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Discussion in 'Birds' started by Keith, Aug 9, 2005.

  1. Shot sucks but I FINALLY shot a Heron, or I hope I did. This was at 9:20pm tonight, 700mm at 1/50th of a second at ISO 800 urghhhhhhhhhhhh. And I was shaking too boot, giddy like a school girl. Man I wonder what 3 days at Merrit would do to me :lol: :lol:
    Not sure what kind of heron, have never seen one in my lifetime so just the experience was cool. It would not AF so had to manual focus. Not sure my 1340 is heavy enough but then again had the wimberly sidekick........try to go searching in daylight

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    Full EXIF Info
    Date/Time 08-Aug-2005 21:19:47
    Make Nikon
    Model NIKON D2X
    Flash Used No
    Focal Length 700 mm
    Exposure Time 1/50 sec
    Aperture f/5.6
    ISO Equivalent 800
    Exposure Bias +2/3
    White Balance (4)
    Metering Mode center weighted (2)
    JPEG Quality (6)
    Exposure Program aperture priority (3)
  2. Not so bad, actually pretty good considering the conditions.

    Okay what lens was that, your 400 and a tc doesn't add up to 700?

  3. Considering what you describe, I'd say that shot is quite good! Guess you'll just have to come down here and try out Merritt for yourself. (Oh, and bring lots of CF cards! :) )
  4. Congrats on your capture very nice considering the shooting circumstances. Let me tell you I needed a chiropractor after 5 days at Vier and Merritt to fix my neck for looking all over at the birdies
  5. Looks like you did teriffic to me, congrats on the first of hopefully many!!
  6. Cool Keith. Is that a little green heron?
  7. I believe it is a very nice shot of a night heron, not sure if it is a yellow crown or black crowned night heron:

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    here's a southern cousin earlier in the year, while you were still under snow.. 8)
  8. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    I think Harris is right. Looks like a night heron of some type.

    Very good shot Keith. What lens / TC combo did you use on this one?
  9. Looks like yellow crowned... good shot!!!
  10. You are ALL too kind, and thank you for the identification. Kinda cool, see you easterners just dont know how good you have it ;-) thanks for sharing in my excitement at the moment!
  11. Good evening Sir!

    Damn Frank I cant add :oops:  , but then again the exif does not lie :roll:

    things that make you go hmmmm :wink:

  12. Ibn


    Jun 28, 2005
    San Jose, CA
    Definitely a night heron of some sort. For comparison, here's a juvenile black crown night heron taken about a week ago.

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  13. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    I thought I would wait till I quit laughing to post. lolol

    Great shot...:>))

    If you come down here to shoot birdies you will be so overwhelmed you won't know what direction to shoot in first, especially at the rookery.

    COME ON DOWN !!!!!!!!!!
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