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Old Mar 10, 2012, 9:10 AM   #1
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Great Blue Heron landing at nest with gift for female. Will be posting some landing sequence shots of these birds from yesterday, need time to go through days shoot.

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Old Mar 10, 2012, 8:54 PM   #2
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Very nice shot!
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Old Mar 10, 2012, 9:50 PM   #3
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Really a tremendous shot of the great blue.
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Wonderful!!!!!............ Your action shots are unbeatable.

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Great shot Ed, my favorite bird

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I really like this shot and the ones in the previous thread. I have a question regarding your exif if you don't mind. You were in AV and shot 1/2500, F/8, ISO 1600, and -1.3EV. Considering that it appears to be pretty sunny out, why ISO 1600 & -1.3EV? These just seem contradictory for me. Not criticizing or anything, just really curious. Everything is a learning point for me. Thanks.
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I really like this shot and the ones in the previous thread. I have a question regarding your exif if you don't mind. You were in AV and shot 1/2500, F/8, ISO 1600, and -1.3EV. Considering that it appears to be pretty sunny out, why ISO 1600 & -1.3EV? These just seem contradictory for me. Not criticizing or anything, just really curious. Everything is a learning point for me. Thanks.
The white totally blows out without negative ev (was shooting great egrets also). I find the K5 is as good at ISO 1600 as my K7 was at ISO 800 and the bird is in motion and I am hand holding a heavy (for me) lens. Also some opportunities were with a totally dark background and do not give 1/2500 sec speed. See the fighting Gallinules that came in at 1/500 sec with these settings. These opportunities come fast and I miss more with blur then the detail lost at ISO 1600. Also miss more opportunities with tripod, then with the flexibility gained hand held for fast response. This is just my experience, each photographer needs to work out what best suits them.

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Ed:

Thanks for the detailed explaination. I wasn't thinking about the fact that you might not be shooting with a tripod. I understand that hand holding a big reasonably heavy lens might be difficult. I know it is for me, and the older I get, the harder it is for to hold it steady. I shoot a lot with a tripod, as I mainly do landscapes or other stationary subjects.
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