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Habitat Shots (Large Post 7 Images)

Discussion in 'Birds' started by hangin tree, Aug 14, 2008.

  1. I went to the Swamp this morning and it was covered with thick Fog but I took a couple of shots Anyway

    Egret making entrance
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    Green Heron Flyby
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    As the fog cleared took a few with quartering light.

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  2. Gary....
    the fogs adds to these images
    very well done
    i like them a lot
  3. Very well done Gary, a great set.
  4. Thanks Greg

    I knew my Exposure was close but I was worried a bit about Shutter Speed!!

    Thanks Louie

    Always a Pleasure hearing from You!!!
  5. Beautiful work Gary. The fog is neat, but you sure had some sweet light as it burned off. Awesome as always!
  6. Thanks Mason

    By getting quartering light on White Bird seem to increase the Shadow detail and illuminates the Backlit Wings!!
  7. Something tells me that you go out every day and photograph. Now I know that you don't work for a living and that Andy has to go out hunting for food to feed you.

    Nice set my friend. Always good to go out, I don't have that luxury.
  8. Hey Grasshopper Thanks

    I am retired and Shoot most days but just for a couple of hours in the Morning or afternoon. I have a Ranch with Quarter Horses and Border Collies!!

    I haven't Seen Andy in a couple of Weeks, I guess he is busy!!!:Love:
  9. Slingher


    Jun 30, 2007
    Titusville FL
    Wonderful set. I really like the green heron.
  10. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    love that soft look in the first image, and the others when the fog cleared are nice too.

    This one seems a bit close to over sharped to my eye, but it could be the laptop I am using instead of the main cpu, since I have never noticed you having a tendency to oversharpen before?
    this image:

    I will check on the big monitors later tonight.

    that quartering stump shot has some great metering and light, well done.
  11. Good stuff Gary. I'm going to have to visit the area when I finally acquire a 500. You always have quite the selection of birds!
  12. Great shots considering the conditions Gary.

  13. Thanks Jessie

    The shutter speed was right on the edge for action shots, but it came out OK.

    Thanks Wade

    I looked at it again and feel it is close.

    Thanks Rich

    A 400 is plenty!!!
  14. Thanks Warren

  15. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Hey Gary,

    Never mind my other post, things look fine on my calibrated big boys,

    Must have been the work dell laptop (not calibrated or even adjusted at all) I was looking on, looks fine on my macbook and home big monitors too.

    thanks for sharing,

  16. Hey Thanks Wade

    I use only Curves and modest USM after resizing, I'm not very good at PP.
  17. My wife makes me keep all my habitat shots and I've grown to llike them myself, although I need and extra ext-HD now! :smile:
    Nice set.

  18. Me To I had to get a Ext-HD just for images and it needs a good cleaning!!!:biggrin:

    Thanks Tom
  19. RichA_CT


    May 24, 2006
    WOW Awesome shot of the green heron in flight. Love it.
    What lens did you use?
  20. Hey Thanks Richard

    I use Canon 500/4
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