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Old Feb 6, 2012, 9:43 AM   #1
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From a nearby creek got this heron in flight. The creek is much lower than the bank so I was able to shoot down on a flying bird and get an interesting perspective. This also reduced background clutter and highlighted the bird. Kr ~ DAL 55-300

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Old Feb 6, 2012, 10:13 AM   #2
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Great series -- all are good but I really like the 3rd picture. White birds are hard for me to capture but you did well.
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Old Feb 6, 2012, 11:46 AM   #3
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Fantastic shots
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Old Feb 6, 2012, 12:27 PM   #4
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Excellent series Hans and as you said the perspective really makes #1.

#2 is burnt out but the rest are really good too.
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Old Feb 6, 2012, 1:23 PM   #5
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Excellent series Hans and as you said the perspective really makes #1.

#2 is burnt out but the rest are really good too.
When you say that are you talking about the end of the birds left wing ?
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Old Feb 6, 2012, 1:41 PM   #6
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Hans, nice series! I particularly like the action and the back lighting of the wing in # 3.

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I agree -- these are fabulous photos. The highlights in #2 are indeed overexposed, but the rest of the frame is quire dark, which fooled the light meter. When you're shooting fast action like that you have no choice but the follow your fast-moving subject and hope that the meter gets it right. That is the only photo in the series in which the light meter got it wrong.
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# 3...great pix.
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Very cool series! Egrets are very hard to shoot, without significantly underexposing them. While the 3rd one is outstanding, I like the whole series because it shows so much feather detail - amazing how all the feathers contribute to the aerodynamics for flight, and how some of the smaller ones operate. Fascinating stuff (for a non-birder).
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Yes, a very nice job on a very difficult subject - difficult both due to rapid movement and the bright white in the sunshine.
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