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Old Aug 29, 2006, 7:53 PM   #11
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KennJ a écrit:
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What did he catch ? One I photograph in an overflow pond seems to like frogs amongst other things
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Last time, I saw one catching a frog and he ate it :-)
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 7:32 AM   #12
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Echoing what others have said... and of course you're allowed to feel and be proud...and so you should be.

I'm glad you mentioned the lighting.

Q: #2kb4 - what is the bird standing on - seems like a flat surface.

The last shot is Magnificent
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 8:34 AM   #13
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Good observation, that Heron was standing/stalking along a log that was barely under water... you can see it if you look closely. We'll name him "Moses".

I can't understate how much early morning light MAKES a picture, I look for it or late afternoon light in almost every photograph.... it's angle is great for not getting those shadows and it is just plain not as harsh and the early morning light is a cooler tone and the late afternoon usually lends itself to a warmer tone.
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Old Aug 30, 2006, 8:35 PM   #14
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Mike, these are fantastic. I'm amazed at the shots your getting with that lens. Your right about the lily pads in the composition as they make the shots much richer. Are you using the tripod? and if so do you turn off the VR?

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Old Aug 30, 2006, 10:12 PM   #15
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I think we have a heron over here that looks so much like these. We call them striated herons. Great shot and love a photo that captures some action. Really really nice!!
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KEM, Yes I am definitely using my tripod and I have the VR off in that situation. :-)
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Old Aug 31, 2006, 4:13 PM   #17
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Mike, guess I wasn't observant enough - I see the log now.
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