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I spent the weekend in Vancouver...

Discussion in 'Birds' started by hillrg, Oct 5, 2005.

  1. Ironically, I find more available birds in Vancouver than I do out in the rural areas.

    Here is a GBH or the hunt
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    Time to go across the pond
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    Cause I know the hunting is better here in front of some turtles
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    You really should come out here - love the sun
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    And the fishing looks fine from up here too
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    Never mind the fishing, look at me
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    Burr, how can you stand that water - its cold
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    Sheesh, I give up. I'm going where I can get some peace and quiet
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    Ahh, this is more like it
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    Well, maybe I should stick to photography, story telling may not be my long suit :wink:
  2. Fantastic flight shot of the heron. I like the coot but then I like close cropped portraits of birds.
  3. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Hi Rory,
    Are you sure you did not sneek down here to Florida :>))

    Looks just like all of our birds. :>))

    Love the mood of the first one.

    Very nice pics, thanks for sharing.
  4. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Very nice series Rory, and I happen to like the narrative. I like it when we get a nice story line to bind the picture series together. Looks like you had a great time. Is this a great hobby or what? :wink:

    What was your cam / lens combo on these?
  5. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Excellent Rory. Love that coot shot.
  6. Rory
    Very nice series as always your pictures are alwayas right on the money. Keep them comign hopign to get out after some birdies next week
  7. Great series. Nice lighting on several of these Rory.
  8. Yep - this hobby keeps us out of trouble!

    D2X + 500/4 + TC14EII + Gitzo 320 + Swiss Arca B1 + Sidekick. Some were shot with MLU and remote release.
  9. PJohnP


    Feb 5, 2005
    Rory :

    You landed a nice shot of a male banded kingfisher ! Nice work.

    John P.
  10. Nice series! BTW all the birds on Vancouver Island seem to be here in my backyard, and in the Cowichan Bay Estuary, tons of migratory birds coming thorugh right now.
  11. bfjr

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    Nicely done
    as others I like the Coot shot, up close and personnel :smile:

    and you got a good Kingfisher too !!
  12. Great shots Rory, nice variety, looks like you had allot of fun and participants to play with :smile: I missed something here, when did you get the X , congratulations. So what are you thoughts??
  13. Another nice series Rory. Love the Kingfisher. I am still on cloud nine after getting back from the Tetons yesterday. I am just getting caught up on looking at all the posts I missed while I was gone. Glad I saw this one.
  14. I got the D2X in the spring. I think I have taken about 9,000 shots to date.

    What are my thoughts? The usual. Very demanding and unforgiving, but rewarding when you get everything right. Noise is fine to ISO 500. ISO 640 and 800 require careful exposure and/or cleanup in post processing. The dynamic range is good, but there is room for improvement still. I find it harder to get a focus lock than with the D2H - I am not sure why.
  15. Trish5


    Mar 31, 2005
    Nice Shots! Love that kingfisher!
  16. drueter


    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Nice series, Rory! And, you're not that bad at the story telling - added something to the post! Thanks for sharing these great shots.
  17. Thanks Don - maybe I will not give up on the commentary just yet ;^)
  18. Hi Rory.

    Great shots and an especially nice capture of the kingfisher! I often find that its easier to get the shots where there's more people around, since then the birds are less shy. Where abouts in Vancouver did you capture these Rory?
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