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Bay BIFs and landcapes
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Feb 22, 2021 15:09:37   #
WDCash Loc: Little Egg Harbor New Jersey, USA
 
UTMike wrote:
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.

Downloads are your best bet for viewing.
As many of you know, I am a landscape enthusiast (... (show quote)



Beautiful. Just simply beautiful.
And the Harrier images are nothing to sneeze at. Just kidding the Harrier shots are very nice the second is my favorite. The Landscapes are wonderful.

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Feb 22, 2021 16:44:00   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
nimbushopper wrote:


Three thumbs up!, thanks, Gary.

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Feb 22, 2021 16:44:33   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Manglesphoto wrote:
Very nice set of images Mike


I am happy that you liked it, Frank.

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Feb 22, 2021 16:45:08   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
junglejim1949 wrote:
Great Post Mike


I appreciate the encouraging comment, Jim.

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Feb 22, 2021 16:45:44   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
joehel2 wrote:
Very nicely done, Mike. The pano downloads are beautiful.


Thanks, Joe, it is a beautiful area.

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Feb 22, 2021 16:46:39   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
yssirk123 wrote:
Very nice set Mike - I really like the landscapes!


I am happy that you liked them, Bill, it is a beautiful place.

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Feb 22, 2021 16:47:24   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
John from gpwmi wrote:
Very nice set, Mike. What a beautiful place to photograph too.


Thanks, John, it is such an attractive venue that I end up taking landscapes with my birding setup.

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Feb 22, 2021 16:47:48   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
blacks2 wrote:
Excellent Mike.


I appreciate that generous comment, Mike.

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Feb 22, 2021 16:48:24   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
AzPicLady wrote:
These are beautiful scenes, Mike.


Thanks, Kathy, the venue is one of my favs.

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Feb 22, 2021 16:49:44   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
GreyOwl40 wrote:
A great set, Mike! My favorite is the last one, although a number of the others are close.


Interesting, John, that shot might be the best representation of the interaction between the venue and the birds.

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Feb 22, 2021 17:00:24   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
PattyW60 wrote:
These are all beautiful, Mike! I enjoy the challenge of BIF, so for me, #2 is my favorite. I love the blurred out mountains and background. Just awesome! Mike, can I ask what you've chosen for your settings? I've thought about doing a preset, but lighting tends to always be changing. I'm always looking to learn and try to improve.

Thanks for sharing your beautiful photos, Mike!
Patty


Thanks for your generous comments, Patty. I use a 100 - 400 mm lens with a 1.4tc. My birding pre-set is Auto focus, Auto ISO (the shot you liked was 125); auto WB. This one was 1/500 at f/8. The firmware on the lens is excellent for birds.

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Feb 22, 2021 17:02:50   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
Marg wrote:
Excellent shooting, Mike! Love, love, love the harrier and what a beautiful venue you have.


I am happy that you liked the set, Marg. My lens is great for birds when I remember to set it correctly. The problem with the venue is that it is distracting. Sometimes when I take a landscape shot, I forget to reset to birds or the photo op comes up too quickly. I am seriously considering taking two cameras.

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Feb 22, 2021 17:03:26   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
phv wrote:
Super images, love the harrier!


He was a champ, slow and straight flight.

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Feb 22, 2021 17:04:16   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
jederick wrote:
You keep these magnificent images of Farmington Bay coming and they are gonna rename it to Mike's Marsh!!


The Bay is proof that even a blind squirrel finds a nut now and then, Jim.

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Feb 22, 2021 17:04:57   #
UTMike Loc: South Jordan, UT
 
J-SPEIGHT wrote:
Vertical nice set Mike


Thanks for the generous comment, Jack.

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