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Old Mar 19, 2010, 3:27 AM   #1
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Default Some Ok birdie shots in HK

I am now in Hong Kong which is a concrete jungle. So I did not take long lens except the 200mm. Well it is ok



















I need to do some pp work later though for the last one I know



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Old Mar 19, 2010, 3:38 AM   #2
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Locally it is called white heron of about 1/4 size of a Great Blue Heron. Its hunting habit seems to be close to that of GBH

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Lovely photos of a lovely-looking bird! Especially fine pose (and cute feet) in #1.
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Very nice shots, I have also been chasing those guys while in Florida trying to get them in flight, down here they are called snowy egrets
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What a beautiful bird and I quite like the pictures. There is another photographer on this forum who sometimes posts pictures of wild birds that live in Hong Kong. I'm amazed at the variety, colour and beauty of some of the birds from this area of the world.

Daniel, I have another question ...with all the new airplane regs regarding taking on board luggage, what did you do to carry your camera equipment safely while on the plane(s) ?

I ask as I maybe traveling by plane this summer.

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Nice shots, Daniel. But I must admit HK is the last place I'd go hiking or birding. You proved me wrong here!

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Lovely shots Daniel !

But you are being a little unfair on HK ! Probably a little known fact but HK is actually 70% national parks so there are literally hundreds of great places to go hiking (I lived there for 3 years) ! Trufax. Surprises a lot of people.
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Very nice pictures, always love egrets.

How did you travel with your camera? When we flew to Pennsylvania last week I took two camera bags (and two cameras) - the slingshot 200 and a Tamrac shoulder bag (not huge but can hold a camera and several lenses). Both bags fit easily under my seat and my other half carried the laptop along with another bag with books. I didn't load myself down with heavy lenses, took the 10-17, 12-24, DA*50-135 (wanted the weather sealing!), DA 55-300, flash and some accessories. I sure wished I had the DA*16-50, it would have been a very welcome addition and I had plenty of room for another lens.
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Hi Daniel,

Some very nice work with the DA*200!

Snowy Egrets don't even come as far north as I am, so I'm not surprised you've never seen one. Looks like you had some good diffused light to work with -- these white guys are hard to shoot without blowing highlights.

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Old Mar 19, 2010, 8:10 PM   #10
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Mole, hnikesch, Kjell, Scott

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Lovely shots Daniel !
But you are being a little unfair on HK ! Probably a little known fact but HK is actually 70% national parks so there are literally hundreds of great places to go hiking (I lived there for 3 years) ! Trufax. Surprises a lot of people.
Yes I agree. I did not expect to do any birdie shots and it is a pleasant surprise


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Daniel, I have another question ...with all the new airplane regs regarding taking on board luggage, what did you do to carry your camera equipment safely while on the plane(s) ?I ask as I maybe traveling by plane this summer.
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Les , I only have a backpack with a netbook and other stuff plus my K20D/Sigma 24-60mmF2.8 & DA200mm. I did not bring my slingbag 200 nor any more lenses
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Very nice shots, I have also been chasing those guys while in Florida trying to get them in flight, down here they are called snowy egrets
I guess so. They are the Far East snowy egret equivalent

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Very nice pictures, always love egrets.

How did you travel with your camera? When we flew to Pennsylvania last week I took two camera bags (and two cameras) - the slingshot 200 and a Tamrac shoulder bag (not huge but can hold a camera and several lenses). Both bags fit easily under my seat and my other half carried the laptop along with another bag with books. I didn't load myself down with heavy lenses, took the 10-17, 12-24, DA*50-135 (wanted the weather sealing!), DA 55-300, flash and some accessories. I sure wished I had the DA*16-50, it would have been a very welcome addition and I had plenty of room for another lens.
Thanks Harriet. That is an impressive gear list that I can only admire


Daniel temp @ Hong Kong on a netbook

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