Florida Gators, Texas Turkey, and a road to nowhere...

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  1. pharmakon

    pharmakon TPF Noob!

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    Went on a ~17 mile bike ride through some state water management lands. Got few nice shots, barely escaped some rain, and found a CPL filter along the trail. Thanks for looking!


    1. The Duck came out a little soft, but I love the splashes he left behind.
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    2. The "Texas Turkey" were all over the place. This was the only one I saw with a red head...
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    3. Biggest Gator of the whole trip... waited a while for him to move, but he didn't. Actually he was in the same place about an hour later when I was on the way back.
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    4. Liked the branch he was standing on.
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    5. Testing their fate...
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    6. My "aha!" moment of realising that waiting quietly in one place gets you much closer to the birds than trying to sneak up on them. That's why I always see those pics of people in hunting blinds with huge lenses. :lol:
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    7. Another Gator.
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    My wife titled this "The road to no where" but it didn't seem that way to me until the ride back home.
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    Would love to hear your comments. I'm still getting used to using my zoom... ended up with quite a few soft/motion blurred pics but I think I'm getting better with practice. I also ended up manually focusing for a lot of the day because the auto focus just didn't seem to be working as fast/well as I would like that morning.
     
  2. HikinMike

    HikinMike No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Yep!
     
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    molested_cow No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    How did you bring your gears with you on a bike? Can you show a pic of your set up?
     
  4. pharmakon

    pharmakon TPF Noob!

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    I really don't have much gear. I have a lowepro fastpack that fits my camera, 2 lenses, and some essentials (lens cloths & blower brush, snacks...) and I just wear it on my back. I've been thinking about some kind of rack for the bike, but I'm not sure about the added vibration/shock everything would be subjected to.

    It's easy for me now because I don't have any really heavy gear.
     

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