continuous shooting mode?
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Old Mar 29, 2004, 7:08 PM   #6
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Yes. In fact, I always use continuous mode...

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Old Mar 29, 2004, 7:21 PM   #7
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that makes sense......i should try that....get some better flying shots....lol
*runs to get manual*

this brings up a need for a bigger card then....
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Also, learn about AI focus. It should track the subject in flight. It's not perfect... not by a long shot. But it does a decent job. I use it always, 'cause its better than not using it.

Just don't leave it on AI focus. It gets confused by a branch blowing infront of the subject that isn't moving. It senses the movement and tracks the branch instead. Not good.

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hmm.....i'll have to check if my camera does it......
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if you use ai focus, try to use the smallest apature you can...
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