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Birds in the Park
Posted By: dws1117, 05-11-2008, 08:28 PM

While participating in DanLoc78's thread requesting duck pictures I got in the mood to shoot some ducks, no not in that way. Went to a local park and had a good afternoon.







I love this one. I only wish the image quality were better. Too much out of focus.




This little dog was having a blast chasing the ducks into the water.

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those are some nice shots...I like the one with the dog chasing the duck..what speed did you use?
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A nice series the dog shot is the best but I also like the woodpecker ? comming in for a landing.
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Thanks for the compliment.

For the dog chasing shot:
Camera: Pentax K200D
Exposure: 0.001 sec (1/800)
Aperture: f/10
Focal Length: 160 mm
ISO Speed: 400
Exposure Bias: 0/10 EV
Flash: Flash did not fire

Camera was in Av mode

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A nice series the dog shot is the best but I also like the woodpecker ? comming in for a landing.
Yes for some reason that I do not know it is called a red bellied woodpecker. There is not a single red feather on their bellies. Just their heads. At least in the many that I've seen.
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Wow, the red is definitely stunning there. I love the 2nd and 3rd shots as the angles were chosen in a way that I had not tried before.
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Wow, the red is definitely stunning there. I love the 2nd and 3rd shots as the angles were chosen in a way that I had not tried before.
Thanks. The angles were chosen by the birds, They were between 15 and 20 feet up in the tree. Stroke of luck. They were shot hand held. What was even luckier was that later in the afternoon I realized that I had shake reduction off.

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Nice series. Gotta love a dog chasing ducks.
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Here are a few more from that afternoon in the park.







This Heron was around 100 yards away.






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Were these all shot with the Tamron?
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Were these all shot with the Tamron?
Yes they were. The only think I dislike about that lens is the rotating front element.
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