A&P Great Blue Heron shots

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    XtremeSaturn New Member

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    Great Blue Heron and Butterfly shots

    Been fortunate enough to spot a couple of these big birds around Tampa over the past couple of days. Here's a couple of the shots..

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    Here's some other shots from today...
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    That 3rd one makes my eyes go crazy :eek3:
    I will see your Heron and raise you an albino look-alike :naughty:
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    Yeah the water looks pretty crazy. I need to get a polarized filter to get rid of the glares.
     
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    how do you get teh bugs to hold still :squint:
     
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    the butterfly shots were kind of easy with my telephoto lens. I was about 3-4ft away from them and just waited in one spot for them to land on the flower to pollinate them. Had to shoot fast beacuse they were only on the flower for about 10 seconds.

    The 100% crop of them are nuts...(oh how I love my 6.3mp Canon Digital Rebel :bowdown: )

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    What lens were used for those photos? Those frames look very soft, or perhaps out of focus.

    If it's a Nikkor, just take it back to Nikon and they'll check the lens for you and service it... It looks like it might not be focusing accurately, especially in those last two 100% crops.

    Nice anyway :hs:
     
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    it's a Canon 75-300mm f/4-5.6 USM IS lens. I didn't think it was that soft...especially compared to other shots with the same non IS lens.
     
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    What can I say? They're very soft dude... Especially evident in those last two 100% crops :hs:
     
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    thats cool. I didn't see them being that soft (weren't completly crisp but far better than I've seen with the same lens in its non IS USM form). The lens is far from great anyways so I wasn't expecting the world.

    Thanks for you comments :)
     
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    Quick question...do you think the softness could have been nixed a little if I used a monopod when I'm at 300mm or is it just the lens?
     
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    See, I was going to buy that lens, but it's the same glass and elements as the non-IS lens which is about 40% the price of the IS one.

    I kind of nixed getting that lens because it has the rotating front barrel. Now I really don't know what I want :(
     

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