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Larry Williams
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Howdy,

Harsha and I had planned on traveling to Magee to shoot Warblers. We were going to meet up with Troy, Karl, Larry, Al, and Mr. Bravo, but Troy called and said that the leaves on the trees had filled out so much that it was impossible to get many shots.

With that news, we decided to travel to Northwest Minnesota to shoot Prairie Chickens even though it was late in the breeding season.

We shot two evenings and two mornings. The shooting conditions were not ideal, but Wednesday morning it looked like we would get some early morning sun. Yep, the sun came out, but we had fog lying from ground level to about five feet high. The sun finally burnt off the fog and we were shooting for about 30 minutes in quality light and WHAM!. Our lenses were cold and they fogged up.

The Prairie Chickens arrived at the blind a good hour prior to sunrise and about an hour and one-half prior to sunset. Our blind was made for birders. It was about 4 X 6 foot with room for two photogs and only one tripod.

Here is some shots that were taken in quality light, cloudy skies, drizzle, and FOG!

More to come.

Larry




"Praire Chicken in the Fog"

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    500mm    f/4.0    1/250s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  






"Jumping off the ground", to impress the ladies!

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    500mm    f/4.0    1/3200s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  




May 12, 2012 at 05:23 PM
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next,




"Mr. and Mrs. Prairie Chicken"

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    700mm    f/5.6    1/800s    800 ISO    +0.7 EV  






"On Alert"

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    700mm    f/5.6    1/160s    400 ISO    +0.7 EV  






"Foggy Chicken"

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    500mm    f/4.0    1/250s    400 ISO    0.0 EV  






"Sunrise"

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    500mm    f/4.0    1/5000s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  




May 12, 2012 at 05:26 PM
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"Foggy Take Off"

  Canon EOS-1D Mark IV    500mm    f/4.0    1/1600s    800 ISO    0.0 EV  




May 12, 2012 at 05:27 PM
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Fine shots Larry, well done indeed.
David



May 12, 2012 at 05:52 PM
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Wonderful images!


May 12, 2012 at 06:08 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Prairie Chickens


These images are very nice.


May 12, 2012 at 06:53 PM
Karl Witt
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Never thought I would enjoy 'chicken' pictures so much

I am sure you guys wished for better light but there is something special about the light and the fog in these shots buddy. A very fine set of images from a marvelously low angle, you got em good Larry!
I enjoyed the set.
Karl



May 12, 2012 at 07:10 PM
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Wonderful series Larry, even with less than ideal light you got some great captures!

Mike



May 12, 2012 at 07:18 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Prairie Chickens


very nice set Larry


May 12, 2012 at 07:29 PM
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Awesome shots Larry!


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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · Prairie Chickens


Very cool set Larry! Never seen these before


May 12, 2012 at 10:58 PM
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Very nice Larry. I think the haze adds to the shots. 1, 2, and 5 are my picks~ Ron


May 12, 2012 at 11:48 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · Prairie Chickens


Lovely stuff Larry. Do you happen to have a snap of the blind? I'm thinking of picking one up, and I'm curious to know what sort of pattern it has etc.


May 12, 2012 at 11:53 PM
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Looking great Larry. We sure did have fun. I like the last take off shot the best.
Harsha



May 13, 2012 at 01:44 AM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · Prairie Chickens


Very nice set, Larry. Hard to pick a favorite.
Maybe 6 for the fantastic colors but I really like them all.
Chris



May 13, 2012 at 04:58 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · Prairie Chickens


What a great bird to fotograph, you did well.


May 13, 2012 at 06:23 PM
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Wonderful chickens #2 is my fave with #6 very close. Don


May 14, 2012 at 04:48 AM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · Prairie Chickens


Wow Larry these are very nice seems the alternate was worth it.


May 14, 2012 at 04:56 AM
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Second and last one for me in particular....but I'd gladly have any of them in my humble collection. Well done Larry!!!

Henrik



May 14, 2012 at 05:00 AM
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Very nice work Larry, these are wonderful

Tim



May 14, 2012 at 02:10 PM
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