AuthorTopic: heron Read 331 Times
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ParticipantPosts: 35Re: heronReply #1 on: February 15, 2021 at 5:44 pm
Need a faster shutter speed…while they appear to fly nearly motionless, in reality, they are quite fast and quite agile. I rarely shoot one at less than 1/1200 and mostly at 1/2400 to 3200.
Silver MemberPosts: 1251Re: heronReply #2 on: February 15, 2021 at 11:53 pm
Cool looking bird. Higher shutter speed would help. Don’t worry about noise these days go for it and if you have to clean it up in TOPAZ. I wish I could go back to Japan and do the eagles with the Sony a1 and 200-600mm lens. Maybe we need to do our own trip back there.
ParticipantPosts: 89Re: heronReply #3 on: February 16, 2021 at 1:46 am
Maybe we need to do our own trip back there.
I am on it. Where in Japan?
Jeremy, it is hard to get these if we are not prepared. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try 😉 Chris is an experienced bird shooter, but there are lots of denizens of his local swamp! 😉 IE, lots of tries!
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Gold MemberPosts: 961Re: heronReply #4 on: February 16, 2021 at 6:41 am
He was plummeting down to the pond from next door’s garage roof. The light wasn’t brilliant: these are 1/250, f8, ISO 1600, on my RX10iv at nearly full zoom. I’ll keep trying: it’ll be easier in the summer, when the sun is brighter.
Kevin, put me down for another trip to Japan. I loved the place.
David, we were in Hokkaido for the eagles. Can’t recall exactly where.
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ParticipantPosts: 641Re: heronReply #5 on: February 16, 2021 at 4:07 pm
If you’re going to northern Japan, shoot the cranes while you’re there. Especially in the villages where they help feed them through the winter.
Mike Nelson Pedde
ParticipantPosts: 35Re: heronReply #6 on: February 16, 2021 at 5:42 pm
Some of the best Eagle shooting is in Washington State in the winter months. I get them out my back door an a fairly regular basis.
Silver MemberPosts: 1251Re: heronReply #7 on: February 16, 2021 at 8:59 pm
We did shoot the cranes and a lot of other wildlife. If I can see enough interest I can pull together another trip. I have someone we can use to help us get to the right spots. Maybe in 2022? anyone interested let me know.
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