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p.1 #1 · Return of the Pond Stars


Had another wonderful afternoon at the pond... always feel so fortunate to have such excellent low angle access to these beautiful birds.
Light was good, and the BG's are magical this time of year.

D800 | 300 f/4 & TC-14E II ~ Exif Intact

All Nits & Crits are greatly encouraged and most appreciated. Thanks for looking at what I love to do.

Kirk









1. Black-necked Stilt















2. Avocet Chick















3. Avocet Feeding















4. Avocet















5. Black-necked Stilt











Jul 04, 2013 at 05:46 AM
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p.1 #2 · Return of the Pond Stars


Kirk,
Awesome! low, colorful, sharp images my friend

-Tim



Jul 04, 2013 at 06:02 AM
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p.1 #3 · Return of the Pond Stars


Superb images. Last one is sensational.


Jul 04, 2013 at 06:10 AM
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p.1 #4 · Return of the Pond Stars


What a super set, Kirk. You have all the "wow" factor to make these shots the winning shots.
I love them all. Excellent work.

- Tam



Jul 04, 2013 at 06:48 AM
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p.1 #5 · Return of the Pond Stars


Beautifully executed set Kirk!! Each image is wonderful.


Jul 04, 2013 at 11:55 AM
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p.1 #6 · Return of the Pond Stars


These are just sick!
Eric



Jul 04, 2013 at 12:40 PM
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p.1 #7 · Return of the Pond Stars


Masterfully done Kirk! The chick is my favorite!


Jul 04, 2013 at 01:02 PM
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p.1 #8 · Return of the Pond Stars


Killlllllllllen me with that last frame buddy
Underwing reflection is awesome for the flyer in #4 and what a terrific angle
Like how you framed 3 and the water action adds
Little fuzzy one is a charmer in that gorgeous light!
Another stunner on the opener and I'm enjoying those beautifully exposed blacks

I had to work backwards because you blew me away with that last frame Kirk, cut/print/frame/hang on this one buddy boy

Tom



Jul 04, 2013 at 01:27 PM
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p.1 #9 · Return of the Pond Stars


Really nice, great images.


Jul 04, 2013 at 02:19 PM
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p.1 #10 · Return of the Pond Stars


A super set Kirk. These are all great, and you are right - the BGs are extra nice ~ Ron


Jul 04, 2013 at 02:25 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · Return of the Pond Stars


#3 for the win
However #1 is gorgeous too Kirk. Nice detailing on the Chick

Oh wait, here comes #4........that rocks!!

Great stuff in you dream zone buddy, very very pleasing to see these.
Karl



Jul 04, 2013 at 02:34 PM
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p.1 #12 · Return of the Pond Stars


What a stunning set!! You certainly have captured the grace and beauty of these species. Your work is always such a joy to see.

Birdie



Jul 04, 2013 at 02:51 PM
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p.1 #13 · Return of the Pond Stars


very nice set Kirk


Jul 04, 2013 at 03:01 PM
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p.1 #14 · Return of the Pond Stars


Wow Kirk, these are some killers. I like all of them. I was headed that way Thursday but went to BC instead. Dont have any baby Avocets in files so Im gona run down there in the next day or two. The flight shot is stellar but the last Stilt is the outstanding, About as good as it gets.


Jul 04, 2013 at 03:41 PM
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p.1 #15 · Return of the Pond Stars


Superb set Kirk ! Low angle, beautiful light, sharpness, great birds - wonderful.


Jul 04, 2013 at 04:21 PM
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p.1 #16 · Return of the Pond Stars


Kirk, one word - beautiful!

A really high quality set here, everyone is top notch.

Great stuff!!

Paul.



Jul 04, 2013 at 09:02 PM
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p.1 #17 · Return of the Pond Stars


I would suggest learning something about exposure and shooting angle, that may help to improve these.







Oh my Kirk, excellent work as always. Nits are you kidding I want these on my drive!!! Goodness the youngin coming into plumage is a precious shot my friend, I just love it. I'm going back and fourth between the last two as if I can pick one over the other, nuh uh, aint happening. Two stunners. Don't know how you got the dof you did in 4 but I'm not complaining!!! The final is making me want to throw all my stilts away

Excellent Kirk!!! This post really is eye candy.

Tim



Jul 04, 2013 at 11:51 PM
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p.1 #18 · Return of the Pond Stars


tfoltz wrote:
Kirk,
Awesome! low, colorful, sharp images my friend

-Tim


Thanks Tim. The pond still remains my favorite spot.

Kirk



Jul 05, 2013 at 05:15 AM
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p.1 #19 · Return of the Pond Stars


codroy wrote:
Superb images. Last one is sensational.


Thank you for your very kind words, most appreciated.

Kirk



Jul 05, 2013 at 05:16 AM
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p.1 #20 · Return of the Pond Stars


canon.eos30d wrote:
What a super set, Kirk. You have all the "wow" factor to make these shots the winning shots.
I love them all. Excellent work.

- Tam


Humble thanks for your very gracious words Tam. I'm so very glad you enjoyed the set.

Kirk



Jul 05, 2013 at 05:17 AM
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