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Steve Foss

Don't stop shooting till the bird's gone

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So often when photographing perched birds the photographer quits photographing when the bird leaps off the perch.

Not that this is an outstanding photograph of a chestnut-sided warbler, but had the bird turned its head even another 20 degrees toward the camera it would have been a real keeper.

Speaking of keepers, keep your shutter engaged when the bird takes off! gringringrin

Canon 30D, Canon 400 f5.6L, iso400, 1/3200 at f5.6, +2/3 exposure compensation off evaluative metering, handheld

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Good advice, Steve. I've had a number of shots that were "close" while doing this. Some day I'll get one that will let me retire!

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Ahhhh, the $640,000 photograph!

Well, I know you've gotten a couple! That was your new Hummer I saw you driving around in, isn't it? grin

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Phhht, it'd take $640,000 to fuel the stupid thing every year. I must admit, however, that I'm coveting Bob Mattson's vintage Land Rover at Mattson Motors on the west edge of Ely. Not that he'd ever sell it, and it'd take me a week to razor blade all the bumper stickers off the windows, but can you imagine a more romantic guided photo excursion vehicle? All that would be missing would be the pair of cheetahs lounging on the roof and hood.

Uh, maybe substitute a few wolves for those cheetahs? gringrin

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Steve is right,

no hijack intended but this photo is from a good friend of mine named Mic who bought my 20D and shot this Blackburnian his 1st day using it!

I am trying hard to get him to join the site!

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Sweet shot of a gorgeous bird springing into the air!

Beautiful dreamy look to it. Not at all a run-of-the-mill bird shot. A bit of work in levels and shadows/highlights and it would really pop. Nice stuff! gringrin

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steve, not sure how you do it, but man thats another awesome shot!!

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