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White Pelicans and a Sandhill Crane

Discussion in 'Birds' started by eng45ine, Apr 7, 2007.

  1. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    These were shot at Lake Nelson near Batavia, IL (Kane County). All were taken with a D2H, 300mm f/2.8 AF-S VR and TC-14E II.....handheld.

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  2. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    You are gettig to good to fast.
    Well shooting sports. Guess it helped shoot birds.

    These are just great
     
  3. rbsmith

    rbsmith

    Apr 13, 2005
    Saltillo, Ms
    Dang Frank. Your doing good.
     
  4. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    My thanks to the two of you, I had a ball this morning. Now....I just want to warm up, the temps were around 30 degrees with 20 mph winds. Brrrrr!!!
     
  5. WOW, Frank these are beautiful! Love that sandhill crane! But then, I like the pelicans too - shoot all of em are fantastic! :biggrin:
     
  6. These are very nice captures Frank.
     
  7. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thank you both very much. I'm having a ball capturing the best of Mother Nature's creatures.
     
  8. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Very nice shots Frank. Shooting the birdies sure is fun, huh. :smile:
     
  9. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    After giving this a try, it is easy to understand how you became addicted. I'm having a ball thanks to you and the Cafe community.
     
  10. BIF no different than tracking the running back coming out on and end run. Great job these two types of photography walk hand in hand
     
  11. Great shots Frank - keep them coming
     
  12. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks for the encouragement guys. I am taking babysteps trying to get better images.
     
  13. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    Hey Frank,

    Do you know just how good that first image is? Two beautiful birds with just the right amount of environment showing. Outstanding!
     
  14. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks Andy, from my vantagepoint, it looked like a good shot. I opted to handhold my gear today to find that pivoting was much more fluid. I was also pleased to have maintained whites without blowing them too badly.
     
  15. Timeout

    Timeout

    May 23, 2006
    SoCal
    Excellent stuff, Frank! I sure do love that first one with the included natural environment. What a wonderful nature shot. :smile:
     
  16. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    Thanks Miko...much appreciated.
     
  17. Commodorefirst

    Commodorefirst Admin/Moderator Administrator

    May 1, 2005
    Missouri
    Ok, I thought you said you needed practice! :wink: :wink: :biggrin:

    Great job on these shots,

    Metering looks pretty good, what did you end up doing?

    Wade
     
  18. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    I switched to center-weighted metering and adjusted the eV....I think!
     
  19. eng45ine

    eng45ine

    May 11, 2005
    Chicago, IL
    What I wouldn't give to have a 600mm lens right about now.....OH LARRY!!!!!
     
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