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Yellow-billed Cuckoo

Discussion in 'Birds' started by Jerry Green, Jul 25, 2007.

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    Yellow-billed Cuckoo


    Jerry
     
  2. Flew

    Flew

    994
    Jan 25, 2005
    Alabama
    Very nice capture Jerry. Did you have to focus manually on this one?
     
  3. Daniel-Swe

    Daniel-Swe Guest

    Hello Jerry!
    Very tricky to focus on an animal hiding like that!
    To me it looks like the focus is to shallow...
    its a nice composition!
     
  4. I was set up to make photos of birds in a swamp and had the camera in shutter priority at 250 and auto focus. f/8 was what the camera selected. The Cuckoo landed above and behind me. I quickly swung the camera around and was only able to get off one shot before it went back to heavy cover. I was lucky and surprised with what I got, but you are correct that it could have been better.
     
  5. Gale

    Gale

    978
    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Focus on the beak and head and eye are sharp here

    Great grab shot.
    Not sure you could have done better..
    Nice looking bird
     
  6. Glacier

    Glacier

    Jan 17, 2006
    Boaz, Alabama
    An elusive species and you at least have an image of it! Looks pretty good for a grab shot.
     
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