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Old Jul 30, 2013, 2:05 PM   #1
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I recently spent a little time playing tourist at one of our local parks, and was able to get a few shots of some of the birds that I saw around that afternoon.

A little blue heron:


Little green heron:


Little Ruddy Duck
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Old Jul 30, 2013, 2:13 PM   #2
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All great shots Steve, especially #1.
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Thank you James. Appreciate the comments.
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Old Jul 31, 2013, 1:32 PM   #4
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Steve, do you manual focus or auto? Birds are nice and sharp. I usually miss "by that much".
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Steve, do you manual focus or auto? Birds are nice and sharp. I usually miss "by that much".
Hi Sean: I rarely do manual focus. 99% of my shots are auto focus, as were all of the above shots.
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Old Jul 31, 2013, 2:32 PM   #6
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That little green guy looks a pretty intense character..... and like big blue, sharp as a tack.
Nice shots again Steven.

I use Auto focus same as you about 90%. It's sharper than I can do it. (Looking through the pinhole of the E500....Oooops, shouldn't have said that.)

I used MF last night trying long exposure shots. The shots were technically OK, just boring, need better subject matter.
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That blue heron is an impressive looking bird, great shot
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Old Jul 31, 2013, 7:37 PM   #8
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Thanks for looking and commenting, Ken and Blkms.

When shooting birds, I try to use single point autofocus, aimed at the eye. I have found that to be a pretty effective technique.
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EXCELLENT shots Steven
Beautiful Detail and color
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Thanks for looking and commenting, Fred. Hope everything has finally dried out up there.
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