OH, for want of a better sun angle

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Greg, May 17, 2005.

  1. Greg

    Greg

    909
    Apr 5, 2005
    Fayetteville, TN
    Sun was at their back most of the morning. Just couldn't get them turned right.

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    This guy thinks he is an osprey. again with his back to me. This looks like a good past time when the ducks and geese aren't flying.

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  2. I think the lighting on the first one is quite good. Nice image
     
  3. Wind Direction

    I don't know about the osprey, but ducks and geese will almost always land/take off into the wind. This doesn't help if that puts the sun at their back but it can be a handy little piece of information to have. None the less I liked the backlit effect on the first photo.
     
  4. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    These are excellent Greg. Looks like you are starting to get the D2H and 300 2.8 combo down pat. Pretty quick too. This was your 2nd or 3rd outing?

    BTW, I like the angle of the sun in the Mallard shots also.

    Note to Matt: While it is true that they will usually land into the wind, and often take off into it as well, at our local pond, this certainly isn't a hard and fast rule. Greg and I were there a couple of weekends ago and had ducks and geese flying in directly up-wind and down. I can tell you this; when Mallards come in down-wind, they are hauling a$$....8)
     
  5. These are nice shots Greg. The first shot is my favotite!! :D :D :D
     
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