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    Nice and dark, Bill, and nice and close! You were brave!

    Terry

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    These in-flight shots are especially spectacular!

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    It always surprises me to see how unattractive herons are up close; they look so beautiful from a distance.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bill Anderson View Post
    I just found out Tuesday that Kenmore Camera does sensor cleanings. I left the 1Dx there and will start cycling my others cameras through after it is cleaned. The sensor of the 1Dx was dirty from its years of service at the Seattle Times. The sensors of my other cameras need cleaning once every 2-3 years.
    When did you get the 1Dx? I take it you got it used? I typically clean my sensors once every 12-18 months, as needed. They're "self-cleaning", so they don't need attention often, but every so often a dust-bunny will sneak in there, and I'll have to break out the cleaner and swabs...
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    Quote Originally Posted by squirl033 View Post
    When did you get the 1Dx? I take it you got it used? I typically clean my sensors once every 12-18 months, as needed. They're "self-cleaning", so they don't need attention often, but every so often a dust-bunny will sneak in there, and I'll have to break out the cleaner and swabs...
    I bought it used last year at Kenmore Camera. It was a Seattle Times trade-in and the sensor was probably never cleaned. I could get away with a dirty sensor as long as I was not shooting sky and/or small aperture settings. The numerous black dots that were not birds got really annoying in flight shots at f/16.
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    Friday (2-9-18) was a good day for photos of the raptors that hang out at the marsh.

    The red-tailed hawk that likes to perch in a tree on the east end of the marsh near the highway also perches in the raptor tree on the fish hatchery grounds.
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    The juvie Cooper's hawk that we have been photographing at the marsh since August perched on the boardwalk rail near the #1 viewing platform. I suspect it is one of last summer's fledglings from City Park.
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    Bill Anderson; Edmonds (near Seattle), WA.

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    I dragged out the 7DII + 500L telephoto + 1.4x TC to photograph the Copper's hawk, but it took off before I could get the tripod set up. I used the super telephoto combo to take shots of other birds at the marsh.

    Great blue herons hiding in the grass. I didn't think I was that close to them, but they both took off as I walked down the boardwalk to the #1 viewing platform.
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    A heron and some killdeer.
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    Green-winged teals in the small waterway off the #1 viewing platform.
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    Ducks (gadwall?) in flight. For a large telephoto lens, the 500L tracks fairly well from the tripod.
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    A few Brant were on the beach north of Brackett's Landing Sunday (2-11-18) at sunset.

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    Birds from Tuesday (2-13-18).

    I caught one of my nemesis birds, a ruby-crowned kinglet, at the Willow Creek fish hatchery.
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    Canada geese leaving the marsh.
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    A male belted kingfisher (Don?) sat atop the railroad signal below Sunset Ave.
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    Thursday (2-15-18) at the marsh.

    Whenever the sentinels of the marsh start looking up and around like this, I start looking for an incoming eagle.
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    Another heron landed, which spooked the others.
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    They quickly landed and settled down.
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    A lone yellow-rumped warbler was flitting about near the outdoor tennis courts.
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    Last edited by Bill Anderson; 02-16-2018 at 12:12 PM.
    Bill Anderson; Edmonds (near Seattle), WA.

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