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Old Apr 15, 2009, 5:53 PM   #1
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Once it starts (see earlier thread) , the rest is easier now



Just taken in the morning in Durham region. Lens used is my usually short tele A300mmF4. All manual exposure & focus. I usually shoot in burst and adjust the focus on the fly. (re the first 2) I normally take these type of shots faster than 1/1500s to deal with the camera shake issue. Shake reduction had to be off as well as I was panning









































For the heron shots, I positioned myself on their flight path and I did some relatively close up shots filling 1/4 of the frame



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Old Apr 15, 2009, 6:28 PM   #2
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Outstanding shots, Daniel, thanks for posting.

Jim, (yourSouth of the border neighbor).
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Old Apr 15, 2009, 6:42 PM   #3
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Nice going Daniel!
I know how hard those were to get, I havent been able to get anything near that good of a GHB or a hawk in flight.

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Old Apr 15, 2009, 9:23 PM   #4
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Beautiful shots Daniel. Very nice. I've never been able to track a bird in flight nearly as well. Coincidentally, I saw my first GBH of the season yesterday. I was late for an appointment, and didn't have my camera with me anyway, but it was a true delight to see one of our warm weather migratory birds up here.
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Very nice! I know how hard it is to take BIF with a manual focus lens, and these are really well done.
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Old Apr 15, 2009, 11:18 PM   #6
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Jim, Harriet, GW

Thanks for the positive comments. I had a good time and a good start of the new shooting season.




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Beautiful shots Daniel.* Very nice.* I've never been able to track a bird in flight nearly as well.* Coincidentally, I saw my first GBH of the season yesterday.* I was late for an appointment, and didn't have my camera with me anyway, but it was a true delight to see one of our warm weather migratory birds up here.
Thanks We are certainly heading to warm days from now on.
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Outstanding achievement, Daniel. And these birds are really majestic.

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Old Apr 16, 2009, 1:31 PM   #8
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After all the fashion photography, these really show your versatility as a photographer. Nice going!
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Now those were fun to look at! Thanks for posting.

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Great photos Daniel - accurate color, amazing detail, and they tell the story so well. This took much patience as well as skill. Thanks for sharing them!
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