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Old Oct 14, 2013, 11:57 AM   #1
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Walking with the E-3 and 50-200mm, sometimes I look up and find some birds flying overhead or nearby. Yeah, I know that the E-3 does not do BIF, but sometimes I go ahead a take the shot anyway.

Near my house I was walking near the wetlands when a group of wood storks came flying by overhead. A quick grab shot:



I was in the parking lot of a nature preserve when an egret decided to buzz by. Quick grab shots.




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G'day Steven

... and with a bit of judicious cropping they all could come up nicely to be included in the album of local birds

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Thank you Phil. I have so many birds around here that are busy hunting, eating, or wading, that I don't usually even bother trying for the in-flight shots. But when I do, I have had a pretty good keeper rate. I think it is because the birds in my neighborhood are all so big. If all I had were small birds I probably would never be able to get a BIF.
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Hey Steve

Those three in the first pic are three really ugly birds...

The others look as if you got the focus right on .. agree with Phil that a wee bit of cropping would just do the trick.

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Those three in the first pic are three really ugly birds...

The others look as if you got the focus right on .. agree with Phil that a wee bit of cropping would just do the trick.

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Thanks Harj. Actually the wood storks are even uglier up close than you see in that photo. From the wings back they are graceful and pretty birds, but their heads are super ugly!. LOL
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Thanks Harj. Actually the wood storks are even uglier up close than you see in that photo. From the wings back they are graceful and pretty birds, but their heads are super ugly!. LOL
Only a mother could love that. Now you know how your mother feels....

All good Shots Steven, fun stuff.
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......really nice photo of the 3 storks.

I like the herons too but the storks are my favorites.
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WoW Steven
EXCELLENT shots
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Only a mother could love that. Now you know how your mother feels....

All good Shots Steven, fun stuff.
Nice shots Steve. How could a female bird go for a face like that.
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beautiful shots you made Steven !!!
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