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The Palo Alto Bayland Preserve...

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Philippe Roger, May 24, 2005.

  1. ... 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


    More egrets:

    I am not too sure on how to remove the green cast on the next to last...
  2. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    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:
  3. F15Todd


    Feb 1, 2005
    Philippe, those are some nice pictures. Looks like
    you had a wonderful day out.
  4. 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.
  5. drueter


    Apr 24, 2005
    Southeast Texas
    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.
  6. jkamphof

    jkamphof Guest

    A collection of some great captures, I like the 4th one a lot.

  7. Very very nice i have enjoyed all of the shots from here loosk liek a great place to visit
  8. 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.
  9. Ron Chapman

    Ron Chapman Guest

    I like #6
  10. Hi Philippe, keep up the good work. I love the first one of the white egrets.
  11. Steve S

    Steve S

    Feb 1, 2005
    SE Florida
    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: 
  12. 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 
  13. Very nice shootin!!! :D  :D  :D 
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