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Great-blue Heron


Posted by Mako_Elite on Mon Oct 07, 2019 10:55 pm

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Shot 2 days ago. I was testing my new (used) Nikon AF 300mm f/2.8..(older screw drive AF). Amazing optics and AF is not too bad considering old AF design. I pre-focus a lot and that helps. Paired with D2Hs (1.5X crop body) it is a nice combo.
In this shot I was waiting for this heron to take off. It was hiding behind Cattails. Sun was getting really low and the orange glow was awesome.
I gave up and soon as I started to walk heron took off and in a split second I got some nice shots. No crop here, this is full shot.
I can't wait to use this combo for Short-eared Owls....they should be arriving anytime now soon (let's hope)

D2Hs, 300mm f/2.8
1/3200, ISO-800, f/2.8, handheld.

Please click on the image for uncompressed view, thank you.

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by Tusar Bhowmik on Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:25 am
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love the background habitat.nice flight shot.
 

by david fletcher on Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:58 am
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Superb light and use of habitat Ludo. So looking forward to your Owls too
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by fincher on Tue Oct 08, 2019 8:14 am
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Perfect light! Overall awesome scene
 

by himadri roy on Tue Oct 08, 2019 10:18 am
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Nice light on the wing & head , lovely image.
 

by Ron Day on Tue Oct 08, 2019 2:23 pm
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Magical light and excellent habitat, Ludo. A lovely full frame image.
 

by Karl Egressy on Tue Oct 08, 2019 7:16 pm
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The nice habitat makes it for me, Ludo.
 

by Carol Clarke on Wed Oct 09, 2019 4:47 am
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Gorgeous light, habitat and flight action, Ludo!

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