I have more!!

posted on 17th of march, 2010

Hi all. I have had a few more bird photos approved which I would like to share with you. I am also going off to the West Coast of South Africa for our long weekend to do more photography of the migratory waders. They are now in full breeding plumage so hope to share some stunners with you in a few days.

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Posted by Freedomphotos on March 23, 2010
Looking forward to your Kalahari pics. ;o)
Posted by Cooper5022 on March 23, 2010
lol...thnx Adeliepenguin. I will have another 20 or so up in the next few days. Its all so exciting to share my new pics. In a weeks time I am going into the Kalahari for 8 days and should have many many pics after that. Hopefully of the big cats and many raptors.
Posted by Adeliepenguin on March 23, 2010
A Canon 500mm!! I am soooooo jealous:):) All great photos. I can't decide on a favorite.
Posted by Jdanne on March 20, 2010
To Cooper5022: Thanks a lot for the info!
Posted by Cooper5022 on March 18, 2010
Jdanne.....thank you for your comments. I must tell you that there is no secret here. I get out at first light to shoot in the early morning and also the late afternoon light. Yes the most important thing is the glass. I have found that the quality of my photos has really increased dramatically since going to the canon 500mm. Also critical is to have a steady platform for you camera. I use a manfrotto tripod with a wimberley II head and for the car just a bean bag. Where I can I use a remote shutter release to ensure further stability. Other than that is studying many photographs of other great photographers and seeing whta worked for them O yes and the more you shoot a specific type of subject the more you learn about the behaviours to allow you to anticipate a possible shot. Hope this helps.
Posted by Jdanne on March 17, 2010
I realy admire your photos! Can you please tell us your technics? How do you make such photos? Yes, of course, extra big zoom, but what else? Wish you much success with your photos.
Posted by Dmccale on March 17, 2010
great bird photos.I love the 2nd one
Posted by Mani33 on March 17, 2010
Great shots indeed :)
Posted by Mariaam on March 17, 2010
Great photos! I like the reflection of the bird in the water > ID: 13409027

Amazing pics!

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