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08-12-2012, 09:50 AM   #331
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baro-nite, your photo has almost an perfect shutter speed! maybe longer shutter speed would has been good too
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^ Thanks! To be honest I wasn't even thinking about motion blur and was just lucky to have that shutter speed at the time. Not sure my panning skills are up to a slower one.
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QuoteOriginally posted by baro-nite Quote
^ Thanks! To be honest I wasn't even thinking about motion blur and was just lucky to have that shutter speed at the time. Not sure my panning skills are up to a slower one.
Haha, okay.

Just treening and the panning skills will be better

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Brown falcon -not as successful as tern but he didn't hang around long for me to have repeat attempts.



The SMC K 45-125 is on the camera a lot for single in August, so that lens again.
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Brown falcon
Looks like a Kestrel, some of these birds seem to have different names as you move around the globe.
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I can't see it well enough right now, so I won't discuss the ID, but the Kestrel is also known as the Sparrow Hawk in places.

Shore birds are migrating, I've been out with a camera. These are some of the last shots I'll be getting for a week or two, have an eye problem that's taking its time clearing up. Headed for a specialist today, and hoping the future doesn't look as bleak as it might...

Sandpiper The yellow legs tell me this is the Least Sandpiper, about 5 inches long, and the smallest of the Sandpipers. Otherwise they look so similar most are difficult to ID.



Black legs. Either Semi Palmated or Western, I'm leaning toward the former. But not at all sure...



Another Least Sandpiper.



Greater Yellowlegs. Again the yellow legs are the ID point, and it's much bigger than a Killdeer, so it's not the Lesser Yellowlegs, which is the same size as a Killdeer. Several Killdeer were in sight at the same time for comparison, this is a much larger bird.



All taken with Vivitar 200mm M42, ISO 200, f8.

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Hey PP, Hope it goes well with the eye. So soryy to hear about it!
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Thanks Noel

Well, I haven't said much so far, except to someone in a PM, but I have some info now so here's what's happening...

Iritis - inflammation of the iris. Caused most likely by a bacterial infection, best as I can tell, 80% of the time they can't pinpoint the original cause. Went to a specialist yesterday, no damage to the retina, but it is cloudy on the back. No reason to suspect glaucoma, but this can at some point bring it on. Pupil has at some point attached itself to the lens, pressure has at some point gone way up and dropped back down, my regular optometrist (not the specialist) said "This is weird" when he looked at me Monday. That was his first comment...

Last week was rough, spent 5 days in the house with no lights on, extremely sensitive to light, screaming headache, fever, eyes hurting, bones aching like flu but crank it up a few notches, not much fun. Mostly over now, just a slight pressure behind the eyes and taking steroid eye drops to deal with the Iritis. Which will be recurring from now on...But basically all better now, soon as the hazy vision clears up. It's like looking through foggy lenses, when I don't have my glasses on...That's clearing up, but it takes a few days.

So, it's serious, and can cause some really scary problems later on...cataracts, macular degeneration, glaucoma, loss of vision entirely...but so far looks like just a bad episode that will soon play itself out. I'm pretty sure I'll have the camera back out in a few more days.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Paleo Pete Quote
here's what's happening...
Ouch! Get well soon PP!
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Thanks, so far it's going pretty well. The haziness is almost gone this morning, actually decided to take the camera out but it's raining now so I guess that's going to have to wait...Should be back to normal in a day or two, eye drops doing their job pretty well it seems.
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Been a few months since this thread has had a post - Hope your eye has come good, Pete.

My wife and I were at the local jetty at sunset earlier in the week and there was a trevalli 'run' on so there were dozens if not scores of fishermen on the wharf doing well with captured fish littering the deck in the scores. The gulls, skua and terns were also working the school and the scraps and undersized fish that were thrown back in the sea by the people on the jetty.

We were on the way home from work so what lens did I have on the K20D? - the 16-45 - bugger!

Even my non photographer wife reminded me that I should carry a longer lens with me at all times...

A couple of pics and a bit of a reminder to self to be more prepared:




It was still a beautiful evening!

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Fully stretched out and terrific feather detail, truly a "Great" shot!
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