Alan, you have to "close your eyes" to see properly!!! Here is my contribution to a unknown bird... I was actually looking for some sea birds in fly. This one came that big - I had to step 3 steps behind to get it in frame - not! )! I was with the prime 500mm.Number 3 a heron?
Nice captures!Beautiful morning here, unusually warm out and just a few clouds. First real opportunity to take the R3 out for a spin. All these are SOOC jpg shot with the R3 + 100-500 and one of the TC's.
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This guy just popped in over my left shoulder closer and surprised me, they don't usually like to be that close. Luckily I had just swapped in my 1.4x instead of the 2x TC. Curious...which do folks generally prefer, the moment just before contact, or the feet gently breaking the surface
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After a few minutes with this character, someone walking their dog spooked him. I caught the getaway... View attachment 201546
Much better than the "getaway" I usually capture, which typically looks more like this...
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