***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30***

Started Mar 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
Atgard
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Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30***
In reply to lehill, Mar 24, 2013

lehill wrote:

That spread-wing shot of the tricolor with the nesting material is terrific. I've never been able to get one of those.

Thanks!! I really like the tri-colored herons too, and was spending more time following them around. I've learned it definitely helps to follow a bird around for a while and see what it's doing so you can anticipate shots (when it's about to take off, or how it feeds then flips a fish in the air to swallow, etc.). That's also how I got the great blue flying by, I tracked him approaching from a distance and hoped he was coming into his nest.

This is in contrast to my earlier method of trying to look everywhere at once and see something interesting or a bird flying by and try to grab a quick shot of it before it was gone.

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