A short mornings mix...........(7)
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Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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Weather was iffy, early sun then more and more overcast but got a few looks before it went dull. The early morning treat called me to turn and look as I was quietly sneaking around a pond in hopes of getting some Wood ducks on take off, I think Conrad's old glass knows how to find birds So it was a good morning Cooper who called out to greet me!

A short walk through the woods in very low light I saw 10-15 deer many of which were still bedded down and one got my attention and thought I would give my hand held abilities a try with IS..........not a bad whisker count for 1/50th @ 500mm, this lens is only as good as I and I need to get better yet

Silly juvi RTH was flying about, I have heard not much a hunter yet, we watched him fly down into the woods on the ground Seems he/she is a bit confused on what to eat and where to find it

Little peeps and Autumn color make for fun, thanks for looking and comments and crits are always encouraged here.
Karl



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
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a few more.....



KirkB
Registered: Sep 13, 2008
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Looks like a walk worth taking.
Beautiful pair of images of that Cooper's buddy... is he winking at you in #1
Those two deer sure are giving you their full attention... that shaft of sunlight adds even more beauty to this peaceful scene.
Nice IF pose for the entertaining juvi RTH... and love the blue sky.
The last two are wonderfully composed and my favorites of the mix... beautiful.
I'm really lovin' you and that killer setup buddy... keep 'em coming.

Kirk

Sorry you didn't get any Woodies... but there's always next time.



Tim Kuhn
Registered: Nov 29, 2006
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I'm back

You might not have gotten the woodies you wanted but you sure did come back with a good variety. Sometimes it's not what we went out for it's what we came back with.

Lucky you on the Coop giving you a shout. I like the second of him the best, nice sharp eye and the blurry stuff is less distracting.

Fine job on the deer duo, the second is blurry enough but not too blurry so that one works out to be a fine comp. 1/50th, not bad son!!!

RTH flyer is a nice sharp shot, the one on the ground may have too much stuff in the foreground but that is a matter of taste. Fine job focusing through all that!

I would be hanging out at that berry bush!! It seems to be a popular spot Cool to see the blues of a Bluebird this time of year. I like seeing the two little ones on the berries, wonderful context and comps on those. I'm going to bust you buddy, you missed the focus on the last one, my eye keeps getting drawn the birds back that is nice and sharp

Really nice set Karl, I had to nit a bit but you know.......

Tim

Tim



jfwoodman
Registered: Oct 31, 2007
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Lucky you, Karl. That's a sweet walk you have available to you, nice variety of subjects. #5 (amazing detail) and 7 (sweet pose and lovely image) are my picks here. I'm enjoying your productivity with the 500

Jim



surfnron
Registered: Dec 17, 2004
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Interesting Karl - maybe even nice... (Private joke folks.)

I like the hawks with 4 and 5 standing out.

Deer like to bed down in my yard, but if I stop walking or walk towards them, they are gone.

Well done on the peeps too with the second standing out for me ~ Ron



72chevelle454
Registered: Dec 04, 2005
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Wonderful set KarlA,

Liking the looks you got from mr. coopers

#3 if you had more room left and right would be nicer in my eyes

#5 is my pick, great turn and sharpness is where it needs to be on the bird.

Soon you'll be carrying that big ole lens around with no worries



KCollett
Registered: Jul 02, 2010
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A fine set Karl. The last two strike my fancy. Good looking bush for the BG.



Ted ellis
Registered: Aug 08, 2007
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Sweet nature walk and shots amigo! Coopers are great looking raptors.



birdied
Registered: May 02, 2010
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Looks as if you had a wonderful time with nature Fantastic shots Karl !

Birdie



Gary Lee 44
Registered: Jan 01, 2009
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You mix things up just right Mr. Karl.
Great stuff, #5 is a beauty and my pick of the day.
Gary



KF
Registered: Dec 31, 2007
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Such a great set of pictures Karl

I really like them all, but the last two are my pick!

Koen.



Rob Tillyer
Registered: Nov 17, 2007
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Great set Karl, I feel the mood of the morning. The bluebird on the dogwood is my pick.

Rob



kmunroe
Registered: Feb 02, 2010
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very nice set Karl



David Leask
Registered: Nov 19, 2003
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Excellent shots Karl. The 'new' rig is serving you well. All exhibit excellent sharpness and detail.
David



munzir.khan
Registered: Oct 06, 2008
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impressive work Karl!! bit of distraction on tail side in first two photos all in all great series liked them all!!



mike717
Registered: May 02, 2004
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Excellent set Karl, looks like a very productive morning walk.

Mike



tfoltz
Registered: Jul 08, 2008
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Looks like a very productive outing and one heck of a stroll.

-Tim



Charlie Shugart
Registered: Feb 06, 2007
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Karl- what an enjoyable outing that must have been.
And with some excellent takes, also.
#1- is that a trick of the light? A blink? Or is the bird's left eye clouded over? For a hawk that could be life-threatening.
Charlie



Karl Witt
Registered: Jul 11, 2007
Total Posts: 32738
Country: United States

Charlie Shugart wrote:
Karl- what an enjoyable outing that must have been.
And with some excellent takes, also.
#1- is that a trick of the light? A blink? Or is the bird's left eye clouded over? For a hawk that could be life-threatening.
Charlie



Nictitating membrane just blinked over Charlie, no worries buddy
And yes it was an enjoyable outing
Thanks Charlie
Karl



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