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    jscrist
    I had the opportunity to spend time in Kearney, Nebraska on the Platte river where hundreds of thousands Sandhill Cranes rest during their annual migration to observe and photograph this amazing event. I tried to capture the movement of these beautiful birds in flight by using a blurred motion pan. 2015-Sandhill-Cranes-NE-12-2
  • Scott
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    jscrist

    @Isabelle Thanks so much Isabelle!  It was truly a magical encounter.

  • Scott
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    jscrist
    While I lived in Florida for some time, I've never been able to capture decent images of Osprey...until one appeared in my backyard to munch on a tasty fish caught from our lake.  During the photo encounter a Bald Eagle and Hawk circled the Osprey watching for an opportunity to swoop down and steal the fish.  But the Osprey would not have it and spread its wings around the fish to hide it from any aerial attacks.  Both images are using the rule of thirds. 20200104-Backyard-Osprey-2-220200104-Backyard-Osprey-1-2
  • Scott
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    jscrist
    I've been a Nikon shooter for more years than I'd like to think about...LOL.  So for me it's all about long lenses and fast apertures which equals major bucks.  I currently use a Nikkor 200-500mm f5.6 zoom lens and get great results when shooting wide-open (f5.6).  I've owned a Tamron 150-600mm f5-6.3 lens, but wanted/needed faster aperture than f6.3 since I used it mostly at the 600mm range.  Now I'm wrestling with finding a used/good condition Nikkor 400mm f2.8 or a Nikkor 600mm f4 at a decent price...though either will still be more than I'd like to spend.  I find that the more I shoot wildlife in very low light, the more I need the "fast glass" to capture images that are keepers. Here's a recent capture right next door one early sunrise of my neighbors feeder using the Nikkor 200-500mm lens on a Nikon D850 DSLR.20200630-Heart-Feeder-with-Bird-1-2
  • Scott
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    jscrist
    The online resources are such a great help!  I have loved watching and photographing Great Blue Herons for some time.  We are blessed to live on a small lake in Florida where we have a fair amount of birds and the occasional American Alligator.  This GBH was fishing for breakfast one recent morning and I was able to capture a few frames.20200707-GBH-with-Fish-1-2
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