A close all for this Heron + 2 more pics

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This GBH took off right when a pickup came down the hill. Wasn't really as close as it appears. All all of these were shot with the 500 f4 + TC 1.4.

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Shot this one right after I got back home yesterday from a good 500 ft away. Very unusual to see a GBH in a pine tree.

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shot this Merganser? from the car. Should'a turned the engine off, but didn't. I really need to start stopping down more too. I'm getting a lot of bodies in focus, but not their heads.

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Excellent clarity Steve...

Good catch on the pick-up and Heron.

I love to see them in trees. They prefer trees actually.

He looks very beautiful in that tree.

Maybe a tad to much room on left side.
 
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Steve, I too like the heron in the pine tree.

I also like the merganser shot. :) I had the same problem with body focus instead of head with one of the magpies I posted today. With my Coolpix + TC, I usually end up shooting wide open and don't have a lot of depth of field to work with. Mergansers usually move pretty fast and I've never had any luck with them.

Thanks for sharing.
 
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Steven
Very nice you are right with the minimal DOF this combo produces unless the subject is in the same plane you might miss your focus spot. That sure is a sweet combo you got there I am jealous
 
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Thanks for commenting all, & Gale,

I know, I agree, there's too much open frame camera left, but I didn't know where to cut it off!
 
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