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Old Apr 17, 2005, 9:14 PM   #1
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I caught this young one on the gate of the house opposite mine. I had very little time to shoot, and this was with 12X. I tried to catch the same bird along with its mother sitting on the electric wire, but thecriss-cross coconut palm leaves and the bright sky came in the way of getting a clearer picture of the birds.
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Old Apr 17, 2005, 9:16 PM   #2
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Old Apr 17, 2005, 9:35 PM   #3
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It's unfortunate that the head is not totally in focus, because everything else is so great. Perfect composition etc. etc.

Don't you just hate it when you thing you got a perfect one, cause it looks great in the camera, and when you load it up on the computer it's just not so? I've had many of those moments. Maybe the Kingfisher will grace your presence again.

P.S. I took a stab at trying to fix it, but did not have too much success.

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Old Apr 17, 2005, 10:42 PM   #4
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for the two birds on the wires, setting your EV to +2/3 or so might have helped bring out the birds. try using your EV bracketing for shots like that... increases your chance of getting one you like, even with less than favorable lighting...
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Old Apr 18, 2005, 1:02 AM   #5
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Hiroshi wrote:
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Don't you just hate it when you thing you got a perfect one, cause it looks great in the camera, and when you load it up on the computer it's just not so?
Yes, I do, Hiroshi. Actually, this was the best among a series of shots. The bird was ready to fly and was waving its head this side and that.That, plus the not-so-bright light around 6.30 a.m., I feel, must have caused the blur.

Thanks for your tip, Squirl.
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Old Apr 18, 2005, 1:32 AM   #6
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I'm not trying to hijack your tread Hiroshi but since there appear to be bird lovers here I thought this would be a good place to ask a bird question. What kind of bird is this?


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Old Apr 18, 2005, 1:54 AM   #7
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this is a great egret
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Old Apr 18, 2005, 2:08 AM   #8
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Cool, thanks jm.
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