Discussion in 'Birds' started by Timeout, Apr 10, 2007.

  1. Timeout


    May 23, 2006
    A thematic and whimsical look at our feathered friends. :smile:

    #1 Little Wings

    #2 Big Wings

    #3 Wings over silvery water

    #4 Yin and Yang wings

    #5 The Fast and the Furious wings

    #6 Orville and Wilbur Wright attempting their first flight

    #7 With rudder down, Wilbur comes in for the touch down, but whatever happened to Orville? :confused: :biggrin:

    #1: 300mm, 1/1000 @ f/9, ISO 200
    #2: 300mm + 1.7TC, 1/1250 @ f/7.1, ISO 200
    #3: 300mm + 1.4TC, 1/1250 @ f/6.3, ISO 200
    #4: 300mm + 1.4TC, 1/1250 @ f/7.1, ISO 200
    #5: 300mm + 1.4TC, 1/640 @ 7.1, ISO 200
    #6 & #7: 300mm + 1.4TC, 1/640 @ f/7.1, ISO 200
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  2. Flew


    Jan 25, 2005
    Very impressive set Miko. I'm amazed that you could get these with the poor old D70. :rolleyes: :wink:
  3. Very nicely done Miko
  4. Glacier


    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    All of these are very good with #2 being spectacular! That is one of the best egret images I have seen in a long time.
  5. Timeout


    May 23, 2006
    Lol, thanks Frank! I found out just how poor and old the D70 is when I try to shoot sports. :rolleyes: Come summer and it will have been a full year with it; wow, what a fantastic learning experience I had. I'm eager to go forward ...

    Thanks Gary. :smile:
  6. Baxter


    Jan 8, 2007
    Clemson, SC
    Beautiful shots. It's cool the way the wings are blurred but the water is crystal clear and sharp in #5. And the bills on Orville and Wilbur appear to be exact opposite curves.
  7. Beautiful captures, #7 is exceptional in my mind.

  8. Nice set MIko. Love how you got a Whimbrel and a Marbled Godwit in one frame!
  9. Timeout


    May 23, 2006
    I must have been replying and missed your post Andy. That's a really nice compliment, thanks so much! Those Great Egrets have quite the wingspan, once they spread 'em, all of a sudden, you're not as short on glass. :biggrin:

    Thanks Hunter! I appreciate the observances that you've made. As to the opposing bills, the downturned bill one is a Whimbrel and the slightly upturned one, a Marbled Godwit. They were chasing each other around and was entertaining to watch!

    Louie, thanks for stopping by with your very kind comments!
  10. great shots... WOW! love the egret.
  11. jimmyc1000


    Jun 14, 2006
    Very nice shots. I too love the egret shot.
  12. Timeout


    May 23, 2006
    Thanks Thomas! These guys were cracking me up how they were running around with raised wings. I assume they are being territorial over the feeding spots, but not sure.

    Just in case you might find it interesting, my observance in our locality has been that I tend to see Marbled Godwits, Willets and/or Dowitchers in loose groups, sometimes involving many individuals. However, within these groups, there tends to be only one Whimbrel or one Black-bellied Plover hanging about; I've yet to see these latter species as a larger group of their own kind.

    Thanks Raymond, glad you liked!

    Jimmy, I really appreciate your kind comments, thanks!
  13. HarryB


    Jan 28, 2005
    Viera, Florida
    Terrific shots Miko