Olde Coote

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Flew, Apr 5, 2005.

  1. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    We have some new residents at the local duck pond; a few pairs of Coots. I got lucky today and got one of them flying by in front of me.

    Taken with the D2H / 300 f2.8 + TC-17EII.

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    Regards,

    Frank
     
  2. Nice so were the handheld? I am hoping to get out lookign for some birdies thsi weekend, we shall see
     
  3. Nice shots Frank!! :D :D :D :D :D :D
     
  4. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Mike,

    These were shot off of the new tripod and Wimberley.

    Frank
     
  5. Cool so how do you like it? Hope it is everything you imagined it would be.
     
  6. Somehow they remind me of the flying moor-hens in this infamous computer-game :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Seriously, nice pics.
    You all give me a difficult time with all these nice bird pics. I don't want to spend so much money for a good long lens, but I have a watery mouth already. Would be best for me not to visit this bird forum any more, grrrrr.
     
  7. Looks like your new tripod and Wimberly is working fine. Good captures.
     
  8. Is that blue stuff sky? We have not seen much of that up here!

    Great shots :lol: :!:
     
  9. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    WOW you got him flyin. How cool is that.

    I had a prob getting the darn thing sittin still.

    Now can I have your oooooold tripod and stuff. lololol
     
  10. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Gale,

    I got lucky on these.... ;-)

    As to 'old stuff', we can make a deal, I'm sure. 8)

    Thanks,

    Frank
     
  11. Nice ones Frank, the first one especially! I have never seen these birds before, maybe I haven't looked hard enough. :lol: Thanks for sharing
     
  12. I saw this post of Old Coot, and dont see a shot of frank, so figured I'd post one.

    original.

    :D :D :D :D
     
  13. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Har, har, har.... :p
     
  14. I'm seriously impress with those shots, Flew. We've got quite a few coots at the lake, and their coloring makes them
    extremely difficult subjects. So while your capture technique was excellent, your metering was even better!

    Compliments.
     
  15. Frank is an EXPERT on OLD Coots! :lol:
     
  16. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Frank,

    I cheated; I was using manual metering. From time to time, I get very frustrated trying to get the metering and EV comp set right for birds that fly from a bright and / or dark water background, to a tree background, then to a sky background. One or more of these is always under or over exposed.

    To get around this, I've been shooting in M mode for the last couple of weeks, and then it doesn't matter what the background is.... 8)

    Thanks for the kind comments.

    Frank
     
  17. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    And your point is....? 8) I guess though, in your case, it must be that familiarity breeds recognition.... :D :p :roll:

    Harris, you're nutz. :lol:

    Frank
     
  18. Talk to the beak!
    original.
     
  19. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Frank,
    Send me a pm on tripod stuff. I haven't a clue. I do know what I have is total Crappppp.
     
  20. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    lol@Harris
     
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