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Very nice! I am currently sitting in Tucson awaiting the blizzard that currently has Bosque and N.M. in general shutdown to move on. Andy is there of course but no one is even leaving the motel. Don't mind the single digit temps but blowing snow and high winds are not to my liking.
Are you sure you and Louie weren't eating those weird looking mushrooms again? That's amazing. Wouldn't it be cool to be able to shoot Swans and Cranes from the same pond.
Hope you and your family have a healthy and great new year as well!!!
Can't beat dawn for shooting birds......thanks for commenting.
New Mexico on just one of those magical nights and sunsets at Bosque.
Yes it is.........many times using TC's is just too much lens.
Thanks Louis......sounds like you guys up north have been doing quite...
this image for me is cool because of the "aloneness" of the Swan on a cold, frozen surface..it tells a story. I would crop the first image a little bit but not much. Remove the dark spot to the right so all you see if the blue-white of the ice. To me your image is not about the "perfect" shot of...
I have had results show up from 150 feet away (eye glint anyway). Too bad it is usually below freezing and you have to set the flash and Beamer up with your bare hands! That is why I and most folks just don't bother. A real "pro" will use one all the time; I just don't know any "pros." :)
Thanks for commenting Ron.
Appreciate your comments.
Thanks for commenting............I wanted to capture the first rays of sunrise on the Swan.......the issue, was there going to be enough light for any decent shutter speed? This one was borderline I think.
Hi Louie.........light is one of the problems at this time of day as you know even when the sky is absolutely clear....I was trying to capture a Swan with just the first rays of sunrise striking the bird.....with the temperature at 32 degrees you are also fighting the mist coming off the...
Good for you. You have discovered the difficulty of getting a decent shot. There are usually limbs, leaves, etc. interfering.........or you are on the wrong side of the sun...........or you can't get the correct adjustments on your camera before the bird leaves............if you shot 500 images...
New to me as well. :)
Your correct about the eyes. I am told by folks who know about such things that the legs, and beak would also be pink if it were an Albino. Note there is some "yellow" on its belly as well. It is a pretty bird and would be very popular if it were a species I am sure.
you must get up before sunrise to be on site at sunrise if you want to get the great shots.........its just the way it goes in bird photography. don't know how much #3 is cropped but if you have some pixels to work with might get rid of the right side of the image?
Yep, great shots of the Cascades-river-and usually several Eagles sitting in the trees on the far side of the river. When the river took out a huge chunk of the land it made the distance across the river much further away. Used to get some good shots of Eagles from there flying up and down the...
Haven't been up there for a couple years......my favorite spot was off the Martin Road......there you had the sun to your back in the AM and many Eagles........a couple years ago the river took out the majority of this spot ......did you happen to go there? From the bridge at Rockport, head...
Must be the only "shot" you don't have. :)
They never seem to take to the air...........we had one "marching" up and down on the sidewalk in front of the house one afternoon.......looked like it was on sentry duty.....thanks for commenting Ron.
Shot at Whitewater Draw, AZ. This little guy nearly ran over me while standing at my Pod............I had to wait until it got far enough away to come into focus and was only able to get 3 clicks off before it went over the bank.......this is the only one where he was looking back at...
Nikon says a Nikon 1.7 TC will not allow auto focus with this lens.
So yesterday I was dinging around and tried my 1.7 on this lens and it AF's just fine?
They are an ancient and very interesting bird all right. Happy you guys had sun at least one of the mornngs.
Socorro dining out is an adventure all right. Next time I think I will take a couple dozen peanut butter and jam sandwiches and call it good.