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Location: Goa IN
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Stork Billed going flat out. I had been using TC2 because there was a White Bellied Sea Eagle around at distance but the TC2 was just too slow to catch these so dropped to TC1.4 Smile. Almost nailed it Smile. Have not been shooting birds much so out of practice Sad Edit: replaced Orig. and experimenting with Wildlife Gallery since haven't posted to it for a couple of years .
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Location: Vancouver Island BC CA
Posts: 12,562
Sat 24-March-2018 11:37 Rating: 9 

Hi Tom,
Beautiful capture,,its 9 because of that dam grass in front.
Go back and do it again.Wink
I got rid of my TC20eiii not good enough for bif,s even on 300/2.8 and just have the 1.4 and 1.7 .

Location: Goa IN
Posts: 4,696
Sun 25-March-2018 11:53

Thanks Kip, I actually like shooting low and more of a challenge with these fast birds at closer range. This is about 80% frame filler. Shoot'em where they are Smile . I enjoy behaviour of the birds and being out in nature. If I look for optimum BG and light , futile effort Sad . Most of my favourite spots have been lost to Property Developers. Even this spot has some 'tree felling' going on the far side of the lake and the Eagles have stopped nesting. Cheers, Tom
Edit: ViewNX shows focus point at juncture of tail feathers and wing Sad . I'm certainly getting slower Smile

Location: Goa IN
Posts: 4,696
Thu 29-March-2018 06:44

Zita, wow, you are no longer a Phantom Rater Smile . Many thanks for the rating. Actually I am very pleased that, considering the short range, size and speed of the Kingfisher, I got that close to nailing it Smile. Cheers, Tom

Location: Donaueschingen DE
Posts: 881
Thu 29-March-2018 08:35

You are welcome. Is not easy so clear to catch such a speedy bird.