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These Suckers Are Fast

Discussion in 'Birds' started by jfenton, Aug 25, 2005.

  1. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Well....The egret wasn't thankfully because this was actually before the sun had risen above the ocean behind me...
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    The swallows started massing in the sky...
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    Then in the bushes....
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    As you might well imagine, landing spots were at a premium. I think that these two are discussing whether or not to let this guy land...
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    Then I decided to challenge myself and go after single target flight shots. Not entirely happy with the results but as fast as these birds are, I'm not entirely unhappy either...
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  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Uhhhhh, I wouldn't be unhappy either. :rolleyes: 

    Other that documenting the sight, I'm not a big massed bird fan, but your individual flight shots (and the one of the guy looking for a landing spot too :smile:)  are great.
     
  3. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Frank

    Frank....

    You really need to start expanding your horizons and being less of an ALABAMANIAN.

    If you don't like massed birds....don't ever go to Bosque and witness mother nature at her finest.

    I mean....geez...how boring you'd find it with half a million snow geese all blasting off at once or thousands of sand hill cranes flying over your head in the morning and again in the afternoon no less.

    Swallows can't help it if they're small.
     
  4. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Don't got nuthin' to do with AL. I just like shots of solitary birds. :smile:

    Why do you think I go down to FL instead of Bosque?? Don't get me wrong, I'm not criticizing your (or Gordon's or anyone else's) shots, but pointing a cam at a sky full of birds and pulling the trigger just doesn't give me the same rush as acquiring, tracking, and locking in on one single, isolated subject. Different strokes I guess. :wink:
     
  5. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    Very nice flight shots!!
     
  6. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Bosque vs Florida

    I just figured that NM was too far of a drive for ya :) 
     
  7. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Oh yeah, that too. :rolleyes: 
     
  8. Hi Jim, those last five flight images are really super. I love the last one where the bird looks like he is looking right at you. Very nice indeed.
     
  9. Gordon Large

    Gordon Large Guest

    Hey Jim -

    Sorry I didn't see these earlier. If you aren't entirely happy with those flight shots, then I have no choice but to commit suicide over mine. :wink: :wink: All great captures.

    Gordon
     
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