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Waiting for fish?

Waiting for fish?
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Copyright: Kirk Ludwig (kludwig20) (32)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2005-10-12
Categories: Birds
Camera: Nikon Coolpix 4300, Nikon TC-E3ED, Hoya Skylight 1B
Exposure: f/13.4, 1/2 seconds
Details: Tripod: Yes
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2006-06-15 12:27
Viewed: 3628
Points: 1
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Taken one gloomy evening on the shore of Medicine Lake in Plymouth, MN. This bird whatever it may be (Crane) was flying all over trying to avoid me, as i keep chasing him all over to get a good snap. Just as i was snapping this photo he was whipping his head around to look at some guy just going over a walking bridge just out of frame, which is why you will see a little motion blur on his head. I thought the heavy foliage turned out nicely although it may have been even better had it not been overcast. I believe this was truely my first picture of an animal. Thoughts?

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To Scott: Thankskludwig20 1 06-15 14:21
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Looks like a nice shot of a great Egret. Your focus is off though look like you focues on the brush and plants. The Egret is self is way out of focus. If your having trouble focusing on your target just use the center focal point of your camera and push your button half way to focus on the egret and then reframe your shot and then take the shot. I usually try and focus on the birds head to be sure to get the eye as sharp as I can get.

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  • Scott Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 225 W: 0 N: 356] (1752)
  • [2006-06-15 12:57]
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Kirk, This is an Egret, good first try. I would if possible cropped this one .. try it with out all the stuff on the right.


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