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Oct 11, 2019 16:31 |  #20266

A few more from my encounter with the Black Terns.


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Oct 11, 2019 20:02 |  #20267

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Oct 11, 2019 20:08 |  #20268

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Lovely capture Mike, I guess the bird is saying "expose for the underwing shadows and not the bright background" which you did.:-)

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Oct 11, 2019 20:15 as a reply to  @ Lame-Duck's post |  #20269

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Oct 11, 2019 20:23 |  #20270

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Oct 11, 2019 20:40 |  #20271

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Lovely capture Mike, I guess the bird is saying "expose for the underwing shadows and not the bright background" which you did.:-)

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Thank you very much Dennis. For me, white birds always present a challenge. I had been photographing ducks in flight, when this egret popped up out of nowhere. I quickly turned the shutter speed dial with my forefinger and the aperture dial with my thumb. I didn't take my eye off the camera, and simply guessed how many clicks to turn these two dials. It sure is wonderful when I get lucky!! :mrgreen:

I have a weird way of setting my exposures for BIF shots. I take an exposure reading off the sky and over expose that reading by 1 1/3 stops for all my so call "normal birds". For black birds such as crows, I over expose by 2 1/3 stops. And finally, for white birds, such as egrets, I underexpose by about 1 full stop (these sometimes varies a bit).

So you see Dennis, I wasn't even thinking about exposing for the under-wing shadows.:oops: I simply spun a couple of dials and got lucky, ha, ha.:lol:


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Oct 11, 2019 20:41 |  #20272

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Oct 11, 2019 22:39 |  #20273

Ducks are showing up

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Oct 11, 2019 23:05 |  #20274

5DIV ~ 100-400II

A few pelagic birds (brown boobies I believe) at sea, these guys were flying into 40 mph winds, when they decided to turn downwind, there was no way I could keep up tracking them... Think Peregrine Falcon fast
They would dive into the ocean after fish from the wake of ship, others would follow, just in case it missed. They sounded a lot like seguls.
After about 3 hours I gave up shooting, I had enough, but they kept coming, amazing birds

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Oct 11, 2019 23:59 |  #20275

Lame-Duck wrote in post #18942177 (external link)
What an amazing shot, Shalu!! I've never seen anything like this before. You are one talented photographer.bw!

Thank you very much for your compliments, Mike!

paul katinas wrote in post #18942264 (external link)
Fantastic capture Sha, fascinating behavior.
Do they try and exchange the catch while flying?
Happy trails.

Thank you very much, Paul, yes, it is their typical ritual of food exchange during breeding season. They do this between male and female parents as well as between parent and juveniles.

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Crazy shot, shalu! :-)

Thank you, Melissa!

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What a great shot, Mike!

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5DIV ~ 100-400II

A few pelagic birds at sea, these guys were flying into 40 mph winds, when they decided to turn, there was no way I could keep up tracking them... Think Peregrine Falcon
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Oct 12, 2019 00:02 |  #20276

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Oct 12, 2019 01:26 |  #20277

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Oct 12, 2019 02:56 |  #20278

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What a great shot, Mike!

Many thanks, Shalu. I really appreciate the nice kudos.


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Oct 12, 2019 02:59 |  #20279

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This is a totally awesome shot in every respect, Shalu!!


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Oct 12, 2019 04:30 |  #20280

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