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Got my heron pics done..

Discussion in 'Annual Alabama Sessions' started by cknight, Apr 12, 2007.

  1. cknight


    May 2, 2005
    Madison, AL
    Finally, I got my pics from the G'ville dam done.

    NIKON D70    ---    420mm    f/6.3    1/400s   

    "Quit pointing that thing at me!!"
    NIKON D70    ---    420mm    f/6.3    1/500s   

    NIKON D70    ---    420mm    f/6.3    1/500s   

    NIKON D70    ---    420mm    f/6.3    1/500s   

    NIKON D70    ---    420mm    f/6.3    1/500s   

    NIKON D70    ---    420mm    f/5.6    1/500s   

    And my woodpecker shot (100% crop)
    NIKON D70    ---    420mm    f/8.0    1/500s   
  2. Good to see your images Chris, very nice. Boy, it was great to be out there!
  3. VERY nice, Chris!! You got some dandies! I also like your woodpecker shot, too! :smile:
  4. rbsmith


    Apr 13, 2005
    Saltillo, Ms
    Great shots Chris. You did well on the woodpecker.
  5. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Super shots
    the eyes on 3 and 4?????
  6. If I remember the picture I posted of our man in action...he was using a Better Beamer. So is this the bird version of "redeye"?

    Good stuff Chris!
  7. Good to see these Chris. Sorry I missed that part of the weekend. Curious about the eyes in those 2 pics also.
  8. Nice job, Chris, these are nice and sharp.

    I'm pretty sure Mason is right about the eye shine (having experienced it in plenty of my own shots :redface:) .
  9. Excellent shots Chris!

  10. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    It might be, Never shot one with a flash.
    Owls have yellow eyes and they will turn green or red... (demon) eye:>)))
  11. Very nice, especially considering the light, or relative lack thereof that we had.
  12. cknight


    May 2, 2005
    Madison, AL
    I'm glad you liked them.

    Shots 3 and 4 are of the rare voodoo witchdoctor heron. When they see photographers, their eyes roll to the back of their head, making them look white. Then they cast a spell that brings forth bad weather and crappy lighting.

    The only way to catch these guys is with a flash and a better beamer. Otherwise, they look like normal herons.
  13. DoorMan

    DoorMan Guest

    Good images Chris. I wish I had made that trip out to the dam.
  14. WOW! Wonderful shots! I still can't get over how easy it was to photograph those birds from last summer! Great job there!
  15. Well done what a fun day, nice woodpecker!
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