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

Started Mar 24, 2013 | Discussions thread
Atgard Regular Member • Posts: 432
Re: ***Weekly Wildlife Thread - Mar 24 - Mar 30***

I snuck in another trip to the wetlands here in South Florida and got lucky with another "down the hatch" shot.

All were taken with my A37 and my el cheapo $35 Sigma DL 75-300mm (so tack sharpness is sadly not in the cards until I upgrade lenses).

Most were taken at 1/1,250 shutter speed, ISO 400 or 800 (it was late in the day and the light was not super strong). I vacillate between using center point focus or wide focus -- for these I used center. I haven't had much luck with AF-C, so I use AF-S. Whatever I do, I get a lot of sharp backgrounds with blurry birds flying right through the center focus point … ah well, that's why we have large memory cards...

I also did a lot more burst mode shooting than in the past.

Tri-colored heron working on an addition to his nest.


Down the hatch!

Cattle egret

The big guy -- great blue heron "on the wing"

Great egret coming in for the night

As always, comments/criticisms/tips are welcome. Thanks for looking.

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Sony SLT-A37 Sony a77 II Sony 70-400mm F4-5.6 G SSM
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