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Sep 16, 2016 12:47 |  #1

I guess this was my first time shooting wildlife other than in my front yard :lol:. Although my gear reflected nothing wildlife related, I feel I got some great shots. These were in the Back Back Wildlife Refuge around Virginia Beach,VA a couple days after the tropical storm moved thru.

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For this pic, I was in one shot AF and he started walking right in front of me so the composition is a little off and i couldn't focus and recompose as he was a moving subject. I was kind of shocked he walked right in front of me. No time to switch to Servo.

Hopefully these were worth a thread. More pics in the album: https://www.flickr.com …07/sets/7215767​3933390905 (external link)



  
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Sep 16, 2016 13:21 |  #2

Well done, can't believe how close you got. The one's on the pond behind the house won't let me within 200 ft.




  
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Sep 16, 2016 15:25 |  #3

The preserve I go to all the time you can walk right up to them........10-12 feet.

I have Sand Hill Cranes walk right up to my front door. They're nuts.....

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Sep 16, 2016 15:58 |  #4

Really nice, Dan! That last shot is exactly why I always use Servo when shooting animals; you just never know when they're going to do something interesting :D


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Sep 16, 2016 17:56 |  #5

Beautiful set. I especially like the first three images. Very well done!

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Sep 17, 2016 00:24 |  #6

Niteclicks wrote in post #18130138 (external link)
Well done, can't believe how close you got. The one's on the pond behind the house won't let me within 200 ft.

I guess thats a benefit of being at a wildlife refuge, they are used to people.

saea501 wrote in post #18130260 (external link)
The preserve I go to all the time you can walk right up to them........10-12 feet.

I have Sand Hill Cranes walk right up to my front door. They're nuts.....

I wish it was always that easy :lol:. But then again, it'd take all the fun out of it...

Snydremark wrote in post #18130294 (external link)
Really nice, Dan! That last shot is exactly why I always use Servo when shooting animals; you just never know when they're going to do something interesting :D

Exactly, i'll be ready next time.

Tony Britton wrote in post #18130386 (external link)
Beautiful set. I especially like the first three images. Very well done!

Tony

Thank you. Had the sun at my back during the evening. Couldn't ask for better lighting.

Thanks for the comments, glad you guys liked.




  
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Sep 17, 2016 00:36 |  #7

saea501 wrote in post #18130260 (external link)
The preserve I go to all the time you can walk right up to them........10-12 feet.

I have Sand Hill Cranes walk right up to my front door. They're nuts.....
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What a fun photograph. Thanks for taking the time to share.


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Sep 17, 2016 00:37 |  #8

That's how it starts: you get a photograph you really like... then start gearing your equipment to shoot wildlife/birds. It's exhilarating.... but expensive. ;)


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Sep 17, 2016 06:10 |  #9

Wonderful images.


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