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#1 yunfat

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 00:46

I will post my wak pictures from this season to this thread... thanks for NG. (and note none of these images are optimized for these forums, please clik thru to embiggen and resolve).

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Nap at dusk. 300mm ai-s 4.5 and NEX-7.
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#2 Fons Baerken

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 07:55

i was missing the birds..
a little different i like

#3 Chris Wahl

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 08:34

nice image but what I really like is the otherworldly atmosphere you created ...
Never mind the words ... just hum along and keep on going...

#4 yunfat

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 14:34

Thank you both for the kind words.

nice image but what I really like is the otherworldly atmosphere you created ...


I really can't take credit for this, its straight out of camera, light just happened to be coming in from oblique angles, creating a pleasant effect.

#5 Chris Wahl

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Posted 18 December 2012 - 18:53

I really can't take credit for this, its straight out of camera, light just happened to be coming in from oblique angles, creating a pleasant effect.

In my younger days I worked as a stagehand for a local promoter and during of these jobs I got the chance to spend a couple of hours with Chick Corea. When I expressed my admiration for his piano play he told me that playing piano is very easy ... "just press the right key at the right moment." :)
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#6 yunfat

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 02:06

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Posted 19 December 2012 - 09:22

I often feel indifferent about most bird shots, but this one (the first) is gorgeous. Lovely light.
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Posted 22 December 2012 - 23:41

Nice shots, nice light!;);)

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#9 yunfat

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 00:10

Well, its going to be an interesting couple of weeks, if I can somehow not take assignments to the more dangerous parts of the world. Wak was breathtaking today as the breeding colors revealed themselves for the first time this season. Luckily the little NEX was up to the task, mated with the superlative 400 3.5 Ai-s. A master blaster combo to be sure.

Where's the camera? LOL

Right here...

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wak 1.29.133580 by artistwithlight, on Flickr
cattle, full mating

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great egret, full mating


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There were two gbh but now its down to one in the "verandah" nest. I call it the verandah because it is so perfectly suited to photos. Lets hope this little guy makes it, awful cute.

Edit, yes, to be clear, this little guy is the progeny of the two adults in the OP.

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Posted 30 January 2013 - 10:04

The images look even better on your flickr, nice job Taran.

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#11 yunfat

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 15:22

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The little guy didn't make it. Hopefully someone else will take the nest this season for you all planning to come down.

#12 Chris Wahl

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Posted 10 February 2013 - 18:51

sorry to hear that ... nature ...
Never mind the words ... just hum along and keep on going...

#13 yunfat

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 22:26

So, finally got around to the wak again after far too long. The exotics were still a little far out, but I don't know if there will be enough time this year for me to really track them down.

All the normal characters are out in abundance though...


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Posted 03 March 2013 - 22:37

Beautiful images indeed.

Have you ever considered taking your gear out on the water, this guy is either brave or a very
competent paddler, wouldn't want to capsize with that rig.
What a stunning place for bird photography.



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#15 yunfat

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Posted 03 March 2013 - 22:50

@wildoat, that looks like fun, good shots they got too. I think you need a kayak down here in florida for the best birding opportunities so it would be tough to rig like those boys have their setup. Closed vs open bottom design.

The 1000 islands area of FL are a dream like that, but you have to be seriously outfitted, because it requires GPS and the currents are nuts.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:05

sorry for the dumb question. what's wak?

great shots, whatever it is.
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#17 yunfat

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:24

@schwett

Wak is short for wakodahatchee wetlands. Some people here are familiar with them. I apologize for being so vague.

They are located in Boynton Beach Florida.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 03:42

I recognize a number of my Wak friends in these splendid shots!

Sorry to hear that Verandah Chick #2 also failed to make it -- his sibling apparently died during the night before we got there and we sadly witnessed the parents removing its corpse from the nest.

All the rest of the gang seem to be in extra fine feather?!

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#19 yunfat

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:09

All the rest of the gang seem to be in extra fine feather?!


Work has actually made it impossible for me to get out there, even though it's only 10 minutes away. Tomorrow I have the whole day off however, and plan to do a full recce in the morning. I will post here if there is anything worthwhile.

Thank you all for the kind words.

Setup is beanbag/400mm Ai-s/NEX-7/Zelenpol half case.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 04:13

BTW, can any of you recommend and apparatus to move the tripod foot forward closer to the front element, or a plate that has threads for such a thing? My 400 is grossly front heavy on a tripod because I use mirrorless NEX, and the lens is obviously designed to be counterweighed by a heavy SLR. I need a machined plate that screws into the tripod foot and a thread on the same plate forward of the foot screw by about 4 inches.




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