Birds On The Move!

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  1. K9Kirk

    K9Kirk Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Got lucky and snapped a pic of this Great Blue Heron on the move.
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    Afterwards I got real lucky to spot this guy coming in low to feed, it's called a Skimmer, most likely because of how it feeds by skimming the top of the water. The lens didn't focus on him at distance so I guess I'll have to start practicing some quick manual focusing. I included a pic off the net (#3) to better show what a Skimmer looks like.

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    HE SCORES!!

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    #3

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    And last, I spotted this Anhinga or Snake Bird coming in for a landing. (again, trouble with the focus, sorry!)

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    wow some great shots...especially the first one is just totally awesome shot.. your really getting some great photos..
     
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    Some good shots but number one for me...........
     
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    great shots
     
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    Thanks guys!
     
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    You're getting better. #1 is real close. Keep at it.
     
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    i find it very odd that you had to post someone else's image to show what your subjects in your own images show look like?
     
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    Remember...luck is being ready when opportunity knocks. A key to getting good nature shots.

    The heron shot is very cool and you were ready.
     
  9. K9Kirk

    K9Kirk Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    I was thinking that someone who'd never seen one before might want to see it's details, which mine didn't offer since they were obviously out of focus. I'm sure you understand now.
     
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    K9Kirk Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Actually, I was ready. I had all the birds framed up and I captured them no problem. The problem was with my new lens, it doesn't like to focus at 600mm very fast or on the thing I want it to focus on.
     
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    What were the camera settings here? Focus issues aside, I think some improvement could be had from changing the exposure settings.
     
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    Which pictures are you referring to?
     

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