The Palo Alto Bayland Preserve...

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... is our version of you guys' Paradise islands, out there in Florida :!: Ok, sort of... :roll: :lol: There is quite a bit of variety: herons, egrets, gulls, geese, ducks, hawk (which was way too far/high), and an assortment of smaller birds, which I don't know. Besides, the egrets are nesting right now.

Here are a few from Sunday, all with the D2H + 70-200VR + 1.7 TC + fill flash (SB-800) for some. The rest (and more to come) are here: http://proger.smugmug.com/gallery/549889

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I am not too sure on how to remove the green cast on the next to last...
 
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Excellent series Philippe. The first looks like a Yellow-Crowned Night Heron. All good shots, but I just love the Snowy's. The are just so photogenic. :wink:
 
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Philippe, these are very nice but I have to say #3 is rather comical. There is the Mrs, posing and looking demure (even with her pigeon toes) while the husband is in the background taking care of business.
 
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Nice series, Phillipe! With that lens combo, you must have been able to get close to the subjects. Like Kevin, I had to laugh at the 3rd shot.
 
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Good stuff Phillipe.
You may be able to apply negative hue/saturation in PSCS if you have it for number 6, but really I am not sure it is needed.
 
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Great series Phillipe, but where is the D2X?

I'm a little surprized you're not using the 2x, or is it in for servicing? I probably already asked you this, and you've probably already answered me :oops:
 
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Hi folks,

Once again, thank you very much for your compliments! :) :lol: Yes, it was a great outting, perhaps my best day so far in terms of amount and quality of keepers. I like the duck couple for the same reason you did, and yes the egrets are my favorites overall.

As for Steve's comment, I am quite surprised too: I didn't know I have a D2X! :shock: :lol: Seriously, I just acquired this used D2H about a month ago and it looks like it's working pretty well so far... ;-) Prior to that, it was (and still is) the D70. I am afraid a D2X will have to remain a fantasy for now, and I wouldn't be looking towards the huge files that it produces either: the raw files from the D2H are really a joy to work with! :p
 

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