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Great Egrets
Lens: DA 55-300 Camera: K-5 Photo Location: Huntington Beach SP, SC 
Posted By: slowpez, 05-24-2012, 06:04 AM

A few more attempts to capture BIFs.

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05-24-2012, 06:18 AM   #2
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Nice work Susan, these are excellent BIF captures, great details in the wing feathers..

Thanks for sharing

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05-24-2012, 06:19 AM   #3
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Did you ever nail these! Beautiful photography! Great subject, too.
05-24-2012, 07:02 AM   #4
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I love these birds very well done Susan

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Thanks guys. I yearn for sharper and faster in the lens department.
05-24-2012, 08:02 AM   #6
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Good shooting Susan. That 55-300 does a decent job.--charliezap
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Thanks Charlie. Not so sharp at 300 but it does a great job for the price.
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How wonderful you have such beautiful birds to practice taking BIF's. I really like the way the light is hitting the bird in #2, great job on all.

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Thanks Bob. Appreciate the kind comment.
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Very good captures, nice and crisp. Did you use continuous auto focus? I've never had much luck getting a flying bird in focus.
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Nicely done.
My favourite subject that I haven't managed to take in flight as good as these.
Like the first best.
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QuoteOriginally posted by GeoJerry Quote
Very good captures, nice and crisp. Did you use continuous auto focus? I've never had much luck getting a flying bird in focus.
Thanks GeoJerry and Mickey for your kind comments. I did not use continuous auto focus because I seem to end up focusing on everything but the bird I want. I do use auto focus though because the camera sees much better than I do. I swear I don't know how people do it on manual focus.
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Really cool BiF shots, Susan! I have not had much luck with these. The colors are fantastic and the focus is right on!
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Well done Susan!
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Thank you Lori and Tom. I appreciate your kind comments. I am really enjoying the attempt at BIFs but am hankering after some new glass but can't decide what I want just yet. Donations will be kindly accepted .
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