Some Different Birds From Eco Park

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White-winged Dove in Flight – 400mm, 1/2000s @ f/6.3 ISO 250

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Golden-fronted Woodpecker (I think) – 400mm, 1/2000s @ f/5.6 ISO 1000

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Green Heron in Flight – 400mm, 1/2000s @ f/5.6 ISO 3200

I see this guy about every third trip to Eco Park, and I’ve tried to catch him in flight before. Usually he’s too quick for my 5D Mk2 (which only shoots at 3.9 fps and buffers up pretty fast).  Hopefully, if I end up buying the new Mk3 (at 6 fps) with its 61-point enhanced autofocus (compared to my 9-point autofocus), these kinds of shots will become a trifle easier.  I only got one decent shot of him in flight this morning, but at least it was in focus with no motion blur.  Unfortunately, the ISO was high at 3200 causing some noise, and I had to crop the image significantly because he was pretty far away.  Shot in deep shade he looks very blue (and you can’t see a trace of the greenish tinge on his wings.  But, hey, I got the shot (for what it’s worth).

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Grackle with X-marks the Spot – 400mm, 1/2000s @ f/5.6 ISO 3200

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Golden-fronted Woodpecker (I think) – 400mm, 1/2650s @ f/5.6 ISO 250

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Green Heron – 400mm, 1/2000s @ f/6.3 ISO 2500

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Grackle with Cheerio – 400mm, 1/2656s @ f/5.6 ISO 3200

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Great Kiskadee (I think) – 400mm, 1/2000s @ f/5.6 ISO 200

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Ring-necked Dove (or possibly Mourning Dove) – 400mm, 1/2000s @ f/6.3 ISO 800

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Golden-fronted Woodpecker (I think) – 400mm, 1/2000s @ f/5.6 ISO 1000

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6 responses to “Some Different Birds From Eco Park

  1. I absolutely love these pics! I’m familiar with most of those birds & those shots of them are just outstanding. I’m a bird nerd.

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