I wondered if you didn't get a couple good ones of that bird. Turns out that you did!
I am trying to get caught up Kevin - since I retired I have no time for photography!
This was a great day out - lotsa fun.
It looks like somebody went to a lot of work to make that deck railing nice and not straight. How fortunate for this shot.
A great shot of a great Blue, David.
Subject very sharp considering it was taken with 300.00mm.
I get the impression that you have a penchant for birds, am I correct?
Lovely photo', regards, - D.
Lovely photo', regards, - D.
Hahahaha..... I think you're right Ken - a dull shot brightened by this lack of perfection!
My overwhelming criteria when shooting at 300mm David is >1/300th sec and the highest f number I can manage up to (say) f16.
f13 is the sweet spot of this lens - as determined by empirical means. If you've never done those tests, email me separately and I'll be happy to help you work out how you can.
Many thanks and best wishes y'all - David
Even if it was stuffed it's time to doff. Groovy railing and the bird is a huge plus... :)
LOVE this one, David. Really like the railing drawing us into such a sharp image. Great composition! like and YS
Thank you Sixten - its my home lake easy walking distance from home, so it was good that it posed for me there!
Patty many thanks - your are too kind.
Best wishes y'all -_ David
Thank goodness it was not a woodpecker or that deck might have been sawdust - great shot.
Thank you Gordon - see what he thinks about those feet!
You're right Kenny - its a big un ain't it?
Cheers - David
Right my friend
I will see the Sculpture of the Lakes soon and will take him a copy of this and see if it gives him the inspiration to create a sculpture of a heron, Will keep you posted
PA is a good site to learn English vocables. We have a pair of heron in our village too. Regards from Germany. Harry.
Handsome fellow David, and I like the perspective from the rail. Like from me.
Thank you very much Pete
Really nice shot David. I need to get a better camera or at least a longer lens I think; every time I try to close in on one of these fellows I end up spooking him before I can get a good shot. Like6.
Greetings from Virginia, Mark
I did wonders Mark with a Canon S3 which I think is about equivalent to your Olympus. I maintain that a good education with a mediocre camera is much better than the reverse. But maybe your ready........ :-)
I love my Nikon D5100 its got a bad back flip out screen.
For this kinda shot, you also need an urban lake or park where the critters are tame. We have this!
Best wishes to you ol' buddy and thank you - David
Thanks for the good words of advice David. You may be right about the birds too, although I'm not sure if yours is merely tame; he sort of has that regal look of ownership about him.
Greetings again, Mark
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