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Practice with the new lens & more

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So, my dear hubby gave me an excellent new telephoto lens for my b'day & my kids gave me a wonderful, sturdy tripod to go with it. I've been working on learning to use them both, here are a couple of shots. These were actually hand held & taken just 2 minutes apart - before and after the sun hit the shoreline behind the heron. It's interesting how that sunlight changes the feel of the image.

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I haven't made a lot of time to practice with the new telephoto, but I have the perfect "excuse" because we've had a new grandchild & grandkids at the cabin.

Born the day before Grandma's birthday

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First bath at the cabin - 3 weeks old

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Learning important new skills

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Jackie I like the sun/no sun GBH shots. There is so much difference in the background and the over all color of the bird. If I had to pick one it would be no sun. You have some very cute grand children so finding something to shoot should never be a problem.

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Excellent work! Nice to see that you're enjoying that new lens! wink

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Thanks all - Jim, I like the darker shot best too, I thought maybe the golden background would make the heron stand out more, but I think just the gold stands out..

While I absolutely enjoy wildlife and outdoor photography, given a choice between going out with my camera and playing Crazy 8s or playdoh with a 4 and 6 year old - the kids win hands down! smile

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I can't decide which one of the heron pics I like the best. The first one has a great mood while the second one leap out and pokes you right in the eye. Real tough when they are both great.

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The heron shots are great but those kids, man are they special!!

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The heron shots are great but those kids, man are they special!!

I think so too! smile

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The second heron shot really grabs my attention and he kids are just adorable.

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