A few of my favorites

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I was at Gatorland last weekend but when I came home to download, my harddrive was nearly full. So, I spent the week burning files to CD to open up some space. Finally got a chance to play around with some of the files from last weekend and here are a few of my favorite flight shots.

I must add that these hold special value to me as within 5 minutes of being at Gatorland, I was crapped on by some mean bird. Side of the head, shoulders and down the front of my shirt! Made for a lovely day! :oops:

Anyway, here's a snowy:
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And a tricolored heron:
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And an egret:
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Excellent clarity and colors on those! My favorite is the heron in #2. The blend of colors from the backgroud and the frame complement the subject very nicely. A little bird poop is not too high a price for such precious images, is it?... :shock: :twisted: :lol: No, i'm sorry about that, too. ;-)
 
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Thanks guys!

Philippe, I've been noticing that my "keeper" rate is getting better with these flying bird shots. I've been trying to use a smaller aperture so more is in focus but need to wait till the rain stops here! ;)

Thanks for looking and yeah, the bird poop was kinda worth it, aside from suffering through the wafting odor. :D
 
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Hey Kevin,

Wonderful shots, all of them! Is that 1st bird really 1/2 grey 1/2 white, or am I seeing something wierd here? Never seen anything like it before.
 
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Hi Steve, no the bird is actually all white. The background is a huge bank of clouds that were rolling in for our afternoon showers. It was still sunny at that point so what you're seeing is the shadow from the wing. :)
 
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Kevin - Great shots! I imagine that you pretty much had the place to yourself because nobody wanted to be near you. You were sooooo lucky to get pooped on as you came in. :p

BTW your avatar gets my vote for best in show. Clearly uglier that Frank's!

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Very nice shots all of them. I just went out and purchased a new hat just for that reason. And who says photography isn't a contact sport??
 
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james thiel said:
Very nice shots all of them. I just went out and purchased a new hat just for that reason. And who says photography isn't a contact sport??
ROFLMAO

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Nice series Kevin, really like #2 and but I keep going back to #1, heck there all nice ;-) Really like your framing as well, very tasteful

thx
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Gordon Large said:
Kevin - Great shots! I imagine that you pretty much had the place to yourself because nobody wanted to be near you. You were sooooo lucky to get pooped on as you came in. :p
You're right, Gordon, people did keep their distance that day. I may have to invest in fake stuff for those days when you can't get a shot it because of all the tourists.

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BTW your avatar gets my vote for best in show. Clearly uglier that Frank's!
Gordon
Thanks, I have so many funny ones to choose from that I guess I'll just cycle through them.

Thanks for stopping by and looking!
 
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Hey James AKA Jim, thanks for commenting. I think I'll be trying to dig out a hat for my jaunt today. ;)

Hi Keith, when I was going through these shots, I was really partial to #1. For some odd reason it makes me think of Christmas, like a snow scene with the grey sky and pine trees (except for the bird). Thanks for the comments on the matting/framing. I usually don't like to use colored mats but in some cases it works.

I forgot to mention in the original post that these were taken with the 300/f4 AFS with the Tamron 1.4x handheld. I'm really happy with the image quality of that combo.
 
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