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Old Sep 6, 2009, 1:57 PM   #1
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After reading Scott's suggestion for using multi-point AF on the K-7 for birds in flight, I went out and tried it this morning. Birds were somewhat scarce, but I did get one shot at a great egret. These three shots were from a single burst.





I glanced down at the edge of the pond and saw this little fellow....who at least for now....escaped being egret food



I don't normally shoot dragonflies with a Bigma, but this guy landed in a perfect spot



Finally, as I was turning into my driveway, I saw a chance for an action shot. Well.....at least as much action as this little guy could provide...he was going flat out...



All photos taken with the K-7 and Sigma 50-500mm.

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Nice going Paul!
you've done better than I've been able to do with the egret in flight.
I love the action shot, what shutter speed... 1/8000?
Looks like the dragonfly is having lunch, nice capture!
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Old Sep 6, 2009, 8:35 PM   #3
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Paul, beautiful shots!

Looks like you've found the key to successful action shots with the Bigma on the K-7.

All the pictures are wonderful. The close up of the dragonfly is amazingly sharp for a non macro lens. Nice shooting!

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Terrific sharp flight shots and I now know how hard it is to capture them. I love the the frog shot too.

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Very nice shots! You seem to manage to get really good shots with the Bigma, I'm impressed with all of them. I couldn't possibly manage such a big, heavy lens.
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Great series Paul,

would love to get some white egrets, but ... I've seen only one of them the last 4 years.


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Paul - a beautiful wetland series - showing both the quality of the equipment and the skilled hands and eyes of the photographer!

By the way, just in case you are curious, the dragonfly appears to be a male Widow Skimmer - a tough one to photograph because they so rarely sit still for long. And I believe that's a three-toed Box Turtle - which does sit still for longer periods of time!!
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