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Old Sep 1, 2013, 10:35 AM   #1
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Default Coopers Hawk - Wood Sandpiper

Some captures from Friday. Coopers Hawk in Wakodahatchee Wetland landed in small opening in Oak tree and stayed long enough for some photos. Light behind the hawk required use of AF 540 FGZ flash with Better Beamer flash extender.

Wood Sandpiper was in Green Cay Wetlands, was my first capture of this make of bird.

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Old Sep 2, 2013, 2:57 AM   #2
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Great shots, never had any real results with a flash extender.

Shows me that I have to try again.

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Old Sep 2, 2013, 8:02 AM   #3
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Great shots, never had any real results with a flash extender.

Shows me that I have to try again.

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Need to make sure it is aimed properly on set up. Take test shots to verify. I needed to put plastic bumper stops on my AF 540 FGZ because it would go below 90 degrees. I generally use in high speed fill mode.

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Nice captures Ed

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Two very different, but equally fascinating birds, and fine captures of each!
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Great shots Ed. The Better Beamer certainly did its job -- with the hawk backlit, it would have been much darker without the assistance from the flash and beamer. Plus, it added some nice sparkle to the eye.
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Nice ones, Ed.
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Great catch, and photo - I would have never have expected a Wood Sandpiper there. Thanks for the post.
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