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    These little guys are fearless, one of the few forms of wildlife around here that is not easily spooked. He sat on his post while I clicked away at close range, and I was able to use IS0 200, something I hardly ever can do. In the first pic, the snipe is all fluffed out, having just finished preening.
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    Ken - As always, great set!!
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    Very Nice Ken! they are not so cooperative here.. the only time I saw any here I stopped on a trail in the grasslands and they took off from right under my feet and scared the crap out of me
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    Default Re: Wilson's Snipe

    Thanks, everyone, for looks & comments.
    Daniel --fun to see "your" snipe, also. Wilson's also do that high-flight noise thing with the feathers; quite amazing. (BTW, ISO 800 is my usual wildlife setting; just have to get the speed up there.)
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    Thanks for the comments. I usually do things with shutter priority, since even when shooting a stationary bird, it might fly, and the flight shots need the fast shutter, which means high ISO. In addition, I usually have the IS on at the same time for the stationary stuff & haven't noticed any significant negative effect, say, when shutter is at 1/1250". The positive factors for overall shooting outway any issues.
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    Lovely series! Isn't great when they are so co-operative? ;-)

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    Daniel, Thanks for showing your experiments!
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