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Old May 13, 2007, 6:50 PM   #1
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Another Pretty Face (Vultures)

Very early in the morning not a lot of light.

Sitting in a tree waiting to go hunting



I zoomed my lens to 500 to bring him in closer and then I heard something. It was one of his buddies stopping by for a real quick visit. I hit the shutter and then he was gone.



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IMHO: Even when you think you are ready wildlife will catch you off guard.

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Old May 14, 2007, 7:23 AM   #2
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They may not be considered beautiful but there are a lot of interesting features on those vultures and I'm always glad to see them. The crop holds up very well and it was fun to study that face.
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You should be on first name basis with some of these by now, Roger. I am not real sure who would be voted "most cute".....the Turkey Vulture or Black Vulture.
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Old May 14, 2007, 10:38 AM   #4
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They may not be considered beautiful but there are a lot of interesting features on those vultures and I'm always glad to see them. The crop holds up very well and it was fun to study that face.
JDar, I have to agree they may not have a pretty face but they are sure interesting and fun to watch. Thanks for commenting and for looking.

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Old May 14, 2007, 12:59 PM   #5
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ur shots are so sharp..



my technique sucks..i tried few dozen shots this weekend and coudnt get even one that was sharp enuff. the sharpest i could get was this...i need to learn to shoot flying birds...isuck_ in that...inspite i was having the mark II to shoot.
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Old May 14, 2007, 5:21 PM   #6
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ur shots are so sharp..



my technique sucks..i tried few dozen shots this weekend and coudnt get even one that was sharp enuff. the sharpest i could get was this...i need to learn to shoot flying birds...isuck_ in that...inspite i was having the mark II to shoot.
nymphetamine, a suggestion that may help> It works for me. After I get a focus I always 100% of the time use burst mode. I have found the best photo is almost always not the 1st or the last and one some where in the middle always is better than the rest.

The last time I shot Ospreys in flight I took over 700 photos of just one bird and ended up keepring around 10 of them.


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Old May 14, 2007, 6:31 PM   #7
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i think i need to learn a lot when it comes to tracking moving birds. And u wont believe me i have a few keepers from 5D tracking over the current 1D. Nothing against or for the cameras, its my bad technique.

I did take a burst of images, but mostly its not the camera but my shake i guess.

I will try few more this weekend to see if i improved or not

Thanks for the advice Roger
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