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Old Sep 22, 2004, 8:26 PM   #1
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taken at about 60 to 70 meters, this isn't a good shot but, i really enjoy birds in flight pics. here's a couple of a great blue heron that had a fixation on a wash tub it was standing near (unfortunately those shots were from way too far out and were overexposed somehow).

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Old Sep 22, 2004, 9:45 PM   #2
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Hello djb;

Nicely done. I like the profile of the heron in the first shot, but I really like the second and third shots. Nice fall colours in the reflections. (excuse my Canadian spelling) I know how difficult it is to get good shots of these guys in flight. Somehow my camera doesn't like to focus on the mid-greys.

By the way, if those were from 70 meters, you must have a fairly impressive zoom lens going there.

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Old Sep 22, 2004, 9:53 PM   #3
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Tom, thanx!! i have a fuji s602z with a raynox dcr-2020 2.2x addon. i think the 35mm equivalent works out to about 460mm. i visit the same spots almost every day and i think some of these birdsregularly hunt these places and may be geting used to me stalking them. this particular heron didn't seem to notice me until i turned off the radio and turned off my truck. as i mentioned he was fixated on an old wash tub and must have been more curious than alarmed. i had to make a lot of noise and jump around to make him fly. i don't usually like to spook them but, i didn't have a lot of time and wanted to get a flight shot of him.

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Old Sep 23, 2004, 12:24 AM   #4
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At that distance and with your lens extender, the pictures are bit soft but I think it adds to the "photo art" quality of these scenes. I especially like #2 and #3 for their art look and feel.
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great shot, i love the last pics,

sorry for this dennis but i can't resist to play withthis photo
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