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Old Feb 2, 2006, 3:42 PM   #1
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Today was my first opportunity to use my new Canon 300mm F/4.0 IS USM lens. At my age really love the benefits of the IS.The lake near me was just loaded with all kind of water fowl. White & Blue Herons, White Pelicans, Mallards, Geese, Coots and a variety of other water fowl birds. I did crop the attached but in addition to some critique would also like to know what species is it. Any ideas and or suggestions. I did crop the photo.
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Old Feb 2, 2006, 3:47 PM   #2
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Here is a blue Heron that I shot from across a lagoon. Also cropped. Suggestions please.
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Old Feb 2, 2006, 4:11 PM   #3
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Here is a blue Heron that I shot from across a lagoon. Also cropped. Suggestions please.
Both of these are wonderful images. The first BTW is a Black Crowned Night Heron.

In my opinion the first image has to much contrast, while the second doesn't have enough...

But their both wonderful!!!!

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Old Feb 2, 2006, 4:59 PM   #4
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:-)Thanks DDB. When you want the answers to something seems like this is the best site to go to. Also checked out the image of a Black Crowned Night Heron on Google and you are absolutely correct. Had never seen one before.The Blue Heron was shot from about 50 to 100 yards across a lagoon. Question how does one determine before hand what is going to be too little or too much contrast?:?
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:-)Thanks DDB. When you want the answers to something seems like this is the best site to go to. Also checked out the image of a Black Crowned Night Heron on Google and you are absolutely correct. Had never seen one before.The Blue Heron was shot from about 50 to 100 yards across a lagoon. Question how does one determine before hand what is going to be too little or too much contrast?:?
The important thing is to capture the image. Score one for you. The second is post processing in the computer. I gave my opinion on that.

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Old Feb 2, 2006, 7:35 PM   #6
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nice shots. Glad you got your card out of the reader.
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Old Feb 3, 2006, 12:58 AM   #7
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Nice shots, you will find if you take a lot of wildlife photosthe lens will be on the camera a lot:-)
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Keep them coming. Regards.
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Old Feb 3, 2006, 9:34 AM   #9
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:-)Thanks for all the encouraging words. Just love the digital world. One can enjoy almost instant gradification of their handiwork. i.e. You don't have to wait for your film to be processed. Also you can just shoot away for it doesn't matter if half[or more] of the shots have to be trashed there are always a few that will make one very :-D.
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Great shots and cograts on the new lens.
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