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p.1 #1 · Stilt,Mallard Hen,Egret Attempts at In Flight


Still trying to get the hang of in flight shots with the 500mm. You guys make it look soooooo easy !

Lighting not so great, clouds, bright sun, shade , overcast all in a matter of moments.

As always your comments are most appreciated. Any suggestions for in flight are also most appreciated.

Birdie





















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Jun 15, 2012 at 11:02 PM
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p.1 #2 · Stilt,Mallard Hen,Egret Attempts at In Flight


Roberta:
I just love the way the Egrets tuck their necks as opposed to the cranes and swanns that just stick it out straight. The second almost looks like it was cut out and pasted on a light blue background, tough lighting conditions/sky color. My favorite here is the RWBB, great detail and tonal separation!
Douglas



Jun 15, 2012 at 11:08 PM
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p.1 #3 · Stilt,Mallard Hen,Egret Attempts at In Flight


Birdie,

All are nice shots. The second bird is a mallard hen, not a teal.
Norm



Jun 15, 2012 at 11:27 PM
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p.1 #4 · Stilt,Mallard Hen,Egret Attempts at In Flight


I think you did a fine job Birdie All of these are well exposed and sharp where needed. The RWBB looks like he is raising a ruckus Congrats on the Stilt, there isn't much of a target there!

Tim



Jun 15, 2012 at 11:52 PM
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p.1 #5 · Stilt,Mallard Hen,Egret Attempts at In Flight


Nice set, the blackbird is my pick.

Rob



Jun 15, 2012 at 11:59 PM
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p.1 #6 · Stilt,Mallard Hen,Egret Attempts at In Flight


Good looking set Roberta. BB is also my pick. That has lovely detail.


Jun 16, 2012 at 12:01 AM
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p.1 #7 · Stilt,Mallard Hen,Egret Attempts at In Flight


great work Roberta, #1 and 4 are my picks


Jun 16, 2012 at 12:22 AM
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p.1 #8 · Stilt,Mallard Hen,Egret Attempts at In Flight


the first and last for me also Roberta


Jun 16, 2012 at 12:54 AM
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p.1 #9 · Stilt,Mallard Hen,Egret Attempts at In Flight


It's easier to keep the birds in focus and in the frame if you use a wide angle lens Birdie... Great job on the stilt - I don't have an IF shot of one. The RWBB looks great too ~ Ron


Jun 16, 2012 at 01:48 AM
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p.1 #10 · Stilt,Mallard Hen,Egret Attempts at In Flight


Way to go Birdie! Tracking and exposures look great to me. For me what gets tricky is the right WB for these shots, you will have to tinker and trust your eye, #2 and #3 look a little cyan to me. I am seeing greenish under the stilts wings but that could be from a green reflection below the bird??

The more your fill the frame the better these get, you are on fire

Karl



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p.1 #11 · Stilt,Mallard Hen,Egret Attempts at In Flight


Birdie,

I like the form of the Egret in #1 and super colors in #4.

Wes N.



Jun 16, 2012 at 02:37 AM
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p.1 #12 · Stilt,Mallard Hen,Egret Attempts at In Flight


Wonderful job on the IF's Birdie, nicely sharp detail... keep practicing and just fire away until you get the wing positions you want.
Like I said on a previous post, you've mastered the 500 quickly. Well done.

Kirk



Jun 16, 2012 at 02:43 AM
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p.1 #13 · Stilt,Mallard Hen,Egret Attempts at In Flight


Those are really good Roberta. Cheers, Andrew


Jun 16, 2012 at 05:02 AM
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p.1 #14 · Stilt,Mallard Hen,Egret Attempts at In Flight


Very nice I like the last one.


Jun 16, 2012 at 05:26 AM
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p.1 #15 · Stilt,Mallard Hen,Egret Attempts at In Flight


These look super to me Birdie. In flight shots are a challenge for me too. I'd certainly be proud to have any of these in my collection
David



Jun 16, 2012 at 08:12 AM
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p.1 #16 · Stilt,Mallard Hen,Egret Attempts at In Flight


You done good, girl .
Just getting started with BIF and already you're getting really good results.
Obviously, practice is all you need.
For variety, try shooting a few birds that are flying from left to right .
You even nailed your nemesis too. That's a great red-wing image.
Charlie



Jun 16, 2012 at 08:09 PM
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p.1 #17 · Stilt,Mallard Hen,Egret Attempts at In Flight


Good job on the IF's, Birdie.
#3 is my favorite. Great pose, colors and sharpness.
Chris



Jun 17, 2012 at 02:04 PM
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p.1 #18 · Stilt,Mallard Hen,Egret Attempts at In Flight


Bravo on the series Roberta! I love the RWBB.

Ted



Jun 17, 2012 at 02:23 PM
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p.1 #19 · Stilt,Mallard Hen,Egret Attempts at In Flight


Roberta:
I just love the way the Egrets tuck their necks as opposed to the cranes and swanns that just stick it out straight. The second almost looks like it was cut out and pasted on a light blue background, tough lighting conditions/sky color. My favorite here is the RWBB, great detail and tonal separation!
Douglas


Thanks Douglas I appreciate it very much . No cut and paste, just horrid conditions

Birdie,

All are nice shots. The second bird is a mallard hen, not a teal.
Norm


Norm, thanks for the correct ID , much appreciated!



Jun 17, 2012 at 04:07 PM
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p.1 #20 · Stilt,Mallard Hen,Egret Attempts at In Flight


I think you did a fine job Birdie All of these are well exposed and sharp where needed. The RWBB looks like he is raising a ruckus Congrats on the Stilt, there isn't much of a target there!

Tim


Tim, thanks your encouragement is appreciated !!

Nice set, the blackbird is my pic

Rob


Thank you Rob much appreciated.

Good looking set Roberta. BB is also my pick. That has lovely detail.


Thank you Ken, finally a half way decent RWBB



great work Roberta, #1 and 4 are my picks


Thank you Herb, appreciate you looking and commenting




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