Heron Close Up In Flight

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  1. PushingTin

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    Ok so I was out testing my newly aquired 2x teleconverter added to my 300mm F4 lens and I duffed this shot by only getting about a quarter of the bird in the frame.

    Got me thinking, do we really have to have the entire bird in the frame or does a close up like this work?

    Anyways, using the equivalent of a 600mm F8 lens requires a bit of practice to get sharp shots handheld :)

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    Impressive result!
    I am not sure about the composition though - I think the shot lacks a sense of motion and flight - I think some panning motion blur in the background would really help convey the sense of the bird in full flight
     
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    The shot works! And I think the reason is that they focus is sharp. I think we all need to step out of these composition "rules", and this shot is a perfect example. One suggestion, a tighter crop to eliminate some of the empty space on the right might improve it even more.
     
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    I think that it works but I would crop it more so that there is less empty space. Also how do you get a bird in flight so focused?
     
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    I can only imagine how tough it was to get this shot, and keep it tack sharp. Very, very nice.

    Mac,
     
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    If you're doing a "bird" shot for a magazine or the like, then the whole bird is nice, but I've never heard of it as a "must have." I like the shot and it portrays action; whole body not required!
     
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    I certainly get the sensation of flight and a tighter crop would only take away from that IMO.

    :thumbsup: as is. You must have rock steady hands dude.
     
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    Thx everyone for the comments and suggestions, appreciate it!
     

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