Tuesday, March 23, 2010

bird stalking

I would like to get nice, close shots of birds. This duck is a first, because (until now) I have never been able to capture a bird in flight. I have a friend at church who's bird pics have been published. It would be great to learn from him, and I might like to see if he will take me with him one day.

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For the moment, I did a web search and now I will look for opportunities to test the free advice. While looking, I found the video below. Enjoy.

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13 comments:

Craver Vii said...

I didn't want to give it away in the post, but this title tickled me as I took us from "bird stalking" to "birds talking."

;-)

Chris said...

Cool... Hey this is not that hard, but the big part is to learn where the birds are most often! Their habits (they all have some), their habitat, and so on. While you have observed that carefully, then you can find a place to take good pictures. Your first flight shot is superb...

mr. dave said...

Very cool! Maybe momma goose will be on our roof nesting again..

imac said...

Nice one Craver.
Wonder what sound you came up with.lol

mommanator said...

what a lovely colored bird, ya forget how colorful they are

Leeloo said...

Great picture! I think it's a great idea to ask your friend if you could go with him sometime, you could learn from him :) You'll learn very fast that birdwatching is alot of fun and very addictive ;)

SAPhotographs (Joan) said...

Congrats on becoming a stalker my friend!! LOL!! Welcome to the club. :)

Craver Vii said...

Good to know. I'll see about learning their habitats, Chris.

A momma goose = fluffy waddling chicks, Dave. Keep your camera handy, I want to see you get some of those pics, Dude!

I don't know what I would suggest for a bird that wants to pair-up, Imac. I was never any good at that sort of thing. When I try any of that smooth talking with my wife, she just laughs.

That's right, Mommanator. My son was telling me how he never sees that, because it is partially hidden while they swim with their wings folded.

Not too addictive, I hope. Leeloo, there is so much more I would like to do. Just last night, I was daydreaming about speed photography. It's a bit pricey, but there are schematics on the web for building one's own sound trigger.

If I can get the hang of it, I know I'm in good company, Joan.

Your EG Tour Guide said...

You have just made me very, very jealous! This is a wonderful photo!

Carletta said...

Great shot!
Funny video...

Ask the friend from church. He could say no but he might just say yes. ;)

dot said...

You did good. That's a really nice shot of the duck.

Craver Vii said...

Well, I don't want you to be jealous EG, but thanks. :-)

I'm sure you're right, Carletta. Scheduling a time when he and I both would be free... that's the tricky part.

Thanks Dot! It's so nice to see you "out and about."

lime said...

that shot of the duck is impressive! i marvel at anyone who so successfully captures a bird in flight. nicely done.

the video is a hoot!