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Old Jun 2, 2005, 12:11 PM   #1
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[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/DOW1.JPG[/img]

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/DOW4.JPG[/img]

Short Billed Dowitchers in the harsh light of dawn

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/SHORE1.JPG[/img]

Various shore birds, Rudy Turnstones and Snipe

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/SHORE6.JPG[/img]

Dowitchers sacked out after a busy night

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A snipe
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Old Jun 2, 2005, 1:04 PM   #2
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I like the first one as Eyes are clear in that shot. Wish the cut-off bird on the top right hand side wasn't there. For other shots, lower angle, coupled with fill-flash would help.
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Old Jun 2, 2005, 1:56 PM   #3
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I like the first one as Eyes are clear in that shot. Wish the cut-off bird on the top right hand side wasn't there. For other shots, lower angle, coupled with fill-flash would help.
You're right about the bird, should have cropped it out, wouoldn't mnake much difference. The actual image is much larger - this was cropped for this post, and like I say you''re right.

As for a fill flash, I doubt if it would do me much good. While from time to time I do get close enough to use one, usually I am to far away, and the weight would make all my images a blur...

As of now I shoot with a Swaroski scope and a monopode, but often enough I'm shooting hand held with BOTH, adding a flash, uh, uh. Win some/lose some...

I rarely have the time to put a flash on and off in the field. However, I am going to start shooting with two camera's and I'll have a flash on the second.

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Old Jun 2, 2005, 5:53 PM   #4
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Dave, as usual, very nice shots. I like the 4th pic of the sacked out dowitchers. I like the reflections and composition but, imo too bad about the feather. I think it is a bit distracting. Good work!!!

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Old Jun 2, 2005, 8:01 PM   #5
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:lol:

And I deliberately angeled myself for the feather, but I think you're right...

My original intention would have been to have the feather precisly between the birds. No body cooperated...

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Old Jun 2, 2005, 8:04 PM   #6
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Sorry!!! maybe if the feather was shown evenly spaced between the 2 birds it might be better? in any case, it's still a really fine and artistic picture.

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