Underbelly shots--bird too high

Discussion in 'Birds' started by GeeJay, Dec 24, 2005.

  1. GeeJay

    GeeJay

    Jan 26, 2005
    Florida
    Today I looked out my window and saw this Great Blue Heron flying into the top of a tree in my front yard. I RAN and got my D70s (sand not out of battery yet for D2X) and my 80-400VR lens which I keep on my D70. Shot from the front porch and got these pictures of the Big Blue. The bird was very high.

    So lesson learned is that the grass is not greener on the other side. I have plenty of birds and wildlife right here in my front and back yards.

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  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Gaye,

    I love this perspective. Also proves that the D70 and 80-400 can still get the job done. :wink:
     
  3. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Very Nice Gaye,
    Well heck, I would never leave home if I had that type of thing in my yard.

    Lovely images.

    Love Big Blue :>))))))
     
  4. bfjr

    bfjr Guest

    very nice
    perspective looks good to me too!
     
  5. Beautiful. Love the colors.
     
  6. GeeJay

    GeeJay

    Jan 26, 2005
    Florida
    Thanks to you, Ben,Jim,Frank and Gale,

    I appreciate your comments very much. AND I definitely am impressed with the D70s and the 80-400VR. I honestly didn't expect pictures this sharp and colorful..

    Many thanks and Happy HollyDay,

    Gaye
     
  7. these are outstanding! That camera/ lens combo really did GREAT.
     
  8. GeeJay

    GeeJay

    Jan 26, 2005
    Florida
    Hi Dave,

    Thanks for your nice comment. I was totally surprised when I viewed the pictures on my computer. So I decided to use that combo more often. I don't know if I was just lucky or what but every picture looked good right out of the camera.

    Thanks again and Happy Holllyday,

    Gaye
     
  9. SSchex

    SSchex

    May 18, 2005
    Louisiana, USA
    Great shots Gayle.
     
  10. dbirdsong

    dbirdsong Guest

    Great shot Gaye....
     
  11. jfenton

    jfenton

    Jan 26, 2005
    Haverhill, MA
    Hi Gaye

    That's the first underneath shots which I've seen of a GBH and I really like the perspective as well :)

    Plus...now I know what they look like underneath!
     
  12. Beautiful images Gaye!!!
     
  13. GeeJay

    GeeJay

    Jan 26, 2005
    Florida
    Thanks for your nice comments, Scott,Dave,Jim and Brett.

    You made my day with your posts.

    I agree about the 'underneath'. Never thought I'd be under a tree with that perspective. Pretty unusual and glad I caught this GBH up in that tree.

    Cheers and thanks,

    Gaye
     
  14. Hi Gaye..............were back

    What a great shot and yes that D70 with the 80-400 works well.
    Keep that camera ready for those opportunities

    Dave
     
  15. Great photos are a combination of preparation and bieng there. You pulled it all together for some fine shots Gaye - well done!
     
  16. Hi Gaye, what great shots, very unusual! Glad to see the old 80-400VR still works for you :)

    Hope you had a wonderful holiday, and Happy New Year as well!
     
  17. GeeJay

    GeeJay

    Jan 26, 2005
    Florida
    Hi Rory,

    I sure appreciate hearing from you about the GBH shots. Happening to see this bird land high up in the tree was very unusual and then to have had my lens already on my camera and ready to go was very unusual also.......so I guess luck had much to do with these shots.

    Thanks and Happy New Year 2006!

    Gaye
     
  18. GeeJay

    GeeJay

    Jan 26, 2005
    Florida
    Hi Janet,

    Thanks for commenting about my GBH shots. It's a compliment hearing from you. Actually I was surprised at these 80-400VR shots. I guess I haven't had the confidence in that lens but I sure do now. I think also that's because I have the 200-400VR and always want to shoot with that one..

    And the colors are not as good as they are in my computer file. I didn't change them to sRGB when I submitted them to the web. I must start doing that each time.

    Thanks and Happy New Year 2006 to you!

    Gaye
     
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