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Title: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 1982chris911 on July 16, 2011, 04:22:29 PM
Post your Bird Portraits here :-)

Parrots, Birds of Prey, Herons and all the others ... Just post your portraits here :-)

The main idea of this topic is that the bird is clearly the main part component of the picture and that it is not a bird in flight or small bird on large tree or group shot ...

I will start with some of mine to start the whole :-)
Have fun everyone and I hope to see many amazing shots soon:

(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3621/5698498525_f97caf566b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5698498525/)
American Bald Eagle  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5698498525/) von 1982Chris911 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5185/5595933145_73d1b9cbb2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5595933145/)
A colorful friend :-) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5595933145/) von 1982Chris911 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5227/5730207550_5d954b69be_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5730207550/)
American Bald Eagle 2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5730207550/) von 1982Chris911 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5155/5859855757_c5dd747c10_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5859855757/)
Portrait of a Grey Heron in Regent's Park London   (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5859855757/) von 1982Chris911 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr

(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2428/5752174095_45d87bafe7_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5752174095/)
Vulture Portait (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5752174095/) von 1982Chris911 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr


 



     
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: T2iShooter on July 16, 2011, 06:10:20 PM
Those are some pretty nice shot. The "colorful friend" lives up to its title :) . May I ask what equiptment you used?

Also... n00b question... But is there a way to post pictures from a Smugmug? I'm away from my computer, and it won't let me select from my iPad.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on July 16, 2011, 06:58:21 PM
Those are some pretty nice shot. The "colorful friend" lives up to its title :) . May I ask what equiptment you used?

Also... n00b question... But is there a way to post pictures from a Smugmug? I'm away from my computer, and it won't let me select from my iPad.

Smugmug is easy to link to in your posts.  Just click share and then get a link in the upper right corner. 

In Canon rumors, click insert image (bottom icon on the left) and paste the smugmug link.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: lol on July 16, 2011, 07:38:17 PM
I like a nice headshot :)

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc260/popotehrawr/cwp/hhlookdown-s.jpg)
Harris Hawk

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_UXW65nXXeP4/Tc2R6Q-zYtI/AAAAAAAAGUM/4vZQplN07CE/s800/cutesidecygnet-s.jpg)
Cygnet

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5zCNtVDxvnk/Teup9W7u1uI/AAAAAAAAGig/A_0H5KhmfDM/s800/swanhead.jpg)
Snoozing Swan
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: neuroanatomist on July 16, 2011, 08:00:45 PM
Here are a few of mine:

Yellow Warbler
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3127/5716064907_b87ffc9d9d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/5716064907/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm, 1/640 s, f/5.6, ISO 125

Broad-winged Hawk (juvenile)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/4986023257_a30efaa5ca_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/4986023257/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm, 1/640 s, f/5.6, ISO 160

Great Blue Heron
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4089/4997961977_3be2bb4d03_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/4997961977/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm, 1/640 s, f/5.6, ISO 640

Bald Eagle
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4109/4844142176_14c27102f9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/4844142176/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM @ 200mm, 1/250 s, f/2.8, ISO 200

Eastern Towhee
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5064/5756281302_8ec60199d1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/5756281302/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM + EF 2x II Extender @ 400mm, 1/160 s, f/5.6, ISO 3200

Pileated Woodpecker
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2622/5829962212_8b3258c7d0_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/5829962212/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm, 1/640 s, f/5.6, ISO 1250

Northern Mockingbird
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5317/5860180624_c8330ffd1b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/5860180624/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm, 1/640 s, f/5.6, ISO 200

Canada Goose
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/4844142210_17beafd37c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/4844142210/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 380mm, 1/500 s, f/5.6, ISO 1250

Thanks for looking!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: T2iShooter on July 16, 2011, 08:06:06 PM
Wow. I need to practice lol.
Here's a couple that I took:

(http://www.alexmojica.com/Animals/Brevard-Zoo-Florida/IMG0325/1141493863_Br6DX-M.jpg)

(http://www.alexmojica.com/Animals/Brevard-Zoo-Florida/IMG0334/1141493970_fNHGJ-M.jpg)

(http://www.alexmojica.com/Animals/Brevard-Zoo-Florida/IMG0314/1141493622_coE3v-M.jpg)

(Thanks Mt. Spokane Photography!)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on July 16, 2011, 10:13:19 PM
(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Nature/Birds/Canon-Extender-Test/830696797_rcvtS-XL.jpg)

(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Nature/Birds/100-400mm-finches20100426/862163290_UVKUH-XL.jpg)

(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Nature/Birds/100-400mm-5D-MK-II20100516/868801177_dxCCZ-XL.jpg)

(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Nature/Birds/100-400mm-5D-MK-II20100516/868800894_8VoqY-XL.jpg)

(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Nature/Birds/i-JZXrnHM/0/XL/killdeer-5-14-2011-2613-XL.jpg)

(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Nature/Birds/i-v3DGJkB/0/XL/hummingbirds-033-XL.jpg)

(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Nature/Birds/i-6zqTp94/0/XL/hummingbirds-on-June-1-08-010-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: MarkB on July 16, 2011, 10:27:39 PM
ef-s 60mm, canon 60D, iso500, f11, 1/150
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: MarkB on July 16, 2011, 10:28:43 PM
El Pollo Loco
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 1982chris911 on July 16, 2011, 11:39:40 PM
Those are some pretty nice shot. The "colorful friend" lives up to its title :) . May I ask what equiptment you used?

Also... n00b question... But is there a way to post pictures from a Smugmug? I'm away from my computer, and it won't let me select from my iPad.

Hi equipment for all of these was 5d MKII with the 70-200 f/2.8 IS2 some also with the TC 2x III
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 1982chris911 on July 17, 2011, 08:02:36 AM
Here are a few of mine:

Yellow Warbler
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3127/5716064907_b87ffc9d9d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/5716064907/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm, 1/640 s, f/5.6, ISO 125


Amazing one :) just like one of these hand painted pictures in old biology books

I like a nice headshot :)


(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_UXW65nXXeP4/Tc2R6Q-zYtI/AAAAAAAAGUM/4vZQplN07CE/s800/cutesidecygnet-s.jpg)
Cygnet


This one is really great too
 

(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Nature/Birds/Canon-Extender-Test/830696797_rcvtS-XL.jpg)

 
Also this painted Japanese silk feeling on this one
 
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 1982chris911 on July 21, 2011, 04:08:49 AM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5142/5571387650_d5b3e16396_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5571387650/)
A happy Amazon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5571387650/) von 1982Chris911 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5063/5622529315_78590e1ccf_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5622529315/)
Devil's Chicken ... Usually a Dish ... Here Alive :-) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5622529315/) von 1982Chris911 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5292/5557039550_417b4d0922_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5557039550/)
The White Swan   (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5557039550/) von 1982Chris911 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Sunnystate on July 21, 2011, 04:39:28 PM
Couple birds from Florida...
Thanks.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ions on July 21, 2011, 05:30:13 PM
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4138/4920349323_4e4586bb71_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/4920349323/)
Sand Piper in Port Dalhousie (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/4920349323/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

Iconic Loon profile from too far away:

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4106/4958197400_b5dbbd9fb7_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/4958197400/)
Loon on Lake Oudaze (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/4958197400/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4120/4872545325_8262923482_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/4872545325/)
Torrence Barrens Common Nighthawks (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/4872545325/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4018/4698502404_4901025b64_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/4698502404/)
Captain Jack Sparrow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/4698502404/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

For some reason this is one of my favourite shots... I can't put my finger on it but I quite like it.

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5232/5860014919_c38a9e251e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5860014919/)
The Unfairly Maligned Canada Goose (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5860014919/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 1982chris911 on August 03, 2011, 06:58:10 AM
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6005/5984164094_6c97b79829_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5984164094/)
Portrait of a Hunter  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/5984164094/) von 1982Chris911 (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jtee on October 19, 2011, 09:05:49 PM
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t47/ahuxman58/2011/IMG_5225.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: lol on October 20, 2011, 01:08:49 PM
(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-gjjQ88BDeFs/TpDXfWNWZPI/AAAAAAAAHVc/jx-S2T3B0ck/s800/ruffled-c-m.jpg) (http://fav.me/d4c614o)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-t5Psbsja4ZY/TprzWa6b7mI/AAAAAAAAHV8/QfmKpImXNjs/s800/major-s.jpg) (http://fav.me/d4czpik)

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-CgkAxn_h7Iw/TneiIkwhEfI/AAAAAAAAHQk/Ddh_P6l9iqk/s800/cheeky-m.jpg) (http://fav.me/d4abs83)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: egilh on October 29, 2011, 08:05:19 AM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5115/5899976693_c7f5361173_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/egilh/5899976693/)
10188 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/egilh/5899976693/) by egilh (http://www.flickr.com/people/egilh/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5080/5864738908_0ae65be8e4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/egilh/5864738908/)
9574 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/egilh/5864738908/) by egilh (http://www.flickr.com/people/egilh/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: neuroanatomist on November 01, 2011, 09:55:23 AM
Wattled crane:

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6120/6302390998_585a3424b4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/6302390998/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 5D Mark II, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM + EF 2x II Extender @ 260mm, 1/250 s, f/5.6, ISO 400
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: lol on November 01, 2011, 02:20:36 PM
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6226/6294874585_9ecdb90b24_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/crestie_crazy/6294874585/)
Short-eared Owl (http://www.flickr.com/photos/crestie_crazy/6294874585/) by Crestie Crazy (http://www.flickr.com/people/crestie_crazy/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ions on November 08, 2011, 11:37:47 PM
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5027/5588574727_92523bcd07_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5588574727/)
Luna, a Saw-whet Owl from the Muskoka Wildlife Centre (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5588574727/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5018/5573791063_fc284d77b3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5573791063/)
Dr. Hoo, a Great Horned Owl from the Muskoka Wildlife Centre (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/5573791063/) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: lol on November 09, 2011, 05:48:56 PM
(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6056/6317962008_b48308ef4d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/crestie_crazy/6317962008/)
Ural Owl (http://www.flickr.com/photos/crestie_crazy/6317962008/) by Crestie Crazy (http://www.flickr.com/people/crestie_crazy/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.static.flickr.com/6048/6329970160_7dbd421c12_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/crestie_crazy/6329970160/)
Bateleur (http://www.flickr.com/photos/crestie_crazy/6329970160/) by Crestie Crazy (http://www.flickr.com/people/crestie_crazy/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rampado on December 18, 2011, 11:05:51 AM
A few brazilian birds:

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/386518_216964231712163_100001957636726_510440_1892324035_n.jpg)

(http://a6.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/375322_216950421713544_100001957636726_510390_1412617547_n.jpg)

(http://a3.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/313465_177749218966998_100001957636726_401577_963141921_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rampado on December 18, 2011, 11:10:07 AM
more Brazilian Birds:

(http://a8.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/296323_177906778951242_100001957636726_401950_437352169_n.jpg)

(http://a1.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/320333_177749582300295_100001957636726_401581_2058476017_n.jpg)

(http://a7.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc7/s720x720/296327_177749028967017_100001957636726_401575_640267908_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rampado on December 18, 2011, 11:11:58 AM
A bit more creative:

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-ash4/s720x720/385864_216958228379430_100001957636726_510400_1570116141_n.jpg)

Waiting for his brother:

(http://a2.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/179493_105325162876071_100001957636726_42625_1045029_n.jpg)

Soon after birth:

(http://a4.sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc6/166478_105355582873029_100001957636726_43056_2488726_n.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: lol on December 18, 2011, 11:33:56 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7150/6531928245_245154223f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/crestie_crazy/6531928245/)
Kayla (http://www.flickr.com/photos/crestie_crazy/6531928245/) by Crestie Crazy (http://www.flickr.com/people/crestie_crazy/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on December 30, 2011, 06:41:48 PM
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4154/5023236059_b2f51b53b8.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/5023236059/)
Blue Tit Head on (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/5023236059/) by Kernuak (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6109/6270350788_97bcbab04b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/6270350788/)
Chaffinch with Cocked Head (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/6270350788/) by Kernuak (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: daniel-barton on December 30, 2011, 07:24:26 PM
Family Portrait:
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6081/6122460177_f5a3824b46_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbarton/6122460177/)
Green-tailed Towhee at nest (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbarton/6122460177/) by daniel-barton (http://www.flickr.com/people/danielbarton/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: briansquibb on December 31, 2011, 04:43:16 AM
Two hornbills

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rocketman on December 31, 2011, 12:23:11 PM
Today my first try with my new 7D

Shot taken with 70-200mm f/4 L IS USM

iso 320, 1/200, f4, IS on
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: erroway on December 31, 2011, 12:43:01 PM
All were shot with my 40D, I wish I had a 5D II, better yet a 1Dx ;)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: briansquibb on December 31, 2011, 12:49:57 PM
Jackdoor - 7D +70-200II@200, iso400, f/2.8, 1/400
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: briansquibb on December 31, 2011, 01:07:18 PM
Female Mallard
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ecka on December 31, 2011, 02:09:38 PM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-kfs7XOfBZ5U/TN7P87ntAMI/AAAAAAAACTU/zfWsbHmyWJc/s900/IMG_3695x.JPG)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: gudun74 on January 01, 2012, 12:23:15 AM
Here's a little selection of some of my bird shots with my previous camera (550D), haven't got a chance to upload any photos taken with my new 5D mk II...

Canon 550D with the 70-300 L lens
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5231/5894983521_7467eaa744_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5894983521/)
Pigeon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5894983521/) by gudun (http://www.flickr.com/people/gudun74/), on Flickr

Canon 550D with the 70-300 L lens
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5280/5895550604_7b313f4637_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5895550604/)
Eastern Reef Egret (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5895550604/) by gudun (http://www.flickr.com/people/gudun74/), on Flickr

Canon 550D with the 70-300 L lens
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5317/5894982589_39e0149eb9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5894982589/)
Black swan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5894982589/) by gudun (http://www.flickr.com/people/gudun74/), on Flickr

Canon 550D with the 70-300 L lens
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5320/5894981155_aa2e511329_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5894981155/)
Ducks (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5894981155/) by gudun (http://www.flickr.com/people/gudun74/), on Flickr

Canon 550D with the 70-300 L lens
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5236/5894981997_8e46a13b8f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5894981997/)
Noisy Miner (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5894981997/) by gudun (http://www.flickr.com/people/gudun74/), on Flickr

Canon 550D with the 70-200 f4 L lens
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5091/5467508617_c584b91ab9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5467508617/)
Scary bird (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5467508617/) by gudun (http://www.flickr.com/people/gudun74/), on Flickr

Canon 550D with the 70-200 f4 L lens
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5014/5468094254_48aa876149_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5468094254/)
Angry frogmouth (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5468094254/) by gudun (http://www.flickr.com/people/gudun74/), on Flickr

Canon 550D with the 70-200 f4 L lens
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5096/5468094926_a34987060d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5468094926/)
Cute little trio (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5468094926/) by gudun (http://www.flickr.com/people/gudun74/), on Flickr

Canon 550D with the 70-200 f4 L lens
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5055/5467499619_5377f7a3de_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5467499619/)
IMG_5953.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5467499619/) by gudun (http://www.flickr.com/people/gudun74/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: pj1974 on January 10, 2012, 07:36:13 AM
Wow!!!!    :)

A true variety of photos that have been posted here.... thanks everyone!! Applause!  ;)

It's so great to see many fantastic quality photos. I love bird photos.

Here is a small contribution from me. I hope you'll enjoy these.  8)

Paul
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: stefsan on January 13, 2012, 03:00:38 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/stefsan/6655013949/

Female Blackbird captured with 7D and EF 70-200 f4 L IS at 200mm/f4/ISO 320
(http://)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on January 13, 2012, 03:16:54 PM
A couple more of mine.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3303/5806127426_826ae6b64c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/5806127426/)
Jackdaw in Flight (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/5806127426/) by Kernuak (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5217/5462369535_7a72e2e1ba.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/5462369535/)
Great Crested Grebe Morning Light (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/5462369535/) by Kernuak (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: mr.ranger on January 22, 2012, 12:56:57 PM
these were taken from my 60D.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: daniel-barton on January 22, 2012, 02:02:41 PM
A growing amount of great stuff in here!  Another of mine:

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6084/6122460505_f1fba36841_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbarton/6122460505/)
Gray-headed Junco feeding fledgling (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbarton/6122460505/) by daniel-barton (http://www.flickr.com/people/danielbarton/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: briansquibb on January 22, 2012, 02:49:16 PM
Snowy Owl

1Ds3, 70-300L

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Nassen0f on January 27, 2012, 08:10:03 AM
iso100 -- f/4 -- 1/640 @ 173mm  (70-200mm f4)

Dunno what it is, but it liked having its photo taken  ;)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on February 01, 2012, 04:15:50 PM
With the 7D, 300 f/2.8 L IS + 1.4x extender

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7164/6778343455_f13cc5e741_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/6778343455/)
Adolescent Mute Swan Preening (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/6778343455/#) by Kernuak (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: EYEONE on February 01, 2012, 04:51:37 PM
I've never posted my work here before. But I do have some bird shots.

7D + 70-200mm f2.8 IS II

The last one is not tack sharp focus but oh well.

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: picturesbyme on February 01, 2012, 05:22:00 PM
(http://www.picturesbyme.com/img/s11/v31/p724350011-3.jpg)

(http://www.picturesbyme.com/img/s6/v6/p260002505-3.jpg)

(http://www.picturesbyme.com/img/s11/v32/p435518060-3.jpg)


www.picturesbyme.com (http://www.picturesbyme.com)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: AprilForever on February 03, 2012, 06:23:55 PM
(http://)

A sea gull on Fort Lauderdale Beach...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: picturesbyme on February 05, 2012, 10:41:29 PM
Def. not my best but one of my favs.
We were walking in a park and I swear this duck was smiling at us... :)

(http://www.picturesbyme.com/img/s2/v1/p212002979-3.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mendolera on February 11, 2012, 05:44:18 AM
Soft Focus
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dolina on February 11, 2012, 06:09:32 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7031/6554667533_c4764e0d4d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6554667533/)
White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6554667533/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

Adult White-breasted Waterhens have mainly dark grey upperparts and flanks, and a white face, neck and breast. The lower belly and undertail are cinnamon coloured. The body is flattened laterally to allow easier passage through the reeds or undergrowth. They have long toes, a short tail and a yellow bill and legs. Sexes are similar but females measure slightly smaller. Immature birds are much duller versions of the adults. The downy chicks are black, as with all rails.

Several subspecies are named for the populations that are widely distributed. The nominate subspecies is described from Sri Lanka but is often widened to include chinensis of mainland India and adjoining regions in Asia, west to Arabia and east nearly to Japan. The remaining subspecies are those from islands and include insularis of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, midnicobaricus of the central Nicobars, leucocephala of Car Nicobar, maldivus of the Maldives, javanicus of Java and leucomelanus of Sulawesi and the Lesser Sundas

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-breasted_Waterhen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-breasted_Waterhen)

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/tags/canonef800mmf56lisusm/)
Image Date: 2010-02-20 08:48:39 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 800mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure Time: 0.0006 s (1/1600)
ISO equiv: 640
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
Software: Aperture 3.2.2

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4100/4903479623_0ab17002b2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/4903479623/)
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/4903479623/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Source: http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/106003742/0 (http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/106003742/0)

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/tags/canonef500mmf4lisusm/)
Image Date: 2010-08-14 07:52:37 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 500mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure Time: 0.0006 s (1/1600)
ISO equiv: 320
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Partial
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: 14° 42′ 46.20″ N, 120° 57′ 15.60″ E
Software: Aperture 3.0.3

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7020/6666591809_4e1875f4b8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6666591809/)
Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinu) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6666591809/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Source: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=1179 (http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=1179)

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/tags/canonef400mmf28lisiiusm/) +2.0x
Image Date: 2011-12-31 09:33:30 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 800mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Time: 0.0013 s (1/800)
ISO equiv: 800
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: 15° 4′ 30.00″ N, 120° 52′ 37.20″ E
Photographer: Paolo Dolina
Copyright: Paolo Dolina
Caption: This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Source: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=1179 (http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=1179)
Software: Aperture 3.2.2


(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4095/4859897668_dd272866c5_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/4859897668/)
Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentis) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/4859897668/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio), also known as the African Purple Swamphen, Purple Moorhen, Purple Gallinule or Purple Coot, is a large bird in the family Rallidae (rails). From its name in French, talève sultane, it is also known as the Sultana Bird. It should not be confused with the American Purple Gallinule, Porphyrio martinica. The common name in New Zealand, used for the subspecies P. p. melanotus, is Pūkeko, which is the Māori name. The variant found in Samoa, P. p. samoensis, is called "manuali'i," meaning "chiefly bird" in the Samoan language.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Swamphen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Swamphen)

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/tags/canonef300mmf28lisusm/) +1.4x
Image Date: 2010-02-27 09:05:39 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 420mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure Time: 0.0006 s (1/1600)
ISO equiv: 640
Exposure Bias: +1.00 EV
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: shutter priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: 14° 42′ 46.20″ N, 120° 57′ 15.60″ E
Software: Aperture 3.0.3

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7035/6648195613_bf0b55218e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6648195613/)
Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6648195613/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

Anas luzonica is endemic to the Philippines, being recorded from all the major islands and eight smaller islands. Records since 1980 derive from c.30 localities, most on Luzon and Mindanao. Records from Siquijor and the Sulus remain unsubstantiated. A steep population decline was evident by the mid-1970s, with high numbers recorded at only a few sites in the following decade, e.g. Candaba Marsh (Luzon) which probably supported many thousands in the early 1980s. Subsequent local extinctions and near-disappearances have occurred in several significant sites, including Candaba Marsh and Buguey wetlands (where several thousand were recorded in 1983). Important current areas include Polillo Island (240 seen and an estimated 3,000 present in 1996), Subic Bay (600 seen in 1997), Magat dam (2,000 were seen in 2001) and Malasi lakes (1,320 were recorded in 2002), Luzon. Other recent records come from Mangatarem, Pangasinan (east of Zambales Mountains IBA) where 70 individuals were counted on the Barabac River inside the Manleluag Spring National Park, Cantilan mangroves in Surigao del Sur and from a mangrove fishpond in Bicol Region, Southern Luzon1. In 1993, its population was estimated at 10,000-100,000, but by 2002 fewer than 10,000 birds were thought to remain.

Source: http://83.138.144.95/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=439 (http://83.138.144.95/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=439)

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/tags/ef300mmf28lisiiusm/) +2.0x
Image Date: 2011-12-31 09:02:52 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 600mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Time: 0.0008 s (1/1250)
ISO equiv: 800
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: 15° 4′ 30.00″ N, 120° 52′ 37.20″ E

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4074/4817552631_c5f3db24af_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/4817552631/)
Striated Grassbird (Megalurus palustris) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/4817552631/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Striated Grassbird (Megalurus palustris) is an "Old World warbler" species in the family Megaluridae. It was formerly placed in the Sylviidae.

It is found in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Striated_Grassbird (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Striated_Grassbird)

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/tags/canonef200mmf2lisusm/)
Image Date: 2010-01-26 22:44:31 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 200mm
Aperture: f/2.0
Exposure Time: 0.0050 s (1/200)
ISO equiv: 640
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
Software: Aperture 3.0.3

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2597/4058073487_8747fb60e9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/4058073487/)
Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/4058073487/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) is a large duck which is native to Mexico and Central and South America. A small wild population reaches into the United States in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. There also are feral  breeding populations in North America in and around public parks in nearly every state of the USA and in the Canadian provinces; feral populations also exist in Europe. Although the Muscovy Duck is a tropical bird, it adapts to icy and snowy conditions down to –12°C (10°F) and below without ill effects

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscovy_Duck (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscovy_Duck)

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/tags/canonef70200mmf28lisusm/)
Image Date: 2009-02-05 18:24:52 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 150.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.0004 s (1/2500)
ISO equiv: 400
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: stilscream on February 11, 2012, 07:43:49 AM
These were taken with 55-250mm f3.5-5.6, or Tamron 200-400 f6.3
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: lol on February 11, 2012, 09:26:41 AM
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-XBgFhIUv0vg/TzZ6LVtjD7I/AAAAAAAAHqM/Jr6ExuWhnbg/s800/crowsnow-s.jpg)
7D + 70-300L

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-SCVh9LchJQQ/TzZ6JHbjNWI/AAAAAAAAHqA/1Q-Ub8Rw8hI/s800/cygnetballs-s.jpg)
7D + 70-300L
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mendolera on February 11, 2012, 10:35:06 AM
70-200 F4
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: nightbreath on February 11, 2012, 12:11:06 PM
Sharing mine too...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: nightbreath on February 11, 2012, 12:11:57 PM
and some more...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: altenae on February 11, 2012, 02:23:06 PM
Click on Image for optimal sharpness

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/FO6F7129.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=248)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/buizerd12.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=367)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/FO6F6101.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=198)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/Baardman.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=230)

More on www.wildlife-photos.net (http://www.wildlife-photos.net)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mendolera on February 12, 2012, 10:16:59 AM
Great photos everyone...

@ nightbreath. The last pic [vultures] is incredible... One of the coolest photos Ive ever seen
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: nightbreath on February 18, 2012, 11:54:44 AM
Great photos everyone...

@ nightbreath. The last pic [vultures] is incredible... One of the coolest photos Ive ever seen

Thank you for this feedback  ;)
Pleased to hear someone liked my photo  :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on February 18, 2012, 05:57:31 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7199/6898976789_f0f9375def_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/6898976789/)
Reflections in Monochrome (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/6898976789/#) by Kernuak (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: gudun74 on February 23, 2012, 07:05:38 AM
The first 3 photos were taken with a 550D + 70-200 f4 L.
The next 4 were taken with a 550D + 70-300 L

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5219/5467498443_0001858d53_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5467498443/)
Fierce hawk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5467498443/#) by gudun (http://www.flickr.com/people/gudun74/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5096/5468094926_a34987060d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5468094926/)
Cute little trio (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5468094926/#) by gudun (http://www.flickr.com/people/gudun74/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5014/5468094254_48aa876149_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5468094254/)
Angry frogmouth (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5468094254/#) by gudun (http://www.flickr.com/people/gudun74/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5231/5894983521_7467eaa744_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5894983521/)
Pigeon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5894983521/#) by gudun (http://www.flickr.com/people/gudun74/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5317/5894982589_39e0149eb9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5894982589/)
Black swan (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5894982589/#) by gudun (http://www.flickr.com/people/gudun74/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5320/5894981155_aa2e511329_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5894981155/)
Ducks (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5894981155/#) by gudun (http://www.flickr.com/people/gudun74/), on Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5236/5894981997_8e46a13b8f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5894981997/)
Noisy Miner (http://www.flickr.com/photos/gudun74/5894981997/#) by gudun (http://www.flickr.com/people/gudun74/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: codewizpt on February 23, 2012, 09:10:53 AM
This post has wonderful photos. My contribution is not to be taken seriously.
It was taken with a nifty fifty. The bird had just stolen part of my sandwich

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4010/4185681076_91ed7cd156.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mfvpt/4185681076/)
Oceanário (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mfvpt/4185681076/#) by MFV.pt (http://www.flickr.com/people/mfvpt/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: pzeb on February 23, 2012, 02:56:01 PM
Here are some of mine....
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: pzeb on February 23, 2012, 02:57:22 PM
and some more....
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on February 27, 2012, 12:29:40 AM
Wow - there are some truly amazing photos in this thread..if you like to shoot birds but are not familiar with their name (proper or otherwise) try using http://www.whatbird.com (http://www.whatbird.com) it has an excellent built in wizard

Here's a few I shot over the past 6 months - all photos shot in the wild - no zoo or otherwise with 7D + 400mm hand held:

Belted Kingfisher (difficult to capture..you get anywhere near these birds they fly about 100 yards away.  You go that direction they revert back to original starting point.  I had to creep up and hide to nab this one..oh the fun!
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7004/6810339977_e66fbd49f0_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/6810339977/)

Snowy Egret
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7154/6810889493_533a3566e2_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/6810889493/)

Cassin's Kingbird
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7045/6900315251_07952c70ae_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/6900315251/)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ScottyP on March 03, 2012, 11:38:15 PM
Here are a few of mine:

Yellow Warbler
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3127/5716064907_b87ffc9d9d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/5716064907/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm, 1/640 s, f/5.6, ISO 125

Broad-winged Hawk (juvenile)
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4090/4986023257_a30efaa5ca_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/4986023257/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm, 1/640 s, f/5.6, ISO 160

Great Blue Heron
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4089/4997961977_3be2bb4d03_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/4997961977/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm, 1/640 s, f/5.6, ISO 640

Bald Eagle
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4109/4844142176_14c27102f9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/4844142176/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM @ 200mm, 1/250 s, f/2.8, ISO 200

Eastern Towhee
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5064/5756281302_8ec60199d1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/5756281302/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM + EF 2x II Extender @ 400mm, 1/160 s, f/5.6, ISO 3200

Pileated Woodpecker
(http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2622/5829962212_8b3258c7d0_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/5829962212/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm, 1/640 s, f/5.6, ISO 1250

Northern Mockingbird
(http://farm6.static.flickr.com/5317/5860180624_c8330ffd1b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/5860180624/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm, 1/640 s, f/5.6, ISO 200

Canada Goose
(http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4113/4844142210_17beafd37c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/4844142210/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 380mm, 1/500 s, f/5.6, ISO 1250

Thanks for looking!

Neuroanatomist-
In this category no less than in several others, your shots are very impressive.  Macro, xoom, bug, bird you have a real talent.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: munsoned on March 05, 2012, 10:27:52 AM
I took the following at Great Falls National Park, Virginia side.  A lot of stalking went into taking these photos.  I found this really awesome spot that gave me all 3 of these pictures and more.  Shot with canon 5D II and 100-400 L.

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6020/5989265408_2f5db518c1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehambrick/5989265408/)
Baby Ducks, Lost Down the Falls (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehambrick/5989265408/#) by Evan Animals (http://www.flickr.com/people/ehambrick/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6136/5960927511_e20e7a5775.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehambrick/5960927511/)
Black Vulture's Third Eyelid (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehambrick/5960927511/#) by Evan Animals (http://www.flickr.com/people/ehambrick/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6205/6153129500_dea35a1190.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehambrick/6153129500/)
Heron fishing with Great Falls in Background (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ehambrick/6153129500/#) by Evan Animals (http://www.flickr.com/people/ehambrick/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: nicke on March 05, 2012, 11:02:26 AM
(http://iloapp.nikitin.se/data/_gallery/public/0/1321026190_resized.jpg)
Black-browed Albatross, Falkland Islands

(http://iloapp.nikitin.se/data/_gallery/public/0/1321026196_resized.jpg)
King Penguin, South Georgia
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: altenae on March 05, 2012, 11:23:27 AM
Click images for slightly bigger image and sharpness !!!

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/FO6F6101.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=198)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/593H0123.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=357)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/FO6F9964-3.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=261)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/merel_C.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=237)

Thanks.
Edward van Altena
www.wildlife-photos.net (http://www.wildlife-photos.net)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: keithfullermusic on March 05, 2012, 12:17:08 PM
 Cardinal - Canon 50D 100mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: keithfullermusic on March 05, 2012, 12:18:40 PM
Cardinal, House Sparrow - Canon 50D 100mm

Bald Eagle, Red Tailed Hawk - Canon 50D 100-400mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ScottyP on March 05, 2012, 08:45:24 PM
I wish I knew why a sparrow will sit on a bird feeder for half an hour, but a cardinal won't stay more than half a minute. 

When I saw him, he and his female mate were both right there perfectly positioned.  While I grabbed the camera and changed lenses, Mrs. Cardinal took off.  This was the only shot I got with the whole bird in the frame and in focus.

Now every time it snows I stalk back and forth past this window, but no more luck since then.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: scottkinfw on March 05, 2012, 09:29:13 PM
Awesome!

Click images for slightly bigger image and sharpness !!!

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/FO6F6101.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=198)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/593H0123.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=357)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/FO6F9964-3.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=261)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/merel_C.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=237)

Thanks.
Edward van Altena
www.wildlife-photos.net (http://www.wildlife-photos.net)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: scottkinfw on March 05, 2012, 09:30:56 PM
Here goes...

Wild turkey displaying.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: scottkinfw on March 05, 2012, 09:40:40 PM
Duck and gulls
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Canon Rumors on March 05, 2012, 09:48:07 PM
Snowy Owl from last night.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: scottkinfw on March 05, 2012, 09:49:05 PM
Amazing shots.

I was out this weekend shooting and it is soooo hard to track and shoot with this precision, let alone get such great exposure.

Great for you!

sek

Click on Image for optimal sharpness

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/FO6F7129.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=248)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/buizerd12.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=367)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/FO6F6101.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=198)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/Baardman.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=230)

More on www.wildlife-photos.net (http://www.wildlife-photos.net)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: keithfullermusic on March 05, 2012, 11:41:50 PM
I wish I knew why a sparrow will sit on a bird feeder for half an hour, but a cardinal won't stay more than half a minute. 

When I saw him, he and his female mate were both right there perfectly positioned.  While I grabbed the camera and changed lenses, Mrs. Cardinal took off.  This was the only shot I got with the whole bird in the frame and in focus.

Now every time it snows I stalk back and forth past this window, but no more luck since then.

I posted some pics of a cardinal about a page back, and believe me I know what you mean.  They are incredibly skiddish.  i set up my camera on a tripod (left it on manual focus after i set it), and i hid it behind some plants and used a wireless trigger to set it off.

it took a couple days before it didn't mind the shutter noise.  but those boring little sparrows aren't scared of anything.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: altenae on March 10, 2012, 06:34:38 AM
Choosen for this crop.

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/buizerd3.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=359)

Thanks,

Edward van Altena
www.wildlife-photos.net (http://www.wildlife-photos.net)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: candyman on March 10, 2012, 08:22:38 AM
Some great wildlife shots!
I like the shot moments
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 1982chris911 on March 10, 2012, 08:43:55 AM
Some New ones of mine all with 7d and 70-200 f2.8 IS II (some with TC 2x III):

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7150/6820930395_947254c69d_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/6820930395/)
New Zealand KAKA (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/6820930395/#) von 1982Chris911 (Thank you 250.000 Times) (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7185/6947086623_1b16a19814_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/6947086623/)
Red-billed Gull (immature) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/6947086623/#) von 1982Chris911 (Thank you 250.000 Times) (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7049/6948370653_f919070790_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/6948370653/)
Red-Billed Gull with Chick (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/6948370653/#) von 1982Chris911 (Thank you 250.000 Times) (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7042/6791874380_bfaae2ea0b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/6791874380/)
Gouldian Finch (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/6791874380/#) von 1982Chris911 (Thank you 250.000 Times) (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: altenae on March 10, 2012, 09:30:19 AM
Some more
(Click for full sharp image)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/FO6F1907.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=245)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/FO6F1115.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=241)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/FO6F0767AX.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=355)

thanks,
Edward van Altena
www.wildlife-photos.net (http://www.wildlife-photos.net)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 1982chris911 on March 11, 2012, 06:29:06 AM
New Zealand Kea

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7045/6972014827_206f20ebda_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/6972014827/)
Kea Portrait (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/6972014827/#) von 1982Chris911 (Thank you 250.000 Times) (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on March 19, 2012, 06:06:12 PM
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6044/6998037983_8e03b57f00.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/6998037983/)
Rock Pipit at the Waterline (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/6998037983/#) by Kernuak (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on March 30, 2012, 02:58:35 AM
Here's a few more

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7053/6983710717_8bce647646_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/6983710717/)
Red Tailed Hawk (Buteo jamaicensis) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/6983710717/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7036/6978518503_786ffd42fb_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/6978518503/)
Great Egret @ Dry Pond -> Thomas Riley Wilderness Park (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/6978518503/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6168/6180334784_d8bf719fcf_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/6180334784/)
Two Juvenile Brown Pelicans (Pelecanus occidentalis) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/6180334784/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6001/6013954486_7b113e99f2_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/6013954486/)
Acorn Woodpecker (Melanerpes formicivorus) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/6013954486/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Tracy Pinto on April 01, 2012, 03:55:57 PM
Snowy Owl from last night.

WOW!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: AnselA on April 01, 2012, 04:35:55 PM
Some older ones taken with my 20D:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7225/7030346375_cea0114258_b.jpg)
Bali, Indonesia

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6225/7030345371_4f38b54bfd_b.jpg)
Singapore
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7097/6884244052_b0eaa20d29_b.jpg)
Cartagena, Colombia

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7223/6884238816_a971fd55bb_b.jpg)
Galapagos, Ecuador

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7120/7030337285_d4dace6dec_b.jpg)
San Francisco

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6224/7030333459_4d1983a730_b.jpg)
San Francisco
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: wickidwombat on April 05, 2012, 05:20:30 AM
here is the full res version
https://rapidshare.com/files/1081495353/2_little_birds.jpg
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: lol on April 06, 2012, 11:44:42 AM
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-UK1pev9mQNk/T38HMMh6NWI/AAAAAAAAHxM/DjfhtuvsxKc/s800/swan01-s.jpg) (http://fav.me/d4vatok)
Mute Swan - NOT cropped. Still getting the hang of the Sigma 120-300 f/2.8 OS. Click through for full size jpeg.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: marekjoz on April 19, 2012, 06:26:28 AM
small bird
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: lol on April 19, 2012, 01:21:37 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7211/7093893587_79ea915f1e_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/crestie_crazy/7093893587/)
Madeline (http://www.flickr.com/photos/crestie_crazy/7093893587/#) by Crestie Crazy (http://www.flickr.com/people/crestie_crazy/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ScottyP on April 26, 2012, 10:29:18 PM
First use of new 70-200.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: westr70 on April 26, 2012, 11:21:47 PM
Wow, great photos.

(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/Westr70/IMG_1019-1.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jtee on April 28, 2012, 02:03:08 PM
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t47/ahuxman58/2012/152ac3c4.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t47/ahuxman58/2012/6965b00e.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t47/ahuxman58/2012/a1cf0fdb.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: RobertG. on April 28, 2012, 05:35:15 PM
With my old PowerShot S2 years ago...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Hadam on April 28, 2012, 06:06:16 PM
Some of mine:
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: gary on April 28, 2012, 08:52:59 PM
First up a Hummingbird flying inside a bush to get the best feed, second a posing Gull, then a surfing Pelican. All on a 50D, can't recall the lens.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Lloyd on April 28, 2012, 11:55:19 PM
I have just started experimenting with a manual focus Canon 800mm FD lens on my 60d using the EdMika adapter. I took the following today. 

(http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/image/142968358/large.jpg)

(http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/image/142968357/large.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Blackhawk on April 29, 2012, 01:02:38 AM
Here is Pelican Pete looking at a lot of Hoot
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Cyclops on May 01, 2012, 01:52:22 PM
Got some killer birds in flight pictures

(http://www.poirier-arts.com/Other/Woodland-Park-Zoo/i-TS8pzzv/0/M/Zoo-102-M.jpg) (http://www.poirier-arts.com/Other/Woodland-Park-Zoo/21719290_dLdfNN#!i=1820232500&k=TS8pzzv&lb=1&s=A)

(http://www.poirier-arts.com/Other/Woodland-Park-Zoo/i-pwzrrdk/0/M/Zoo-109-M.jpg) (http://www.poirier-arts.com/Other/Woodland-Park-Zoo/21719290_dLdfNN#!i=1820233129&k=pwzrrdk&lb=1&s=A)

(http://www.poirier-arts.com/Other/Woodland-Park-Zoo/i-HSnGnbS/0/M/Zoo-153-M.jpg) (http://www.poirier-arts.com/Other/Woodland-Park-Zoo/21719290_dLdfNN#!i=1820235948&k=HSnGnbS&lb=1&s=A)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: briansquibb on May 01, 2012, 05:18:39 PM
Display bird

7d, 400 f/2.8@2.8, 1/8000, iso 200
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: HeavenHell on May 02, 2012, 07:26:04 PM
WOW, great photos folks!

Here's a goldfinch visiting my neighbors feeder.  Snapped this yesterday with my T2i and a Tamron 70-300

ISO 400, f/5.6, 1/320s, 300mm
(http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt79/HeavenHell_photo/IMG_2667.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Lily on May 03, 2012, 05:46:13 PM
Hello all,

I'm a little bit shy to post something after all the beautiful pictures I have seen on this thread, but I will try anyway. So, here are a few bird potraits of mine. Hope you will like them.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7181/7140058891_1bc1dda7df.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30076554@N02/7140058891/)
Mandarin Duck (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30076554@N02/7140058891/#) by Melanie Markovic's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/30076554@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7107/6993971980_bf556d45f6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30076554@N02/6993971980/)
White Rooster (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30076554@N02/6993971980/#) by Melanie Markovic's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/30076554@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7111/7140059683_a22333fb9d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30076554@N02/7140059683/)
Wild Geese (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30076554@N02/7140059683/#) by Melanie Markovic's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/30076554@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8155/7140059403_6908d061ce.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30076554@N02/7140059403/)
Bald Eagle (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30076554@N02/7140059403/#) by Melanie Markovic's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/30076554@N02/), on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7273/6993994084_6649896277.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30076554@N02/6993994084/)
Duck (http://www.flickr.com/photos/30076554@N02/6993994084/#) by Melanie Markovic's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/30076554@N02/), on Flickr

All taken with my Canon EOS 40D and my CANON 70-300mm EF F4-5,6 IS USM.

Thanks for your comments.

Lily
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: K-amps on May 03, 2012, 10:40:48 PM
couple of mine... they look weird on CR... too many artifacts..  :o
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: degies on May 04, 2012, 05:53:55 PM
Himalyan Monal
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: westr70 on May 04, 2012, 10:42:39 PM
(http://i1023.photobucket.com/albums/af356/Westr70/stroll-1.jpg)

Roadrunner, taken today.  Titled "Taking a stroll with lunch." 7d with 100-400 lens. 
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: wopbv4 on May 04, 2012, 11:06:48 PM
7D + 70-200
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: marekjoz on May 05, 2012, 07:53:48 PM
Some fresh pigeons...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: marekjoz on May 05, 2012, 07:55:09 PM
...and some fresh ducks
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dturano on May 05, 2012, 08:52:48 PM
One of the first few shots with my new to me canon 100-400mm L lens. Shot on a 5d Mark III cropped down to about 44% of the original, I was concerned about 400mm on a full frame but after cropping the original and getting these results I have no further reservations.  Exported from aperture to 50% hopefully didn't degrade quality to much.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Hill Benson on May 05, 2012, 10:29:42 PM
As I suspected, some outstanding pics posted in here. Great pics everyone. Here's a few of mine.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7205/6849779512_bebdeff759.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6849779512/)
Seagull (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6849779512/#) by cnlkurtz (http://www.flickr.com/people/68527603@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6108/6357336935_c3f612f1ff.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6357336935/)
Seagull (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6357336935/#) by cnlkurtz (http://www.flickr.com/people/68527603@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: stephen_ny on May 05, 2012, 11:06:16 PM
Excellent bird pictures here just wonderful.

http://flic.kr/ps/Ywrpi (http://flic.kr/ps/Ywrpi)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dturano on May 05, 2012, 11:25:33 PM
That first seagull shot is really sharp, thanks for the share.  Which lens and camera did you use?

As I suspected, some outstanding pics posted in here. Great pics everyone. Here's a few of mine.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7205/6849779512_bebdeff759.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6849779512/)
Seagull (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6849779512/#) by cnlkurtz (http://www.flickr.com/people/68527603@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6108/6357336935_c3f612f1ff.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6357336935/)
Seagull (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6357336935/#) by cnlkurtz (http://www.flickr.com/people/68527603@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Hill Benson on May 05, 2012, 11:46:34 PM
That first seagull shot is really sharp, thanks for the share.  Which lens and camera did you use?

As I suspected, some outstanding pics posted in here. Great pics everyone. Here's a few of mine.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7205/6849779512_bebdeff759.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6849779512/)
Seagull (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6849779512/#) by cnlkurtz (http://www.flickr.com/people/68527603@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6108/6357336935_c3f612f1ff.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6357336935/)
Seagull (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6357336935/#) by cnlkurtz (http://www.flickr.com/people/68527603@N08/), on Flickr

thanks for your comment, that was shot with a 50D with a 70-200 F4L
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: pete vella on May 06, 2012, 12:05:29 AM
NiCe Photos!!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dturano on May 06, 2012, 12:10:45 AM
I have heard great things about the 70-200 f/4 L both IS and non IS, this shot backs up some the claims to great sharpness from the lens. 

A lot of great shots from al posters, something about those seagulls jumped out at me, both great composition, the close up almost looks fake, a stuffed seagull.  Really sharp throughout, especially the eyes in both shots.

Thanks again.


That first seagull shot is really sharp, thanks for the share.  Which lens and camera did you use?

As I suspected, some outstanding pics posted in here. Great pics everyone. Here's a few of mine.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7205/6849779512_bebdeff759.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6849779512/)
Seagull (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6849779512/#) by cnlkurtz (http://www.flickr.com/people/68527603@N08/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6108/6357336935_c3f612f1ff.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6357336935/)
Seagull (http://www.flickr.com/photos/68527603@N08/6357336935/#) by cnlkurtz (http://www.flickr.com/people/68527603@N08/), on Flickr

thanks for your comment, that was shot with a 50D with a 70-200 F4L
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Hill Benson on May 06, 2012, 12:56:41 AM
I have heard great things about the 70-200 f/4 L both IS and non IS, this shot backs up some the claims to great sharpness from the lens. 

A lot of great shots from al posters, something about those seagulls jumped out at me, both great composition, the close up almost looks fake, a stuffed seagull.  Really sharp throughout, especially the eyes in both shots.

Thanks again.

I don't think I will ever sell or let my 70-200 F4/L (non IS) go. It was a shot taken by one of these and a 40D that made me choose Canon as my first digital SLR and lens. It's easily my favorite lens in my kit and my only L series lens so far. I'm really excited at the potential of this lens and a 5DMkiii as I'm very close to pulling the trigger on one of those!

thanks again for your kind comments, much appreciated.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: altenae on May 06, 2012, 12:39:32 PM
Click on image for larger version

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/FO6F9852.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=228)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/FO6F7075-2.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=217)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/FO6F8679a.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=382)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/FO6F0140.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=341)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 1982chris911 on May 07, 2012, 05:07:43 PM
Some More :-)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7224/7153880699_57cbc34194_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/7153880699/)
Kea - B&amp;W Portrait (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/7153880699/#) von 1982Chris911 (Thank you 600.000 Times) (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7201/6944947876_d54b3fc2cf_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/6944947876/)
Nesting Up at RBG Sydney (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/6944947876/#) von 1982Chris911 (Thank you 600.000 Times) (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7115/6914847034_16678f5d1d_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/6914847034/)
Male Takahe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/6914847034/#) von 1982Chris911 (Thank you 600.000 Times) (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6032/6851490752_33ea9e7703_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/6851490752/)
Australasian Gannet (Morus serrator) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/6851490752/#) von 1982Chris911 (Thank you 600.000 Times) (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Hill Benson on May 07, 2012, 05:27:37 PM
Nice Kea B+W portrait 1982Chris.
Some great sharpness/detail on the eye and beak.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: K-amps on May 08, 2012, 09:51:40 AM
Nice shots Chris.

On the Male Takahe shot... what have you done to the background... it is the weirdest blur... almost a criss cross pattern blur..   :o
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: briansquibb on May 08, 2012, 09:59:17 AM
Nice shots Chris.

On the Male Takahe shot... what have you done to the background... it is the weirdest blur... almost a criss cross pattern blur..   :o

Reminds me of a big 1.6 crop
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Cyclops on May 08, 2012, 10:55:10 AM
Nice shots Chris.

On the Male Takahe shot... what have you done to the background... it is the weirdest blur... almost a criss cross pattern blur..   :o

 I get that when throwing fences out of focus.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 1982chris911 on May 09, 2012, 09:22:38 AM
Nice shots Chris.

On the Male Takahe shot... what have you done to the background... it is the weirdest blur... almost a criss cross pattern blur..   :o

It was shot through a fence as the others already said. That is the problem if the Background is then too close to the subject to be extremely out of focus - the pattern still remains   
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: nightvisionsuk on May 10, 2012, 03:38:41 AM
Use a long focal length zoom telephoto lens with a range of 70-200mm is ideal.
Switch to Aperture Priority mode and choose a medium aperture with an f-stop of f/7.1.
Switch to an ISO setting that yields a shutter speed that is the reciprocal of the 35mm equivalent of the focal length you’re using to photograph the bird.
Enable image stabilization if your camera or lens has this feature.
Switch to Continuous Auto-Focus mode.
Switch to Continuous Drive mode.
Switch to a single auto-focus point and achieve focus on the eye that is closest to the camera.
If possible, photograph birds on an overcast day, or when the bird is in the shade.
If you’re photographing birds in broad daylight, capture your images in the early morning or late afternoon.
If you do photograph the bird straight on in broad daylight, make sure the front of the bird is illuminated.
If you’re photographing the side of the bird’s head in broad daylight, make sure the side of its head is completely illuminated.



 nightvision binoculars (http://www.nightvisiondirect.co.uk/night-vision-binocular)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: marekjoz on May 10, 2012, 04:13:32 AM
Use a long focal length zoom telephoto lens with a range of 70-200mm is ideal.
Switch to Aperture Priority mode and choose a medium aperture with an f-stop of f/7.1.
Switch to an ISO setting that yields a shutter speed that is the reciprocal of the 35mm equivalent of the focal length you’re using to photograph the bird.
Enable image stabilization if your camera or lens has this feature.
Switch to Continuous Auto-Focus mode.
Switch to Continuous Drive mode.
Switch to a single auto-focus point and achieve focus on the eye that is closest to the camera.
If possible, photograph birds on an overcast day, or when the bird is in the shade.
If you’re photographing birds in broad daylight, capture your images in the early morning or late afternoon.
If you do photograph the bird straight on in broad daylight, make sure the front of the bird is illuminated.
If you’re photographing the side of the bird’s head in broad daylight, make sure the side of its head is completely illuminated.



Although f5, 1/160 @ 200mm but is it ok? :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: K-amps on May 10, 2012, 09:18:19 AM
Although f5, 1/160 @ 200mm but is it ok? :)

Very nice!! Personally I like a bit of contrast sometimes (attached) . Very nice shot by the way.

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: trueblue_dtw@yahoo.co.uk on May 10, 2012, 10:16:37 AM
Tia the Barn Owl...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: MRLinVA on May 10, 2012, 10:30:55 AM
Florida burrowing owls
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: marekjoz on May 10, 2012, 10:37:33 AM
Although f5, 1/160 @ 200mm but is it ok? :)

Very nice!! Personally I like a bit of contrast sometimes (attached) . Very nice shot by the way.

Thanks! Looks cooler :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: AmbientLight on May 18, 2012, 03:59:07 PM
Here's a shot I took of a pretty big bird.  ;)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: HeavenHell on May 19, 2012, 02:58:12 PM
Please excuse the composition, but I didn't have a lot to work with.  I was heading out this morning and noticed this hawk perched on my neighbors bird bath.  Unfortunately it flew away when I tried getting closer.

(http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt79/HeavenHell_photo/IMG_0089_1024.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Canon Rumors on May 19, 2012, 03:49:23 PM
Snowy Owl in Ontario
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bp on May 19, 2012, 04:53:14 PM
Snowy Owl in Ontario

Holy poop - that is a freakin amazing shot
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dryanparker on May 19, 2012, 06:25:48 PM
I was lucky enough to capture this moment recently...Enjoy!

"Chatting Sea Birds" http://500px.com/photo/7709295 (http://500px.com/photo/7709295)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Wilmark on May 19, 2012, 07:42:25 PM
Some of Birds of Trinidad.
1 - Corn Bird
2 - Copper Rumped Humming Bird
3 - White Bearded Manakin
3 - Green Honeycreeper
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: DJL329 on May 19, 2012, 09:11:40 PM
Please excuse the composition, but I didn't have a lot to work with.  I was heading out this morning and noticed this hawk perched on my neighbors bird bath.  Unfortunately it flew away when I tried getting closer.

(http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt79/HeavenHell_photo/IMG_0089_1024.jpg)

"Bathe At Your Own Risk"   :D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Damon on May 19, 2012, 10:14:53 PM
Some amazing shots here.
 Here is one from an old FD 800 attached to my old 20D and an osprey from my even older Canon G2 (still using both cheapskate that I am)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bfmawhinney on May 20, 2012, 01:21:08 AM
Snowy Owl in Ontario

Holy poop - that is a freakin amazing shot

Wow.  Could you share any specs for us learners?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Lnguyen1203 on May 20, 2012, 02:35:12 AM
California Condor, Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, California, Canon 5D3, 300L f2.8 IS + 2X II @ f8, 1/1600, ISO 1000.  The California Condor is an endangered species with only about 250 birds in the wild.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on May 20, 2012, 04:02:24 AM
Please excuse the composition, but I didn't have a lot to work with.  I was heading out this morning and noticed this hawk perched on my neighbors bird bath.  Unfortunately it flew away when I tried getting closer.

(http://i599.photobucket.com/albums/tt79/HeavenHell_photo/IMG_0089_1024.jpg)

So what's wrong with the composition, apart from it being obviously not straight? (I spotted that one....).
And the bird could be brightened up a little maybe.
After all its not that you were a professional laying waiting for the shot. I'd like to hear what could be done
better here, in these circumstances.
Cheers Brian
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: xps on May 20, 2012, 04:20:07 AM
PS G10
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Ew on May 20, 2012, 04:41:09 AM
Pelican's nest with their young @ Astrkhan Deltas
7D 70-200 f4L IS @ 200mm 400 iso f/11 1/500 w/ND4
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Jimmy L on May 20, 2012, 05:58:28 AM
I took about 20 frames of this friendly bird but liked this one the most!
Canon EOS 7D, EF-S 17-55mm @ 55mm, 1/2000 sec. ISO 160, f/4
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: troy19 on May 20, 2012, 07:29:08 AM
Snowy Owl in Ontario

This is an outstanding composition.

The owl is placed perfectly in the frame.

The yellow eyes are the magic in the else black and white and blue picture.

The long wings are getting more emphasized by the chosen angle of view, the short body looks even shorter when compared with the long wings.

Is this a real wildlife shot or supported by a animal trainer and a tame bird?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: HeavenHell on May 20, 2012, 09:06:28 AM
Quote
So what's wrong with the composition, apart from it being obviously not straight? (I spotted that one....).
And the bird could be brightened up a little maybe.
After all its not that you were a professional laying waiting for the shot. I'd like to hear what could be done
better here, in these circumstances.
Cheers Brian
Hi Brian, yeah I think you're probably right.  I just wish I could have gotten the shot without the siding as the background.  But what I did get is way better than nothing.  Thanks for your comments  :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: HarryWintergreen on May 20, 2012, 03:01:41 PM
70-200 f/4 IS 40D @ ISO 640 D40 and 5DII (Oyser fishers and seagull)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on May 21, 2012, 05:00:22 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7240/7244160768_ab05148053.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7244160768/)
Willow Warbler in Flight (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7244160768/#) by Kernuak (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7080/7243736942_e09c8f68e1.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7243736942/)
Willow Warbler on Bracken (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7243736942/#) by Kernuak (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ecka on May 22, 2012, 09:39:10 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7099/7248823862_5d1d8220a1_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ions on May 22, 2012, 12:32:38 PM
Feeble first attempt at birding:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7240/7249723348_b4f71dc8a9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7249723348/)
Red Winged Blackbird at Presqu'ile Provincial Park (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7249723348/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: K-amps on May 23, 2012, 12:40:15 PM
Feeble first attempt at birding:

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7240/7249723348_b4f71dc8a9.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7249723348/)
Red Winged Blackbird at Presqu'ile Provincial Park (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7249723348/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr

Apart from the dead center framing, there's nothing else but praise that come to mind. Great shot!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: degies on May 24, 2012, 07:01:19 PM
Himalayan Monal Male! This guy does not stand still! Ever!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: seattlebirdman on May 24, 2012, 08:14:01 PM
House Finch near Portland, OR

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7245/7216772082_6ec227b2d3_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlebirdman/7216772082/)
House Finch (http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlebirdman/7216772082/#) by seattlebirdman (http://www.flickr.com/people/seattlebirdman/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: K-amps on May 24, 2012, 11:14:24 PM
House Finch near Portland, OR

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7245/7216772082_6ec227b2d3_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlebirdman/7216772082/)
House Finch (http://www.flickr.com/photos/seattlebirdman/7216772082/#) by seattlebirdman (http://www.flickr.com/people/seattlebirdman/), on Flickr

Very pretty...!  Only gripe... if the Bird was as sharp as the moss.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: DJD on May 25, 2012, 01:34:38 AM
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-YEC2MFKsugo/Tbx_19VF_TI/AAAAAAAACis/qE7NZPjlTVs/s800/untitled.jpg)

An "aggressive" Band Tale on my deck railing.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on May 25, 2012, 03:31:41 AM
Japanese White-eye (Mejiro) in Octopus tree; Canon 7D, EF-S 55-250 mm @ 250mm, f/8, 1/160, ISO 400, handheld. Kailua, HI.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on May 25, 2012, 05:57:28 AM
Java sparrows waiting their turn. 7D, EF-S 55-250 @250mm, f/7.1, 1/500, ISO 200, handheld.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: docm on May 25, 2012, 07:06:54 AM
Green Bee-Eater - Gir Forrest - India
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: docm on May 25, 2012, 07:08:32 AM
Ring necked parrot - Gir Forrest - India
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: docm on May 25, 2012, 07:09:58 AM
White-breasted Kingfisher - Gir Forrest - India
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jtee on May 29, 2012, 07:03:24 PM
(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t47/ahuxman58/2012/c363fbd9.jpg)

(http://i157.photobucket.com/albums/t47/ahuxman58/2012/2d65b833.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on May 30, 2012, 02:58:33 AM
jtee, beautiful images. If you don't mind, what did you use to capture those amazing photos?
Thanks for posting those.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jtee on May 31, 2012, 07:05:22 PM
jtee, beautiful images. If you don't mind, what did you use to capture those amazing photos?
Thanks for posting those.

 Thank you  for your kind words.
I usually get my bird images with the Canon7D attached to my Canon 500MM  F4 IS USM  ( version 1).
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ions on June 11, 2012, 04:06:15 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7230/7177587041_93cf4fcb33.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7177587041/)
Robert "The Cardinal" De Niro (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7177587041/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: LSV on June 13, 2012, 02:36:56 AM
Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve in Huntington Beach, CA. Taken by Canon SX-40.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mt Spokane Photography on June 23, 2012, 12:39:52 PM
Baby Robins this morning 6-23-2012.  Three babies already getting nice feathers.  Canon 100mm  at f/16.
 
Here are the nest and the eggs earlier.  They built 4 ft above the ground on some panels I had stacked against the kids play house.  A flicker nest on the rear has baby flickers in it as well.
 
(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Nature/2012/i-2k7FtCm/0/L/untitled-12325-L.jpg)
 
(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Nature/2012/i-fTf8tq8/0/L/untitled-12331-L.jpg)
 
 
(http://www.mount-spokane-photography.com/Nature/2012/i-b68dmMd/0/XL/EMW12393-XL.jpg)
 
 
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: briansquibb on June 23, 2012, 02:17:10 PM
Chaffinch
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: LSV on June 23, 2012, 03:31:34 PM
Osprey with Yellowfin Croaker, 60D at 400mm and f/11
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 5Dracer on June 23, 2012, 04:06:24 PM
First shot with my new 100-400 L lens.  Not bad considering it was a quick shot through my sliding glass door and hand held.  Lovin' the 5D Mark III.  (400mm ISO 320 f5.6 1/320 sec. )
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: K-amps on June 24, 2012, 12:00:51 PM
Reflections
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: candyman on June 24, 2012, 12:47:55 PM
White-breasted Kingfisher - Gir Forrest - India


Love this one. What an interesting bird!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: richard t on June 24, 2012, 03:42:48 PM
Male Kingy

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7241/7290819618_76c45dbe11_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardtinsley/7290819618/)
Male Kingfisher (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardtinsley/7290819618/#) by Rich Tinsley (http://www.flickr.com/people/richardtinsley/), on Flickr

Green Woody
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7218/7290742930_08fcf973fd_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardtinsley/7290742930/)
Green Woodpecker (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardtinsley/7290742930/#) by Rich Tinsley (http://www.flickr.com/people/richardtinsley/), on Flickr


Female Kingy
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8148/7290743858_06c8c234e3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardtinsley/7290743858/)
Female Kingfisher (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardtinsley/7290743858/#) by Rich Tinsley (http://www.flickr.com/people/richardtinsley/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: sama on June 24, 2012, 09:29:07 PM
photo taken with my canon SX40HS
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: sama on June 24, 2012, 09:42:57 PM
also from SX40HS
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Shawn L on June 24, 2012, 10:35:54 PM
Taken at the San Diego zoo (1D Mark IV, EF 100-400, ISO 160, 365 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: lopicma on June 24, 2012, 11:57:20 PM
WOW!  My picture can't stand up to the clarity of this group, but here it is anyway.
I need a bigger lens or visit a ZOO!
Shot with my trusty Rebel XS and the Canon 50-250mm f/4-5.6

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5079/7392151400_ac05875da4_b.jpg)

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: LSV on June 25, 2012, 02:26:44 AM
Green Heron, 60D at 400mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: cookie on June 25, 2012, 02:55:51 AM
Here is some not so exotic shot with my 7d 70/200 L
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: detoxin on June 25, 2012, 06:08:00 AM
apologize if this make you sick  but it is really some effort - I spent 2 hours cooking it and it's yummy
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rwmson on June 25, 2012, 07:23:49 AM
Luv the eye, snout, mouth and lower lip!  Looks quite tasty!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: sunyeh on June 25, 2012, 08:17:36 AM
Taken at the San Diego zoo (1D Mark IV, EF 100-400, ISO 160, 365 mm, f/5.6, 1/800 sec)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: sunyeh on June 25, 2012, 08:27:09 AM
I like a nice headshot :)

(http://i213.photobucket.com/albums/cc260/popotehrawr/cwp/hhlookdown-s.jpg)
Harris Hawk

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/_UXW65nXXeP4/Tc2R6Q-zYtI/AAAAAAAAGUM/4vZQplN07CE/s800/cutesidecygnet-s.jpg)
Cygnet

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-5zCNtVDxvnk/Teup9W7u1uI/AAAAAAAAGig/A_0H5KhmfDM/s800/swanhead.jpg)
Snoozing Swan
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: sunyeh on June 25, 2012, 08:30:55 AM
Male Kingy

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7241/7290819618_76c45dbe11_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardtinsley/7290819618/)
Male Kingfisher (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardtinsley/7290819618/#) by Rich Tinsley (http://www.flickr.com/people/richardtinsley/), on Flickr

Green Woody
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7218/7290742930_08fcf973fd_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardtinsley/7290742930/)
Green Woodpecker (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardtinsley/7290742930/#) by Rich Tinsley (http://www.flickr.com/people/richardtinsley/), on Flickr


Female Kingy
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8148/7290743858_06c8c234e3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardtinsley/7290743858/)
Female Kingfisher (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardtinsley/7290743858/#) by Rich Tinsley (http://www.flickr.com/people/richardtinsley/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: sunyeh on June 25, 2012, 08:40:02 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7031/6554667533_c4764e0d4d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6554667533/)
White-breasted Waterhen (Amaurornis phoenicurus) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6554667533/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

Adult White-breasted Waterhens have mainly dark grey upperparts and flanks, and a white face, neck and breast. The lower belly and undertail are cinnamon coloured. The body is flattened laterally to allow easier passage through the reeds or undergrowth. They have long toes, a short tail and a yellow bill and legs. Sexes are similar but females measure slightly smaller. Immature birds are much duller versions of the adults. The downy chicks are black, as with all rails.

Several subspecies are named for the populations that are widely distributed. The nominate subspecies is described from Sri Lanka but is often widened to include chinensis of mainland India and adjoining regions in Asia, west to Arabia and east nearly to Japan. The remaining subspecies are those from islands and include insularis of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands, midnicobaricus of the central Nicobars, leucocephala of Car Nicobar, maldivus of the Maldives, javanicus of Java and leucomelanus of Sulawesi and the Lesser Sundas

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-breasted_Waterhen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/White-breasted_Waterhen)

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/tags/canonef800mmf56lisusm/)
Image Date: 2010-02-20 08:48:39 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 800mm
Aperture: f/5.6
Exposure Time: 0.0006 s (1/1600)
ISO equiv: 640
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
Software: Aperture 3.2.2

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4100/4903479623_0ab17002b2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/4903479623/)
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/4903479623/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size is very large, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Source: http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/106003742/0 (http://www.iucnredlist.org/apps/redlist/details/106003742/0)

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/tags/canonef500mmf4lisusm/)
Image Date: 2010-08-14 07:52:37 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 500mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure Time: 0.0006 s (1/1600)
ISO equiv: 320
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Partial
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: 14° 42′ 46.20″ N, 120° 57′ 15.60″ E
Software: Aperture 3.0.3

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7020/6666591809_4e1875f4b8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6666591809/)
Blue-tailed Bee-eater (Merops philippinu) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6666591809/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence 30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Source: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=1179 (http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=1179)

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF400mm f/2.8L IS II USM (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/tags/canonef400mmf28lisiiusm/) +2.0x
Image Date: 2011-12-31 09:33:30 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 800mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Time: 0.0013 s (1/800)
ISO equiv: 800
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: 15° 4′ 30.00″ N, 120° 52′ 37.20″ E
Photographer: Paolo Dolina
Copyright: Paolo Dolina
Caption: This species has an extremely large range, and hence does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the range size criterion (Extent of Occurrence <20,000 km2 combined with a declining or fluctuating range size, habitat extent/quality, or population size and a small number of locations or severe fragmentation). The population trend appears to be stable, and hence the species does not approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population trend criterion (>30% decline over ten years or three generations). The population size has not been quantified, but it is not believed to approach the thresholds for Vulnerable under the population size criterion (<10,000 mature individuals with a continuing decline estimated to be >10% in ten years or three generations, or with a specified population structure). For these reasons the species is evaluated as Least Concern.

Source: http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=1179 (http://www.birdlife.org/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=1179)
Software: Aperture 3.2.2


(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4095/4859897668_dd272866c5_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/4859897668/)
Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio pulverulentis) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/4859897668/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Purple Swamphen (Porphyrio porphyrio), also known as the African Purple Swamphen, Purple Moorhen, Purple Gallinule or Purple Coot, is a large bird in the family Rallidae (rails). From its name in French, talève sultane, it is also known as the Sultana Bird. It should not be confused with the American Purple Gallinule, Porphyrio martinica. The common name in New Zealand, used for the subspecies P. p. melanotus, is Pūkeko, which is the Māori name. The variant found in Samoa, P. p. samoensis, is called "manuali'i," meaning "chiefly bird" in the Samoan language.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Swamphen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Purple_Swamphen)

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 40D
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS USM (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/tags/canonef300mmf28lisusm/) +1.4x
Image Date: 2010-02-27 09:05:39 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 420mm
Aperture: f/4.5
Exposure Time: 0.0006 s (1/1600)
ISO equiv: 640
Exposure Bias: +1.00 EV
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: shutter priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: 14° 42′ 46.20″ N, 120° 57′ 15.60″ E
Software: Aperture 3.0.3

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7035/6648195613_bf0b55218e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6648195613/)
Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6648195613/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

Anas luzonica is endemic to the Philippines, being recorded from all the major islands and eight smaller islands. Records since 1980 derive from c.30 localities, most on Luzon and Mindanao. Records from Siquijor and the Sulus remain unsubstantiated. A steep population decline was evident by the mid-1970s, with high numbers recorded at only a few sites in the following decade, e.g. Candaba Marsh (Luzon) which probably supported many thousands in the early 1980s. Subsequent local extinctions and near-disappearances have occurred in several significant sites, including Candaba Marsh and Buguey wetlands (where several thousand were recorded in 1983). Important current areas include Polillo Island (240 seen and an estimated 3,000 present in 1996), Subic Bay (600 seen in 1997), Magat dam (2,000 were seen in 2001) and Malasi lakes (1,320 were recorded in 2002), Luzon. Other recent records come from Mangatarem, Pangasinan (east of Zambales Mountains IBA) where 70 individuals were counted on the Barabac River inside the Manleluag Spring National Park, Cantilan mangroves in Surigao del Sur and from a mangrove fishpond in Bicol Region, Southern Luzon1. In 1993, its population was estimated at 10,000-100,000, but by 2002 fewer than 10,000 birds were thought to remain.

Source: http://83.138.144.95/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=439 (http://83.138.144.95/datazone/speciesfactsheet.php?id=439)

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Lens: Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II USM (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/tags/ef300mmf28lisiiusm/) +2.0x
Image Date: 2011-12-31 09:02:52 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 600mm
Aperture: f/8.0
Exposure Time: 0.0008 s (1/1250)
ISO equiv: 800
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: 15° 4′ 30.00″ N, 120° 52′ 37.20″ E

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4074/4817552631_c5f3db24af_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/4817552631/)
Striated Grassbird (Megalurus palustris) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/4817552631/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Striated Grassbird (Megalurus palustris) is an "Old World warbler" species in the family Megaluridae. It was formerly placed in the Sylviidae.

It is found in Bangladesh, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Nepal, Pakistan, the Philippines, Russia, Thailand, and Vietnam.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Striated_Grassbird (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Striated_Grassbird)

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Lens: Canon EF 200mm f/2L IS USM (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/tags/canonef200mmf2lisusm/)
Image Date: 2010-01-26 22:44:31 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 200mm
Aperture: f/2.0
Exposure Time: 0.0050 s (1/200)
ISO equiv: 640
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: aperture priority (semi-auto)
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
Software: Aperture 3.0.3

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2597/4058073487_8747fb60e9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/4058073487/)
Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/4058073487/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) is a large duck which is native to Mexico and Central and South America. A small wild population reaches into the United States in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas. There also are feral  breeding populations in North America in and around public parks in nearly every state of the USA and in the Canadian provinces; feral populations also exist in Europe. Although the Muscovy Duck is a tropical bird, it adapts to icy and snowy conditions down to –12°C (10°F) and below without ill effects

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscovy_Duck (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muscovy_Duck)

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS 5D
Lens: Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS USM (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/tags/canonef70200mmf28lisusm/)
Image Date: 2009-02-05 18:24:52 (no TZ)
Focal Length: 150.0mm
Aperture: f/2.8
Exposure Time: 0.0004 s (1/2500)
ISO equiv: 400
Exposure Bias: none
Metering Mode: Matrix
Exposure: Manual
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: noncho on June 25, 2012, 09:44:46 AM
One from my last few days on a seaside:
(http://img.photo-forum.net/site_pics/120/1340556132_IMG_8019_.jpg)
Little Ringed Plover, 60D with 55-250IS @208mm from close distance.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: sama on June 25, 2012, 12:29:15 PM
ugly and lonely ??
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: chauncey on June 25, 2012, 12:39:23 PM
I like getting BIF images such as this series that I've broken into two parts

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/before-trash.jpg)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/six-egrets-c-blur-2.jpg)

And the epitome of "tacky"

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/300.jpg)
.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on June 25, 2012, 04:32:56 PM
Male Kingy

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7241/7290819618_76c45dbe11_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardtinsley/7290819618/)
Male Kingfisher (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardtinsley/7290819618/#) by Rich Tinsley (http://www.flickr.com/people/richardtinsley/), on Flickr

Green Woody
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7218/7290742930_08fcf973fd_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardtinsley/7290742930/)
Green Woodpecker (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardtinsley/7290742930/#) by Rich Tinsley (http://www.flickr.com/people/richardtinsley/), on Flickr


Female Kingy
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8148/7290743858_06c8c234e3_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardtinsley/7290743858/)
Female Kingfisher (http://www.flickr.com/photos/richardtinsley/7290743858/#) by Rich Tinsley (http://www.flickr.com/people/richardtinsley/), on Flickr
None of the woodpeckers are particularly accomodating when it comes to photographing or getting close to them, but the green woodpecker is probably the most elusive of the UK species. My dream is to photograph one raiding an ant's nest, but I could be waiting some time :P.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: richard t on June 25, 2012, 06:56:32 PM
used to get them in my garden... but no more   :'(

this one poked his head round the trunk while I was waiting for the kingfisher and about 7feet away!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: briansquibb on June 25, 2012, 06:56:40 PM
None of the woodpeckers are particularly accomodating when it comes to photographing or getting close to them, but the green woodpecker is probably the most elusive of the UK species. My dream is to photograph one raiding an ant's nest, but I could be waiting some time :P.

I am fortunate to have both woodpeckers come to my feeders - both are very beautiful
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on June 26, 2012, 02:37:28 PM
None of the woodpeckers are particularly accomodating when it comes to photographing or getting close to them, but the green woodpecker is probably the most elusive of the UK species. My dream is to photograph one raiding an ant's nest, but I could be waiting some time :P.

I am fortunate to have both woodpeckers come to my feeders - both are very beautiful
I've managed to get close photos (with a native 300) of some great spotted, but I've only ever seen the green at a distance - raiding ant's nests :P. My garden is far too small to get anything other than your usual small garden birds, apart from the last cold winter when a meadow pipit came visiting.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on June 28, 2012, 03:13:56 AM
Red-whiskered Bulbul.  7D, 100-400L @400mm, f/7.1, 1/640, ISO 320, hand held, cropped and pp in DPP. Kailua, Hawaii.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: K-amps on June 28, 2012, 02:39:38 PM
mark II 1Ds 840mm
f/6.3   1/4000

Amazing!  What lens was this on your 1Ds?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: briansquibb on June 28, 2012, 04:26:08 PM
mark II 1Ds 840mm
f/6.3   1/4000

Amazing!  What lens was this on your 1Ds?

600 + 1.4?

Nice to see an old camera still gives top IQ :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rwmson on June 29, 2012, 07:30:39 AM
Gary, that eagle shot is absolutely perfect!  Worth some money IMHO.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: sunyeh on June 30, 2012, 10:37:25 AM
[7d + 70-300 l
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: sunyeh on June 30, 2012, 10:39:34 AM
[7d + 70-300 l
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: sunyeh on June 30, 2012, 10:42:31 AM
Green Heron, 7d + 70-300l
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: liberace on June 30, 2012, 01:49:47 PM
Pied Heron and a Black-necked Stork (Jabiru).

7D + 70-200mm f/2.8 IS USM II
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Wiki Tango on June 30, 2012, 06:47:13 PM
courtship display of the Northern Gannet, Helgoland, Germany

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6143/5951269648_3fa268e426.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ef-s/5951269648/)
do you love me? (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ef-s/5951269648/#) by Ingo Kwiat (http://www.flickr.com/people/ef-s/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: TexPhoto on June 30, 2012, 09:54:33 PM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5286/5314382967_5e97e30022_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/5314382967/)
IMG_3192 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/5314382967/#) by TexPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6193/6117817386_3d7ded1450_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/6117817386/)
IMG_4038 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/6117817386/#) by TexPhoto (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: vargyropoulos on June 30, 2012, 10:16:17 PM
This was taken in Battery Park, New York City on a sunny spring day.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: vargyropoulos on June 30, 2012, 10:18:35 PM
This was taken in Long Island NY
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Richard8971 on June 30, 2012, 11:25:56 PM
Here are a couple. Taken with my Xti/7D with 70-300 IS USM, 70-200 IS USM, 100 macro.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on July 01, 2012, 03:09:16 AM
Richard...I love those hummingbird shots. There are no hummingbirds in Hawaii :'(
Here is one of a White Tern taken yesterday. 7D, 100-400L @400mm, f/7.1, 1/1600, ISO 400. Hand held and cropped and pp in DPP.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: sunyeh on July 01, 2012, 03:22:10 AM
Couple birds from Florida...
Thanks.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on July 01, 2012, 08:01:41 AM
Pied Heron
Looks very cool. Punk maybe?
Nice picture.

Cheers Brian
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on July 01, 2012, 08:06:59 AM
Fledgling Great Tit.

5D MK3, 70-200 F4, 1/1500s, F4.0, ISO160.
On Tv, didn't notice it had taken F4.0 instead of increasing the ISO.

Hmmm.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Vonbon on July 01, 2012, 08:55:57 AM
Lesser Bird of Paradise

more: http://www.flickr.com/photos/vonbon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/vonbon)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: HarryWintergreen on July 01, 2012, 09:11:17 AM
[7d + 70-300 l

How about that? ('Naturschutzgebiet' is 'national nature reserve' in English)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: HarryWintergreen on July 01, 2012, 09:18:54 AM
40D, 70-200 f/4.0 IS
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: briansquibb on July 01, 2012, 05:06:58 PM
That mallard is beautiful - Brian
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: sovietdoc on July 01, 2012, 09:31:46 PM
I don't really shoot birds, but I got one or two..

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4092/4981288206_1c2194a0c6_b.jpg)

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8016/7483740722_6122927b7a_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Richard8971 on July 01, 2012, 11:23:07 PM
Richard...I love those hummingbird shots. There are no hummingbirds in Hawaii :'(
Here is one of a White Tern taken yesterday. 7D, 100-400L @400mm, f/7.1, 1/1600, ISO 400. Hand held and cropped and pp in DPP.

Thanks, I love having them here in Southern Arizona. Due to the migration paths of many of these little guys, we get to experience them here year round!

D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Andreas on July 03, 2012, 09:09:14 PM
Canon 5DMIII, 400m 1/1600 F 5.6 ISO 2500   :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Richard8971 on July 03, 2012, 11:25:32 PM
Baby roadrunners, one eating. T1i, 60mm macro, 380EX flash.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: LSV on July 04, 2012, 02:14:34 AM
Turkey Vulture, 60D at 400mm, f/11, 1/500 sec, ISO 320
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: KenBPhotos on July 04, 2012, 02:25:29 AM
Shot of a cardinal in my backyard taken w 70-200 f/2.8 IS II...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/7451630014_80116ddbf7_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenbphotos/7451630014/)
Cardinal II (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenbphotos/7451630014/#) by KenBPhotos (http://www.flickr.com/people/kenbphotos/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on July 04, 2012, 02:48:32 AM
Ken..I like the positioning of the cardinal..off center and how the fence leads the eye from left to right to the subject matter..nice work
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: vlim on July 04, 2012, 04:05:36 AM
all the photos posted recently are really great with some of them  stunning like the American Kestrel, The Harrier, the Araçari !
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: vlim on July 04, 2012, 04:11:54 AM
Quote
Ken..I like the positioning of the cardinal..off center and how the fence leads the eye from left to right to the subject matter..nice work

I totally agree
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on July 04, 2012, 06:07:02 AM
Hawaiian Coot in foreground. 7D, 100-400L @ 400mm, f/6.3, 1/500s, ISO 400.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on July 04, 2012, 06:15:47 AM
Cardinal in Ho'omaluhia Park, Kaneohe, Oahu, Hawaii.
7D, 100-400L @ 400mm, f/8, 1/640s, ISO 1250. Moderately cropped. PP in DPP.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: lol on July 04, 2012, 02:31:06 PM
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YBA5JZQ6cYI/T_Q4ilhHfMI/AAAAAAAAIFQ/UUuF9_Xxt4I/s800/puffinface-ssq.jpg)
Wild puffin on Skomer island, Wales.

7D, 100-400L at 400mm, 1/500s f/8 ISO1600
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: drjlo on July 05, 2012, 01:10:20 AM
Canon 70-200 II + 2x TC III

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7268/7505894128_8a71206c54_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/drjlo1/7505894128/)
DZ3C4929 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/drjlo1/7505894128/#) by drjlo1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/drjlo1/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: drjlo on July 07, 2012, 09:00:44 PM

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8009/7523861382_de804b7ec5_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/drjlo1/7523861382/)
DZ3C5049 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/drjlo1/7523861382/#) by drjlo1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/drjlo1/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ions on July 08, 2012, 10:18:54 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7268/7532247300_74bc1f8749.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7532247300/)
Peacock at the Toronto Zoo (http://www.flickr.com/photos/christopherbrian/7532247300/#) by Christopher Brian's Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/christopherbrian/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: briansquibb on July 09, 2012, 03:02:17 AM
Mark II 1Ds
840mm f/9.0 1/5000 iso 800

Love the colours of the owl picture Gary!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: MazV-L on July 09, 2012, 07:23:10 AM
Mark II 1Ds
840mm f/9.0 1/5000 iso 800
Awesome 8)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: sunyeh on July 09, 2012, 08:50:11 AM
Canon 7d+70-300l
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mick on July 09, 2012, 05:14:49 PM
I love raptor shots.

Mick
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: daniel-barton on July 09, 2012, 05:22:24 PM
I'll play some more!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8426/7536937474_6102f6405c_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbarton/7536937474/)
American Dipper, Parent and Fledgling (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbarton/7536937474/#) by daniel-barton (http://www.flickr.com/people/danielbarton/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: daniel-barton on July 09, 2012, 05:23:54 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8145/7536938594_24f469ec3b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbarton/7536938594/)
American Dipper, Parent and Fledglings (http://www.flickr.com/photos/danielbarton/7536938594/#) by daniel-barton (http://www.flickr.com/people/danielbarton/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Richard8971 on July 10, 2012, 01:47:07 AM
Mark II 1Ds  840mm

give it up!!


the owl did get away?? but not with his dinner !! first time a have seen them stealing from the owls

OK, I am jealous!!! Very awesome and cool shot!!! Damn...

Gary, all of your bird photos are a cut above. I would have to admit I am feeling quite humbled. Thank you for sharing such awesome photos!

D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Richard8971 on July 10, 2012, 01:51:02 AM
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-YBA5JZQ6cYI/T_Q4ilhHfMI/AAAAAAAAIFQ/UUuF9_Xxt4I/s800/puffinface-ssq.jpg)
Wild puffin on Skomer island, Wales.

7D, 100-400L at 400mm, 1/500s f/8 ISO1600

LOL is right!!! Love this shot.

D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: gary samples on July 10, 2012, 11:03:41 AM
Mark II 1Ds  840mm

give it up!!


the owl did get away?? but not with his dinner !! first time a have seen them stealing from the owls

OK, I am jealous!!! Very awesome and cool shot!!! Damn...

Gary, all of your bird photos are a cut above. I would have to admit I am feeling quite humbled. Thank you for sharing such awesome photos!

D
  thanks for the kind words I love  flight work any thing flying I have to shoot it's  a sickness really
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: briansquibb on July 10, 2012, 11:40:44 AM
Mark II 1Ds  840mm

give it up!!


the owl did get away?? but not with his dinner !! first time a have seen them stealing from the owls

OK, I am jealous!!! Very awesome and cool shot!!! Damn...

Gary, all of your bird photos are a cut above. I would have to admit I am feeling quite humbled. Thank you for sharing such awesome photos!

D
  thanks for the kind words I love  flight work any thing flying I have to shoot it's  a sickness really

Just shows you dont need a state of the art, high tech, high DR camera to get top rate images!

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on July 10, 2012, 05:30:52 PM
Mark II 1Ds
840mm f/9.0 1/5000 iso 800
I've been trying to photograph a barn owl for the past few weeks, with only limited success.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: gary samples on July 10, 2012, 05:40:48 PM
it's not easy that is for sure! tons of blown shots but that is why I love it   a lot of road miles people don't see  but when you get a really good one  .  ;) your back to do it again !!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 1982chris911 on July 10, 2012, 06:25:53 PM
European Red Kite B&W

7D 70-200mm IS2 + Ext III 2x @ 400mm

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7280/7544848658_4c40613540_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/7544848658/)
Screaming Red Kite (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/7544848658/#) von 1982Chris911 (Thank you 700.000 Times) (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 1982chris911 on July 11, 2012, 06:22:44 AM
Screaming Eastern Imperial Eagle

7D + 70-200mm F2.8 IS2 + Ext III x2 @ 400mm

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8283/7548815394_d6ea82f670_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/7548815394/)
Screaming Eastern Imperial Eagle (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/7548815394/#) von 1982Chris911 (Thank you 700.000 Times) (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rwmson on July 11, 2012, 07:14:20 AM
Gary & 1982 - quit posting such astounding bird photos, you're making the rest of us look bad!  ;D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on July 11, 2012, 07:53:36 AM
Gary & 1982 - quit posting such astounding bird photos, you're making the rest of us look bad!  ;D
I know! ;)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: sunyeh on July 11, 2012, 08:36:44 AM
7d+70-300l
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on July 11, 2012, 09:22:24 AM
Gary & 1982 - quit posting such astounding bird photos, you're making the rest of us look bad!  ;D
Some people should be banned! >:(
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: gary samples on July 11, 2012, 11:22:39 AM
Gary & 1982 - quit posting such astounding bird photos, you're making the rest of us look bad!  ;D
Some people should be banned! >:(
   Sorry
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: K-amps on July 11, 2012, 11:46:37 AM
MarkII 1Ds
840mm f/8.0 1/2000 iso 400 +1/3 ev

Amazing!

PS: What lens is this? (840mm)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on July 11, 2012, 11:53:23 AM
Gary & 1982 - quit posting such astounding bird photos, you're making the rest of us look bad!  ;D
Some people should be banned! >:(
   Sorry

Gary, I would love to learn. Could I PM you with questions?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: gary samples on July 11, 2012, 12:33:28 PM
Gary & 1982 - quit posting such astounding bird photos, you're making the rest of us look bad!  ;D
Some people should be banned! >:(
   Sorry

Gary, I would love to learn. Could I PM you with questions?  If I can help I would be glad to !!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: gary samples on July 11, 2012, 12:35:03 PM
MarkII 1Ds
840mm f/8.0 1/2000 iso 400 +1/3 ev

Amazing!

PS: What lens is this? (840mm)  sorry for not posting it the only way to get 840 is 600+ 1.4
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Andreas on July 11, 2012, 02:06:54 PM
 Canon 5DMarkIII, lente 70-200 L, extender 2x, 1/1600 F 5.6 ISO 2500
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: gbchriste on July 11, 2012, 02:51:29 PM
1. 5DMKII, other settings not available
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8150/7316915842_178de15f5a_z.jpg)

2. 5DMKIII, ISO 400, f4.5, 1/1600 SS.
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8150/7458220824_eb45d3bce3_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: newbieshooter on July 11, 2012, 06:31:04 PM
1. Canon 40D, Sigma 18-200, 179mm, ISO 1600, 1/100, f5.6

2. Canon 40D, Sigma 18-200, 106mm, ISO 1600, 1/100, f5.6
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: gators1996 on July 11, 2012, 10:15:18 PM
5D, Mark III, 70-300L
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 1982chris911 on July 12, 2012, 08:20:04 AM
MarkII 1Ds
840mm f/7.1    1/2000 iso 500
600mm+1.4   eagle playing Chicken he Lost

Great one !!! You shot handheld ? Is this cropped from a larger frame?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: gary samples on July 12, 2012, 10:18:18 AM
really hard to hand hold at 840mm and it is croped but just a littlie
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: triggermike on July 12, 2012, 10:45:09 AM
More birdies . . .

Burrowing Owl - 400mm, f7.1, ISO 100, 1/400s, flash.

Snowy Egret - 70-200mm f4 @ 200mm, ISO 100, 1/250s, natural diffused light

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dawgfanjeff on July 12, 2012, 11:00:32 AM
Some really great stuff in here.

Camera   Canon EOS 7D
Exposure   0.001 sec (1/2000)
Aperture   f/4.0
Focal Length   192 mm (70-200 f/4 IS L)
ISO Speed   320
Exposure Bias   +1 EV

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8015/7154824759_f55581b2ca_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffd/7154824759/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffd/7154824759/#) by dawgfanjeff (http://www.flickr.com/people/jeffd/), on Flickr


Camera   Canon EOS Digital Rebel XTi
Exposure   0.017 sec (1/60)
Aperture   f/5.6
Focal Length   135 mm
ISO Speed   100
Exposure Bias   0/3 EV
(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1140/536772914_532e36f9f5_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffd/536772914/)
BRGGGATTT!! (scram!!) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffd/536772914/#) by dawgfanjeff (http://www.flickr.com/people/jeffd/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 1982chris911 on July 12, 2012, 11:02:23 AM
really hard to hand hold at 840mm and it is croped but just a littlie

Yes I could imagine that this is quite hard esp with the old heavy 600mm. I know a guy who is shooting jet fighters like this, it looks like heavy work...   
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: triggermike on July 12, 2012, 11:20:54 AM
And some more . . .

Osprey - 400mm f5.6, ISO 400, 1/4000s

Great Horned Owl (captive) - 70-200mm f4 @ 200mm, ISO 100, 1/15s

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: triggermike on July 12, 2012, 12:09:41 PM
Having fun with this one . . .

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: gary samples on July 12, 2012, 12:18:25 PM
Having fun with this one . . .
      wonderful detail love it
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 1982chris911 on July 12, 2012, 12:52:32 PM
Griffon Vulture

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-vHyvTvTm408/T_00bIhA1XI/AAAAAAAA6l8/gD27C8WqD8M/s800/IMG_8855%2520-%2520Arbeitskopie%25202.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: triggermike on July 12, 2012, 12:55:34 PM
Nice Vulture!!! Up close and personal!!

Here's a couple more . . .

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ColdnFrosty on July 12, 2012, 01:36:54 PM
Boston Seagull

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ColdnFrosty on July 12, 2012, 01:39:24 PM
Nantucket Seagull
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Post by: ColdnFrosty on July 12, 2012, 01:44:19 PM
Anastasia Island Pelican
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Post by: bubeli on July 12, 2012, 02:26:33 PM
four images taken at the Parco della pace (Peace Park) in Locarno (Switzerland)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: param on July 12, 2012, 02:49:47 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8156/7557366648_e2c44441b8.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/71403598@N08/7557366648/)
Catch (http://www.flickr.com/photos/71403598@N08/7557366648/#) by param_s (http://www.flickr.com/people/71403598@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: charlytex on July 12, 2012, 03:30:03 PM
This is my first bird photo with new CANON 1DX. I was using a 300mm 2.8IS with a 2X extender. AV is 7.1 and ISO is 1000. (This camera does incredible at 25,000 ISO !)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: nocturne on July 12, 2012, 03:58:59 PM
Two ravens  in grass covered with volcanic ash...  :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: zim on July 12, 2012, 07:57:22 PM
WOW I really like the photo Gary but 8400mm ?  :o :o
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Northstar on July 12, 2012, 09:24:55 PM
First let me say that there are some fantastic images on this post...wow.

This photo has minimal processing and no editing other than crop.

I really liked the clarity and sharpness of the reflection.  The pond was so still that morning.

5d3 w/ 70-200 2.8ii
iso 125
1/320
f4
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on July 12, 2012, 10:18:10 PM
really hard to hand hold at 840mm and it is croped but just a littlie

Casual photographer learning new hobby. I want to learn how to take such amazingly beautiful bird shots as I am seeing so many of you guys posting. Gary, I especially like your work...any tips you (or any other posters) could give me. I have a 7D and 100-400L and a cheap $30 tripod that broke. I need to get a good tripod and monopod ( and heads) for birds, flowers and maybe landscapes. Don't want cheap any more but since I'm not a pro, I don't need a Rolls Royce. I don't mind paying for good quality. What do you use or recommend? Also, I've only shot jpegs ( I know I must learn to use RAW) and some pp with Canon's DPP. What do you use and how do you do any pp? I have been reading this forum for several months and am learning a lot from all of you, so this isn't meant only for Gary. Thanks everyone for your time to give advice and show case your work.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: MacroBug on July 12, 2012, 10:40:57 PM
Here are a few of my favorites, the first was shot with a 7D and 70-200 f/4, the second with a 7D and 300 f/4:
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 1982chris911 on July 13, 2012, 07:08:48 AM
really hard to hand hold at 840mm and it is croped but just a littlie

Casual photographer learning new hobby. I want to learn how to take such amazingly beautiful bird shots as I am seeing so many of you guys posting. Gary, I especially like your work...any tips you (or any other posters) could give me. I have a 7D and 100-400L and a cheap $30 tripod that broke. I need to get a good tripod and monopod ( and heads) for birds, flowers and maybe landscapes. Don't want cheap any more but since I'm not a pro, I don't need a Rolls Royce. I don't mind paying for good quality. What do you use or recommend? Also, I've only shot jpegs ( I know I must learn to use RAW) and some pp with Canon's DPP. What do you use and how do you do any pp? I have been reading this forum for several months and am learning a lot from all of you, so this isn't meant only for Gary. Thanks everyone for your time to give advice and show case your work.

The Lens and Cam should be good to start with for medium and large birds. For the small ones and difficult light you will at one point need to move up (1D IV or 1D X or 5D MK III with 500 or 600mm lens) but this a very expensive step.

For the tripod: I have this combination which is a real lightweight and small working horse:

http://www.gitzo.com/ser2-6x-leveling-4s-g-l-long (http://www.gitzo.com/ser2-6x-leveling-4s-g-l-long)
http://acratech.net/product.php?productid=76 (http://acratech.net/product.php?productid=76)

This will be sufficient for uses with ALL normal lenses up to 300mm f2.8.
Once you buy a really big lens you will need more support, but I would not buy it yet in your case as this gear is much heavier and bulkier and you will likely leave it at home more often if you don't already own the big lenses where it would be essential.
Btw many pictures here are handheld, the trick is to use a little higher ISO and get the shutter down to 1/1000 (better 1/1600) sec or less (this is also good to stop bird motion - as these guys move quite fast most of the time) ... Hope this helps           
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: triggermike on July 13, 2012, 11:03:51 AM
Quote
Casual photographer learning new hobby. I want to learn how to take such amazingly beautiful bird shots as I am seeing so many of you guys posting. Gary, I especially like your work...any tips you (or any other posters) could give me. I have a 7D and 100-400L and a cheap $30 tripod that broke. I need to get a good tripod and monopod ( and heads) for birds, flowers and maybe landscapes. Don't want cheap any more but since I'm not a pro, I don't need a Rolls Royce. I don't mind paying for good quality. What do you use or recommend? Also, I've only shot jpegs ( I know I must learn to use RAW) and some pp with Canon's DPP. What do you use and how do you do any pp? I have been reading this forum for several months and am learning a lot from all of you, so this isn't meant only for Gary. Thanks everyone for your time to give advice and show case your work.

Gitzo legs, Acra or RRS heads are great recommendations - but are in the realm of "Rolls Royce". Here's a nice, lightweight carbon fiber/basalt tripod capable of holding what you have and a little more for almost half the price.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/795783-REG/Velbon_GEO_N530_GEO_N530_3_Section_Carbon.html (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/795783-REG/Velbon_GEO_N530_GEO_N530_3_Section_Carbon.html)
And here's a nice ballhead that won't strap ur wallet
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/848858-REG/FEISOL_CB_40D_CB_40D_Ballhead_With_QP_1444750.html (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/848858-REG/FEISOL_CB_40D_CB_40D_Ballhead_With_QP_1444750.html)
There are other similar ballheads out there in this price range. If you want something more, or the best, you're going into the over-$300 range for a ballhead.

As for your "hobby", the largest impact on your work is composition, followed by proper light/exposure/technique. Equipment is AFTER all these. My best recommendation is to peruse the web and your local bookstore for many great books out there which are invaluable. I've been at this photography thing for more than 35 years and I still pick up books every couple months or so - there's always something else to learn. Sometimes it just one small tidbit which makes the entire book worth the purchase!

Good luck.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dawgfanjeff on July 13, 2012, 11:22:09 AM

As for your "hobby", the largest impact on your work is composition, followed by proper light/exposure/technique...

I would add, "patience".  Sometimes animals take forever to do something interesting.  Planning and local knowledge of when animals are active, where the good sunsets are, when the boats come in, etc...is also a huge factor.  Even general tidbits like, animals generally feed at dawn and dusk, and small birds are generally more active in the hour after a rainstorm, etc...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: triggermike on July 13, 2012, 11:47:09 AM
Quote
I would add, "patience".  Sometimes animals take forever to do something interesting.  Planning and local knowledge of when animals are active, where the good sunsets are, when the boats come in, etc...is also a huge factor.  Even general tidbits like, animals generally feed at dawn and dusk, and small birds are generally more active in the hour after a rainstorm, etc...

Good points! And that patience can't be stressed enough - even when you are knowledgable about the surroundings, habits, etc. Almost every good photo of a bird, moose, bear, etc. I've taken was at a time when I was ready to give up or leave. I once went to Brooks River Falls to photograph bears and jumping salmon and waited an hour with no luck, got kicked off the viewing platform, then re-entered and stayed another hour and finally got the photo I wanted!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: deafmtbiker on July 13, 2012, 01:00:50 PM
Canon 60d w/ Sigma 74-200 f2.8
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on July 13, 2012, 03:25:45 PM
Quote
Casual photographer learning new hobby. I want to learn how to take such amazingly beautiful bird shots as I am seeing so many of you guys posting. Gary, I especially like your work...any tips you (or any other posters) could give me. I have a 7D and 100-400L and a cheap $30 tripod that broke. I need to get a good tripod and monopod ( and heads) for birds, flowers and maybe landscapes. Don't want cheap any more but since I'm not a pro, I don't need a Rolls Royce. I don't mind paying for good quality. What do you use or recommend? Also, I've only shot jpegs ( I know I must learn to use RAW) and some pp with Canon's DPP. What do you use and how do you do any pp? I have been reading this forum for several months and am learning a lot from all of you, so this isn't meant only for Gary. Thanks everyone for your time to give advice and show case your work.

Gitzo legs, Acra or RRS heads are great recommendations - but are in the realm of "Rolls Royce". Here's a nice, lightweight carbon fiber/basalt tripod capable of holding what you have and a little more for almost half the price.
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/795783-REG/Velbon_GEO_N530_GEO_N530_3_Section_Carbon.html (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/795783-REG/Velbon_GEO_N530_GEO_N530_3_Section_Carbon.html)
And here's a nice ballhead that won't strap ur wallet
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/848858-REG/FEISOL_CB_40D_CB_40D_Ballhead_With_QP_1444750.html (http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/848858-REG/FEISOL_CB_40D_CB_40D_Ballhead_With_QP_1444750.html)
There are other similar ballheads out there in this price range. If you want something more, or the best, you're going into the over-$300 range for a ballhead.

As for your "hobby", the largest impact on your work is composition, followed by proper light/exposure/technique. Equipment is AFTER all these. My best recommendation is to peruse the web and your local bookstore for many great books out there which are invaluable. I've been at this photography thing for more than 35 years and I still pick up books every couple months or so - there's always something else to learn. Sometimes it just one small tidbit which makes the entire book worth the purchase!

Good luck.
For the lesser budget, but still good quality, have a look at Giottos tripods and Manfrotto (Bogen) or Giottos monopods.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Northstar on July 13, 2012, 04:39:53 PM
trumpeter swan....5d3 w/ 70-200 2.8ii w/ 2x extender iii
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ricardogr on July 13, 2012, 09:10:46 PM
Canon 7D
100mm f2.8 L IS Macro
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: inibudi on July 13, 2012, 09:17:20 PM
70 300mm is L
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: inibudi on July 13, 2012, 09:27:19 PM
7d
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on July 14, 2012, 05:11:52 AM
Thanks to everyone for your responses and advice. I will look into your suggestions for equipment and make a decision soon. The tips on technique and patience are appreciated. I've read on this forum that it's more the photographer who makes the masterpiece than the camera, so I will keep reading books and photo mags and forums like this to keep improving (along with a lot of time out shooting). I am awed by many of the images posted here and hope to capture some like those too one day. :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on July 14, 2012, 05:44:07 AM
Thanks to everyone for your responses and advice. I will look into your suggestions for equipment and make a decision soon. The tips on technique and patience are appreciated. I've read on this forum that it's more the photographer who makes the masterpiece than the camera, so I will keep reading books and photo mags and forums like this to keep improving (along with a lot of time out shooting). I am awed by many of the images posted here and hope to capture some like those too one day. :)
One other thing to be careful of is not to over-saturate your images in post processing. Nature photography and high levels of saturation don't really go together. The same goes for sharpening. Sharpening isn't a substitute for soft focusing. Less is often more for wildlife and in many cases you can often say the same compositionally. The objective is to make it look natural. If you look at all of Gary's images, they are all fairly neutral in terms of saturation.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on July 14, 2012, 06:27:37 AM
I think I tend to do both. I'll try your suggestion. Appreciate your comments. :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: wtlloyd on July 14, 2012, 08:47:50 AM
You really want to get good?

Buy this book :http://www.birdsasart.com/ABPII.htm

Spend time here: http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/content.php (http://www.birdphotographers.net/forums/content.php)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: triggermike on July 14, 2012, 02:24:46 PM
No matter how much you spend on tripod/head, make sure to get a quick release mechanism at the head which is "Arca-Swiss" compatible.

And now some more birds . . .

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on July 14, 2012, 06:21:59 PM
This cattle egret image was taken over 2 weeks ago (I don't get out to shoot very often). I processed it originally in DPP with way too much saturation and sharpening. So I just did it again with a lot less processing per Kernuak's suggestion and it does look much better (more natural).
7D
100-400L@400  F/7.1  1/2500s  ISO 400  hand held
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: caratuva on July 14, 2012, 07:25:31 PM
Canon 7D
EF300 f/4 L

1) Sharp-tailed Tyrant (BRA: papa-moscas-do-campo)
Culicivora caudacuta

2) White-eared Puffbird (BRA: joão-bobo)
Nystalus chacuru

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: param on July 14, 2012, 10:05:47 PM
   Hi just a hobist never have sold a print. been shooting about ten years love to shoot wildlife crazy about birds in flight!  posted a few shots from my new 1Dx not great one's frist time out with it using  just (AF case 1)  to get a feel for the camera so far I  love it !!

Please don't ban me LOL

Amazing work! Looking forward to more stellar captures. What location are you shooting at?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: gary samples on July 14, 2012, 10:53:08 PM
   Hi just a hobist never have sold a print. been shooting about ten years love to shoot wildlife crazy about birds in flight!  posted a few shots from my new 1Dx not great one's frist time out with it using  just (AF case 1)  to get a feel for the camera so far I  love it !!

Please don't ban me LOL

Amazing work! Looking forward to more stellar captures. What location are you shooting at?
          Bear River Migratory Bird Refuge Utah
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: scottkinfw on July 15, 2012, 01:30:24 AM
Lilac-Breasted Roller
Serengeti, Tanzania
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: scottkinfw on July 15, 2012, 01:49:35 AM
White-rumped Helmet-shrike
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on July 15, 2012, 03:15:29 AM
Lilac-Breasted Roller
Serengeti, Tanzania

Stunning shot of a beautiful bird. What camera/lens/settings did you use? Thanks for posting your work.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: degies on July 15, 2012, 07:36:07 AM
The tui (Prosthemadera novaeseelandiae) is an endemic passerine bird of New Zealand

love it if people put some info in their subjects  :) ;) :D ;D 8) :P
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 1982chris911 on July 15, 2012, 10:57:23 AM
Red Kite

7D - 70-200mm f2.8 IS2 + Ext III x2 @ 400mm

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8011/7574917848_4fefa70506_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/7574917848/)
Screaming Red Kite #2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/7574917848/#) von 1982Chris911 (Thank you 700.000 Times) (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Northstar on July 15, 2012, 11:35:06 AM
Lilac-Breasted Roller
Serengeti, Tanzania

this is the most beautiful bird here...imo.  such unique colors.  nice shot.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: OlAf on July 15, 2012, 11:45:28 AM
White-throated Kingfisher

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5278/5847294311_a4032ce2c7_z.jpg) (http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5278/5847294311_58552c902c_o.jpg)
IMG_5365_1200 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43506647@N06/5847294311/#) by -OlAf- (http://www.flickr.com/people/43506647@N06/), on Flickr

5D2 + 300/4LIS + 1.4x Kenko Extender
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: tebuscando on July 15, 2012, 03:06:14 PM
Tri-colored heron skimming the water...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Northstar on July 15, 2012, 03:39:31 PM
American goldfinch sitting in a red twigged dogwood
5d3
70-200 ii w/ 2xiii at 400mm
iso 500
f5.6
1/180
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on July 15, 2012, 03:46:10 PM
This cattle egret image was taken over 2 weeks ago (I don't get out to shoot very often). I processed it originally in DPP with way too much saturation and sharpening. So I just did it again with a lot less processing per Kernuak's suggestion and it does look much better (more natural).
7D
100-400L@400  F/7.1  1/2500s  ISO 400  hand held
Don't be afraid to shoot wildlife in portrait orientation (or crop) either. I also need to practice what I preach more on that score too.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: chauncey on July 15, 2012, 08:26:21 PM
A delicate situation

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/300.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on July 15, 2012, 09:53:05 PM
Mejiro eating Octopus tree berry

7D  100-400L@400  F/7.1  1/1000s  ISO 320 hand held
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rahul.sachdev@gmail.com on July 16, 2012, 03:01:32 AM
My first posting on this forum....

This is a White Throated Launghingthrush, quite common in the hills of India.
This individual was very inquisitve about my lens and came up real close for a good look :).

Hope you guys like it.

Please feel free to drop by my page on FB for more :https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rahul-Sachdev-Photography/126483107371258 (https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rahul-Sachdev-Photography/126483107371258)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on July 16, 2012, 09:05:03 AM
A delicate situation

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/300.jpg)

Fishing (for compliments) maybe?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on July 16, 2012, 12:16:11 PM
A delicate situation

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/300.jpg)

Fishing (for compliments) maybe?
No. Watch it - he may be a sniper...  ;)

Btw, great timing! Was it a one shot?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Harry Muff on July 16, 2012, 02:02:40 PM
Do they have to be pretty?  8)




(http://i716.photobucket.com/albums/ww168/markjeffries_uk/e4398deb.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: kazeye on July 16, 2012, 02:52:32 PM
Used a Canon Rebel for this bald eagle. 
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: chauncey on July 17, 2012, 08:39:35 AM
One shot...not exactly...was waiting for a take-off to get this series

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/20090623-379U9045-copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dandai on July 17, 2012, 10:34:38 AM
A delicate situation

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/300.jpg)

Chinese food doesn't agree with me either!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on July 19, 2012, 12:14:18 PM
Hi,
got this thrush bathing in my pond. Somewhat oversharpened maybe to bring out the water droplets.
The bird is 6 meters away so well cropped. What can I do to get more out of this?
Unfortunately I cannot change my position once the bird is there, so any other ideas?

5DMK3 70-200 F4 L at 200mm, F4, 1/2000 sec, ISO 640.

Cheers
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on July 19, 2012, 12:27:55 PM
And another of a great tit during takeoff. Still struggling to keep them in focus as they
are so fast and I still haven't found the optimal AF settings for this kind of situation.
The AF point was slightly behind his tail, so understandably out of focus. Its just
about impossible to predict which way they will fly off.

5DMK3 70-200 F4 L at 200mm, F4, 1/2000 sec, ISO 1250.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on July 19, 2012, 04:32:11 PM
And another of a great tit during takeoff. Still struggling to keep them in focus as they
are so fast and I still haven't found the optimal AF settings for this kind of situation.
The AF point was slightly behind his tail, so understandably out of focus. Its just
about impossible to predict which way they will fly off.

5DMK3 70-200 F4 L at 200mm, F4, 1/2000 sec, ISO 1250.
I think the setting for small birds in flight is called luck :P. These three, in two sequences, I was lucky in the regard that I was already watching it and had it in my sights, otherwise the 7D AF would never have caught up.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7240/7244160768_ab05148053.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7244160768/)
Willow Warbler in Flight (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7244160768/#) by Kernuak (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5470/7244164914_9215770bbb.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7244164914/)
Flight of the Willow Warbler (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7244164914/#) by Kernuak (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5325/7244162792_5d67341272.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7244162792/)
Willow Warbler Flying into Gorse (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/7244162792/#) by Kernuak (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on July 19, 2012, 04:41:33 PM
I think the setting for small birds in flight is called luck

Hmm, I've had a new look at the 5D menus, "Luck" you say? can't seem to find that setting!

Nice shots.

Cheers Brian



Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on July 19, 2012, 04:54:16 PM
Thanks Brian. My 5D MkIII arrived a couple of days ago and I'm working over the weekend, so I won't have much chance to play with it properly until monday at the earliest.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: DJL329 on July 31, 2012, 10:52:43 PM
Great Blue Heron at dusk using 5D Mark III and 300mm f/4L IS w/1.4x TC.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8001/7688401924_01f8e2cbd4.jpg)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/7688401924/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/7688401924/#)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Northstar on July 31, 2012, 10:56:08 PM
Great Blue Heron at dusk using 5D Mark III and 300mm f/4L IS w/1.4 TC.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8001/7688401924_01f8e2cbd4.jpg)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/7688401924/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/7688401924/#)

very nice djl...great shot
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: DJL329 on August 01, 2012, 12:12:49 AM
Great Blue Heron at dusk using 5D Mark III and 300mm f/4L IS w/1.4x TC.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/7688401924/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/7688401924/#)

very nice djl...great shot

Thanks.  Just got the Mark III yesterday and took it out for the first time this evening.  :)  Odd, though, that I could never get that close to a heron or egret with the Mark II -- must be the camera!   :P
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: c3hammer on August 01, 2012, 12:18:15 AM
Here's a cool Northern Saw Whet Owl I found doing an evil bushwack up on the Wasatch Front here by Salt Lake last weekend.

(http://www.c3di.com/images/northern-saw-whet-owl1.jpg)

Canon T3i 70-200L f/4 IS - 1/25th, f/4, ISO 640

Cheers,
Pete
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Andres C.D. on August 01, 2012, 01:18:40 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7064/6913306431_8dc52590c8_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75076461@N06/6913306431/)
IMG_9471-3 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/75076461@N06/6913306431/#) por Andres C.D. (http://www.flickr.com/people/75076461@N06/), en Flickr

t3i + sigma 50-200mm OS HSM
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: marekjoz on August 01, 2012, 11:12:51 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8156/7691571916_6123f9d615_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marekjoz/7691571916/)
Duck (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marekjoz/7691571916/#) by marekjoz (http://www.flickr.com/people/marekjoz/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on August 01, 2012, 03:39:11 PM
Great Blue Heron at dusk using 5D Mark III and 300mm f/4L IS w/1.4x TC.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/7688401924/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/7688401924/#)

very nice djl...great shot

Thanks.  Just got the Mark III yesterday and took it out for the first time this evening.  :)  Odd, though, that I could never get that close to a heron or egret with the Mark II -- must be the camera!   :P
Must be the silent mode :P.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: A13x on August 03, 2012, 08:41:50 AM
Here's a few from today's adventures:

(http://i.imgur.com/34yE3.jpg)
Superb Fairy Wren Male

(http://i.imgur.com/3sa3H.jpg)
Rainbow Lorikeet (Was being harassed by an invasive Noisy Miner)

(http://i.imgur.com/QGg02.jpg)
Australian Wood Duck Female

(http://i.imgur.com/5KHf9.jpg)
Australian Wood Duck Male and Female

(http://i.imgur.com/TLWB6.jpg)
Australian Wood Duck Female

(http://i.imgur.com/N0IUu.jpg)
Pacific Black Duck

(http://i.imgur.com/ctUsy.jpg)
Pacific Black Duck Dancing

All shot with EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS + 1D X
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on August 04, 2012, 12:48:01 PM
Young Great Tit.

Canon 5D3 70-200 F1:4, at F4, 1/2000s, ISO 500
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on August 06, 2012, 03:12:23 AM
Here's a cool Northern Saw Whet Owl I found doing an evil bushwack up on the Wasatch Front here by Salt Lake last weekend.

(http://www.c3di.com/images/northern-saw-whet-owl1.jpg)

Canon T3i 70-200L f/4 IS - 1/25th, f/4, ISO 640

Cheers,
Pete

Hi,
so only having a 70-200 you must have been pretty close, and he will have seen you.
So was he just sat still so as not to attract attention?

Great shot, great expression.

And what exactly is an "Evil Bushwack"?

Cheers
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Northstar on August 07, 2012, 04:42:14 AM
Here's a cool Northern Saw Whet Owl I found doing an evil bushwack up on the Wasatch Front here by Salt Lake last weekend.

(http://www.c3di.com/images/northern-saw-whet-owl1.jpg)

Canon T3i 70-200L f/4 IS - 1/25th, f/4, ISO 640

Cheers,
Pete



Hi,
so only having a 70-200 you must have been pretty close, and he will have seen you.
So was he just sat still so as not to attract attention?

Great shot, great expression.

And what exactly is an "Evil Bushwack"?

Cheers

I was wondering the same...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: syder on August 07, 2012, 09:24:17 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8004/7706280364_c629fd12f3_z.jpg)


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8159/7706212088_78aef5cfd4_z.jpg)
Canon 5dmiii sigma 150mm 2.8 macro
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: K-amps on August 08, 2012, 03:18:45 PM
Young Great Tit.

Now if there were a pair of them....   :P
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: marekjoz on August 08, 2012, 03:30:36 PM
Young Great Tit.

Now if there were a pair of them....   :P

Green? :P
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on August 08, 2012, 05:21:33 PM
We have blue ones :P.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: marekjoz on August 08, 2012, 05:38:13 PM
We have blue ones :P.

You mean sad? :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: IB on August 09, 2012, 01:19:41 PM
Recent Trip to Norway, two shots I am happiest with.

Ian
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on August 10, 2012, 10:01:03 PM
In honor of the 2012 Olympic games:

A few shots of the concurrent Duck Olympics (taken today with 7D and 100-400L @ 400mm):D

#1
Synchronized swimming
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on August 10, 2012, 10:03:59 PM
In honor of the 2012 Olympic games:

A few shots of the concurrent Duck Olympics (taken today with 7D and 100-400L @ 400mm) :D


#2
Water polo goalie

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on August 10, 2012, 10:06:04 PM
In honor of the 2012 Olympic games:

A few shots of the concurrent Duck Olympics (taken today with 7D and 100-400L @ 400mm) :D


#3
Team Coach
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on August 12, 2012, 01:47:07 PM
Young Great Tit.

Now if there were a pair of them....   :P

Green? :P

Sorry, those are the only ones that regularly frequent our garden, and that I would be allowed to post on the net!

Actually I happen to have a "Great Tit" pin from the RSPB that I wear on my Fleece.
We were in a Pub, and the wife asked what I prefered, answer "Great tits", and she bought me it.
I still dont think she has caught on (Its the last vestiges of resistance after 32 years of marriage).

Cheers
 


Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bchernicoff on August 12, 2012, 06:59:06 PM
(http://photos.benchernicoff.com/Animals/National-Zoo/i-N5TvMG7/0/L/9Z9C1933-L.jpg) (http://photos.benchernicoff.com/Animals/National-Zoo/22223116_4kGtfF#!i=1967586048&k=N5TvMG7&lb=1&s=A)


(http://photos.benchernicoff.com/Animals/National-Zoo/i-2qfg9kk/0/L/9Z9C1859-L.jpg) (http://photos.benchernicoff.com/Animals/National-Zoo/22223116_4kGtfF#!i=1967585550&k=2qfg9kk&lb=1&s=A)

(http://photos.benchernicoff.com/Animals/National-Zoo/i-pRnHHhX/0/L/9Z9C1898-Version-2-L.jpg) (http://photos.benchernicoff.com/Animals/National-Zoo/22223116_4kGtfF#!i=1967585946&k=pRnHHhX&lb=1&s=A)

(http://photos.benchernicoff.com/Animals/National-Zoo/i-ZJTpDsd/0/L/9Z9C1874-L.jpg) (http://photos.benchernicoff.com/Animals/National-Zoo/22223116_4kGtfF#!i=1967585654&k=ZJTpDsd&lb=1&s=A)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: marekjoz on August 15, 2012, 05:43:57 PM
Peacock

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8422/7791092406_c7f08ab821_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marekjoz/7791092406/)
Peacock (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marekjoz/7791092406/#) by marekjoz (http://www.flickr.com/people/marekjoz/), on Flickr

and a duck

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8427/7791116014_1f12fcb236_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marekjoz/7791116014/)
Wild duck (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marekjoz/7791116014/#) by marekjoz (http://www.flickr.com/people/marekjoz/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: marekjoz on August 15, 2012, 05:55:09 PM
and another take of the same peacock

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7277/7791175556_39e5e04656_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marekjoz/7791175556/)
Peacock (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marekjoz/7791175556/#) by marekjoz (http://www.flickr.com/people/marekjoz/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: TexPhoto on August 15, 2012, 08:30:43 PM
One shot...not exactly...was waiting for a take-off to get this series

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/20090623-379U9045-copy.jpg)

Isn't it funny how when your setting up the camera, a bird can hear you breathing and take off.  When you want this kind of shot, you can light firecrackers and they just sit there.  Nice shot btw.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on August 15, 2012, 09:28:11 PM
Isn't it funny how when your setting up the camera, a bird can hear you breathing and take off.  When you want this kind of shot, you can light firecrackers and they just sit there.  Nice shot btw.
Yup! The hawk post I did, that damn bird took over three hours to take off! Think 5D3 plus 100-400 for that time! My back was paining!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: markphoto on August 15, 2012, 10:21:04 PM
I'm new to BIF.  How did you put together this series of shots?

Thanks

One shot...not exactly...was waiting for a take-off to get this series

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/20090623-379U9045-copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: scottkinfw on August 16, 2012, 12:40:30 AM
Barbet

I'm new to BIF.  How did you put together this series of shots?

Thanks

One shot...not exactly...was waiting for a take-off to get this series

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/20090623-379U9045-copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: scottkinfw on August 16, 2012, 12:41:25 AM
Barbet

I'm new to BIF.  How did you put together this series of shots?

Thanks

One shot...not exactly...was waiting for a take-off to get this series

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/20090623-379U9045-copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: scottkinfw on August 16, 2012, 12:42:22 AM
Lilac Throated Roller

Barbet

I'm new to BIF.  How did you put together this series of shots?

Thanks

One shot...not exactly...was waiting for a take-off to get this series

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/20090623-379U9045-copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: MaxPower on August 19, 2012, 11:25:45 AM
(http://photos.benchernicoff.com/Animals/National-Zoo/i-pRnHHhX/0/L/9Z9C1898-Version-2-L.jpg) (http://photos.benchernicoff.com/Animals/National-Zoo/22223116_4kGtfF#!i=1967585946&k=pRnHHhX&lb=1&s=A)

I have a very similar, bchernicoff  ;)
 
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7251/7502943106_c7be4bf0c0.jpg)

Shot with my 600D some month ago.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jsexton on August 20, 2012, 09:48:09 AM
Green Heron at sunset, 7D 100-400
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 4D on August 20, 2012, 10:02:48 AM
Australian shellduck..lings,

7D, 100-400L @ f5.6 and 1/750, 275mm, iso 400
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: awinphoto on August 20, 2012, 10:07:23 AM
Just messing around with a 1 light set up...  enjoy
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: canon816 on August 22, 2012, 09:55:57 PM
Great Blue Heron
Title: Red-tailed Hawk preening
Post by: IslanderMV on August 22, 2012, 10:11:49 PM
Gear- 60D and 100-400. Taken on Martha's Vineyard.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ebroesicke on August 22, 2012, 10:16:45 PM
Green Heron @ Sunrise 7d 70200 f/4L

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: coreyhkh on August 22, 2012, 10:32:36 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8424/7811570996_cf73260f30_b.jpg)
Title: American Oystercatcher - lots of bling !
Post by: IslanderMV on August 22, 2012, 10:55:43 PM
60D with a 100-400.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dschosd on August 22, 2012, 11:39:13 PM
My first post of one of my photos, I would appreciate any feedback.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Northstar on August 23, 2012, 04:59:35 AM
Driving by a lake and stopped for a "wildlife look around".

I saw this osprey having his dinner...fresh sushi!

5d3
70-200 w/ 2x iii
400 mm
6.3
1/250
iso 160
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Jat Riski on August 23, 2012, 06:21:25 AM
Hi everyone, I love CR & like the forum. I thought it,s time to join. This image is only for fun.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: canon816 on August 23, 2012, 07:38:13 AM
My first post of one of my photos, I would appreciate any feedback.

It is nice.  If the parrot to the right was turned slightly to the left to reveal its face it would really strengthen it.  Also ,I would consider cloning out the vertical line in the OOF background.  Not sure if these are captive birds or not, but that line really makes it look like they are. 
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: DMITPHOTO on August 24, 2012, 07:26:47 PM
I wish my bird photos looked like some if these! Goodness their incredible
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Schultzie on August 24, 2012, 09:21:07 PM
I took this one a few months ago at Brookfield Zoo with a 7D and a 70-200 2.8 IS II

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5319/6909406382_362ebe69f6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/6909406382/)
White ibis (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sauceyjack/6909406382/#) by SauceyJack (http://www.flickr.com/people/sauceyjack/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rahkshi007 on August 24, 2012, 10:04:07 PM
Taken tis shot on 5dm2 + 24-70mm f2.8L
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rick Massie on August 24, 2012, 10:37:51 PM
More a group shot than a portrait...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7023/6718616051_2e392006b3.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: marekjoz on August 26, 2012, 11:22:42 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8442/7864641170_c169d6bd28_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marekjoz/7864641170/)
I'm watching you :-) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marekjoz/7864641170/#) by marekjoz (http://www.flickr.com/people/marekjoz/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: marekjoz on August 26, 2012, 11:41:22 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8289/7864692218_e4212d19cd_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marekjoz/7864692218/)
Bird at the Baltic Sea (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marekjoz/7864692218/#) by marekjoz (http://www.flickr.com/people/marekjoz/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: marekjoz on August 26, 2012, 03:28:00 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8439/7864672096_98dab37c0d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marekjoz/7864672096/)
Bird at the Baltic Sea (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marekjoz/7864672096/#) by marekjoz (http://www.flickr.com/people/marekjoz/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: DMITPHOTO on September 01, 2012, 03:48:05 PM
Some first attempts at bird portraits. First 2 shot with 500mm @500 the second 2 are shot with the 500mm with 2x extender
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: DJL329 on September 14, 2012, 11:49:37 AM
There were a number Osprey out fishing yesterday evening.  I didn't get any shots of them actually catching a fish, so I'll have to go back later today and hope they're still at it. :)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8301/7984432084_337fa3e5a1.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8039/7984427277_17ab4faeae.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8310/7984429331_d0ab9b315d.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8448/7984430819_b455403bea.jpg)

These shots and more are located here:  http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/sets/72157624532024120/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/43086792@N03/sets/72157624532024120/)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dolina on September 18, 2012, 06:15:28 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8447/7999064167_7856c095f9_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/7999064167/)
Streaked Fantail Warbler (Cisticola juncidis) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/7999064167/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Zitting Cisticola or Streaked Fantail Warbler (Cisticola juncidis), is widely distributed Old World warbler whose breeding range includes southern Europe, Africa outside the deserts and rainforest, and southern Asia down to northern Australia. A small bird found mainly in grasslands, it is best identified by its rufous rump, lacks any gold on the collar and the brownish tail is tipped with white. During the breeding season, males have a zigzagging flight display accompanied by regular "zitting" calls that has been likened to repeated snips of a scissor. They build their pouch nest suspended within a clump of grass.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zitting_Cisticola (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zitting_Cisticola)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: neuroanatomist on September 24, 2012, 09:55:47 PM
This juvenille red-tailed hawk stopped by our house to have a chipmunk for dinner.   :)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8450/8020231657_5ed62a4694_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/8020231657/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 1D X, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM @ 200mm, 1/60 s, f/2.8, ISO 125
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on September 28, 2012, 12:41:59 AM
Neuro - fantastic capture and nice choice in aperture..well executed.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: thebowtie on September 28, 2012, 04:47:52 AM
Rainbow Lorikeet in my palm tree, hanging upside-down from the palm fronds.
50D, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II @ f/2.8 ISO 100 1/200 200mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: camerabug on September 28, 2012, 08:46:35 AM
One of my more recents.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on September 30, 2012, 02:22:30 AM
Marekjoz - the white bird with the orange beak I believe is a Common Tern but you can go to whatbird.com to verify if uncertain

Here's a crisp shot of a Heermann's Gull taken at Dana Point Harbor on 9/28/12.  The bird is listed as Near Threatened.  Taken with a Canon 5d Mark III and a 400mm L 5.6.  Settings were 1/1600, F6.3, ISO 400, + 1/3 EV, Tv mode.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: marekjoz on September 30, 2012, 04:31:03 AM
Marekjoz - the white bird with the orange beak I believe is a Common Tern but you can go to whatbird.com to verify if uncertain

Here's a crisp shot of a Heermann's Gull taken at Dana Point Harbor on 9/28/12.  The bird is listed as Near Threatened.  Taken with a Canon 5d Mark III and a 400mm L 5.6.  Settings were 1/1600, F6.3, ISO 400, + 1/3 EV, Tv mode.

Thanks, I'm not too familiar with birds' names, just shot it occasionally when they are in my gear's range (70-200 + ext) on a FF :) I just call it gull or seagull or just simply a bird, what is true for sure :)
I'm wondering switching my 70-200 f4 L IS to 300 F4 L IS or 400 F5 .6 L.  I was using 300 F4 L IS for one event and have found, that photos, which have hit the focus were far better than those with my lenses but the problem was, that its focus was unpredictable on 5d2 even after AFMA as it focused very differently depending on the distance to target.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: adhocphotographer on September 30, 2012, 06:15:55 AM
White-throated Kingfisher: 450D, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II @ 200, f/4, 1/1000, iso 200.
White-browed Wagtail: 450D, 70-200 f/2.8L IS II @ 200, f/4, 1/640 (+1 EV), iso 200

both taken at work, NCBS, Bangalore, India.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jsexton on September 30, 2012, 07:27:42 AM
Barred Owl from a wildlife rescue center.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjbenoit on September 30, 2012, 08:07:09 AM
Sorry... don't remember the ID of this one

(http://www.bryanbenoit.com/images/main/nature06.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: gbchriste on September 30, 2012, 08:17:52 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8314/8000935055_f21111859d_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: EvaCasado on September 30, 2012, 01:32:43 PM
(http://photoawards.com/submit/upload/2007/large/8-44674-12_IPA_CRW_4345triptico.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on September 30, 2012, 02:51:04 PM
bjbenoit -
Quote
Sorry... don't remember the ID of this one

This is a Kingfisher though not 100% sure of the type of Kingfisher (there are many).  I don't believe it is a Belted Kingfisher which are the only type found n the U.S.  You may want to check out whatbird.com for a positive ID.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: DJD on September 30, 2012, 04:06:48 PM
Taken with 7D, 1/500th, f/7.1, ISO 800, 300mm. (probably cropped to about 50% of original image)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-XX0d-7GUzz0/T--MyXBnTXI/AAAAAAAAExM/HHGBQ6ipQZg/s2048/IMG_5906.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: LSV on October 04, 2012, 12:40:13 AM
Male Pin-tailed Whydah in Huntington Beach Central Park.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: marekjoz on October 07, 2012, 01:43:04 PM
Just a sparrow

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8452/8063585547_09b4694be5_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marekjoz/8063585547/)
Sparrow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/marekjoz/8063585547/#) by marekjoz (http://www.flickr.com/people/marekjoz/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on October 07, 2012, 03:08:49 PM
This is a Forster's Tern doing a nose dive into Pond C at the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine, CA.

Settings were 1/1600, 5.6, ISO 200, Manual Mode, +1/3 EV, Zone AF, AWB.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on October 07, 2012, 03:14:19 PM
Here's an American Kestrel (falcon type bird not as large as a hawk however).  Also taken at the Irvine, CA Wildlife Sanctuary.  It's an area where there are several ponds, creeks and loads of dirt path walkways, etc.  This Kestrel was difficult to capture.  I was unable to get close.  As soon as he saw me aim the 400mm lens he took off.  Fortunately I was able to snap a few before he fled.  Luckily he returned a few times within my two hour session there. 
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: AlanF on October 07, 2012, 04:43:26 PM
Cormorant swallowing a huge pike. It took nearly 2 minutes to down the fish. Canon 7D with 300mm f/2.8 II plus 2xTC III, iso 200, f/5.6 and 1/2000, hand held. 1390x1000 crop.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Northstar on October 07, 2012, 06:26:23 PM
Cormorant swallowing a huge pike. It took nearly 2 minutes to down the fish. Canon 7D with 300mm f/2.8 II plus 2xTC III, iso 200, f/5.6 and 1/2000, hand held. 1390x1000 crop.

Wow...great shot!!  Probably the longest time I've spent in CR just staring at what is happening in the picture.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on October 07, 2012, 09:23:49 PM
Screaming Eagle
7D 70-200mm, f/2.8, ISO 100, 1/500
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Tonywintn on October 07, 2012, 09:50:45 PM
Taken in my backyard with Canon 30D, 70-300mm lens @ 200mm.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on October 07, 2012, 09:54:52 PM
American Kestrel
7D, 100-400mm, f/5.6, 1/60 sec., ISO 1600, EV +0.07
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on October 07, 2012, 10:33:51 PM
Red Shouldered Hawk, "Sitting Pretty"
Canon 7D, EOS 100-400mm, f/5.6, ISO 400, 1/400sec.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on October 07, 2012, 10:40:30 PM
Young Coopers Hawk or Sharp Shinned? 
Canon 7D, EOS 70-200mm f/2.8 IS II,  1/1600sec, f/2.8, ISO 500
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on October 07, 2012, 10:53:11 PM
Great Egret... Sundance Serenade...
Canon 7D, EOS 70-200m f/2.8L IS II USM,  1/125sec, ISO 100, f/14
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on October 07, 2012, 11:01:08 PM
Cattle Egret
Canon 7D, EOS 70-200mm II, f/2.8, ISO 125, 1/320sec
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on October 07, 2012, 11:14:33 PM
Canada Goose
Canon 7D, EOS 70-200mm L f/2.8 IS II, ISO 100, f/3.5, 1/500sec.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on October 07, 2012, 11:21:25 PM
Great Egret, Foggy Morn...
Canon 7D, 100-400mm, f/5.6, 1/1250sec, ISO 100
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on October 07, 2012, 11:40:23 PM
Barred Owl - Profile
Canon 7D, EOS 100-400mm, f/5.6, ISO 400, 1/60sec.

This guy flew down right past my head, as I was making some adjustments to my camera!  I looked up to see what the "swoosh" was that fanned my face and ear and there he was sitting in a short Palm tree, only 6 or 7 feet away from me!!  He let me shoot him for over 30 minutes and even gave me the infamous "One eyed wink" shot!  It was a great day for photos!!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on October 07, 2012, 11:45:27 PM
Great Egret ~ Profile
Canon 7D, EOS 100-400mm, f/5.6, ISO 800, 1/320sec.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on October 07, 2012, 11:56:04 PM
Barred Owl ~ Pensive...
Canon 7D, EOS 100-400mm, f/5.6, ISO 400, 1/60sec.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 96Brigadier on October 08, 2012, 12:17:29 AM
5DIII and 100-400.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 96Brigadier on October 08, 2012, 12:28:03 AM
5DIII and 70-200 F/4L.  Shot at dusk, ISO 3200 and only 1/400 shutter unfortunately.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on October 08, 2012, 02:06:36 AM
Very nice work Ken..the B&W of the Egret turned out wonderfully.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on October 08, 2012, 02:25:06 AM
One of the predatory kings..the Great Blue Heron.  Here's one I caught at Dana Point Harbor - desperate for a meal;  he plucked this ground squirrel of all things out from under the rocks (captured).  After a few more grisly shots he seemed annoyed and took off with the ground squirrel live in its mouth.  Note the blood spot on its head.  Note its feeble act of desperation to break free in the first photo where its leg is extended outward.  Mother nature at its finest.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5446/7182374833_dde8110fde_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/7182374833/)
&quot;Hung Out To Dry, then Eaten&quot; Great Blue Heron with Ground Squirrel (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/7182374833/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8166/7188457227_bcaa72246e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/7188457227/)
Great Blue Heron with Squirrel In Flight (Pt. 2) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/7188457227/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on October 08, 2012, 09:36:07 AM
Thanks Rev!  I liked that one quite a bit myself!  :D  I love your shots of the GBH with the ground squirrel!  What an unusual capture!  I've got them catching snakes and fish, but never anything like that!  I didn't even know they would be interested in that type of kill... Fascinating, really!  Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on October 08, 2012, 01:23:37 PM
Quote
Thanks Rev!  I liked that one quite a bit myself!  :D  I love your shots of the GBH with the ground squirrel!  What an unusual capture!  I've got them catching snakes and fish, but never anything like that!  I didn't even know they would be interested in that type of kill... Fascinating, really!  Thanks for posting!

Glad you enjoyed the shots..I could not believe my eyes.  It was moments after I got out of my vehicle.  I just happened to have the 400mm attached and saw an elderly couple looking in horror.  Walked a little closer and spotted this scene.  I was able to nail a few shots before he took off with his capture alive.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: anand on October 12, 2012, 10:18:38 PM
Post your Bird Portraits here :-)

Parrots, Birds of Prey, Herons and all the others ... Just post your portraits here :-)

The main idea of this topic is that the bird is clearly the main part component of the picture and that it is not a bird in flight or small bird on large tree or group shot ...

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on October 12, 2012, 11:49:35 PM
Here's two I captured at the Tucker Wildlife Sanctuary on 10-11-12 with a 400mm l 5.6 and 5D MK III

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8470/8079024110_b608fb93c5_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8079024110/)
(Pacific) Mountain Chicadee (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8079024110/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8476/8079024034_83db2fbfae_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8079024034/)
White Breasted Nuthatch (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8079024034/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: IslanderMV on October 13, 2012, 01:16:44 AM
Tree Swallow, Martha's Vineyard.
60D and 100-400mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: IslanderMV on October 13, 2012, 01:25:14 AM
American Oystercatcher - Martha's Vineyard - Norton Point
60D and 100-400mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on October 13, 2012, 01:22:19 PM
American Oystercatcher - Martha's Vineyard - Norton Point
60D and 100-400mm
Lovely shots. What post processing did you do?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: DJD on October 15, 2012, 04:48:59 PM
This bird brain tried to fly into our window about 6 times. He must have a concussion by now.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-ZpKuAzknNtI/UHt3UxEAODI/AAAAAAAAFV0/JYJlXz0vBzA/s2048/IMG_7528.jpg)

Title: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: anand on October 15, 2012, 08:29:25 PM
Indian Roller aka Blue Jay.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: anand on October 15, 2012, 08:33:24 PM
Hawk Cuckoo aka Brain Fever Bird
Title: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: anand on October 15, 2012, 08:41:25 PM
Cormorants. They seem to be in a conversation.
Title: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: anand on October 15, 2012, 08:42:58 PM
Red Breasted Fly Catcher
Title: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: anand on October 15, 2012, 08:45:51 PM
White Browed Wagtail.
Title: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: anand on October 15, 2012, 08:47:56 PM
Chestnut Tailed Starling
Title: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: anand on October 15, 2012, 08:52:00 PM
Female Shikra
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on October 15, 2012, 10:48:17 PM
Anand - excellent shots and also thanks for labeling the bird pics
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: anand on October 16, 2012, 01:13:43 AM
Anand - excellent shots and also thanks for labeling the bird pics

Thank you, Rev. Here are a few more.

Paradise Flycatcher (Male) and Indian Roller
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: caMARYnon on October 16, 2012, 02:30:16 PM
24-105
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: caMARYnon on October 16, 2012, 02:52:24 PM
a crow
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: K-amps on October 16, 2012, 03:00:14 PM
Anand - excellent shots and also thanks for labeling the bird pics

Thank you, Rev. Here are a few more.

Paradise Flycatcher (Male) and Indian Roller

Never saw a Paradise Flycatcher before, thanks for sharing Anand!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jon_charron on October 16, 2012, 03:31:58 PM
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/322588_2320773676235_1337702288_o.jpg)

California Brown Pelican taken with a Canon 7D, 70-200 2.8 IS II, 580 EX II flash and a Better Beamer flash extender, 1/1600th at 2.8 with flash on high speed sync. 

Sadly, my whole bag of gear was stolen shortly after this with almost $18,000 lost and no insurance.  I had sold everything to buy a sailboat and do an adventure travel show from LA to Australia over 6 months and shoot a ton of still as well.  The theft kind of killed my budget and after a few more setbacks, I had to bail on the trip.  Anyone want to buy a boat?

Still don't have another camera and almost throw up when I think of my gear, see shots I want to take or people with their cameras. So pretty much constantly.  :'( Protect your gear and make sure you have proper insurance when traveling.

Sheldon (Jon) Charron
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: applecider on October 16, 2012, 03:38:18 PM
Not my best technical picture but I love the composition with the red branches.  70-200 is usm ii with 2x tele iii.

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: altenae on October 16, 2012, 03:49:38 PM
Click image for bigger:

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_8542.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=497)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_6429.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=445)


(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_7441.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=488)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/AR0P3810-4.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=482)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_6400.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=459)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_8933-3.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=499)

Thanks,

Edward van Altena
www.wildlife-photos.net (http://www.wildlife-photos.net)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Basti187 on October 16, 2012, 04:12:48 PM
550D +100-400mm L

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8192/8090970076_923f058984_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8336/8090982746_69f0939184_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8463/8091045337_24a9312258_b.jpg)

5D mark iii + 100-400mm L

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8193/8090964394_51c3ccaae3_b.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jon_charron on October 16, 2012, 04:18:17 PM
Wow!  Great shots.  Can't believe how good they are at ISO 800!  Can you tell me what lens/converter combo you used for the ones listed as 840mm?

Click image for bigger:

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_8542.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=497)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_6429.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=445)


(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_7441.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=488)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/AR0P3810-4.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=482)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_6400.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=459)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_8933-3.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=499)

Thanks,

Edward van Altena
www.wildlife-photos.net (http://www.wildlife-photos.net)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: altenae on October 16, 2012, 04:25:24 PM
Wow!  Great shots.  Can't believe how good they are at ISO 800!  Can you tell me what lens/converter combo you used for the ones listed as 840mm?

Click image for bigger:

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_8542.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=497)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_6429.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=445)


(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_7441.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=488)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/AR0P3810-4.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=482)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_6400.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=459)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_8933-3.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=499)

Thanks,

Edward van Altena
www.wildlife-photos.net (http://www.wildlife-photos.net)

Hi,

600mm version II and 1.4 extender version III.

Edward
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: anand on October 17, 2012, 07:37:54 AM
A few..........................
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 4D on October 19, 2012, 01:46:17 AM
Just returned from the Kruger National Park in South Africa.

All these shot with 7D and 100-400L.

The bateleur is eating a terrapin, think it was squashed by a car.

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: neuroanatomist on October 19, 2012, 10:02:03 AM
EOS 1D X, EF 600mm f/4L IS II + EF 2x III Extender.  The gauzy look comes from shooting through a bush right in front of the lens, the combo is quite sharp, and delivers beautiful (or rather ugly, in the case below ;) ) images.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Northstar on October 19, 2012, 07:09:51 PM
All shots: 40D and 300mm f2.8 IS mk1.

During a falconry display there were 3 or 4 gulls mobbing the eagle which didn't seem to get too stressed. The shot kinda makes it look like a well-trained stunt team  ;D

The shot of the cygnet was just dumb luck - hey look ma! I can wheelie!

Guy...fantastic shots.   Really like the second and third..in the second, it looks like the eagle is about to catch the gull, did it?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Northstar on October 19, 2012, 07:12:50 PM
(https://sphotos-a.xx.fbcdn.net/hphotos-snc7/322588_2320773676235_1337702288_o.jpg)

California Brown Pelican taken with a Canon 7D, 70-200 2.8 IS II, 580 EX II flash and a Better Beamer flash extender, 1/1600th at 2.8 with flash on high speed sync. 

Sadly, my whole bag of gear was stolen shortly after this with almost $18,000 lost and no insurance.  I had sold everything to buy a sailboat and do an adventure travel show from LA to Australia over 6 months and shoot a ton of still as well.  The theft kind of killed my budget and after a few more setbacks, I had to bail on the trip.  Anyone want to buy a boat?

Still don't have another camera and almost throw up when I think of my gear, see shots I want to take or people with their cameras. So pretty much constantly.  :'( Protect your gear and make sure you have proper insurance when traveling.

Sheldon (Jon) Charron

John...sorry to hear that news...I feel for ya.   I'm going to take your advice about the insurance.  Thx.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: extremeinstability on October 19, 2012, 08:44:40 PM
There's some seriously crazy stuff in here!  That Heron with the squirrel, what the hell lol.  And the Cormorant with the too big Pike. 

I'm not a birder at all, but have spent too much time and money trying to get eagle vs goose shots, as well as just tons of geese stuff.

Rented 600mm + 1.4x on my old XSi(great combo I know lol).  400 ISO 1/1250th F5.6  This eagle was cool as hell.  Had two different colored eyes.  It was pretty hard to watch them take live geese but it made me really really want close shots of it at the same time.  All I got of live action was small crop sorta stuff.  Threw a grand of rental time at it in 2009 with that rental.  Wasn't worth it in the end. 
(http://www.extremeinstability.com/stormpics/be-f11156.jpg)


In 2010 tried the eagle vs goose idea again but with a rented 800mm this time.  Another chunk of change for shots that didn't happen.  A person would pretty much need open access to go anywhere in the refuge(Squaw Creek NWR) since they all love to be out in the middle(sticking a 1.4x or 2x on that 800mm in the cold and shooting so level/across the ground...was highly pointless thanks to air compression and heatwave distortions).  In 2009 that time I drove the 2hr there and 2hr back deal 11 out of 22 days trying.  But anyway, mostly just came away with some telephoto geese stuff in 2010 with the 800. Rented a 7D with it that time.  Eagle counts just largely sucked.  Some geese poo.....
(http://www.extremeinstability.com/stormpics/bg-g12557.jpg)

The best show there really isn't portrait related but absurdity related for geese numbers in the over 1 million range...  I'd just click this one as it's screen saver size to get some idea.  http://www.extremeinstability.com/stormpics/bg-f8658.jpg (http://www.extremeinstability.com/stormpics/bg-f8658.jpg)  And that's nothing.  That goes left and right of that a good ways like that.  Probably not many other locations on the planet where you can get 1.4 million birds crammed into this small of an area of water. 

Birds isn't what I do really, but there have been some cool sights at that refuge over the years and who knows how many drives there.  http://www.extremeinstability.com/birds.htm (http://www.extremeinstability.com/birds.htm)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: LSV on October 20, 2012, 03:32:42 AM
I wanted to share an article with great birds pictures: http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2012/10/18/bob_croslin_photographs_injured_birds_as_if_they_were_human_models.html (http://www.slate.com/blogs/behold/2012/10/18/bob_croslin_photographs_injured_birds_as_if_they_were_human_models.html)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: GuyF on October 20, 2012, 07:50:42 AM
All shots: 40D and 300mm f2.8 IS mk1.

During a falconry display there were 3 or 4 gulls mobbing the eagle which didn't seem to get too stressed. The shot kinda makes it look like a well-trained stunt team  ;D

The shot of the cygnet was just dumb luck - hey look ma! I can wheelie!

Guy...fantastic shots.   Really like the second and third..in the second, it looks like the eagle is about to catch the gull, did it?

Hi Northstar,

The strange thing about the eagle getting mobbed was I thought it would fight back in some way. You'd think the gulls would realise you should avoid anything with a hooked beak and talons the size of your head! The eagle just seemed to ignore them. I spoke to the handler about it and he said the eagle will get stressed if the mobbing goes on too long. I asked if it ever fought back but apparently not. The handler did mention that it can get quite exciting for spectators (especially children!) when one of his raptors decides to pluck a smaller bird out of the air and start feeding on it. Hey kids! Nature in action!

For the third shot I had to airbrush out the crummy perch it had just taken off from. The metal stand covered in fake grass looked dreadful. Things aren't helped by the bland background - Scottish skies in August are often fully clouded over.  :(

Some more shots attached:
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dave on October 21, 2012, 10:49:16 AM
A couple from around Australia's Northern Territory:


Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on October 21, 2012, 12:19:55 PM
A couple from around Australia's Northern Territory:
Lovely pictures dave. What did you shoot them with?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dave on October 21, 2012, 05:58:25 PM
A couple from around Australia's Northern Territory:
Lovely pictures dave. What did you shoot them with?

Thanks!

They are a year or so old, so I think a 550D/T2i

First one was a 70-200 f4 non is

The other two were with the 400mm 5.6 prime - great lens for the price, but large minimum focus distance and slow aperture combine to make it fairly challenging to use. Fortunately in the tropics here, there are plenty of birds for practice.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on October 21, 2012, 10:30:14 PM
A couple from around Australia's Northern Territory:
Lovely pictures dave. What did you shoot them with?

Thanks!

They are a year or so old, so I think a 550D/T2i

First one was a 70-200 f4 non is

The other two were with the 400mm 5.6 prime - great lens for the price, but large minimum focus distance and slow aperture combine to make it fairly challenging to use. Fortunately in the tropics here, there are plenty of birds for practice.
Thanks. We have the bee eaters here in India too. The tails here seem to be longer...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: LSV on October 24, 2012, 09:49:37 PM
Osprey showing off a striped mullet
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Sad_Dave on October 25, 2012, 08:29:20 AM
Well i don't have all your lenses and stuff but made some shots too.
Anyway after looking at allthese beautyful brirds i know i have to spend mor time outdoors.
Thanks all.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on October 25, 2012, 10:25:04 AM
LSV, Sad_Dave, lovely photographs. Could you share shooting details, camera, lens, settings etc?
Both the Osprey and the Eagle look magnificent.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: LSV on October 25, 2012, 01:18:53 PM
rpt, thanks. I used a 60D and EF 100-400mm, Aperture priority f/8.0, 400mm, 1/500s, ISO auto 200. I still only shoot in Jpeg, a little embarassing, but I'm a beginner and too lazy to deal with RAW.

Here's another one, heavily cropped, same settings except ISO 320.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Northstar on October 25, 2012, 06:18:58 PM
All shots: 40D and 300mm f2.8 IS mk1.

During a falconry display there were 3 or 4 gulls mobbing the eagle which didn't seem to get too stressed. The shot kinda makes it look like a well-trained stunt team  ;D

The shot of the cygnet was just dumb luck - hey look ma! I can wheelie!

Guy...fantastic shots.   Really like the second and third..in the second, it looks like the eagle is about to catch the gull, did it?

Hi Northstar,

The strange thing about the eagle getting mobbed was I thought it would fight back in some way. You'd think the gulls would realise you should avoid anything with a hooked beak and talons the size of your head! The eagle just seemed to ignore them. I spoke to the handler about it and he said the eagle will get stressed if the mobbing goes on too long. I asked if it ever fought back but apparently not. The handler did mention that it can get quite exciting for spectators (especially children!) when one of his raptors decides to pluck a smaller bird out of the air and start feeding on it. Hey kids! Nature in action!

For the third shot I had to airbrush out the crummy perch it had just taken off from. The metal stand covered in fake grass looked dreadful. Things aren't helped by the bland background - Scottish skies in August are often fully clouded over.  :(

Some more shots attached:

nice shots Guy....have you tried the 300 2.8 w/ 2x extender?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Northstar on October 25, 2012, 06:19:55 PM
Osprey showing off a striped mullet

very nice lsv!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on October 25, 2012, 07:35:48 PM
After a two hour hunt, I fel very fortunate to get this male and female perched. Fell in a swamp and trapesed around for awhile until they were within reach...just wonderful

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8467/8123419411_93e4347c8b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8123419411/)
Two Bald Eagles (Male and Female Adults) - Manasquan Reservoir, NJ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8123419411/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on October 25, 2012, 07:38:57 PM
Nice...worth a dunking in the swamp ;D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on October 25, 2012, 08:11:00 PM
rpt, thanks. I used a 60D and EF 100-400mm, Aperture priority f/8.0, 400mm, 1/500s, ISO auto 200. I still only shoot in Jpeg, a little embarassing, but I'm a beginner and too lazy to deal with RAW.

Here's another one, heavily cropped, same settings except ISO 320.
Thanks. While I was shooting with my 300D, I only shot JPEG. Since I got the 5D3, I switched to RAW. I can tell you it is a big difference in the edit. Try it. If you are skeptical, shoot RAW+JPEG. I am sure you will like the flexibility. Oh, and get Adobe LR 4.2 if you don't already have it. The second shot is great too. How far we're you from the bird?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ooF Fighters on October 25, 2012, 08:50:49 PM
Stop thief!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: LSV on October 25, 2012, 09:26:54 PM
rpt, thanks. I used a 60D and EF 100-400mm, Aperture priority f/8.0, 400mm, 1/500s, ISO auto 200. I still only shoot in Jpeg, a little embarassing, but I'm a beginner and too lazy to deal with RAW.

Here's another one, heavily cropped, same settings except ISO 320.
Thanks. While I was shooting with my 300D, I only shot JPEG. Since I got the 5D3, I switched to RAW. I can tell you it is a big difference in the edit. Try it. If you are skeptical, shoot RAW+JPEG. I am sure you will like the flexibility. Oh, and get Adobe LR 4.2 if you don't already have it. The second shot is great too. How far we're you from the bird?

I'm guessing I was about 15 meters from the Osprey. Luckily, it was so windy that he decided to move to a lower branch, very smart bird.  I will definitely try RAW in the near future. Thanks
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: coreyhkh on October 25, 2012, 11:10:37 PM
From the other Day, who days the 7d is bad lol

feel free to check out my Site http://pbase.com/coreyhayes (http://pbase.com/coreyhayes)

(http://ic2.pbase.com/o6/91/1063891/1/146908452.0C6Lz5zW.Kinletsmall2.jpg)
(http://ic2.pbase.com/o6/91/1063891/1/146882854.HVVbTjoB.RedBielledSmall.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on October 25, 2012, 11:44:46 PM
Corey - I think that 2nd pic is a Red-Bellied Woodpecker.  You can go here to verify if it helps http://www.whatbird.com (http://www.whatbird.com) Click search and you can walk through the wizard - EZ
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on October 26, 2012, 03:59:41 AM
Man! I really miss my 100-400L! Its in the shop again! (complain complain complain)

Can't wait to get it back. You guys have some fantastic shots there.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on October 26, 2012, 10:33:32 AM
Love that stolen Hot Dog shot above -outstanding capture !

Here's a solo shot of the Bald Eagle prior to the two Eagles catching up

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8048/8124963376_c3a1eb4ee6_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8124963376/)
Bald Eagle - Manasquan Reservoir (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8124963376/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: GuyF on October 26, 2012, 02:40:40 PM



nice shots Guy....have you tried the 300 2.8 w/ 2x extender?

Northstar,

Last week I used the Kenko 1.4x Pro DG 300 with the 300mm and got the attached shots (heavily cropped). Also have the Kenko DG 300 2x but rarely use it as you do lose a bit of sharpness with it. I might try it tomorrow if the light is good. I mainly got the 2x TC just for shots of the moon but you really need more than 600mm to do it properly! Now that's where I need 46mp+  ;).
I'll need to get FoCal soon to calibrate all my gear as the shots I was getting with the 1.4x TC aren't quite as sharp as I'd like - most other lenses are acceptable without AFMA but FoCal should only improve things. Then again it may be down to the fairly extreme cropping in these shots so I'm losing a bit of definition that way. I was using a 5D3 set to quiet continuous shutter realease (a benefit over the 1DX ;D) 9-point AF expansion and AF servo mode 5 for these shots so I'm assuming AFMA is required.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: coreyhkh on October 26, 2012, 04:06:03 PM
Very nice shots, I really like the coot.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: GuyF on October 27, 2012, 05:50:30 AM
Very nice shots, I really like the coot.

Thanks Corey! I'm no expert in this type of stuff but I hate how nature likes to mess with us by having birds requiring greater dynamic range than the 5D3 can handle! The attached shot of the coot below would either have had correctly exposed head and no detail (or "lifted" noisy detail) in the body or detail in the body but blown whites. I now expect someone to suggest getting a 1DX or Nikon thingma'bob to cope. Meh.

There isn't a great variety of birds where I live - I actually think the coolest thing about the shots is the reflected autumn colours in the water!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Sad_Dave on October 27, 2012, 01:49:44 PM
@RPT Thanks for the compliment
THe picture of the eagle portrait was taken with a Canon T1i,Lens Tamron 18 - 270mm at 200mm, f:7, 1/60 sek, iso400,
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: fredericsiffert on October 27, 2012, 02:25:16 PM
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6186/6128203054_6ae446fe43_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/6128203054/)
1DS03-20177.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/6128203054/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6082/6128194662_6c69c2740f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/6128194662/)
1DS03-20060.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/6128194662/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8283/7878513480_093bcf27ea_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/7878513480/)
1DX-01136 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/7878513480/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Slashp on October 29, 2012, 10:40:55 AM
A few from a Great Heron (5DIII + Canon 135mm at f2, 1/2500 s)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-3CkcmkRmbhw/UI4P1AWm53I/AAAAAAAAdhM/XUaIKa65j_w/s1280/DB6C0664.jpg)

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-0V1OXsptqTc/UI4P8R2gilI/AAAAAAAAdhU/zBvPpF9ACNI/s1280/DB6C0670.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-zC0AJUTqdzE/UI4QI-n_1_I/AAAAAAAAdhg/1T8F7OpJipw/s1280/DB6C0679.jpg)

John
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: justawriter on October 29, 2012, 12:53:01 PM
(http://farm2.staticflickr.com/1378/1024248949_5f42b82f43_z.jpg)
A downy woodpecker that was at a feeding site on the Sully's Hill National Wildlife Refuge in North Dakota.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on October 29, 2012, 03:17:51 PM
Hmm,
well he's not quite as pretty as some of the others shown here, plus I had to shoot through
a fixed-pane window, but still he has a certain charm........
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Skermunkels on October 29, 2012, 03:55:59 PM
A proud peacock strutting his stuff at the Amanzintoti bird sanctuary, Kwa-Zulu Natal, South Africa. Canon D7, 100-400mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Skermunkels on October 29, 2012, 04:05:38 PM
.. and an african Spoonbill taking a bath
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ooF Fighters on November 01, 2012, 12:45:09 AM
contemplating a rock
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ooF Fighters on November 01, 2012, 01:15:23 AM
A White faced Ibis and lunch
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: candyman on November 01, 2012, 02:00:14 AM
A White faced Ibis and lunch

Great shot. Life can be cruel.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: matukas on November 05, 2012, 03:30:32 AM
Shot through window. They were very active that day.
1Ds3, 70-200 F4 IS
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-WtcOTMqD_KU/UJazxM1sQeI/AAAAAAAAB3A/Qn4RiPZ0p3o/s1000/rasvatihane.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: mirekphoto on November 05, 2012, 04:35:32 AM
www.mirekphoto.com (http://www.mirekphoto.com)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 96Brigadier on November 05, 2012, 08:54:05 AM
Tiny little birds these guys.  I have no idea how this guy got banded or by who.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on November 05, 2012, 03:21:56 PM
www.mirekphoto.com (http://www.mirekphoto.com)
I'm jealous, the only shot I have of a cresty is a very distant one, several years ago, a bit like my crossbills.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: cocopop05 on November 06, 2012, 04:26:33 PM
A bit boring, but here is a photo of two seagulls at Portsea in Australia.  I used a Canon 5D MIII with 24-105mm f/4 L.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 96Brigadier on November 06, 2012, 06:16:09 PM
A bit boring, but here is a photo of two seagulls at Portsea in Australia.  I used a Canon 5D MIII with 24-105mm f/4 L.

Here's your picture with the exposure dropped by one stop :)

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: cocopop05 on November 06, 2012, 06:40:24 PM
Thanks 96Brigadier, that looks better.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jsexton on November 06, 2012, 07:14:11 PM
Bird On A Wire
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on November 08, 2012, 04:13:55 PM
Corey - I think that 2nd pic is a Red-Bellied Woodpecker.  You can go here to verify if it helps http://www.whatbird.com (http://www.whatbird.com) Click search and you can walk through the wizard - EZ

it's a Red Bellied alright, and a really nice image!  Congrats Corey!  Beautiful!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on November 08, 2012, 04:14:44 PM
www.mirekphoto.com (http://www.mirekphoto.com)

Well done Mirek!  Excellent image!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on November 08, 2012, 04:24:19 PM
Barred Owl
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Post by: Krob78 on November 08, 2012, 06:15:38 PM
Along my morning jaunt...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ooF Fighters on November 08, 2012, 07:38:55 PM
Great owl shots! Looks like my morning jaunt was a little wetter here in SoCal.
This little guy tried without success for twenty minutes to swallow this fish.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: LukieLauXD on November 08, 2012, 07:54:54 PM
Saw it at my Elementary School. My dad ran back to the house to tell me to get the camera and go there.

Got a cold. Turned this in months later and also get a school award for it. Totally worth it ^-^

100-400 on 40D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: scottkinfw on November 08, 2012, 08:20:59 PM
Secretary bird, taking flight.
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Post by: scottkinfw on November 08, 2012, 08:24:06 PM
King Fisher snacking on grasshopper
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Post by: scottkinfw on November 08, 2012, 08:26:58 PM
Bee Eater
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Ryan708 on November 08, 2012, 09:17:11 PM
This is as close as I could get to these cormorants, even stealthing behind rocks. I love the blue/green eyes however

60D with tamron 70-300 VC @300
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on November 08, 2012, 09:22:13 PM
Bee Eater
Lovely! I love those birds. Many of them have distinctive looking heads. I mean like they seem to show you a character from a story...

What did you use to shoot this picture? What were your settings and time of day?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: anand on November 08, 2012, 09:25:18 PM
White Eyed Buzzard......................Gir National Park, India.
Title: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: anand on November 08, 2012, 09:29:15 PM
Cormorants
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on November 08, 2012, 09:29:37 PM
White Eyed Buzzard......................Gir National Park, India.
Nice! With you 100-400?
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Post by: anand on November 08, 2012, 09:32:15 PM
White Eyed Buzzard......................Gir National Park, India.
Nice! With you 100-400?

Yes
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: scottkinfw on November 08, 2012, 10:00:07 PM
Thank you so much.

I believe I shot in manual.
I used 5D III, ISO 400, 1/640, f4.5, 70-200, 2.8 IS II @ 200 mm.  I was about 15 feet away, and it was a bit overcast.

Bee Eater
Lovely! I love those birds. Many of them have distinctive looking heads. I mean like they seem to show you a character from a story...

What did you use to shoot this picture? What were your settings and time of day?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on November 08, 2012, 11:58:03 PM
Great owl shots! Looks like my morning jaunt was a little wetter here in SoCal.
This little guy tried without success for twenty minutes to swallow this fish.

Thanks Oof!  You're shot of this little guy is amazing!  Birds never cease to amaze me!  I can't believe he could even hold a fish that size from breaking loose of his grip!  Great and unique capture!

All the best,
Ken
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Post by: Krob78 on November 09, 2012, 12:00:03 AM
Secretary bird, taking flight.
 

Scott, that Secretary Bird image is fantastic! 
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: scottkinfw on November 09, 2012, 12:50:02 AM
Thank you so much- nice to get feedback.

sek

Secretary bird, taking flight.
 

Scott, that Secretary Bird image is fantastic!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on November 09, 2012, 06:13:03 PM
Out of nowhere...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on November 12, 2012, 12:14:41 PM
Stop thief!

That's just too funny!   ;D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on November 12, 2012, 12:17:31 PM
Couple birds from Florida...
Thanks.
Great Capture, nice detail... I've lived here in Florida a long, long time.  I've never seen one with those markings!  Very cool!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on November 12, 2012, 12:19:07 PM
Shot of a cardinal in my backyard taken w 70-200 f/2.8 IS II...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7279/7451630014_80116ddbf7_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenbphotos/7451630014/)
Cardinal II (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kenbphotos/7451630014/#) by KenBPhotos (http://www.flickr.com/people/kenbphotos/), on Flickr
Sweet Kenny!  Really nice Cardinal images can be hard to come by sometimes!  Very nice!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mick on November 13, 2012, 12:52:07 PM
First play with the Canon 500 f4 MK2 and 1D4 combo. I think im going to like my new lens.
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Post by: Bombsight on November 13, 2012, 01:25:30 PM
....
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Post by: Malte_P on November 13, 2012, 02:02:47 PM
oooops
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on November 13, 2012, 02:07:52 PM
i have just started with bird photography in my backyard.

i don´t have the reach that some here have (so i have to crop a lot) and i have a lot to learn about bird photography.

the birds here are not that colorfull as in other regions of the world .... but it´s fun.
Lovely pictures. Could you share your shooting parameters and lens used?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on November 13, 2012, 02:12:05 PM
First play with the Canon 500 f4 MK2 and 1D4 combo. I think im going to like my new lens.
That's a sweet one Mick!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on November 13, 2012, 02:14:16 PM
....
Nice head study on the Cormorant, Bomb! 
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Post by: Malte_P on November 13, 2012, 02:18:09 PM
ooops
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on November 13, 2012, 02:22:36 PM
i have just started with bird photography in my backyard two days ago.

i don´t have the reach that some here have (so i have to crop a lot) and i have a lot to learn about bird photography.

the birds here are not that colorfull as in other regions of the world .... but it´s fun.

(http://i.imgur.com/Rszab.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/9letB.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/yr9uY.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/QnlM6.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/cUlqg.jpg)
Awesome images in this series, Malte!  Congrats, they are really beautiful!  What bird is this?  The woodpecker I know, but I'm not familar with this other bird.  Looks like a cross between some sort of Titmouse and a Warbler and a Blue Jay!  So pretty!  Love the line down the breast too, great images!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Malte_P on November 13, 2012, 02:28:00 PM
Awesome images in this series, Malte!  Congrats, they are really beautiful!  What bird is this?  The woodpecker I know, but I'm not familar with this other bird.  Looks like a cross between some sort of Titmouse and a Warbler and a Blue Jay!  So pretty!  Love the line down the breast too, great images!

i have searched the english name:

wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Tit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Tit)

the blue tit is as numerous as sparrows here in germany.  ;)
and they are the first at the feeding station.. 10-20 seconds after they visit the feeding station the sparrows arrive.

when they fly away they are the first to come back short after them the sparrows... the bue tit is a cheeky little bird.
that´s what i learned the past 2 days.

hell im really a bird noob, i have so much to learn about their behavior. :)






 
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: RichardTHF on November 13, 2012, 02:55:08 PM
Took this photo a while back, bit to noisy for my liking.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7055/6996742678_2988d55945_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61848577@N06/6996742678/)
Parrot (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61848577@N06/6996742678/#) by Richard Davies Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/61848577@N06/), on Flickr

This is a African Gray Parrot, taken again, from just outside my house. I get these birds seasonally, They fly from West Africa every Sept / Oct / Dec to mate.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8340/8183003845_3b105213f8_o.png) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61848577@N06/8183003845/)
African-Gray-2 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/61848577@N06/8183003845/#) by Richard Davies Photography (http://www.flickr.com/people/61848577@N06/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Trovador on November 13, 2012, 03:53:58 PM
(http://500px.com/photo/16717861)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Trovador on November 13, 2012, 03:56:53 PM
Hmmm, apparently I cannot link from 500px.  Here's the link to the image posted:

http://500px.com/photo/16717861 (http://500px.com/photo/16717861)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: mart456 on November 16, 2012, 07:41:43 PM
First day out with 5D III, 24-105

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8198/8191222681_a2c7340858.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/overlandsphere/8191222681/)
WD5A0777 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/overlandsphere/8191222681/#) by OverlandAdventure (http://www.flickr.com/people/overlandsphere/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8201/8191222667_822d7dcd9c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/overlandsphere/8191222667/)
WD5A0781 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/overlandsphere/8191222667/#) by OverlandAdventure (http://www.flickr.com/people/overlandsphere/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on November 20, 2012, 11:37:45 PM
First day out with 5D III, 24-105

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8198/8191222681_a2c7340858.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/overlandsphere/8191222681/)
WD5A0777 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/overlandsphere/8191222681/#) by OverlandAdventure (http://www.flickr.com/people/overlandsphere/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8201/8191222667_822d7dcd9c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/overlandsphere/8191222667/)
WD5A0781 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/overlandsphere/8191222667/#) by OverlandAdventure (http://www.flickr.com/people/overlandsphere/), on Flickr
Mart, is that a type of Kingfisher?  Fantastic Images!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on November 20, 2012, 11:39:56 PM
Last Portrait Shoot with Pelican in Pensacola!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on November 20, 2012, 11:42:27 PM
See the Seagull...  :o
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: JPAZ on November 21, 2012, 12:30:27 AM
Caught this fellow through the kitchen window.  Shot through the window pane and all. 
5diii with 70-200 f4 at 200, iso 100, f10. 1/200.  Only PP was cropping and a bit of warming in WB.  I think I really like this camera!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: mart456 on November 21, 2012, 04:24:28 AM
First day out with 5D III, 24-105

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8198/8191222681_a2c7340858.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/overlandsphere/8191222681/)
WD5A0777 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/overlandsphere/8191222681/#) by OverlandAdventure (http://www.flickr.com/people/overlandsphere/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8201/8191222667_822d7dcd9c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/overlandsphere/8191222667/)
WD5A0781 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/overlandsphere/8191222667/#) by OverlandAdventure (http://www.flickr.com/people/overlandsphere/), on Flickr
Mart, is that a type of Kingfisher?  Fantastic Images!

Hi Ken, Thanks.

Its Laughing Kookaburra, as you thought related to the Kingfisher, there are very common in Australia, very happy with the detail and the colours of the shots.

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on November 27, 2012, 10:32:46 AM
Caught this fellow through the kitchen window.  Shot through the window pane and all. 
5diii with 70-200 f4 at 200, iso 100, f10. 1/200.  Only PP was cropping and a bit of warming in WB.  I think I really like this camera!
Great image of the Road Runner Jpaz!  Nice contrast with the background.  Good job!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on November 28, 2012, 04:01:56 PM
Awesome images in this series, Malte!  Congrats, they are really beautiful!  What bird is this?  The woodpecker I know, but I'm not familar with this other bird.  Looks like a cross between some sort of Titmouse and a Warbler and a Blue Jay!  So pretty!  Love the line down the breast too, great images!

i have searched the english name:

wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Tit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Tit)

the blue tit is as numerous as sparrows here in germany.  ;)
and they are the first at the feeding station.. 10-20 seconds after they visit the feeding station the sparrows arrive.

when they fly away they are the first to come back short after them the sparrows... the bue tit is a cheeky little bird.
that´s what i learned the past 2 days.

hell im really a bird noob, i have so much to learn about their behavior. :)
The blue tit (along with the several other European tit species) are in the same family (Paridae) as the titmouse and chickadee. The Latin name used to be Parus caeruleus, but they've reclassified it as Cyanistes caeruleus. The coal tit looks very similar to a chickadee.

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4111/5023841150_e9d31b2d68.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/5023841150/)
Coal Tit on Pine (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/5023841150/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr

Then you have the great tit.

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4119/4788106244_0a5dd87e6d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/4788106244/)
Great Tit in a Tree (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/4788106244/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr

My favourite is probably the crested tit, probably because of the rarity, but I only have a single very distant shot from several years ago. I haven't even seen the equally rare bearded tit, unless you count a speck through binoculars, where I wouldn't have been able to ID it without someone else telling me it was there.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: LSV on December 01, 2012, 03:40:50 AM
Rare appearance of a juvenile Yellow-crowned Night Heron at Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve, Huntington Beach, CA.  Taken with 60D + EF 100-400mm, at 400mm, f/5.6, 1/500 sec and 150 ISO.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on December 01, 2012, 02:19:52 PM
Awesome images in this series, Malte!  Congrats, they are really beautiful!  What bird is this?  The woodpecker I know, but I'm not familar with this other bird.  Looks like a cross between some sort of Titmouse and a Warbler and a Blue Jay!  So pretty!  Love the line down the breast too, great images!

i have searched the english name:

wiki:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Tit (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Tit)

the blue tit is as numerous as sparrows here in germany.  ;)
and they are the first at the feeding station.. 10-20 seconds after they visit the feeding station the sparrows arrive.

when they fly away they are the first to come back short after them the sparrows... the bue tit is a cheeky little bird.
that´s what i learned the past 2 days.

hell im really a bird noob, i have so much to learn about their behavior. :)
The blue tit (along with the several other European tit species) are in the same family (Paridae) as the titmouse and chickadee. The Latin name used to be Parus caeruleus, but they've reclassified it as Cyanistes caeruleus. The coal tit looks very similar to a chickadee.

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4111/5023841150_e9d31b2d68.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/5023841150/)
Coal Tit on Pine (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/5023841150/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr

Then you have the great tit.

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4119/4788106244_0a5dd87e6d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/4788106244/)
Great Tit in a Tree (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/4788106244/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr

My favourite is probably the crested tit, probably because of the rarity, but I only have a single very distant shot from several years ago. I haven't even seen the equally rare bearded tit, unless you count a speck through binoculars, where I wouldn't have been able to ID it without someone else telling me it was there.
Great info!  Thanks... :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on December 01, 2012, 07:04:17 PM
That's ok Ken.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on December 02, 2012, 03:04:25 AM
LSV - I didn't think we had any Yellow Crowned Night Herons here - though I did note you mention "rare".  According to whatbird.com this bird doesn't in southern Cal.  http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/53/_/Yellow-crowned_Night-Heron.aspx (http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/53/_/Yellow-crowned_Night-Heron.aspx).  Was there any mention as to what the Yellow heron was doing in this part?  Fascinating and good eye !
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: LSV on December 03, 2012, 01:06:49 AM
LSV - I didn't think we had any Yellow Crowned Night Herons here - though I did note you mention "rare".  According to whatbird.com this bird doesn't in southern Cal.  http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/53/_/Yellow-crowned_Night-Heron.aspx (http://identify.whatbird.com/obj/53/_/Yellow-crowned_Night-Heron.aspx).  Was there any mention as to what the Yellow heron was doing in this part?  Fascinating and good eye !

You know birds -- the last visit to the OC was 35 years ago! It was an adult that time in 1977.  San Diego County has some coming over from Mexico from time to time.  I'd learned of this visitor from our local (very excited) birders.  Looks like he has become a permanent resident.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: LSV on December 03, 2012, 01:21:57 AM
Yellow-crowned Night Heron visits the OC for the fine-dining locally.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: param on December 04, 2012, 09:14:12 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8469/8114881444_d9342ddbce_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/71403598@N08/8114881444/)
Cooper's Hawk - Pose (http://www.flickr.com/photos/71403598@N08/8114881444/#) by param_s (http://www.flickr.com/people/71403598@N08/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on December 04, 2012, 09:19:42 PM
Yellow-crowned Night Heron visits the OC for the fine-dining locally.
Wow! Great timing! I bet that bite hurt the bird. Were you already on to the bird or did its scream alert you?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: LSV on December 04, 2012, 10:33:09 PM
Yellow-crowned Night Heron visits the OC for the fine-dining locally.
Wow! Great timing! I bet that bite hurt the bird. Were you already on to the bird or did its scream alert you?
Just dumb luck that I caught the epic struggle from beginning to end, 3-4 minutes. That photo showed the turning point after the bird escaped from the crab's claws and
got enough leverage to chomp the crab into 2 pieces.  Here's the Victor with the spoils.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: KatmanCanon on December 04, 2012, 10:44:00 PM
Loving the wide variety and quality of shots!!

Long time browser but first time poster.  (Forgive me if I post this incorrectly P )

Here are a couple of my prized snaps this past summer:

Black Hills American Dipper - apparently a rather rare little critter in the Hills. This little guy was quite calm and let me snap for 5 minutes before flitting off to his next engagement.

Regards,

kmc
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on December 06, 2012, 09:54:57 PM
Never seen one of these before--took an hour just to get this shot as this bird is a bit peculiar.  Lands on a branch for 1-2 seconds then flys to another branch for 1-2 then hides in the scrub brush.  After an hour I began to give up.  As I walked down a steep dirt downgrade I caught one on a branch for about 5 seconds and pulled this off..his name..a Spotted Towee..where?  Modjeska Canyon..southern Cal.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8477/8249070794_4977b42c47_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8249070794/)
Spotted Towee (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8249070794/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on December 06, 2012, 10:16:02 PM
Never seen one of these before--took an hour just to get this shot as this bird is a bit peculiar.  Lands on a branch for 1-2 seconds then flys to another branch for 1-2 then hides in the scrub brush.  After an hour I began to give up.  As I walked down a steep dirt downgrade I caught one on a branch for about 5 seconds and pulled this off..his name..a Spotted Towee..where?  Modjeska Canyon..southern Cal.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8477/8249070794_4977b42c47_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8249070794/)
Spotted Towee (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8249070794/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
  Great Job Rev!  There are a lot of quarry that seem to be difficult to capture... You were lucky to get the image you did! 
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on December 06, 2012, 11:25:27 PM
Switched from 5D Mark III to 7D for a day :)

Here's an Island Scrub Jay also from Modjeska Canyon (southern Calfifornia)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8338/8250751583_5f2fa320ec_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8250751583/)
Island Scrub Jay (Modjeska Canyon) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8250751583/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on December 06, 2012, 11:28:31 PM
Krob - thank you for the notes..persistence pays off (most of the time)

Katman..never seen one of those birds before--nice catch!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on December 07, 2012, 07:49:11 AM
Yellow-crowned Night Heron visits the OC for the fine-dining locally.
Wow! Great timing! I bet that bite hurt the bird. Were you already on to the bird or did its scream alert you?
Just dumb luck that I caught the epic struggle from beginning to end, 3-4 minutes. That photo showed the turning point after the bird escaped from the crab's claws and
got enough leverage to chomp the crab into 2 pieces.  Here's the Victor with the spoils.
Wow! That is something! You must have shot a pile of photos.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Sporgon on December 07, 2012, 08:38:56 AM
i don't know if this qualifies as a bird portrait, but here it is anyway. Canada Geese on Derwent Water in the English Lake District
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 96Brigadier on December 07, 2012, 08:40:54 AM
i don't know if this qualifies as a bird portrait, but here it is anyway. Canada Geese on Derwent Water in the English Lake District

I really like this shot, looks great in B&W.

Well done!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: GuyF on December 07, 2012, 02:37:28 PM
Sporgon,

Nice shot but I'd be tempted to airbrush out the one at the back and the one on the far right - I think that would "tighten-up" the compositon. Ah, it's easy to critique after the image is taken  ;)

Guy.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Sporgon on December 07, 2012, 04:27:12 PM
Thanks 96Brigadier for your kind praise. When I took this picture I felt there was something there but it didn't hit the spot until I produced it in B&W.

Thanks for your constructive comments Guy, funnily enough I felt the composition could be improved, and I have attached the version that's on our website as a 2X1. All our pictures are either 1X2 or 1X2.5.

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on December 07, 2012, 07:35:54 PM
Thanks 96Brigadier for your kind praise. When I took this picture I felt there was something there but it didn't hit the spot until I produced it in B&W.

Thanks for your constructive comments Guy, funnily enough I felt the composition could be improved, and I have attached the version that's on our website as a 2X1. All our pictures are either 1X2 or 1X2.5.
I would have kept the rock on the right side. If you go to your first picture and simply crop off the bottom so the bottom of the picture starts at the tip of the reflection of the rock on the right, you automatically get one thirds to the geese and one thirds to the top of the hills.

The shot is lovely.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: LSV on December 07, 2012, 09:07:23 PM
Yellow-crowned Night Heron visits the OC for the fine-dining locally.
Wow! Great timing! I bet that bite hurt the bird. Were you already on to the bird or did its scream alert you?
Just dumb luck that I caught the epic struggle from beginning to end, 3-4 minutes. That photo showed the turning point after the bird escaped from the crab's claws and
got enough leverage to chomp the crab into 2 pieces.  Here's the Victor with the spoils.
Wow! That is something! You must have shot a pile of photos.
I also experimented with my 60D's video.  The original HD footage is much clearer -- I had reduced resolution to upload to YouTube: 
YCNH 3270 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yxTS7btWZ68#ws)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on December 07, 2012, 11:36:45 PM
Thanks 96Brigadier for your kind praise. When I took this picture I felt there was something there but it didn't hit the spot until I produced it in B&W.

Thanks for your constructive comments Guy, funnily enough I felt the composition could be improved, and I have attached the version that's on our website as a 2X1. All our pictures are either 1X2 or 1X2.5.
I would have kept the rock on the right side. If you go to your first picture and simply crop off the bottom so the bottom of the picture starts at the tip of the reflection of the rock on the right, you automatically get one thirds to the geese and one thirds to the top of the hills.

The shot is lovely.


I tried your suggestion for Sporgon and got this result. Is this what you had in mind? I like it. :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 07, 2012, 11:43:29 PM
Marabou Stork

Rebel T1i
f/5.6, 1/250, iso-100
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on December 08, 2012, 03:05:28 AM
Thanks 96Brigadier for your kind praise. When I took this picture I felt there was something there but it didn't hit the spot until I produced it in B&W.

Thanks for your constructive comments Guy, funnily enough I felt the composition could be improved, and I have attached the version that's on our website as a 2X1. All our pictures are either 1X2 or 1X2.5.
I would have kept the rock on the right side. If you go to your first picture and simply crop off the bottom so the bottom of the picture starts at the tip of the reflection of the rock on the right, you automatically get one thirds to the geese and one thirds to the top of the hills.

The shot is lovely.


I tried your suggestion for Sporgon and got this result. Is this what you had in mind? I like it. :)
Um - no. I meant for you only to cut off the bottom. You have cropped from all sides. What I meant was:

(http://img195.imageshack.us/img195/6389/canadageesederwentwater.jpg) (http://img195.imageshack.us/i/canadageesederwentwater.jpg/)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on December 08, 2012, 05:12:17 AM
+1
Yea, you're right...that one looks better. :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Sporgon on December 08, 2012, 05:39:08 AM
 :)  rpt - you and I have the same eye for composition ! Your crop is how we originally produced the pic. However the rock in the foreground is oof, and my partner in Building Panoramics has a real dislike for oof foregrounds ( bearing in mind our commercial pictures are buildings ), so we settled on taking it out.

When I took this picture I was using the standard screen in the 5D with an 85mm and I didn't intend the closest rock to be oof. Since then I have the manual focus screen and it is much better for both manual focus and judging subtle depth of field. Personally I think subtle oof foreground can add depth, but maybe in this case it looks like a mistake.

For those who like more symmetrical compositions I can accommodate !  ;D

Thanks for the feedback from everyone, I joined CR because it's a forum where the members are polite and courteous, and judging by many of the pictures posted - very talented ! So I appreciate the comments.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on December 08, 2012, 06:25:19 AM
Sporgon,

I really like that shot! Nice balanced composition.

Talking about balance...how long did that goose stand on just one leg? ;D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on December 08, 2012, 06:33:18 AM
:)  rpt - you and I have the same eye for composition ! Your crop is how we originally produced the pic. However the rock in the foreground is oof, and my partner in Building Panoramics has a real dislike for oof foregrounds ( bearing in mind our commercial pictures are buildings ), so we settled on taking it out.

When I took this picture I was using the standard screen in the 5D with an 85mm and I didn't intend the closest rock to be oof. Since then I have the manual focus screen and it is much better for both manual focus and judging subtle depth of field. Personally I think subtle oof foreground can add depth, but maybe in this case it looks like a mistake.
:) well happy to note you like it too. I like this last picture a lot. But then I love B&W...

Quote
Thanks for the feedback from everyone, I joined CR because it's a forum where the members are polite and courteous, and judging by many of the pictures posted - very talented ! So I appreciate the comments.
You obviously missed some of the particularly rowdy threads :).

I have learned a lot here. And yes, in general it is a nice place to be.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on December 08, 2012, 06:35:24 AM
+1
Yea, you're right...that one looks better. :)
:)

That rock somehow anchors it.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on December 08, 2012, 11:26:16 PM
Marabou Stork

Rebel T1i
f/5.6, 1/250, iso-100
Other than looking like something is eating his flesh off his head, that's one crazy looking stork!  And I thought Wood Storks had weird heads!  Nice one! :o
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on December 08, 2012, 11:29:45 PM
Sporgon,

I really like that shot! Nice balanced composition.

Talking about balance...how long did that goose stand on just one leg? ;D
Is he standing on one leg or walking on water!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Sporgon on December 09, 2012, 12:04:50 AM
Sporgon,

I really like that shot! Nice balanced composition.

Talking about balance...how long did that goose stand on just one leg? ;D
They seemed to be happy to stand on one leg for some time. Why they do this I have no idea !!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 09, 2012, 12:41:16 AM
236mm
f/5.6
1/250
iso-125

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on December 09, 2012, 12:51:43 AM
236mm
f/5.6
1/250
iso-125
Love those "Down the barrell" images!  She's a real beauty!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: R1-7D on December 09, 2012, 05:59:34 PM
Here's an owl that I spotted here at the Calgary Bird Sanctuary. It was hard to get a decent picture with the way the lighting was that day.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8349/8258372157_e38ac80e15_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/8258372157/)
IMG_5791 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/8258372157/#) by HadrianRobinson (http://www.flickr.com/people/hadrianrobinson/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8206/8259441384_7e6e2ab5ba_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/8259441384/)
IMG_5797 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/8259441384/#) by HadrianRobinson (http://www.flickr.com/people/hadrianrobinson/), on Flickr


Not really a bird, but...it still flies!  :P

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8492/8258370681_e8cccea521_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/8258370681/)
IMG_5103 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/8258370681/#) by HadrianRobinson (http://www.flickr.com/people/hadrianrobinson/), on Flickr


These little guys were cute.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8219/8259442234_af74072968_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/8259442234/)
IMG_2941 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/8259442234/#) by HadrianRobinson (http://www.flickr.com/people/hadrianrobinson/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: AlanF on December 11, 2012, 05:54:12 AM
Canon7D with f/2.8 300mm II + 2xTC, iso 400, 1/320 - 1/500  f/5.6

These are at the limits of resolution as the kingfisher was quite far away. I was hand holding the light combo with the 300mm + 2xTC. The kingfisher hovered with head dead still, dived and came up with his catch.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: atosk930 on December 11, 2012, 08:05:00 AM
I really enjoy the first image! Nicely done!  :)

Canon7D with f/2.8 300mm II + 2xTC, iso 400, 1/320 - 1/500  f/5.6

These are at the limits of resolution as the kingfisher was quite far away. I was hand holding the light combo with the 300mm + 2xTC. The kingfisher hovered with head dead still, dived and came up with his catch.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on December 11, 2012, 11:55:35 AM
Canon7D with f/2.8 300mm II + 2xTC, iso 400, 1/320 - 1/500  f/5.6

These are at the limits of resolution as the kingfisher was quite far away. I was hand holding the light combo with the 300mm + 2xTC. The kingfisher hovered with head dead still, dived and came up with his catch.
One word. Fantastic!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 11, 2012, 12:32:21 PM
Mute Swan

Canon Rebel
f/5
1/2000
iso 400
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: K-amps on December 11, 2012, 01:59:28 PM
Quote from: Renegade
Mute Swan

Canon Rebel
f/5
1/2000
iso 400

Love the Composition and the tones...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on December 11, 2012, 08:51:45 PM
Quote from: Renegade
Mute Swan

Canon Rebel
f/5
1/2000
iso 400

Love the Composition and the tones...
Oh yes! It is fantastic.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on December 16, 2012, 01:53:45 AM
This hawk came calling today. He sat on the mango tree in our garden and called out. I took a few shots (18) and he gave me a strange look :)

(http://img7.imageshack.us/img7/4205/rpt7442.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on December 16, 2012, 09:04:45 PM
Female House Finch caught with Prickly Pear juice on its beak..I just love how the bokeh effect came out on this one !

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8210/8260645020_951621a4ed_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8260645020/)
House Finch caught Red Handed, I mean Beaked! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8260645020/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on December 16, 2012, 09:18:07 PM
Female House Finch caught with Prickly Pear juice on its beak..I just love how the bokeh effect came out on this one !
House Finch caught Red Handed, I mean Beaked! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8260645020/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Nice! What did you shoot it with? What were your settings? How far we're you?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 16, 2012, 10:10:33 PM
Wattled Crane

Rebel
f/5
1/250
iso 125
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: vargyropoulos on December 16, 2012, 10:14:22 PM
I finally got some new toys.... 7D and 400mm F5.6L... the images below are from the first day of testing things out
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 16, 2012, 10:26:11 PM
Flamingos

Rebel
f/5
1/2000
iso 400
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on December 16, 2012, 11:27:39 PM
Female House Finch caught with Prickly Pear juice on its beak..I just love how the bokeh effect came out on this one !
House Finch caught Red Handed, I mean Beaked! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8260645020/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Nice! What did you shoot it with? What were your settings? How far we're you?


I learned that if you click on the photo (if it says on Flickr), it will take you to Flickr where the EXIF data to include camera, lens, settings, location etc are all usually listed :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: IslanderMV on December 17, 2012, 12:05:03 AM
Female Red-breasted Merganser feasting on a scup. Menemsha MA.
Canon 60D - 100-400mm ( 400mm )
1/1250 @ f5.6 ISO 250
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Meadowfresh on December 17, 2012, 12:10:45 AM
Hi guys,

Took this picture of a crow a few months ago. Would love some feed back!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8360/8280340892_671f460b95.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/90822255@N03/8280340892/)
Nakano Crow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/90822255@N03/8280340892/#) by meronpanichiban (http://www.flickr.com/people/90822255@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on December 17, 2012, 12:43:08 AM
RPT - Serendipidy is correct..the settings are on the Flickr site under Actions / View EXIF data

They are:  Canon 5D Mark III and 400mm 5.6 L - 1/1000 @ 5.6 ISO 640, +1/3 EV, Tv Setting about 15 feet away - thanks for the inquiry.  Normally these Finches fly away but this one was so busy prying into the Prickly Pears it could care less about my presence.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ryan8085168 on December 17, 2012, 12:51:38 AM
Mejiro in my backyard...

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on December 17, 2012, 01:08:07 AM
Nice shot. The red hibiscus contrasts very well with the green. 808- Hawaii? I'm in windward Oahu.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ryan8085168 on December 17, 2012, 01:14:13 AM
Thanks. Yep, I guess the hibiscus gave it away  :). I'm in Pearl City.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 17, 2012, 01:27:07 AM
Cattle Egret

Rebel
f/5
1/250
iso 800
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 17, 2012, 01:29:30 AM
African Pink Backed Pelican

Rebel
f/5.6
1/250
iso 200
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 17, 2012, 01:31:08 AM
Mute Swan

Rebel
f/5.6
1/500
iso 100
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on December 17, 2012, 02:00:10 AM
Quote
Hi guys, Took this picture of a crow a few months ago. Would love some feed back!

The photo lacks definition especially on the breast of the crow.  We are unable to see any detail of the plumage and the lighting on your subject is not optimum.  Since this bird is difficult in the first place to properly photograph and has very reflective shiny feather properties, its best not photo'd in any direct sun but more even or shaded light.  I would also avoid using B&W processing with this subject as it buries it even more into the limited 256 gray colors that are available in your image.  Stick with color.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Meadowfresh on December 17, 2012, 02:14:39 AM
Quote
Hi guys, Took this picture of a crow a few months ago. Would love some feed back!

The photo lacks definition especially on the breast of the crow.  We are unable to see any detail of the plumage and the lighting on your subject is not optimum.  Since this bird is difficult in the first place to properly photograph and has very reflective shiny feather properties, its best not photo'd in any direct sun but more even or shaded light.  I would also avoid using B&W processing with this subject as it buries it even more into the limited 256 gray colors that are available in your image.  Stick with color.

Thank you for the feed back. I will try to hunt them down on a more overcast day! As you said the direct sunlight washed out the reflective properties on its feathers which is why I converted to BW sine the background green was rather over powering, or at least I thought so when I looked at it. This fellow was very play full but unfortunately I had limited time to take photos due to having to stand in the middle of a tax stand/round about.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on December 17, 2012, 08:51:14 AM
RPT - Serendipidy is correct..the settings are on the Flickr site under Actions / View EXIF data

They are:  Canon 5D Mark III and 400mm 5.6 L - 1/1000 @ 5.6 ISO 640, +1/3 EV, Tv Setting about 15 feet away - thanks for the inquiry.  Normally these Finches fly away but this one was so busy prying into the Prickly Pears it could care less about my presence.

Thanks Serendipity and revup67. I was using the EXIF data plugin in chrome. I should have gone to the flickr site...

I have been trying to snap birds that size around my garden with absolutely no luck. I will need to set up a more alluring device. 15 feet is really close. It must have been really hungry :)

Not to fret. I did get the hawk yesterday! Yay!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on December 18, 2012, 12:24:23 AM
After 35 years one of these birds has returned to Orange County (apparently there are a few in San Diego I was just told).  Today was most interesting.  After being on this site for about two years I had the pleasure of meeting for the 1st time another Canon user and a true gentleman.  His moniker here is LSV.  I had admired his photos of the Yellow-crowned Night Heron which has not been seen in southern Cal since 1977.  One was recently spotted at the Bolsa Chica Reserve.  I drove there today (near Huntington Bch area) and contacted LSV as he had offered his cell phone for when I arrived for further assistance.  There is no way - no how would I have ever located this bird as a)the Bolsa Chica Preserve is several acres of wetlands b)this bird was not in an obvious place at all.  Hidden under a leafless tree, in the water and well shaded off a dirt trail.  LSV showed me the precise location and wallah..there was the Yellow-crowned Night Heron. 

Here's one of 10 excellent shots that I was able to snap off.  Note the blown out background was necessary as the bird was almost black due to the excessive shade and well lit background.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8344/8282520343_4ea7718789_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8282520343/)
Yellow Heron (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8282520343/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on December 18, 2012, 12:45:57 AM
Also taken today about 15 feet away from this American Kestrel--simply amazing detail at close range with the 400mm 5.6 L on the 5D Mark III.  It was astonishing to be able to get so close without this bird flying away.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8207/8283620396_658027102a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8283620396/)
American Kestrel (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8283620396/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on December 18, 2012, 04:48:23 AM
revup67,

Absolutely gorgeous shots. Your quest for the Yellow-crowned Night Heron shot reminded me of a movie I watched last week... ;)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on December 18, 2012, 05:57:40 PM
Quote
Hi guys, Took this picture of a crow a few months ago. Would love some feed back!

The photo lacks definition especially on the breast of the crow.  We are unable to see any detail of the plumage and the lighting on your subject is not optimum.  Since this bird is difficult in the first place to properly photograph and has very reflective shiny feather properties, its best not photo'd in any direct sun but more even or shaded light.  I would also avoid using B&W processing with this subject as it buries it even more into the limited 256 gray colors that are available in your image.  Stick with color.
Corvids certainly aren't easy to photograph in dierect sunlight, but it can be done. I would crop for composition on the right, but you do have an interesting pose, showing a little personality. Here's one I took a couple of years ago in sunlight.

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4112/5023842866_038d99dff2.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/5023842866/)
Carrion Crow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/5023842866/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
Thank you for the feed back. I will try to hunt them down on a more overcast day! As you said the direct sunlight washed out the reflective properties on its feathers which is why I converted to BW sine the background green was rather over powering, or at least I thought so when I looked at it. This fellow was very play full but unfortunately I had limited time to take photos due to having to stand in the middle of a tax stand/round about.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: LSV on December 18, 2012, 10:26:48 PM
White-faced Ibis at Huntington Beach Central Library iridescent in afternoon sunlight.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 19, 2012, 12:14:23 AM
Canada Goose

Rebel
f/5.6
1/2500
iso 1000
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 19, 2012, 12:24:01 AM
Little Pied Cormorant

Rebel
f/5.6
1/200
iso 1600
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on December 19, 2012, 02:06:59 AM
LSV..that's an amazing shot..don't think I have been to that location.  excellent contribution of the IBIS!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on December 19, 2012, 02:11:25 AM
Quote
revup67,
Absolutely gorgeous shots. Your quest for the Yellow-crowned Night Heron shot reminded me of a movie I watched last week... ;)

Thanks so much for the kind words !  it was well worth the 45 minute journey..can't wait to return there. Thinking about now buying a tent again, well almost :)

Here's that same Kestrel as a BIF

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8071/8283729504_e35a1b4507_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8283729504/)
American Kestrel (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8283729504/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: atosk930 on December 20, 2012, 07:42:04 AM
Not sure if I've ever shared this one with the group here. I also realize that it's not a hawk after educating myself. I shot this in northern New Jersey. Can anyone ID it?

edit: had trouble with the insert tool the first few times

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7176/6949978117_201f0fae2a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/atosk89/6949978117/)
Hungry Hawk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/atosk89/6949978117/#) by atosk89 (http://www.flickr.com/people/atosk89/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on December 20, 2012, 05:22:55 PM
Not sure if I've ever shared this one with the group here. I also realize that it's not a hawk after educating myself. I shot this in northern New Jersey. Can anyone ID it?

edit: had trouble with the insert tool the first few times

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7176/6949978117_201f0fae2a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/atosk89/6949978117/)
Hungry Hawk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/atosk89/6949978117/#) by atosk89 (http://www.flickr.com/people/atosk89/), on Flickr
Is that a pigeon it's feasting on? That would help to size it. It's definitely a falcon, but I'm not sure it is quite big enough for a peregrine, plus I'm not familiar with North American distribution. The hood doesn't look as distinct as normal, but it could be a juvenile bird or it could be the angle.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 20, 2012, 06:45:46 PM
f/5, 1/2000  iso 200

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Andy_Hodapp on December 20, 2012, 07:47:08 PM
Bald Eagle shot with

Canon 5D MKII with Sigma 105mm EX DG F/2.8 Macro at F/3.5, 1/500th of a second, ISO 100.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8084/8276147216_390a09462b_k.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on December 20, 2012, 08:06:32 PM
Quote
revup67,
Absolutely gorgeous shots. Your quest for the Yellow-crowned Night Heron shot reminded me of a movie I watched last week... ;)

Thanks so much for the kind words !  it was well worth the 45 minute journey..can't wait to return there. Thinking about now buying a tent again, well almost :)

Here's that same Kestrel as a BIF

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8071/8283729504_e35a1b4507_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8283729504/)
American Kestrel (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8283729504/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Great job on the American Kestral Rev!  Man they fly fast and are hard to catch on the fly... Congrats!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on December 20, 2012, 08:11:57 PM
revup67,

Absolutely gorgeous shots. Your quest for the Yellow-crowned Night Heron shot reminded me of a movie I watched last week... ;)
+1 Way to go Rev!  Your description reminded me of this movie too!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on December 20, 2012, 08:14:36 PM
Hi guys,

Took this picture of a crow a few months ago. Would love some feed back!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8360/8280340892_671f460b95.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/90822255@N03/8280340892/)
Nakano Crow (http://www.flickr.com/photos/90822255@N03/8280340892/#) by meronpanichiban (http://www.flickr.com/people/90822255@N03/), on Flickr
I agree with Rev on this one Meadow... Unless you can bring out some more of the details under his breast level in post, color may have been better.  More contrast between the background and the subject may have helped him pop a little, but the background seems a little too much and not enough to me to be able to get a good B&W on this one...

Great attempt!  His/her pose was really kind of cool.  I like birds with expressions!  Cheers!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rowbear on December 20, 2012, 08:15:19 PM
White Owl

(http://www.robertgravel.ca/Animals/Oiseaux/i-ZrWks8q/0/XL/_MG_7889%20950-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on December 20, 2012, 08:17:53 PM
Cattle Egret

Rebel
f/5
1/250
iso 800
Cool image... He seems to be very intense... Too bad so dark out at that time or heavy shade, sunlight would have lit up his coloring really nice.  I do like his interesting pose!  Nice image Renegade!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on December 20, 2012, 08:18:34 PM
African Pink Backed Pelican

Rebel
f/5.6
1/250
iso 200
Cool, haven't seen them before!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: shutterwideshut on December 20, 2012, 08:18:54 PM
"Please scratch my itchy back"
Canon EOS 7D + Canon EF70-200mm f/4L IS USM

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/6163/6145565337_b30e5c9eab.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maniniyut/6145565337/)
Please scratch my itchy back (http://www.flickr.com/photos/maniniyut/6145565337/#) by [shutterwideshut] (http://www.flickr.com/people/maniniyut/) on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mendolera on December 20, 2012, 08:19:55 PM
Melbourne, AU
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Post by: Mendolera on December 20, 2012, 08:21:28 PM
Along Great Ocean Road...
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Post by: Krob78 on December 20, 2012, 08:21:45 PM
Canon7D with f/2.8 300mm II + 2xTC, iso 400, 1/320 - 1/500  f/5.6

These are at the limits of resolution as the kingfisher was quite far away. I was hand holding the light combo with the 300mm + 2xTC. The kingfisher hovered with head dead still, dived and came up with his catch.
That first image is really cool Alan!  8)  For just a split second, I thought you had a hummer there!  Nice job!  Hard to catch these fast as rocket little guys!
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Post by: Krob78 on December 20, 2012, 08:23:24 PM
Female House Finch caught with Prickly Pear juice on its beak..I just love how the bokeh effect came out on this one !

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8210/8260645020_951621a4ed_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8260645020/)
House Finch caught Red Handed, I mean Beaked! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8260645020/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
yep, that's a nice bokeh!
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Post by: Renegade Runner on December 20, 2012, 09:22:45 PM
Canada Goose

Rebel T1i, 70-300 L, f/5.6, 1/3200, iso 1600


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Post by: Renegade Runner on December 20, 2012, 09:25:44 PM
Cattle Egret

Rebel
f/5
1/250
iso 800
Cool image... He seems to be very intense... Too bad so dark out at that time or heavy shade, sunlight would have lit up his coloring really nice.  I do like his interesting pose!  Nice image Renegade!

Thanks.  I also liked the pose.  Unfortunately it was dark
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Post by: Renegade Runner on December 20, 2012, 09:33:22 PM
Grey Necked Crowned Crane

Rebel, f/5, 1/200, iso 500

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Post by: atosk930 on December 21, 2012, 07:33:01 AM
@Kernuak. Yes it is a pigeon. The wood it is perched on top of is a very old, weathered telephone pole. From there I saw him fly off to a larger pine tree if that helps.


Not sure if I've ever shared this one with the group here. I also realize that it's not a hawk after educating myself. I shot this in northern New Jersey. Can anyone ID it?

edit: had trouble with the insert tool the first few times


Is that a pigeon it's feasting on? That would help to size it. It's definitely a falcon, but I'm not sure it is quite big enough for a peregrine, plus I'm not familiar with North American distribution. The hood doesn't look as distinct as normal, but it could be a juvenile bird or it could be the angle.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on December 21, 2012, 08:27:52 AM
The Crane is beautiful Ren... Wish we had some of those down here in Florida!  You guys have quite a variety of owls as well, no?

Grey Necked Crowned Crane

Rebel, f/5, 1/200, iso 500
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: steven kessel on December 21, 2012, 08:54:02 AM
Pyrrhuloxia.  EOS 7D, 100-400 4-5.6 L IS, hand held, ISO 320 cropped in PhotoShop, white balance adjusted slightly to account for low late afternoon sunlight.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 96Brigadier on December 21, 2012, 09:01:55 AM
Pyrrhuloxia.  EOS 7D, 100-400 4-5.6 L IS, hand held, ISO 320 cropped in PhotoShop, white balance adjusted slightly to account for low late afternoon sunlight.

How did you do the sharpening?  I can see an outline all the way around the bird that is much noisier than the rest of the picture, I presume that's from whatever sharpening technique you used.
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Post by: steven kessel on December 21, 2012, 09:07:42 AM
I don't think I sharpened this one.  It's possible that I did a bit of noise reduction on the background and perhaps the much noisier outline you see is the area inside my outline of the bird.  But, honestly, I don't see it, your eyes are better than mine.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on December 21, 2012, 09:40:39 AM
The Crane is beautiful Ren... Wish we had some of those down here in Florida!
There are quite a few at the Animal Kingdom park at Disney World and the Animal Kingdom Lodge savannas.  They are beautiful.
Indeed!  I prefer not to pay the almost $100 to go see them... I would prefer to find them in the wild, although, we certainly have our share of excellent Avian..  ;D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on December 21, 2012, 09:42:35 AM
I don't think I sharpened this one.  It's possible that I did a bit of noise reduction on the background and perhaps the much noisier outline you see is the area inside my outline of the bird.  But, honestly, I don't see it, your eyes are better than mine.
I see it.  I was thinking maybe setting the radius at around 1.4 or a little less may fix it.  Then again, shooting with the 100-400mm, maybe not quite as tight a crop would reduce the affect.  Nice work though, wouldn't have thought it was a low light image!  Good job on the handheld too...  :D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Steve Williams on December 21, 2012, 12:17:03 PM
Here is one of the first images I shot with the 7D back in 2010.  70-200 f/4L IS

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4065/4430047740_bffd509d5c_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/neptunesart/4430047740/)
Jonathan says Hi (http://www.flickr.com/photos/neptunesart/4430047740/#) by Jaw's Dad (http://www.flickr.com/people/neptunesart/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on December 21, 2012, 03:40:49 PM
@Kernuak. Yes it is a pigeon. The wood it is perched on top of is a very old, weathered telephone pole. From there I saw him fly off to a larger pine tree if that helps.


Not sure if I've ever shared this one with the group here. I also realize that it's not a hawk after educating myself. I shot this in northern New Jersey. Can anyone ID it?

edit: had trouble with the insert tool the first few times


Is that a pigeon it's feasting on? That would help to size it. It's definitely a falcon, but I'm not sure it is quite big enough for a peregrine, plus I'm not familiar with North American distribution. The hood doesn't look as distinct as normal, but it could be a juvenile bird or it could be the angle.
Doing a bit of digging, I think it can only be either a peregrine falcon or a prairie falcon, but I'm no expert, especially on North American birds. Looking at the distribution though, neither really quite fits, although I would say the peregrine is the closest match in terms of geography.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peregrine_Falcon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peregrine_Falcon)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_Falcon (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prairie_Falcon)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on December 21, 2012, 03:49:55 PM
Pyrrhuloxia.  EOS 7D, 100-400 4-5.6 L IS, hand held, ISO 320 cropped in PhotoShop, white balance adjusted slightly to account for low late afternoon sunlight.

Beautiful bird. Nice job. I love my 7D and 100-400mmL.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: steven kessel on December 21, 2012, 10:10:32 PM
Actually, when I looked closely at it, it was indeed a bit noisy around the edges.  I've since fixed that problem.  Thanks for the feedback on this one!
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Post by: revup67 on December 22, 2012, 03:01:54 PM
Krob - thanks for the words on the American Kestrel..maybe I should check out that movie...

Atosk..that is a Peregine Falcon alright however it is important to note this is an immature or juvenile.  Note the pale crown around the eye (not solid as with the adults).  Also this is the Tunrda sub species and not Peale's (or Pacific) sub species.  Also the dark streak beneath the eye, this is known as a "dark mustache" (reference Sibley's Guide To Birds pg 133)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on December 22, 2012, 03:21:44 PM
revup67,

I am not a birder, but last week I happened to watch the movie "The Big Year". It was, and still is, playing on TV's HBOS 23-28 Dec. I stumbled upon it while trying to find something to watch, otherwise I wouldn't have sought it out. I really enjoyed it. Gave me a whole new perspective on people who are dedicated birding hobbyists.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: SevenDUser on December 22, 2012, 03:30:07 PM
7D; 70-200 f/2.8
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Post by: Mr Bean on December 22, 2012, 03:49:31 PM
Pacific Heron (aka White Necked Heron) taken on the outskirts of Melbourne (Aust). It's a fairly shy bird and I was using a 300mm f4. A 600mm would have been really nice. Santa.....?!  :)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-5Xc1HTkBElw/UNYbjpJM60I/AAAAAAAAAJw/RKVT9OUCd64/s576/378A1792_Graham_Pacific_heron.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 22, 2012, 04:06:21 PM
The Crane is beautiful Ren... Wish we had some of those down here in Florida!
There are quite a few at the Animal Kingdom park at Disney World and the Animal Kingdom Lodge savannas.  They are beautiful.

Thanks.  I prefer to photograph wildlife in their natural environment.  Sometimes that's not possible so the zoo or any other place works fine for me.
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Post by: hotwilzz on December 22, 2012, 05:09:26 PM
While I've been reading for a while now this is my fist post. Thought this pic taken in my fathers back yard turned out really cool. Taken with a 7D and 100-400 @ 400mm.

Cheers David
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Post by: EHBoe on December 22, 2012, 09:49:17 PM
Wow!  Lots of really beautiful work here.  I figured I'd submit one of my favorite bird photos.

Bird in Question:
Cinnamon Teal

Shot with:
Canon 7D, Canon 100-400mm lens @400mm, ISO 125, f7.1 (according to EXIF data, I don't really recall)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: degies on December 23, 2012, 06:43:26 AM
Flamingo and two Pukeko Chics

Love my 5DIII
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Post by: vargyropoulos on December 23, 2012, 04:57:00 PM
this one showed up in front of my door about an hour ago.... gave me a chance to test my recently acquired  7d/400mmf/5.6 combo at close range
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Lloyd on December 25, 2012, 12:51:31 AM
This is one of the Bald Eagles living near the Llano River in Texas.  I took this yesterday on a gray day.

(http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/image/148011500/original.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Renegade Runner on December 25, 2012, 02:21:42 AM
Quote
This is one of the Bald Eagles living near the Llano River in Texas.  I took this yesterday on a gray day.



Love it  :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on December 25, 2012, 02:53:49 AM
This is one of the Bald Eagles living near the Llano River in Texas.  I took this yesterday on a gray day.

Lovely! Perfect timing!

May be we should have a WB setting for "gray day" :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on December 30, 2012, 12:19:42 AM
This is one of the Bald Eagles living near the Llano River in Texas.  I took this yesterday on a gray day.

(http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/image/148011500/original.jpg)
Nice Lloyd!  Which case number were you set at for your AF on this one?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on December 30, 2012, 12:24:35 AM
Flamingo and two Pukeko Chics

Love my 5DIII
Degies, the Flamingo is excellent!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on December 30, 2012, 12:25:19 AM
Here is one of the first images I shot with the 7D back in 2010.  70-200 f/4L IS

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4065/4430047740_bffd509d5c_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/neptunesart/4430047740/)
Jonathan says Hi (http://www.flickr.com/photos/neptunesart/4430047740/#) by Jaw's Dad (http://www.flickr.com/people/neptunesart/), on Flickr
That's a cool one Steve!~  8)
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Post by: Krob78 on December 30, 2012, 12:26:35 AM
7D; 70-200 f/2.8
Great Image Seven!!  Another fine job, 7D!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Lloyd on December 31, 2012, 12:21:03 AM
This is one of the Bald Eagles living near the Llano River in Texas.  I took this yesterday on a gray day.

(http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/image/148011500/original.jpg)
Nice Lloyd!  Which case number were you set at for your AF on this one?

Ken, this was a manual focus shot with my 5DIII using an old Canon 800mm fd L lens with the Ed Mika adaptor.   I focused in live view with a Zacuto Z-finder. It is a crop of the following photo:

(http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/image/148011499/original.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on December 31, 2012, 12:52:33 AM
This is one of the Bald Eagles living near the Llano River in Texas.  I took this yesterday on a gray day.

(http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/image/148011500/original.jpg)
Nice Lloyd!  Which case number were you set at for your AF on this one?

Ken, this was a manual focus shot with my 5DIII using an old Canon 800mm fd L lens with the Ed Mika adaptor.   I focused in live view with a Zacuto Z-finder. It is a crop of the following photo:

(http://www.pbase.com/lebthree/image/148011499/original.jpg)
I've got to tell you Lloyd, I like that image too... maybe just a slight crop going in from the bottom right, up and toward the center, just a little bit!

How do you feel about the Ed Mika adapter?  I've read about them but wasn't sure if they were worth the effort.  That being said, I have some nice FD L glass, like a huge 300 prime... thing must be 8" in diameter, but I'd love to hook it up to my 5d3 or my 7D just for giggles... not sure if it's worth the investment in the adapter... Are they priced fairly decent?
Ken
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Post by: klaus912 on December 31, 2012, 12:53:46 AM
Peacock at SF Zoo, taken today with a 7D and a 70-300L at 5.6, 1/250, ISO 100.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mKGloVSZdQc/UOEjGUFISlI/AAAAAAAAFwc/lbhcDDNrUus/I/Bild_0472.JPG)
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Post by: Krob78 on December 31, 2012, 01:12:58 AM
Peacock at SF Zoo, taken today with a 7D and a 70-300L at 5.6, 1/250, ISO 100.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-mKGloVSZdQc/UOEjGUFISlI/AAAAAAAAFwc/lbhcDDNrUus/I/Bild_0472.JPG)
Wow!  Beautiful Klaus!
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Post by: klems on December 31, 2012, 01:59:16 AM
Mute swan and a seagull
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http://klemsdal.blogspot.no/ (http://klemsdal.blogspot.no/)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Lloyd on December 31, 2012, 10:28:04 AM

I've got to tell you Lloyd, I like that image too... maybe just a slight crop going in from the bottom right, up and toward the center, just a little bit!

How do you feel about the Ed Mika adapter?  I've read about them but wasn't sure if they were worth the effort.  That being said, I have some nice FD L glass, like a huge 300 prime... thing must be 8" in diameter, but I'd love to hook it up to my 5d3 or my 7D just for giggles... not sure if it's worth the investment in the adapter... Are they priced fairly decent?
Ken

Ken, I like the Ed Mika adapters.  They are reasonably priced at about $150.00 and are available for many manual focus lens. Ed sells them on Ebay so do a search for "edmika" on Ebay and you can see a list of his adapters.  I also have one for the Canon FD 55mm f/1.2.  The only issue with some of the adapters is that there can be clearance issues with the mirror on some cameras.  Ed discusses this issue on many of his listings and is very responsive to any question you may have.

I like the fd 800mm better with my 5d3 than with my 60d.  It may be because I am getting better at my long lens technique and manually focusing than I was with my earlier shots with the 60d.  I guess it is also possible that the older lens quality is such that crop sensor magnifies any issues with the lens as it is my understanding that a crop sensor uses only the center portion of the lens.  I will have to defer to the experts here on this point.  However, I like taking wildlife photos and, as wildlife is more active in the early morning and evening, low light is an issue.  I am able to get useable photos with much higher iso settings with the 5d3 than the 60d and therefore get much higher shutter speeds which is important in using this 24" beast of a long lens with no image stabilization.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: klaus912 on December 31, 2012, 12:28:02 PM
another seagull feasting at Fitzgerald Marine Reserve near Half Moon Bay, CA

shot with 7D and 70-300L at 5.6, 1/2000, ISO 400

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-9lkL7vJuA5o/UMrHLxmQ_sI/AAAAAAAAFXE/1RcZ6xgxljc/I/IMG_1867.JPG)
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Post by: glongstaff on December 31, 2012, 01:05:38 PM
Paid visit to Gauntlet Bird of Prey, Cheshire, England

http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Animals/Gauntlet-Birds-of-Prey-5th/23729776_wz5R4j#!i=1921673200&k=bDnGgtX&lb=1&s=XL (http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Animals/Gauntlet-Birds-of-Prey-5th/23729776_wz5R4j#!i=1921673200&k=bDnGgtX&lb=1&s=XL)
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Post by: serendipidy on December 31, 2012, 04:25:07 PM
Juvenile black-crowned night heron. Shot today with 7D and 100-400L @ 400mm, handheld. PP in DPP.
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Post by: 3kramd5 on January 01, 2013, 12:04:42 PM
One of those instances of actual wildlife spotted at a zoo :)

(http://www.hypercontrast.com/Life/Critters/i-6DBKzDJ/0/L/MAB-20121223-7447-L.jpg) (http://www.hypercontrast.com/Life/Critters/11377900_cD2fPp#!i=2288283236&k=6DBKzDJ&lb=1&s=A)

(http://www.hypercontrast.com/Life/Critters/i-2rntH5q/0/L/MAB-20121223-7450-L.jpg) (http://www.hypercontrast.com/Life/Critters/11377900_cD2fPp#!i=2288283434&k=2rntH5q&lb=1&s=A)

(http://www.hypercontrast.com/Life/Critters/i-cV749QD/0/L/MAB-20121223-7455-L.jpg) (http://www.hypercontrast.com/Life/Critters/11377900_cD2fPp#!i=2287674278&k=cV749QD&lb=1&s=A)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mr Bean on January 03, 2013, 07:04:54 PM
Silver Eye using a 5D mk3 + 300 f4 lens. A bit contrasty, but, it was a summers day :)
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-FEZjhFbtfsE/UOYbyH7P1JI/AAAAAAAAAKQ/qhqalPcfY60/s720/378A2340_Silver_eye_on_up_close.jpg)
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Post by: trueblue_dtw@yahoo.co.uk on January 03, 2013, 07:45:42 PM
Steller's Sea Eagle.
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Post by: m on January 03, 2013, 08:18:04 PM
Not sure if this qualifies as a portrait or why it turned out so grainy.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: tesign on January 03, 2013, 08:47:22 PM
Having a great time seeing all the images here..here's one from me  :)  This is a "Brahminy Kite" with its catch..a "Color Changing Lizard".
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: tesign on January 03, 2013, 08:53:19 PM
Not much choice for the over exposed background sky as had to increased the "EV" to see the subject better..due to heavy backlightings. These are "Brahminy Kites"..a male handling a Color Changing Lizard for meal to a female one.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: applecider on January 03, 2013, 08:56:49 PM
Townsend warbler
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Post by: coreyhkh on January 03, 2013, 10:08:33 PM
great shots here.


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8496/8322957995_5c35a9bd5a_c.jpg)
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Post by: gk57 on January 03, 2013, 10:17:42 PM
Northern Cardinal. Female.
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Post by: victorwol on January 03, 2013, 10:39:53 PM
The thing woke me up :-) literally under my bedroom window...
 
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Post by: Renegade Runner on January 04, 2013, 12:05:44 AM
Knysna Turaco
(http://www.pixeltrot.com/img/s1/v55/p1244834936-5.jpg)
Rebel, f/5.6, 1/100, iso 1600



Knysna Turaco
(http://www.pixeltrot.com/img/s1/v55/p1244835042-5.jpg)
Rebel, f/5, 1/160, iso 1600
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: scott_m on January 04, 2013, 01:18:56 AM
350D + 85/1.8 @ 1/2000, f/3.2, ISO100

Australian Bustard a.k.a. Bush Turkey (I was really close to this guy!)



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Post by: rj79in on January 04, 2013, 01:30:12 AM
7D + 100-400mm @ 400mm
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Post by: rj79in on January 04, 2013, 03:12:20 AM
5d3 + 400mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on January 04, 2013, 03:31:35 AM
The Loggerhead Shrike aka "The Butcher Bird"  - Known in many parts as the "Butcher Bird," it impales its prey on thorns or barbed wire before eating it, because it does not have the talons of the larger birds of prey.  "Loggerhead" refers to the relatively large head as compared to the rest of the body.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8074/8345460070_b9f2b62c93_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8345460070/)
Loggerhead Shrike (aka the &quot;Butcher Bird&quot;) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8345460070/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: FatDaddyJones on January 05, 2013, 10:36:49 AM
Here are a few recent birds that I've shot with my 7D.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: newmandoyle on January 05, 2013, 01:20:32 PM
Photo of an Eagle taken in Alaska :)
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Post by: enice128 on January 05, 2013, 01:51:33 PM
Never photographed birds before so here's my first attempt!
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Post by: nonac on January 05, 2013, 11:41:01 PM
Female Cardinal in the snow a few days ago.
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Post by: revup67 on January 06, 2013, 03:18:20 PM
Nonac..love that cardinal shot..excellent !

Here's my first capture of a Phainopepla (<say that 5x fast :)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8491/8352982200_a183d63fe1_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8352982200/)
Phainopepla (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8352982200/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr

What was cool about this event is a fellow birder had his iPhone.  we quickly ID'd the bird, looked him up on Birdseye and started the bird call.  The bird actually began responding and creating a conversation of sorts with the iPhone.  He was intrigued enough so he also flew closer to our location so we could get up close shots..it was incredible to witness this as I had not before.
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Post by: revup67 on January 06, 2013, 03:55:09 PM
Here's another from yesterday's outing..the Acorn Woodpecker

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8050/8355333612_ecc376135a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8355333612/)
Acorn Woodpecker (Male) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8355333612/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: lion rock on January 06, 2013, 05:42:45 PM
Visiting Hokkaido, Japan now for a few days.  Shot a bunch of Tancho cranes and I selected this.
5D3, 70-200/2.8 with 2.X(II) on tripod
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Steinn on January 06, 2013, 06:50:56 PM
Scarlet Chested Sunbird in Aloe sp.
Ndutu lodge, Tanzania
7d 300/2.8is tripod
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rdespy on January 06, 2013, 08:54:06 PM
5d3 + 70-200 2.8 IS
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Post by: CTJohn on January 06, 2013, 09:39:36 PM
Successful cormorant in the Everglades
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Post by: ooF Fighters on January 06, 2013, 10:02:07 PM
The ham and the disapproving duck
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Post by: Mr Bean on January 07, 2013, 07:53:32 AM
A lot of really good pic's in this forum. I've only been photographing birds for the past 2 weeks, and I'm starting to appreciate the effort that it takes to get a great, in focus pic (I've taken heaps of pic's of in focus twigs, with a blurry bird somewhere in it) :)

Yellow-faced Homeyeater. A fast mover through the scrub. Only managed to get 2 shots off.
Using 5D mk3 + 300mm f4 L   @ Kinglake National Park - Australia.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-XNrYTm_wQ_s/UOrCnAyHTPI/AAAAAAAAALI/FX3mln_HXYU/s800/378A2438_Yellow_faced_honeyeater.jpg)
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Post by: rpt on January 07, 2013, 09:23:01 AM
Successful cormorant in the Everglades
Lovely! What has the bird got in the beak?
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Post by: rpt on January 07, 2013, 09:28:56 AM
As usual, fantastic pictures!

Mr Bean, I know what you mean but your shot is lovely.

ooF Fighters, I had a good laugh when I saw the pic. It is perfect.

revup67, hope your camera is feeling better :)

All you guys inspire me. Thanks.
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Post by: klems on January 07, 2013, 02:31:48 PM
Euroasian sparrowhawk
http://klemsdal.blogspot.no/ (http://klemsdal.blogspot.no/)
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Post by: CTJohn on January 07, 2013, 02:59:47 PM
Successful cormorant in the Everglades
Lovely! What has the bird got in the beak?
As best I can tell, it's a Clown Knifefish which I believe is pretty rare in the Everglades
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Post by: Renegade Runner on January 07, 2013, 03:27:52 PM
Cormorant
(http://www.pixeltrot.com/img/s3/v40/p510796609-5.jpg)
Rebel, f/9 1/640, iso 250



Cormorants in flight
(http://www.pixeltrot.com/img/s3/v45/p55109906-5.jpg)
Rebel, f/9, 1/500, iso 320



Little Pied Cormorant
(http://www.pixeltrot.com/img/s3/v42/p42040508-5.jpg)
Rebel, f/5, 1/250, iso 400
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Post by: chauncey on January 07, 2013, 04:10:12 PM
A family of 8

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/Swans--6-BampW--copy_zps2da06aa6.jpg)
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Post by: Crapking on January 07, 2013, 05:45:34 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8053/8358889450_1fb30c614b_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/8358889450/)
Tues5d3-194 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/8358889450/#) by PVC 2012 (http://www.flickr.com/people/pvc2012/), on Flickr
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Post by: Crapking on January 07, 2013, 05:46:51 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8217/8358889324_8c299216ca_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/8358889324/)
Tues5d3-529 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/8358889324/#) by PVC 2012 (http://www.flickr.com/people/pvc2012/), on Flickr
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Post by: Crapking on January 07, 2013, 05:47:25 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8370/8358882178_51978b6e4f_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/8358882178/)
TuesAM1DX-62 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/8358882178/#) by PVC 2012 (http://www.flickr.com/people/pvc2012/), on Flickr
Title: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: anand on January 08, 2013, 01:25:39 AM
These were shot in a sanctuary for migratory birds.
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Post by: anand on January 08, 2013, 01:30:18 AM
A few more..............
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Post by: anand on January 08, 2013, 03:14:37 AM
Purple Moorehen
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Post by: revup67 on January 09, 2013, 02:30:14 AM
RPT - thanks for the words on the 5dM3..should have it back any day..

really enjoying these bird posts from all

in the interim here's a shot from a few weeks ago - click for more details / lightbox view is best

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8235/8363021169_cecc7f7143_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8363021169/)
Great Blue Heron BIF (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8363021169/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
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Post by: anand on January 09, 2013, 02:40:43 AM
This morning...........................................
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Post by: RJB on January 09, 2013, 04:35:51 AM
Hi all, longtime lurker here...

Fülleborn's Sunbird in the Southern Highlands, Tanzania.
70-300L @ 300mm f5.6 iso400 w/60D
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Post by: rj79in on January 09, 2013, 06:03:35 AM
7d + 70-200mm f/4 @ 200mm
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Post by: rj79in on January 09, 2013, 06:08:48 AM
another shot of the crimson sunbird ... looks like an angry bird here
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Post by: rj79in on January 09, 2013, 06:10:49 AM
I'm getting pretty wierd noise in the photographs when I use Mozilla ... there is no noise in the shots on my desktop and neither when the page is loaded in Google Chrome .... why would that be ... help!
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Post by: 96Brigadier on January 09, 2013, 08:30:25 AM
I'm getting pretty wierd noise in the photographs when I use Mozilla ... there is no noise in the shots on my desktop and neither when the page is loaded in Google Chrome .... why would that be ... help!

Lots of noise in Internet Explorer 9.
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Post by: rpt on January 09, 2013, 08:36:29 AM
I'm getting pretty wierd noise in the photographs when I use Mozilla ... there is no noise in the shots on my desktop and neither when the page is loaded in Google Chrome .... why would that be ... help!

Lots of noise in Internet Explorer 9.
The first time that I opened the Crimson Sunbird photo in Chrome it was noisy. However ever since (over 4 times) it has been fine!
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Post by: rj79in on January 09, 2013, 08:45:01 AM
Ruddy shelduck ... hope this comes out fine
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Post by: rj79in on January 09, 2013, 08:48:18 AM
Ruddy shelduck
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Post by: rj79in on January 09, 2013, 08:52:23 AM
I'm getting pretty wierd noise in the photographs when I use Mozilla ... there is no noise in the shots on my desktop and neither when the page is loaded in Google Chrome .... why would that be ... help!

Lots of noise in Internet Explorer 9.
The first time that I opened the Crimson Sunbird photo in Chrome it was noisy. However ever since (over 4 times) it has been fine!

The Ruddy Shelducks were shot with the 5D3 and appear to be ok on Mozilla (to me). Dunno what's going on ... maybe its my processing ... anyone else experience this?
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Post by: rj79in on January 09, 2013, 09:10:04 AM
Processed in DPP vs. Lightroom shot posted earlier
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Post by: rj79in on January 09, 2013, 09:11:32 AM
Intriguing ... the LR shot has noise while the DPP does not ??? :o
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Post by: 96Brigadier on January 09, 2013, 10:08:04 AM
Intriguing ... the LR shot has noise while the DPP does not ??? :o

Ya I don't see any noise in the new version :)
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Post by: FatDaddyJones on January 12, 2013, 01:41:04 PM
Did you apply any luminance noise correction in the lightroom shot? I'd like to know your post processing changes in each program. I'm also intrigued at the prospect of DPP possibly correcting noise better than LR.
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Post by: madmailman on January 12, 2013, 02:05:13 PM
Fish Eagle. Taken sometime back in Botswana.
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Post by: Renegade Runner on January 12, 2013, 03:23:10 PM
Mute Swan with its children
(http://www.pixeltrot.com/img/s3/v43/p320176173-5.jpg)

(http://www.pixeltrot.com/img/s2/v51/p170153376-5.jpg)

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Post by: glongstaff on January 12, 2013, 05:52:56 PM
http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Animals/Cheshire-Falconry-3rd-August/24543259_j4JnZJ#!i=2004175439&k=QTFbZGS (http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Animals/Cheshire-Falconry-3rd-August/24543259_j4JnZJ#!i=2004175439&k=QTFbZGS)
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Post by: Gary D on January 12, 2013, 07:06:38 PM
A Galapagos penguin and a juvenile red-footed booby. 
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Post by: triggermike on January 12, 2013, 09:31:33 PM
Allright!!! Here's a Green Heron from last weekend . . .
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Post by: Omar H on January 12, 2013, 10:23:34 PM
So, here's a head shot of a goose at one of the local parks.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8354/8323476747_574ccfa4f4_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/omar_h/8323476747/)
Parque Central (http://www.flickr.com/photos/omar_h/8323476747/#) by Omar H (http://www.flickr.com/people/omar_h/), on Flickr
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Post by: BrandonKing96 on January 13, 2013, 02:05:19 AM
A bird out in my backyard... that actually let me take photos of it without the need for a telephoto lens (but this one is with my 70-200 f/4 IS).  I could actually use my 24-70 at times but I ended up feeling i wanted a tighter fit and didn't want to scare him off.
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/b3b1dbdf6c8fa832755e5c15d7d0f624/tumblr_mgjxrxe0FT1qdihbro1_500.jpg)
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Post by: rj79in on January 13, 2013, 08:57:45 AM
Did you apply any luminance noise correction in the lightroom shot? I'd like to know your post processing changes in each program. I'm also intrigued at the prospect of DPP possibly correcting noise better than LR.

Yes, the luminance noise reduction was applied in the LR shot (from the 7D). I mention the 7D because the the 5D3 shot of the ducks were also processed through LR (with NR applied).
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Post by: rj79in on January 13, 2013, 09:02:23 AM
5D3 + 100-400mm @ 400mm - Image cropped
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Post by: TexPhoto on January 13, 2013, 02:14:01 PM
Scored some hits today with my 300mm f4 IS.  Sometimes with 1.4X III

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8491/8377706398_22e7d83a1a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/8377706398/)
REX_9453 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/8377706398/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8097/8377705380_7333ee20e8.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/8377705380/)
REX_9431 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/8377705380/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8048/8373763891_289e599264.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/8373763891/)
REX_9153 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/8373763891/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8086/8376700017_504c4806fa.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/8376700017/)
DPP07DD010C0E3416 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/8376700017/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8096/8377772372_b45b96a200.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/8377772372/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12047900@N06/8377772372/#) by RexPhoto91 (http://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: revup67 on January 14, 2013, 02:55:19 AM
rj79in - that looks like the "butcher bird"..aka Logger Shrike..due to their small talons they have no choice but to impale their prey on thorns, barb wires..anything prickly to assist with their kill

Here's two more masked bandits captured on 1-13-12:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8466/8378370995_22120d5452_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8378370995/)
Cedar Waxwing (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8378370995/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8373/8378224711_c71acdaf0b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8378224711/)
Common Yellowthroat (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8378224711/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
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Post by: revup67 on January 14, 2013, 03:03:19 AM
Mailman - truly a brilliant photo..excellent work on that eagle shot..I should look at the EXIF info or if you care to share..

Quote
Intriguing ... the LR shot has noise while the DPP does not
- Indeed I noticed this too.  it looks like you may have some NR on in DPP.  check your tabs 3rd and 4th to be certain.

I agree, Lightroom appears to be more noisy at first but once you work the sliders with luminance / chrominance and masking it helps quite a bit.
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Post by: Renegade Runner on January 14, 2013, 09:47:50 PM
Canada Goose

6D, f/5.6, 1/2000, iso 1000

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Post by: revup67 on January 15, 2013, 12:30:09 AM
My personal favorite bird..the Peregrine Falcon..only the second time I've seen one of these..just wonderful

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8510/8381817321_3e3d4cceb5_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8381817321/)
Peregrine Falcon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8381817321/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
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Post by: e-d0uble on January 15, 2013, 01:07:35 AM
Caught this fellow in Chapel Hill, NC last summer.
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Post by: Slashp on January 15, 2013, 11:29:01 AM
A few others from me from this week end taken with the Canon 135L @f2
John

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-sgRjsUT1ReU/UPWBFu8AH5I/AAAAAAAAhgU/JTGL3azcr9w/s1280/DB6C6557.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wGjrqzWDEu4/UPWBG8dVe-I/AAAAAAAAhgc/1F6GHuHWMCw/s1280/DB6C6565.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QB34pF36T9c/UPWBJYK3cMI/AAAAAAAAhgk/IriaPS3Pf78/s1280/DB6C6568.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0M8RkyXRyuw/UPWBKlU5wTI/AAAAAAAAhgs/-Bluw1Kl-5c/s1280/DB6C6613.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LxIo925rNSk/UPWBZ081ESI/AAAAAAAAhh8/6kbFldIexeQ/s1280/DB6C6780.jpg)
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Post by: Dnd on January 15, 2013, 11:49:39 AM
Snowy Owl, Damon Point Washington... :)
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Post by: Dnd on January 15, 2013, 11:54:28 AM
And one more Snowy Owl, from Damon Point, Wa..  He was cleaning up from an earlier breakfast.....    ;)

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Post by: revup67 on January 16, 2013, 05:33:48 PM
DND..love the shots..owls are fascinating - thanks for sharing.

Here's a Say's Phoebe in Flight.  They have such a unique flight pattern:   Buoyant fluttering flight with shallow wing beats., Hovers, dips for prey.  I witnessed them land on a branch.  They wait a minute, fly very close to the tree over an open area then flutter and hover for about 20 seconds then fly back.  Its a repeated process and intriguing to watch.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8370/8387075033_2ee34eb0e7_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8387075033/)
Say's Phoebe (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8387075033/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: anand on January 16, 2013, 07:00:57 PM
Here is a portrait. Posted under Spotted Owlets too.
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Post by: CTJohn on January 17, 2013, 11:59:46 AM
Barred Owl, Everglades. 
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Post by: ewg963 on January 17, 2013, 01:29:17 PM
Gull.
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Post by: ewg963 on January 17, 2013, 01:38:57 PM
Owl
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Post by: anand on January 18, 2013, 01:56:16 AM
Owl

very well exposed.
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Post by: anand on January 18, 2013, 02:04:34 AM
A Pair.
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Post by: AlanF on January 18, 2013, 04:16:02 AM
For those who complain that the 7D is noisy, this was taken at ISO 1600 and 1/4000 s. These kingfishers move like rockets and I was fortunate to anticipate his leaving by pressing the shutter just as he was taking off. It was taken in RAW and some noise suppressed.
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Post by: chops411 on January 18, 2013, 01:58:59 PM
Practicing outside with my new 70-200 f4 IS lens.
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Post by: crasher8 on January 18, 2013, 02:22:04 PM
I think I need a tele.
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Post by: Mr Bean on January 18, 2013, 03:46:07 PM
"Hello cheekie".
King Parrot, young female.
5D m3 + 300mm f4

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-zVn2Zk427GA/UPmzumRzDSI/AAAAAAAAALY/N5AagUlm9AI/s640/378A2411_King_Parrot_Hello_Cheekie.jpg)
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Post by: applecider on January 18, 2013, 10:31:07 PM
Alan great kingfisher!

Mind saying what lens you used and whether you cropped at all.

My experience with the 7d is that any images above 320 iso or so just do not allow any cropping, unlike 5diii  raws, which allow cropping to about 100  % without any need for noise reduction.  For me it is usually better to use the 5diii and crop vs getting the extra reach from the 7d.  I think there may be variability in the sensors in the 7 d
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Post by: scottkinfw on January 19, 2013, 12:51:43 AM
Kingfisher with snack.
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Post by: Renegade Runner on January 19, 2013, 01:14:53 AM
Quote
Kingfisher with snack.

Mmmmmm.  Yummy.
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Post by: serendipidy on January 19, 2013, 02:34:13 AM
Grasshopper to bird....Eat More Fish! :P
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Post by: Mr Bean on January 19, 2013, 03:53:57 AM
Kookaburra in flight.

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ksJw8It_CLM/UPpbKI9fLyI/AAAAAAAAALo/YKl4XQ6-1FE/s800/378A2590_Kookaburra_in_flight.jpg)
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Post by: AlanF on January 19, 2013, 04:48:23 AM
Alan great kingfisher!

Mind saying what lens you used and whether you cropped at all.

My experience with the 7d is that any images above 320 iso or so just do not allow any cropping, unlike 5diii  raws, which allow cropping to about 100  % without any need for noise reduction.  For me it is usually better to use the 5diii and crop vs getting the extra reach from the 7d.  I think there may be variability in the sensors in the 7 d

300mm f/2.8 II with 2xTC III at f/8. It is the centre 44% of the total. I routinely use Iso 400 and crop to a 1000x1000 pixels. The main problem for me is the lack of consistency of focus of the 7D - and it is not just mine, the tests by FoCal, Lens Rentals etc show the same. I have just bought a 5D III. Not only is the Iso performance much better, the consistency of focus is superb and it focusses much faster with the 300mm f/2.8 + 2xTC, which was slow on the 7D. I am keeping my 7D as a back up, and for my wife and grandson to use as it is still good enough.
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Post by: rpt on January 19, 2013, 05:21:41 AM
My personal favorite bird..the Peregrine Falcon..only the second time I've seen one of these..just wonderful

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8510/8381817321_3e3d4cceb5_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8381817321/)
Peregrine Falcon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8381817321/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Fantastic! I love the shot.
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Post by: rpt on January 19, 2013, 05:23:40 AM
A Pair.
Anand, lovely pictures.
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Post by: scottkinfw on January 19, 2013, 10:27:46 PM
Thank you so much!  First, I got a new monitor so that I can rework it under calibrated conditions (over-sharpened imo).

That said, I used 5D# 1/400 f 4.5 iso 250
Lens 70-200 (at 2000 mm) f2,b is II with is on. Flash did not fire.
In Lightroom 4 it is cropped 968 X12310.I believe it was shot manual.

Regarding the crop issue, I personally have found that it is best to get as close as possible to fill the sensor so less cropping is needed, and less particulates in the air to degrade image.  Here, I zoomed in to the max with my 200, and had to crop very little.

Thanks again.

sek


Alan great kingfisher!

Mind saying what lens you used and whether you cropped at all.

My experience with the 7d is that any images above 320 iso or so just do not allow any cropping, unlike 5diii  raws, which allow cropping to about 100  % without any need for noise reduction.  For me it is usually better to use the 5diii and crop vs getting the extra reach from the 7d.  I think there may be variability in the sensors in the 7 d
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Post by: revup67 on January 20, 2013, 02:29:02 PM
A Male Red-winged Blackbird perched in a barren tree adjacent to a wildlife pond.  They have the most incredible bird calls.  Noisy at times, but most diverse especially when in a cluster.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8323/8398581911_7f3e6b4c98_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8398581911/)
Red-winged Blackbird (Male) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8398581911/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
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Post by: revup67 on January 20, 2013, 03:05:22 PM
I ran my Bird App and pulled up the Acorn Woodpecker.  I placed a few calls and about 5 entered the scene.  However, this is a very strange shot as this thin branch won't leave much room for a hole to plant his food.  He was either elated with the calls or wanted to leave room at the previous branch as a "gentleman like" courtesy.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8238/8398680913_289af586f3_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8398680913/)
Acorn Woodpecker Male (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8398680913/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
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Post by: anand on January 20, 2013, 07:08:04 PM
Juvenile Golden Oriole
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Post by: revup67 on January 20, 2013, 09:24:37 PM
right you are..typical juvenile markings with the barring on the breast..another fine shot!
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Post by: Northstar on January 21, 2013, 12:40:04 AM
View at the beach with my 5d3 - 70-200 2.8ii and 2xiii at 400mm

Processed on my iPad with snapseed

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Post by: Mr Bean on January 21, 2013, 06:23:43 AM
Kookaburra in flight - about to flap.

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-mB7GEHJpx0I/UP0kjhKwl0I/AAAAAAAAAL4/EceSjOkpkU0/s800/378A2594_Kookaburra_in_flight2.jpg)
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Post by: revup67 on January 21, 2013, 10:08:40 PM
I was thrilled to be able to capture this shot..a White-tailed Kite.  Not a common bird to start with and his haunting eyes against the white feathers make this raptor somewhat eerie.

Enjoy

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8513/8403364015_aa80457896_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8403364015/)
White-tailed Kite (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8403364015/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on January 22, 2013, 12:11:48 AM
My first shot of a Northern Harrier..this one is a beauty !

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8187/8403665047_be88789807_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8403665047/)
Northern Harrier (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8403665047/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on January 22, 2013, 12:35:01 PM
Not the best lighting, so I had to push the ISO to get a high enough shutterspeed.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8372/8395435149_67acbdd936.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8395435149/)
Female Blackbird Amongst Berries (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8395435149/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8085/8396518722_6296342c08.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8396518722/)
Female Blackbird with Berry (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8396518722/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8369/8406238986_15c41af3f2.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8406238986/)
Blackbird Eating Pyracantha Berry (http://www.flickr.com/photos/15522274@N04/8406238986/#) by Kernuak (avalonlightphotoart.co.uk) (http://www.flickr.com/people/15522274@N04/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 1982chris911 on January 24, 2013, 06:29:56 PM
Never thought my topic would get so many replies ... Well here are some more :-)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8085/8409231576_d2a8bacf9b_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/8409231576/)
Bald Eagle B&amp;W (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/8409231576/#) von 1982Chris911 (Thank you 1.000.000 Times) (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8191/8407287847_58bf942066_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/8407287847/)
Screaming Eastern Imperial Eagle - Colour (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/8407287847/#) von 1982Chris911 (Thank you 1.000.000 Times) (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8371/8406713930_bf4757c52a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/8406713930/)
Red Kite Screaming (Explorer #26 and Frontpage) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/8406713930/#) von 1982Chris911 (Thank you 1.000.000 Times) (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: digital paradise on January 24, 2013, 10:26:29 PM
(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/Whoa-1.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/qff.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/Ultiduck.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/2-10.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/_MG_5917-3.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/_MG_0655-3.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/_MG_8408-2.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/_MG_8368-2.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/_MG_6108.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/crop-1.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/DPP.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/_MG_6219.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ooF Fighters on January 25, 2013, 12:02:46 AM
A lesson in patience...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ooF Fighters on January 25, 2013, 12:04:09 AM
Breakfast is served
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on January 25, 2013, 02:03:49 AM
Fish Eagle. Taken sometime back in Botswana.
Outstanding!   :D
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Post by: Krob78 on January 25, 2013, 02:05:41 AM
Snowy Owl, Damon Point Washington... :)
  Love, Love, Love, both of those Snowy Owl shots Dnd!  Absolutely Terriffic!  ;)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on January 25, 2013, 02:08:42 AM
Wonderful shots RJB!
Hi all, longtime lurker here...

Fülleborn's Sunbird in the Southern Highlands, Tanzania.
70-300L @ 300mm f5.6 iso400 w/60D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: eml58 on January 25, 2013, 02:14:10 AM
All shot in Botswana Okavango Delta 2011, 1DMKIV 400f/2.8 L V1.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: eml58 on January 25, 2013, 02:23:59 AM
All shot Antarctic Peninsular 2011, 1DMKIV
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: eml58 on January 25, 2013, 02:31:54 AM
Antarctic Peninsular 2011, 1DMKIV
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: vlim on January 25, 2013, 05:08:40 AM
The portrait of the Macaroni Penguin is awesome  :o

Great late additions !
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Post by: scottkinfw on January 25, 2013, 02:28:18 PM
First, Great image!  Second, thank you for posting it.
Third, and I hope you will email me back.  I am trying to get a trip to Antarctica in the next 12 months or so.  Can you help with recommendations?

sek
Antarctic Peninsular 2011, 1DMKIV
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: eml58 on January 25, 2013, 10:31:03 PM
Thanks "vlim", appreciated, it's a hard follow up on this site where there's so much amazing Photography.

"scottinfw" also Thanks, only way I can answer you is via this site, so here's my tuppence worth on Antarctica. Travelled to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions in 2011 on the "Klebnikov", 6 weeks Semi Circumnavigation of the Antarctic Continent, came in Via Falkland Islands, down to the Peninsular, around the Coast including all the Famous "Huts" of the Great Explorers, Shackleton, etc, then across to the Ross Sea & McMurdo Base & Flew into the Base & McMurdo, then down to Oates Land & George V Land, then left via Belleny Island North to McQuarrie Island, then to Hobart Tasmania. Quark were great, top trip, quite amazing, but not cheap & perhaps a little too long, I had my two Boys with me & the younger was ready to Mutiny at times, thankfully had the Xbox & I survived.

Last year I completed a trip with Aurora to South Georgia, smaller vessel, more of a younger crowd, South Georgia is a much more cost effective trip all round, you will likely see more Wildlife & Aurora do more excursions in the Zodiacs compared to Quark, both Quark & Aurora do South Georgia, I think either of these Operators will work for you.

Cost ? if your prepared to share a Cabin it becomes more cost effective, I think South Georgia 16 Days with either Quark or Aurora  sharing a Cabin your looking at US$10-$15k, but be prepared if sharing to get along with your Cabin mate, I dont share well so I generally go Single or with my 2 Boys who are great travellers, done both North (2009) & South Poles (2011), heading to Longyearbyn in August 3 weeks on the M/S Stockholm shooting Polar Bears, worth looking at that as well, bunch called Polar Quest (also do Arctic & Antarctic stuff) and Natural World Safaris), happy to email any ifo on gear etc I have if I have an email address, hope this helps to start though.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: eml58 on January 25, 2013, 10:47:09 PM
All shot Antarctica 2011, 1DMKIV & 5DMK2, Mostly with either the 200f/2 or the 400f/2.8 V1.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: eml58 on January 25, 2013, 10:51:29 PM
Dont have much luck sending more than 1 or 2 Files, so will load up separately.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: eml58 on January 25, 2013, 10:52:18 PM
Another, one of my Favourites
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: eml58 on January 25, 2013, 10:54:07 PM
Emperor Chicks, you don't need a long Lens with these Guys, shot with 70-200 f/2.8 V1, you can generally shoot them with a wide angle they get so close.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: scottkinfw on January 25, 2013, 10:54:19 PM
Thanks so much for your thoughtful answer.

I have looked at their stuff on the web, but it is best to hear from someone with the same passion as me.

Have a great time on next trip.

sek

Thanks "vlim", appreciated, it's a hard follow up on this site where there's so much amazing Photography.

"scottinfw" also Thanks, only way I can answer you is via this site, so here's my tuppence worth on Antarctica. Travelled to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions in 2011 on the "Klebnikov", 6 weeks Semi Circumnavigation of the Antarctic Continent, came in Via Falkland Islands, down to the Peninsular, around the Coast including all the Famous "Huts" of the Great Explorers, Shackleton, etc, then across to the Ross Sea & McMurdo Base & Flew into the Base & McMurdo, then down to Oates Land & George V Land, then left via Belleny Island North to McQuarrie Island, then to Hobart Tasmania. Quark were great, top trip, quite amazing, but not cheap & perhaps a little too long, I had my two Boys with me & the younger was ready to Mutiny at times, thankfully had the Xbox & I survived.

Last year I completed a trip with Aurora to South Georgia, smaller vessel, more of a younger crowd, South Georgia is a much more cost effective trip all round, you will likely see more Wildlife & Aurora do more excursions in the Zodiacs compared to Quark, both Quark & Aurora do South Georgia, I think either of these Operators will work for you.

Cost ? if your prepared to share a Cabin it becomes more cost effective, I think South Georgia 16 Days with either Quark or Aurora  sharing a Cabin your looking at US$10-$15k, but be prepared if sharing to get along with your Cabin mate, I dont share well so I generally go Single or with my 2 Boys who are great travellers, done both North (2009) & South Poles (2011), heading to Longyearbyn in August 3 weeks on the M/S Stockholm shooting Polar Bears, worth looking at that as well, bunch called Polar Quest (also do Arctic & Antarctic stuff) and Natural World Safaris), happy to email any ifo on gear etc I have if I have an email address, hope this helps to start though.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on January 25, 2013, 11:20:16 PM
Racoon.  It's What's for Dinner...  ;D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on January 25, 2013, 11:27:37 PM
Emperor Chicks, you don't need a long Lens with these Guys, shot with 70-200 f/2.8 V1, you can generally shoot them with a wide angle they get so close.
Love the Emporer Chicks EML!  What a terriffic image!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on January 25, 2013, 11:30:33 PM
Love the 1st one of the Pelican coming in for a landing!  Fantastic perspective and great image!  Love many of the others as well!  The Owls, great!  Just a really nice series, thanks for sharing!  8)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/Whoa-1.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/qff.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/Ultiduck.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/2-10.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/_MG_5917-3.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/_MG_0655-3.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/_MG_8408-2.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/_MG_8368-2.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/_MG_6108.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/crop-1.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/DPP.jpg)

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/_MG_6219.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on January 25, 2013, 11:31:50 PM
A lesson in patience...
Both photos, how cool is that!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on January 25, 2013, 11:33:28 PM
All shot Antarctic Peninsular 2011, 1DMKIV
Man, these Artic images make me drool!  Very nice!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on January 25, 2013, 11:34:39 PM
Antarctic Peninsular 2011, 1DMKIV
Wow!! Gorgeous!!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on January 25, 2013, 11:38:18 PM
Love this image Rev!  What a pleasure and thrill it must have been for this capture!  Awesome!

I was thrilled to be able to capture this shot..a White-tailed Kite.  Not a common bird to start with and his haunting eyes against the white feathers make this raptor somewhat eerie.

Enjoy

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8513/8403364015_aa80457896_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8403364015/)
White-tailed Kite (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8403364015/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on January 25, 2013, 11:39:18 PM
Wow!  That's a great shot, looks like he's giving a high five!
My personal favorite bird..the Peregrine Falcon..only the second time I've seen one of these..just wonderful

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8510/8381817321_3e3d4cceb5_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8381817321/)
Peregrine Falcon (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8381817321/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Fantastic! I love the shot.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on January 25, 2013, 11:40:30 PM
How do you not love that image!!   Really nice!
Here is a portrait. Posted under Spotted Owlets too.
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Post by: Krob78 on January 25, 2013, 11:41:29 PM
Rich with color!  Beautiful image!  Love Barn Owls!
Owl
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Post by: Krob78 on January 25, 2013, 11:42:12 PM
Now that's cute!
A Pair.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on January 25, 2013, 11:44:14 PM
A bird out in my backyard... that actually let me take photos of it without the need for a telephoto lens (but this one is with my 70-200 f/4 IS).  I could actually use my 24-70 at times but I ended up feeling i wanted a tighter fit and didn't want to scare him off.
(http://24.media.tumblr.com/b3b1dbdf6c8fa832755e5c15d7d0f624/tumblr_mgjxrxe0FT1qdihbro1_500.jpg)
How cool Brandon!  Very nicely done!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on January 25, 2013, 11:47:04 PM
A few others from me from this week end taken with the Canon 135L @f2
John

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-sgRjsUT1ReU/UPWBFu8AH5I/AAAAAAAAhgU/JTGL3azcr9w/s1280/DB6C6557.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-wGjrqzWDEu4/UPWBG8dVe-I/AAAAAAAAhgc/1F6GHuHWMCw/s1280/DB6C6565.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-QB34pF36T9c/UPWBJYK3cMI/AAAAAAAAhgk/IriaPS3Pf78/s1280/DB6C6568.jpg)

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-0M8RkyXRyuw/UPWBKlU5wTI/AAAAAAAAhgs/-Bluw1Kl-5c/s1280/DB6C6613.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-LxIo925rNSk/UPWBZ081ESI/AAAAAAAAhh8/6kbFldIexeQ/s1280/DB6C6780.jpg)
Some sweet, creamy Bokeh going on in these images John!  Wow, really nice...135mm, looking really nice!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on January 25, 2013, 11:49:03 PM
A family of 8

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/Swans--6-BampW--copy_zps2da06aa6.jpg)
Nice image Chauncey!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on January 25, 2013, 11:51:22 PM
Nonac..love that cardinal shot..excellent !

Here's my first capture of a Phainopepla (<say that 5x fast :)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8491/8352982200_a183d63fe1_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8352982200/)
Phainopepla (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8352982200/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr

What was cool about this event is a fellow birder had his iPhone.  we quickly ID'd the bird, looked him up on Birdseye and started the bird call.  The bird actually began responding and creating a conversation of sorts with the iPhone.  He was intrigued enough so he also flew closer to our location so we could get up close shots..it was incredible to witness this as I had not before.
Not only can I not say Phainopepla 5 times, I can hardly say it one!  I've never seen this bird before, I need too though!  Really nice Rev!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on January 26, 2013, 02:30:42 AM
Racoon.  It's What's for Dinner...  ;D

Lived in a small Kansas town for several years where the only Chinese restaurant for many miles was owned by some Koreans. Their English was only fair. I love the appetizer "crab Rangoon" and they had it on their menu, where it was listed as "crab racoon". For several years I always got that whenever I ate there. It tasted like crab....I hope it was just a misprint. :o
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: sunyeh on January 26, 2013, 03:41:57 AM
[7d + 70-300 l

How about that? ('Naturschutzgebiet' is 'national nature reserve' in English)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: sunyeh on January 26, 2013, 03:47:40 AM
7d +70-300l
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on January 26, 2013, 03:49:25 AM
Nonac..love that cardinal shot..excellent !

Here's my first capture of a Phainopepla (<say that 5x fast :)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8491/8352982200_a183d63fe1_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8352982200/)
Phainopepla (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8352982200/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr

What was cool about this event is a fellow birder had his iPhone.  we quickly ID'd the bird, looked him up on Birdseye and started the bird call.  The bird actually began responding and creating a conversation of sorts with the iPhone.  He was intrigued enough so he also flew closer to our location so we could get up close shots..it was incredible to witness this as I had not before.
Not only can I not say Phainopepla 5 times, I can hardly say it one!  I've never seen this bird before, I need too though!  Really nice Rev!
revup67 the photos you share are great! (that does not mean the photographs you do not share are not...)

;)

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: sunyeh on January 26, 2013, 03:59:21 AM
7d + 70-300L
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: sunyeh on January 26, 2013, 04:04:14 AM
7d +70-300L
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on January 26, 2013, 04:14:59 AM
7d + 70-300L

Beautiful! Is that some type of kingfisher or bee-eater?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: HarryWintergreen on January 26, 2013, 06:53:34 AM
5DMk2, 70-200 f/4 IS
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: eml58 on January 27, 2013, 03:54:43 AM
Shot Botswana 2012, 1 Dx 400f/2.8 V2
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: eml58 on January 27, 2013, 04:04:09 AM
Shot Antarctica 2011, 1DMKIV with the 400f/2.8 V1,  & 5DMK2 with the 70-200f/2.8 V2
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: eml58 on January 27, 2013, 04:08:03 AM
Macaroni
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: wopbv4 on January 27, 2013, 04:42:21 AM
1DX, 70-200 F2.8 L II +2xIII, iso 1600, F11, 1/1250.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Kernuak on January 27, 2013, 07:22:46 AM
7d + 70-300L

Beautiful! Is that some type of kingfisher or bee-eater?
It looks like the common/Eurasian/river kingfisher.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on January 27, 2013, 06:46:00 PM
Thanks Kernuak. We don't have birds like that in Hawaii. :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: steven kessel on January 27, 2013, 07:41:21 PM
Red Tailed Hawk.  Photographed this past week with my 5D Mark iii, 100-400 4.5-5.6 L IS, ISO 640.  Cropped, brightened, contrast increased slightly and shadows lightened slightly for effect.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: anand on January 27, 2013, 10:24:54 PM
Egret
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: anand on January 27, 2013, 10:30:31 PM
Let us take a break............... I have been visiting these owlets for two weeks. Half the time they had presented themselves for photo sessions and other times they would just give me a brief look up. 
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Plamen on January 27, 2013, 10:36:36 PM
I hope that this qualifies as a bird:
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6182/6077976223_a975db4834_z.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mr Bean on January 28, 2013, 06:19:18 AM
Gang Gang Cockatoo, female. I've had a number of them in the backyard over the past few days (both male and female). This one happily sat on a lower branch for 45min. The male sat higher up, in the canopy.

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-lsXOmBR_lPs/UQZdnFrC4DI/AAAAAAAAAMQ/yQsyXm2SJRY/s576/378A2641_Gang_Gang_Female.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: sunyeh on January 28, 2013, 06:54:39 AM
7d +70-300L
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on January 28, 2013, 08:01:39 AM
Great Image Steven!  Love Red Tailed Hawks!  Nicely done...
Red Tailed Hawk.  Photographed this past week with my 5D Mark iii, 100-400 4.5-5.6 L IS, ISO 640.  Cropped, brightened, contrast increased slightly and shadows lightened slightly for effect.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dave on January 28, 2013, 08:15:39 AM
A few oldies... all T2i with 400 f/5.6L prime.

The comb crested jacana is an interesting one because it carries the young birds across the water under its wings...you can see a few pairs of legs!

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Post by: dave on January 28, 2013, 08:17:44 AM
 :)
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Post by: dave on January 28, 2013, 08:19:53 AM
Last one!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: lion rock on January 28, 2013, 11:43:03 AM
A pigeon landing in a temple roof in Bhutan.
40D 70-200/2.8 @ 170 mm.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: lion rock on January 28, 2013, 11:48:07 AM
One more.
A crow.
40D 70-200/2.8ii @ 200mm.
Only regret was that the framing was not good --- the tail was not included.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Ellery Sneed on January 28, 2013, 12:08:42 PM
Here's a kestrel... Resting on a fence at Maspalomas Gran Canaria
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: glongstaff on January 28, 2013, 03:59:39 PM
Various Birds of Prey

Kestrel
(http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Animals/Gauntlet-Birds-of-Prey-5th/i-bDnGgtX/1/M/IMG_0037-M.jpg) (http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Animals/Gauntlet-Birds-of-Prey-5th/23729776_wz5R4j#!i=1921673200&k=bDnGgtX&lb=1&s=A)

Harris Hawk
(http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Animals/Gauntlet-Birds-of-Prey-5th/i-m3Rvwxw/1/M/IMG_0209-M.jpg) (http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Animals/Gauntlet-Birds-of-Prey-5th/23729776_wz5R4j#!i=1921692624&k=m3Rvwxw&lb=1&s=A)

BooBook (or Southern Owl)
(http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Animals/Gauntlet-Birds-of-Prey-5th/i-544NTNM/1/M/IMG_0324-M.jpg) (http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Animals/Gauntlet-Birds-of-Prey-5th/23729776_wz5R4j#!i=1921736980&k=544NTNM&lb=1&s=A)

Bald Eagle
(http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Animals/Gauntlet-Birds-of-Prey-5th/i-FQPcBj6/1/M/IMG_0491-M.jpg) (http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Animals/Gauntlet-Birds-of-Prey-5th/23729776_wz5R4j#!i=1921788577&k=FQPcBj6&lb=1&s=A)

Red Kite
(http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Animals/Cheshire-Falconry-3rd-August/i-2sDknR8/2/M/Cheshire_Falconry_Harris_Hawk_0006-M.jpg) (http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Animals/Cheshire-Falconry-3rd-August/24543259_j4JnZJ#!i=2004174663&k=2sDknR8&lb=1&s=A)

White Tailed Eagle
(http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Animals/Cheshire-Falconry-3rd-August/i-gDMMLkF/3/M/Cheshire_Falconry_White_Tailed_Sea_Eagle_0010-M.jpg) (http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Animals/Cheshire-Falconry-3rd-August/24543259_j4JnZJ#!i=2004263897&k=gDMMLkF&lb=1&s=A)

Barn Owl in Flight
(http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Animals/Gauntlet-Birds-of-Prey-5th/i-hrR8pGH/1/M/IMG_0555-M.jpg) (http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Animals/Gauntlet-Birds-of-Prey-5th/23729776_wz5R4j#!i=1921797066&k=hrR8pGH&lb=1&s=A)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on January 29, 2013, 10:27:53 PM
So many great shots on this page 55 ..don't know where to start..Steven, Anand - those owl photos are truly incredible..keep 'em coming!

Got up close 'n personal yesterday with this American Kestrel.  Upon existing the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine, this usually skittish bird allowed me a few quick shots before taking off.  Though all were quite nice, this one is perhaps the best

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8501/8429042092_bb2fcd42bd_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8429042092/)
American Kestrel (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8429042092/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: srh on January 29, 2013, 10:46:07 PM
San Diego Zoo
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: coreyhkh on January 29, 2013, 10:46:17 PM
(https://static.squarespace.com/static/50f7366ae4b02d6a3dfe1cfa/50f77a68e4b00d3480c98c7b/51072209e4b06bf1bbc79b10/1359516940895/SnowyOwl.jpg?format=1500w)

7D + 500mm f4

Check out my Shots here https://corey-hayes.squarespace.com/ (https://corey-hayes.squarespace.com/)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on January 30, 2013, 12:25:44 AM
Corey..a very impressive photo indeed..do you recall you settings other than AI servo?  especially interested in which AF setting, shutter and exposure..thanks..Rev
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: J.R. on January 30, 2013, 03:09:28 AM
5D3 + 70-200 f/4
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on January 30, 2013, 03:20:16 AM
5D3 + 70-200 f/4

Very nice shot 8)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on January 30, 2013, 03:28:33 AM
5D3 + 70-200 f/4
Beautiful! where was this shot?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: J.R. on January 30, 2013, 03:43:04 AM
5D3 + 70-200 f/4
Beautiful! where was this shot?


Thanks ... i shot this in India recently.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Northstar on January 30, 2013, 04:56:27 AM
(https://static.squarespace.com/static/50f7366ae4b02d6a3dfe1cfa/50f77a68e4b00d3480c98c7b/51072209e4b06bf1bbc79b10/1359516940895/SnowyOwl.jpg?format=1500w)

7D + 500mm f4

Check out my Shots here https://corey-hayes.squarespace.com/ (https://corey-hayes.squarespace.com/)

Nice shot Corey
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mr Bean on January 30, 2013, 06:57:57 AM
Yes, very impressive. After shooting only a few BIF images, I'm impressed when I see something like this. Beaut look and eye contact :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mr Bean on February 02, 2013, 08:50:14 PM
Musk Lorikeet

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-gHZh2qApN30/UQZdbw9nvtI/AAAAAAAAAMI/RtmfELDEwkU/s720/378A2662_Musk_Lorikeet.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rockets95 on February 02, 2013, 09:16:15 PM
This is my first photo posting on CR
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Michaels on February 03, 2013, 12:13:48 AM
A purple finch shot in my back yard this week. 7d with 70-200 2.8.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 1982chris911 on February 03, 2013, 07:07:58 PM
Snowy Owl - Shot yesterday with 5dMk III and 70-200mm IS2 + Ext x2 III

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8503/8439443922_2fba9d74a7_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/8439443922/)
Snowy Owl - Selective Coloring (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/8439443922/#) von 1982Chris911 (Thank you 1.250.000 Times) (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Studio1930 on February 03, 2013, 09:13:22 PM
Not wild but still fun to shoot. :)

(http://furryfriends.studio1930.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/05G7735_420px.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bseitz234 on February 03, 2013, 10:05:04 PM
This is my first photo posting on CR

Very nice shot- it looks like it has a bit of a halo, did you apply a lot of sharpening?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: KKCFamilyman on February 03, 2013, 11:10:38 PM
Got this duck with the 100-400mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: tedh on February 04, 2013, 12:31:35 AM
7D, EF 100mm f/2.8
I just started doing birds and I'm gona say right up front.  It took a hell of a lot of Ninja skills to get this close to this bird.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: alan_k on February 04, 2013, 01:01:54 AM
Just got a 100L Macro and wish I could take all my bird photos with it (or conversely, afford something longer and F/2.8 )
(captive birds)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8336/8359641325_fe190ebcc9_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12341100@N06/8359641325/)
ominousalbatross 653 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12341100@N06/8359641325/#) on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8468/8386068854_369029970c_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12341100@N06/8386068854/)
tinyplover 670 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12341100@N06/8386068854/#)  on Flickr

Wild bird from yesterday with a 70-300L
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8221/8440451252_18a48bf02b_n.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12341100@N06/8440451252/)
SacNWR 1008 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12341100@N06/8440451252/#), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Corwess on February 04, 2013, 03:05:11 AM
Shot with a 50D with a 70-200mm f/4 NON IS.

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4049/4502803365_2b87688334.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/corwess/4502803365/)
Bird  0214 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/corwess/4502803365/#) von Corwess (http://www.flickr.com/people/corwess/) auf Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Peter Hill on February 04, 2013, 04:13:34 AM
A Darter (Anhinga Melanogaster), also known as Shag Bird or Snake Bird and very similar to the Australian Cormorant, shot at sunrise at Brooklyn on the Hawkesbury River, Sydney, with a Canon EOS 10D (before I had it converted to shoot IR) and a Canon EF 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 DO IS lens at 140mm, ISO 100, f4.5 at 1/60 second. Processed in CS5 using Colour Efex Pro 4.
Title: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: anand on February 04, 2013, 06:09:37 AM
Spotted Owl .....
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: J.R. on February 04, 2013, 07:11:31 AM
Not in the best of light ... with a 5D3 + 100-400
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: J.R. on February 04, 2013, 07:15:11 AM
Yellow Oriole - 5d3 + 100-400mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: J.R. on February 04, 2013, 07:21:42 AM
Jungle Crow
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: chauncey on February 04, 2013, 07:22:53 AM
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/another-five-egrets-copy.jpg)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/5-egrets-east.jpg)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/Egret-with-fish-copy.jpg)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/egret-profile-reflect-fish-copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on February 04, 2013, 07:37:03 AM
<Snip!/>

Man! Those were fabulous!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: J.R. on February 04, 2013, 07:46:51 AM
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/another-five-egrets-copy.jpg)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/5-egrets-east.jpg)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/Egret-with-fish-copy.jpg)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/egret-profile-reflect-fish-copy.jpg)

Superb photos!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Sporgon on February 04, 2013, 08:20:26 AM
A Darter (Anhinga Melanogaster), also known as Shag Bird or Snake Bird and very similar to the Australian Cormorant, shot at sunrise at Brooklyn on the Hawkesbury River, Sydney, with a Canon EOS 10D (before I had it converted to shoot IR) and a Canon EF 70-300mm f4.5-5.6 DO IS lens at 140mm, ISO 100, f4.5 at 1/60 second. Processed in CS5 using Colour Efex Pro 4.


That's a great picture; totaly lacks the "digital signature " of higher mp cameras that followed. Think you've got to be in 5Dmk3 or 1D x to get that smoothness now !

Like it !  :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on February 04, 2013, 10:15:14 AM
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/another-five-egrets-copy.jpg)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/5-egrets-east.jpg)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/Egret-with-fish-copy.jpg)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/egret-profile-reflect-fish-copy.jpg)
Chauncey, #3 is especially nice with the Egret still having the fish in it's bill... I really like the first 3, very well done, #3 is my favorite though!   ;D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on February 04, 2013, 10:16:29 AM
So many great shots on this page 55 ..don't know where to start..Steven, Anand - those owl photos are truly incredible..keep 'em coming!

Got up close 'n personal yesterday with this American Kestrel.  Upon existing the San Joaquin Wildlife Sanctuary in Irvine, this usually skittish bird allowed me a few quick shots before taking off.  Though all were quite nice, this one is perhaps the best

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8501/8429042092_bb2fcd42bd_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8429042092/)
American Kestrel (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8429042092/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
That's a great one Rev!  The Kestrels are so fast & furious!  Nice image!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on February 04, 2013, 10:19:09 AM
(https://static.squarespace.com/static/50f7366ae4b02d6a3dfe1cfa/50f77a68e4b00d3480c98c7b/51072209e4b06bf1bbc79b10/1359516940895/SnowyOwl.jpg?format=1500w)

7D + 500mm f4

Check out my Shots here https://corey-hayes.squarespace.com/ (https://corey-hayes.squarespace.com/)
COREY!!!!  Sweet!  Love this image, very well done!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on February 04, 2013, 10:19:50 AM
5D3 + 70-200 f/4
Vivid!!  Super image J.R.!!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on February 04, 2013, 10:20:57 AM
Snowy Owl - Shot yesterday with 5dMk III and 70-200mm IS2 + Ext x2 III

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8503/8439443922_2fba9d74a7_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/8439443922/)
Snowy Owl - Selective Coloring (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/8439443922/#) von 1982Chris911 (Thank you 1.250.000 Times) (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr
Chris!  The selective coloring is really working in this image!  Love it!! :P
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rmfagan on February 04, 2013, 10:27:30 AM
Loved the color in his eyes!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: chasinglight on February 04, 2013, 10:32:28 AM
canon 550D w/ EF 100-400 L & 430 EXII

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8495/8444033935_1b1e7f14e1_b.jpg)
Barn Owl

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8329/8445123028_2559094c5b_b.jpg)
Barred Owl

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8325/8445122070_98576eff16_b.jpg)
Peregrine Falcon
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on February 04, 2013, 10:52:14 AM
Loved the color in his eyes!
Very cool!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on February 04, 2013, 10:52:57 AM
canon 550D w/ EF 100-400 L & 430 EXII

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8495/8444033935_1b1e7f14e1_b.jpg)
Barn Owl

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8329/8445123028_2559094c5b_b.jpg)
Barred Owl

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8325/8445122070_98576eff16_b.jpg)
Peregrine Falcon
Love the image of the Barn Owl Michael!  Very nice!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: chauncey on February 04, 2013, 11:00:35 AM
Ken, J.R., and rpt...taking into consideration the quality of the images on these pages , you humble me with your accolades...thank you.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: altenae on February 04, 2013, 12:09:07 PM
Click image for larger:

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_2633.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=589)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INX_5964-3.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=558)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INX_5883.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=562)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_5534d.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=557)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_5397-2.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=553)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/buzzerd_f.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=520)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/bz_3200.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=444)

Thanks,
Edward van Altena
www.wildlife-photos.net (http://www.wildlife-photos.net)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Slashp on February 04, 2013, 12:37:00 PM
Click image for larger:

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_2633.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=589)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INX_5964-3.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=558)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INX_5883.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=562)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_5534d.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=557)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_5397-2.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=553)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/buzzerd_f.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=520)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/bz_3200.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=444)

Thanks,
Edward van Altena
www.wildlife-photos.net (http://www.wildlife-photos.net)

Wow those are amazing :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: lolo0476 on February 04, 2013, 12:55:46 PM
Some attachment  from my shoots in Costa Rica.
Some of them made with a sigma 105 f2.8 macro and other ones with sigma 100-300 f4 (not stabilized).
first one : 105mm, 1/400, Iso 400, F3.5 (sigma 105 f2.8 macro) : Gray-tailed Mountain-gem
Second one : 105mm, 1/320, Iso 400, F5.0 (same lens ) : Scintillant Hummingbird
then : 137mm, 1/640, Iso 400, F4.5 (Sigma 100-300 EX f2.8 ) : Green Violet-ear
And last one : 300mm, 1/400, Iso 800, F4.0 (same lens)

You can recognize the mytical Quetzal http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetzal (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Quetzal). You can see this one in the rio savegre mountains (Costa Rica) where i have made the others pictures from the Hummingbirds.

All the pictures made without tripod (I don't have stabilization on these lenses), that explains why i used a 400 or 800 Iso, and so fast shutter speed.

Hope you'll like it, this is my first post.
Laurent


Canon 40D with grip, sigma 105 f2.8 macro, Sigma 28-70 EX f2.8, Sigma 100-300 EX f4.0 Canon 420EX.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: lolo0476 on February 04, 2013, 01:40:32 PM
a little more  :)
Made in Paris, France (Vincenne's wood) with a rent lens canon 70-200 f2.8 IS + Canon Extender 2x


Canon 40D with grip, sigma 105 f2.8 macro, Sigma 28-70 EX f2.8, Sigma 100-300 EX f4.0 Canon 420EX.

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: degies on February 06, 2013, 12:44:31 AM
My Contribution, but by the looks of some of the others I need a lot more practice :) ;)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: 1982chris911 on February 06, 2013, 01:49:57 AM
Southern Cassowary

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8332/8450122572_4ba9604904_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/8450122572/)
Southern Cassowary - The World's most Dangerous Bird (http://www.flickr.com/photos/chrisk1982/8450122572/#) von 1982Chris911 (Thank you 1.250.000 Times) (http://www.flickr.com/people/chrisk1982/) auf Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: R1-7D on February 08, 2013, 04:05:09 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8512/8455614728_bac674a5a4_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/8455614728/)
E88A9688 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/hadrianrobinson/8455614728/#) by HadrianRobinson (http://www.flickr.com/people/hadrianrobinson/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: J.R. on February 12, 2013, 03:07:42 AM
5D3 + 100-400 @ 400mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: J.R. on February 12, 2013, 03:09:36 AM
5D3 + 100-400 @ 400mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: chauncey on February 12, 2013, 05:36:57 AM
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/the-gift-2-copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: J.R. on February 12, 2013, 05:52:26 AM
(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/the-gift-2-copy.jpg)

Lovely
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: phillysromo on February 12, 2013, 06:31:05 AM
This is my first contribution to the cr forum. I have been admiring all of your works for some time and have finally decided to share a few of my own.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: danielo_1 on February 12, 2013, 06:34:37 AM
(http://img706.imageshack.us/img706/7898/dan0580a.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: phillysromo on February 12, 2013, 06:38:20 AM
Here are a few more.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: troy19 on February 12, 2013, 07:07:52 AM
This is my first contribution to the cr forum. I have been admiring all of your works for some time and have finally decided to share a few of my own.

Glad that you decided to share this lovely pic. Like it very much.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dirkcleiren on February 12, 2013, 07:19:32 AM
The place where this owl (Asio flammeus) was photographed, is a top spot location in Belgium for nature photographers. Every winter, a few owls hunt for mice in the same field.

5D mkIII, 500f4 IS II with 1,4x convertor. ISO 2000, f5,6 1/400sec
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rienzphotoz on February 12, 2013, 07:25:53 AM
This is a tiny Sun Bird (about the size of an index finger) one of the 3 that came down form the nearby hills during the intense monsoon rains in (Jul 2012) ... came to to my front yard to feed on some fresh nectar from the budding flowers. Image made with a Canon 7D, 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II lens set at f/2.8, 200mm, ISO 200 and 1/200 sec
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: steven kessel on February 12, 2013, 09:07:21 AM
Prairie falcon, photographed at the Raptor Free Flight demonstration, Sonoran Desert Museum near Tucson, Az.  Canon 5D mark iii, 70-200 f4 L IS, image cropped and (obviously) converted to black and white.  I made the conversion in Photoshop as an exercise but liked the image more as a black and white than in color.  One bit of advice that I gleaned from elsewhere on this forum was that I greatly heightened the image's color saturation before making the conversion.  The picture would have been far too garish in color but I think it worked splendidly as a black and white conversion.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: photofish on February 12, 2013, 09:47:08 AM
Some of our "holiday"-pictures

Gull, Hoy, Scotland
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8314/7921906484_3888f39ccb.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnfischer/7921906484/)
Seagull (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnfischer/7921906484/#) von MNFischer (http://www.flickr.com/people/mnfischer/) auf Flickr

Shags, Farne Islands, Northumberland, England
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8317/7971333726_8a2662bc2d.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnfischer/7971333726/)
Feeding Shags (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnfischer/7971333726/#) von MNFischer (http://www.flickr.com/people/mnfischer/) auf Flickr

Gull, Port of Ijmuiden, Netherlands
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8029/7922227092_1edd814a0c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnfischer/7922227092/)
Facing The Gull (http://www.flickr.com/photos/mnfischer/7922227092/#) von MNFischer (http://www.flickr.com/people/mnfischer/) auf Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rienzphotoz on February 12, 2013, 10:36:02 AM
This is a tiny Sun Bird (about the size of an index finger) one of the 3 that came down form the nearby hills during the intense monsoon rains in (Jul 2012) ... came to to my front yard to feed on some fresh nectar from the budding flowers. Image made with a Canon 7D, 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II lens set at f/2.8, 200mm, ISO 200 and 1/200 sec
This is the second Sun Bird
Image made with a Canon 7D, 70-200 f/2.8 L IS II lens set at f/2.8, 200mm, ISO 200 and 1/160 sec
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: alan_k on February 12, 2013, 01:03:50 PM
A couple from Montana last May.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5036/7237858050_2f17d5e0c2.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12341100@N06/7237858050/)
adult_gho_montana 221 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12341100@N06/7237858050/#)  on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8146/7237767884_7c0abd632b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12341100@N06/7237767884/)
40-year-old-owl 219 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/12341100@N06/7237767884/#)  on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Alex on February 13, 2013, 05:02:44 PM
My attempt
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on February 16, 2013, 10:54:36 PM
Anna's Hummingbird - up close n' personal

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8088/8480033301_a2d472d6b3_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8480033301/)
Anna's Hummingbird - Quail Hill (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8480033301/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: vargyropoulos on February 21, 2013, 07:27:24 PM
I ran into this pair of hawks on the way home from work today
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Deva on February 28, 2013, 11:12:42 AM
I an very envious of all these gorgeous pictures of beautiful birds in exotic locations. Welcome to a seagull in winter in St Peter Port harbour, Guernsey... 5D3 70-300mm @300mm f5.6, 1/250.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Jan Jasinski on February 28, 2013, 11:29:58 AM
My attempt
Wow  ;D !
This one is outstanding! The IQ is crazy as well!

Here are a few ones from me:

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8293/7804180482_9f8b4cfa3e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/7804180482/)
Bird Bokeh (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/7804180482/#) by Jan Jasinski (http://www.flickr.com/people/janjasinski/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8375/8377332447_de6c7cb675_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8377332447/)
P E L I C A N (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8377332447/#) by Jan Jasinski (http://www.flickr.com/people/janjasinski/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8073/8378440552_d9dc6f0d68_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8378440552/)
P E L I  C AN (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8378440552/#) by Jan Jasinski (http://www.flickr.com/people/janjasinski/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8223/8377386171_f3bced6454_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8377386171/)
P E L I C A N (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8377386171/#) by Jan Jasinski (http://www.flickr.com/people/janjasinski/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8056/8377375837_5a4dce1ced_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8377375837/)
P E L I C A N (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8377375837/#) by Jan Jasinski (http://www.flickr.com/people/janjasinski/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8056/8362476345_c8f6461023_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8362476345/)
B I R D  B O K E H (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8362476345/#) by Jan Jasinski (http://www.flickr.com/people/janjasinski/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: PhotographAdventure on February 28, 2013, 11:34:06 AM
Male cockatiel resting contently on his home.  I was mainly testing at ISO 8000 with noise graininess. Image is SOOC.

(http://photographadventure.com/images/chicky.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: madmailman on February 28, 2013, 04:44:38 PM
Would appear that I finally got my ducks in a row...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on February 28, 2013, 09:29:35 PM
Would appear that I finally got my ducks in a row...
Ha ha ha! Good one :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Northbird on February 28, 2013, 10:59:51 PM
One of my favorite raptors,  from this past weekends shoot. 
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Northbird on February 28, 2013, 11:06:05 PM
another month or so and these guys ought to be back ...
Lovely shot that.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: glongstaff on March 01, 2013, 03:49:25 PM
Seagull on the Quay Side at Towan Beach, Cornwall

(http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Places/Cornwall-2010/Towan-Beach-20th-June-2010/i-NpfTTvP/1/X2/IMG_0034-X2.jpg)

Puffins off Puffin Island, Padstow, Cornwall

(http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Places/Cornwall-2010/Padstow-22nd-June-2010/i-Sx4VcBS/2/X2/IMG_0195-X2.jpg)


Martin Mere Wildfowl Trust, Ormskirk
(http://glongstaff.smugmug.com/Animals/Martin-Mere-Wildfowl-Trust/i-KQGh65v/2/X2/PIC_0184-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mr Bean on March 01, 2013, 04:29:40 PM
Yellow Tailed Black Cockatoo.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-XLj4rstCeJw/USmPNbZm-gI/AAAAAAAAAMw/IfxvefZcJHc/s912/378A3153_Black_Cocky_silhouette_crop.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: RGF on March 01, 2013, 04:42:03 PM
Every see a 4 winged Sand Hill Crane.  Not photoshopped, just got very lucky has two birds merged into 1.

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Don Haines on March 01, 2013, 05:12:27 PM
Some Great Grey Owls.  I was wishing for longer lenses as I took these. They are a fairly rare visitor to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada... There are three of them and they appear to be staying in the same area as I have spotted them three days in a row. If any of you are in the area, contact me and I can let you know where to find them.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mr Bean on March 01, 2013, 05:14:48 PM
Some Great Grey Owls.  I was wishing for longer lenses as I took these. They are a fairly rare visitor to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada... There are three of them and they appear to be staying in the same area as I have spotted them three days in a row. If any of you are in the area, contact me and I can let you know where to find them.
Out of interest, what lens were you using Don?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Don Haines on March 01, 2013, 05:22:06 PM
Some Great Grey Owls.  I was wishing for longer lenses as I took these. They are a fairly rare visitor to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada... There are three of them and they appear to be staying in the same area as I have spotted them three days in a row. If any of you are in the area, contact me and I can let you know where to find them.
Out of interest, what lens were you using Don?

A Sigma 120-400.... at the 400 end. The two shots are cropped to the pixel. I have others shot with a 1.4 teleconverter on the lens and they resolve less than the bare lens. Some lenses are really bad with a teleconverter and this is one of them.
First shot - 1/200 at f7.1, ISO320, 400mm
Second shot - 1/800 at f7.1, ISO320, 400mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mr Bean on March 01, 2013, 06:02:55 PM
Some Great Grey Owls.  I was wishing for longer lenses as I took these. They are a fairly rare visitor to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada... There are three of them and they appear to be staying in the same area as I have spotted them three days in a row. If any of you are in the area, contact me and I can let you know where to find them.
Out of interest, what lens were you using Don?
.....Some lenses are really bad with a teleconverter and this is one of them.
Yeah, about to get a Canon 1.4 III TC for my 300 f4. I'm aware of the impact of the TC (AF speed, some loss in IQ), but, for those days where I need that little extra, it'll be handy in the kit.....until I get a 600mm ;)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jthomson on March 01, 2013, 06:05:42 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8522/8488436406_867b382d9c_b.jpg)

Eastern Screech Owl
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: filipmakowski on March 01, 2013, 07:26:02 PM
Seagull landing, Essaouira

(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6197/6158306792_4c49cb470b_b.jpg)

www.filipmakowski.com (http://www.filipmakowski.com)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: CarlTN on March 01, 2013, 08:08:54 PM
Don and JThompson, nice owls.  Amazing how the screech owl's plumage matches the texture of the tree bark exactly!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on March 01, 2013, 08:15:05 PM
Aumazing how the screech owl's plumage matches the texture of the tree bark exactly!
I was just thinking the same thing! What perfect camaflouge. Lovely picture.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: mr few shots on March 01, 2013, 08:21:10 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8522/8488436406_867b382d9c_b.jpg)

Eastern Screech Owl
amazing camouflage looks just like the tree as several others have also commented on.....nature is a marvel
awesome photo
recent portrait of  Nuthatch shot with a 5dIII (loving the camera)
like the confidence in upping the ISO over 1000
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on March 01, 2013, 08:22:33 PM
Seagull landing, Essaouira

Good one. I have not seen another like this one :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: gary samples on March 01, 2013, 08:24:56 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8522/8488436406_867b382d9c_b.jpg)

Eastern Screech Owl
wonderful find & shot I love owls
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Freddie on March 01, 2013, 08:30:23 PM
Crested Caracara on the Martin-Javelina Ranch north of Mission, TX. Canon 1D MK IV, Canon 500L IS f/4 + Canon 2X TC III
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: CarlTN on March 01, 2013, 08:31:37 PM
Mr. Few Shots, nice, I'm guessing a 600mm lens?

Here's a nuthatch of mine, done with a lowly 70-200 f/4 on my crop camera.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: PhotographAdventure on March 01, 2013, 09:10:08 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8522/8488436406_867b382d9c_b.jpg)

Eastern Screech Owl
wonderful find & shot I love owls

Indeed, so sharp, so cuddly.  I wonder if I just petted his fuzzy head...would he bite my finger off?  I once had a cockatoo bite nearly to my finger bone, so I think I could take the pain.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on March 01, 2013, 09:39:53 PM
See! This is what happens when camera manufacturers do not release cameras in quick succession. People go out and enjoy taking pictures!

;D

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: steven kessel on March 01, 2013, 09:43:03 PM
Northern Shoveler, at Sweetwater Wetlands, a man-made marsh by a wastewater treatment plant in Tucson, Az.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: chauncey on March 01, 2013, 10:07:43 PM
Fly away my pretty

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/5-egrets-fading-copy.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: CarlTN on March 01, 2013, 10:57:22 PM
Steven, the Shoveler is alive with color and contrast!  The ripples go very well with it, also.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Jan Jasinski on March 01, 2013, 11:09:33 PM
Some Great Grey Owls.  I was wishing for longer lenses as I took these. They are a fairly rare visitor to Ottawa, Ontario, Canada... There are three of them and they appear to be staying in the same area as I have spotted them three days in a row. If any of you are in the area, contact me and I can let you know where to find them.
Nice shots! I was meant to go out to shoot the owls but the weather is really crappy for the next week...
The storm gave us some nasty snow that isn't even nice for photos.
Were they taken at the park?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: scottkinfw on March 02, 2013, 12:33:27 AM
Twin Eagles, Washington State
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on March 02, 2013, 08:06:38 AM
Fly away my pretty


Wow! Fantastic! Hand shot or tripod?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: mr few shots on March 02, 2013, 03:04:54 PM
Mr. Few Shots, nice, I'm guessing a 600mm lens?

Here's a nuthatch of mine, done with a lowly 70-200 f/4 on my crop camera.

thanks
no i wish a 600mm   :( but out of my budget
its canons 400mm f5.6L
the trick is getting closer
Is yours an American Nuthatch?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: CarlTN on March 06, 2013, 01:44:06 AM
Mr. Few Shots, nice, I'm guessing a 600mm lens?

Here's a nuthatch of mine, done with a lowly 70-200 f/4 on my crop camera.

thanks
no i wish a 600mm   :( but out of my budget
its canons 400mm f5.6L
the trick is getting closer
Is yours an American Nuthatch?

You're quite welcome.  Cool, I've rented that lens, I liked it...congrats on getting stellar results with it!  Alas I chose to buy a softer Sigma zoom.  So far I like it considering the price (especially the color rendition), but I've only used it for an hour.  Here's an admittedly compromised shot below, done today through a glass window (the storms brought wind gusts to 40 mph today!)  ISO 2000, 1/200 with OS on, f/7.1, 400mm, 50% crop, then reduced from 2000 pixel width to 770.

I was told that other bird was a "brown headed nuthatch".  This one is quite small, not much bigger than a hummingbird.  I'm the opposite of a bird expert.  I just know there aren't much variety of the small birds here...or if there are more, they don't make themselves conspicuous.  I'm not much into using blinds or camping out in the mountains for a week to try to see the rarer species...especially when there are so many other people out there doing such great work already (most of them not getting paid for it).
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: revup67 on March 08, 2013, 04:17:30 AM
Excellent Eagle shots Bill

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8096/8539212066_ffd537fdef_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8539212066/)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8539212066/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr

Because of this Vultures high contrast and lack of color it is typically a difficult bird to properly expose while in flight.  Finally this one turned out quite well.  The ambient light at this very moment was just ideal as well as the bird's altitude for a 400mm on a full frame.  It's tricky as you have to overexpose by 1-2 full stops to get the under carriage but then that kills the white beak..even highlight recovery is useless at that point.
Rev
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on March 08, 2013, 10:47:05 AM
A western kingbird chasing an immature red tailed hawk (I think)
Outstanding Capture, Bill... Right Time, Right Place... You must have been thrilled to grab that one!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on March 08, 2013, 11:07:48 AM
Excellent Eagle shots Bill

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8096/8539212066_ffd537fdef_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8539212066/)
Turkey Vulture (Cathartes aura) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8539212066/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr

Because of this Vultures high contrast and lack of color it is typically a difficult bird to properly expose while in flight.  Finally this one turned out quite well.  The ambient light at this very moment was just ideal as well as the bird's altitude for a 400mm on a full frame.  It's tricky as you have to overexpose by 1-2 full stops to get the under carriage but then that kills the white beak..even highlight recovery is useless at that point.
Rev
Rev, I couldn't agree more.  Very difficult to get a good capture of a Vulture.  I've only gotten one Vulture image that I really liked myself, it showed his topside rather than underside, but I felt like it caught the beauty of the beast... I'll post it...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on March 08, 2013, 11:10:44 AM
Hanging Out... Pileated Woodpecker, Female~
EOS 5D MK III
EF 70-200mm L f/2.8 IS II
1/1000 sec
f/2.8
ISO 160
200mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on March 08, 2013, 12:53:19 PM
Not 100% about this one, I'm pretty sure it's a Western Tanager.  Rare here in Central Florida, first one I've seen.
EOS 5d MK III
EF 100-400 @ 400mm
1/640
f/5.6
ISO 125
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on March 08, 2013, 12:55:45 PM
Fly away my pretty

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/5-egrets-fading-copy.jpg)
That's cool Chauncey, I like it! :D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: steven kessel on March 08, 2013, 09:41:14 PM
Here's a group portrait. The birds are Great Tailed Grackles and I made this photograph this afternoon at Sweetwater Wetlands, a man-made marsh near Tucson, Az.  I call this image "Walpurgisnacht".  Think of witches on broomsticks.  Canon 5D iii, EF 100-400 f4-5.6 L.  Substantial cropping, some brightening of image, no sharpening, lighting "as is."
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Don Haines on March 08, 2013, 11:10:59 PM
I still have a Great Grey Owl hanging around. It's been about two weeks now.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: RMC33 on March 08, 2013, 11:34:27 PM
1Dx 500 f/4 II f/7.1 1/2000 ISO 1600

Not sure what this lil guy is, but he sure was skittish. Heavily cropped.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: LSV on March 09, 2013, 12:12:25 AM
Kestrel with Lizard, 7D+100-400mm, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 160.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: steven kessel on March 09, 2013, 12:38:45 AM
RMC33, that's a very pretty photo of a Bufflehead.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on March 09, 2013, 12:41:03 AM
Kestrel with Lizard, 7D+100-400mm, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 160.
Lovely!

There are time I wonder if I should get a 7D for birding... I'll procrastinate a bit more - hopefully I will get a good deal...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: LSV on March 09, 2013, 12:47:23 AM
Kestrel with Lizard, 7D+100-400mm, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 160.
Lovely!

There are time I wonder if I should get a 7D for birding... I'll procrastinate a bit more - hopefully I will get a good deal...
Thanks.  I highly recommend a used 7D. I'd just gotten my used 7D a couple of weeks ago.  Great condition at under $900.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Don Haines on March 09, 2013, 08:52:09 AM
Bohemian waxwings
There were a couple hundred of them in one tree

Wonderful!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: steven kessel on March 09, 2013, 10:04:00 AM
I'm photographing a lot of ducks lately.  A bit odd, since I live in the middle of a burning desert.  Gadwall, 5D mark iii, 100-400 f4-5.6 L.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on March 09, 2013, 11:37:17 AM
Bohemian waxwings
There were a couple hundred of them in one tree
Lovely. So what were the settings, camera and lens?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on March 11, 2013, 02:37:19 PM
Kestrel with Lizard, 7D+100-400mm, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 160.
Great image LSV.  Don't you just love Kestrel?  One of my favorite birds of prey!  Congrats, great image!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on March 11, 2013, 02:38:05 PM
I still have a Great Grey Owl hanging around. It's been about two weeks now.
You're lucky Don, wish one would come hang out around my neck of the woods!  Nice image!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 13, 2013, 01:17:37 PM
Kestrel with Lizard, 7D+100-400mm, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 160.
AWESOME ... perfect timing
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: mr few shots on March 14, 2013, 08:32:16 PM
Mr. Few Shots, nice, I'm guessing a 600mm lens?

Here's a nuthatch of mine, done with a lowly 70-200 f/4 on my crop camera.

thanks
no i wish a 600mm   :( but out of my budget
its canons 400mm f5.6L
the trick is getting closer
Is yours an American Nuthatch?

You're quite welcome.  Cool, I've rented that lens, I liked it...congrats on getting stellar results with it!  Alas I chose to buy a softer Sigma zoom.  So far I like it considering the price (especially the color rendition), but I've only used it for an hour.  Here's an admittedly compromised shot below, done today through a glass window (the storms brought wind gusts to 40 mph today!)  ISO 2000, 1/200 with OS on, f/7.1, 400mm, 50% crop, then reduced from 2000 pixel width to 770.

I was told that other bird was a "brown headed nuthatch".  This one is quite small, not much bigger than a hummingbird.  I'm the opposite of a bird expert.  I just know there aren't much variety of the small birds here...or if there are more, they don't make themselves conspicuous.  I'm not much into using blinds or camping out in the mountains for a week to try to see the rarer species...especially when there are so many other people out there doing such great work already (most of them not getting paid for it).
I have never used Sigma but you got the shot with everything stacked against you by the sounds of it..nicely done
Its a bug that soon gets you. the trick is to start feeding them in your garden if you have one and get a good spot set up to photograph them without spooking them.
Here's a Blue Tit I shot in my garden which although a very common bird is striking when in the right light.
This was shot with Canon 100-400 L lens which some say isn't that sharp but I disagree if you shoot within its capabilities.
All I did was set up a perch next to the feeding area and with a bit of trial and error with the position and height of the perch they would land on it nearly every time before hopping onto the feed area.
Patience and observation are your biggest friend when trying to get wildlife shots :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: RMC33 on March 14, 2013, 08:58:38 PM
5d3 70-200 f/2.8 II

ISO 1600 1/800 f/5.6
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: steven kessel on March 15, 2013, 04:06:42 PM
Beautiful shot of those Mallards.  I love to photograph ducks.  Here's a Cinnamon Teal that I photographed just yesterday.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: RMC33 on March 15, 2013, 10:04:18 PM
Thanks! They were super friendly and let me get quite close.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mr Bean on March 16, 2013, 02:54:11 AM
Yellow tailed Black Cockatoo - Kinglake National Park, Australia.

(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-epFBFJvqEZ8/UUQVxghYPmI/AAAAAAAAANA/hNkrCe6qSTY/s720/378A3826_Yellow_Tailed_black_cocky_cropped.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on March 16, 2013, 05:33:27 AM
Juvenile Black-Crowned Night Heron, taken in my back yard yesterday. He was very timid and was trying to hide behind the branches of an octopus tree.

7D, 100-400mm L @ 400mm, f 6.3, 1/500s, ISO 800, hand held. PP in DPP and moderately cropped.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: J.R. on March 16, 2013, 05:41:59 AM
Wonderful pics here. My contribution to this great thread - Red Billed Alpine Chough - 5D3 + 100-400mm @ 400mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: J.R. on March 16, 2013, 05:43:41 AM
Green Backed Tit
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: J.R. on March 16, 2013, 05:51:58 AM
Himalyan Barbet - same combo
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: degies on March 16, 2013, 06:43:05 AM
White Faced Heron 70-200 II IS F2.8 + 2exIII @ F8 ISO400 5DIII
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Hans Odoo on March 16, 2013, 06:48:25 AM
Egret in Sri Lanka. 70-200 2.8. EOS 5D. 100 ASA. 1/320, 3.5.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: wopbv4 on March 16, 2013, 07:32:27 AM
Darter. 70-200 2.8, 2xIII
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: wopbv4 on March 16, 2013, 07:42:42 AM
Another shot of a darter
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: lion rock on March 16, 2013, 09:35:53 AM
Took these while visiting Singapore in January.
Handheld with 5D3 70-200_f2.8ii
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: steven kessel on March 16, 2013, 11:12:39 PM
Gorgeous photos.  Here's my latest, a Harris' Hawk that I photographed this week.  5D Mark iii, 100-400 F 4 - 5.6, ISO 640.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: pgsdeepak on March 17, 2013, 12:46:24 AM
Nice pics. A couple of mine
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: fegari on March 17, 2013, 05:11:29 AM
some of mine, for some reason latelly I like to turn them into B&W

(http://[url=http://pcdn.500px.net/28459097/20a2cc7a44de7bb5c9a45c386c298dbb8292ba9d/4.jpg]http://pcdn.500px.net/28459097/20a2cc7a44de7bb5c9a45c386c298dbb8292ba9d/4.jpg[/url])

(http://pcdn.500px.net/28400893/6bf3b33fb71ac832dfd353461fd6606a77650290/4.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mr Bean on March 18, 2013, 07:44:22 AM
Australasian Pipit. Mt Kosciuszko National Park, Australia.
A fast runner on the ground, even faster in the air :)
Canon 5D3, 300mm f4 - f7.1 @ 1/1600  ISO 400

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-MWIrpD49bfI/UUb7Ot1ZgjI/AAAAAAAAANk/8k-MClYgKpo/s800/378A3293_Australian_Pipit_flying1_cropped.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rihanishtiaq on March 18, 2013, 08:55:04 AM
Bird: Bulbul
Country: Bangladesh

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: J.R. on March 18, 2013, 10:21:45 AM
5D3 + 70-200 @ 200mm - Can't remember the name of the bird
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: J.R. on March 18, 2013, 10:34:40 AM
Crimson Sunbird - 7D @ 200mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: davidgator on March 18, 2013, 11:28:41 AM
Burrowing Owl
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: atosk930 on March 18, 2013, 12:48:18 PM
28-135  heavy crop

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7122/7799167992_006ed480ba_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/atosk89/7799167992/)
Bird (http://www.flickr.com/photos/atosk89/7799167992/#) by atosk89 (http://www.flickr.com/people/atosk89/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Jan Jasinski on March 19, 2013, 10:42:09 PM
Here are a few shots from a trip to Florida a couple weeks ago.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8112/8562459326_3956eb6c01_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8562459326/)
S E A B I R D (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8562459326/#) by Jan Jasinski (http://www.flickr.com/people/janjasinski/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8087/8561355621_41218f8daa_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8561355621/)
B I R D (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8561355621/#) by Jan Jasinski (http://www.flickr.com/people/janjasinski/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8530/8562459456_2f8ceafde3_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8562459456/)
M A C R O (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8562459456/#) by Jan Jasinski (http://www.flickr.com/people/janjasinski/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8377/8563596052_42938a439b_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8563596052/)
B I R D (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8563596052/#) by Jan Jasinski (http://www.flickr.com/people/janjasinski/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8105/8562459090_11139d6e03_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8562459090/)
P E L I C A N (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8562459090/#) by Jan Jasinski (http://www.flickr.com/people/janjasinski/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8090/8562487935_3df57f2b14_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8562487935/)
P E L I C A N (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8562487935/#) by Jan Jasinski (http://www.flickr.com/people/janjasinski/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8519/8562488277_987c99640a_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8562488277/)
P E L I C A N (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8562488277/#) by Jan Jasinski (http://www.flickr.com/people/janjasinski/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8392/8562487747_af13f12215_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8562487747/)
P E L I C A N (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8562487747/#) by Jan Jasinski (http://www.flickr.com/people/janjasinski/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8225/8562488291_e857638730_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8562488291/)
P E L I C A N (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8562488291/#) by Jan Jasinski (http://www.flickr.com/people/janjasinski/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8088/8563596256_83b04df2c4_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8563596256/)
P E L I C A N (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8563596256/#) by Jan Jasinski (http://www.flickr.com/people/janjasinski/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8103/8562488305_b479679b24_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8562488305/)
P E L I C A N (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8562488305/#) by Jan Jasinski (http://www.flickr.com/people/janjasinski/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8241/8563596146_16f2fa8ecf_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8563596146/)
P E L I C A N (http://www.flickr.com/photos/janjasinski/8563596146/#) by Jan Jasinski (http://www.flickr.com/people/janjasinski/), on Flickr

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: atosk930 on March 21, 2013, 10:22:51 AM
Jan, that 2nd shot is awesome!

can anyone ID this?


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8521/8576238100_3645f74f38_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/atosk89/8576238100/)
IMG_6580 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/atosk89/8576238100/#) by atosk89 (http://www.flickr.com/people/atosk89/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rienzphotoz on March 21, 2013, 11:12:36 AM
Burrowing Owl
This Owl looks like its high on some fine weed  ;D ... nice pic.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Freddie on March 21, 2013, 11:51:03 AM
If you are in North America this is a Turkey Vulture. If you are not in North America it's still a vulture.

Jan, that 2nd shot is awesome!

can anyone ID this?


(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8521/8576238100_3645f74f38_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/atosk89/8576238100/)
IMG_6580 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/atosk89/8576238100/#) by atosk89 (http://www.flickr.com/people/atosk89/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: atosk930 on March 21, 2013, 01:06:03 PM
Definitely a turkey vulture then. Thanks Freddie!

If you are in North America this is a Turkey Vulture. If you are not in North America it's still a vulture.

Jan, that 2nd shot is awesome!

can anyone ID this?

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Freddie on March 21, 2013, 01:34:10 PM
You're very welcome.

We call them "TV's". They should be moving north as springtime progresses.

Definitely a turkey vulture then. Thanks Freddie!

If you are in North America this is a Turkey Vulture. If you are not in North America it's still a vulture.

Jan, that 2nd shot is awesome!

can anyone ID this?

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on March 21, 2013, 09:49:49 PM
Burrowing Owl
This Owl looks like its high on some fine weed  ;D ... nice pic.

LOL....you are a riot ;D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Andy_Hodapp on March 21, 2013, 10:52:52 PM
Just got a 200mm F/2.8 L, here are some shots I got with it on my first day.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8388/8576627874_67a20f1938_o.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8512/8575529277_008543f86c_o.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8094/8575530253_c50af1bdd8_o.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Sporgon on March 22, 2013, 05:01:18 PM
At Building Panoramics the only thing that we usually shoot with wings are flying buttresses  ;D

But here are two pics of a Woodpecker feeding it's young. Taken with the mk2 and a 300 mm f4 plus 1.4X converter, positioned about 10 feet away from the tree and fired by wireless remote.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jthomson on March 22, 2013, 05:53:37 PM
At Building Panoramics the only thing that we usually shoot with wings are flying buttresses  ;D

But here are two pics of a Woodpecker feeding it's young. Taken with the mk2 and a 300 mm f4 plus 1.4X converter, positioned about 10 feet away from the tree and fired by wireless remote.


Great feeding shot.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Crapking on March 26, 2013, 03:16:16 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8098/8593440350_083e325fea_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/8593440350/)
Frigates Wild Thing (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/8593440350/#) by PVC 2012 (http://www.flickr.com/people/pvc2012/), on Flickr

This photo not yet rated, but not recommended for viewers under legal consenting age.  Don't want anyone getting any ideas....
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Crapking on March 26, 2013, 03:56:59 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8234/8592342783_ab84e53c88_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/8592342783/)
BFB-4 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/8592342783/#) by PVC 2012 (http://www.flickr.com/people/pvc2012/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Crapking on March 26, 2013, 03:59:21 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8246/8593438842_b345507850_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/8593438842/)
BFB-1 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/8593438842/#) by PVC 2012 (http://www.flickr.com/people/pvc2012/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Andy_Hodapp on March 27, 2013, 11:07:53 PM
Hawaiian Nene Goose
Canon 5D MKii
Canon 200mm F/2.8 L ii

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8380/8595468285_603ce55c8d_k.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: wsheldon on March 27, 2013, 11:56:11 PM
Great egret and laughing gull on Sapelo Island, Georgia. Always fun to capture grab shots of "dock" birds when I'm heading on/off the island.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dolina on March 28, 2013, 02:27:05 AM
Great bird photos everyone!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Harv on March 28, 2013, 05:37:29 AM
Great Grey Owl...

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds-of-Prey/i-ZfQzQqP/0/X2/2013-03-20-0009_P5-X2.jpg)

 :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on March 28, 2013, 06:00:41 AM
Great Grey Owl...

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds-of-Prey/i-ZfQzQqP/0/X2/2013-03-20-0009_P5-X2.jpg)

 :)

Beautiful photo...well done!! :)

If you don't mind sharing...what camera, lens and settings did you use?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Harv on March 28, 2013, 08:45:51 AM
Great Grey Owl...

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds-of-Prey/i-ZfQzQqP/0/X2/2013-03-20-0009_P5-X2.jpg)

 :)

Beautiful photo...well done!! :)

If you don't mind sharing...what camera, lens and settings did you use?

Great Grey Owl...

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds-of-Prey/i-ZfQzQqP/0/X2/2013-03-20-0009_P5-X2.jpg)

 :)

Beautiful photo...well done!! :)

If you don't mind sharing...what camera, lens and settings did you use?

Thanks.  I don't mind sharing at all.

The camera was a 1D Mark IV and the lens was a 70-200 2.8L IS II (@ 200mm)

ISO400, 1/1,250 second, f/4


The following is the EXIF data taken from the shot....

Camera Maker: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS-1D Mark IV
Image Date: 2013-03-20 08:25:57 -0400
Focal Length: 200.0mm
Aperture: f/4.0
Exposure Time: 0.0008 s (1/1250)
ISO equiv: 400
Exposure Bias: none
Exposure Mode: Manual
White Balance: Auto
Flash Fired: No (enforced)
Orientation: Normal
Color Space: sRGB
GPS Coordinate: undefined, undefined
Photographer: Harvey Gold
Copyright: Property of Harvey Gold
Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Windows

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Darlip on March 29, 2013, 10:16:00 AM
Long time reader, first time poster on CR.

I just started with photography as an hobby last year, learning the basics mostly from trial and error and reading on forums like CR.
This photo was taken during a 4x4 trip in Namibia last December.

I think its a Pale Chanting-goshawk, please correct me if I'm wrong :)

Shot with a 600D and the 70-300L.

I regret that I did not get the 7D, as when I compared cameras on location the AF was quite a bit more accurate.

Still waiting on the announcement of the mythical 7D Mark II....

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8094/8600625390_bb2c3b07a0_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8600625390/)
Pale Chanting-goshawk (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8600625390/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on March 29, 2013, 06:16:52 PM
Great Grey Owl...

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds-of-Prey/i-ZfQzQqP/0/X2/2013-03-20-0009_P5-X2.jpg)

 :)
Love it!  Outstanding image Harv!  ;)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on March 29, 2013, 06:18:48 PM
Juvenile Red Shouldered Hawk~
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on March 29, 2013, 06:21:52 PM
Western Tanager ~ Non breeding Male...  Rare find here in the Florida Peninsula!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on March 30, 2013, 05:14:12 AM
Thanks Harv...I'm still trying to learn from guys like you and Krob78 and Gary and many others who are always posting such amazing wildlife photos. You guys set the bar high.

Yesterday, I discovered a mother wild duck and her 2 babies in the drainage ditch bordering my house. Taken with 7D, 100-400L @400mm all f/6.3, ISO320-500, handheld. Aggressively cropped and over-processed in DPP. Any constructive critiques welcomed. Thanks. :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: roedi on March 30, 2013, 07:09:02 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8496/8346911916_1bcb519f6a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roedi_photo/8346911916/)
eagle (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roedi_photo/8346911916/#) by roedi_photo (http://www.flickr.com/people/roedi_photo/) on Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7024/6781741115_32f83e49f2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roedi_photo/6781741115/)
Chaffinch (http://www.flickr.com/photos/roedi_photo/6781741115/#) by roedi_photo (http://www.flickr.com/people/roedi_photo/) on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: eeek on March 30, 2013, 09:07:17 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8111/8583719795_0a955b8a60_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eeek5127/8583719795/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eeek5127/8583719795/#) by Eeek5127 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eeek5127/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: chauncey on March 30, 2013, 10:28:48 AM
"A family Affair"...gotta teach them how to feed.

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/family-affair-pt-12-copy-1.jpg)
.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Darlip on March 30, 2013, 10:57:58 AM
African Fish Eagle

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8397/8602393801_17e8c517ee_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8602393801/)
African Fish Eagle.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/darlip/8602393801/#) by Darlip (http://www.flickr.com/people/darlip/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Don Haines on March 30, 2013, 12:22:18 PM
Redpoll, 100 percent cropped, minimal sharpenning and moderate noise reduction.

Shot with 60D and 70-200F4 at 200mm, f5.6, ISO640, 1/400 second.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on March 30, 2013, 04:34:33 PM
Redpoll, 100 percent cropped, minimal sharpenning and moderate noise reduction.

Shot with 60D and 70-200F4 at 200mm, f5.6, ISO640, 1/400 second.

Beautiful bird...great photo! Well done Don :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on March 30, 2013, 04:45:04 PM
Baby duck at night with 7D, 100-400L @400mm, 1/250s, f/5.6, ISO 400, handheld with Better Beamer flash.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on March 30, 2013, 04:48:51 PM
Moorhen taken yesterday from my yard.
7D, 100-400L @400mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on March 30, 2013, 04:52:45 PM
Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron taken today from my yard.
7D, 100-400L @400mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on March 30, 2013, 06:54:22 PM
Thanks Harv...I'm still trying to learn from guys like you and Krob78 and Gary and many others who are always posting such amazing wildlife photos. You guys set the bar high.

Yesterday, I discovered a mother wild duck and her 2 babies in the drainage ditch bordering my house. Taken with 7D, 100-400L @400mm all f/6.3, ISO320-500, handheld. Aggressively cropped and over-processed in DPP. Any constructive critiques welcomed. Thanks. :)
You're very kind Eric.  These look like they were taken a bit later in the morning, going from the shadows in the water off the plants.  I find that in images with water, if it's possible, get the sun behind you, rather than behind your bird... sun tends to "blow out" the water as in image #1.    I may have been tempted to shoot at iso 100 or 200 but not sure I would have gone quite as high iso as you did for these.  The 100-400mm lens is a great tool for these shots!  I may have tried a faster shutter speed or maybe a smaller aperature, to compensate for the time of day.  Perhaps an ex comp adjustment -1 to -3 could have enhanced the outcome as well if you weren't shooting in manual...

Btw, I think you have a lot of great images on here as well!  I really like the image of the Black Crowned Night Heron!  All the best!   
Ken :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Don Haines on March 30, 2013, 09:06:39 PM
Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron taken today from my yard.
7D, 100-400L @400mm

Beautiful! I can't wait till the spring melt and waterbird pictures..... It's still frozen where I live and people are still ice fishing....
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on March 30, 2013, 11:23:57 PM
Thanks Ken and Don. You're right, Ken, the sun was in front of me. It was 9:30 AM on a partly cloudy day. f/6.3, 1/640s, ISO 320 handheld. I had Aperture priority with auto ISO. I'll try your suggestions next time. Don, where I live, 65F is considered freezing ;D. Please post your waterbird shots after the thaw.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ckwaller on April 01, 2013, 04:36:56 PM
If a bird expert could ID this guy for me, it'd be extremely appreciated:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8096/8565490853_c7d840a740.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/camwaller/8565490853/)
ID Me! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/camwaller/8565490853/#) by CamWall (http://www.flickr.com/people/camwaller/), on Flickr

Roseate Spoonbill:
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8101/8565483683_fc66469a43.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/camwaller/8565483683/)
Color Bomb (http://www.flickr.com/photos/camwaller/8565483683/#) by CamWall (http://www.flickr.com/people/camwaller/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dumdumkc on April 01, 2013, 11:05:21 PM
This is my first post. Hope you guys like it.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: mdmphoto on April 02, 2013, 01:19:57 AM
6D, Sigma 150-500 @ 500: 1/250 @ f/6.3
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: stilscream on April 02, 2013, 01:28:47 AM
Prairie falcon, Feruginous Hawk followed by great horned owl. Shot with a 1Dx and 70-200mm f2.8L IS ii USM
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: stilscream on April 02, 2013, 01:34:03 AM
Prairie falcon, barn owl and Harris hawk with a fresh kill
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: mdmphoto on April 02, 2013, 02:09:53 AM
3 more; all 6D, Sigma 150-500...
Title: A couple of osprey shots
Post by: applecider on April 02, 2013, 11:48:46 AM
Please feel free to critique.  The series was done watching an osprey swoop down on a baseball field and hitting the edge of the grass as if fishing.  The technique appeared to be the same, I like the ground picture which seems to show the two toes facing front and two in back which I understand to be an ability unique to osprey.

All shots at 600mm with a EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2x III  and all cropped about 50%
First photo  f 5.6 1/2500 iso 1600, second 5.6 1/2000 iso 1600, third 5.6 1/2000 iso 1600
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 02, 2013, 11:53:48 AM
GBH in flight and Wing study!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 02, 2013, 11:56:11 AM
Going into the stealth mode...  8 ::)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 02, 2013, 12:09:35 PM
Flying Squirrel~  Not a great image by any means, I didn't even see it coming, just happened to have my camera in my hands so tried to capture it in an instant.  Was shooting static images so I really wasn't ready for this and no time to change settings... Anyway, just kind of a fun or interesting shot, depending on your perspective!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 02, 2013, 12:15:52 PM
Swallow Tailed Kite with mouse~  Okay, another not so great image!  It's interesting though, in the short series of images I was able to grab as this one swooped down and flew around as I was just getting home, I learned that Swallow Tailed Kites have no issue eating their prey as they fly!  Who knew?  I pull into McDonalds for an egg McMuffin for breakfast and keep driving, he flew into my neighbors yard for a McMouse breakfast and kept on flying.  He flew around for only a short time, but he ate a good portion of it while he was flying! 
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 02, 2013, 12:18:01 PM
Female Gackle with Minnow Breakfast Snack!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 02, 2013, 12:21:44 PM
Pelican Pano!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 02, 2013, 12:33:03 PM
Royal Tern~ 
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Post by: Krob78 on April 02, 2013, 12:35:27 PM
Royal Tern Frolicking...
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Post by: Krob78 on April 02, 2013, 12:55:51 PM
Bald Eagle
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Post by: Ardan on April 03, 2013, 03:30:09 PM
First post  :)
Sanderling foraging and feeding
60D with 70-200mm f/4 IS + 1.4x iii @ 280mm f/5.6, ISO 200, cropped
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 04, 2013, 05:42:25 AM
Bird 1
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Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 04, 2013, 05:43:59 AM
Who says only the early bird gets the worm ... here a female sparrow gets a worm, well into the day.
(Nikon D700 + 18-300mm VR lens) 
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Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 04, 2013, 05:55:15 AM
Bird Fight
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Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 04, 2013, 05:57:37 AM
Bird Fight continued
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Post by: J.R. on April 04, 2013, 10:48:27 AM
Clicked these recently with the 5D3 @ 400mm
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Post by: J.R. on April 04, 2013, 10:50:18 AM
Another one with the 5d3 @ 400mm
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Post by: Krob78 on April 04, 2013, 11:01:09 AM
Bird Fight
nice little series!  That 5d3 af system is pretty decent, aye?
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Post by: Ardan on April 04, 2013, 03:32:08 PM
Great Kiskadee with a snack

60D + 70-200 f/4 IS @ 200mm, f/4, 1/250, ISO 400
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Ardan on April 04, 2013, 03:58:37 PM
Scrutinized by a black vulture (usually not a good sign :) )
60D + 70-200 f/4 IS w 1.4x iii @ 280mm, f/5.6, 1/500, ISO 160
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 04, 2013, 07:57:43 PM
Great Kiskadee with a snack

60D + 70-200 f/4 IS @ 200mm, f/4, 1/250, ISO 400
That's a beautiful bird and a very nice image!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 05, 2013, 04:15:08 AM
Bird Fight
nice little series!  That 5d3 af system is pretty decent, aye?
Actually those were made with Nikon D7000 and Nikkor 18-300 VR lens ... if it was 5D MK III, I bet the images would been a lot more sharper. Although I prefer 5D MK III for all "serious" photography, I always carry my Nikon D700+18-300 VR in my office bag everyday, and while I was coming back home from office on Wednesday I just took a detour to the beach and got lucky with those images ... I didn't even have to get down from the car for those shots.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 05, 2013, 10:17:20 AM
Bird Fight
nice little series!  That 5d3 af system is pretty decent, aye?
Actually those were made with Nikon D7000 and Nikkor 18-300 VR lens ... if it was 5D MK III, I bet the images would been a lot more sharper. Although I prefer 5D MK III for all "serious" photography, I always carry my Nikon D700+18-300 VR in my office bag everyday, and while I was coming back home from office on Wednesday I just took a detour to the beach and got lucky with those images ... I didn't even have to get down from the car for those shots.
So you're a swing shooter, shooting both ways, I'm good with that! haha, just kidding.   :D  Anyday you can get decent captures without leaving the car is a good day!  I need more of those!  Those birds move so quickly, as with most smaller avian, they are much harder to get good images of when on the fly, regardless of the camera.  I love the AF in my 5d3 as well... I can only compare it to my 7d which is decent but the 5d3 catches a lot more of this type of shot for sure!  Thanks again!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: RMC33 on April 05, 2013, 11:32:44 AM
Howdy

I THINK this little guy is an Western Meadowlark.

1Dx, 500 f/4 II hand held

1/6400, ISO 3200 at f/4
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Ardan on April 05, 2013, 05:46:20 PM
European Herring Gull in flight. For this photo, the pretty decent af system of the 5D iii came in quite handy! :)

5D iii + 24-105 f/4 @ 105mm, f/4, 1/400, ISO 400
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Post by: Ardan on April 05, 2013, 05:51:59 PM
A few more of black-headed gulls manoeuvring in flight

5D iii + 24-105 f/4 @ 105mm, f/4, 1/1250s-1/1600s, ISO 400
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Post by: steven kessel on April 05, 2013, 07:47:14 PM
Not a gull, but this Kestrel's a pretty agile bird.
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Post by: Krob78 on April 06, 2013, 08:33:42 PM
Not a gull, but this Kestrel's a pretty agile bird.
Steve, the American Kestrel is a pretty tough capture, due to their speed and agility, they are moving constantly and at break-neck speed!  Great job, this is a really nice image!  Congrats! 8)
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Post by: Omar H on April 06, 2013, 09:15:38 PM
Not a gull, but this Kestrel's a pretty agile bird.

Awesome bird. This is a male. Great picture! congrats.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mr Bean on April 06, 2013, 10:18:27 PM
Kookaburra. He had just had a plunge in the dam next door and landed on this branch, which was illuminated by a beam of late afternoon light.

5D3 - 300mm f4 with 1.4x TC III

(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-UkaKMx0rUb8/UWDWTBV07tI/AAAAAAAAAPQ/pxxOkHFiA5w/s576/378A4105_Kookaburra_up_close.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on April 07, 2013, 02:00:03 AM
Black-crowned Night Heron taken today. 7D, 100-400mmL, hand held, ISO 100.
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Post by: serendipidy on April 07, 2013, 02:03:41 AM
Black-crowned Night Heron taken today. 7D, 100-400mmL, hand held, ISO 100.
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Post by: serendipidy on April 07, 2013, 02:27:27 AM
Black-crowned Night Heron taken today. 7D, 100-400mmL, hand held, ISO 100.
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Post by: serendipidy on April 07, 2013, 02:29:18 AM
Black-crowned Night Heron taken today. 7D, 100-400mmL, hand held, ISO 100.
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Post by: serendipidy on April 07, 2013, 02:31:38 AM
Black-crowned Night Heron taken today. 7D, 100-400mmL, hand held, ISO 100.
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Post by: revup67 on April 07, 2013, 03:02:38 AM
a Pacific-slope Flycatcher..taken at Casper's Park..southern California.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8529/8626610360_bed4f2444d_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8626610360/)
Pacific-slope Flycatcher (7142) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8626610360/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
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Post by: bjd on April 07, 2013, 04:22:45 AM
Not a particularly well lit (against the sun) or sharp shot. And he's a long way off. Saw this guy in our garden about a week ago looking very bloody, today he does look somewhat better. Obviously something got him. But I think he's going to survive.

Cheers
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: ajf on April 07, 2013, 05:01:02 AM
Not a particularly well lit (against the sun) or sharp shot. And he's a long way off. Saw this guy in our garden about a week ago looking very bloody, today he does look somewhat better. Obviously something got him. But I think he's going to survive.

Cheers

I think what got your bird was avian pox.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on April 07, 2013, 11:50:59 AM
Not a particularly well lit (against the sun) or sharp shot. And he's a long way off. Saw this guy in our garden about a week ago looking very bloody, today he does look somewhat better. Obviously something got him. But I think he's going to survive.

Cheers

I think what got your bird was avian pox.

Is that a joke? Obviously not I just googled it. I got another shot this afternoon and it is a growth of some sort.
Last time it was very bloody, now seems to have a crust.
Had another one in the garden a few years ago that had something similar growing out of one eye.
It got very tame when it realized that food could be had very easily. Hung around for at least 8 weeks.
Here's a better shot taken this afternoon:
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Post by: chauncey on April 07, 2013, 07:59:47 PM
Damn...this is tough company.  Here are some Lovebirds and Sand Cranes.

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/lovers-copy.jpg)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/sand-cranes.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: CTJohn on April 07, 2013, 09:26:55 PM
Osprey from the Everglades
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Post by: steven kessel on April 07, 2013, 10:16:26 PM
Wow, John, you nailed that one.  What's the megadata for that photo?
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Post by: CTJohn on April 07, 2013, 10:22:49 PM
Wow, John, you nailed that one.  What's the megadata for that photo?
Thanks.  7D, 70-300f/4-5.6 L lens, 1/640th sec, f/5.6, ISO 100
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Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 08, 2013, 09:04:51 AM
Osprey from the Everglades
Perfect
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Don Haines on April 08, 2013, 09:46:40 AM
I had asked a while ago for advice on photographing Chickadees. I got lots of useful advice on setting up blinds, use of long lenses, remote triggers, etc. It turns out that what I needed was a pocket full of sunflower seeds.

Taken with a 60D, 100L macro lens, ISO320....while using the camera one handed :) This is the full picture, no cropping.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 08, 2013, 10:10:21 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8119/8631784874_18a4e96a27_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8631784874/)
Snowbirds (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8631784874/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
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Post by: Slashp on April 08, 2013, 10:25:15 AM
Close up on a duck

(https://lh4.googleusercontent.com/-tO7BVNA4bDo/UTTOJS-KWVI/AAAAAAAAjs4/OayghUBMdPA/s1280/DB6C0011.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: atosk930 on April 08, 2013, 10:33:40 AM
I had asked a while ago for advice on photographing Chickadees. I got lots of useful advice on setting up blinds, use of long lenses, remote triggers, etc. It turns out that what I needed was a pocket full of sunflower seeds.

Taken with a 60D, 100L macro lens, ISO320....while using the camera one handed :) This is the full picture, no cropping.

this is awesome, nothing like having them eat out of the palm of your hand
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on April 08, 2013, 10:42:47 AM
I had asked a while ago for advice on photographing Chickadees. I got lots of useful advice on setting up blinds, use of long lenses, remote triggers, etc. It turns out that what I needed was a pocket full of sunflower seeds.

Taken with a 60D, 100L macro lens, ISO320....while using the camera one handed :) This is the full picture, no cropping.

this is awesome, nothing like having them eat out of the palm of your hand
So Don is a bird whisperer too! Wow! We have at least two on this forum. Gary Samples was the first I thought.  :)
I hope I am not missing any one...
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Post by: bjd on April 08, 2013, 11:26:12 AM
I had asked a while ago for advice on photographing Chickadees. I got lots of useful advice on setting up blinds, use of long lenses, remote triggers, etc. It turns out that what I needed was a pocket full of sunflower seeds.

Taken with a 60D, 100L macro lens, ISO320....while using the camera one handed :) This is the full picture, no cropping.
Hi, I've managed it with Blue Tits, Great Tits, Thrushes and I'm now working on a Robin.
For most birds Mealyworms are the way to go, obviously they must be insect eaters.

I get the birds to associate me with food and can call some with a whistle (through my lips).
Some even sit on the patio and call me if there is no other food out.

The best time is coming up when they are in feeding stress with their young, then they are easier
to "Persuade". Keep fairly quiet, provide a safe place for them to feed (where you sit) and try to give
them a reproducable situation at the start, makes them less nervous.

A good way to start is a white saucer with a few worms on it under/near  the normal feeding spot,
they'll notice the movement pretty quickly. Then you move the saucer gradually in your direction.
Going onto my hand was a big step for most birds, but they would fairly quickly sit in the bush next
to me and take worms out of my hands, while still sat on a branch.

And in the end you keep hold of the worm, meaning it gets torn apart between your fingers, but keeping
the bird closer for a longer period.

Here's fluffy, been a around a while now.

Cheers
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Don Haines on April 08, 2013, 12:56:53 PM
I had asked a while ago for advice on photographing Chickadees. I got lots of useful advice on setting up blinds, use of long lenses, remote triggers, etc. It turns out that what I needed was a pocket full of sunflower seeds.

Taken with a 60D, 100L macro lens, ISO320....while using the camera one handed :) This is the full picture, no cropping.

this is awesome, nothing like having them eat out of the palm of your hand
It works on Grey Jays too.... And no, I am NOT going to try this with the eagles at work.......
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Post by: MaxPower on April 08, 2013, 01:38:52 PM
Eagle  8)
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Post by: dolina on April 08, 2013, 01:41:49 PM
Wow Don! That's one surprising photo! Wish the birds here were as friendly!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8259/8623843559_5b7137706e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8623843559/)
Luzon Hornbill (Penelopides manillae) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8623843559/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Luzon Hornbill (Penelopides manillae), sometimes called Luzon Tarictic Hornbill, is a species of hornbill in the Bucerotidae family. It is endemic to forests on Luzon and nearby islands in the northern Philippines. As is the case with all Philippine tarictic hornbills, it has been considered a subspecies of P. panini.[2]

There are two subspecies of the Luzon Hornbill: The relatively widespread nominate, and subniger from the islands of Polillo and Patnanongan.[2] It was hunted for meat, but now is considered to be safe as a new hunting ban has been enforced.

Source: Luzon Hornbill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luzon_Hornbill)

Taken: Ternate, Cavite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ternate,_Cavite)

Settings: Exif | Luzon Hornbill (Penelopides manillae) | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8623843559/#meta/in/photostream)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: DominoDude on April 08, 2013, 01:50:57 PM
Here are 2 of my bird portraits (slightly cropped and downsized). The Rook is shot with the 400/5.6L and the Black-headed Gull's shot with the 70-200/4L IS. Both were taken on my Canon 7D.
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Post by: Atonegro on April 08, 2013, 03:09:16 PM
It's a baby-owl.
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Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 08, 2013, 04:00:10 PM
I had asked a while ago for advice on photographing Chickadees. I got lots of useful advice on setting up blinds, use of long lenses, remote triggers, etc. It turns out that what I needed was a pocket full of sunflower seeds.

Taken with a 60D, 100L macro lens, ISO320....while using the camera one handed :) This is the full picture, no cropping.
Hi, I've managed it with Blue Tits, Great Tits, Thrushes and I'm now working on a Robin.
For most birds Mealyworms are the way to go, obviously they must be insect eaters.

I get the birds to associate me with food and can call some with a whistle (through my lips).
Some even sit on the patio and call me if there is no other food out.

The best time is coming up when they are in feeding stress with their young, then they are easier
to "Persuade". Keep fairly quiet, provide a safe place for them to feed (where you sit) and try to give
them a reproducable situation at the start, makes them less nervous.

A good way to start is a white saucer with a few worms on it under/near  the normal feeding spot,
they'll notice the movement pretty quickly. Then you move the saucer gradually in your direction.
Going onto my hand was a big step for most birds, but they would fairly quickly sit in the bush next
to me and take worms out of my hands, while still sat on a branch.

And in the end you keep hold of the worm, meaning it gets torn apart between your fingers, but keeping
the bird closer for a longer period.

Here's fluffy, been a around a while now.

Cheers
Don & bjd ... AWESOME!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on April 08, 2013, 09:06:57 PM
I had asked a while ago for advice on photographing Chickadees. I got lots of useful advice on setting up blinds, use of long lenses, remote triggers, etc. It turns out that what I needed was a pocket full of sunflower seeds.

Taken with a 60D, 100L macro lens, ISO320....while using the camera one handed :) This is the full picture, no cropping.
Hi, I've managed it with Blue Tits, Great Tits, Thrushes and I'm now working on a Robin.
For most birds Mealyworms are the way to go, obviously they must be insect eaters.

I get the birds to associate me with food and can call some with a whistle (through my lips).
Some even sit on the patio and call me if there is no other food out.

The best time is coming up when they are in feeding stress with their young, then they are easier
to "Persuade". Keep fairly quiet, provide a safe place for them to feed (where you sit) and try to give
them a reproducable situation at the start, makes them less nervous.

A good way to start is a white saucer with a few worms on it under/near  the normal feeding spot,
they'll notice the movement pretty quickly. Then you move the saucer gradually in your direction.
Going onto my hand was a big step for most birds, but they would fairly quickly sit in the bush next
to me and take worms out of my hands, while still sat on a branch.

And in the end you keep hold of the worm, meaning it gets torn apart between your fingers, but keeping
the bird closer for a longer period.

Here's fluffy, been a around a while now.

Cheers
Wow! Thanks for sharing. This is fantastic!
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Post by: revup67 on April 09, 2013, 03:46:43 AM
House Wren - taken on 4-7-13

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8103/8630068991_b7ff8ae1dd_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8630068991/)
House Wren (7298) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8630068991/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr

Pacific-throat Flycatcher taken on 4-7-13

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8257/8630022655_a79bb6146d_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8630022655/)
Pacific-slope Flycatcher (7217) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8630022655/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: steven kessel on April 09, 2013, 09:55:06 PM
Cinnamon Teal.  Photographed this morning.  5D iii, 100-400 F4-5.6L IS, ISO 320. 
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Post by: Krob78 on April 09, 2013, 11:08:18 PM
Osprey from the Everglades
John, that's a sweet image!  Congratulations, you really nailed that one!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 09, 2013, 11:09:29 PM
Cinnamon Teal.  Photographed this morning.  5D iii, 100-400 F4-5.6L IS, ISO 320.
Steven, that's gorgeous!  Were you using a better beamer or some on or off camera flash?   Great Job!
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Post by: steven kessel on April 09, 2013, 11:48:58 PM
Strictly natural light for this photo.  I took the picture about one hour after sunrise, the sun was still fairly low in the sky and was shining from my left to my right.  There was a very light haze and the sunlight was somewhat diffused as a result.  The light really highlighted the bird's eyes and brightened his feathers for me.
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Post by: Krob78 on April 10, 2013, 12:27:35 AM
Strictly natural light for this photo.  I took the picture about one hour after sunrise, the sun was still fairly low in the sky and was shining from my left to my right.  There was a very light haze and the sunlight was somewhat diffused as a result.  The light really highlighted the bird's eyes and brightened his feathers for me.
I'd have to agree, the ambient shot the IQ on this one over the top!  Great image!
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Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 10, 2013, 12:29:25 AM
revup67, nice pic of the Wren
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Post by: steven kessel on April 10, 2013, 09:40:58 PM
A little bird that I've had a great deal of difficulty photographing.  Yellow Rumped Warbler.  They don't sit still for very long, that's for sure.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: applecider on April 11, 2013, 08:11:48 PM
Steven about the yellow rumpled warbler, does it skitter in a tree and then make a short loop out into a clear area as if catching bugs.  I've been seeing a bird like this in portland or, and having equal difficulty catching it.    Later I'll see if I have any portable images, I was having trouble identifying it.
Regards
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Post by: Don Haines on April 11, 2013, 08:35:50 PM
Wild turkey.... in ten years they have gone from a rare sighting to a common visitor. This fellow had about a dozen hens keeping him company.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jrista on April 11, 2013, 08:53:40 PM
American Coot at Duck Lake, City Park, Denver, Colorado (http://jonrista.com/2013/03/18/american-coot-at-duck-lake/):

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/american-coot-in-blue-waters-at-duck-lake.jpg?w=1140)
Canon EOS 7D + EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS + Gitzo GT3532LS

Eurasian Collared Dove, My Backyard (http://jonrista.com/2013/04/02/a-rare-dove/):

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/eurasian-collared-dove.jpg?w=1140)

Visit my web site for more! (http://jonrista.com/photography/)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dolina on April 11, 2013, 09:23:26 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8240/8640215278_b3e84beb1b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8640215278/)
Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8640215278/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) is a distinctively coloured, highly dispersive, medium-sized rail of the family Rallidae. This species comprises several subspecies found throughout much of Australasia and the south-west Pacific region, including the Philippines (where it is known as Tikling), New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand (where it is known as the Banded Rail or Moho-pereru in Māori),[2] and numerous smaller islands, covering a range of latitudes from the tropics to the Subantarctic.

It is a largely terrestrial bird the size of a small domestic chicken, with mainly brown upperparts, finely banded black and white underparts, a white eyebrow, chestnut band running from the bill round the nape, with a buff band on the breast. It utilises a range of moist or wetland habitats with low, dense vegetation for cover. It is usually quite shy but may become very tame and bold in some circumstances, such as in island resorts within the Great Barrier Reef region.[3]

The Buff-banded Rail is an omnivorous scavenger which feeds on a range of terrestrial invertebrates and small vertebrates, seeds, fallen fruit and other vegetable matter, as well as carrion and refuse. Its nest is usually situated in dense grassy or reedy vegetation close to water, with a clutch size of 3-4. Although some island populations may be threatened, or even exterminated, by introduced predators, the species as a whole appears to be safe and its conservation status is considered to be of Least Concern.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buff-banded_Rail (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buff-banded_Rail)

Taken: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna)

Settings: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8640215278/#meta/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8640215278/#meta/)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on April 12, 2013, 03:46:40 AM
Female Moorhen on her nest of eggs...taken today Apr 11 with 7D, 100-400mmL @400mm, AE priority, f/8, 1/500s, ISO 800, hand held. PP in DPP and cropped.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Sporgon on April 12, 2013, 05:07:28 AM
Female Moorhen on her nest of eggs...taken today Apr 11 with 7D, 100-400mmL @400mm, AE priority, f/8, 1/500s, ISO 800, hand held. PP in DPP and cropped.



Really good control of contrast, smooth gradient all the way. Nice  :)
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Post by: serendipidy on April 12, 2013, 05:26:15 AM
Sporgon, thanks for the kind remarks. :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Harv on April 12, 2013, 05:56:34 AM
Great Grey Owl

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds-of-Prey/i-7XRdzDQ/0/XL/2013-04-07-0003%20-%20Attitude_P-XL.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Don Haines on April 12, 2013, 09:59:07 AM
Great Grey Owl
That's a GREAT Great Grey Owl picture....

I had one hanging around for half of the winter but was rarely able to get near it. Apologies for the quality of the second picture, it was taken at quite a distance and is upsampled (worse than 100 percent crop).... but you can see the mouse hanging from the beak.... it swallowed it whole!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Click on April 12, 2013, 10:01:53 AM
Great Grey Owl


Great shot! I love it.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: chauncey on April 12, 2013, 11:35:01 AM
Tried a high key look with this one...

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/Swan-Lovers-high-key-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/Swan-Lovers-high-key-copy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bwfishing on April 12, 2013, 01:15:20 PM
Eastern Screech Owl

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8112/8584155066_c6cd1dee16_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724886@N06/8584155066/#in/photostream/)

85mm 1.2L on a 5D Mark II
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jrista on April 12, 2013, 01:29:07 PM
Eastern Screech Owl

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8112/8584155066_c6cd1dee16_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724886@N06/8584155066/#in/photostream/)

85mm 1.2L on a 5D Mark II

That's a great shot! Love those big eyes.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Barrfly on April 12, 2013, 02:27:37 PM
 Goose on a hot tin roof.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Click on April 12, 2013, 04:54:08 PM
Use the "Remove" fonction. ;)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bwfishing on April 12, 2013, 05:32:19 PM
That's a great shot! Love those big eyes.

Thank you for the kind comment, very much appreciated.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: hydrapenguin on April 12, 2013, 06:52:52 PM
I have NO IDEA what this is, but it was taken at the Lincoln Park Zoo.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Click on April 12, 2013, 06:57:24 PM
I think that's an Eurasian Spoonbill.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: hydrapenguin on April 12, 2013, 06:58:28 PM
Thanks Click! And BTW The pictureisn't actually that grainy......
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 13, 2013, 12:15:42 AM
Eastern Screech Owl

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8112/8584155066_c6cd1dee16_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724886@N06/8584155066/#in/photostream/)

85mm 1.2L on a 5D Mark II
I can't tell you how much I really love this image BW!  Composition is awesome, the charred tree, it's overall just a really great image, congratulations! :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 13, 2013, 12:16:52 AM
maybe a little off topic but its got a bird in it!


7D 500 f4 IS USM 1.4x II
That's cool!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 13, 2013, 12:21:17 AM
Tried a high key look with this one...

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/Swan-Lovers-high-key-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/Swan-Lovers-high-key-copy.jpg.html)
I tend to like it Chauncey.  I think the radius setting could be pulled in a bit though in order to reduce that edging around their heads and necks... great attempt.  As I said, I tend to like it myself...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 13, 2013, 12:22:50 AM
Pretty Bird (NOT!)
Their bodies are beautiful though!  Seems to serve no purpose, not to have feathers on their heads!  I would love to see one sometime that was just a freak of nature with a full head of feathers, just for giggles! Nice image!  Good head study!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 13, 2013, 12:26:04 AM
Great Grey Owl

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds-of-Prey/i-7XRdzDQ/0/XL/2013-04-07-0003%20-%20Attitude_P-XL.jpg)
Beautiful image Harv!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 13, 2013, 12:28:08 AM
A little bird that I've had a great deal of difficulty photographing.  Yellow Rumped Warbler.  They don't sit still for very long, that's for sure.
Great image Steven!  I caught some images a few weeks ago of one, haven't looked at them yet but mine had almost a blue color to him, where yours is darker, almost black... interesting how they vary like that!  That's a real beauty! 
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 13, 2013, 12:29:19 AM
Wild turkey.... in ten years they have gone from a rare sighting to a common visitor. This fellow had about a dozen hens keeping him company.
Don, that's really cool!  I see a lot of Turkeys out here, just not Tom's, not in full show regallia anyway!  Great job!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 13, 2013, 12:30:55 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8240/8640215278_b3e84beb1b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8640215278/)
Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8640215278/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) is a distinctively coloured, highly dispersive, medium-sized rail of the family Rallidae. This species comprises several subspecies found throughout much of Australasia and the south-west Pacific region, including the Philippines (where it is known as Tikling), New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand (where it is known as the Banded Rail or Moho-pereru in Māori),[2] and numerous smaller islands, covering a range of latitudes from the tropics to the Subantarctic.

It is a largely terrestrial bird the size of a small domestic chicken, with mainly brown upperparts, finely banded black and white underparts, a white eyebrow, chestnut band running from the bill round the nape, with a buff band on the breast. It utilises a range of moist or wetland habitats with low, dense vegetation for cover. It is usually quite shy but may become very tame and bold in some circumstances, such as in island resorts within the Great Barrier Reef region.[3]

The Buff-banded Rail is an omnivorous scavenger which feeds on a range of terrestrial invertebrates and small vertebrates, seeds, fallen fruit and other vegetable matter, as well as carrion and refuse. Its nest is usually situated in dense grassy or reedy vegetation close to water, with a clutch size of 3-4. Although some island populations may be threatened, or even exterminated, by introduced predators, the species as a whole appears to be safe and its conservation status is considered to be of Least Concern.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buff-banded_Rail (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buff-banded_Rail)

Taken: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna)

Settings: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8640215278/#meta/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8640215278/#meta/)
That's a beautiful bird Dolina!  Thanks for sharing! :D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 13, 2013, 12:33:25 AM
Wow Don! That's one surprising photo! Wish the birds here were as friendly!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8259/8623843559_5b7137706e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8623843559/)
Luzon Hornbill (Penelopides manillae) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8623843559/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Luzon Hornbill (Penelopides manillae), sometimes called Luzon Tarictic Hornbill, is a species of hornbill in the Bucerotidae family. It is endemic to forests on Luzon and nearby islands in the northern Philippines. As is the case with all Philippine tarictic hornbills, it has been considered a subspecies of P. panini.[2]

There are two subspecies of the Luzon Hornbill: The relatively widespread nominate, and subniger from the islands of Polillo and Patnanongan.[2] It was hunted for meat, but now is considered to be safe as a new hunting ban has been enforced.

Source: Luzon Hornbill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Luzon_Hornbill)

Taken: Ternate, Cavite - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ternate,_Cavite)

Settings: Exif | Luzon Hornbill (Penelopides manillae) | Flickr - Photo Sharing! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8623843559/#meta/in/photostream)
You guys definitely have some cool birds!  8)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: chauncey on April 13, 2013, 08:59:47 PM
Just a couple of swans in search of supper

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/pair-swans-BIF-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/pair-swans-BIF-copy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bwfishing on April 13, 2013, 11:46:33 PM

I can't tell you how much I really love this image BW!  Composition is awesome, the charred tree, it's overall just a really great image, congratulations! :)

Thank you, Ken! I saw the image in the viewfinder after taking this shot and told the person next to me that I really love this owl  :D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 14, 2013, 02:48:01 AM
Great Grey Owl

(http://harveyg.smugmug.com/Nature/Birds-of-Prey/i-7XRdzDQ/0/XL/2013-04-07-0003%20-%20Attitude_P-XL.jpg)
For some reason that owl reminds me of "Gandalf the Grey" (from Lord of the Rings) ... Man that owl has so much character ... superb image ... Great job.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: greger on April 14, 2013, 03:53:41 AM
I might have not posted a portrait. I apologize in advance. This is my best pic so far with my 7D 70-200 F4 and 2X.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on April 14, 2013, 05:33:42 AM
Great Grey Owl

For some reason that owl reminds me of "Gandalf the Grey" (from Lord of the Rings) ... Man that owl has so much character ... superb image ... Great job.
Great shot, seems somehow to remind me of Marvin. ;D

How did you get the shot? In the wild?

Cheers Brian
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 14, 2013, 05:56:23 AM
Here is a White Cheeked Bulbul (Pycononotus leucogenys) ... this guy (or gal) was perched on the tip of a branch singing during a nasty dust storm ... the brown background is the dust storm but using a better beamer (on 600EX-RT) helped isolate the bird and make the background look a lot better than the horrible dust storm my eyes could see.
Image made with:
5D MK III + Sigma 150-500mm OS at 500mm, f/11, ISO 160 & 600 EX-RT with Better Beamer Flash Extender
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on April 14, 2013, 06:28:31 AM
Nothing too startling here, just a Siskin Squabble, a lone Siskin, a Robin and a Blue Tit attack:

Canon 5DIII EF 100-400
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Ardan on April 14, 2013, 07:01:13 AM
Grey heron. Bumped into this guy while walking in the harbour near the fishing docks. He really wasn't all that shy, I suppose the fishermen there feed him a fish occasionally.

60D + 70-200 f/4 IS + 1.4x iii @ 280mm, f/5.6, ISO 200
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 14, 2013, 08:34:57 AM
Nothing too startling here, just a Siskin Squabble, a lone Siskin, a Robin and a Blue Tit attack:

Canon 5DIII EF 100-400
The first pic of the 2 birds is definitely sterling.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: CTJohn on April 14, 2013, 08:59:17 AM
A few more Everglades shots. 7D with 70-300L.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: InterMurph on April 14, 2013, 09:06:56 AM
You people know what a "portrait" is, don't you?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 14, 2013, 09:18:24 AM
Canon 6D + 70-300L @300mm, f/5.6.  Shot in the middle of snow storm, so the color is muted (but in a nice way)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8405/8648565202_c08658bd24_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8648565202/)
Better than Winter (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8648565202/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 14, 2013, 10:20:14 AM
You people know what a "portrait" is, don't you?
A Cock ( Gallus domesticus)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: applecider on April 14, 2013, 12:23:42 PM
Thank you Steven Kessel for the bird id
Yellow Rumped Warbler,, a skittery little bird caught at 1/2500 f6.3 iso 1600 1dx
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bwfishing on April 14, 2013, 04:28:41 PM
Sarcoramphus papa (King Vulture)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8122/8649975900_6f55e371f4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724886@N06/8649975900/)

200mm f/2.8L II USM on a 5D Mark II
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bwfishing on April 14, 2013, 04:58:38 PM
One more... Golden Eagle

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8113/8650177516_8f9c9b77cb_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724886@N06/8650177516/)

70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM on a 5D Mark II
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: RMC33 on April 14, 2013, 09:17:59 PM
Red Tail Hawk
1Dx, 500 f/4II and 1.4x TC III
ISO 400, f/8 @ 1/1600
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dolina on April 14, 2013, 09:27:54 PM
Thank you everyone and lovely images everyone!

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8120/8642520348_3224297256_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8642520348/)
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8642520348/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) (also known as the "swamp chicken"[2]) is a bird in the Rallidae family with an almost worldwide distribution. The North and South American Committees of the American Ornithologists' Union and the International Ornithological Committee have voted on or before July 2011 to split the American forms into a new species Common Gallinule, and implemented that decision;[3] however, no other committee has voted to change taxonomy yet.

The Common Moorhen lives around well-vegetated marshes, ponds, canals and other wetlands. The species is not found in the polar regions, or many tropical rainforests. Elsewhere it is likely the most common rail species, except for the Eurasian Coot or American Coot in some regions.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Moorhen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Moorhen)

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna)

Settings: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8642520348/#meta/in/photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8642520348/#meta/in/photostream)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: TF on April 14, 2013, 11:44:47 PM
Green bee-eater shot with 7D + 100-400mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: nmastoras on April 15, 2013, 01:49:57 AM
Flamingo during take off! Canon 40D & Sigma 120-400 @ 400mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on April 15, 2013, 02:55:13 AM
Thank you everyone and lovely images everyone!

Ditto....absolutely gorgeous :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jrista on April 15, 2013, 12:44:29 PM
Not sure if anyone saw these the first time I posted them. I got a couple of security blocks the first time, maybe they will go through this time:

American Coot at Duck Lake, City Park, Denver, Colorado (http://jonrista.com/2013/03/18/american-coot-at-duck-lake/):

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/american-coot-in-blue-waters-at-duck-lake.jpg?w=1140)
Canon EOS 7D + EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS + Gitzo GT3532LS

Eurasian Collared Dove, My Backyard (http://jonrista.com/2013/04/02/a-rare-dove/):

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/eurasian-collared-dove.jpg?w=1140)

Visit my web site for more! (http://jonrista.com/photography/)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 15, 2013, 03:20:24 PM
Sarcoramphus papa (King Vulture)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8122/8649975900_6f55e371f4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724886@N06/8649975900/)

200mm f/2.8L II USM on a 5D Mark II
Wow, that's a pretty awesome looking bird!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 15, 2013, 03:21:42 PM
Green bee-eater shot with 7D + 100-400mm
What a pretty bird TF!  Nice image!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 15, 2013, 03:23:42 PM
Pretty Bird (NOT!)
Seems to serve no purpose, not to have feathers on their heads!!

As I understand it, since they eat carrion, the lack of feathers reduces the chance for picking up diseases, bacteria, and other nasties when they stick their heads in the carcass.
+1  Gotcha, you'd think that more eagles would be the same then...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 15, 2013, 03:31:12 PM
Here is a White Cheeked Bulbul (Pycononotus leucogenys) ... this guy (or gal) was perched on the tip of a branch singing during a nasty dust storm ... the brown background is the dust storm but using a better beamer (on 600EX-RT) helped isolate the bird and make the background look a lot better than the horrible dust storm my eyes could see.
Image made with:
5D MK III + Sigma 150-500mm OS at 500mm, f/11, ISO 160 & 600 EX-RT with Better Beamer Flash Extender
Nice!  Do you find yourself using your better beamer a lot or just occasionally?  I throw a Rogue Flash Bender on my 580EX II quite often, I just wasn't sure if the better beamer was a noticeably excellent upgrade or if was "for the birds"! 

Have you used both that you may be able to comment?  Seems like the BB would get me a bit more reach in some cases, I just don't know that for sure...

Thanks! 
Ken :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bwfishing on April 15, 2013, 11:54:52 PM
Sarcoramphus papa (King Vulture)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8122/8649975900_6f55e371f4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724886@N06/8649975900/)

200mm f/2.8L II USM on a 5D Mark II
Wow, that's a pretty awesome looking bird!

Thanks Ken! Yeah, you should see the wingspan on this guy, it has to be something like 7 feet across.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bwfishing on April 16, 2013, 12:07:58 AM
Pretty Bird (NOT!)
Seems to serve no purpose, not to have feathers on their heads!!

As I understand it, since they eat carrion, the lack of feathers reduces the chance for picking up diseases, bacteria, and other nasties when they stick their heads in the carcass.

Interesting... Excellent capture of the Turkey Vulture BTW!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Hannes on April 16, 2013, 07:58:36 AM
I came across a grey heron the other day in the local park being very tolerant of the people and dogs walking past
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: mark.broadhurst@me.com on April 16, 2013, 08:38:38 AM
a couple of pics taken in the garden
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 16, 2013, 09:26:59 AM
a couple of pics taken in the garden

Gorgeous color in that first one.  Very nice!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dolina on April 16, 2013, 10:20:35 AM
Lovely King Vulture!

I installed Lightroom 5 Beta to try out its advance healing brush to remove obstructions like the blade of grass you see in the previous image.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8113/8654228153_a8f545ac4a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8654228153/)
Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8654228153/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

What do you think? Was the retouching noticeable?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bwfishing on April 16, 2013, 10:24:33 AM
a couple of pics taken in the garden

Gorgeous color in that first one.  Very nice!

+1 You have a GREAT garden  :) Love the clarity and sharpness on the first one too!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bwfishing on April 16, 2013, 10:33:40 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8240/8640215278_b3e84beb1b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8640215278/)
Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8640215278/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) is a distinctively coloured, highly dispersive, medium-sized rail of the family Rallidae. This species comprises several subspecies found throughout much of Australasia and the south-west Pacific region, including the Philippines (where it is known as Tikling), New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand (where it is known as the Banded Rail or Moho-pereru in Māori),[2] and numerous smaller islands, covering a range of latitudes from the tropics to the Subantarctic.

It is a largely terrestrial bird the size of a small domestic chicken, with mainly brown upperparts, finely banded black and white underparts, a white eyebrow, chestnut band running from the bill round the nape, with a buff band on the breast. It utilises a range of moist or wetland habitats with low, dense vegetation for cover. It is usually quite shy but may become very tame and bold in some circumstances, such as in island resorts within the Great Barrier Reef region.[3]

The Buff-banded Rail is an omnivorous scavenger which feeds on a range of terrestrial invertebrates and small vertebrates, seeds, fallen fruit and other vegetable matter, as well as carrion and refuse. Its nest is usually situated in dense grassy or reedy vegetation close to water, with a clutch size of 3-4. Although some island populations may be threatened, or even exterminated, by introduced predators, the species as a whole appears to be safe and its conservation status is considered to be of Least Concern.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buff-banded_Rail (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Buff-banded_Rail)

Taken: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna)

Settings: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8640215278/#meta/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8640215278/#meta/)

Looks better without the blade of grass in front of the Buff-banded Rail  :)
It (blade of grass) appeared to be coming out of nowhere so it was a good choice to remove IMHO.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 16, 2013, 10:38:15 AM
Sarcoramphus papa (King Vulture)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8122/8649975900_6f55e371f4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724886@N06/8649975900/)

200mm f/2.8L II USM on a 5D Mark II
Wow, that's a pretty awesome looking bird!

Thanks Ken! Yeah, you should see the wingspan on this guy, it has to be something like 7 feet across.
Wow, that's huge as well.  I must say, this is one of my favorite "portrait" images of Avian, mostly as it's so unusual, ugly and fantastically beautiful all in one!  Do you have any images with the whole body?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bwfishing on April 16, 2013, 10:40:24 AM
Lovely King Vulture!

Thank you! He was a really good surprise! I've seen black and turkey vultures flying around, but only seen this kind in the Zoo.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 16, 2013, 10:41:04 AM
Lovely King Vulture!

I installed Lightroom 5 Beta to try out its advance healing brush to remove obstructions like the blade of grass you see in the previous image.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8113/8654228153_a8f545ac4a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8654228153/)
Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8654228153/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

What do you think? Was the retouching noticeable?
Much better.  Did the new healing brush work in a fashion similar to CS6 or Elements 11 by any chance? 
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 16, 2013, 10:45:09 AM
I came across a grey heron the other day in the local park being very tolerant of the people and dogs walking past
Nice image Hannes!  I'm pretty certain this is a breeding aged Great Blue Heron however.  Unless you are from overseas somewhere, I'm not aware of any "Grey Heron" in the US... I could be wrong but I'm fairly certain.  Nice image, none the less!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dolina on April 16, 2013, 11:17:33 AM
Much better.  Did the new healing brush work in a fashion similar to CS6 or Elements 11 by any chance?
I've never used CS6 or Elements 11.

I based my workflow on this video.

Lightroom 5 beta: Advanced Healing Brush (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s2xNLS0KjcY#ws)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bwfishing on April 16, 2013, 03:16:15 PM
Sarcoramphus papa (King Vulture)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8122/8649975900_6f55e371f4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724886@N06/8649975900/)

200mm f/2.8L II USM on a 5D Mark II
Wow, that's a pretty awesome looking bird!

Thanks Ken! Yeah, you should see the wingspan on this guy, it has to be something like 7 feet across.
Wow, that's huge as well.  I must say, this is one of my favorite "portrait" images of Avian, mostly as it's so unusual, ugly and fantastically beautiful all in one!  Do you have any images with the whole body?

Ken, it's one of my favorites for the same reason's too ;D

Yes, well I have one other posted on my flickr account. I was in a hurry to change the settings because I thought the King Vulture was preparing for flight, but changed to jumping down to the ground.  Pretty silly looking capture, but I like it anyway. Here is the link, as this thread is for portraits and did not want to post that image here...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724886@N06/8656034062/#in/photostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724886@N06/8656034062/#in/photostream/)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 16, 2013, 05:07:50 PM
Sarcoramphus papa (King Vulture)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8122/8649975900_6f55e371f4_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724886@N06/8649975900/)

200mm f/2.8L II USM on a 5D Mark II
Wow, that's a pretty awesome looking bird!

Thanks Ken! Yeah, you should see the wingspan on this guy, it has to be something like 7 feet across.
Wow, that's huge as well.  I must say, this is one of my favorite "portrait" images of Avian, mostly as it's so unusual, ugly and fantastically beautiful all in one!  Do you have any images with the whole body?

Ken, it's one of my favorites for the same reason's too ;D

Yes, well I have one other posted on my flickr account. I was in a hurry to change the settings because I thought the King Vulture was preparing for flight, but changed to jumping down to the ground.  Pretty silly looking capture, but I like it anyway. Here is the link, as this thread is for portraits and did not want to post that image here...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724886@N06/8656034062/#in/photostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724886@N06/8656034062/#in/photostream/)
BW, that's really a beautiful bird.  I looked at your flicker image, I've got a lot of birds in that awkward spot!  No worries, I'm even more impressed with it's beauty now!  Do you know where those type of Vultures are from? 
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 16, 2013, 05:44:59 PM
Great-Crested Flycatcher~ :)
5D Mk III with EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II
1/2000 sec
f/3.5
ISO 400
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: davidgator on April 16, 2013, 06:38:39 PM
Burrowing Owl
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rez on April 16, 2013, 06:40:00 PM
Bohemian waxwing
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bwfishing on April 16, 2013, 06:42:45 PM
Sarcoramphus papa (King Vulture)

Wow, that's a pretty awesome looking bird!

Thanks Ken! Yeah, you should see the wingspan on this guy, it has to be something like 7 feet across.
Wow, that's huge as well.  I must say, this is one of my favorite "portrait" images of Avian, mostly as it's so unusual, ugly and fantastically beautiful all in one!  Do you have any images with the whole body?

Ken, it's one of my favorites for the same reason's too ;D

Yes, well I have one other posted on my flickr account. I was in a hurry to change the settings because I thought the King Vulture was preparing for flight, but changed to jumping down to the ground.  Pretty silly looking capture, but I like it anyway. Here is the link, as this thread is for portraits and did not want to post that image here...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724886@N06/8656034062/#in/photostream/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/77724886@N06/8656034062/#in/photostream/)
BW, that's really a beautiful bird.  I looked at your flicker image, I've got a lot of birds in that awkward spot!  No worries, I'm even more impressed with it's beauty now!  Do you know where those type of Vultures are from?

From my understanding the geographical range: Mexico and Venezuela, through to Argentina. I'm headed towards Venezuela fairly soon so maybe I'll get a chance to see more...

That look that the Flycatcher has in the second one is priceless. Looking at the camera as if to say what is that?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Don Haines on April 16, 2013, 07:13:51 PM
I came across a grey heron the other day in the local park being very tolerant of the people and dogs walking past
Nice image Hannes!  I'm pretty certain this is a breeding aged Great Blue Heron however.  Unless you are from overseas somewhere, I'm not aware of any "Grey Heron" in the US... I could be wrong but I'm fairly certain.  Nice image, none the less!
Looks like a Great Blue Heron to me as well.... I see them all over the place (Eastern Ontario, Canada) and there is one that regularly feeds at the end of my yard.... I never get tired of seeing them.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on April 16, 2013, 08:59:35 PM
You people know what a "portrait" is, don't you?
Fantastic! Well done!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Don Haines on April 16, 2013, 09:15:28 PM
A breeding pair of Ospreys.... breeding!

Shot with SX-50, F8.0, ISO100, 1/400 sec, 1200mm equivalent focal length.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 17, 2013, 11:34:37 AM
A breeding pair of Ospreys.... breeding!

Shot with SX-50, F8.0, ISO100, 1/400 sec, 1200mm equivalent focal length.
Love Osprey!  I think years ago people used to also call them "Fish Eagles".  They're one of my favorite, I never get tired of pursuing the "money shot" with Osprey!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 17, 2013, 11:37:03 AM
I came across a grey heron the other day in the local park being very tolerant of the people and dogs walking past
Nice image Hannes!  I'm pretty certain this is a breeding aged Great Blue Heron however.  Unless you are from overseas somewhere, I'm not aware of any "Grey Heron" in the US... I could be wrong but I'm fairly certain.  Nice image, none the less!
Looks like a Great Blue Heron to me as well.... I see them all over the place (Eastern Ontario, Canada) and there is one that regularly feeds at the end of my yard.... I never get tired of seeing them.
Here's one or two for comparison... *The little white marks in the 2nd image isn't dust, it's rain!  Just starting to come down when the image was taken...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on April 17, 2013, 12:03:25 PM
Krob, you are in form! Great shots!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 17, 2013, 12:07:38 PM
Krob, you are in form! Great shots!
RPT you're very kind, thank you! :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: J.R. on April 17, 2013, 12:19:18 PM
A breeding pair of Ospreys.... breeding!

Shot with SX-50, F8.0, ISO100, 1/400 sec, 1200mm equivalent focal length.

Nice work there with the SX-50 ... Looks like a great P&S.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: chauncey on April 17, 2013, 01:17:21 PM
Ya just gotta teach them to feed themselves


(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/the-gift-2-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/the-gift-2-copy.jpg.html)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on April 17, 2013, 01:22:27 PM
Ya just gotta teach them to feed themselves

Lovely picture. Love the golden hue of the sun.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 17, 2013, 01:31:20 PM
Ya just gotta teach them to feed themselves


(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/the-gift-2-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/the-gift-2-copy.jpg.html)
Sweet ... great capture
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Hannes on April 17, 2013, 03:33:14 PM
I came across a grey heron the other day in the local park being very tolerant of the people and dogs walking past
Nice image Hannes!  I'm pretty certain this is a breeding aged Great Blue Heron however.  Unless you are from overseas somewhere, I'm not aware of any "Grey Heron" in the US... I could be wrong but I'm fairly certain.  Nice image, none the less!

Thanks! This is however fairly central London, UK (Battersea park) where there is at least one pair but probably more herons nesting

I suppose it might be a blue but that'd be pretty rare in Europe as far as I've understood it. Magnificent bird none the less
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dolina on April 17, 2013, 05:00:55 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8255/8623728371_9dc83877ec_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8623728371/)
Philippine Bulbul (Hypsipetes philippinus) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8623728371/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr


The Philippine Bulbul (Hypsipetes philippinus) is a songbird species in the bulbul family (Pycnonotidae). It is often placed in the genus Ixos, but is better retained in Hypsipetes as long as this is not entirely merged into Ixos, as it is quite closely related to the type species of Hypsipetes, the Black Bulbul (H. leucocephalus).[1]

It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests; on Mount Kitanglad on Mindanao for example it is abundant in any kind of primary forest at least between 500 and 2,250 m ASL.[2]

Fledglings of the Philippine Bulbul were recorded on Mindanao in late April, but the breeding season seems to be prolonged as females with ripe ovarian follicles were still found in April and May. Territorial songs are heard at lower altitudes as late as May, while further upslope the birds are silent at that time of year and presumably engaged in breeding activity. The Besra (Accipiter virgatus) has been recorded as a predator of young Philippine Bulbuls, and this or other goshawks might also catch adult birds.[3]

A common and adaptable bird as long as sufficient forest remains, it is not considered a threatened species by the IUCN.[4]

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Bulbul (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Bulbul)

Taken: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ternate,_Cavite (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ternate,_Cavite)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 17, 2013, 05:22:39 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8255/8623728371_9dc83877ec_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8623728371/)
Philippine Bulbul (Hypsipetes philippinus) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8623728371/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr


The Philippine Bulbul (Hypsipetes philippinus) is a songbird species in the bulbul family (Pycnonotidae). It is often placed in the genus Ixos, but is better retained in Hypsipetes as long as this is not entirely merged into Ixos, as it is quite closely related to the type species of Hypsipetes, the Black Bulbul (H. leucocephalus).[1]

It is endemic to the Philippines. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical moist montane forests; on Mount Kitanglad on Mindanao for example it is abundant in any kind of primary forest at least between 500 and 2,250 m ASL.[2]

Fledglings of the Philippine Bulbul were recorded on Mindanao in late April, but the breeding season seems to be prolonged as females with ripe ovarian follicles were still found in April and May. Territorial songs are heard at lower altitudes as late as May, while further upslope the birds are silent at that time of year and presumably engaged in breeding activity. The Besra (Accipiter virgatus) has been recorded as a predator of young Philippine Bulbuls, and this or other goshawks might also catch adult birds.[3]

A common and adaptable bird as long as sufficient forest remains, it is not considered a threatened species by the IUCN.[4]

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Bulbul (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Bulbul)

Taken: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ternate,_Cavite (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ternate,_Cavite)
I'm not sure about the border or not, but I love this image Dolina!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bwfishing on April 17, 2013, 10:35:12 PM
Ya just gotta teach them to feed themselves


(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/the-gift-2-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/the-gift-2-copy.jpg.html)

Awh... Too cute!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: applecider on April 17, 2013, 11:52:28 PM
Scrub Jay at Knoll wetland.

1DX   7.1   1/640  iso 1000
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: gary samples on April 18, 2013, 12:01:47 AM
1Ds mark II
Northern Harrier Male
600mm f/4. 1/640 iso 400
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: steven kessel on April 18, 2013, 01:26:19 AM
Red Winged Blackbird, at Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson, Az.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on April 18, 2013, 03:52:41 AM
Scrub Jay at Knoll wetland.

1DX   7.1   1/640  iso 1000
Fabulous! What is that yellow stuff?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: PKinDenmark on April 18, 2013, 05:40:38 AM
A jay in my garden - made with my new 6D and 70-200mm 4.0 IS @ 200mm f/4.5.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Sporgon on April 18, 2013, 08:19:17 AM
A jay in my garden - made with my new 6D and 70-200mm 4.0 IS @ 200mm f/4.5.


Good to see the Eurasian Jay making an appearance on CR, it is a beautiful bird.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dolina on April 18, 2013, 04:45:46 PM
Thanks Krob78.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8530/8641434579_f12f950671_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8641434579/)
Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8641434579/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) (also known as the "swamp chicken"[2]) is a bird in the Rallidae family with an almost worldwide distribution. The North and South American Committees of the American Ornithologists' Union and the International Ornithological Committee have voted on or before July 2011 to split the American forms into a new species Common Gallinule, and implemented that decision;[3] however, no other committee has voted to change taxonomy yet.

The Common Moorhen lives around well-vegetated marshes, ponds, canals and other wetlands. The species is not found in the polar regions, or many tropical rainforests. Elsewhere it is likely the most common rail species, except for the Eurasian Coot or American Coot in some regions.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Moorhen (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_Moorhen)

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 18, 2013, 10:10:50 PM
1Ds mark II
Northern Harrier Male
600mm f/4. 1/640 iso 400
As usual Gary, fantastic image!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 18, 2013, 10:14:22 PM
A jay in my garden - made with my new 6D and 70-200mm 4.0 IS @ 200mm f/4.5.
What kind of Jay is that Pkin?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 18, 2013, 10:15:13 PM
Red Winged Blackbird, at Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson, Az.
Steven, Wetlands in AZ??  That's almost an Oximoron isn't it?  Great image! :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 18, 2013, 10:16:03 PM
Scrub Jay at Knoll wetland.

1DX   7.1   1/640  iso 1000
nice!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: gary samples on April 18, 2013, 10:17:06 PM
1Ds mark II
Northern Harrier Male
600mm f/4. 1/640 iso 400
As usual Gary, fantastic image!
thank you very much !
I can get lucky
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 18, 2013, 10:17:45 PM
1Ds mark II
Northern Harrier Male
600mm f/4. 1/640 iso 400
As usual Gary, fantastic image!
thank you very much !
I can get lucky
Indeed! :D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 18, 2013, 10:42:50 PM
1st Image: Great Egret ~ 7D, EF 100-400mm, f/5.6, 1/1250th sec, ISO 100, 400mm

2nd: American Kestrel ~ 7D, EF 100-400mm, f/5.6, 1/60th sec, ISO 100, Ex comp +0.7, 400mm

Yes, I have a 5d Mk III.  But how do I hate my 7D??  How does anyone?  I don't think I ever will!  ::)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 18, 2013, 11:03:40 PM
Belted Kingfisher~
Image 1: 7D, 100-400mm@250mm, 1/400th, ISO 320, f/5.6

Image 2: 7D, 100-400mm@400mm@250mm, 1/800th, ISO 100,  f/5.6
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 18, 2013, 11:07:57 PM
Great Blue Heron, Inner Reflection..
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 18, 2013, 11:17:18 PM
Great Egret ~ Head Study...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 18, 2013, 11:24:34 PM
Imature Bald Eagle
Great Blue Heron on Blue...
Red Shouldered Hawk 3/4 Portrait
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 18, 2013, 11:27:42 PM
Great Blue Heron Sculpture at Sunset
Ferran Park, Eustis, FL

Do bird scuptures count??  ::)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: applecider on April 18, 2013, 11:28:56 PM
Great stuff krob like the light on the egret and the American kestrel.

Rpt the yellow on the scrub jay pic is some kind of lichen, all our pacific nw trees have moss lichen or mistletoe it seems.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 18, 2013, 11:38:46 PM
Great stuff krob like the light on the egret and the American kestrel.

Rpt the yellow on the scrub jay pic is some kind of lichen, all our pacific nw trees have moss lichen or mistletoe it seems.
Thanks Apple! 
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Romy Ocon on April 19, 2013, 01:26:10 AM
Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica)
Canon 1D MII + EF 100-400 IS + Sigma 1.4x TC, 560 mm, f/8 (wide open), ISO 400, 1/320 sec, hand held

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PU3M6fifCT8/Tdxkf5ZgEkI/AAAAAAAAATw/tLqLBr1sguc/s1600/KZ2L7839-800x533.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: PKinDenmark on April 19, 2013, 02:05:40 AM
A jay in my garden - made with my new 6D and 70-200mm 4.0 IS @ 200mm f/4.5.
What kind of Jay is that Pkin?
This is what would translate directly from Danish 'Skovskade' to English 'Forest Jay'.
Correct name will be: Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_Jay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_Jay)

This was noted by Sporgon, too. Thank you.

This jay is rather shy, but as I feed regularly in my garden I have them as guests almost daily, and taking care to move slowly I can phtograph them through an open window.

I hereby add another one, that I got recently with my new kit (6D):
Kernebideren = Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)
aka 'The flying Nutcracker'
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 19, 2013, 02:34:54 AM
A jay in my garden - made with my new 6D and 70-200mm 4.0 IS @ 200mm f/4.5.
What kind of Jay is that Pkin?
This is what would translate directly from Danish 'Skovskade' to English 'Forest Jay'.
Correct name will be: Eurasian Jay (Garrulus glandarius)
See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_Jay (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eurasian_Jay)

This was noted by Sporgon, too. Thank you.

This jay is rather shy, but as I feed regularly in my garden I have them as guests almost daily, and taking care to move slowly I can phtograph them through an open window.

I hereby add another one, that I got recently with my new kit (6D):
Kernebideren = Hawfinch (Coccothraustes coccothraustes)
aka 'The flying Nutcracker'
Excellent!  Thank you so much!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 19, 2013, 02:35:24 AM
Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica)
Canon 1D MII + EF 100-400 IS + Sigma 1.4x TC, 560 mm, f/8 (wide open), ISO 400, 1/320 sec, hand held

(http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-PU3M6fifCT8/Tdxkf5ZgEkI/AAAAAAAAATw/tLqLBr1sguc/s1600/KZ2L7839-800x533.jpg)
Nice Romy!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on April 19, 2013, 04:10:59 AM
Great Blue Heron, Inner Reflection..
Lovely! What do you do to get these blue shades in the water and the sky. In my pics it goes to white :(
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Crapking on April 19, 2013, 07:38:47 AM
Early bird...
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8243/8663080038_206486eab7_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/8663080038/)
13NX3013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/8663080038/#) by PVC 2012 (http://www.flickr.com/people/pvc2012/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bwfishing on April 19, 2013, 07:46:14 AM
1Ds mark II
Northern Harrier Male
600mm f/4. 1/640 iso 400
As usual Gary, fantastic image!
thank you very much !
I can get lucky

+1 Another awesome shot! You are so consistent that we all know it's more than just luck... You have got talent and a true gift and from what I can tell you put in a good amount of time into what you do! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bwfishing on April 19, 2013, 07:52:35 AM
Belted Kingfisher~
Image 1: 7D, 100-400mm@250mm, 1/400th, ISO 320, f/5.6

Image 2: 7D, 100-400mm@400mm@250mm, 1/800th, ISO 100,  f/5.6

WOW! What a great series! Kingfisher's are one of my favorites! Great shot!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bwfishing on April 19, 2013, 07:54:40 AM
Imature Bald Eagle
Great Blue Heron on Blue...
Red Shouldered Hawk 3/4 Portrait

Great Red Shouldered Hawk 3/4 Portrait!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on April 19, 2013, 08:02:22 AM
Early bird...
13NX3013 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/pvc2012/8663080038/#) by PVC 2012 (http://www.flickr.com/people/pvc2012/), on Flickr
Nice one!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 19, 2013, 09:29:09 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8254/8662132535_a0e570fb0a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8662132535/)
Burrowing Owl (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8662132535/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dawgfanjeff on April 19, 2013, 09:32:30 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8119/8660010150_8045153f36_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffd/8660010150/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffd/8660010150/#) by dawgfanjeff (http://www.flickr.com/people/jeffd/), on Flickr


Something whimsical
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8125/8659886654_3e31b2bcb6_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffd/8659886654/)
Watch Out!  Coming in Hot! (http://www.flickr.com/photos/jeffd/8659886654/#) by dawgfanjeff (http://www.flickr.com/people/jeffd/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 19, 2013, 03:54:03 PM
dawgfanjeff, I like the second pic ... really funny ... nice shot.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Click on April 19, 2013, 04:46:20 PM
dawgfanjeff, I like the second pic ... really funny ... nice shot.

+1 It looks like an airliner on landing. :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dawgfanjeff on April 19, 2013, 08:00:15 PM
dawgfanjeff, I like the second pic ... really funny ... nice shot.

Yeah, everybody get a chuckle out of that one.  Looks like his first landing :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: steven kessel on April 19, 2013, 09:00:21 PM
Not an exotic bird but nice, nonetheless.  Mallard drake, 5D iii, 100-400 F4 - 5.6L
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: steven kessel on April 19, 2013, 09:25:34 PM
And, here's a Mexican Mallard -- a subspecies -- ignoring the insect on his neck.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on April 21, 2013, 11:55:48 AM
Ooops.......
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on April 21, 2013, 12:08:46 PM
Great Tit.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on April 21, 2013, 12:20:20 PM
Blue Tit, Bearded Tit, ZZ-Tit or just a very orthodox one?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on April 21, 2013, 12:33:18 PM
Great Tit.
Man! You are SO COOL!

And we have another bird whisperer!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 21, 2013, 01:07:46 PM
Great Blue Heron, Inner Reflection..
Lovely! What do you do to get these blue shades in the water and the sky. In my pics it goes to white :(
Usually the time of day and the right combo of shutter speed/aperture/iso... Time of day helps totally early morning or early evening, usually morning on some of these.  I also look for the blue skies, if they are already blue, they usually stay blue... unless there's a cloud behind them...

The only other thing I sometimes do is if the sky isn't looking quite right, sometimes I'll change the style setting in post to landscape to help bring out some colors in the sky, and pull back some of the saturation that may get on the subject if it's too much.  It doesn't always work but we have a lot of blue skies here in Florida, it's usually a pretty color in early morning...

Thanks RPT, I appreciate your comments!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Click on April 21, 2013, 01:15:03 PM
Great Tit.

Awesome.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 21, 2013, 01:16:45 PM
Great Tit.

Awesome.
yes, Sweet!  I used to get Black Capped Chickadees to do that when I was a kid, living in New England!  Great job!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dolina on April 21, 2013, 05:22:00 PM
Lovely tits! :)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8390/8573613369_85af82eac9_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Little Egret is more delicate-looking than any other heron-like bird which occurs in Britain. It is much smaller than a Grey Heron, with snowy white plumage, a long pointed black bill and black legs with strikingly yellow feet.
Habitat

Feeds by the edges of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, brackish lagoons and saltpans. Breeds in waterside trees and bushes.
Behaviour

The plumes which are present in spring serve to emphasise the threat and appeasement gestures given at the nest.
Migration

Most of the European population migrates west and south, mostly to north Africa but also, to an increasing degree, to the european side of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coasts. After fledging, juveniles disperse almost randomly from July to September. This movement is presumably governed by prevailing feeding conditions.

Source: http://www.birdguides.com/species/species.asp?sp=20023 (http://www.birdguides.com/species/species.asp?sp=20023)

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa)

EXIF: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/#meta/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/#meta/)

Philippine birds
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mick on April 21, 2013, 05:42:33 PM
I just love Raptors. My fav is the Kestrel, sat on some road kill, this female must have been starving as it rips the guts out of the dead rabbit. And no, its not set up either, its a wild bird.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 21, 2013, 05:51:18 PM
Lovely tits! :)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8390/8573613369_85af82eac9_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Little Egret is more delicate-looking than any other heron-like bird which occurs in Britain. It is much smaller than a Grey Heron, with snowy white plumage, a long pointed black bill and black legs with strikingly yellow feet.
Habitat

Feeds by the edges of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, brackish lagoons and saltpans. Breeds in waterside trees and bushes.
Behaviour

The plumes which are present in spring serve to emphasise the threat and appeasement gestures given at the nest.
Migration

Most of the European population migrates west and south, mostly to north Africa but also, to an increasing degree, to the european side of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coasts. After fledging, juveniles disperse almost randomly from July to September. This movement is presumably governed by prevailing feeding conditions.

Source: http://www.birdguides.com/species/species.asp?sp=20023 (http://www.birdguides.com/species/species.asp?sp=20023)

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa)

EXIF: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/#meta/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/#meta/)

Philippine birds

That is one gorgeous image.  The color is just fabulous!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dolina on April 21, 2013, 05:59:41 PM
Thank you Dustin. :) ALso saw your comment on my flickr. It was suggested I clone out the rusted metal bars. Will do so in the future.

Lovely tits! :)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8390/8573613369_85af82eac9_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Little Egret is more delicate-looking than any other heron-like bird which occurs in Britain. It is much smaller than a Grey Heron, with snowy white plumage, a long pointed black bill and black legs with strikingly yellow feet.
Habitat

Feeds by the edges of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, brackish lagoons and saltpans. Breeds in waterside trees and bushes.
Behaviour

The plumes which are present in spring serve to emphasise the threat and appeasement gestures given at the nest.
Migration

Most of the European population migrates west and south, mostly to north Africa but also, to an increasing degree, to the european side of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coasts. After fledging, juveniles disperse almost randomly from July to September. This movement is presumably governed by prevailing feeding conditions.

Source: http://www.birdguides.com/species/species.asp?sp=20023 (http://www.birdguides.com/species/species.asp?sp=20023)

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa)

EXIF: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/#meta/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/#meta/)

Philippine birds

That is one gorgeous image.  The color is just fabulous!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mick on April 21, 2013, 06:11:56 PM
A few more from a recent trip.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: IslanderMV on April 21, 2013, 06:34:25 PM
I just love Raptors. My fav is the Kestrel, sat on some road kill, this female must have been starving as it rips the guts out of the dead rabbit. And no, its not set up either, its a wild bird.

It is a dead bird, not rabbit. Nice shot though.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 22, 2013, 01:57:25 AM
Thank you Dustin. :) ALso saw your comment on my flickr. It was suggested I clone out the rusted metal bars. Will do so in the future.

Lovely tits! :)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8390/8573613369_85af82eac9_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Little Egret is more delicate-looking than any other heron-like bird which occurs in Britain. It is much smaller than a Grey Heron, with snowy white plumage, a long pointed black bill and black legs with strikingly yellow feet.
Habitat

Feeds by the edges of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, brackish lagoons and saltpans. Breeds in waterside trees and bushes.
Behaviour

The plumes which are present in spring serve to emphasise the threat and appeasement gestures given at the nest.
Migration

Most of the European population migrates west and south, mostly to north Africa but also, to an increasing degree, to the european side of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coasts. After fledging, juveniles disperse almost randomly from July to September. This movement is presumably governed by prevailing feeding conditions.

Source: http://www.birdguides.com/species/species.asp?sp=20023 (http://www.birdguides.com/species/species.asp?sp=20023)

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa)

EXIF: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/#meta/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/#meta/)

Philippine birds

That is one gorgeous image.  The color is just fabulous!
Outstanding!  Really beautiful...
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 22, 2013, 02:01:53 AM
I just love Raptors. My fav is the Kestrel, sat on some road kill, this female must have been starving as it rips the guts out of the dead rabbit. And no, its not set up either, its a wild bird.

It is a dead bird, not rabbit. Nice shot though.
In the first image anyway, a bird.  The second doesn't look like a bird at all... And it's a different bird, He said that one is the female Kestrel.  I think that's what he was saying anyway...  ???
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on April 22, 2013, 04:18:07 PM
Great Tit.
Man! You are SO COOL!

And we have another bird whisperer!
Hey thanks for the kind words, and thanks to the others that commented too.
You're very kind.

Here's a Greenfich squabble.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dolina on April 22, 2013, 04:23:25 PM
THanks Krob78 and Dustin.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8539/8639244787_dd62638690_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8639244787/)
Streaked Fantail Warbler (Cisticola juncidis) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8639244787/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Zitting Cisticola or Streaked Fantail Warbler (Cisticola juncidis), is widely distributed Old World warbler whose breeding range includes southern Europe, Africa (outside the deserts and rainforest), and southern Asia down to northern Australia. A small bird found mainly in grasslands, it is best identified by its rufous rump, lacks any gold on the collar and the brownish tail is tipped with white. During the breeding season, males have a zigzagging flight display accompanied by regular "zitting" calls that has been likened to repeated snips of a scissor. They build their pouch nest suspended within a clump of grass.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zitting_Cisticola (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zitting_Cisticola)

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Rice_Research_Institute (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/International_Rice_Research_Institute)

Philippine birds
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on April 22, 2013, 04:23:46 PM
And an elegant Greenfinch landing.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on April 22, 2013, 04:29:35 PM
Lovely tits! :)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8390/8573613369_85af82eac9_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/)
Fabulous colours, just a great shot.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bwfishing on April 22, 2013, 04:37:42 PM
Lovely tits! :)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8390/8573613369_85af82eac9_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/)
Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Little Egret is more delicate-looking than any other heron-like bird which occurs in Britain. It is much smaller than a Grey Heron, with snowy white plumage, a long pointed black bill and black legs with strikingly yellow feet.
Habitat

Feeds by the edges of lakes, reservoirs, rivers, brackish lagoons and saltpans. Breeds in waterside trees and bushes.
Behaviour

The plumes which are present in spring serve to emphasise the threat and appeasement gestures given at the nest.
Migration

Most of the European population migrates west and south, mostly to north Africa but also, to an increasing degree, to the european side of the Mediterranean and the Atlantic coasts. After fledging, juveniles disperse almost randomly from July to September. This movement is presumably governed by prevailing feeding conditions.

Source: http://www.birdguides.com/species/species.asp?sp=20023 (http://www.birdguides.com/species/species.asp?sp=20023)

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa)

EXIF: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/#meta/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8573613369/#meta/)

Philippine birds

+1 on this fantastic capture!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Click on April 22, 2013, 09:33:21 PM
^^^ Little Egret (Egretta garzetta) by alabang, on Flickr


Great shot. Simply beautiful.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: scarey83 on April 23, 2013, 08:11:24 AM
I've only recently started but here's a few of mine. All hand-held, 7D, usually ISO 800 or 1600, no idea of the other settings.

Geese Flying (100-400 L)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8529131838_e627545032.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8529131838/)
IM130780.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8529131838/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr

Swans Flying (100-400 L):
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8505/8529137550_66674c3555.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8529137550/)
IM131697.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8529137550/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr

Wren (70-300 L):
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8258/8604745175_a9d33e364f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8604745175/)
IM132508.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8604745175/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr

Swans Fightling (100-400 L)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8529/8532771116_885bc68602.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8532771116/)
IM131916.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8532771116/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr

Starlings (70-300 L)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8391/8644598461_eec362743e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8644598461/)
IM132740.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8644598461/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr

Blackbird (70-300 L)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8537/8645706568_4cd85e9b69.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8645706568/)
IM133941.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8645706568/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on April 23, 2013, 08:45:11 AM
I've only recently started but here's a few of mine. All hand-held, 7D, usually ISO 800 or 1600, no idea of the other settings.

Geese Flying (100-400 L)
IM130780.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8529131838/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr

Swans Flying (100-400 L):
IM131697.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8529137550/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr

Wren (70-300 L):
IM132508.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8604745175/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr

Swans Fightling (100-400 L)
IM131916.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8532771116/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr

Starlings (70-300 L)
IM132740.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8644598461/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr

Blackbird (70-300 L)
IM133941.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8645706568/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr
The pairs are great!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Click on April 23, 2013, 08:53:43 AM
The Geese and the Swans flying ... Awesome. Great shots.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: thfifthcrouch on April 23, 2013, 11:43:24 AM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thefifthcrouch/8662212794/#in/photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thefifthcrouch/8662212794/#in/photostream)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thefifthcrouch/8543810824/#in/photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thefifthcrouch/8543810824/#in/photostream)
http://www.flickr.com/photos/thefifthcrouch/7177881904/#in/photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thefifthcrouch/7177881904/#in/photostream)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: J.R. on April 23, 2013, 12:16:10 PM
House Sparrows with the 100-400mm
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: dolina on April 23, 2013, 02:20:00 PM
Thanks bjd and bwfishing. Lovely images scarey. Wicked shots JR.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8263/8624801272_4eb6682373_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8624801272/)
Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8624801272/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Brown Shrike is a migratory species and ringing studies show that they have a high fidelity to their wintering sites, often returning to the same locations each winter.[17][18][19] They begin establishing wintering territories shortly on arrival and their loud chattering or rattling calls are distinctive. Birds that arrive early and establish territories appear to have an advantage over those that arrive later in the winter areas.[20][21] The timing of their migration is very regular with their arrival in winter to India in August to September and departure in April.[22] During their winter period, they go through a premigratory moult.[17] Their song in the winter quarters is faint and somewhat resembles the call of the Rosy Starling and often includes mimicry of other birds. The beak remains closed when singing and only throat pulsations are visible although the bird moves its tail up and down while singing.[5][23]

The breeding season is late May or June and the breeding habitat includes the taiga, forest to semi-desert where they build a nest in a tree or bush, laying 2-6 eggs.[24]

They feed on mainly on insects, especially lepidoptera.[25] Like other shrikes, they impale prey on thorns. Small birds and lizards are also sometimes preyed on.[26] A white-eye (Zosterops) has been recorded in its larder.[5] They typically look out for prey from a perch and fly down towards the ground to capture them.[27]

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Shrike (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brown_Shrike)

Taken: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ternate,_Cavite (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ternate,_Cavite)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jrista on April 23, 2013, 10:31:14 PM
Just went out and did some bird photography for the first time in a good while. My EF 100-400mm lens was dropped, and I had to get it repaired. Finally got it back (although there is a story about that, resulting in the lens getting dropped AGAIN, which affected IQ, but not enough to be a huge problem.) Anyway, first time I've ever photographed an American Avocet. BEAUTIFUL BIRDS! They are rather large for a shore bird, with a slightly up-curved bill, with a beautiful rusty-colored head and white-ringed eyes. A fairly large group, at leas 12 strong at my highest count, was distributed along the sandy shore and mud flats of Cherry Creek Reservoir, in a wetland reserve area along the south east shore. This was one of the last few shots of the day, when the sun finally came out and was in the perfect position behind my, nicely illuminating the bird:

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/make-my-day-avocet.jpg?w=700)

See more at my site (including the story about my lens). (http://jonrista.com/2013/04/23/repaired-lens-for-a-moment-and-birds/)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 23, 2013, 10:39:16 PM
Just went out and did some bird photography for the first time in a good while. My EF 100-400mm lens was dropped, and I had to get it repaired. Finally got it back (although there is a story about that, resulting in the lens getting dropped AGAIN, which affected IQ, but not enough to be a huge problem.) Anyway, first time I've ever photographed an American Avocet. BEAUTIFUL BIRDS! They are rather large for a shore bird, with a slightly up-curved bill, with a beautiful rusty-colored head and white-ringed eyes. A fairly large group, at leas 12 strong at my highest count, was distributed along the sandy shore and mud flats of Cherry Creek Reservoir, in a wetland reserve area along the south east shore. This was one of the last few shots of the day, when the sun finally came out and was in the perfect position behind my, nicely illuminating the bird:

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/make-my-day-avocet.jpg?w=700)

See more at my site (including the story about my lens). (http://jonrista.com/2013/04/23/repaired-lens-for-a-moment-and-birds/)
Nice one J.  I haven't caught one of these yet either.  I was just thinking today that I need to put it on my list.  They really are beautiful!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 23, 2013, 10:39:41 PM
House Sparrows with the 100-400mm
Nice!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on April 23, 2013, 10:41:26 PM
I've only recently started but here's a few of mine. All hand-held, 7D, usually ISO 800 or 1600, no idea of the other settings.

Geese Flying (100-400 L)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8529131838_e627545032.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8529131838/)
IM130780.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8529131838/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr

Swans Flying (100-400 L):
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8505/8529137550_66674c3555.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8529137550/)
IM131697.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8529137550/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr

Wren (70-300 L):
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8258/8604745175_a9d33e364f.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8604745175/)
IM132508.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8604745175/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr

Swans Fightling (100-400 L)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8529/8532771116_885bc68602.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8532771116/)
IM131916.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8532771116/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr

Starlings (70-300 L)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8391/8644598461_eec362743e.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8644598461/)
IM132740.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8644598461/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr

Blackbird (70-300 L)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8537/8645706568_4cd85e9b69.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8645706568/)
IM133941.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8645706568/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr
Love the pairs Scarey!  :-X
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jrista on April 23, 2013, 11:52:48 PM
I've only recently started but here's a few of mine. All hand-held, 7D, usually ISO 800 or 1600, no idea of the other settings.

Geese Flying (100-400 L)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8529131838_e627545032.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8529131838/)
IM130780.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8529131838/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr

Swans Flying (100-400 L):
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8505/8529137550_66674c3555.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8529137550/)
IM131697.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8529137550/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr

Those first two images are great! That synchronous flight is amazing!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jrista on April 23, 2013, 11:54:39 PM
Blue Tit, Bearded Tit, ZZ-Tit or just a very orthodox one?

It just looks like its molting. Every bird has two primary molts a year...one for breeding plumage, and one for winter plumage. When they are in the middle of a molt, or just about to molt, they can look a bit raddy and their colors/patterns aren't quite standard. This looks like a Blue Tit to me. Definitely not a Bearded.
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Post by: jrista on April 23, 2013, 11:56:17 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8390/8573613369_85af82eac9_c.jpg)

That is an excellent shot! Love the green background, really enhances the white feathers without overwhelming it.
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Post by: jrista on April 23, 2013, 11:57:20 PM
A few more from a recent trip.

Is that a giant tadpole the GBH has? It doesn't look like a fish...
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Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on April 24, 2013, 09:47:28 AM
I've only recently started but here's a few of mine. All hand-held, 7D, usually ISO 800 or 1600, no idea of the other settings.

Geese Flying (100-400 L)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8376/8529131838_e627545032.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8529131838/)
IM130780.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8529131838/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr

Swans Flying (100-400 L):
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8505/8529137550_66674c3555.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8529137550/)
IM131697.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/8541265@N07/8529137550/#) by sm_carey (http://www.flickr.com/people/8541265@N07/), on Flickr

Those first two images are great! That synchronous flight is amazing!

Totally agree.  That second image is stunning.  Heading over to Flickr now to give it a fave!
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Post by: dolina on April 24, 2013, 11:41:55 AM
Thanks  jrista .
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Post by: bjd on April 25, 2013, 11:56:54 AM
Blue Tit, Bearded Tit, ZZ-Tit or just a very orthodox one?

It just looks like its molting. Every bird has two primary molts a year...one for breeding plumage, and one for winter plumage. When they are in the middle of a molt, or just about to molt, they can look a bit raddy and their colors/patterns aren't quite standard. This looks like a Blue Tit to me. Definitely not a Bearded.
Ooops, it was meant as a joke, due to the mouthfull of dog hair that it has in its beak........ :-\

When we brush our dog, in the springtime the hairs go into the feeder shown so birds can take them as nesting material.

Cheers Brian
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Post by: bjd on April 25, 2013, 11:58:41 AM
A few more from a recent trip.

Is that a giant tadpole the GBH has? It doesn't look like a fish...
Its really hard to tell, maybe a crab or crawfish? Maybe a closeup at full resolution would tell?
Cheers Brian
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Post by: rpt on April 25, 2013, 12:34:16 PM
Blue Tit, Bearded Tit, ZZ-Tit or just a very orthodox one?

It just looks like its molting. Every bird has two primary molts a year...one for breeding plumage, and one for winter plumage. When they are in the middle of a molt, or just about to molt, they can look a bit raddy and their colors/patterns aren't quite standard. This looks like a Blue Tit to me. Definitely not a Bearded.
Ooops, it was meant as a joke, due to the mouthfull of dog hair that it has in its beak........ :-\

When we brush our dog, in the springtime the hairs go into the feeder shown so birds can take them as nesting material.

Cheers Brian
That's an idea! It is summer now and both dogs will start shedding soon!
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Post by: dolina on April 25, 2013, 06:18:19 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8112/8640426224_6b85fd5794_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8640426224/)
Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8640426224/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Grey Wagtail (Motacilla cinerea) is a small member of the wagtail family, Motacillidae. The species looks similar to the Yellow Wagtail but has the yellow on its underside restricted to the throat and vent. Breeding males have a black throat. The species is widely distributed, with several populations breeding in Europe and Asia and migrating to tropical regions in Asia and Africa. They are usually seen on open marshy ground or meadows where they walk solitarily or in pairs along the ground, capturing insects that are disturbed. Like other wagtails, they frequently wag their tail and fly low with undulations and they have a sharp call that is often given in flight.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Wagtail (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Wagtail)

Taken: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna)

EXIF: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8640426224/#meta/in/photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8640426224/#meta/in/photostream)
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Post by: serendipidy on April 25, 2013, 11:22:22 PM
Baby ducklings are back. :)

Four weeks ago, a pair of baby ducks and their parents appeared in the drainage ditch by my house and I posted a few photos of them. The following night, the ducklings seemed to be abandoned and were frantically crying for their parents. Next morning there was no sign of the duck family. I thought that the herons here might have taken them. Today, they were back and I took some more photos.
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Post by: serendipidy on April 25, 2013, 11:24:25 PM
Two more photos 8)
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Post by: Krob78 on April 26, 2013, 12:18:02 AM
Great Blue Heron~
In Flight
1/1600 sec
f/5.6
ISO 200
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Post by: Krob78 on April 26, 2013, 12:29:24 AM
Anhinga in Flight...
1/2500 sec
f/5.6
ISO 800
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Post by: Krob78 on April 26, 2013, 12:33:07 AM
Wood Ducks in Flight
1/1600 sec
f/5.6
ISO 200
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Post by: Krob78 on April 26, 2013, 12:36:19 AM
Yellow Rumped Warbler~
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Post by: Krob78 on April 26, 2013, 12:39:07 AM
Bald Eagle in Flight
1/1600th
f/5.6
ISO 160
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Post by: Krob78 on April 26, 2013, 12:44:39 AM
Osprey~
1600 sec
f/6.3
ISO 200
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Post by: Krob78 on April 26, 2013, 12:48:42 AM
Red Shouldered Hawk in Flight
2000 sec
f/5.6
ISO 400
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Post by: serendipidy on April 26, 2013, 01:13:10 AM
Ken,
Love your BIF shots. I tried it once and only got a blurry blob ;D
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Post by: bjd on April 26, 2013, 07:21:57 AM
Yellow Rumped Warbler~
Fabulous shots Ken, all of them.
Where were they taken? There's certainly a great diversity there, must be a lot of food available.
Cheers Brian
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Post by: dab035 on April 26, 2013, 10:03:16 AM
Alabama Bluebirds 2013. Canon G6
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Post by: jrista on April 26, 2013, 11:43:17 AM
Alabama Bluebirds 2013. Canon G6

Awesome! :) That is one close up shot of mommy, there!
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Post by: jrista on April 26, 2013, 11:44:06 AM
Great Blue Heron~
In Flight
1/1600 sec
f/5.6
ISO 200

Great shots, the eyes are nicely in focus. Sometimes its tough to get a cleanly focused eye of a bird in flight.
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Post by: jrista on April 26, 2013, 11:45:58 AM
I call this bub "Fat Boy". ;) I've been trying to get a shot of a pelican like this for a while now...one finally presented the perfect opportunity:

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/american-white-pelican-fat-flight.jpg?w=1140) (http://jonrista.com/2013/04/25/more-spring-birding-at-cherry-creek/)
Read more... (http://jonrista.com/2013/04/25/more-spring-birding-at-cherry-creek/)

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Post by: jrista on April 26, 2013, 11:47:21 AM
Bald Eagle in Flight
1/1600th
f/5.6
ISO 160

You've got a knack for birds in flight. All of these, the eagles, the osprey, really great shots.
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Post by: rpt on April 26, 2013, 01:11:17 PM
Alabama Bluebirds 2013. Canon G6
Just one word.

WOW!
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Post by: rpt on April 26, 2013, 01:13:52 PM
I call this bub "Fat Boy".
Hopefully he will not explode ;)
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Post by: Krob78 on April 26, 2013, 02:55:13 PM
Bald Eagle in Flight
1/1600th
f/5.6
ISO 160

You've got a knack for birds in flight. All of these, the eagles, the osprey, really great shots.
Jon, Thank you, you're very kind!  That's a fantastic pelican image btw!  I have had a couple White Pelican opps in the last two days but they are just a little too far out with my 100-400m on my FF.  I think they wouldn't be much better on my 7d either...  Someone gave me a lead on some nearby, so maybe tomorrow!

Thanks again for your kind words! :D
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Post by: Krob78 on April 26, 2013, 02:55:48 PM
I call this bub "Fat Boy". ;) I've been trying to get a shot of a pelican like this for a while now...one finally presented the perfect opportunity:

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/american-white-pelican-fat-flight.jpg?w=1140) (http://jonrista.com/2013/04/25/more-spring-birding-at-cherry-creek/)
Read more... (http://jonrista.com/2013/04/25/more-spring-birding-at-cherry-creek/)
Picture Perfect!!
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Post by: Krob78 on April 26, 2013, 02:57:12 PM
Great Blue Heron~
In Flight
1/1600 sec
f/5.6
ISO 200

Great shots, the eyes are nicely in focus. Sometimes its tough to get a cleanly focused eye of a bird in flight.
I agree, that's the hardest part, I need to get a decent gimbal instead of messing around and relying on my hand held skilz...
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Post by: Krob78 on April 26, 2013, 02:58:37 PM
Ken,
Love your BIF shots. I tried it once and only got a blurry blob ;D
Thanks!  Ha ha, I've got my fair share of "Blob in Flight" shots!!  ::)
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Post by: Krob78 on April 26, 2013, 03:01:55 PM
Yellow Rumped Warbler~
Fabulous shots Ken, all of them.
Where were they taken? There's certainly a great diversity there, must be a lot of food available.
Cheers Brian
Thank you very much Brian!  Most of these ones were taken near my home in Mount Dora, FL.  All of these last ones were on Lake Dora... Lots of Alligators too!  Mating season and they are going crazy!  They're all over the place..   Saw a Great Blue Heron standing on top of one a couple days ago, pounding the gator's head with his beak!!  Sadly, I was on a quick run to pick the kids up from school and didn't have any gear with me... I never think of pulling out my iPhone for a quick photo, that would have worked I suppose...

Funny to see anyway!
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Post by: bjd on April 26, 2013, 03:40:41 PM
I call this bub "Fat Boy".
Hopefully he will not explode ;)
Hmmm, so what would be the correct shutter timing required to capture that?
Questions, questions, questions.......
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Post by: jrista on April 26, 2013, 04:13:35 PM
I call this bub "Fat Boy".
Hopefully he will not explode ;)

He did take one hell of a dump before he flew off the sandbar later on...do we call that "exploding"? :P

I call this bub "Fat Boy".
Hopefully he will not explode ;)
Hmmm, so what would be the correct shutter timing required to capture that?
Questions, questions, questions.......

Hmm...you know me. We COULD get into that...physics and math and all...and a nasty, roiling, stinky white liquid mass floating through the air... (Might be a bit graphic for even this forum, though! :P)
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Post by: jrista on April 26, 2013, 04:16:12 PM
Bald Eagle in Flight
1/1600th
f/5.6
ISO 160

You've got a knack for birds in flight. All of these, the eagles, the osprey, really great shots.
Jon, Thank you, you're very kind!  That's a fantastic pelican image btw!  I have had a couple White Pelican opps in the last two days but they are just a little too far out with my 100-400m on my FF.  I think they wouldn't be much better on my 7d either...  Someone gave me a lead on some nearby, so maybe tomorrow!

Thanks again for your kind words! :D

Yeah, 400mm on FF is a bit short. I don't think I could go lower than 600mm on FF. That is one of the reasons I value the 7D...it really gets you that needed reach in a pinch. I can't wait to plop a 600mm on my 7D. Even with the added reach, 400mm on the 7D still means I have to get close enough often enough that birds move away, or fly off. Having ~970mm equivalent would allow me to sit outside that bubble of comfort and get even better shots (sharper lens, wider aperture, lower ISO.)

I call this bub "Fat Boy". ;) I've been trying to get a shot of a pelican like this for a while now...one finally presented the perfect opportunity:

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/american-white-pelican-fat-flight.jpg?w=1140) (http://jonrista.com/2013/04/25/more-spring-birding-at-cherry-creek/)
Read more... (http://jonrista.com/2013/04/25/more-spring-birding-at-cherry-creek/)
Picture Perfect!!

Thanks!
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Post by: billmarsh on April 26, 2013, 04:32:46 PM
Seagull trout fishing at North Park in Gibsonia, Pa.
Canon 7D
Canon 100-400@ 400 mm 5.6
1/1250 sec @ f8 HH
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Post by: serendipidy on April 26, 2013, 09:15:05 PM
Seagull trout fishing at North Park in Gibsonia, Pa.
Canon 7D
Canon 100-400@ 400 mm 5.6
1/1250 sec @ f8 HH

Nice capture (for both of you) :)
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Post by: serendipidy on April 27, 2013, 03:16:02 AM
The Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) taken today.
7D, 100-400 @400, f/7.1, 1/500s handheld. PP in DPP and cropped.
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Post by: applecider on April 27, 2013, 09:36:23 PM
A flowering cherry tree near Portland OR was full of these probably immature rufous or Allen's hummingbirds.

Throats showed no color at all.

1dx at 4000 f 5.6 iso 1250 better beamer for some.
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Post by: Click on April 27, 2013, 09:39:06 PM
A flowering cherry tree near Portland OR was full of these probably immature rufous or Allen's hummingbirds.

Awesome. Great shots. They're so fast.
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Post by: rpt on April 27, 2013, 09:41:11 PM
A flowering cherry tree near Portland OR was full of these probably immature rufous or Allen's hummingbirds.

Throats showed no color at all.

1dx at 4000 f 5.6 iso 1250 better beamer for some.
Lovely shot! Could you describe the method you used?
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Post by: serendipidy on April 27, 2013, 10:07:49 PM
A flowering cherry tree near Portland OR was full of these probably immature rufous or Allen's hummingbirds.

Throats showed no color at all.

1dx at 4000 f 5.6 iso 1250 better beamer for some.
Lovely shot! Could you describe the method you used?

+1...beautiful! 8)
 
I really love hummingbird photos. Unfortunately, there are no hummingbirds in Hawaii :'(
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Post by: applecider on April 28, 2013, 01:15:06 AM
Thank you for the kind comments.

My technique is to go alone so no one is bugging me to to move on :-), the full exif is on flkr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/56580542@N05/8687860452/#in/photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/56580542@N05/8687860452/#in/photostream) .

I was shooting manual with shutter at 4000 iso at 1250 and f at 5.6, given enough light I'd lower iso and raise shutter and f stop.  Using a canon 600 rt flash with the better beamer on high speed sync ettl mode, power adjusted up one stop.  My idea was just to fill in the shadows with the flash as opposed to using it to stop action.  Put the sun behind me and would hold on the wing flutter until there was a clean shot, then tried to shot singles to let the flash keep up.  The shot below was the same as previous posted sans flash.  Flash really makes the shot pop.
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Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 28, 2013, 02:43:34 AM
Bloody Mynah Fight PART 1:
Last Thursday afternoon (beside my office window), 2 pairs of Mynah birds (total 4 ... might be husband wife team) were having a brutal fight ... one Mynah bird had the wing of another one in its claw and twisting it, as if to tear it off ... just would not let go, it was as if I was watching UFC ... it looked quite brutal, but luckily they all flew off in the end. Anyway, here are some pics of that fight. Images made with Nikon D7000 + 18-300 VR at 300mm, 1/500 sec, f/8, ISO 1600
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Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 28, 2013, 02:44:45 AM
Bloody Mynah Fight PART 2:
Last Thursday afternoon (beside my office window), 2 pairs of Mynah birds (total 4 ... might be husband wife team) were having a brutal fight ... one Mynah bird had the wing of another one in its claw and twisting it, as if to tear it off ... just would not let go, it was as if I was watching UFC ... it looked quite brutal, but luckily they all flew off in the end. Anyway, here are some pics of that fight. Images made with Nikon D7000 + 18-300 VR at 300mm, 1/500 sec, f/8, ISO 1600
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Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 28, 2013, 02:45:28 AM
Bloody Mynah Fight PART 3:
Last Thursday afternoon (beside my office window), 2 pairs of Mynah birds (total 4 ... might be husband wife team) were having a brutal fight ... one Mynah bird had the wing of another one in its claw and twisting it, as if to tear it off ... just would not let go, it was as if I was watching UFC ... it looked quite brutal, but luckily they all flew off in the end. Anyway, here are some pics of that fight. Images made with Nikon D7000 + 18-300 VR at 300mm, 1/500 sec, f/8, ISO 1600
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Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 28, 2013, 03:02:41 AM
Bloody Mynah Fight PART 4:
Last Thursday afternoon (beside my office window), 2 pairs of Mynah birds (total 4 ... might be husband wife team) were having a brutal fight ... one Mynah bird had the wing of another one in its claw and twisting it, as if to tear it off ... just would not let go, it was as if I was watching UFC ... it looked quite brutal, but luckily they all flew off in the end. Anyway, here are some pics of that fight. Images made with Nikon D7000 + 18-300 VR at 300mm, 1/500 sec, f/8, ISO 1600
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Post by: serendipidy on April 28, 2013, 03:05:06 AM
Glad they all survived. Birds (especially mynahs) can be pretty vicious...related to the dinosaurs I think. Nice shots documenting the battle.
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Post by: rpt on April 28, 2013, 09:49:00 AM
Wow! Never seen mainahs fight like that! Great pics.
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Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 28, 2013, 02:45:46 PM
Wow! Never seen mainahs fight like that! Great pics.
Thanks ... neither have I seen any birds fight like that ... these Mynahs were just crazy ... I seriously thought one of them would die but luckily they all seem to have survived.
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Post by: rpt on April 28, 2013, 03:02:59 PM
Wow! Never seen mainahs fight like that! Great pics.
Thanks ... neither have I seen any birds fight like that ... these Mynahs were just crazy ... I seriously thought one of them would die but luckily they all seem to have survived.
Nevertheless, great pics! Well, even though you took it with that "N" camera! >:( Bah! Or should I say "khalliwalli!"

;)

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Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 28, 2013, 03:31:23 PM
Wow! Never seen mainahs fight like that! Great pics.
Thanks ... neither have I seen any birds fight like that ... these Mynahs were just crazy ... I seriously thought one of them would die but luckily they all seem to have survived.
"khalliwalli!"

;)
Ha ha ha  ;D ;D ;D ... I would have preferred/loved to make those images with the 5D MK III and they would have been much sharper ... but unfortunately Canon does not have an all-in-one zoom, like an 18-300 or 28-300, that can fit into my office bag. The Nikkor 18-300 is not as sharp as the Canon EF-S 18-200 lens but its additional 100mm reach comes in real handy for situations like these (of course, I still needed to crop heavily and apply some sharpness in PP).
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Post by: serendipidy on April 28, 2013, 07:28:45 PM
Some recent Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) shots from yesterday. Canon 7D, 100-400L, @ 400mm. Handheld, PP in DPP.
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Post by: serendipidy on April 28, 2013, 07:30:30 PM
Some recent Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) shots from yesterday. Canon 7D, 100-400L, @ 400mm. Handheld, PP in DPP.
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Post by: serendipidy on April 28, 2013, 07:33:35 PM
Recent Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) and House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) shots from yesterday and today. Canon 7D, 100-400L, @ 400mm. Handheld, PP in DPP.
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Post by: dolina on April 28, 2013, 08:08:54 PM
Great shots serendipidy Rienzphotoz rpt

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8375/8585308991_3d61c3d84f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8585308991/)
Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8585308991/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

Pied Fantails are named for their habit of fanning out their beautiful long tails. It has been suggested that by revealing the white tips of the tail, insects are startled into movement.

Pied Fantails eat mainly insects. Unlike their relatives the flycatchers, Fantails forage close to the ground in the dark understorey, perching on a root or low branch, teetering at the ready to launch into flight. They catch their prey on the wing and rarely miss. Their broad bill is ringed with spines (rictal bristles) which may help them catch insects even in the dim light of the understorey.

They move actively in the undergrowth, lurching from perch to perch; dashing in acrobatic flights. They make short flights from one cover to the next. They are generally quite inquisitive and not shy. They hunt alone or in pairs.

Source: http://www.naturia.per.sg/buloh/birds/Rhipidura_javanica.htm (http://www.naturia.per.sg/buloh/birds/Rhipidura_javanica.htm)

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa)

EXIF: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8585308991/#meta/in/photostream (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8585308991/#meta/in/photostream)
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Post by: danielo115490 on April 28, 2013, 08:47:17 PM
(http://imageshack.us/a/img689/4192/img2180aa.jpg)
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Post by: rpt on April 28, 2013, 09:49:36 PM
(http://imageshack.us/a/img689/4192/img2180aa.jpg)
Nice one!
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Post by: 96Brigadier on April 28, 2013, 11:11:22 PM
Great Blue Heron

(http://www.bowriverphotography.com/Wildlife/Birds/Ducks/i-Mkzjq96/1/L/3H4C4296-L.jpg)

(http://www.bowriverphotography.com/Wildlife/Birds/Ducks/i-dLhjNsM/1/L/3H4C4290-L.jpg)

(http://www.bowriverphotography.com/Wildlife/Birds/Ducks/i-XsJDX5W/1/L/3H4C4291_v2-L.jpg)
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Post by: serendipidy on April 29, 2013, 03:34:47 AM
Thanks Dolina. Your photos are always amazing and also such exotic birds in PI. :)
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Post by: bjd on April 29, 2013, 11:30:44 AM
Bloody Mynah Fight PART 4:
Last Thursday afternoon (beside my office window), 2 pairs of Mynah birds (total 4 ... might be husband wife team) were having a brutal fight ... one Mynah bird had the wing of another one in its claw and twisting it, as if to tear it off ... just would not let go, it was as if I was watching UFC ... it looked quite brutal, but luckily they all flew off in the end. Anyway, here are some pics of that fight. Images made with Nikon D7000 + 18-300 VR at 300mm, 1/500 sec, f/8, ISO 1600
Great shots. Great captures.
I've seen a few fights between male sparrows here where they have ended up fighting on the road totally oblivious to what's going on around them. Never had the Camera close by though. Never seen blood either from such a fight.
Cheers Brian
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Post by: jman on April 29, 2013, 11:45:01 AM
A couple of the birds I have shot at the San Diego Zoo with my 135mm.
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Post by: revup67 on April 29, 2013, 01:26:10 PM
Wilson's Warbler flying about at the Living Desert - Palm Springs, CA

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8123/8684391169_5661165fc2_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8684391169/)
Wilson's Warbler (8610) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/revup67/8684391169/#) by Revup67 (http://www.flickr.com/people/revup67/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on April 29, 2013, 04:54:31 PM
Great Blue Heron

Very nice shots. I really like your Great Blue Heron.
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Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 30, 2013, 03:36:58 AM
Bloody Mynah Fight PART 4:
Last Thursday afternoon (beside my office window), 2 pairs of Mynah birds (total 4 ... might be husband wife team) were having a brutal fight ... one Mynah bird had the wing of another one in its claw and twisting it, as if to tear it off ... just would not let go, it was as if I was watching UFC ... it looked quite brutal, but luckily they all flew off in the end. Anyway, here are some pics of that fight. Images made with Nikon D7000 + 18-300 VR at 300mm, 1/500 sec, f/8, ISO 1600
Great shots. Great captures.
I've seen a few fights between male sparrows here where they have ended up fighting on the road totally oblivious to what's going on around them. Never had the Camera close by though. Never seen blood either from such a fight.
Cheers Brian
Thanks for your kind words.
I've never seen birds fight like that before ... I always carry a DSLR and a "super zoom" with me ... this opportunity presented itself and I got lucky.
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Post by: nightfire on April 30, 2013, 10:45:58 PM
New here but just thought I would share one from today.
Thanks,
Ralph
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Post by: Click on April 30, 2013, 10:59:33 PM
Beautiful bird. Awesome colors.


Welcome to cr Nightfire. 
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Post by: Shendo Photo on April 30, 2013, 11:07:48 PM
One of our more mundane avian friends :).
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Post by: rpt on May 01, 2013, 01:19:39 AM
New here but just thought I would share one from today.
Thanks,
Ralph
Wow! what bird is that?
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Post by: rpt on May 01, 2013, 03:17:26 AM
This is a shot of a hawk in my garden. shot with the 5D3, 100-400L+1.4x @400 so effective 560mm. Yes, I upgraded last night! Yay! I have not AFMAed it yet so this was shot with live view. The settings were f8, 1/800, ISO 1600. You will notice that he has had a drink of water in the garden as well. :)

(http://img24.imageshack.us/img24/2880/hawkf815.jpg) (http://img24.imageshack.us/i/hawkf815.jpg/)
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Post by: LBphotography on May 01, 2013, 07:28:57 AM
First shot: Masked Lapwing, shoot with 1DX paired 300 f/4 @ 5.6.
2nd Shot: Eagle with 1D Mk IV paired with 70-200 2.8 II L IS
3rd shot: Wild Turkey shoot 1D MK IV paired with 70-200 2.8 II L IS


EOS 1DX, EOS M with EF 35 1.4 L, EF 40 2.8, EF 50 1.4, EF 85 1.2 II L, EF 100 2.8 L IS, EF 135 2 L, EF 300 4 L IS, EF 24-70 2.8 II L, EF 70-200 2.8 II L IS, EF 2x III, EF 25mm, EF-M 18-55 IS, EF-M 22, 600 EX -RT, 270 EX II, EX 90
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Post by: bjd on May 01, 2013, 07:31:22 AM
This is a shot of a hawk in my garden. shot with the 5D3, 100-400L+1.4x @400 so effective 560mm. Yes, I upgraded last night! Yay! I have not AFMAed it yet so this was shot with live view. The settings were f8, 1/800, ISO 1600. You will notice that he has had a drink of water in the garden as well. :)
So I assume you superglued him to a branch? I've had quite a few hawks in our garden (lots of small Birds in our garden so its inevitable that the hawks hunt there), no matter how slowly and quietly I try to get in position, they are off. I guess my only chance would be if I was sitting there when one landed.
Its certainly a great shot.
Cheers Brian
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Post by: bjd on May 01, 2013, 07:33:01 AM
Secretary Bird. Looking slightly ruffled.
Cheers Brian
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Post by: bjd on May 01, 2013, 07:34:37 AM
2nd Shot: Eagle with 1D Mk IV paired with 70-200 2.8 II L IS

Wow!
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Post by: bjd on May 01, 2013, 07:41:36 AM
Some kind of firewood collecting bird. (Cinereous Vulture).
Cheers Brian
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Post by: LBphotography on May 01, 2013, 07:43:00 AM
1: Common Starling shot with 1D MK IV 300 f/4 IS
2: Eagle shot with 1D MK IV 70-200 2.8 II L IS

EOS 1DX, EOS M with EF 35 1.4 L, EF 40 2.8, EF 50 1.4, EF 85 1.2 II L, EF 100 2.8 L IS, EF 135 2 L, EF 300 4 L IS, EF 24-70 2.8 II L, EF 70-200 2.8 II L IS, EF 2x III, EF 25mm, EF-M 18-55 IS, EF-M 22, 600 EX -RT, 270 EX II, EX 90
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Post by: rpt on May 01, 2013, 09:00:41 AM
This is a shot of a hawk in my garden. shot with the 5D3, 100-400L+1.4x @400 so effective 560mm. Yes, I upgraded last night! Yay! I have not AFMAed it yet so this was shot with live view. The settings were f8, 1/800, ISO 1600. You will notice that he has had a drink of water in the garden as well. :)
So I assume you superglued him to a branch? I've had quite a few hawks in our garden (lots of small Birds in our garden so its inevitable that the hawks hunt there), no matter how slowly and quietly I try to get in position, they are off. I guess my only chance would be if I was sitting there when one landed.
Its certainly a great shot.
Cheers Brian
Thanks, I wish I had bird whispering skills like some of you guys. No birds eat out of my hand... :)

It has been a hot few days. Been touching 40 C here (104 F). We have two earthenware dishes filled with water in the garden and all kinds of birds, stray cats etc. drink from them. Mr. Hawk had just had a drink and was ambling towards the house. I took the picture through our drawing room window. He was so close that I could not frame the whole bird @400 with the 1.4x multiplier and he is not a particularly big bird! He was may be 4 to 4.5 mtr from me.
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Post by: rpt on May 01, 2013, 09:09:00 AM
First shot: Masked Lapwing, shoot with 1DX paired 300 f/4 @ 5.6.
2nd Shot: Eagle with 1D Mk IV paired with 70-200 2.8 II L IS
3rd shot: Wild Turkey shoot 1D MK IV paired with 70-200 2.8 II L IS


EOS 1DX, EOS M with EF 35 1.4 L, EF 40 2.8, EF 50 1.4, EF 85 1.2 II L, EF 100 2.8 L IS, EF 135 2 L, EF 300 4 L IS, EF 24-70 2.8 II L, EF 70-200 2.8 II L IS, EF 2x III, EF 25mm, EF-M 18-55 IS, EF-M 22, 600 EX -RT, 270 EX II, EX 90
Good shots! Is the shot of the eagle a 100% crop?
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Post by: rpt on May 01, 2013, 09:16:39 AM
Secretary Bird. Looking slightly ruffled.
Cheers Brian
Wow! "No peectures darling!"  ;)

Can't see EXIF on the iPad. What did you use to shoot it?

I feel I need a sharper lens than the 100-400L for birds. Hopefully the new 100-400 will not be beyond $2500! Otherwise I don't see much else I can get except for the 70-300L or the 300L  :(
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Post by: bjd on May 01, 2013, 11:05:16 AM
Secretary Bird. Looking slightly ruffled.
Cheers Brian
Wow! "No peectures darling!"  ;)

Can't see EXIF on the iPad. What did you use to shoot it?

I feel I need a sharper lens than the 100-400L for birds. Hopefully the new 100-400 will not be beyond $2500! Otherwise I don't see much else I can get except for the 70-300L or the 300L  :(
5D3 EF100 f/2.8L Macro IS USM,  ISO 160 1/500sec F/2.8
Its the only lense I have that would pass through the mesh at the Zoo. Certainly not photographer-friendly there.
I find myself usually having my 100-400 on the Camera, when at home and I guess I'm quite happy with the results. I'm interested to see if Canon does bring out a newer version soon, I guess the price will determine if I buy it or not.
Cheers Brian

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Post by: danielo_1 on May 01, 2013, 11:09:46 AM
(http://imageshack.us/a/img600/5197/dan058a0.jpg)

http://danielo.zenfolio.com/ (http://danielo.zenfolio.com/)
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Post by: Barrfly on May 01, 2013, 11:12:41 AM
Not my best shot, it was difficult focusing threw the branches had to go manual and my eyes aren't what they used to be.
But I know where he lives now so there's always the opportunity for improvement .
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Post by: spturtle on May 01, 2013, 01:12:42 PM
3rd shot: Wild Turkey shoot 1D MK IV paired with 70-200 2.8 II L IS

Isn't that a Turkey Vulture?
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Post by: Ardan on May 01, 2013, 01:41:58 PM
Red kite. This shot was taken near a tree full of crows. The crows had been fighting amongst each other the whole time, until this kite appeared, giving them a common enemy. They then teamed up and started harassing the kite instead.

The kite wasn't really impressed though. He first climbed a bit higher and then dove down, reversing the roles and chasing after the crows himself now. The crows kept a bit more distance afterwards. (Well, at least for a little while. When the kite returned later that day, they started harassing him again.  :) ) All in all, it was quite a show, and what a beautiful bird!

5D Mk III + 70-200 f/4 IS + 2x Mk III (yes, with v1.21 firmware  :) ) @ 400mm, f/11, ISO 400
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Post by: Ardan on May 01, 2013, 01:43:45 PM
Two more of the red kite

5D Mk III + 70-200 f/4 IS + 2x iii @ 400mm, f/11, ISO 400
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Post by: Sebring5 on May 01, 2013, 03:11:40 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/lakeworth/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/lakeworth/)
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Post by: Click on May 01, 2013, 04:57:30 PM
Thanks for the link Sebring5 . Very nice shots.

...and... Welcome to cr.  :)
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Post by: steven kessel on May 01, 2013, 09:53:45 PM
Broad Billed Hummingbird.  I took this picture this morning while out on a walk.  5D iii, 100-400 F4-5.6L IS
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Post by: Rienzphotoz on May 01, 2013, 11:44:57 PM
Hopefully the new 100-400 will not be beyond $2500!
Going by Nikon's pricing of almost $2700 for their 80-400 VR, I think we should consider ourselves very lucky if the new 100-400 L is anything less than $2800. :(
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Post by: serendipidy on May 02, 2013, 04:34:07 AM
(http://imageshack.us/a/img600/5197/dan058a0.jpg)

http://danielo.zenfolio.com/ (http://danielo.zenfolio.com/)

Very nice :)
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Post by: Click on May 02, 2013, 06:15:13 AM
Broad Billed Hummingbird.  I took this picture this morning while out on a walk.  5D iii, 100-400 F4-5.6L IS

Awesome! Great shot.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: LBphotography on May 02, 2013, 07:03:04 AM
First shot: Masked Lapwing, shoot with 1DX paired 300 f/4 @ 5.6.
2nd Shot: Eagle with 1D Mk IV paired with 70-200 2.8 II L IS
3rd shot: Wild Turkey shoot 1D MK IV paired with 70-200 2.8 II L IS


EOS 1DX, EOS M with EF 35 1.4 L, EF 40 2.8, EF 50 1.4, EF 85 1.2 II L, EF 100 2.8 L IS, EF 135 2 L, EF 300 4 L IS, EF 24-70 2.8 II L, EF 70-200 2.8 II L IS, EF 2x III, EF 25mm, EF-M 18-55 IS, EF-M 22, 600 EX -RT, 270 EX II, EX 90
Good shots! Is the shot of the eagle a 100% crop?

Thanks RPT, eagle is not 100% crop. Luckily i was close to eagle, it is around 25%.
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Post by: LBphotography on May 02, 2013, 07:05:08 AM
3rd shot: Wild Turkey shoot 1D MK IV paired with 70-200 2.8 II L IS

Isn't that a Turkey Vulture?

No, it is wild australian turkey.
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Post by: LBphotography on May 02, 2013, 07:06:47 AM
2nd Shot: Eagle with 1D Mk IV paired with 70-200 2.8 II L IS

Wow!

Thanks BJD
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Post by: TWI by Dustin Abbott on May 02, 2013, 07:25:55 AM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8273/8700717749_a7d842de8a.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8700717749/)
Two Farthings (http://www.flickr.com/photos/thousandwordimages/8700717749/#) by Thousand Word Images by Dustin Abbott (http://www.flickr.com/people/thousandwordimages/), on Flickr

6D + 135L + very close
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Post by: Mr Bean on May 02, 2013, 09:14:08 AM
(http://imageshack.us/a/img600/5197/dan058a0.jpg)

http://danielo.zenfolio.com/ (http://danielo.zenfolio.com/)
Nice. These little ones are hard to track :)
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Post by: danielo_1 on May 02, 2013, 10:08:19 AM
(http://imageshack.us/a/img600/5197/dan058a0.jpg)

http://danielo.zenfolio.com/ (http://danielo.zenfolio.com/)
Nice. These little ones are hard to track :)

Thank you everyone!

Actually, this photo was pretty hard to take. This bird takes off fast as lightning. I had to press the shutter button before the bird takes off
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Post by: ReedZ on May 02, 2013, 10:37:27 AM
Pink-Necked Green Pigeon
Exif : Canon EOS 5D2, Canon EF100-400mm f/4.5-5.6 L IS
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Post by: Barrfly on May 02, 2013, 03:05:15 PM
Added bonus, the eaglet (lower left) popped up to say hello .
05/02/2012
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Post by: Click on May 02, 2013, 04:40:22 PM

http://danielo.zenfolio.com/ (http://danielo.zenfolio.com/)

Simply beautiful. Great shot!
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Post by: candyman on May 03, 2013, 09:53:02 AM
Some I shot at the Dutch coast. They are very proud here...
Taken with my 7D and the 70-300m L @ 300mm f/5.6
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Post by: Krob78 on May 03, 2013, 11:14:07 AM
Barred Owl~
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Post by: Krob78 on May 03, 2013, 11:23:29 AM
Osprey~
F/13 - 1/1600 - iso: 1250

#2:  f/5.6 - 1/2000 - ISO 200
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Post by: Krob78 on May 03, 2013, 11:26:54 AM
Osprey~ f/9 - 1/800 sec - ISO 200

#2: f/11 1/1600 sec - ISO 1250
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Post by: Krob78 on May 03, 2013, 11:30:12 AM
Wood Ducks!
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Post by: Krob78 on May 03, 2013, 11:57:59 AM
Anhinga in Flight~ f/5.6 - 1/2500 sec - ISO 800

We see them often sunbathing or swimming, so I thought I'd throw one up of them flying, with his long pickerel smile!
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Post by: Krob78 on May 03, 2013, 12:00:59 PM
Cormorant in Flight~
f/16
1/1600 sec
ISO 2500
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Post by: Krob78 on May 03, 2013, 12:06:15 PM
Great Egret in Flight~
f/5
1/640 sec
ISO 800

Great Egret Last Look~
f/5,6
1/500 sec
ISO 2500

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Post by: Krob78 on May 03, 2013, 12:10:12 PM
Great Blue Herons~
Love Birds~
f/18
1/1600 sec
ISO 2500
Spot metering...
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Post by: Krob78 on May 03, 2013, 12:12:46 PM
Female Cardinal~
f/5.6
1/1600 sec
ISO 2500
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Post by: bjd on May 03, 2013, 12:42:55 PM
Osprey~ f/9 - 1/800 sec - ISO 200

#2: f/11 1/1600 sec - ISO 1250
Ken, I assume you've been using the old trick?
You know, the old fish on your head and then keep very still....
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on May 03, 2013, 03:12:47 PM
http://danielo.zenfolio.com/ (http://danielo.zenfolio.com/)
Nice. These little ones are hard to track :)

Thank you everyone!

Actually, this photo was pretty hard to take. This bird takes off fast as lightning. I had to press the shutter button before the bird takes off
What Camera? I have a Canon 5D3 and AF does not work at all for me for birds of that size and speed,
so its all planning and manual settings. As you say they are off in the blink of an eye. I try to anticipate
what they are going to do, thank goodness for high-speed continuous shooting.
Cheers Brian

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Post by: rpt on May 03, 2013, 09:19:54 PM
Great pictures krob.
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Post by: Click on May 03, 2013, 09:37:22 PM
Very nice shots. I love the Osprey and the Great Egret in Flight.
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Post by: Rienzphotoz on May 04, 2013, 08:26:58 AM
Nice pics Krob ... you are very lucky to have such beautiful birds in your area (of course it isn't just luck and you are very talented in getting those lovely pics) ... we hardly get to see any birds here, coz there are hardly any trees ... but the desert landscape is slowly changing here and we are getting to see some more birds these days.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on May 04, 2013, 04:37:44 PM
Nice pics Krob ... you are very lucky to have such beautiful birds in your area (of course it isn't just luck and you are very talented in getting those lovely pics) ... we hardly get to see any birds here, coz there are hardly any trees ... but the desert landscape is slowly changing here and we are getting to see some more birds these days.
Thank you so much Rienz!  I appreciate your kindness.  I do feel quite blessed often times out shooting for the wildlife we have surrounding us here.  Interestingly enough, many locals ask me often, "Where do you see all these birds at?"  I just laugh to myself really, thinking, stop what you're doing, take a look around!  They're everywhere!  :)
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Post by: Krob78 on May 04, 2013, 04:39:22 PM
Very nice shots. I love the Osprey and the Great Egret in Flight.
Thanks Click!  That means a lot, I appreciate your comments!  :D
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Post by: Krob78 on May 04, 2013, 04:40:08 PM
Great pictures krob.
Thanks RPT!  :)
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Post by: Krob78 on May 04, 2013, 04:41:59 PM
Osprey~ f/9 - 1/800 sec - ISO 200

#2: f/11 1/1600 sec - ISO 1250
Ken, I assume you've been using the old trick?
You know, the old fish on your head and then keep very still....
Indeed!   ;D  My girlfriend doesn't appreciate the smell of my hair particularly but I come home with some decent images from time to time!    ::)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on May 04, 2013, 04:57:11 PM
Osprey~ f/9 - 1/800 sec - ISO 200

#2: f/11 1/1600 sec - ISO 1250
Ken, I assume you've been using the old trick?
You know, the old fish on your head and then keep very still....
Indeed!   ;D  My girlfriend doesn't appreciate the smell of my hair particularly but I come home with some decent images from time to time!    ::)
It doesn't look to be "from time to time". Keep them coming.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on May 04, 2013, 05:00:14 PM
Osprey~ f/9 - 1/800 sec - ISO 200

#2: f/11 1/1600 sec - ISO 1250
Ken, I assume you've been using the old trick?
You know, the old fish on your head and then keep very still....
Indeed!   ;D  My girlfriend doesn't appreciate the smell of my hair particularly but I come home with some decent images from time to time!    ::)
It doesn't look to be "from time to time". Keep them coming.
Thanks BJD, that was quite nice of you to say, I appreciate that!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Mr. Otter on May 04, 2013, 05:39:20 PM
Hello, here's couple white-tailed eagles from Finnish Lapland (all are shot with 7D + 300/2.8 IS + 2x extender II):

Link for some more: http://saukonvalokuvat.1g.fi/kuvat/Merikotkia+Lokalla+27.-28.4.2013/ (http://saukonvalokuvat.1g.fi/kuvat/Merikotkia+Lokalla+27.-28.4.2013/)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on May 04, 2013, 06:24:31 PM
Hello, here's couple white-tailed eagles from Finnish Lapland (all are shot with 7D + 300/2.8 IS + 2x extender II):

Link for some more: http://saukonvalokuvat.1g.fi/kuvat/Merikotkia+Lokalla+27.-28.4.2013/ (http://saukonvalokuvat.1g.fi/kuvat/Merikotkia+Lokalla+27.-28.4.2013/)
Beautiful!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Click on May 04, 2013, 06:46:03 PM
Hello, here's couple white-tailed eagles from Finnish Lapland (all are shot with 7D + 300/2.8 IS + 2x extender II):

Great shots Mr. Otter !
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Barrfly on May 04, 2013, 07:20:56 PM
....Just a little bit closer.
I don't think I can squeeze anymore detail out of my equipment unless I climb the tree .
(probably not a good idea)
05/04/2013
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: digital paradise on May 04, 2013, 10:25:48 PM
Dropped my beloved 300L F4 IS a few weeks ago. No physical damage but the IS stopped working. Sent to Canon a fre weeks ago, picked it up from Purolator this morning and went on a road strait away.

Back in action. Taken with my 7D.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/Wildlife/sdf_zpsd0a3f113.jpg)

crop

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/Wildlife/bbb_zps2b479497.jpg~original)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on May 05, 2013, 12:51:15 AM
Krob78, Mr. Otter, Barrfly, digital paradise and all you other photogs....very beautiful and inspiring shots. Looking at your work keeps me interested in pursuing this hobby and trying to make photographs like you can :)

Some I took at dusk today in my yard. This young heron has been coming around for about a month when I feed the fish in the canal, but he was never able to catch a fish in several dozen tries....until now. This tilapia was large and it took him several minutes to finally swallow. :P

Taken with a 7D and 100-400mm L @ 400mm. Almost dusk and was very overcast (started to rain as I took the last shot), so I used a 580 on camera flash with a better beamer. I am a total noob when it comes to flash since I never use it and haven't yet learned. I think these were overexposed and so I had to try and fix it with DPP. Constructive advice welcome. Thanks. :)
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Post by: serendipidy on May 05, 2013, 12:55:16 AM
Next one
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Post by: serendipidy on May 05, 2013, 12:56:43 AM
Last two
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Post by: bjd on May 05, 2013, 05:42:30 AM
Krob78, Mr. Otter, Barrfly, digital paradise and all you other photogs....very beautiful and inspiring shots. Looking at your work keeps me interested in pursuing this hobby and trying to make photographs like you can :)

Some I took at dusk today in my yard. This young heron has been coming around for about a month when I feed the fish in the canal, but he was never able to catch a fish in several dozen tries....until now. This tilapia was large and it took him several minutes to finally swallow. :P

Taken with a 7D and 100-400mm L @ 400mm. Almost dusk and was very overcast (started to rain as I took the last shot), so I used a 580 on camera flash with a better beamer. I am a total noob when it comes to flash since I never use it and haven't yet learned. I think these were overexposed and so I had to try and fix it with DPP. Constructive advice welcome. Thanks. :)
I'm jealous that you can get so close, our local Herons will fly off when I'm about 50 meters away. I think the last three are overexposed, how díd you meter? I just got a better beamer and have yet to use it outside, so I'm not sure how to advise yet, if at all. I would have thought spot metering on the white of the bird and the automatic should take care of the rest, I assume its just normal fill-in flash techniques.
Some other BB users are bound to know.
Cheers Brian
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Post by: rpt on May 05, 2013, 12:07:43 PM
Last two
No marination, no rest, no heat - just catch and dunk! So you are another bird whisperer! Just how many takes did you need to do? ;)

Lovely pics.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: hammar on May 05, 2013, 02:25:08 PM
Keel-billed Toucan, Belize:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/a33be2e250561fb4276cd32ece777c57/tumblr_mmc8cjW8y71qzlkono1_1280.jpg)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on May 05, 2013, 02:29:25 PM
Keel-billed Toucan, Belize:
Lovely!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Click on May 05, 2013, 03:17:17 PM
Keel-billed Toucan, Belize:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/a33be2e250561fb4276cd32ece777c57/tumblr_mmc8cjW8y71qzlkono1_1280.jpg)

Awesome!
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Post by: serendipidy on May 05, 2013, 06:23:05 PM
Keel-billed Toucan, Belize:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/a33be2e250561fb4276cd32ece777c57/tumblr_mmc8cjW8y71qzlkono1_1280.jpg)

Awesome!


+1 Beautiful :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on May 05, 2013, 06:47:19 PM
Krob78, Mr. Otter, Barrfly, digital paradise and all you other photogs....very beautiful and inspiring shots. Looking at your work keeps me interested in pursuing this hobby and trying to make photographs like you can :)

Some I took at dusk today in my yard. This young heron has been coming around for about a month when I feed the fish in the canal, but he was never able to catch a fish in several dozen tries....until now. This tilapia was large and it took him several minutes to finally swallow. :P

Taken with a 7D and 100-400mm L @ 400mm. Almost dusk and was very overcast (started to rain as I took the last shot), so I used a 580 on camera flash with a better beamer. I am a total noob when it comes to flash since I never use it and haven't yet learned. I think these were overexposed and so I had to try and fix it with DPP. Constructive advice welcome. Thanks. :)
I'm jealous that you can get so close, our local Herons will fly off when I'm about 50 meters away. I think the last three are overexposed, how díd you meter? I just got a better beamer and have yet to use it outside, so I'm not sure how to advise yet, if at all. I would have thought spot metering on the white of the bird and the automatic should take care of the rest, I assume its just normal fill-in flash techniques.
Some other BB users are bound to know.
Cheers Brian


Thanks for the kind words Brian.

There is a small drainage ditch bordering my yard with a chain link fence. It is full of small tilapia and some moorhens and occasionally some ducks come by. There are also some herons. This young heron observed me feeding bread to the moorhens and the fish. Several weeks ago, he warily flew to the waters edge and I threw bread next to him. The fish would go after the bread and he tried many times to catch some, but he failed every time. Over the past 2 weeks, whenever I stand next to the fence to see what's there, if he is nearby, he swoops down and lands just several feet from me. Twice he walked towards me and stood just 4 feet away (separated by the fence). Yesterday he finally caught a fish and he had to walk up the incline from the water to near the fence. I guess he was about 4 feet from me. He was so busy trying to swallow that big fish, he didn't move as I fired away. ;D

I thought I was using Aperture priority (F8) and spot focus (on the eyes) and spot metering with AWB, standard picture, RAW, and ISO 400. I just looked at the exifs data and to my surprise, the photos were taken with shutter priority of 1/250 (I guess because I was using the flash). I wanted to try my Better Beamer since I've only used it once or twice. Last time the flash overexposed, so I put in -1EC on the Canon 580. I was so close, I guess I shouldn't have used the Better Beamer or should have tried more minus EC. I'm still experimenting and I should read some books. Thanks again for your comments.

Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on May 05, 2013, 06:56:24 PM
Last two
No marination, no rest, no heat - just catch and dunk! So you are another bird whisperer! Just how many takes did you need to do? ;)

Lovely pics.

Thanks rpt.

I was in single shot mode and took 30 photos. Some were very badly composed and some were out of focus or terribly overexposed. About 10 of the 30 were OK enough that I PP them in DPP. That's all I use since I don't know how to use any other program ( I want to learn LR and PS one day).

When I can get him to land on my hand (like I've seen several people on CR do), then I will be a true bird whisperer ;D

Edit: Rechecked and it was 30 shots, not 39. I was counting the 9 shots converted from raw to jpeg.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on May 05, 2013, 08:44:28 PM
Last two
No marination, no rest, no heat - just catch and dunk! So you are another bird whisperer! Just how many takes did you need to do? ;)

Lovely pics.

Thanks rpt.

I was in single shot mode and took 39 photos. Some were very badly composed and some were out of focus or terribly overexposed. About 10 of the 39 were OK enough that I PP them in DPP. That's all I use since I don't know how to use any other program ( I want to learn LR and PS one day).

When I can get him to land on my hand (like I've seen several people on CR do), then I will be a true bird whisperer ;D
You should try LR. After using it for some time I now find the DPP interface limiting. There is a beta of LR5 on. You can try that. Also there are a number of videos that can get you started.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jrista on May 05, 2013, 10:20:46 PM
Keel-billed Toucan, Belize:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/a33be2e250561fb4276cd32ece777c57/tumblr_mmc8cjW8y71qzlkono1_1280.jpg)

WOW! That is one hell of a head shot! Hell, its just an eye shot! Love that vibrant detail.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on May 06, 2013, 01:14:23 AM
Brazilian Cardinal from my yard this afternoon. 7D, 100-400L @ 400mm. Handheld, F8, 1/125, ISO 400, with Better Beamer 580 flash, EC -1 2/3.

Source:Wikipedia
The Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata) is a bird species in the tanager family (Thraupidae). It was formerly placed in the Emberizidae, and notwithstanding its common name, it is not very closely related to the true cardinals (family Cardinalidae).

It is found in northern Argentina, Bolivia, southern Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and heavily degraded former forest. Among other regions, it is found in southern part of the Pantanal.

It has also been introduced to Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on May 06, 2013, 01:39:43 AM
Brazilian Cardinal from my yard this afternoon. 7D, 100-400L @ 400mm. Handheld, F8, 1/125, ISO 400, with Better Beamer 580 flash, EC -1 2/3.

Source:Wikipedia
The Red-crested Cardinal (Paroaria coronata) is a bird species in the tanager family (Thraupidae). It was formerly placed in the Emberizidae, and notwithstanding its common name, it is not very closely related to the true cardinals (family Cardinalidae).

It is found in northern Argentina, Bolivia, southern Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and heavily degraded former forest. Among other regions, it is found in southern part of the Pantanal.

It has also been introduced to Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
That is an absolutely beautiful bird!  He seems to be missing his feet though!  Really gorgeous bird!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on May 06, 2013, 01:40:35 AM
Keel-billed Toucan, Belize:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/a33be2e250561fb4276cd32ece777c57/tumblr_mmc8cjW8y71qzlkono1_1280.jpg)

WOW! That is one hell of a head shot! Hell, its just an eye shot! Love that vibrant detail.
That's really cool Jon, another great image!  :D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on May 06, 2013, 01:47:16 AM
Dropped my beloved 300L F4 IS a few weeks ago. No physical damage but the IS stopped working. Sent to Canon a fre weeks ago, picked it up from Purolator this morning and went on a road strait away.

Back in action. Taken with my 7D.

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/Wildlife/sdf_zpsd0a3f113.jpg)

crop

(http://i33.photobucket.com/albums/d74/Zenon1/Wildlife/bbb_zps2b479497.jpg~original)
Hey Digital, glad to hear you're back up and running with your 7D!  Great images!  Looks like you caught him right after he ate with the blood on his face and on his talons!  Nice details!  8)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on May 06, 2013, 01:55:28 AM
Krob78, Mr. Otter, Barrfly, digital paradise and all you other photogs....very beautiful and inspiring shots. Looking at your work keeps me interested in pursuing this hobby and trying to make photographs like you can :)

Some I took at dusk today in my yard. This young heron has been coming around for about a month when I feed the fish in the canal, but he was never able to catch a fish in several dozen tries....until now. This tilapia was large and it took him several minutes to finally swallow. :P

Taken with a 7D and 100-400mm L @ 400mm. Almost dusk and was very overcast (started to rain as I took the last shot), so I used a 580 on camera flash with a better beamer. I am a total noob when it comes to flash since I never use it and haven't yet learned. I think these were overexposed and so I had to try and fix it with DPP. Constructive advice welcome. Thanks. :)
Thank you for your kind words... 

They're beautiful images Serendipity!  If they were all overexposed, you pulled them back in pretty well in DPP.  #2 still shows some overexposure, the others pulled back nicely.  I think you may find that you could get substantially better results pulling exposure back in LR4 or LR5.  There are a few more options to do so with.  Not just exposure, but you can use the slider or the brush for highlights, whites or exposure... Just my opinion, I use both but use dpp very little the last 3 years. 

If you decide to purchase LR, there are some excellent tutorials online either at the adobe website or scott kelby training vids... both great resources.  You can learn LR quite fast... it's not nearly as much a learning curve as CS5 or CS6 which are also excellent in concert with LR...

Great job on these ones, those are the money shots!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on May 06, 2013, 01:58:33 AM
Krob78, Mr. Otter, Barrfly, digital paradise and all you other photogs....very beautiful and inspiring shots. Looking at your work keeps me interested in pursuing this hobby and trying to make photographs like you can :)

Some I took at dusk today in my yard. This young heron has been coming around for about a month when I feed the fish in the canal, but he was never able to catch a fish in several dozen tries....until now. This tilapia was large and it took him several minutes to finally swallow. :P

Taken with a 7D and 100-400mm L @ 400mm. Almost dusk and was very overcast (started to rain as I took the last shot), so I used a 580 on camera flash with a better beamer. I am a total noob when it comes to flash since I never use it and haven't yet learned. I think these were overexposed and so I had to try and fix it with DPP. Constructive advice welcome. Thanks. :)
Must feel really strange having a fish flopping around in your belly...  ???
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on May 06, 2013, 04:24:19 AM
Thanks Ken for your helpful critique and advice. I hopefully will get LR4 or 5 soon and learn how to do better PP. I guess I was too close to that cardinal with 400mm and should have zoomed out a little. My wife said exactly the same thing when I showed her the photo ("I want to see his feet"). ;D
That tilapia has very sharp dorsal spines. The heron was extremely slow and careful to swallow it head first. I was thinking there goes his stomach. :o
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rienzphotoz on May 06, 2013, 11:51:06 AM
Keel-billed Toucan, Belize:

(http://25.media.tumblr.com/a33be2e250561fb4276cd32ece777c57/tumblr_mmc8cjW8y71qzlkono1_1280.jpg)
Beautiful colors and great capture
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: IslanderMV on May 06, 2013, 12:24:33 PM
Gull catching lunch - Martha's Vineyard
60D and 100-400mm at 400mm f5.5 ISO 125
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: altenae on May 06, 2013, 04:02:39 PM
Click on image for full size

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_6272.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=643)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_3804.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=646)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_4196.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=639)

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Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Click on May 06, 2013, 05:15:02 PM
Good job on those ones altenae. Lovely pictures.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Don Haines on May 06, 2013, 09:53:18 PM
Does anyone know what type of bird this one is? The photo was taken in eastern Ontario, Canada, on the edge of a marsh. I tried to ID it with a couple of bird books and just got confused....

Thanks!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Rockets95 on May 06, 2013, 10:05:28 PM
Does anyone know what type of bird this one is? The photo was taken in eastern Ontario, Canada, on the edge of a marsh. I tried to ID it with a couple of bird books and just got confused....

Thanks!

Looks like a Yellow Warbler. If it has orange streaks on it's chest and belly, it's a male. If not, it's a female.

Nice shot!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Don Haines on May 06, 2013, 10:28:34 PM
Does anyone know what type of bird this one is? The photo was taken in eastern Ontario, Canada, on the edge of a marsh. I tried to ID it with a couple of bird books and just got confused....

Thanks!

Looks like a Yellow Warbler. If it has orange streaks on it's chest and belly, it's a male. If not, it's a female.

Nice shot!

Thanks for the ID... I rechecked by bird books and it looks like you are right. The shot was with a 60D, 100 percent cropped, 70-200 at 200mm, from a canoe.. I can only say good things about IS.....
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on May 07, 2013, 02:50:22 AM
Some more from today. 7D, 100-400L @ 400mm.
 
Moorhen showing off her plumage.
Brazilian cardinal model will work for bread crumbs, but they have no feet ;D
Wasted half a loaf of bread (the fish enjoyed it) and this heron still couldn't catch any fish in over 100 attempts :P
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on May 07, 2013, 05:29:58 AM
The hungry heron and the cardinal (who does have feet) ;D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on May 07, 2013, 05:50:29 PM
The hungry heron and the cardinal (who does have feet) ;D
Nice feet on the Cardinal!  Good image of him with his bounty!  The feet turn out to mostly be a "must have", unless you're doing a head study or a 3/4 portrait of a bird.. I lost a local photo contest about 10 years ago, one of the judges told me that the only reason I lost was I didn't have the bird's feet in the photo... Crappiest part about that was, I cropped them out of the original!  Occasionally it'll still happen, not too often though!  I learned that lesson quickly!  ;)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on May 07, 2013, 05:51:36 PM
Click on image for full size

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_6272.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=643)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_3804.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=646)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_4196.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=639)

More on :
http://www.wildlife-photos.net (http://www.wildlife-photos.net)
http://www.birdpix.nl/album_search.php?search_type=pic_username&search=Edward+van+Altena (http://www.birdpix.nl/album_search.php?search_type=pic_username&search=Edward+van+Altena)
Three excellent images!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on May 07, 2013, 06:59:16 PM
The hungry heron and the cardinal (who does have feet) ;D
Nice feet on the Cardinal!  Good image of him with his bounty!  The feet turn out to mostly be a "must have", unless you're doing a head study or a 3/4 portrait of a bird.. I lost a local photo contest about 10 years ago, one of the judges told me that the only reason I lost was I didn't have the bird's feet in the photo... Crappiest part about that was, I cropped them out of the original!  Occasionally it'll still happen, not too often though!  I learned that lesson quickly!  ;)

Thanks Ken. I'm learning a lot from you and others here on CR. That cardinal grabs the bread and flies off very quickly. Some shots are OOF or just gets his head, etc. I still want to learn how to do BIF. Ducks sometime fly low and fast over my house and @400mm, I can't find or track them before they are gone. What settings would you put on a 7D to capture BIF? Thanks again for all your comments.
Cheers :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on May 07, 2013, 10:47:09 PM
The hungry heron and the cardinal (who does have feet) ;D
Nice feet on the Cardinal!  Good image of him with his bounty!  The feet turn out to mostly be a "must have", unless you're doing a head study or a 3/4 portrait of a bird.. I lost a local photo contest about 10 years ago, one of the judges told me that the only reason I lost was I didn't have the bird's feet in the photo... Crappiest part about that was, I cropped them out of the original!  Occasionally it'll still happen, not too often though!  I learned that lesson quickly!  ;)

Thanks Ken. I'm learning a lot from you and others here on CR. That cardinal grabs the bread and flies off very quickly. Some shots are OOF or just gets his head, etc. I still want to learn how to do BIF. Ducks sometime fly low and fast over my house and @400mm, I can't find or track them before they are gone. What settings would you put on a 7D to capture BIF? Thanks again for all your comments.
Cheers :)
You're welcome.  Truly the key to catching a lot of great BIF images with the 7d is it's great AF system.  It's not as good as the 5d3 AF system, it's very good though, many thought it to be ground breaking at the time, I was one of them...

Try the AF Expansion mode, it works pretty good to start on as you increase your skill and technique.  Within the menu you can further extrapolate the AF system features.  You can do this in Custom Function III menu.  When you push the menu button on, it will be the next to the last menu to the far right, next to the green star.

From there, go down to C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive.  After that, I begin right at menu 1; AI Servo Tracking Sensitivity. 
I choose to the mark in between slow and the middle.  You will probably have better luck picking "Slow".  (This doesn't mean that it's slow to pick up the subject your tracking, it means it holds on to it better once it's locked AF and surrounding items won't distract it as much)

Using your rear wheel, the next menu is #2; AI Servo 1st/2nd image priority.   Pick #0, AF Priority/Tracking priority

Next menu, #3; AI Servo Tracking method.  Pick #1, Continuous AF track priority

Next menu #4; Lens drive when AF impossible.  I choose #0, Focus search on.

Next menu #6; Select AF area Select mode.  Check or enable all of them.  You may find that the "spot" AF is off, the little square with a smaller square inside of it, make sure that's checked on, it'll help you with birds in trees behind branches, etc...

Next menu #7; Manual AF pt. Select pattern.  I choose #0, Stops at AF area edges.

#8; VF display illumination.  I pick #0, Auto.

Menu #9; Display all AF points.  I choose #0, Disable

Menu #10; Focus display in AI Servo/MF.  I choose #0, Enable

Menu #11; AF-assist beam firing.  I choose #0, Enable

Menu# 12; Orientation linked AF point.  That's up to you, I select #1, Different AF points.  Personal taste nothing to                     do with BIF...

Menu#13 Mirror lock up, well no I keep that disabled of course unless I'm shooting the moon or lightening or whatever, not for anything else..

Hope that helps with some of your settings for BIF captures with your 7D.  Additionally, depending on your glass, you may want to make sure you have the lens in IS mode II for panning...   Get in the habit of looking for birds that are flying toward you...

In the beginning, just shoot the freaking birds, don't worry if it's their arse, their face, or whatever.  Just keep shooting them and practice keeping your focus as much as possible.  It takes a lot of practice, especially handheld... Learn to adjust your 100-400mm while the bird is on wing... backing off a bit as they get too close so you keep the whole bird in the VF. 

It really does take a lot of practice.  After you get pretty good at getting the images sharp, take a vow not to shoot bird arse anymore.  Even back in my F1 and AE1 film days, I wasted a lot of film on bird butts... With digitial, it's okay, do it for practicing technique.  Like I said, just work on form and getting the bird sharp.  Practice with larger birds like GBH, they fly relatively slow and are gorgeous...

As you improve, I found that I got cleaner, sharper images moving out of AF Expansion mode and more often into Single Point AF mode.  That's me though, I'm certain it's not everyone's experience but I like to work on trying to keep my AF point on or close to their eye or head as much as possible.  Please don't think you can't get clean, sharp images with AF Expansion, you most certainly can.  I just the single point a tad more, although it takes much more effort and often times fewer keepers...

Good luck, let me know what you think of those settings if you decide to try them out...

All the best,
Ken

Oh, I keep my shutter speed fairly high for BIF my F/stop large and my ISO fairly high on the 7D.  You may have good luck starting out in TV with a shutter speed of 1/800th to 1/2500th depending on time of day, with your iso set to Auto or 200-400 iso... it'll likely be a little hit and miss, but TV mode is a great place to start for BIF, unless you've already mastered manual mode... Then run with that.  I shoot mostly in manual.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on May 08, 2013, 01:51:18 AM
Thanks Ken. Looking forward to trying your advice.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on May 08, 2013, 02:17:30 PM
Click on image for full size

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Fabulously sharp and great colours,  I assume you had plenty of light. Would you mind sharing the EXIF data and which equipment you used please?
Cheers Brian
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: altenae on May 08, 2013, 02:44:47 PM
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Fabulously sharp and great colours,  I assume you had plenty of light. Would you mind sharing the EXIF data and which equipment you used please?
Cheers Brian

If you click on the image it will open the images on my website.
All exif information is underneath the image.

Greetings ,

Edward.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Don Haines on May 08, 2013, 11:19:47 PM
A Common Tern landing. This is a resize from the full frame, 60D, ISO200, 1/500 sec, and 400mm at F5.6, shot from a moving canoe..... This was the last frame in a burst before the buffer filled..... my timing was off, but I got lucky.

I'm getting better at this, still have LOTS to learn, and I am enjoying the process.

I would like to thank the members of this forum for all the fantastic advice I have gotten, and the inspiration from seeing pictures from those so much better than myself.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on May 09, 2013, 04:21:36 AM
Don...what a wonderful photo! Perfect timing and I really like the bird's expression. Keep posting :)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on May 09, 2013, 12:20:04 PM
A Common Tern landing. This is a resize from the full frame, 60D, ISO200, 1/500 sec, and 400mm at F5.6, shot from a moving canoe..... This was the last frame in a burst before the buffer filled..... my timing was off, but I got lucky.

I'm getting better at this, still have LOTS to learn, and I am enjoying the process.

I would like to thank the members of this forum for all the fantastic advice I have gotten, and the inspiration from seeing pictures from those so much better than myself.
That's a great image Don!  I love bird images with their wings in that "cloak" position!  Great job! ;D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jrista on May 09, 2013, 02:11:43 PM
A Common Tern landing. This is a resize from the full frame, 60D, ISO200, 1/500 sec, and 400mm at F5.6, shot from a moving canoe..... This was the last frame in a burst before the buffer filled..... my timing was off, but I got lucky.

I'm getting better at this, still have LOTS to learn, and I am enjoying the process.

I would like to thank the members of this forum for all the fantastic advice I have gotten, and the inspiration from seeing pictures from those so much better than myself.
That's a great image Don!  I love bird images with their wings in that "cloak" position!  Great job! ;D

Agreed, wonderful shot, Don! I love that he's in the middle of calling as well.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jrista on May 09, 2013, 02:13:26 PM
Willets, Western variety, at Cherry Creek State Park:

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-2-of-8.jpg?w=750)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-4-of-8.jpg?w=750)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-5-of-8.jpg?w=750)
(See more full size images at my site (http://jonrista.com/2013/05/08/will-it-be-willets/))
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Click on May 09, 2013, 02:25:27 PM
Willets, Western variety, at Cherry Creek State Park:

Very nice shots. I really like the first one.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: magical on May 09, 2013, 03:12:18 PM
(http://www.homerjsimpson.net/birding/red-winged-blackbird.jpg)

Red-Winged Blackbird, taken with my 7d/600mm f6.3 - 1/800 iso 160

I didn't crop the image at all just re-sized.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: magical on May 09, 2013, 03:28:57 PM
(http://www.homerjsimpson.net/images/ducks.jpg)

I believe these are Golden-Eyes, but unsure. Used my wife's shoulder as my monopod. Taken with 5d2 w/600mm.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jrista on May 09, 2013, 03:33:39 PM
(http://www.homerjsimpson.net/images/ducks.jpg)

I believe these are Golden-Eyes, but unsure. Used my wife's shoulder as my monopod. Taken with 5d2 w/600mm.

Yes, female Common Goldeneye. Nice little brood she's got there...six strong?
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on May 09, 2013, 05:11:46 PM
Willets, Western variety, at Cherry Creek State Park:

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-2-of-8.jpg?w=750)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-4-of-8.jpg?w=750)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-5-of-8.jpg?w=750)
(See more full size images at my site (http://jonrista.com/2013/05/08/will-it-be-willets/))
I see your still having issues getting nice images with that 7D Jon!   ;)  Seriously, very nice!  Thanks for posting!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on May 09, 2013, 05:12:56 PM
(http://www.homerjsimpson.net/images/ducks.jpg)

I believe these are Golden-Eyes, but unsure. Used my wife's shoulder as my monopod. Taken with 5d2 w/600mm.

Yes, female Common Goldeneye. Nice little brood she's got there...six strong?
Actually, she may be considered a Bi-pod, no?  Seems to work pretty well for you!  Nice image!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on May 09, 2013, 05:13:52 PM
(http://www.homerjsimpson.net/birding/red-winged-blackbird.jpg)

Red-Winged Blackbird, taken with my 7d/600mm f6.3 - 1/800 iso 160

I didn't crop the image at all just re-sized.
Nice image Magical, good exposure and nice and sharp!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jrista on May 09, 2013, 05:21:59 PM
Willets, Western variety, at Cherry Creek State Park:

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-2-of-8.jpg?w=750)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-4-of-8.jpg?w=750)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-5-of-8.jpg?w=750)
(See more full size images at my site (http://jonrista.com/2013/05/08/will-it-be-willets/))
I see your still having issues getting nice images with that 7D Jon!   ;)  Seriously, very nice!  Thanks for posting!

Ah, this was a better day. My lens is still soft...dropped it again after getting it back, so its softish (i.e. I can't resolve feather barbs anymore, regardless of the distance to the bird...where as before the drop I could.) Scaled down, and carefully processed with LR, Nik, and Topaz, I can extract every ounce of quality possible from them though. I just can't get razor sharp shots, which bugs me every time I go out.

Plus...I got these after spending about 30 minutes acting like a bush. ;) Continuing from the debate with RLPhoto...I was wearing camo, had LensCoat RealTree HD on my tripod, Jobu Pro 2 gimbal, and a LensCoat RealTree raincoat on my lens. The birds moved down shore, both directions, when I scooted up. Took a while before they were satisfied that I was just some kind of odd-looking dead bush, and were willing to get close. About another hour after that, they were comfortable enough to allow me to inch closer and closer. Most of these shots are near MFD...so, about five to eight feet out, maybe ten at the most.

Still...If I had a BETTER TOOL, I wouldn't have had to wait at all...I could have set up shop at a distance the birds were more comfortable with, and started getting good shots right off the bat! Wow, imagine that! :D  ::)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jrista on May 09, 2013, 05:22:43 PM
(http://www.homerjsimpson.net/birding/red-winged-blackbird.jpg)

Red-Winged Blackbird, taken with my 7d/600mm f6.3 - 1/800 iso 160

I didn't crop the image at all just re-sized.

Nice and sharp, Magical! Love the detail there. Not often you see a blackbird of any kind photographed with care (guess they are too "common and boring" for most people.)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on May 09, 2013, 05:35:17 PM
Willets, Western variety, at Cherry Creek State Park:

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-2-of-8.jpg?w=750)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-4-of-8.jpg?w=750)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-5-of-8.jpg?w=750)
(See more full size images at my site (http://jonrista.com/2013/05/08/will-it-be-willets/))
I see your still having issues getting nice images with that 7D Jon!   ;)  Seriously, very nice!  Thanks for posting!

Ah, this was a better day. My lens is still soft...dropped it again after getting it back, so its softish (i.e. I can't resolve feather barbs anymore, regardless of the distance to the bird...where as before the drop I could.) Scaled down, and carefully processed with LR, Nik, and Topaz, I can extract every ounce of quality possible from them though. I just can't get razor sharp shots, which bugs me every time I go out.

Plus...I got these after spending about 30 minutes acting like a bush. ;) Continuing from the debate with RLPhoto...I was wearing camo, had LensCoat RealTree HD on my tripod, Jobu Pro 2 gimbal, and a LensCoat RealTree raincoat on my lens. The birds moved down shore, both directions, when I scooted up. Took a while before they were satisfied that I was just some kind of odd-looking dead bush, and were willing to get close. About another hour after that, they were comfortable enough to allow me to inch closer and closer. Most of these shots are near MFD...so, about five to eight feet out, maybe ten at the most.

Still...If I had a BETTER TOOL, I wouldn't have had to wait at all...I could have set up shop at a distance the birds were more comfortable with, and started getting good shots right off the bat! Wow, imagine that! :D  ::)
Well, it would have been more convenient wouldn't it! LOL!   Just jesting of course with regard to the images, throwing back to someone's ridiculous remark that 7D is a crappy camera, still irks me!  Every time I see good or great 7D images I have to smile!   ;D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jrista on May 09, 2013, 05:52:11 PM
Ah, this was a better day. My lens is still soft...dropped it again after getting it back, so its softish (i.e. I can't resolve feather barbs anymore, regardless of the distance to the bird...where as before the drop I could.) Scaled down, and carefully processed with LR, Nik, and Topaz, I can extract every ounce of quality possible from them though. I just can't get razor sharp shots, which bugs me every time I go out.

Plus...I got these after spending about 30 minutes acting like a bush. ;) Continuing from the debate with RLPhoto...I was wearing camo, had LensCoat RealTree HD on my tripod, Jobu Pro 2 gimbal, and a LensCoat RealTree raincoat on my lens. The birds moved down shore, both directions, when I scooted up. Took a while before they were satisfied that I was just some kind of odd-looking dead bush, and were willing to get close. About another hour after that, they were comfortable enough to allow me to inch closer and closer. Most of these shots are near MFD...so, about five to eight feet out, maybe ten at the most.

Still...If I had a BETTER TOOL, I wouldn't have had to wait at all...I could have set up shop at a distance the birds were more comfortable with, and started getting good shots right off the bat! Wow, imagine that! :D  ::)
Well, it would have been more convenient wouldn't it! LOL!   Just jesting of course with regard to the images, throwing back to someone's ridiculous remark that 7D is a crappy camera, still irks me!  Every time I see good or great 7D images I have to smile!   ;D

Aye, the 7D is a great tool. Takes skill to use it right, but it can get some great shots. Certainly not as convenient as the 5D III or 1D X with a 600mm or 800mm lens and a teleconverter (or even a 7D with either of those lenses). It also requires you to be a little less respectful of birds and wildlife, as you have to get closer to get similar quality. The key with the 7D is to use as many pixels as possible. Fill the frame, and noise drops, detail improves. Definitely NOT a crappy camera. ;)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on May 09, 2013, 06:02:23 PM
Ah, this was a better day. My lens is still soft...dropped it again after getting it back, so its softish (i.e. I can't resolve feather barbs anymore, regardless of the distance to the bird...where as before the drop I could.) Scaled down, and carefully processed with LR, Nik, and Topaz, I can extract every ounce of quality possible from them though. I just can't get razor sharp shots, which bugs me every time I go out.

Plus...I got these after spending about 30 minutes acting like a bush. ;) Continuing from the debate with RLPhoto...I was wearing camo, had LensCoat RealTree HD on my tripod, Jobu Pro 2 gimbal, and a LensCoat RealTree raincoat on my lens. The birds moved down shore, both directions, when I scooted up. Took a while before they were satisfied that I was just some kind of odd-looking dead bush, and were willing to get close. About another hour after that, they were comfortable enough to allow me to inch closer and closer. Most of these shots are near MFD...so, about five to eight feet out, maybe ten at the most.

Still...If I had a BETTER TOOL, I wouldn't have had to wait at all...I could have set up shop at a distance the birds were more comfortable with, and started getting good shots right off the bat! Wow, imagine that! :D  ::)
Well, it would have been more convenient wouldn't it! LOL!   Just jesting of course with regard to the images, throwing back to someone's ridiculous remark that 7D is a crappy camera, still irks me!  Every time I see good or great 7D images I have to smile!   ;D

Aye, the 7D is a great tool. Takes skill to use it right, but it can get some great shots. Certainly not as convenient as the 5D III or 1D X with a 600mm or 800mm lens and a teleconverter (or even a 7D with either of those lenses). It also requires you to be a little less respectful of birds and wildlife, as you have to get closer to get similar quality. The key with the 7D is to use as many pixels as possible. Fill the frame, and noise drops, detail improves. Definitely NOT a crappy camera. ;)
Agreed, I love mine but I never imagined I'd be grabbing the 5d3 so much more than the 7d for my wildlife shots.  I really expected to use it primarily for portraiture as the 7d just isn't as good for that, with regard to location shoots, IMO...

I still love my 7d but if you were to ask it, it would probably tell you I don't! :D
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Don Haines on May 09, 2013, 06:49:46 PM
(http://www.homerjsimpson.net/birding/red-winged-blackbird.jpg)

Red-Winged Blackbird, taken with my 7d/600mm f6.3 - 1/800 iso 160

I didn't crop the image at all just re-sized.

WOW!
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on May 09, 2013, 07:09:52 PM
Willets, Western variety, at Cherry Creek State Park:

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-2-of-8.jpg?w=750)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-4-of-8.jpg?w=750)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-5-of-8.jpg?w=750)
(See more full size images at my site (http://jonrista.com/2013/05/08/will-it-be-willets/))

Will it be Willets?  Yes ;D
Really great shots and worth what you had to endure 8)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: jrista on May 09, 2013, 07:15:12 PM
Willets, Western variety, at Cherry Creek State Park:

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-2-of-8.jpg?w=750)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-4-of-8.jpg?w=750)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-5-of-8.jpg?w=750)
(See more full size images at my site (http://jonrista.com/2013/05/08/will-it-be-willets/))

Will it be Willets?  Yes ;D
Really great shots and worth what you had to endure 8)

YES, Willets indeed! :D Thanks for viewing.

As it turns out, I found a slightly easier way out onto those shores. Its through thickets and brambles, and grasslands covered in about an inch of water...but, there is far less chance of permanently losing a shoe to sucking mud. ;)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: serendipidy on May 09, 2013, 07:30:19 PM
jrista.....by the power not vested in me, you are hearby awarded the photographers Purple Star for injuries sustained in the line of duty ;D

-edit-

I think this would make a cool thread..."What I had to go through to get the shot"
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: Krob78 on May 11, 2013, 01:03:39 AM
jrista.....by the power not vested in me, you are hearby awarded the photographers Purple Star for injuries sustained in the line of duty ;D

-edit-

I think this would make a cool thread..."What I had to go through to get the shot"
I would like to wade and make my way through all that stuff to get the shot but I'm always worried about these...

I saw one grab a huge Great Blue Heron a few weeks back and in one fell swoop, it was gone! 
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: rpt on May 11, 2013, 03:21:38 AM
jrista.....by the power not vested in me, you are hearby awarded the photographers Purple Star for injuries sustained in the line of duty ;D

-edit-

I think this would make a cool thread..."What I had to go through to get the shot"
I would like to wade and make my way through all that stuff to get the shot but I'm always worried about these...

I saw one grab a huge Great Blue Heron a few weeks back and in one fell swoop, it was gone!
Wow! Thankfully none of those kind of creatures were at the lake that I went to :)

I guess the 100-400 helps ;)
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on May 11, 2013, 06:01:24 AM
Just the thrush from our garden who chose to build her nest in the shed, at head level, directly across from the shed door.
She's sat on 4 eggs at least. Unfortunately there's not too much light there, so this was taken at
ISO 25600.
Cheers Brian
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on May 11, 2013, 06:15:56 AM
jrista.....by the power not vested in me, you are hearby awarded the photographers Purple Star for injuries sustained in the line of duty ;D

-edit-

I think this would make a cool thread..."What I had to go through to get the shot"
I would like to wade and make my way through all that stuff to get the shot but I'm always worried about these...

I saw one grab a huge Great Blue Heron a few weeks back and in one fell swoop, it was gone!
Make sure you take a macro Ken, then you can get some real close up shots...........Apparently you just need to stare them down. I've heard.
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on May 11, 2013, 06:19:09 AM
Willets, Western variety, at Cherry Creek State Park:

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-2-of-8.jpg?w=750)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-4-of-8.jpg?w=750)

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/will-it-be-willets-5-of-8.jpg?w=750)
(See more full size images at my site (http://jonrista.com/2013/05/08/will-it-be-willets/))
Great shots, I think the first two really do it for me. I think its the colours that I like, and thats spoilt a bit by the sand at the bottom of the third one.  But please don't take that as criticism.
Cheers Brian
Title: Re: Show your Bird Portraits
Post by: bjd on May 11, 2013, 06:21:10 AM