My Son's Heron Shots

Discussion in 'Birds' started by cmpalmer, Nov 20, 2005.

  1. cmpalmer

    cmpalmer

    301
    Jan 27, 2005
    Huntsville, AL
    Saturday morning, I went to meet Frank and Patrick at the dam to hopefully shoot some bald eagles. We saw them again, but no one had any luck getting any pictures. My son Cameron, who is 11, went with me and Frank loaned him his backup D2H to take shots with. When Frank and Patrick left to drive to the other side of the river, he let me and Cameron keep the D2H for the morning, so I shot with the D70 and Cameron used the D2H with the Sigma 28-300.

    For a beginner, I think he did pretty well:

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    The next two are an odd angle. I sent Cameron around behind the heron, to get a shot as it flew toward the water and over me. Instead, it circled around him and he got a rapid sequence of flight shots against dead grass and power poles instead of water. They were all in focus and fairly well framed:

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    Bigger sizes are here: http://flickr.com/photos/cmpalmer/sets/1410533/

    Oh yeah, here he is at work:
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  2. With 11 year old's taking shots like that, I haven't got a chance... :eek:

    Great pics, especially for the first time out with a loaner camera!
     
  3. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Chris,

    These shots are downright depressing. :rolleyes:

    I know that I said that you needed to get yourself a D2H (or Hs or X), but now I'm not sure that you shouldn't keep the D70 and get Cameron the big gun. :tongue:

    Great shots Cameron. :wink:
     
  4. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Way To Go Cameron !!

    the 1st two are sharp, exp is right on

    take it easy on us Old Guys, we are very sensitive :biggrin: :biggrin: :wink:
     
  5. Same feeling here. Next time I go shooting, maybe I should just hand the camera to my son who just turned 11.

    Anyway, very nice shots.
     
  6. cmpalmer

    cmpalmer

    301
    Jan 27, 2005
    Huntsville, AL
    Thanks for the comments - Cameron had a blast and was very happy to be published on the Cafe.
     
  7. Great talent for an 11-yr old! You should be a proud Dad!!
     
  8. PGB

    PGB

    Jan 25, 2005
    Looks like we have another shooting buddy!!! Excellent work Cam, I'm proud of you. Now, I'll start working on dad to get you that d2h. :)

    Regards,
     
  9. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Fantastic Cameron. What a good eye.

    Wow
     
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