CamFan01 wrote in post #13622107
I'd have to vote for #2 also based on it showing more detail in the main subject and the portrait orientation following the flow of the perch better with less "empty" space. The first one is still excellent though.....kinda a "me against the world" feel.
Congrats on nailing him too. I can only imagine at this point how difficult they are to approach and photograph.
That is a good way to look at it, and now that you say that, I see that being a good caption or feeling in the image. Thank you
Kraig C wrote in post #13623226
Congrats.. I've had as much luck trying to photograph the Belted Kingfishers here.. I've got a few shots, sadly from quite far away.. Most of the time they are flying away from me
They are evil little birds! They are one of my favorite but I had completely given up on stopping and even trying to photograph them. They usually take off as soon as you look their way, and that is on the rare chance the sun isnt behind them.
Chris wrote in post #13623318
That is one bugger of a lens to hand hold. Nice job.
Thanks Chris. It is quite a task.
jhayesvw wrote in post #13623712
I like # 2 also.
better light on its face.
I cant imagine handholding a 600.
I did it with a 500 last week for about 5 minutes and I was DONE.
Thank you. The 500 I can handhold for 30-45 seconds at a time, and the 600 for about 10-20. It was not fun at all, but it has become something fun I pride myself on. I dont own a tripod and only usually use a monopod when sitting on banks since I cannot support the lens well sitting.