They are not shy by us.The "hunt" could get frustrating....theres a killdeer that ive been trying to get a good shot of for a month now but have never managed. Ive have gone knee deep into a swap, endured horrendous bug bites and been late for work a few times, but the killdeer always wins. The sad thing is that killeeers are supposedly very common and found nesting on the streets, but ive never seen one outside the swamp land
Thanks! But it's all about opportunity--I'd love to do more landscapes and travel photos, too, but I'm just trying to make the best of whatever time I get between work, domestic duties, and family life.Love this Scott. You definitely have to spend more time in this thread than the macro & bug threads
Really nice work Dennis! Certainly shows the value of the shallow DOF from shooting the 75mm wide open. And your field craft is just awesome to get so close!
Thank you guys for such great compliments, totally unexpected :smile:Really nice work Dennis! Certainly shows the value of the shallow DOF from shooting the 75mm wide open. And your field craft is just awesome to get so close!
Got a couple questions about these 3 that would be helpful. The close up of the Mallard's eyes sure shows how useful the very short min. focus of the 100-300 can be. Flickr says this was shot @ ISO 2500 but there's so little noise showing. Is the EXIF data wrong? What noise reduction did you use in PP?
The BIF of the hawk is terrific. I especially like the Air Patrol. Did you crop these 2 any/much? Did you use AF or MF? Can you tell us helpful tips about your shooting work flow for these?
Thanks so much!
OK. I thought I'd give that challenge a try. The swallows by us have hatched their broods and are feeding like mad before they fly south. It stopped raining today, so I thought I'd give it a go. Here are a few heavily cropped.It looks to me Mac that you are doing pretty well with BIF. The next challenge for you is to catch one (or more) doing some chasing and catching (more active than gliding and cruising).