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Old Aug 7, 2014, 8:19 PM   #1
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Default .......back to what I can do -- NO MORE BIRDS

I gave a try at birds a couple weeks ago when I found something special with the Mississippi Kite mating ritual which warranted far better images than I made. I saw a Cooper's hawk one early morning and shot some files of it ....... Again, CRAPPY JUNK for images by me!

So this week I've taken back my enjoyment for doing BUGS & stuff like bugs.

It is really hot here now (Greg C won't even get out in this heat) so until fall when color will be fantastic due to our cool & rainy summer I am enjoying my 0700 - 0830 walks about the pond areas of our parks and shooting what I find there that stings, flutters or hops.

These I shot this morning with the E-M1 / ZD 70-300 or m40-150 (no tubes either lens) in a nice sunrise light that made working the dragonflies composition for the light quite fun. These were shot JPG and tweaked with ASPro 2.
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...first the Wheel Bug in the bright light, the best images I've done yet of this creature; lens = m40-150






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.......a hopper from a couple days ago
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.......back to what I can do -- NO MORE BIRDS
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LOL, you've got that right! Katherine's AC quit on them Tuesday, then their electricity went out so they spent some time with me. I've been getting out a little, but not much, and what I have been shooting isn't worth sharing with anyone other than myself Testing things. Heading back to NJ to see Kelsey on 8/21 for a long weekend before she heads back overseas for a couple of months.

Birds have never been a subject I've done all that well, and dragon flies haven't exactly graced my finders all that well either. These are nice, and that grasshopper is beautiful.
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BTW, the detail on the photo of the grasshopper is truly amazing. From the spots on it's legs, the stripes in it's eyes and the structure in it's wings. Spot on.
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Heading back to NJ to see Kelsey on 8/21 for a long weekend........
The weather should be nice that weekend.

I've lost track of the 'EVF IS shimmy' on the E-M1. Just realized recently that I've not noticed it and can't determine why, is there a setting that allows it. I've tried changing the EVF setting but that doesn't seem to make a difference.
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Thanks Alan, grasshoppers are beautiful critters (IMO) and are much fun to photograph given the hunt is early day and the sun is bright. I photograph a lot of'em when there are no butterflies such as is our current summer.

I very much appreciate your comment.
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Baloney. I don't buy a word of it.

Yeah, while your bug pictures are superb, so were your bird shots. Here is just one of your superb egret shots:


There were so many other great shots, but I don't have the time right now to search for them. Now we know that all-white egret shots are one of the most difficult shots to nail. Are you really claiming that the Bob Brennan who posted shots like this does bad bird shots??

Nope, I don't buy it.
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Steven, thanks for the accolades..... on the big birds like Earl, they are done pretty well and I intend to continue all birds bigger than a Cardinal, Woodpecker and any other lit'iluns that typically sit down on tree limbs more than 10-feet focal distance.

I was pretty put-out that the Mississippi Kite files were basically not usable then 2-days later a beautiful Cooper's hawk which should have been the quality files as the egrets; well they turned out to be junk........ so it prompted my aggravation with making 'small' bird pictures.

Thanks for the kind words and reminder; BUT I ain't gonna fiddle with song sparrows anymore (lol).
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