Close to Birds

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Allan, May 18, 2007.

  1. Allan

    Allan

    Apr 21, 2006
    Nashua, NH
    Here in New England, I have my 500 with 1.4 tc on the camera all the time - and I still am too far away most of the time. I was very happy to see Uncle Frank's post on an egret rookery in Palo Alto, CA. He posted images about a month before my wife and I were to visit him for his graduation from Stanford. I brought a 300, a 70-200, and an 18-200 (for family shots) with me on the plane. I only had an hour, and the light was harsh, but I really enjoyed the place.
    Why? - because this was the first time I was close to egrets and herons. I am usually so jealous when I read about the February Florida trips. Here are a few. The composition in many shots I took was poor. I usually focus with the center point and then crop. Here, I was too close too crop. A new problem. :smile:

    Below are two snowy egrets and two black-crowned night herons. Oh, and by the way, thanks Frank.

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  2. tech1961

    tech1961

    Jan 28, 2007
    Houston Tx.
    Excellent shots.
     
  3. WOW, talk about vivid color, sharpness, composition, Okay, Awsome photos! :biggrin:
     
  4. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Beautiful images
     
  5. Very Very Nice and the 2nd one is outstanding
     
  6. Allan

    Allan

    Apr 21, 2006
    Nashua, NH
    Thanks for the comments. I learned another thing too. If the birds are close enough I can use a 70-200 f2.8 instead of 500 f/4 with 1.4. Wow! I never had such fast and accurate focusing on flight shots before.

    I just wish I had had more time and been able to get there around sunrise.
     
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