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Old Jun 15, 2005, 11:20 PM   #1
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From yesterday outing at the baylands. All hand held except last one which is using 1.4xTC on tripod.






















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Old Jun 15, 2005, 11:53 PM   #2
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Excellent shots, bobby, you are getting those terns nailed to near perfection. These are some of the best that you 've done to date, and the clear sunny day adds that nice crystal touch to the shots. Great last shot of the tern taking a bow following it's dynamic air show. Now go get some more.
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Old Jun 16, 2005, 4:31 AM   #3
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Great inflight work. That last shot is so darned cute.
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Old Jun 16, 2005, 10:26 AM   #4
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Thanks everyone. Usually these guys don't come close but I found a place where they feed so when the tide comes in, they are all over the place. The wind was blowing from me towrds the terns so they just hovered in front of me. I must have taken close to 300 shots. I will try some late evening time to get golden light if possible.
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Old Jun 16, 2005, 4:08 PM   #5
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bobbyz, super shots!!!!! i don't know how you and others get such sharp and clear flight shots. giving any lessons??

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Old Jun 17, 2005, 12:24 PM   #6
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Thanks Dennis. In my case, I would say it is practice practice. I took close to 350 shots of tern the other day. Some of them were totally OOF, even when they shouldn't be. For some I blame myself.

Another thing I would say is to learn about the bird, how they fly, where they would be, where the sun would be. I took these shots in the evening when sun was directly behind me. Had I gone there in the mornings, I wouldn't have any luck. Also while they were busy feeding, they didn't mind me being close to them. They were just hovering in front of my eyes.
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Very nice shots. My favorite is the third from the last. I really like the angle and the color on the bird.

Super focus on these shots. Your setup is really working well for these flight shots.

Really nice exposures on these tough white birds.
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Old Jun 17, 2005, 2:23 PM   #8
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bobbyz, just noticed the dust spots on your sensor. i guess we all have that problem. i just clone them out for now.

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