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BCN Heron, close-portrait

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Ron Reznick, Jun 9, 2007.

  1. Shot into heavy shadow, mid-morning, this is a 50% resize of a tight-crop from the original image (lots of pixels come in handy sometimes).
    200mm AFS/VR @ f/2 (click to expand for optimum rendering)

    More birds among the animals in this folder:

    A few more samples:

    Cattle Egret baby cuddling Mom, 420mm @ f/5.6

    Hammerkop about to have lunch, also 200mm AFS/VR @ f/2

    Shot with a D70 and 500/4 AFS @ f/5.6, here are two Avocets doing what Avocets do in the Palo Alto Wetlands:

    "Sex on the Beach"

  2. Wow! Stunning captures!
  3. Pixelographer


    Dec 22, 2006
    Very nice - awesome, really. Well exposed, with interesting action (had to avert my eyes on last one), and sharp. 420mm?
    Thanks for posting
  4. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    #2 for me !
  5. Jeff Lee

    Jeff Lee

    May 16, 2006
    Very nice. Must be fun to be able to shoot in the sun:) 
  6. Hi Dave...

    420mm is a 300mm with a 1.4x TC attached.

    Steve, the BCNheron was shot into blinding shadow [chuckle]. I was really glad to be able to shoot at f/2. The Cattle Egrets was shot on a fully overcast day (notice the lack of shadows). The Hammerkop was shot during a partially overcast day, and only the "Sex on the Beach" shot was taken in full sun. I suppose I could have included a night shot along with a sunrise and sunset pair to complete the gamut :^)

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