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    Osprey

    Two from last week.

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    The second photo is spectacular (the first is not too bad either ). You've captured him/her just as somethig has caught his eye .

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    Quote Originally Posted by HMW12 View Post
    The second photo is spectacular (the first is not too bad either ). You've captured him/her just as somethig has caught his eye .
    YA DINNER

    photo two is spectacular

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    Nice images Bobo. Good detail and colore of a magnificent bird.

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    Re: Osprey

    Magnificent images, Bobo.

    One question - What about cropping the first one on the left to take the edge of the frame closer in to the wing tip?

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    Re: Osprey

    Thanks Helen, Glenn, Joe, Donald.

    Donald - I tried that but the "balance" seemed off. Actually both should be viewed larger. I still have to master the tinypic upload procedure - never works for me.

    Click on the magnifier icon here for larger version on Picasa.
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    https://picasaweb.google.com/1112784...34254038094162

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    https://picasaweb.google.com/1112784...34236905553122

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    I had a look at the collection of osprey photos and one of the blue heron shots on Picasa. I'm envious!
    How far away from the osprey were you? Their sharpness suggests you did not have to do a lot of cropping or you have a very nice high powered telephoto.

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    Thanks Bruce. The lens is a 70-300L which helps. Normally they come in to whichever side of the pond that is furthest away from me. This time he came in a bit closer and once overhead but missed focus on that one.

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    Re: Osprey

    I use the Canon 100-400L for my aerial bird photos but what with problems of focussing on flying birds who are too far away, the pictures do not end up as clear as yours. Do you take flying bird photos handheld?

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    Nice captures Bobo. Love watching these big birds hover just before the dive for food.

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    Yes handheld. Sometimes I will lean against a tree or other object for added stability.

    One reason for less clear shots is that the IS is interferring with the AF even in Mode 2. To avoid take AF off the shutter by setting up rear button focus. Will take a short while getting used to it but it does work.

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    Re: Osprey

    Quote Originally Posted by jeeperman View Post
    Nice captures Bobo. Love watching these big birds hover just before the dive for food.
    Thanks Paul.

    The next objectives are - The Hover, The Dive and The Catch. I have all 3 but not something to show (ie poor) so time to give that a go. Don't think there is much more that can be done for The Circling bit unless I get a longer lens (or a new camera).

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    These are great, especially the second one. From the other thread on taking flying bird shots, I started the back button focus and am loving it.

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    Thanks Terri.

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