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Old Mar 12, 2011, 4:46 PM   #1
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Default Finally got outside

Been a long winter but I finally got a chance to get out and took a few shots with the 510 and 70 300 of some geese in the swamp out behind the neighbors. I'm a little rusty, haven't shot BIFs much since about September of last year but it was an enjoyable day and the sun actually came out a couple times to brighten the day.
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 5:41 PM   #2
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Hi Eric,

I have had little to no luck shooting birds in flight with the 70-300mm lens.
You are well ahead of me on that front.

These are great .... Very well done!!!

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Old Mar 12, 2011, 6:53 PM   #3
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Hi Eric: that is better than my tries at BIF with that lens. I've only had the 70-300 a few months, and have not tried BIF very often, but when I did the results are not as good as yours.
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Great shots, buddy!! I knew if anyone could get great BIFs with a 70-300mm it would be you. Congrats! You've raised the bar.
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Old Mar 12, 2011, 7:08 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. I find the window quite narrow to shoot BIFs with the lens. Geese and soaring hawks seem to be the easiest since there is less wing movement. In decent light it can do pretty good.
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Excellent photos!
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I just noticed that you caught a synchronized flying act.
Look at shot #3 and all five of the geese have their wings on the down-beat stroke.
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Yep, next olympic event : ) If I had been ready for the shot instead of daydreaming I might have caught 10 or 15 of them instead of 5. I was watching some on the other side and these guys came in behind me in stealth mode which is strange for geese, they usually make a racket.
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HI Eric

That last shot is pretty special.. what a well captured pic!
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