GBHs & Seagulls from the Oregon Coast

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Hi,

Here are some shots from the Oregon Coast trip last month. This was my first real vacation outing with the 70-200VR and I am really impressed with the lens. I know that I have mentioned that a couple of times already but what can I do? I just can't stop speaking about the lens . :)

The entire week we were there mostly I saw only Seagulls & some GBHs. I did spot a couple of Bald Eagles while driving but I either couldn't stop or I did not have the 70-200VR with me. It seemed as if the entire coast has been taken over by the Seagulls. They were everywhere.

On the whole, the family had a good time and I did manage to get some shots either early in the morning or late in the evening. I was happy.

I do have a couple of Landscapes that I will post in the proper forum later.

All of them are crops of the full frame except the second Seagull shot. Now for the photos....

GBHs

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Seagulls

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The originals look much better than these resized pictures. You can check it out at

http://jayr.smugmug.com/gallery/724813/1/31809037
 
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Yep. He was really pissed because Zoe (my labrador) was in the water and wanted to check out the big bird up close and personal. :)
 
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Hi Jay:

These are great! I went to your smugmug site also and the pics are wonderful! Do you find AF-C to be the best way to shoot birds? Reason I ask is that I have this same combo and I have a hard time because I'm so used to AF-S. I'd probably get more keepers I imagine. Your exposure is dead-on in all of them. Looking forward to the landscape photos :)
 
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Great shots Jay. The 70-200VR is certainly a wonderful lens. Looks like you had a really productive trip, photography wise. :wink:
 
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Thanks for all the comments.

Lisa - AF-C is the best way to track flying birds. I invariably try to get a focus lock and then pan while getting off a series of shots. I also use multiple frame mode and shoot while panning. It doesn't take much time to get used to AF-C. Just remember to keep the shutter button half-pressed to track the birds.
 

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