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Vern too

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Oct 27, 2019
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Got a little closer to the Kingfisher yesterday. Of course, the pair selected a perch a little behind this one for mating and fish gifting. Improving on these is my goal for this morning. I have to steel myself to walk over the creek
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on a sewer pipe while carrying my gear (also pictured). The pipe is easy with nothing to carry, but being a little top heavy and worrying about dousing my camera makes me nervous. I decided I’d pack my stuff into a big camera backpack and reassemble it once over the creek – that will give it some protection. From the other side of the creek I should have a less impeded view of the birds.
 

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becceric

I'm New Here
Oct 30, 2016
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This morning I had a chance to enjoy some Wood Ducks lingering for about an hour. Being so unique looking, it was a treat to get many shots. Of course the background was a cluttered tangle of branches. Here are a few cropped shots.
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While I've enjoyed the Tamron 150-600mm, I'm yearning for the extra sharpness and light gathering power of the EF 600mm III IS.
 

Jack Douglas

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I also had the pleasure of watching a few Hooded Mergansers a few days ago. One of the males came up with a decent sized Bullhead. It was a little bit of a struggle for him to get it down, but eventually he did. He was rather far away, maybe 100 yards or so.
7D mkll / EF600 F4 ll / 1.4xlll

Jeremy

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How is hand holding the 600 going for you? Great shots even with the distance.

Jack
 
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Waterfowl are still moving through my area and more are arriving each day. The past couple days were two of my favorites. Wood Duck and Ring-necked Duck. It's usually dark and gloomy by me in early spring, and it has been exactly that lately. 7D mkll / EF600 F4 ll / 1.4xlll

Jeremy

Beautiful birds. Very nice pictures, Jeremy.
 
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jmeyer

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How is hand holding the 600 going for you? Great shots even with the distance.

Jack
Thank you! The majority of the time I'm on a tripod. I used to hand hold the 500, and I've done the same with the 600, since its essentially the same weight as 500. It's a lot more balanced and it is way easier to hand hold. Most of the flying eagle and hawk shots I've posted in the other thread are hand held, only because when driving around, there's no time to get tripod out and ready. It does make for a long day though

Jeremy