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Old Oct 10, 2008, 12:03 AM   #1
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I went for my usual loop and took some shots of the usual suspects.

1) The humble dowitcher.



2) I caught this guy yawning. Ya that makes 2 of us buddy. Try doing something interesting for once like use your wings.



3) Black necked stilt looking a bit constipated.



4) I saw a shadow fly over me near sunset. It was this white faced ibis and his cronnies returning to the ponds after a long hard day poking around in the mud.



5) Green heron giving me the disapproving eye.



6) Who is this little furry fellah. A whole bunch of them hopped from bush to bush pecking away at the seeds and cotton fluffs. Anyone know the ID?



7) The omnipresent Song Sparrow.



Its been awhile since I have taken a shot of any raptor. Tired of my bad luck, I packed up the family and headed down to the Miramar Airshow this past weekend to try my luck at a different type of bird photography...

8) F-16 Falcon. Ya baby. Now we're talking!



9) F-22 Raptor flying overhead with the condensation vapors trailing.



10 ) AV-8B Harrier demonstrating it's vertical take off ability.



11) The Blue Angles flying the F-18 Hornet. Ok I guess a Hornet is technically not a raptor. I'll try posting this in the Macro section instead.



Here are the rest of the shots from the Miramar Airshow for those of you who are intersted.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/royce10...79524130/show/

If you guys enjoy shooting birds in flight, you should try shooting warbirds roaring across the tarmac going supersonic speed. I had so much fun, much more exciting than shooting Dowitchers mucking around in the mud. No offence Mr. Dowitcher.

Thanks for looking and commenting.

- Hung


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Old Oct 10, 2008, 5:03 PM   #2
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Great stuff, Hung. If these are your first tries at AIFs (aircraft in flight), I would like to see what you can do with some practice! :shock:

and No.6 is a Bushtit.
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Great series Hung! Love the rich light in the "boid" pictures. And the warbirds are impressive too!.....cheers...Don
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Great stuff, Hung. If these are your first tries at AIFs (aircraft in flight), I would like to see what you can do with some practice! :shock:

and No.6 is a Bushtit.
Thanks for the ID penolta as always. In regards to the AIF, this first experience shooting AIF taught me a few things. I will be even more prepared next year and hope to share with you guys even better photos.

It seems like it just got cold last night here in socal. I hope the cooler weather will bring more real raptors to the area.

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Great series Hung! Love the rich light in the "boid" pictures. And the warbirds are impressive too!.....cheers...Don
Thanks Don. There is one pond at SJWS right by the parking lot where I go to practice and improve my shooting techniques when things are slow. I can always find a stilt or dowitcher playing in the mud there. Hopefully with the change in season in affect, I will be able to shoot some different birds soon.

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Outstanding series. beautiful.
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