2 in flight - Egret and GBH

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Both of these were taken at the park by my house a few weeks back. There's a little inlet area that allows you to get pretty close if you're lucky enough to find a bird in there. Both taken @ 200mm, Egret @ f4, GBH @ f5.6. These are the 1st times I ever got these birds in flight. I was pretty excited. Comments welcome..

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Nice shots Kevin.

Not easy to get flying birsds. Don't know how all you guys do it.

Guess in my "mature" years I am a tad slow.
 
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I would be excited too, nicely done Kevin.........you can send some of those birds down west, wont hurt my feelings. ;-)
 
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Good couple of pics. Im am well jelous. I tried to take a pic of a Heron as it flew overhead at an RSPB site here in the UK and all I got was a pic of his feet, the rest was out of frame!!
 
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Thanks all for the nice comments. You all can take credit since it's because of your discussions of bird photography over at dpr that I've read over the last year. I've tried to soak up and apply what was discussed. I've still got a long way to go but I'll take the good ones when I can get lucky.
 
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Nice captures Kevin. Watch out though. It can be addictive, and lead to the acquisition of very expensive cameras and glass. 8)
 
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Flew said:
Watch out though. It can be addictive, and lead to the acquisition of very expensive cameras and glass. 8)
Tell me about it. Of course I'm trying to exercise restraint but want the biggest fastest lens I can get. Question for you...for Merritt Island, do you think 300 (& maybe a 1.4x) will be long enough?
 
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Thanks, Greg. I noticed a bit of blow out on its back but was happy in general with how it turned out. The camera was kinda tricky to use. For a white bird I'd have to spot meter on the body then dial an exposure compensation of -1 to -1.5 to get it right. Otherwise the whole thing would be blown. (And I've got the pics to prove it! :cry: ) But all that is gone now since I won't be getting that body.
 
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Sharp and great color Kevin. Wait till Merritt, you'll have hundreds. Frank is the master of flight shots. We're all really not worthy to be in his presence when it comes to flight shots. :)
 
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Nice work Kevin. I know these shots aren't always so easy. My only attempt at a GBH in flight came out a bit blurry - didn't quite get the focus right. You should be pleased.
 
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Thanks, Dennis. I got a few of these guys in focus. The problem with the Egret was a few of the others were blown out. I think I was just so excited to be that close and shooting that I messed it up. Oh well, there will be more chances, I'm sure.

Thanks for commenting.
 

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All RIGHT!!!! Nice! The angle on that GBH is awesome.

Thanks for sharing. Now, capture some more just like that so we can all get our fix.

Thanks again.
 
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