GBH at Guntersville Dam

Discussion in 'Annual Alabama Sessions' started by Clix Pix, Apr 18, 2007.

  1. Well, I'm nowhere near the expert birdie shooter that Flew is, but I was thrilled to see that I did actually manage to capture a few fairly decent shots. Most had to be cropped, though, as that 300mm lens, even with the 1.4x TC, was still not quite long enough....

    This first one isn't of birds, though -- they weren't the only ones fishing!

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    And my take on that woodpecker:
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  2. Gale

    Gale

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    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Wow big fishy
    Did he steal it from the fishermen:>)))
    hahahaha
    Nice shots Connie
     
  3. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Good shooting Connie. Still tough to believe that the great weekend is behind us already. Can't wait for next May.
     
  4. All great, the woodpecker is FUN. Lugging that gear over there was not in vain. See you at Jim's.
     
  5. Thanks, everybody! Yeah, that was one whopper of a fish that the fisherman caught, wasn't it? I'm wondering, too, if the heron we see in the water with a huge fish is the same one which Larry so beautifully captured trying to gulp the thing down!

    Yep, John, I wouldn't have even gotten that woodpecker at all if it hadn't been for your kindness in hauling my gear over there for me! :smile: MANY thanks!

    While these shots aren't up to some of the gorgeous shots we've seen here in the Birds and Animals forum, I am excited that at least this year I came home with something, with pictures of herons and fish! I've got a whole year now to hone my techniques for next year.... :smile:
     
  6. Another nice series Connie, great birdies!! :smile:
     
  7. Thanks, Frits! I think I do a better job with shooting people than birdies, though.... I've had more practice through the years with people, whereas this birdie thing is pretty new to me. LOVE those GBH and it was fun seeing so many of them all at once!
     
  8. WOW, Nice shots Connie!
     
  9. Thanks, Dianne! I sure did much better this year than I did last June at Guntersville Dam.... The shooting is definitely much better on that one side right near the dam itself! I just loved watching the GBH flying around -- gorgeous creatures!
     
  10. Thanks, Larry! You really came home with the winner, though, that phenomenal one of the heron trying to swallow a fish that was bigger than his head!
     
  11. Thanks Connie. I have a series of him catching all the way to swallowing it I need to process. Never enough time. Going to AR this weekend to another Tim Ernst workshop. Will get further behind in processing.
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  12. I hear you on that! Look how long it took me to get my 3rd Annual gathering photos out for public consumption....and I've still got a few more to process: flowers and such from the Botanical Gardens! Fortunately for me the weather here has been sucky so that I've been able to put the time into working on the images; if the weather had been great I would've been outside shooting up a storm instead!

    Yep, I remember that whole series of the heron struggling to swallow Moby ****! Really stunning! They were among the ones on your MBP that you showed us that night in the hotel lobby.... Hurry up and get 'em processed so everybody else can see, too! :smile:
     
  13. Great series Connie. My 120-300 arrived so maybe next year I will a few more keepers. I have until then to practice.

    Rich
     
  14. aman17

    aman17

    Sep 27, 2006
    New Jersey,USA
    Very nice Connie,Great job
     
  15. Thanks, Arnie and Rich! Yep, Rich, we've got to get you out with that new lens and put it through its paces! I suspect you will be MUCH happier with it than with the Bigma....

    I think, too, that this year because you didn't get to the other side of the dam where we were you missed out on some good shots that you probably would have been able to nail, even with the Bigma.

    I definitely need to hone my techniques, too -- we can practice together!
     
  16. Aiiii, nice to see that your new toy has arrived Rich, enjoy!
     
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