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p.1 #1 · Early Father's Day Present-1st WTK(+1added)


My son and I came back from a 5 hour, 10 mile hike at Andrew Molera State Park, that left me sore to say the least. I carried my 1D4 with 70-300L attached but had my 500mm in my backpack along with other stuff...I am sure I will pay for it in the morning.
Anyway, back at the Inn I saw a white bird take off across the field but never saw it land and completely forgot about it until I saw it again when it landed in a large evergreen tree. Well, what do you know, a White Tailed Kite. This is my first (there was actually a pair but we never saw them interact although there was a lot of calling back and forth.)
So I trudged out with my camera/500mm and 1.4tc and shot some images. Of course, I never calibrated this set up when the camera was returned from Canon for a major overhaul so most of the images are soft despite taking shots on a tripod (aaargh!) But I did get a few decent images and since it was my first ever WTK you all have to put up with my less than stellar images compared to the ones posted recently by a bunch of very talented FMers. I spent the evening calibrating so I hope to get shots first thing in the morning if they are still on the property.
Here goes...and oh by the way....HAPPY FATHER'S DAY to all.
Eric

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Jun 17, 2012 at 07:38 AM
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p.1 #2 · Early Father's Day Present-1st WTK(+1added)


Congratulations on your first WTK, the images look fine from my seat

-Tim



Jun 17, 2012 at 08:24 AM
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p.1 #3 · Early Father's Day Present-1st WTK(+1added)


Super shots Eric, well done
David



Jun 17, 2012 at 08:35 AM
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p.1 #4 · Early Father's Day Present-1st WTK(+1added)


Big congrats on your first WTK, Eric.
Have a good rest from your hike.
Chris



Jun 17, 2012 at 02:19 PM
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p.1 #5 · Early Father's Day Present-1st WTK(+1added)


Congrats on the first Eric. These look good to me too. You might try another, longer hike with more gear to work out the soreness. ~ Ron


Jun 17, 2012 at 03:00 PM
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p.1 #6 · Early Father's Day Present-1st WTK(+1added)


Good find Eric. They are very photogenic.


Jun 17, 2012 at 03:40 PM
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p.1 #7 · Early Father's Day Present-1st WTK(+1added)


Happy Father's Day everyone!

Great shot Eric.

Birdie



Jun 17, 2012 at 03:54 PM
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p.1 #8 · Early Father's Day Present-1st WTK(+1added)


Happy Father's Day Eric and what better way than birding with your Son! Can't wait to see the post calib photos


Jun 17, 2012 at 04:45 PM
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p.1 #9 · Early Father's Day Present-1st WTK(+1added)


Big congrats on your first WTK, Eric Nothing wrong with these. They look fine and the exposure is right on
Happy Father Day!
Socrate



Jun 17, 2012 at 05:11 PM
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p.1 #10 · Early Father's Day Present-1st WTK(+1added)


Congrats on your first Eric!.....


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p.1 #11 · Early Father's Day Present-1st WTK(+1added)


The images look darn good to me Eric, congrats on the first and Happy Fathers Day back to you!

Mike



Jun 17, 2012 at 05:44 PM
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p.1 #12 · Early Father's Day Present-1st WTK(+1added)


i'll be looking my my first of this species when california in sept! these set a nice benchmark. i like the perch in #3 as well.

dorian



Jun 17, 2012 at 08:17 PM
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p.1 #13 · Early Father's Day Present-1st WTK(+1added)


Congratulations on your first Eric.

Per



Jun 17, 2012 at 09:01 PM
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p.1 #14 · Early Father's Day Present-1st WTK(+1added)


very nice Eric .. congrats


Jun 17, 2012 at 10:41 PM
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p.1 #15 · Early Father's Day Present-1st WTK(+1added)


That's a nice Father's Day present. Such a striking bird. Congrats and I'd be happy with these as my first of this species. Well done.


Jun 18, 2012 at 12:48 AM
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p.1 #16 · Early Father's Day Present-1st WTK(+1added)


Congrats on your first Eric


Jun 20, 2012 at 01:46 PM
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p.1 #17 · Early Father's Day Present-1st WTK(+1added)


Interesting image. I don't believe I've ever seen this species in its natural setting.


Jun 20, 2012 at 04:03 PM
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p.1 #18 · Early Father's Day Present-1st WTK(+1added)


Thanks everyone....I am still kicking myself for not having calibrated my lenses...not sure when this opportunity will knock again...funny that my keepers SHOULD be oof and my oof should have been keepers...oh well
Eric



Jun 20, 2012 at 04:46 PM
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p.1 #19 · Early Father's Day Present-1st WTK(+1added)


As the others have said congrats on the first Eric I love the look you got in the third, I think he thinks you are a vole

I do hope you enjoyed your day, I spent the day in the high desert of south east Oregon. Talk about remote!

Tim



Jun 20, 2012 at 06:01 PM





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