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Old Nov 28, 2006, 1:04 PM   #1
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I know this shot could be sharper...he flew up out of the ditch before I could get it together. Donna
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Old Nov 29, 2006, 12:35 PM   #2
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nice shot!!! i'd love to see what you could do when you do "get it together"!!

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Old Nov 29, 2006, 1:34 PM   #3
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Thanks Dennis, appreciate the comment! Donna
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Old Nov 29, 2006, 8:01 PM   #4
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Wouldn't it be nice if they counted down from five before taking off.
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Old Nov 29, 2006, 8:27 PM   #5
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Yeah - birds are so inconsiderate!! I love the blur of the wings Donna - I thnk it adds a lot to the feeling of motion. This is a winner in my book!
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Thanks MsPuck...I value your opinion. Donna
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Old Nov 30, 2006, 12:06 AM   #7
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Hi Donna, nice flight capture!! Next time take along some binoculars and spend a few minuets to scan the foliage along the waters edge just ahead and as you make your way along the trail. They always have that head up watching and it's the white bars along the side of the head that gives them away. This technique works great for me!
Spotted this guy and had the camera at the ready as he lifted off.


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Old Nov 30, 2006, 8:50 AM   #8
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WOW!!! That is a great shot. What camera do you use...I have bugged everybody about this, but husband is giving me a new one for Christmas and I am thinking all the great pictures on here are taken with a canon...(Ihave an e-500) I do realize itis the photographer not the camera....Donna
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Old Nov 30, 2006, 10:33 AM   #9
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Thanks Donna,I use a D70s and the D200 Nikon but the canon 20D and 30D are also great cameras. I'm a firm believer ingood glass so PLEASE spend the extra $on a good lens andyou won't be disappointed. I have two lens that I have mounted to my cameras and will switch between the two depending on what I'm shooting. My favorite Nikon combination for shooting birds is the D70s and Nikon 300mm F4 with/without theTC 1.4x E II. A good example of the quality of shots from this setup is from Rondv and hisposts. Then there's Bmullen on the Canon side with his RebelXT and Tamron 200-500mm setup. Both of these are fairly inexpensive setups (forbirds)that produce outstanding results(IMO). Of course its really the photographer behind the lens thattakes a technically good shot andtransformes it into aGreat shot by capturing theirown personalinterpretation of the scenethrough composition and lighting.

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Nice shot Donna. Unfortunately, herons tend to be a nervous bunch. Some will sit, but I've found most are very inconsiderate of photographers, and are quite difficult to get close to...cheers.......Don
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