Sunday, April 13, 2008

Birds Galore!

Last night's astronomy viewing session was a bust. It wasn't a total bust, I did manage to get a very nice view of Saturn through the 12mm Radian's on a Barlow. However by about 10:30 the transparency was still pretty bad and I couldn't see the same deep sky objects I saw the previous night. So I decided to pack everything up and go to bed early. Consequently, I got up early this morning so I took Kim with me to the Palo Alto Baylands for some birding. We saw lots of Egrets, Herons, a couple of Terns and several smaller song birds. Overall it was a pretty good trip photography wise and we spent about an hour and a half photographing. I have these and more picture in my Baylands Gallery.

Technical Specs: Canon 1D3, 600mm + 1.4x TC (840mm equiv.), f/5.6-f/8 at varying shutter speeds. ISO 200-400.

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