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Old Oct 8, 2005, 1:53 PM   #1
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This is the most "unfair post"of mine to date. Shooting at 3 fps, I turn this wonderful and graceful bird into a clown...

Much like an image of a major league pitcher lacks grace when frozen in stop action...

Starting at 1/200, I was able to get up to 1/320, to slow for real stop action.

[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BLUTAK1.JPG[/img]


[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BLUTAK2.JPG[/img]


[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BLUTAK3.JPG[/img]


[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BLUTAK5.JPG[/img]


[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BLUTAK7.JPG[/img]


[img]www.davidbarkinphotography.com/Temp/BLUTAK8.JPG[/img]

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Old Oct 9, 2005, 10:21 AM   #2
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This guy's got some pretty good drumsticks on him too, Dave.

Of the series I think I prefer the last shot the most as it has the most artsy look to it. I've been getting into environmental shots of birds lately - shots where the birds are shown off as part of the habitat they live in rather than the extreme closeups. But that's just my current personal preference - it may blow over.


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Old Oct 9, 2005, 10:49 AM   #3
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This guy's got some pretty good drumsticks on him too, Dave.

Of the series I think I prefer the last shot the most as it has the most artsy look to it. I've been getting into environmental shots of birds lately - shots where the birds are shown off as part of the habitat they live in rather than the extreme closeups. But that's just my current personal preference - it may blow over.

It's the result of an inferiority comnplex that I stopped posting "birdscapes."

I approve 100 percent....

But THIS series, I found amusing, because the Great Blue, despite its size, is a powerful and graceful flyer - Yet just as a major league pitcher looks like a two year old, when you freeze the image, so this bird is being "slandered" by me with these shots of how really stupid and clumsy they look taking off...:lol:

And just as a coincidence, I was upstate a few days ago and took some awesome Birdscapes which I intend to post - some of the best birdscapes I've even done. Mother Nature contributed by supplying "clear fog."

Finally, this bird doesn't even compare to "Godzilla." No Blue compares to that monster




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The fifth shot is the best, IMO.
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I'm looking forward to your birdscapes, Dave...
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Old Oct 10, 2005, 3:37 PM   #6
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The fifth shot is the best, IMO.
Thanks Lady hawk. You and Geoff agree....

And Geoff, now that you can compare - You get my point about "Godzilla!" :lol:

This guy, in this series, was about average for a Great Blue in size.

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Some great shot - my best ones are definately your "birdscapes", keep them coming.
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