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    After having sold all my Nikon gear and taken a 2 year hiatus, I am pleased to rejoin bird photography and "the flock" here on BPN. I am as rusty as a bag of nails left out thru winter, but hopefully I can learn to ride this "bike" again. Good to look at birds with a camera in hand again... though now it's with a Sony in hand (A9ii with 200-600).

    A couple young Snowy Egrets got into a squabble and took to flight. Not familiar with Sony AF quite yet, I only caught the first 3 frames (odd, I'd think I'd miss the first few - but - oh well). Glad I got what I did. Appreciate nits and picks and trying to relearn what I "think" I knew from before.

    ISO: 2K, 6.3, 600mm HH, C1P/PS

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    Well, you got the current king of action AF, so why not. Love the interaction and I don't need eye contact when birds are interacting but I do wish for a slightly better view of the eye on left. Love the cloud BG. Welcome back... TFS

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    Welcome back Jay!

    I'm newer to the scene but I have been working a lot lately with Snowy Egrets in my neck of the woods. These appear to have a strong yellow/green tone underneath for me, but I am not on a calibrated screen either.

    At times they are the Kung-Fu kings of the bird world and it's a great action shot! TFS.

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    Wonderful action shot. I brightened the image a bit and worked on the color cast ... . I've been SONY for more than a year.

    I'd recommend that all SONY shooters check out the new guide I did with Patrick Sparkman here.

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    ps: I meant to ask: where?

    pps: these are not young birds; they are breeding plumage adults. Note the red lores and that the legs are black all the way around. On young snowies, the back of the legs are yellow.

    ppps: welcome back!
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    I'm in the Bay Area... near where Arash lives. This was in Newark, CA.

    Thanks for the info on the birds themselves. Yeah, not much of a "birder" at this point. Will learn...

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    Great shot Jay love the interaction and the sky makes a great back drop. The repost definitely looks better without the color cast. TFS and welcome back.

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    nice interaction Joel! I like the look back on the front bird. original look a bit too green and the repost looks a bit too red would go something in between. would crop them a bit tighter if the IQ holds up

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    The action here is right on. Love the pose on the right bird.

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