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Old Feb 5, 2007, 7:46 PM   #1
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So there I was sitting by the water's edge in Back Bay, snapping away at the shorebirds. An elderly couple stops next to me and smiles. The man reaches into his bag and pulls out some bread. He passes a few slices to his wife and they both start feeding the ducks. It wasn't more than 15 seconds later, when in swoop 3 seagulls, right on cue. I swear they have a radar for bread. Not wanting to pass up the opportunity, I swung my camera over in their direction and snapped some shots.









You guys might be getting tired of all of my seagull shots, but I tell ya, they are excellent subjects to help me refine my bird in flight photography techniques. Practice practice practice. And then when the times comes where I cross paths with that Northern Harrier again, oh baby, I'm gonna be ready for ya! Lock and load! Hope you guys are staying warm and thanks for looking.


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Old Feb 5, 2007, 7:50 PM   #2
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There you go again taking advantage of a opportunity. Very well done. You did gooood.

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Old Feb 5, 2007, 8:01 PM   #3
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All four are great shots, but something about number one is just AMAZING!

Great shooting! :|
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Royce, Those are all super captures! Great detail in the wings! Jim
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Old Feb 5, 2007, 8:11 PM   #5
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Great shots. No 2 is my fav.

Q: Do you keep your SR off when shooting birds?
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Old Feb 5, 2007, 9:09 PM   #6
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"Snapped some shots" ??? Holy sh*t! Those are amazing!
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Old Feb 5, 2007, 9:26 PM   #7
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These are all outstanding! You are certainly getting the birds in flight down very well, but even so, these are really special. Gotta get out more.
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Old Feb 5, 2007, 9:38 PM   #8
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Very nice series Royce. A pleasure to see, keep em coming!!!:|

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Old Feb 5, 2007, 9:54 PM   #9
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Actually I keep my SR on. Even if I am panning and tracking a bird in flight, I think it helps tremendously to keep hand motion blur to a minimum. I was talking to my Nikon friend. I guess their VR lenses have switches to turn on/off for "X" and "Y" axis. This affects panning somehow. Sounds awfully complicated. I just love Pentax's simplicity when it comes to in-body image stabilization. Just turn it and and forget about it.

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Old Feb 5, 2007, 10:10 PM   #10
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and you say you can't expose as i do for white.........

give me a break........

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