Great Blue Heron in Flight

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    Taken with the 180mm f/2.8 P. No teleconverter; I was just close up. Still had to crop in quite a bit, of course.

    one42chrisp, beattrapkit, and 8 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. potarou 86 months ago | reply

      Goal! Nice one.

    2. DKAIOG http://www.aimonephoto.com 86 months ago | reply

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    3. mly_munchie [deleted] 86 months ago | reply

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    4. beattrapkit 86 months ago | reply

      Holy Sh1t, sorry bout the profanity but that is bad a$$. great job.

    5. FirasR 86 months ago | reply

      Wow, great focus & detail on the feathers!

    6. basegrinder 84 months ago | reply

      Dunno if I saw this one before...nice!

    7. Karl Gunnarsson 84 months ago | reply

      One of the better bird photos I've seen from you. It's hard not to want some old quality glass after seeing your stuff (and reading your praise for it ;).

    8. desertdutchman 84 months ago | reply

      Magnificent photo.

    9. Nantonos 84 months ago | reply

      Excellent heron.

    10. richard.heeks 80 months ago | reply

      I followed this from your thread on the virtues of manual and auto focus, so I'm assuming this is a product of manual focus. However you did it, it's superb focus wise. I can't believe this would be possible with autofocus, so absolutely well done for manual focusing this. Pity the photo properties have been mangled. You use flash?

    11. kukkurovaca 80 months ago | reply

      I can't believe this would be possible with autofocus, so absolutely well done for manual focusing this. Pity the photo properties have been mangled. You use flash?

      Thanks. No flash. I think it might be possible to AF this with something like the D300's crazy-sophisticated AF system, but probably prefocusing is the easiest way to do it, even with a modern lens.

    12. jamesrdoe 73 months ago | reply

      Nice one and quite a lot better than my 80-200 f2.8 can do. I've used it for birds before but it's just not nearly as sharp as that when used @ 200mm and cropping.

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