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Old Jul 10, 2006, 9:00 PM   #1
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Thought this one of the Heron gliding in for a landing was kind of nice!




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Old Jul 10, 2006, 9:22 PM   #2
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Beautiful Tom, simply beautiful! You put us all to shame! Jay
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Tom,

It is awesome. I know first hand how hard it is to get a shot like that. It is always difficult to decide the DoF in fast action shot like this. Job well done.

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Old Jul 10, 2006, 11:50 PM   #4
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Thanks, here is the frame I rejected because I liked the composition of the first one better.



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Old Jul 11, 2006, 6:33 AM   #5
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Tom,

It is not that I no longer wish to comment on your pictures, it is just that I have exhausted my supply of superlatives. What more can be said?

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Old Jul 11, 2006, 8:47 AM   #6
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Thanks, here is the frame I rejected because I liked the composition of the first one better.
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I do not go for the superlative. This is another sharp image of the subject and unfortunately of the background as well.
It is always difficult to predict (and position for) the flight path of birdie .
In your case, the heron was flying sideway.
In my shots, I was at the lookout area facing the heron. It waited for half an hour motionless for fish right underneath it. It got the catch and flew back to the swamp area which was unfortunately away from me. Well how could I find a location to position in the swamp area?
Good one that you have post the other less satisfying (to yourself) shots that I can learn a couple of tricks.

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Old Jul 11, 2006, 9:38 AM   #7
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Great shot Tom!!......Don.
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Old Jul 11, 2006, 11:27 AM   #8
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I can't decide if my envious feelings are based on a love for (to me) your exotic location or your excellent photographic skills in portraying them. It's both, I think.
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Old Jul 12, 2006, 12:01 AM   #9
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Daniel,

The Heron hangs out in the same lake every day, but at different times, so when I pass by and see it I then try to decide where to attempt to photograph the bird from. Sometimes I get it right and others not so good, but it is always fun.

On this shoot I only took about six photos and two were good enough to post, but the day before, I took about thirty photos and they all were boring images of a Heron standing there doing nothing, or a couple of flying shots where the focus was good, but you couldn't see the birds head.

You just have to try and try again until you finally get what you want like the Heron with the fish I posted. I got a couple of others, but didn't like the composition so I didn't use it such as this one.



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Old Jul 12, 2006, 12:11 AM   #10
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Tom,

You are "The Bird Man of Wisconsin" !!! Excellent shots as always! Hey wait a minute... where's roy's post??? You must have made him mad again!!!:G

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