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Old May 27, 2010, 3:46 PM   #1
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Default Barn Swallows w/ a few bif

Practicing bif...I will take barn swallows off my list...the more I got shots the more I reallize they are at least 3X's faster than an F-14...lol...
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Old May 27, 2010, 8:01 PM   #2
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Excellent series, LTZ470, all your pics are well composed and, with one exception, sharp. Pic number 10, where the swallow is changing directions on you. All these blow my purple martin shots out of the water. Were these shot with that new 100?
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Old May 27, 2010, 9:09 PM   #3
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Thanks for the kindness Robert...for bif, part were with 70-200 IS USM and part with Refurb 100-400 IS USM AKA: "Dust Pump" but I have grown to respect it, it is amazingly sharp when you think it wouldn't be...if I would get my settings and timing down better I could get much better IQ on some shots, but on the 7D there are so many options I forget to reset for the next day..."sometimers"...lol...I'll get the hang of it in the next few years!!!...it's going to take a lot of practice for sure....

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Old May 27, 2010, 9:36 PM   #4
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Impressive - I can hardly imagine a harder bird to capture on the wing. Well done!
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Old May 27, 2010, 10:32 PM   #5
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Thanks Penolta...it has been fun and it has helped my marginal skills along with learning the 7D...I can't even imagine trying for bif in 35mm film days!!!
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Old May 28, 2010, 12:10 PM   #6
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Great shots! On looking at the hatchlings in the nest and the feathers in it, which look to either be from a raptor or owl, my first thought was "Wow, if they only knew where those feathers in the nest came from!"
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Old May 28, 2010, 3:18 PM   #7
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LT - those are outstanding!!!
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Old May 28, 2010, 4:54 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the kindcomments...those things are a challenge!!!...lot of fun though...I am learning as I go and the people that shoot birds on the wing are getting some serious respect from this ole country boy!!!
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Wow, magnificent series, especially the in flight shots. Would have been happy to get a 'almost sharp' silhouette of them and you've got them tack sharp and in color.

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