Day One of vacation (Green Herons)

Discussion in 'Birds' started by mike mac, Aug 13, 2005.

  1. OK spent the first morning of my vacation back on Burton Island the dike you cross to the island had 6 green herons feeding along it what a show they put on. Saw and got a bunch of flying shots of some other birds that I will post later. All shots taken with the D2X and the 200-400VR
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  2. Lisa

    Lisa

    May 3, 2005
    IL
    Very nice shots, Mike. I love the 4th and 5th ones. Colors are terrific and just pop. Do you find there is a best time of the day to shoot birds?
     
  3. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    Jackpot!

    Wow, great find on your 1st day with your new rig! Are these a bit warm WB-wise, or are they pretty accurate. I see you used Cloudy WB. Was it cloudy?
     
  4. drueter

    drueter

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    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Nice shots, Mike! Looks like your getting to know that 200-400 real well. Enjoy the vacation.
     
  5. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Excellent shots Mike, but then I'm not surprised. These guys are usually pretty skittish, so they must have been feeding or flirting to allow you to get close enough to take this many great shots. 8)
     
  6. Hi Mike

    The pics suck Mike! sorry to say.........but just for you and not just anyone, I will take the 200-400mm off your hands. :p :p Hope you enjoy you holidays, looks like your going to have a ton of fun, look forward to seeing more :shock: Beautiful series Mike..........
     
  7. Looks like you're settling into that new combo just fine! Great shots. I can't believe some of these posters like Frank and Keith who are trying to strong-arm these fantastic lenses from the grips of others! The nerve!! I would never dream of doing such things.

    btw, looks like your lens is front focusing. I would be happy to check it out for you just to rule out any mechanical issues. I'll PM you my address to send it to. ;)
     
  8. Hi Mike, glad you are having fun on your vacation. Your shots are excellent with good color and sharpness.
     
  9. Mike,

    They are all good, but the last 2 are just brilliant! I love the light you captured and the warm colors of the shots.

    Btw, congrats with the new gear (D2X and 200-400 :!:): it is taking you no time at all to master it! :p Do you hand-hold the big gun? :twisted: :?: ;-)
     
  10. good to see you enjoy da monsta! Nice shot..
     
  11. Gordon Large

    Gordon Large Guest

    Hey Mike -

    Great series of GH shots! Looks like you and your 200-400 are going to get along just fine. I trust you aren't hand-holding the beast. If you are, WOW! How close to these guys were you shooting? What was your trick for getting so close? Shooting from a car? Or did you call ahead to have all the GHs tranquilized before you got there? :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Have a great time and keep making us all jealous.

    Gordon
     
  12. HarryB

    HarryB

    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Great shots Mike. That new set-up ain't too shabby.
     
  13. Thanks

    Limitied internet connection here so a big thanks to all will reply indiviually later
     
  14. Just another excellent series of pictures. Sure looks like that combo is great with you behind the camera.
     
  15. Those are surreal ....
     
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