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Feb 21, 2021 11:24:18   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
As many of you know, I am a landscape enthusiast ("rock shooter") who attempts to get some decent bird photos. Whenever I go to a bird refuge I also like to capture what the area is like. I had a cold, windy day for shooting, but with decent light. This set shows the only two flying shots I took and some shots to show you Farmington Bay.

In past shoots here I had a problem with excessive noise when I set my camera at high speeds and ISO. So, I entered a setting for BIFs. The first two photos in this set are a male harrier (I think).

The landscapes show what the Farmington Bay area looks like from various positions.

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View south from the northern entrance to Farmington Bay
View south from the northern entrance to Farmingto...
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Looking east
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Another eastern view
Another eastern view...
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Feb 21, 2021 11:34:44   #
tradio Loc: Oxford, Ohio
 
Wow, those are all good. Really like #1.

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Feb 21, 2021 11:39:25   #
kpmac Loc: Ragley, La
 
A beautiful place, Mike. And your bird images get better with each post.

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Feb 21, 2021 11:47:02   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
tradio wrote:
Wow, those are all good. Really like #1.


Thanks for looking and your generous comment.

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Feb 21, 2021 11:47:47   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
kpmac wrote:
A beautiful place, Mike. And your bird images get better with each post.


It is a beautiful venue, Ken. I am learning with the settings, but I need a lot more practice.

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Feb 21, 2021 12:04:39   #
BassmanBruce Loc: Middle of the Mitten
 
Nice set and what a gorgeous place to be out in.

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Feb 21, 2021 12:30:00   #
sippyjug104 Loc: Missouri
 
Job well done. You are doing a pretty good job of getting the birds in flight now. I imagine that you would be good at shooting clay pigeons too for although quite different they have a lot in common in following and leading the target.

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Feb 21, 2021 12:39:25   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
BassmanBruce wrote:
Nice set and what a gorgeous place to be out in.


Thanks, Bruce. This area has really eased the impact of the lockdown.

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Feb 21, 2021 12:41:12   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
sippyjug104 wrote:
Job well done. You are doing a pretty good job of getting the birds in flight now. I imagine that you would be good at shooting clay pigeons too for although quite different they have a lot in common in following and leading the target.


I appreciate the comment, Gary. I have done a lot of advanced tactical shooting and your are correct about the need to judge speed and lead accordingly. If I could just get a new set of reflexes, I would be in business (LOL).

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Feb 21, 2021 13:08:52   #
Iron Sight Loc: Utah
 
Nice BIF adventure Mike 👀

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Feb 21, 2021 13:26:40   #
weberwest Loc: Ferndale WA
 
Great shots Mike! I like the look of the bird scanning the ground while in flight, and I love the pictures with sharp foreground and good background scenery!

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Feb 21, 2021 13:48:58   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Iron Sight wrote:
Nice BIF adventure Mike 👀


Thanks, John, I am getting the setting straight, now I just need the reflexes.

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Feb 21, 2021 13:49:27   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
weberwest wrote:
Great shots Mike! I like the look of the bird scanning the ground while in flight, and I love the pictures with sharp foreground and good background scenery!


I appreciate those supportive comments, Joe.

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Feb 21, 2021 16:06:01   #
gwr Loc: South Dartmouth, Ma.
 
A rock shooter, huh? Someone is being humble, I've seen your past work. Case in point. Your first 2 photos are of a male Harrier Hawk. Around me, they are so rare to see they are referred to as the Gray Ghost. I would have attempted a back flip if I took either one of those pictures. Gary

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Feb 21, 2021 16:50:05   #
Sylvias Loc: North Yorkshire England
 
Excellent downloads Mike, love #2 and the composition and beautiful pop of colour in the last one.

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