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A long day

Discussion in 'Birds' started by HarryB, Jun 10, 2007.

  1. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Hi Y'all,

    My good friends Mike McAtee & Gale came over in the morning and we started shooting at the Viera Wetlands at 7 AM

    NIKON D100    ---    500mm    f/6.7    1/500s   

    NIKON D100    ---    500mm    f/6.7    1/1000s   

    The above two shots were with my ole D100 which is serving as my back-up camera while my D2X is in for servicing.

    NIKON D200    ---    700mm    f/6.3    1/1500s    ISO 400

    NIKON D200    ---    700mm    f/6.3    1/1000s    ISO 400

    NIKON D200    ---    700mm    f/6.3    1/2500s    ISO 400

    NIKON D200    ---    700mm    f/8.0    1/800s    ISO 250

    NIKON D200    ---    700mm    f/8.0    1/800s    ISO 250

    NIKON D200    ---    700mm    f/8.0    1/320s    ISO 250

    we shot through the afternoon and the went to this burger joint on the river that serves some tasty 8 ounce burgers :443: with home-made potato chips and we met up with Gale, Robin and Nancy (Flygirl1) from the Nikon Cafe. I had a few Coronas to go with the food.

    A little past 7:30 PM I got some shots of a different type of bird

    NIKON D200    ---    700mm    f/8.0    1/640s    ISO 200

    NIKON D200    ---    700mm    f/8.0    1/2000s    ISO 200

    Fortunately the launch occurred right after I finsihed my burger or I might have been faced with a real tough choice. :biggrin:
  2. Wow, absolutely stunning captures.

    The reflections are beautiful!
  3. Yep. Those reflections are amazing. Well done.
  4. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    All great birds
    Love the last two as well
    Think it lost its feathers though:>))))
  5. Great series Harry
  6. tech1961


    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    Beautiful work Harry. That burger would have been a tough choice for me also.
  7. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida

    Thank you Phil
  8. HappyFish


    Oct 19, 2006
    WOW, You the man!! Great spoonies in the am and big bird in the pm! Did you shoot big bird from the burger joint? And if so just where is it? I have been down time after time to see one lift off for the past 25 years and not once have I seen one. I would plan a day or a week off, drive down and nothing! The space program should pay me to stay home so that they can shoot on time!
  9. Brilliant Harry!!! It was great meeting you!:smile:

  10. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Wow, that last bird is a hot one. Very nice series of birds & rockets:) 
  11. What a great day you guys had. The Rosies are terrific, love the reflection as well. And what a stunning end of the day to watcha and shoot the lift off the shuttle. Great series Harry. BTW and Corona and hamburger sounds good too.

  12. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Alex, I love getting reflection shots.
  13. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Some nice birdies there Harry

    those last two quite powerful !! :wink:
  14. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Gale, it was a good day.
  15. So cool Harry and the launch as icing as well
  16. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida

    Thanks Gary
  17. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    It was a really good burger. :biggrin: Thanks Jimmy,
  18. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida

    Yep I shoot it from the burger joint. Its called New York, New York. I don't remember the name of the street that's its on but its off of A1A. Its in the beginning of Titusville, coming from the South you make a right turn right before the Clarrion Inn (formerly the Holiday Inn). Its a good ways off from the launch pad but you have an excellent view of the launch from there. I had tried to shoot a shuttle launch on 3 prior occasions but the launch had been cancelled each time before.
  19. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Thanks Nancy and it was a pleasure to meet you too.
  20. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida

    She was smoking !!!! :biggrin:

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