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  • Jeremy Roussak
    Jeremy Roussak
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    on: February 15, 2021 at 3:09 pm

    This chap comes to our garden frequently, I suspect more to prey on the fish and frogs in our pond than to socialise. The background is unattractive, but I’m happy finally to have caught him in flight.

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    Chris Calohan
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    Re: heron
    Reply #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.

     

    Kevin Raber
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    Reply #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.

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

    David Eckels
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    Reply #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!

    David
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    Jeremy Roussak
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    Re: heron
    Reply #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.

    Jeremy

    Mike Nelson Pedde
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    Re: heron
    Reply #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.

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    Chris Calohan
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    Re: heron
    Reply #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.

    Kevin Raber
    Kevin Raber
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    Reply #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.

    Kevin Raber
    CEO & Publisher of PhotoPXL.com and Rockhopperworkshops.com

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