Visiting the Hanging Tree

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Flew, May 12, 2007.

  1. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    I PM'd Gary last night, and he was kind enough to carry me to some of his prime shooting locations this morning. All around Lake Guntersville, but I hadn't been to any of them previously. I saw several species that I had never seen there, and while the birds did their best to stay out away from us, it was great to get out and shoot again after a 6-week layoff.

    None of these is great, but I decided to post them anyhow, just to get back into the action. All taken with the D2Hs / 400 2.8, all but the Dove with the 1.7 TC.

    We saw one or both of a pair of Osprey several times, but this is the only time they came by us, and even then, this one was about 100 yds out. Not too sharp, but it proves we did see them. :rolleyes:

    I saw my first Eastern Kingbird today. It was in heavy shadow, and this shot was taken at ISO 1250. Some noise, but I was happy to get a shot.

    And finally, a Mourning Dove that flew by as we were searching for Osprey. It favored me with a nice turn into the sun.

    Thanks for looking. :smile:
  2. Nice work! :smile: That shot of the dove is interesting, never knew their tail was that proportionately long!
  3. Excellent Frank love the mourning dove shot it is awesome
  4. Sweet catch on that Dove. You've got one helluva tracking technique chasing that on a tripod!
  5. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Glad to see you got out today! I almost made it but got called in to work this afternoon for about five hours. These all look pretty good to me! A dove in flight? :Shocked:
  6. I could never get a decent shot of dove in flight. Excellent!
  7. Gale


    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    All very nice
  8. Baxter


    Jan 8, 2007
    Clemson, SC
    Nice way to shake off the rust. That dove shot is special - not an easy bird to catch in flight, especially in the middle of a turn.
  9. Nice to see you being able to get some shooting done and not only have to think about work stuff!! So how many shots did you put into that Osprey? :wink:
  10. A great series, Frank. That dove shot is extraordinary - great capture.
  11. It's still legal to hang 'em from a tree in Alleebamee, Frank? *-) Good to see you shooting and posting again. Nice job. I'm having a small problem grasping the concept of that100 yard thing. That's a football field in length...right? Why would you stand sooooo far away from an osprey to take it's picture? <runs 'n' hides> :)
  12. Nice shots Frank. The Mourning Dove is exceptional.
  13. Very nice Frank. That morning dove is a wonderful capture. Looks like you had a very good day.
  14. Nice to see you out there Frank! Gary sure knows his way around that area, I was very impressed by that when we met a few weeks ago.
  15. nice shot Frank, good to see you are at it again!
  16. Very nice set Frank, especially the dove. Love that D2HS!!
  17. Flew, sometimes you are just too modest! These photos are absolutely gorgeous! I'd be proud of any one of them hanging on my wall! Oh, what was the outcome of your camera and lens that ended up damaged/broken while you were down in FL?
  18. Nice set Frank. Glad to see you back looking through the view finder instead of the key board.