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still at it!

Discussion in 'Birds' started by raymond j barlow, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. one day, I will find something else to shoot., but for now, here are some highlights from the last few days/.. more on the website.

    1
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    NIKON D200    ---    400mm    f/4.0    1/1250s    ISO 320


    2
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    NIKON D200    ---    400mm    f/5.6    1/320s    ISO 250


    3
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    NIKON D200    ---    280mm    f/5.6    1/200s    ISO 250


    4
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    NIKON D200    ---    400mm    f/6.3    1/250s    ISO 250


    5
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    6
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    NIKON D200    ---    400mm    f/5.6    1/350s    ISO 250


    7
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    NIKON D200    ---    220mm    f/5.6    1/160s    ISO 250


    8
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    NIKON D200    ---    360mm    f/4.0    1/320s    ISO 250


    9
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    NIKON D200    ---    400mm    f/4.0    1/500s    ISO 400


    10 >>> Finally a shot I like of the Female Kingfisher!!!
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    NIKON D200    ---    400mm    f/4.0    1/60s    ISO 500


    I am not done with her.. we are just getting friendly.

    thanks for looking!
     
  2. WildBill

    WildBill

    410
    Mar 20, 2006
    Hammonton, New Jersey
    Bill
    Great series Ray!
    I love the reflection in #4, what kind of duck is that?
    Old Squaw maybe?
    Maria is getting so big! How old is she now?

    TFS.
    Bill
     
  3. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Outstanding shooting Ray, but could you list the names of the species, would enjoy learning what they are?
     
  4. Good looking shots Ray
     
  5. Keep practicing on the "no-see-ums" - it appears you have pretty much learned all the lessons they can dish out! - then when that "one day" arrives, your skills box will be full.

    Excellent series!
     
  6. thanks so much everyone!

    Hi Bill.. this is a Long-tail duck.. your term is history, as it is now politically incorrect to use those words.

    Maria is 16 months, and growing like a weed, very healthy, and so strong!
    she is a lot of fun, and a very happy girl.
     
  7. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Excellent set Ray. You gotta shot what's there, right? Love the K-F. :smile:
     
  8. jimmyc1000

    jimmyc1000

    300
    Jun 14, 2006
    Fantastic shooting. Really like number 3.
     
  9. Most excellent set Ray.

    Louie
     
  10. Great series the long tail looks so much differnet than when they winter down here in NJ
    Great series as always
     
  11. Thanks everyone.. Yes Frank.. if it has feathers.. I shoot!!!

    you never know what someone might need.

    I had better luck with the kingfisher today... jumped in my hide this time.
     
  12. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Ray,

    I really enjoy seeing well captured images, and especially when they are also well processed. I have a very hard time with my sharpening levels. Shots like these, and those from Andy, Alan, and others are a good gage for me in my own processing. :smile:
     
  13. WOW! Beautiful birdies, beautiful family! Keep em comin!
     
  14. MJAM

    MJAM

    778
    Feb 20, 2006
    Juneau, Alaska
    Excellent series. Number 4 is priceless. Mike
     
  15. DoorMan

    DoorMan Guest

    Great images Ray as always. I like them all.
     
  16. This was a really excellent series Ray, I say the best I have seen you post - sofar thatis!
     
  17. thanks so much for the encouragment everyone., much appreciated.

    Thanks Frank... do you have that program that allows a person to see the post processing steps taken? I heard that it is possible for forum viewers to right click on an image, and see everything that was done in PS.

    I stuggle with my post processing, it doesn't come easy.. and I have had my fair share of mess ups., but it is fun to learn.

    take care bud.
     
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