Loon in flight

Discussion in 'Birds' started by mao ouyang, Aug 6, 2008.

  1. Shot in Alberta this past week-end.

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    Thanks for looking.
     
  2. Wow... tack sharp images. Very nice. What glass/body combo did you use?
     
  3. Blasphemy!!! He used the Canon EOS 1Ds MkIII. and apparently some pretty heavy glass as well since the focal length was 800mm.:biggrin::tongue:

    Nice series BTW
     
  4. Those are Magnificent Grasshopper, Your Skills with a Camera is only exceeded by your Eye for capturing Beauty.
     
  5. These are in-flight real beauties, Mao. The head is sharp even if it's dark for AF. Your tracking skill is excellent.
     
  6. cre8foru

    cre8foru

    Dec 1, 2007
    Atlanta GA
    Awesome shots.
     
  7. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Shoot Mao, I would really like to see these, but I get broken links. Should they still be there?

    Thanks,
     
  8. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Mao,

    Well, now I do see them. Very nice captures.
     
  9. Mao, I agree with Rose!
     
  10. All stunners, Mao!
    You should be proud!

    Virginia
    aka beaucamera
     
  11. awesome buddy, the second shot is killer.
     
  12. Thanks Maji. It was as Medic said, a 1DsMKIII with the Canon 800 mm. My longest Nikkor lens I had that day was the 300 mm. F2.8 on a D3 which would have turned out to be a large crop.

    :biggrin: Exifs left on! Thanks.


    Thanks Gary. Had a whirlwind tour this past week-end.

    Thanks Juong. Panning was essential too as the shutter speed in the morning light was 1/800, I think.

    Thanks.

    Thanks Rose.

    Thanks Frank. Not sure why the link was broken.

    Thanks Allan.

    Thanks Virginia. Had a great time just being there.

    Thanks Ray.
     
  13. i like these.... a lot
    beautiful/creamy images
    well done
     
  14. Great series. They are all great, but #2 is fantastic!
     
  15. Matthias

    Matthias

    300
    Apr 13, 2007
    Central Texas
    The second shot is stunning. Well done.
     
  16. Mao,
    some of the finest photographs I've ever seen EVER!
    Awewome work!
    Kevin P.
     
  17. I think you need to take a break from photography...you're getting too good. ;) 
     
  18. Beautiful work Mao!
    I like the 2nd and 3rd best.
    Fred
     
  19. genera

    genera

    Oct 6, 2005
    California
    Great set Mao!

    Is the loon dragging it's feet in #2? I've never seen that in other birds.
     
  20. WOw Mao that third shot is just friggin incredible.. Can I say that here if not opps sorry.
    Well done I know in the first shot how the AF could easily get fooled with the dark trees as background, you held the focus very well. Again a wonderful set of images
     
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