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Glossy Ibis take flight...
Posted By: heliphoto, 08-29-2009, 11:04 PM

I took 45 minutes out of a recent drive through the Nevada desert to stop at the Pahranagat NWR. Armed with the K-7 / DA* 300mm, I went stalking the local bird population - mostly Glossy Ibis that day...

1. Prior to launch...



2. Liftoff...



3. Climbout...



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5. Cruise...



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7. Approach...



8. Short Final...

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08-30-2009, 10:12 PM   #2
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That bad huh???
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great clarity, my favorite is the second. Gj.
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Josh beautiful shots. I started to say which shot I liked best..couldn't make up my mind because I like them all.

Everytime I've tried this, the birds end up out of focus.

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Thanks for posting Josh, I like them all, but #2 the most.
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great clarity, my favorite is the second. Gj.
Thanks - I think the third is my favorite, but the second is very similar, and it's a tough call.

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Josh beautiful shots. I started to say which shot I liked best..couldn't make up my mind because I like them all.

Everytime I've tried this, the birds end up out of focus.
Thanks photolady. It's hard when shooting these telephoto lengths to get sharp focus given the shallow DOF. Stopping down helps of course, but then you're flirting with motion blur / camera shake.

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Thanks for posting Josh, I like them all, but #2 the most.
Thanks, glad you liked 'em .
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They are wonderful photos josh and I am not going to pick a favourite. Thanks for posting them.
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Didn't get to see these when you posted them here.
They're cool - you tracked these unpopular birds remarkably well in lfight.
Well done.

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super compositions..... i guess that k7 and glass is a pretty darn good duo........
you lucky guy..................
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They are wonderful photos josh and I am not going to pick a favourite. Thanks for posting them.
Thanks Heinrich - glad you liked 'em.
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Didn't get to see these when you posted them here.
They're cool - you tracked these unpopular birds remarkably well in lfight.
Well done.
Thanks Ash - I had no idea these birds were unpopular. I know from googling them that Nevada birders were very excited about them since they are / were rare in Nevada.
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super compositions..... i guess that k7 and glass is a pretty darn good duo........
you lucky guy..................
Thanks.
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I think #3 as you can see more the the birds faces. JIM
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My favourite would have to be No6.A lovely capture.
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I think #3 as you can see more the the birds faces. JIM
Thanks Jim - probably my fav. as well...

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My favourite would have to be No6.A lovely capture.
Thanks Barnster - glad you liked it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by heliphoto Quote
'ello???













That bad huh???
Yeah, that bad!

No of course not. But I did not see it in the first run.... too busy here....
I hate it when my photos are not commented. Well, from this series, I like #5 best. Great effort, I have to practice much, much more before I will get this kind of BIF photos....
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Yeah, that bad!

No of course not. But I did not see it in the first run.... too busy here....
I hate it when my photos are not commented. Well, from this series, I like #5 best. Great effort, I have to practice much, much more before I will get this kind of BIF photos....
Thanks Rense - I suppose practice has helped me get better at this sort of shooting, particularly with getting a few shots in focus.
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