BCN Heron, close-portrait

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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)
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More birds among the animals in this folder:
http://www.digital-images.net/temp/SelectAnimals_sRGB

A few more samples:

Cattle Egret baby cuddling Mom, 420mm @ f/5.6
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Hammerkop about to have lunch, also 200mm AFS/VR @ f/2
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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"
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Ron
 
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Very nice - awesome, really. Well exposed, with interesting action (had to avert my eyes on last one), and sharp. 420mm?
Thanks for posting
Dave
 
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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 :^)

Ron
 
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