Merced NWR, 12/17/09 (2 photos)

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  1. HikinMike

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    Just copied this from my blog:

    This is starting to be a habit now. Every Wednesday my kids have gymnastics practice for 4 hours. I drop off the kids and my wife at the gym and I head out to the Merced NWR just before sunset. My goal this time was the very back pond, near the ‘Bittern Marsh Trail’. I had to hustle.

    I set up on a small “island” and waited for sunset. I took a few photos, but I started seeing flocks of Sandhill Cranes. I re-set my camera from slow shutter speed to a somewhat higher speed and got this one.

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    5D, 70-200mm f/4L, ISO 1600, 1/500, f/7.1


    Thinking I was done as the colors were fading, I packed up and started to drive the rest of the loop. Near the last section, paralleling highway 140, I started noticing a reddish tint on some of the clouds and fog was starting to form. Should I drive like a mad man to the platform (there’s water) or do I shoot here? I decided to shoot here since I’m not very good at running! Quickly unpacked the tripod and camera and got this.

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    5D, 70-200mm f/4L, ISO 100, .8sec, f/8
     
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    I love the second image. The colors are delightful.
     
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    I love images they beautiful stunning
     
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    Thanks for looking.
     
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    I specially like the first one. The geese add something to it. Very nice.
     
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    I think so too. Thanks for looking!
     

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