Some Merritt shots

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Flew, Jun 15, 2005.

  1. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    If you haven't already, you definitely need to check out the shots in the Merritt II forum. These aren't just for the folks that attended. We had a great time together, and got some wonderful shooting opportunities.

    Here are some examples:

    Roseate Spoonbills:

    The lighting was very tough, but I love the way that their wings are absolutely translucent under the prevailing conditions. You can even see the bone structure. Really cool.

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    Great Egrets:

    These guys just put on a flying exhibition. Again, very tough lighting. It was difficult to get the bird exposed properly against the bright, flat sky.

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    More Merritt II shots can be seen in these galleries:
    http://flew.smugmug.com/Merritt Island II

    Come on over and check out some of the great pics.
     
  2. Nice job Frank that first Rosie shot is incredible the wind portion almost looks liek a xray
     
  3. These are great, Frank! Of course we expect nothing less from you. ;)
     
  4. Frank,

    Those are spectacular !!! Thanks for sharing them.
     
  5. WOW!!! I love the shots. Hey Frank I bet you're proud of those shots.
     
  6. drueter

    drueter

    963
    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    Wonderful shots, Frank! And I'll second your suggestion to check out the Merritt II forum -- I've looked through most of the posts there and regret not figuring out how to get there with the group!
     
  7. Superb shots!
     
  8. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Frank,

    You may not have been pleased with the lighting conditions, but the images are very pleasing none the less. Very nice series!!
     
  9. Excellent Frank. When I get time I will catch up with all the Merrit images. These are great.
     
  10. cknight

    cknight

    663
    May 2, 2005
    Madison, AL
    Cool shots Flew - the light coming through the wings gives them a really neat look.

    Is it just me, or does the sky look pinkish on the spoonbill pics, and more white on the egret shots?
     
  11. Hi Frank

    Incredible shots, all of them!!!!!!!!!!!! 8)
    Now if you had that 400, you would have been WAY TOO CLOSE :shock:
    LOL
     
  12. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Re: Hi Frank

    Hey Keith, I'd figure out how to live with THAT problem.... 8)

    Thanks for the kind words.
     
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