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Title: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on January 26, 2014, 12:33:02 AM
I'll go first....:)
(http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Wildlife/Bird-In-Flight/i-3ZhHGsX/0/X3/_X7U9089-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Cog on January 26, 2014, 01:12:03 PM
Some most recent BIF photos:
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3765/11602520314_92769c23a1_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/11602520314/lightbox/)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5519/12142448494_57056d4469_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/12142448494/lightbox/)

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3670/12143690464_58b66862dc_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/12143690464/lightbox/)
5Dm3 + 100-400L
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: drjlo on January 26, 2014, 01:55:22 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8020/7470663588_2bc18ceb08_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/drjlo1/7470663588/)
Omen (http://www.flickr.com/photos/drjlo1/7470663588/#) by drjlo1 (http://www.flickr.com/people/drjlo1/), on Flickr
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: surapon on January 26, 2014, 02:02:39 PM
Yes, I am the 4 Th. One
Surapon
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Viper28 on January 26, 2014, 03:10:48 PM
Some Red Kites feeding in the rain  :(
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8255/8645153681_679485b671_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8245/8645153775_05e622fd50_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8532/8645153589_541ed2ca01_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8532/8646252734_a4f1657e4a_b.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: dpc on January 26, 2014, 03:24:54 PM
White pelicans flying over the South Saskatchewan River
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: dpc on January 26, 2014, 03:28:22 PM
More pelicans
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: dpc on January 26, 2014, 03:31:57 PM
1. Pelican landing on river
2. Canada goose landing on river
3. Herring gull landing on shed roof
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: dpc on January 26, 2014, 03:35:29 PM
1. Juvenile gull
2. Mixed flock of snow geese and speckled bellies rising from prairie pond
3. Geese flying past inland grain terminal
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: sulla on January 26, 2014, 04:26:17 PM
a buzzard
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: AlanF on January 26, 2014, 04:26:45 PM
Marsh Harrier, Dec 2013 5DIII 300mm f/2.8 II at 600mm, f/5.6 1/2500, iso 640 1000% crop
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Don Haines on January 26, 2014, 04:58:39 PM
1. Juvenile gull
2. Mixed flock of snow geese and speckled bellies rising from prairie pond
3. Geese flying past inland grain terminal
I'm sorry, but the last two images have to go..... The title is "BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY"..... That's BIRD. not BIRDS.. BIRD... singular.... one bird only... :)

Just kidding....

Beautiful pictures!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: zoliphoto on January 26, 2014, 05:00:48 PM
Hi guys,

Some from me...
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ooF Fighters on January 26, 2014, 06:16:08 PM
A Great Blue Heron- patching up the nest
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Cog on January 26, 2014, 06:21:01 PM
White pelicans flying over the South Saskatchewan River
Pelicans reminded me of the spring.
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7429/8730064186_582b74730d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/8730064186/lightbox/)

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7313/8728530449_11546c01cf_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/8728530449/lightbox/)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: amirosama on January 26, 2014, 06:42:50 PM
Oriental Honey Buzzard
5D3 | 500L II + 1.4 III | 1/1600s | F8 | ISO-500

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8247/8545283266_7c4f929493_b.jpg)
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8366/8541181811_d3c24cf398_b.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: hydrapenguin on January 26, 2014, 06:59:46 PM
Nothing fancy, just a seagull up in Saugatuck, MI
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on January 26, 2014, 07:12:12 PM
I'll go first....:)

Wonderful photos. Thanks for sharing guys :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candc on January 26, 2014, 07:21:59 PM
Wisconsin Eagles, they are everywhere around here now! We have a lot of them all year but in the winter when the northern ones come down it is a joy to see so many.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candc on January 26, 2014, 07:24:27 PM
nice tight banking shot
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ajfotofilmagem on January 26, 2014, 07:25:52 PM
Wisconsin Eagles, they are everywhere around here now! We have a lot of them all year but in the winter when the northern ones come down it is a joy to see so many.
Glad you have many of these wonderful animals out there. The abundance of predators is a sign that there is enough food (prey).
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candc on January 26, 2014, 07:26:05 PM
this one has the air brakes on
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candc on January 26, 2014, 07:29:10 PM
Wisconsin Eagles, they are everywhere around here now! We have a lot of them all year but in the winter when the northern ones come down it is a joy to see so many.
Glad you have many of these wonderful animals out there. The abundance of predators is a sign that there is enough food (prey).

they have made a huge comeback, they are sensitive to water quality and especially DDT which was banned. Now they are a common but extraordinary sight.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: wopbv4 on January 26, 2014, 07:29:28 PM
Bird approaching me, while I have sun in my back
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candc on January 26, 2014, 07:34:03 PM
Quote from: TeenTog
Nothing fancy, just a seagull up in Saugatuck, MI
[/quote

nice overhead shot
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on January 26, 2014, 07:39:15 PM
He kept it low and fast....
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ricochetx on January 26, 2014, 08:26:56 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2805/12001423536_7587ee92a6_b.jpg)

My first post here.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: wopbv4 on January 26, 2014, 11:46:35 PM
close to water
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Princecookie on January 27, 2014, 12:47:11 AM
My first post.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candyman on January 27, 2014, 01:04:46 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2805/12001423536_7587ee92a6_b.jpg)

My first post here.

Welcome
Great shot! Nice background
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: cervantes on January 27, 2014, 01:07:58 AM
Ok, here are some of mine. All taken with the 5D3 + 500L II
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: cervantes on January 27, 2014, 01:10:22 AM
And some more...
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: IslanderMV on January 27, 2014, 01:34:13 AM
Osprey - be glad you are not prey !
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: IslanderMV on January 27, 2014, 01:39:16 AM
Bringing lunch back to the nest.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Princecookie on January 27, 2014, 02:00:50 AM
Jamaica Bay, Queens NY
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Viper28 on January 27, 2014, 02:55:37 AM
Ok, here are some of mine. All taken with the 5D3 + 500L II

Really like the first two  :D
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candyman on January 27, 2014, 03:12:44 AM
Ok, here are some of mine. All taken with the 5D3 + 500L II

Really like the first two  :D

+1
The first one is excellent capture while flying towards you
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: CarlTN on January 27, 2014, 03:31:00 AM
Ok, here are some of mine. All taken with the 5D3 + 500L II

Love these!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: cervantes on January 27, 2014, 03:35:38 AM
Thanks Viper28, candyman and CarlTN!

@candyman: Yes it is quite incredible what the 5D3 auto focus is capable of when correctly configured.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: TrabimanUK on January 27, 2014, 05:24:13 AM

@candyman: Yes it is quite incredible what the 5D3 auto focus is capable of when correctly configured.

Yes, it is VERY impressive.  I had heard that the 5Diii is starting to become a pretty good wildlife camera, and many of the wildlife photographer of the year photos were taken on one.  So much so,  I am seroiusly considering upgrading to one, but have heard tat the autofocus can be a bit tricky.

Cervantes, could you please spill the beans on how one can configure the autofocus to get shots like this?

cheers,

Grant  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candyman on January 27, 2014, 05:46:13 AM
Cervantes, could you please spill the beans on how one can configure the autofocus to get shots like this?

cheers,

Grant  :)

yes, that would be nice
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: svg1974 on January 27, 2014, 05:53:53 AM
Young Norwegian Sea Eagle with his lunch:
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: cervantes on January 27, 2014, 08:04:06 AM
@TrabimanUK, candyman: Sure can - but this is gonna be a longer post. I also have to check on how I did it exactly on these shots that I posted.

I could probably create a new topic on how to configure the 5D3 for really fast action in a couple of days if some more people are interested.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Viper28 on January 27, 2014, 08:48:00 AM
A few more in better light this time: All 7D + 300/2.8L
#1
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2231/5800906825_b38a95250b_b.jpg)
#2
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3318/5801467630_1785686ee6_b.jpg)
#3
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5151/5801431652_800c80be93_b.jpg)
#4
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5021/5800913855_ab51dd5fc2_b.jpg)

The last one made the AF work hard!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ERHP on January 27, 2014, 09:08:02 AM
Some Red Kites feeding in the rain  :(
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8255/8645153681_679485b671_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8245/8645153775_05e622fd50_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8532/8645153589_541ed2ca01_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8532/8646252734_a4f1657e4a_b.jpg)

Awesome!  I've always found working in the rain to be much harder but the results when you can make it work are worth it.

Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ERHP on January 27, 2014, 09:37:20 AM
A Snow Goose looking for the perfect landing spot.  There were soo many, TBH, the hardest part was finding a single one doing anything. 

(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Salton-Sea-12JAN14/i-tSxbNgg/0/X2/SS1403-X2.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candyman on January 27, 2014, 09:39:04 AM
@TrabimanUK, candyman: Sure can - but this is gonna be a longer post. I also have to check on how I did it exactly on these shots that I posted.

I could probably create a new topic on how to configure the 5D3 for really fast action in a couple of days if some more people are interested.
Sure more people are interested. Thanks for your effort
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: gbchriste on January 27, 2014, 09:50:16 AM
Even though I'm primarily a portrait shooter, the birding threads here on CR have really ramped up my interest in bird photography.  Very timely thread here as yesterday I went out with the intent of trying to figure out how to capture BIF.  Granted my longest lens is the 70-200 2.8L II so not optimal.  But this waterside park has lots of waterfowl that are used to people so I thought I'd stand a decent chance of getting something of reasonable scale.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7405/12171882784_a7ce04bc0d_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/35097666@N02/12171882784/)
1.

I'm happy with this shot.  Sadly, I went through about 500 failed frames in order to get it.  I would really appreciate some advice on 5D III AF setup and technique for BIF photography.

Here are a couple more that are not necessarily the classical BIF shot that the OP might have envisioned by  they are BIF none the less.


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7431/12179960413_151a33903b_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/35097666@N02/12179960413/)
2.


(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3740/11898511734_eaa1a042e6_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/35097666@N02/11898511734/)
3.  (Previously posted in the other birding thread)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on January 27, 2014, 09:57:57 AM
A few more in better light this time: All 7D + 300/2.8L
#1
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2231/5800906825_b38a95250b_b.jpg)
#2
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3318/5801467630_1785686ee6_b.jpg)
#3
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5151/5801431652_800c80be93_b.jpg)
#4
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5021/5800913855_ab51dd5fc2_b.jpg)

The last one made the AF work hard!

Awesome shots Viper28  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Cog on January 27, 2014, 09:59:53 AM
Turkey vulture in flight:
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3704/9882237556_590de135f5_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/9882237556/lightbox/)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: TrabimanUK on January 27, 2014, 10:05:16 AM

I could probably create a new topic on how to configure the 5D3 for really fast action in a couple of days if some more people are interested.

Yes please Cervantes!  It would be useful for fast moving wildlife full stop.   :) 

I shoot animals more than birds, but always practice on birds as they move more quickly and more randomly, and am thining of upgrading from my current array of cameras, and the 5Diii is definitely becoming a camera of interest for me.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: gbchriste on January 27, 2014, 10:15:15 AM
@TrabimanUK, candyman: Sure can - but this is gonna be a longer post. I also have to check on how I did it exactly on these shots that I posted.

I could probably create a new topic on how to configure the 5D3 for really fast action in a couple of days if some more people are interested.

Yes please!!!  My main interest up until now is portraiture so I've been stuck in single shot, single AF point mode for a long time.  I've fiddled with AI Servo once or twice and been through Canon's AF guide but I still have no idea on where to start.  I fired off 500+ frames yesterday trying to get a decent BIF and came away with only about 5 keepers.  Most of the time I couldn't get the initial lock on.  I tried Case 1, 4, 5, and 6 in their default configuration.   
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on January 27, 2014, 10:32:43 AM
All taken with 7D and 100-400L at f/5.6.

Rough-legged Hawk
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/Rough-leggedHawk-9.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/Rough-leggedHawk-9.jpg.html)

Northern Harrier
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/NorthernHarrier-12.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/NorthernHarrier-12.jpg.html)

Merlin
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/Merlin-2.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/Merlin-2.jpg.html)

Golden Eagle
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/GoldenEagle-1.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/GoldenEagle-1.jpg.html)

Red-tailed Hawk
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/Red-tailedHawk-35.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/Red-tailedHawk-35.jpg.html)

Bald Eagle
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/BaldEagle-6.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/BaldEagle-6.jpg.html)

American Kestrel
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/American-Kestrel-33.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/American-Kestrel-33.jpg.html)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on January 27, 2014, 10:43:31 AM
I'll go first....:)

One after anothers, what are !!!WONDERFUL!!! photos gents ;D ;D ;D


Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on January 27, 2014, 10:50:04 AM
I'll go first....:)

One after anothers, what are !!!WONDERFUL!!! photos gents ;D ;D ;D

+1, Awesome shots in this thread.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: TrabimanUK on January 27, 2014, 10:56:54 AM
I'll go first....:)

One after anothers, what are !!!WONDERFUL!!! photos gents ;D ;D ;D

+1, Awesome shots in this thread.

+1!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: marv_b on January 27, 2014, 11:22:32 AM
ok my entries
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Pakneh on January 27, 2014, 11:40:32 AM
One of my first attempts at bird Photography. Had a Rebel T1i and a Canon 70-300 non L series lens.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: triggermike on January 27, 2014, 11:56:01 AM
Here goes one - Osprey in flight . . .
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: triggermike on January 27, 2014, 12:24:44 PM
OK, here's another one from November - Bald Eagle with a fresh catch!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on January 27, 2014, 12:28:40 PM
OK, here's another one from November - Bald Eagle with a fresh catch!

Great capture triggermike.

Can't wait to have one of these in my collection
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: neuroanatomist on January 27, 2014, 12:42:30 PM
Some great shots here!!

Here are a few of mine...

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3730/11259418074_7b6e2ba29e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/11259418074/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 1D X, EF 600mm f/4L IS II + EF 1.4x III Extender, 1/2500 s, f/8, ISO 640

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5482/11259419014_62b682d90d_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/11259419014/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 1D X, EF 600mm f/4L IS II + EF 1.4x III Extender, 1/2500 s, f/8, ISO 640

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7290/9068125668_63875d239e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/9068125668/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 1D X, EF 600mm f/4L IS II + EF 1.4x III Extender, 1/1250 s, f/6.3, ISO 200

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5347/8978575755_4a369d01df_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/8978575755/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 1D X, EF 600mm f/4L IS II + EF 1.4x III Extender, 1/1600 s, f/6.3, ISO 400

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3342/5829962514_d1bfb9f893_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/5829962514/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm, 1/1600 s, f/6.3, ISO 1600

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4154/5021065582_c5c08be40b_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/5021065582/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM @ 400mm, 1/1600 s, f/6.3, ISO 1000

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4147/4844161720_79b18e008e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/dr_brain/4844161720/in/set-72157624462563459/lightbox/)
EOS 7D, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L II IS USM + EF 1.4x II Extender @ 280mm, 1/2000 s, f/6.3, ISO 3200
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: mackguyver on January 27, 2014, 12:53:29 PM
I'll play :):

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Recent-Work/Recent/i-Bz49Z8s/0/L/_H2B3734_ID-L.jpg)

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Other/UntamedBeauty/i-kZQtJT9/0/XL/_MG_0828_DxO-XL.jpg)

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Other/UntamedBeauty/i-8p8hMSV/0/L/_MG_9996-L.jpg)

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Other/UntamedBeauty/i-3mcdmnW/0/L/_MG_2517_DxO-L.jpg)

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Other/UntamedBeauty/i-b4jJdFP/0/L/_MG_4288-L.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: triggermike on January 27, 2014, 12:56:13 PM
Dylan777 wrote, "Great capture triggermike.

Can't wait to have one of these in my collection"

Thank you! This was taken at the Conowingo Dam in Northern Maryland. If you ever get a chance to go there, I'm sure you'll get your wish!!!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: triggermike on January 27, 2014, 01:00:11 PM
Hey mackguyver, great exposure on that Great Egret (#1)!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on January 27, 2014, 01:01:07 PM
I'll play :):

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Recent-Work/Recent/i-Bz49Z8s/0/L/_H2B3734_ID-L.jpg)

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Other/UntamedBeauty/i-kZQtJT9/0/XL/_MG_0828_DxO-XL.jpg)

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Other/UntamedBeauty/i-8p8hMSV/0/L/_MG_9996-L.jpg)

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Other/UntamedBeauty/i-3mcdmnW/0/L/_MG_2517_DxO-L.jpg)

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Other/UntamedBeauty/i-b4jJdFP/0/L/_MG_4288-L.jpg)

What take you so long ;D

400mm on FF wasn't long enough...I'm waiting for my 4% reward credit from BH, so I can add 1.4x III TC to my 400mm f2.8 IS II. Any extra reach will help :)
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Post by: mackguyver on January 27, 2014, 01:14:29 PM
What take you so long ;D

400mm on FF wasn't long enough...I'm waiting for my 4% reward credit from BH, so I can add 1.4x III TC to my 400mm f2.8 IS II. Any extra reach will help :)
LOL - and I think you just need to get the 800 or 600 + 2x :).  Also, FYI, all of the shots above with the exception of the first one were taken at 400mm (5.6L lens) and the second shot was taken on a 5DII (the rest are on crop bodies).  The first shot is at 280mm (70-200+1.4x) on a 5DIII.

As for your 1.4x, spring mating season is coming up in a few months, so it should arrive just in time!
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Post by: Vern on January 27, 2014, 01:15:36 PM
Beautiful shots everyone. Here are a few taken w 1Dx and 600 II.
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Post by: triggermike on January 27, 2014, 01:21:45 PM
And some more . . .
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Post by: triggermike on January 27, 2014, 01:23:34 PM
One more - couldn't resist . . .
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Post by: PLP on January 27, 2014, 02:00:06 PM
Black Skimmers

7D, EF 100-400L
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Post by: triggermike on January 27, 2014, 02:03:57 PM
Black Skimmers

"X" Flyer! Cool!
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Post by: Click on January 27, 2014, 02:20:53 PM
Black Skimmers

7D, EF 100-400L


Very good timing on the first shot. Well done PLP.
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Post by: Dylan777 on January 27, 2014, 03:25:52 PM
Beautiful shots everyone. Here are a few taken w 1Dx and 600 II.

Awesome shots Vern. I really like the 2nd photo.
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Post by: Dylan777 on January 27, 2014, 03:27:38 PM
Clear for landing...
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Post by: Dylan777 on January 27, 2014, 03:29:43 PM
Mussel for lunch time...
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Post by: CarlTN on January 27, 2014, 03:50:08 PM
I'll play :):

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Recent-Work/Recent/i-Bz49Z8s/0/L/_H2B3734_ID-L.jpg)

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Other/UntamedBeauty/i-kZQtJT9/0/XL/_MG_0828_DxO-XL.jpg)

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Other/UntamedBeauty/i-8p8hMSV/0/L/_MG_9996-L.jpg)

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Other/UntamedBeauty/i-3mcdmnW/0/L/_MG_2517_DxO-L.jpg)

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Other/UntamedBeauty/i-b4jJdFP/0/L/_MG_4288-L.jpg)

All of these are great, but I especially like how the crest is kind of perked up as the egret is landing!
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Post by: mackguyver on January 27, 2014, 03:54:13 PM
Mussel for lunch time...
Great timing, Dylan, and the reflection is a nice touch. 

All of these are great, but I especially like how the crest is kind of perked up as the egret is landing!
Thanks, Carl, and if I remember, the Egret was taking off, but it is unusual to see the crest up like that. 

Here's another Osprey shot - this one soared right over my head :):
(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Other/UntamedBeauty/i-2Zz3mF2/0/L/_MG_2278_DxO-L.jpg)
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Post by: CarlTN on January 27, 2014, 03:57:19 PM
Mussel for lunch time...
Great timing, Dylan, and the reflection is a nice touch. 

All of these are great, but I especially like how the crest is kind of perked up as the egret is landing!
Thanks, Carl, and if I remember, the Egret was taking off, but it is unusual to see the crest up like that. 

Here's another Osprey shot - this one soared right over my head :):
(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Other/UntamedBeauty/i-2Zz3mF2/0/L/_MG_2278_DxO-L.jpg)

You're welcome, and that figures...I thought you were going to say that the egret was sweeping in to catch a fish or something...lol!

Nice osprey...where was that shot?
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Post by: mackguyver on January 27, 2014, 04:07:56 PM
You're welcome, and that figures...I thought you were going to say that the egret was sweeping in to catch a fish or something...lol!

Nice osprey...where was that shot?
Nope, just taking off, but I was happy with the shot - particularly how close to the water the feet are...and the osprey shot was taken in my usual haunt, St. Marks NWR down here in the Florida Panhandle.  She (I think) was perched on the lighthouse for a long time, but my patience paid off when she swooped down to hunt in the shallows and went right over my head.  I'm pretty sure the shot is either uncropped or just slightly cropped.  I have a 20"x30" print of it and the detail is really amazing. 
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Post by: CarlTN on January 27, 2014, 04:13:19 PM
You're welcome, and that figures...I thought you were going to say that the egret was sweeping in to catch a fish or something...lol!

Nice osprey...where was that shot?
Nope, just taking off, but I was happy with the shot - particularly how close to the water the feet are...and the osprey shot was taken in my usual haunt, St. Marks NWR down here in the Florida Panhandle.  She (I think) was perched on the lighthouse for a long time, but my patience paid off when she swooped down to hunt in the shallows and went right over my head.  I'm pretty sure the shot is either uncropped or just slightly cropped.  I have a 20"x30" print of it and the detail is really amazing.

That's fantastic, did you do the print yourself with an inkjet, or did you have it done?
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Post by: mackguyver on January 27, 2014, 04:15:35 PM
You're welcome, and that figures...I thought you were going to say that the egret was sweeping in to catch a fish or something...lol!

Nice osprey...where was that shot?
Nope, just taking off, but I was happy with the shot - particularly how close to the water the feet are...and the osprey shot was taken in my usual haunt, St. Marks NWR down here in the Florida Panhandle.  She (I think) was perched on the lighthouse for a long time, but my patience paid off when she swooped down to hunt in the shallows and went right over my head.  I'm pretty sure the shot is either uncropped or just slightly cropped.  I have a 20"x30" print of it and the detail is really amazing.

That's fantastic, did you do the print yourself with an inkjet, or did you have it done?
I had it done at Aspen Creek Photo, who I can highly recommend for prices and quality (they have sales every weekend).  I use them and Bay Photo for all of my personal and commercial work and have yet to be disappointed with either. 
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Post by: CarlTN on January 27, 2014, 04:39:10 PM
You're welcome, and that figures...I thought you were going to say that the egret was sweeping in to catch a fish or something...lol!

Nice osprey...where was that shot?
Nope, just taking off, but I was happy with the shot - particularly how close to the water the feet are...and the osprey shot was taken in my usual haunt, St. Marks NWR down here in the Florida Panhandle.  She (I think) was perched on the lighthouse for a long time, but my patience paid off when she swooped down to hunt in the shallows and went right over my head.  I'm pretty sure the shot is either uncropped or just slightly cropped.  I have a 20"x30" print of it and the detail is really amazing.

That's fantastic, did you do the print yourself with an inkjet, or did you have it done?
I had it done at Aspen Creek Photo, who I can highly recommend for prices and quality (they have sales every weekend).  I use them and Bay Photo for all of my personal and commercial work and have yet to be disappointed with either.

That's nice to know!  I've considered Bay Photo.  I got a coupon back before the holidays for Nations Photo Lab...got a fantastic deal on 16x20 metallic prints, so I ordered like 17 to display some of my work at a festival.  They're superb, and based on my experience I plan to use Nations Photo again.  I've also used a local lab, CPQ, and they're great too.

Did you let them do the final image prep, or did you give them a scaled image?  If so, was it at 300ppi?
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Post by: mackguyver on January 27, 2014, 04:46:55 PM
Did you let them do the final image prep, or did you give them a scaled image?  If so, was it at 300ppi?
I was a graphic artist in a former life, so I always do the final prep on my photos (resizing, color correction, etc.) and send the best quality file I can for printing.  I usually send 300dpi unless the lab recommends something else and usually print on matte or Pearl papers.  I've done some large canvases at 150dpi with great results, however as that media is less demanding.

Also, to avoid hijacking yet another thread (sorry Dylan), here's another BIF:
(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Other/UntamedBeauty/i-jcNb34m/0/L/_MG_2500-L.jpg)
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Post by: CarlTN on January 27, 2014, 04:49:04 PM
Did you let them do the final image prep, or did you give them a scaled image?  If so, was it at 300ppi?
I was a graphic artist in a former life, so I always do the final prep on my photos (resizing, color correction, etc.) and send the best quality file I can for printing.  I usually send 300dpi unless the lab recommends something else and usually print on matte or Pearl papers.  I've done some large canvases at 150dpi with great results, however as that media is less demanding.

Also, to avoid hijacking yet another thread (sorry Dylan), here's another BIF:
(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Other/UntamedBeauty/i-jcNb34m/0/L/_MG_2500-L.jpg)

Thanks, nice pelican!  Sorry about being a hijacker, I guess I'm doing it for the rewards in the afterlife!!
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Post by: Vern on January 27, 2014, 05:26:14 PM
A somewhat smaller bird. 5DMKIII, 300 2.8II w 25mm ext tube, 4 flash units set to 1/128 power, f11, 1/250.
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Post by: IslanderMV on January 27, 2014, 05:30:34 PM
First Photo is a Black Skimmer juvenile, learning how to "skim" the second is an Oystercatcher passing by.
Both birds are now nesting on Martha's Vineyard, MA.  Normally these birds nest further south.
Some think it is a sign of climate change.
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Post by: Viper28 on January 28, 2014, 03:49:16 AM
A somewhat smaller bird. 5DMKIII, 300 2.8II w 25mm ext tube, 4 flash units set to 1/128 power, f11, 1/250.

Superb shots - 4x flashes!  :o
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Post by: Viper28 on January 28, 2014, 03:50:35 AM
A couple of shots of Canada Geese
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4066/4452124402_98448bf907_b.jpg)

(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4039/4452123438_81f6bab9c5_b.jpg)
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Post by: candyman on January 28, 2014, 06:14:23 AM
A somewhat smaller bird. 5DMKIII, 300 2.8II w 25mm ext tube, 4 flash units set to 1/128 power, f11, 1/250.

Beautiful! What was your distance towards the subject when you took the photo?
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Post by: chauncey on January 28, 2014, 08:53:24 AM
some little ones...followed by some larger ones.         ;)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/hummers-a-pair.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/hummers-a-pair.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/hummers-a-pair2.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/hummers-a-pair2.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/20090623-379U9045-copy.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/20090623-379U9045-copy.jpg.html)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/5-egrets-flying-copy-2.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/5-egrets-flying-copy-2.jpg.html)

(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)

(http://i329.photobucket.com/albums/l383/chauncey43/rising-egret.jpg) (http://s329.photobucket.com/user/chauncey43/media/rising-egret.jpg.html)
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Post by: Vern on January 28, 2014, 09:23:04 AM
A somewhat smaller bird. 5DMKIII, 300 2.8II w 25mm ext tube, 4 flash units set to 1/128 power, f11, 1/250.

Beautiful! What was your distance towards the subject when you took the photo?

Here's a photo of the set-up. Looks like ca. 2-2.5 meters from image plane to the flower vase lure. I'll post another one with them at the flower.
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Post by: neuroanatomist on January 28, 2014, 09:26:08 AM
A somewhat smaller bird. 5DMKIII, 300 2.8II w 25mm ext tube, 4 flash units set to 1/128 power, f11, 1/250.

Superb shots - 4x flashes!  :o

That's often the best way to shoot hummingbirds and other superfast subjects.  With Speedlites, the flash tube has just one power level - on.  The flash intensity is controlled by the duration, so lower power settings mean a faster flash, down to a bit faster than 1/30,000 s at the lowest power setting (1/128 power).  But…at that low power, there's not much light so multiple flashes are often needed.
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Post by: Vern on January 28, 2014, 09:40:08 AM
Two more hummers: first one is w the flashes to stop wing motion w set-up described above; second is a natural shot w 600mm II + 1.4XTC + fill flash using better beamer and high-speed synch at 1/1000 and f8 - doesn't quite stop the wings. The first technique requires a lot of patience and sitting (the camera is manually focused on the lure and you just push the remote when a bird visits), while the second is dependent on rapid AF and framing a fast moving subject.
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Post by: mackguyver on January 28, 2014, 09:49:56 AM
Two more hummers: first one is w the flashes to stop wing motion w set-up described above; second is a natural shot w 600mm II + 1.4XTC + fill flash using better beamer and high-speed synch at 1/1000 and f8 - doesn't quite stop the wings. The first technique requires a lot of patience and sitting (the camera is manually focused on the lure and you just push the remote when a bird visits), while the second is dependent on rapid AF and framing a fast moving subject.
Great shots and very impressive to get so close to them.  I like the 2nd shot a bit better - I think the blurring shows the motion and gives the shot more feeling.  I'd be very happy to get either photo :)
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Post by: Dylan777 on January 28, 2014, 09:58:40 AM
Two more hummers: first one is w the flashes to stop wing motion w set-up described above; second is a natural shot w 600mm II + 1.4XTC + fill flash using better beamer and high-speed synch at 1/1000 and f8 - doesn't quite stop the wings. The first technique requires a lot of patience and sitting (the camera is manually focused on the lure and you just push the remote when a bird visits), while the second is dependent on rapid AF and framing a fast moving subject.
Great shots and very impressive to get so close to them.  I like the 2nd shot a bit better - I think the blurring shows the motion and gives the shot more feeling.  I'd be very happy to get either photo  :)

+1
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Post by: Vern on January 28, 2014, 10:00:22 AM
Two more hummers: first one is w the flashes to stop wing motion w set-up described above; second is a natural shot w 600mm II + 1.4XTC + fill flash using better beamer and high-speed synch at 1/1000 and f8 - doesn't quite stop the wings. The first technique requires a lot of patience and sitting (the camera is manually focused on the lure and you just push the remote when a bird visits), while the second is dependent on rapid AF and framing a fast moving subject.
Great shots and very impressive to get so close to them.  I like the 2nd shot a bit better - I think the blurring shows the motion and gives the shot more feeling.  I'd be very happy to get either photo :)

Thanks Mackguyver. I tend to like the more natural one better too and the technique is a little more engaging for the photographer. I just wish we had more than ruby throated hummers in NC - very jealous of the folks further west and south.
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Post by: candyman on January 28, 2014, 11:55:47 AM
A somewhat smaller bird. 5DMKIII, 300 2.8II w 25mm ext tube, 4 flash units set to 1/128 power, f11, 1/250.

Beautiful! What was your distance towards the subject when you took the photo?

Here's a photo of the set-up. Looks like ca. 2-2.5 meters from image plane to the flower vase lure. I'll post another one with them at the flower.


Thanks for sharing it.
You must put some effort to get a really good photo and it is worth it!
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Post by: bjd on January 28, 2014, 04:07:23 PM
Here's one.

A Sparrow trying to land.

Cheers Brian
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Post by: bjd on January 28, 2014, 04:10:12 PM

Here's another one.

Sparrow holding pattern....

Cheers Brian
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Post by: IslanderMV on January 28, 2014, 06:10:04 PM
Eider duck about to get crunched.
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Post by: Click on January 28, 2014, 06:32:46 PM
Two more hummers: first one is w the flashes to stop wing motion w set-up described above; second is a natural shot w 600mm II + 1.4XTC + fill flash using better beamer and high-speed synch at 1/1000 and f8 - doesn't quite stop the wings. The first technique requires a lot of patience and sitting (the camera is manually focused on the lure and you just push the remote when a bird visits), while the second is dependent on rapid AF and framing a fast moving subject.

Great shots Vern. I'm in love with the first one. Well done.
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Post by: djrocks66 on January 28, 2014, 08:13:59 PM
Canon 40D and 100-400mm
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Post by: Raptors on January 28, 2014, 08:42:05 PM
Rough Legged Hawk
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Post by: 2n10 on January 28, 2014, 08:47:19 PM
7D with 100-400L or 70-300

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/Herring-Gull-12.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/Herring-Gull-12.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/Ring-billedGull-72.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/Ring-billedGull-72.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/CaliforniaGull-124.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/CaliforniaGull-124.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/Rock-Pigeon-22.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/Rock-Pigeon-22.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/American-White-Pelican-52.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/American-White-Pelican-52.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/Black-billedMagpie18.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/Black-billedMagpie18.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/GreatEgret13.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/GreatEgret13.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/SnowyEgret13.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/SnowyEgret13.jpg.html)
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Post by: 2n10 on January 28, 2014, 08:57:09 PM
7D and 70-300

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/BeltedKingfisher7.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/BeltedKingfisher7.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/GreatBlueHeron8.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/GreatBlueHeron8.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/Black-neckedStilt15.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/Black-neckedStilt15.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/BankSwallow8.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/BankSwallow8.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/CommonNighthawk13.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/CommonNighthawk13.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/IMG_5975.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/IMG_5975.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/5-5-13719.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/5-5-13719.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/IMG_9835_dxo.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/IMG_9835_dxo.jpg.html)
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Post by: Cog on January 28, 2014, 09:55:28 PM
More gulls and geese:
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2842/10747912036_8bc6b27111_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/10747912036/lightbox/)

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5547/11159252576_eef9e77b8f_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/11159252576/lightbox/)
5DMiii + 100-400L
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Post by: Click on January 28, 2014, 10:13:20 PM
I really like the Canada Geese picture. It seems to be in 3D.  Nicely done Cog.
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Post by: Cog on January 28, 2014, 10:18:35 PM
I really like the Canada Geese picture. It seems to be in 3D.  Nicely done Cog.
Thank you, Click!
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Post by: chauncey on January 28, 2014, 10:20:56 PM
It would be interesting if we were to know how many pixels that we were looking at.
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Post by: Cog on January 28, 2014, 10:42:47 PM
It would be interesting if we were to know how many pixels that we were looking at.
My gull is a crop to 4545x3030 resized to 1800x1200.
The geese is cropped to 4307x2872 and then resized to 1800x1200.
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Post by: Pugshot on January 28, 2014, 10:53:15 PM
Here are some ring-billed gulls in flight.
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Post by: Matt Shelton on January 29, 2014, 12:17:14 AM
Hello there! Browsing this post compelled me to join this forum!  Wonderful captures here, folks.  Here are a few of mine.  All were shot with a 5DIII + 70-200 2.8 IS II + 1.4x
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on January 29, 2014, 10:22:06 AM
Hello there! Browsing this post compelled me to join this forum!  Wonderful captures here, folks.  Here are a few of mine.  All were shot with a 5DIII + 70-200 2.8 IS II + 1.4x

Welcome to CR Matt :)

Thanks for sharing
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Cog on January 29, 2014, 10:53:56 AM
A couple of mallard ducks:
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5519/12142448494_57056d4469_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/12142448494/lightbox/)
5DMiii + 100-400L, crop 4525x3017, resize 1800x1200.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: yellowkamper on January 29, 2014, 11:37:42 AM
Canon 400mm f5.6
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on January 29, 2014, 12:21:30 PM
Hello there! Browsing this post compelled me to join this forum!  Wonderful captures here, folks.  Here are a few of mine.  All were shot with a 5DIII + 70-200 2.8 IS II + 1.4x


Very nice series. ...and Welcome to CR Matt.  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on January 29, 2014, 12:22:57 PM
Canon 400mm f5.6


Great shot yellowkamper. Well done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: DominoDude on January 29, 2014, 12:53:19 PM
While I'm sitting amazed looking at all your shots, I have to toss a few of my BIFs into the mix.
1) Terns
http://flic.kr/p/f3Vw6F (http://flic.kr/p/f3Vw6F)

2) Terns in mid-air combat
http://flic.kr/p/f3HSbW (http://flic.kr/p/f3HSbW)

3) Red Kite - Milvus milvus
http://flic.kr/p/eD7eJt (http://flic.kr/p/eD7eJt)


*growls* Bleh! That didn't turn out as I expected. :( Was expecting my shots to show up nicely in the post, and not just be text links. Oh, well... You'll manage to watch them.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candyman on January 29, 2014, 01:18:51 PM
Canon 400mm f5.6


Wow, fantastic shot!

Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: IslanderMV on January 30, 2014, 03:07:37 PM
Hello there! Browsing this post compelled me to join this forum!  Wonderful captures here, folks.  Here are a few of mine.  All were shot with a 5DIII + 70-200 2.8 IS II + 1.4x

Great action shot ( bird and fish ) !
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ftico on January 30, 2014, 08:36:27 PM
Rough Legged Hawk

Fantastic! I just saw and shot some pics at my first roughie a few days ago... gorgeous bird.

Here are a couple of BIF pics.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ftico on January 30, 2014, 08:39:55 PM
And a couple more (most with 70D or T2i and 400mm 5.6L).
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Cog on January 31, 2014, 09:46:15 PM
More Canada geese:
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7422/11156369306_c31ae93cc9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/11156369306/lightbox/)

Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: rpt on January 31, 2014, 11:41:02 PM
Canon 400mm f5.6
Wow! How did you take this one? Was he going at you?
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on February 01, 2014, 09:23:34 AM
And a couple more (most with 70D or T2i and 400mm 5.6L).

Very nice shot. I especially like the first one. Well done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ftico on February 01, 2014, 09:50:06 AM
And a couple more (most with 70D or T2i and 400mm 5.6L).

Very nice shot. I especially like the firsts one. Well done.

Thanks!!!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Skatol on February 02, 2014, 12:17:21 AM
I'll throw one out there.
5DIII, 600 w/ 1.4TC, 1/2500, F/8, ISO-1250
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on February 02, 2014, 11:00:09 AM
Hi Folks
I know the focus is crap the contrast is wrong its a dot in the middle and all that, but I now know what they do when they get a fly in their eye whilst flying! Got an itch got to scratch!
Not that I think it is worth mentioning but just in case anyone wants to know.
7D Sigma 150-500@500mm 1/400s f7.1 ISO 400
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2887/12224774824_d7dc7a3a90_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/12224774824/)
IMG_3104 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/12224774824/#) by Valvebounce25 (http://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Trying some high ISO shots to keep shutter speed up,
7D Sigma 150-500@500mm 1/1000s f6.3 ISO 3200 +1/3
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3756/12224722764_b2de714277_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/12224722764/)
IMG_3120 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/12224722764/#) by Valvebounce25 (http://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

If you pixel peep were both going to be disappointed!

Cheers Graham
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on February 02, 2014, 11:23:01 AM
I'll throw one out there.
5DIII, 600 w/ 1.4TC, 1/2500, F/8, ISO-1250


Great shot Brent.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ftico on February 02, 2014, 01:07:30 PM
Hello there! Browsing this post compelled me to join this forum!  Wonderful captures here, folks.  Here are a few of mine.  All were shot with a 5DIII + 70-200 2.8 IS II + 1.4x

Nice pics. The third photo birds look like ruddy turnstones to me...
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: scyrene on February 02, 2014, 07:12:44 PM
I hope this is okay! Was after something else today, but the sanderlings were obliging in its absence :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Cog on February 02, 2014, 09:24:34 PM
Turkey vulture landing:
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2890/9917824785_11bb76f8f9_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/9917824785/lightbox/)
5Dm3 + 100-400L
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Skatol on February 02, 2014, 10:19:35 PM
I'll throw one out there.
5DIII, 600 w/ 1.4TC, 1/2500, F/8, ISO-1250


Great shot Brent.
Thanks Click.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Don Haines on February 02, 2014, 11:16:06 PM
I hope this is okay! Was after something else today, but the sanderlings were obliging in its absence :)
Nice!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Rifgat on February 03, 2014, 12:07:12 AM
Hello you all, I am a Russian photographer. Be gentle this is my first post. Cheers.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: JumboShrimp on February 03, 2014, 12:15:55 AM
Not exactly "flying" ... but at least it's a bird!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candyman on February 03, 2014, 12:29:04 AM
Not exactly "flying" ... but at least it's a bird!

Wonderful subject!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: JumboShrimp on February 03, 2014, 12:34:25 AM
Thank you, Candyman. (Taken with 70D and EF-S 55-250 STM.)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on February 03, 2014, 03:54:13 AM
Hi JumboShrimp.
I guess as that is the closest they come to flying (through air) we better let you have that one, nice shot.

Cheers Graham.


Not exactly "flying" ... but at least it's a bird!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: jrista on February 03, 2014, 07:46:34 AM
Not exactly "flying" ... but at least it's a bird!

It's "Flyin as da penguins do!" :D Great shot!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Don Haines on February 03, 2014, 08:05:32 AM
Not exactly "flying" ... but at least it's a bird!
To quote Woody from "Toy Story".... That wasn't flying! That was falling with style!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ERHP on February 03, 2014, 10:50:40 AM
Ruby Crowned Kinglet looking for a snack(you can actually see the intended target on the pine needle).  I tend to use center point focus trying to catch these little guys so this is a crop. 
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca-02FEB14/i-jVN9vpN/0/X2/C7103-X2.jpg)
1DX  :  600v2 w/1.4v3  :  1/2000  :  f/6.3  :  ISO 640
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: fishprof on February 03, 2014, 10:53:17 AM
All shot with Canon 7D and Canon 70-300mm L lens. 

Royal Tern with fish.
Osprey with catfish.
Black Skimmer flock.
Snowy Egret takeoff.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: zoliphoto on February 03, 2014, 01:04:36 PM
Hi,

I'm waiting for three years to see this bird in good light! And today, I got everything I want.
7D, 4/300 IS, 1.4x
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: MichaelHodges on February 04, 2014, 12:56:55 AM
Beautiful bird, Zoli.


Here's one from the heart of Montana:

(http://michaelhodgesfiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/diver-3.jpg)

6D, 300 F4 L IS, 1.4x II.


----------------------

http://michaelhodgesfiction.com/ (http://michaelhodgesfiction.com/)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candyman on February 04, 2014, 02:29:31 AM
Beautiful bird, Zoli.


Here's one from the heart of Montana:

(http://michaelhodgesfiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/diver-3.jpg)

6D, 300 F4 L IS, 1.4x II.


----------------------

http://michaelhodgesfiction.com/ (http://michaelhodgesfiction.com/)

Great capture Michael!
Thanks for sharing
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: DominoDude on February 06, 2014, 07:36:03 AM
Not exactly "flying" ... but at least it's a bird!

BIF - Birds In Flump ? ;)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on February 06, 2014, 08:39:31 AM
Beautiful bird, Zoli.


Here's one from the heart of Montana:


6D, 300 F4 L IS, 1.4x II.


----------------------


Awesome  8) Well done Michael.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Phil L on February 06, 2014, 09:53:49 AM
Beautiful bird, Zoli.


Here's one from the heart of Montana:

(http://michaelhodgesfiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/diver-3.jpg)

6D, 300 F4 L IS, 1.4x II.


----------------------


http://michaelhodgesfiction.com/ (http://michaelhodgesfiction.com/)

Super eagle in the snow shot! Well done!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Phil L on February 06, 2014, 09:55:33 AM
Adult Brown Pelican from earlier this week.

Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on February 06, 2014, 10:38:43 AM
Adult Brown Pelican from earlier this week.

Awesome shots Phil L ;)......thanks for sharing
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Phil L on February 06, 2014, 10:49:28 AM
Adult Brown Pelican from earlier this week.

Awesome shots Phil L ;)......thanks for sharing

Glad you liked these and I appreciate you looking and commenting.
A few from this series was my blog post for Monday.
http://phillanoue.com/2014/02/03/pelicans-hit-the-salt-marsh/ (http://phillanoue.com/2014/02/03/pelicans-hit-the-salt-marsh/)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: PTT on February 06, 2014, 12:16:16 PM
... Florida east coast
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: stochasticmotions on February 06, 2014, 12:36:53 PM
Couple of recent shots both taken with Canon 1D Mark IV, canon 2x teleconverter vIII, and Sigma 120-300 f2.8

Snowy owl taken is harsh light, typically cloudy day.
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2841/11720385784_c1af093442_b.jpg)

Great Grey Owl taking off on a hunt for Voles in the snow.
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5494/12031599223_05df504e39_b.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Phil L on February 06, 2014, 12:49:53 PM
Those snowy owl shots are real stunners!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on February 06, 2014, 02:32:39 PM
Those snowy owl shots are real stunners!

+1  8)  Well done stochasticmotions.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on February 06, 2014, 02:44:48 PM
Those snowy owl shots are real stunners!

+1  8)  Well done stochasticmotions.

+2 ;)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: noncho on February 06, 2014, 03:30:30 PM
So many great pictures, thank you for sharing :)
Here are 2 of my:
(http://img.photo-forum.net/site_pics/120/1370811291_IMG_9832_.jpg)

(http://img.photo-forum.net/site_pics/174/e_1328451677_IMG_4741__.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: stevenjay on February 06, 2014, 04:54:07 PM
first post. hopefully these show up!

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5028/5763898641_453856f137_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjg310/5763898641/)
condor in peru (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjg310/5763898641/#) by sjg310 (http://www.flickr.com/people/sjg310/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8356/8324443378_f695c1bfcd_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjg310/8324443378/)
sunset birds (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjg310/8324443378/#) by sjg310 (http://www.flickr.com/people/sjg310/), on Flickr

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8194/8091865564_66204fba6e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjg310/8091865564/)
wake up call (http://www.flickr.com/photos/sjg310/8091865564/#) by sjg310 (http://www.flickr.com/people/sjg310/), on Flickr
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Phil L on February 06, 2014, 06:09:10 PM
Here's one from this afternoon. A brown pelican flight across the salt marsh.
Notice in the background the large Southern Live Oak trees draped in Spanish Moss.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: PTT on February 06, 2014, 06:10:03 PM
California Gulls inland on the American River, Sacramento
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: stein on February 06, 2014, 07:41:27 PM
http://tromsofoto.smugmug.com/BirdsoftheNorth/Eagles/i-jH8pRgT/0/L/_MG_9004-L.jpg (http://tromsofoto.smugmug.com/BirdsoftheNorth/Eagles/i-jH8pRgT/0/L/_MG_9004-L.jpg)
http://tromsofoto.smugmug.com/BirdsoftheNorth/Eagles/i-jH8pRgT/0/L/_MG_9004-L.jpg
 (http://tromsofoto.smugmug.com/BirdsoftheNorth/Eagles/i-jH8pRgT/0/L/_MG_9004-L.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Aegis1984 on February 06, 2014, 09:18:06 PM
First time sharing on here, still wanting to play around with the RAW file, but this is from my Cabo trip last year.

Taken with a 7D and 70-200 f2.8 IS II
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Phil L on February 07, 2014, 12:43:31 PM
Here's two from last month.
Bald Eagle jumps off from a pine tree.

Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on February 07, 2014, 08:18:53 PM
Hi folks,
So many great pics, too many to list individualy! Well done all, thanks for he inspiration.

Cheers Graham.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: denkur on February 07, 2014, 11:20:47 PM
there were crowds of pigeon and people in Venice  :D
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Somlu on February 08, 2014, 01:49:09 AM
5d mkiii with 500 f4 mkii
Brahminy Kite
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on February 08, 2014, 09:21:23 AM
5d mkiii with 500 f4 mkii
Brahminy Kite

Very nice shot. Well done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: lion rock on February 09, 2014, 12:35:47 PM
At last I got a chance to do some serious BIFs.
Shot with 5D3, rented 200-400 f/4 Canon.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: IslanderMV on February 09, 2014, 01:06:14 PM
Adult Brown Pelican from earlier this week.

 Dive shot is really a great pict.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on February 09, 2014, 07:34:01 PM
there were crowds of pigeon and people in Venice  :D

Nice shot denkur. Welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: neuroanatomist on February 10, 2014, 02:34:53 PM
Snowy owl with the 1D X, 600 II + 2xIII.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: neuroanatomist on February 10, 2014, 02:41:52 PM
Bald eagle with the 1D X, 600 II + 1.4xIII.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: denkur on February 10, 2014, 03:14:56 PM
there were crowds of pigeon and people in Venice  :D

Nice shot denkur. Welcome to CR  :)

Thanks Click ;D
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ddimick on February 10, 2014, 03:32:20 PM
http://www.flickr.com/photos/ddimick/10660663195/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ddimick/10660663195/#)

Canon EOS 70D, Canon 300f4L, Canon TC 1.4 III
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: jprusa on February 10, 2014, 03:33:17 PM
Snowy owl with the 1D X, 600 II + 2xIII.
Beautiful birds Neuro.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Sporgon on February 10, 2014, 04:42:09 PM
I don't do Birds In Flight because a): my lenses aren't long enough, and b): I can't focus on the damn things anyway.
Thought I'd post this of a Lapwing as I haven't seen any of these ground nesting birds on CR yet. They mob any creatures that approach the nest, and you can see this one is giving me the eye.

5D mkii, 300 f4 L @ f9
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on February 10, 2014, 05:00:46 PM
At last I got a chance to do some serious BIFs.
Shot with 5D3, rented 200-400 f/4 Canon.

Good shots lion rock.

I got 1.4TC III on order. Can't wait to put it on my 400mm
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on February 10, 2014, 05:02:27 PM
5d mkiii with 500 f4 mkii
Brahminy Kite

Nice one Somlu ;)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on February 10, 2014, 06:12:21 PM

Canon EOS 70D, Canon 300f4L, Canon TC 1.4 III

Very good fist post ddimick . Welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on February 10, 2014, 06:13:54 PM
Snowy owl with the 1D X, 600 II + 2xIII.

Great shots neuro.  8)  It's really a beautiful bird.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: DominoDude on February 10, 2014, 07:11:24 PM
I don't do Birds In Flight because a): my lenses aren't long enough, and b): I can't focus on the damn things anyway.
Thought I'd post this of a Lapwing as I haven't seen any of these ground nesting birds on CR yet. They mob any creatures that approach the nest, and you can see this one is giving me the eye.

5D mkii, 300 f4 L @ f9

Nice birdie, Sporgon! I didn't even recognise it at first. I'm used to see them a lot on the ground or showing off the wings in a different way.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: lion rock on February 10, 2014, 07:19:13 PM
Thank you, Dylan777.
Hope you get great results with the 1.4X/400 combination.
I am really dejected that I can't handle the 200-400/X1.4, really too heavy for me to wield.
Your combination is hopefully more usable.
-r


At last I got a chance to do some serious BIFs.
Shot with 5D3, rented 200-400 f/4 Canon.

Good shots lion rock.

I got 1.4TC III on order. Can't wait to put it on my 400mm
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: neuroanatomist on February 10, 2014, 07:34:49 PM
Thanks, jprusa and Click.  It's been a good season for snowys in southern New England!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: dpc on February 11, 2014, 11:52:54 AM
Ring-billed gull taking flight with shellfish in its beak.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on February 11, 2014, 12:57:24 PM
Red-tail Hawk shot with a Canon SX50HS in "Sports" mode at 215mm (1200mm).

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/Red-tailed-Hawk-38.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/Red-tailed-Hawk-38.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/Red-tailed-Hawk-37.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/Red-tailed-Hawk-37.jpg.html)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: jsexton on February 12, 2014, 08:12:12 AM
Owl
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: jrista on February 12, 2014, 12:11:27 PM
Ferruginous Hawk (http://jonrista.com/2014/01/03/ferruginous-hawk/) in flight:

(http://jonrista.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/ferruginous-hawk-12.jpg?w=1140)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on February 13, 2014, 01:17:17 PM
Beautiful shot Jon.  I believe it is a Rough-legged Hawk.  The dark wrist feathers are my clue.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: MichaelHodges on February 13, 2014, 03:16:33 PM
Really nice shots, everyone. Great thread.


(http://michaelhodgesfiction.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/02/golden-soar-3-no-wing-sharp.jpg)

I've always wanted to get a wild golden eagle in flight. They are much more difficult than the bald eagles I've shot. Spookier, faster, wilder.

This one was hunting in the snow.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: jrista on February 13, 2014, 04:47:42 PM
Beautiful shot Jon.  I believe it is a Rough-legged Hawk.  The dark wrist feathers are my clue.

Hmm, are you sure? I thought Rough-legged hawks had darker underwings...
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on February 13, 2014, 05:26:42 PM
Beautiful shot Jon.  I believe it is a Rough-legged Hawk.  The dark wrist feathers are my clue.

Hmm, are you sure? I thought Rough-legged hawks had darker underwings...

Yes, here is one I capture recently.
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/Rough-leggedHawk-9.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/Rough-leggedHawk-9.jpg.html)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: jprusa on February 13, 2014, 05:30:53 PM
The two look close but the tail feathers to me looks like a Ferruginous hawk.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: jrista on February 13, 2014, 05:38:41 PM
The two look close but the tail feathers to me looks like a Ferruginous hawk.

Hmm. The tail feathers on the one I pictured are clean and light colored, without the band. (I have other images on my blog, which I think I linked.) The tail feathers of my bird kind of grade into darker tips, but there isn't that dark band like adult Rough-leggeds have...looking at Sibley, it might actually be a Juvenile Rough-legged Hawk. At least, given the illustration, a juvi is the closest match of all (closer than either an adult Rough-legged or an adult Farruginous.)

Part of the problem with identifying these hawks is they often have so many intermediate morphs. Red-tailed are the worst...they have more than half a dozen regional morphs, and quite a few of them end up here in Colorado. Trying to ID a Red-tailed is a mind bender.

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Post by: MichaelHodges on February 13, 2014, 05:52:35 PM
It's a rough-legged hawk. The over-saturation throws it off.
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Post by: Wiki Tango on February 13, 2014, 05:55:18 PM
An X-Wing Seagull ,
North sea
The Netherlands, Scheveningen

7D | EF 24-105 L |  1/500sec | f/7.1 | ISO100
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Post by: Dylan777 on February 13, 2014, 06:13:18 PM
An X-Wing Seagull ,
North sea
The Netherlands, Scheveningen

7D | EF 24-105 L |  1/500sec | f/7.1 | ISO100

A bird with 4 wings ;D

Nice capture
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Post by: Click on February 13, 2014, 06:26:23 PM
It's a biplane   ;D
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Post by: golubiewac1 on February 13, 2014, 06:37:25 PM
Very impressed with the BIF submissions.  Here are two of mine taken at the J.N. "Ding" Darling National Wildlife Refuge on Sanibel Island, Florida.  I am still working on getting my camera (7D) set up correctly to get a decent AF hit rate.
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Post by: 2n10 on February 13, 2014, 07:24:58 PM
The two look close but the tail feathers to me looks like a Ferruginous hawk.

Hmm. The tail feathers on the one I pictured are clean and light colored, without the band. (I have other images on my blog, which I think I linked.) The tail feathers of my bird kind of grade into darker tips, but there isn't that dark band like adult Rough-leggeds have...looking at Sibley, it might actually be a Juvenile Rough-legged Hawk. At least, given the illustration, a juvi is the closest match of all (closer than either an adult Rough-legged or an adult Farruginous.)

Part of the problem with identifying these hawks is they often have so many intermediate morphs. Red-tailed are the worst...they have more than half a dozen regional morphs, and quite a few of them end up here in Colorado. Trying to ID a Red-tailed is a mind bender.

I agree with you on the Red-tailed Hawks.  So many morphs and they interbreed muddying the waters even more.
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Post by: pachanga1 on February 13, 2014, 07:27:43 PM
here's another one ;)
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Post by: Click on February 13, 2014, 07:35:29 PM
here's another one ;)

Welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: rpt on February 14, 2014, 08:54:16 PM
here's another one ;)
Great timing!
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Post by: Logan on February 14, 2014, 10:42:16 PM
im not as dedicated to flying birds as some people here but i was pretty happy with these swans.
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Post by: ooF Fighters on February 14, 2014, 11:51:10 PM
I've gone back to using my 7D for bif, But the 5DIII is great for evening shots like this
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Post by: ikeman6634 on February 15, 2014, 01:37:45 AM
Harris Hawk in flight near Tucson Arizona Feb 8, 2014
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Post by: Logan on February 15, 2014, 02:13:48 AM
Harris Hawk in flight near Tucson Arizona Feb 8, 2014

wow that is unreal. but is that an antenna on the hawk? is that how you get it to fly straight at the camera, remote control?  ;)
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Post by: philmoz on February 15, 2014, 02:20:59 AM
Not something I've done much of; but captured these two in Africa in 2012.

(http://m9.i.pbase.com/g1/52/802752/2/146270859.x87E3mz5.jpg)

(http://m9.i.pbase.com/g1/52/802752/2/146270869.YxHaTdw7.jpg)

Phil.
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Post by: rpt on February 15, 2014, 04:49:24 AM
Harris Hawk in flight near Tucson Arizona Feb 8, 2014

wow that is unreal. but is that an antenna on the hawk? is that how you get it to fly straight at the camera, remote control?  ;)
Exactly my thoughts!  ;D

Lovely picture!
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Post by: Click on February 15, 2014, 07:57:59 AM
Harris Hawk in flight near Tucson Arizona Feb 8, 2014

Beautiful shot.

...And welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: Dylan777 on February 15, 2014, 09:37:03 AM
Harris Hawk in flight near Tucson Arizona Feb 8, 2014

AMAZING...GREAT CAPTURE ikeman6634, thanks for sharing

WELCOME to CR ;)
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Post by: Dylan777 on February 15, 2014, 09:38:39 AM
Not something I've done much of; but captured these two in Africa in 2012.

(http://m9.i.pbase.com/g1/52/802752/2/146270859.x87E3mz5.jpg)

(http://m9.i.pbase.com/g1/52/802752/2/146270869.YxHaTdw7.jpg)

Phil.

Awesome shots philmoz :)
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Post by: applecider on February 15, 2014, 04:49:05 PM
Can't get an attachment to post here so below is a link to a flying widgeon.  Canon 300 f2.8 is ii sum with a 1.4 ext iii on a 1dx.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/56580542@N05/12504276374/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/56580542@N05/12504276374/)
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Post by: Northstar on February 15, 2014, 05:47:34 PM
Harris Hawk in flight near Tucson Arizona Feb 8, 2014

wow that is unreal. but is that an antenna on the hawk? is that how you get it to fly straight at the camera, remote control?  ;)
Exactly my thoughts!  ;D

Lovely picture!

+1
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Post by: oscar.ridderheim on February 15, 2014, 05:55:49 PM
Hello, check this one out of a dove in flight  ;)

http://www.flickr.com/photos/ridderheim/8736829958/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/ridderheim/8736829958/#)
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Post by: trof2 on February 15, 2014, 06:02:15 PM
...
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Post by: 20Dave on February 15, 2014, 08:39:14 PM
Here are a few recent ones of mine. I would have said that one was a flock of Canadian Geese, but their wing speed seemed too fast. Sure enough, it is a flock of Brants, which I had never heard of prior to researching that photo. CCC welcome (the lighting is not good on the first two - too close to the middle of the day...). All shots were with a 5DIII and a 400 f/5.6 with a Kenko 1.4x teleconverter.

Thanks,
Dave
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Post by: Click on February 15, 2014, 08:54:39 PM
Hello, check this one out of a dove in flight  ;)


Nice shot ....Welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: Valvebounce on February 16, 2014, 06:36:01 AM
Hi Applecider.
I struggled to work it out too, tried posting same pic several times until I cracked it.
I was trying using the buttons above here, for add HTML, add pic(Mona Lisa icon). Not needed!
Go to your Flickr image and select the box with arrow outwards (forward message icon from most email progs) select grab the HTML/BBCode, select size from drop down, select BBCode button, then copy the code from the box, and paste in message.
Hope this helps! :)

Gull Feeding Frenzy!

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3708/12223218966_08386fc5f3_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/12223218966/)
IMG_2217 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/valvebounce25/12223218966/#) by Valvebounce25 (http://www.flickr.com/people/valvebounce25/), on Flickr

Cheers Graham.


Can't get an attachment to post here so below is a link to a flying widgeon.  Canon 300 f2.8 is ii sum with a 1.4 ext iii on a 1dx.



https://www.flickr.com/photos/56580542@N05/12504276374/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/56580542@N05/12504276374/)
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Post by: FloridaNature on February 16, 2014, 08:35:15 AM
Here is a huge cropped close up of a Black Skimmer in flight and skimming to show the wonderful detail of the Canon 1DX - Canon 300 2.8 IS + 2X Extender III

(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k191/datfly/skimmer_BS_6165__zpse326b597.jpg)

(http://i88.photobucket.com/albums/k191/datfly/skimmer_BS_6165_SC_zps846b6212.jpg)

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Post by: FloridaNature on February 16, 2014, 08:49:48 AM
Uggh. What a shame. I did not realize that the site would resize and down rez the images.
Here is a direct link for better detail viewing if anyone wants.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/floridanaturephotography/12562954444/# (http://www.flickr.com/photos/floridanaturephotography/12562954444/#)
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Post by: Click on February 16, 2014, 08:52:43 AM
Here is a huge cropped close up of a Black Skimmer in flight and skimming to show the wonderful detail of the Canon 1DX - Canon 300 2.8 IS + 2X Extender III


Very nice shot FloridaNature

...And Welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: intuition on February 16, 2014, 09:51:31 AM
Feeding shrimp snacks to seagulls make them come pretty close....

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8406/8697456531_15e0e47a30_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/95355761@N08/8697456531/)
P1000803 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/95355761@N08/8697456531/#) by intuition2 (http://www.flickr.com/people/95355761@N08/), on Flickr
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Post by: Haphazard on February 16, 2014, 10:13:32 AM
Red-billed Tropic Bird from the Galapagos
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Post by: Click on February 16, 2014, 10:19:17 AM
Welcome to CR Haphazard  :)
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Post by: Haphazard on February 16, 2014, 10:22:08 AM
Thank you--enjoy the site and forum very much.  Here's a Blue-footed Booby--also from the Galapagos.
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Post by: Click on February 16, 2014, 10:27:11 AM
Very nice series. It's amazing to see it dive like that.
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Post by: Dylan777 on February 16, 2014, 11:01:31 AM
Very nice series. It's amazing to see it dive like that.

+1....speed ;)
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Post by: jrista on February 16, 2014, 01:02:45 PM
Feeding shrimp snacks to seagulls make them come pretty close....

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8406/8697456531_15e0e47a30_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/95355761@N08/8697456531/)
P1000803 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/95355761@N08/8697456531/#) by intuition2 (http://www.flickr.com/people/95355761@N08/), on Flickr

That is an excellent shot!
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Post by: intuition on February 17, 2014, 11:56:11 AM
...
That is an excellent shot!

Thanks!
It is P&S so I really can't take much credit for photo skills  :(
Taken at 28mm, the seagull is so close I could have touched him!
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Post by: CampKookooskoos on February 17, 2014, 02:14:41 PM
A couple bald eagles from this weekend.  Jefferson County, Kansas.
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Post by: Click on February 17, 2014, 02:21:27 PM
A couple bald eagles from this weekend.  Jefferson County, Kansas.

Very nice shots CampKookooskoos. I especially like the first one.

Welcom to CR  :)
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Post by: Click on February 17, 2014, 02:23:34 PM
Feeding shrimp snacks to seagulls make them come pretty close....

That's a great shot. Well done intuition. 
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Post by: Cog on February 18, 2014, 09:24:36 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3726/12623461883_2959165b78_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/12623461883/lightbox/)
A female mallard in flight.
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Post by: Don Haines on February 18, 2014, 10:06:52 PM
Not quite so exotic, a Raven in a snowstorm....
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Post by: MichaelHodges on February 19, 2014, 12:59:22 AM
Don,

Very interesting contrast there with the raven and the dish. Where was this if you don't mind me asking?
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Post by: scyrene on February 19, 2014, 06:10:18 PM
Feeding shrimp snacks to seagulls make them come pretty close....

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8406/8697456531_15e0e47a30_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/95355761@N08/8697456531/)
P1000803 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/95355761@N08/8697456531/#) by intuition2 (http://www.flickr.com/people/95355761@N08/), on Flickr

What aperture did you use for that?
Title: Egrett in Flight in Myrtle Beach
Post by: bob118 on February 19, 2014, 07:58:26 PM
I just happen to have taken this shot today Feb 19th 2014 while on vacation here in Myrtle Beach, I was watching this guy in the backyard while it was roaming along a lagoon. I was waiting for it to take off into flight which I was lucky enough to capture it.
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Post by: Gino on February 19, 2014, 10:15:03 PM
Taken with my first DSLR...
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Post by: 20Dave on February 20, 2014, 12:14:28 AM
Here are more Brants wintering along the RI coast.

Dave

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Post by: tushit on February 20, 2014, 01:56:03 AM
My first attempt at photography...started a couple of months back...crimson sunbird feeding like a hummingbird. In two days, just saw them doing this once and unfortunately didn't get the focus right.
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Post by: rpt on February 20, 2014, 12:21:47 PM
My first attempt at photography...started a couple of months back...crimson sunbird feeding like a hummingbird. In two days, just saw them doing this once and unfortunately didn't get the focus right.
I think that it is the shutter speed and not focus.
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Post by: Don Haines on February 20, 2014, 01:52:45 PM
My first attempt at photography...started a couple of months back...crimson sunbird feeding like a hummingbird. In two days, just saw them doing this once and unfortunately didn't get the focus right.
I think that it is the shutter speed and not focus.
I was thinking it's a bit of both...

You really need high shutter speeds on tiny birds. Those wings move a lot faster than you think. I remember my first tries at BIF.... same problem.... I KNEW the shutter speed was fast enough, but the wings were blurred...

We learn by doing and asking... looking forward to your future work :)
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Post by: Dylan777 on February 20, 2014, 01:53:24 PM
Taken with my first DSLR...
Good timing gino
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Post by: tushit on February 21, 2014, 03:37:50 AM
My first attempt at photography...started a couple of months back...crimson sunbird feeding like a hummingbird. In two days, just saw them doing this once and unfortunately didn't get the focus right.
I think that it is the shutter speed and not focus.
I was thinking it's a bit of both...

You really need high shutter speeds on tiny birds. Those wings move a lot faster than you think. I remember my first tries at BIF.... same problem.... I KNEW the shutter speed was fast enough, but the wings were blurred...

We learn by doing and asking... looking forward to your future work :)

Yup. Will try with faster shutter speeds...hoping to travel over the weekend to see if I can capture any birds.
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Post by: Valvebounce on February 21, 2014, 04:30:02 AM
Hi Bill.
Lovely shot, is that female flared for landing, or just jumped in to the air? If she is landing, is she really landing on the HARD slippery ice rather than the water? I don't know if it is lack of practice, but when there is ice here the ducks all seem to spin out and crash as they attempt to land on it!

Cheers Graham.

OK, enough of these BIFs with green scenery :-)
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Post by: Cog on February 21, 2014, 11:44:30 AM
(https://v4s.yimg.com/so/7444/12625610273_cb098067c7_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/12625610273/)
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Post by: intuition on February 21, 2014, 03:04:20 PM
Feeding shrimp snacks to seagulls make them come pretty close....

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8406/8697456531_15e0e47a30_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/95355761@N08/8697456531/)
P1000803 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/95355761@N08/8697456531/#) by intuition2 (http://www.flickr.com/people/95355761@N08/), on Flickr

What aperture did you use for that?
f3.3
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Post by: Chiuonthat on February 22, 2014, 06:01:33 PM
Here is mind! EOS 50D  :-[, ISO 1250, 400mm, 1/800, f11 & 2nd pic: ISO 1250, 200mm, f11, 1/640
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Post by: Chiuonthat on February 22, 2014, 06:13:14 PM
Here are a few more!  They are all shot with 50D, 70-200 L.
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Post by: ERHP on February 23, 2014, 07:35:02 AM
Somewhat overcast yesterday but I still wanted to get some shots with more action.  A Northern Shoveler on takeoff. 
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Famosa-Slough-Hospitality/i-wQxVB8J/0/X3/FSHP1102-X3.jpg)
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Post by: Click on February 23, 2014, 07:48:56 AM
Somewhat overcast yesterday but I still wanted to get some shots with more action.  A Northern Shoveler on takeoff. 


Very dynamic picture. Well done ERHP.
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Post by: Nicolai.b on February 23, 2014, 09:39:15 AM
http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3732/12321557194_f19d6a39fa_h.jpg (http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3732/12321557194_f19d6a39fa_h.jpg)
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Post by: Dylan777 on February 23, 2014, 09:52:59 AM
Somewhat overcast yesterday but I still wanted to get some shots with more action.  A Northern Shoveler on takeoff. 
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Famosa-Slough-Hospitality/i-wQxVB8J/0/X3/FSHP1102-X3.jpg)

Good timing ERHP , a lot of action there ;)
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Post by: fishprof on February 23, 2014, 10:14:34 AM
ERHP - I love the Shoveler shot.  Great action, very nice detail.

Here's Black Skimmer in action taken a few weeks ago at St Marks NWR in FL.  I have been "jonesing" for this shot for a long time.  The skimming action was pretty far away and I didn't get many pixels on the bird with my lens (300 mm f/4 L with 1.4X TC III) so this has been cropped and processed a good bit.  I probably could have used faster shutter speed but I think smooth panning was also part of my problem.  BIF takes a lot of practice!

7D, 1/1250, f/8, ISO 400.   
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Post by: IslanderMV on February 23, 2014, 12:00:53 PM
This is a Herring Gull that just dove underwater to steal a tidbit from a Common Loon. ( still underwater ).  I am not sure what the tidbit actually is.

100- 400mm
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Post by: Valvebounce on February 23, 2014, 05:47:44 PM
Hi EHRP.
Very nice I'd say you succeeded with your main aim.

Cheers Graham.


Somewhat overcast yesterday but I still wanted to get some shots with more action.  A Northern Shoveler on takeoff. 
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Famosa-Slough-Hospitality/i-wQxVB8J/0/X3/FSHP1102-X3.jpg)
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Post by: jarrieta on February 23, 2014, 07:47:34 PM
I am not sure what the tidbit actually is.

Nice shot. I think the tidbit is a crab.
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Post by: Oceo on February 23, 2014, 08:16:14 PM
A couple of images from our Audubon "Great Backyard Bird Count".
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Post by: rsheath08 on February 23, 2014, 09:02:54 PM
EOS 6D w/ 70-200 f2.8 IS II
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Post by: Click on February 23, 2014, 09:06:38 PM
EOS 6D w/ 70-200 f2.8 IS II

That's a very cool shot. I like it.  Well done rsheath08.
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Post by: 2n10 on February 24, 2014, 03:13:44 PM
Male Northern Harrier, the Gray Ghost
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/NorthernHarrier-33.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/NorthernHarrier-33.jpg.html)

Killdeer
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/Killdeer-8.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/Killdeer-8.jpg.html)
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Post by: Ray MacDonald on February 24, 2014, 03:50:46 PM
Snowy Owl, Duxbury Beach, MA
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Post by: estevesdematos on February 24, 2014, 04:33:46 PM
Some birds
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Post by: Click on February 24, 2014, 04:54:30 PM
Snowy Owl, Duxbury Beach, MA

Very nice first post. Lovely pictures. Welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: CTJohn on February 24, 2014, 05:12:10 PM
Everglades Osprey with prey.  7D, 70-300L, 1/1000 second at f/5.6, ISO 160.
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Post by: JimR from Boston on February 24, 2014, 08:01:13 PM
Salisbury, MA taken 2/1/2014. Been waiting for a good flight opportunity of a snowy, here it is. Canon 1DX, 600mm
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Post by: Dylan777 on February 24, 2014, 08:02:20 PM
Everglades Osprey with prey.  7D, 70-300L, 1/1000 second at f/5.6, ISO 160.

Good timing CTJohn, nice shot :)
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Post by: Dylan777 on February 24, 2014, 08:03:15 PM
Salisbury, MA taken 2/1/2014. Been waiting for a good flight opportunity of a snowy, here it is.

Beautiful shots JimR from Boston, thanks for sharing :)
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Post by: Click on February 24, 2014, 08:40:06 PM
Salisbury, MA taken 2/1/2014. Been waiting for a good flight opportunity of a snowy, here it is. Canon 1DX, 600mm

Great shots Jim.  8)  Nicely done.
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Post by: CTJohn on February 24, 2014, 08:55:16 PM
Salisbury, MA taken 2/1/2014. Been waiting for a good flight opportunity of a snowy, here it is. Canon 1DX, 600mm
Beautiful!
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Post by: neuroanatomist on February 24, 2014, 10:11:58 PM
Salisbury, MA taken 2/1/2014. Been waiting for a good flight opportunity of a snowy, here it is. Canon 1DX, 600mm

Nice shots!  I'm heading up to Salisbury/PI tomorrow...
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Post by: lion rock on February 24, 2014, 10:42:51 PM
JimR,
Beautiful!
-r
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Post by: arbitrage on February 24, 2014, 11:57:31 PM
3 for your consideration......
1) BBMPIF
2) BEIF
3) JBEIF
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Post by: Dylan777 on February 25, 2014, 12:07:27 AM
3 for your consideration......
1) BBMPIF
2) BEIF
3) JBEIF

Beautiful photos arbitrage, esp. 2nd and 3rd.
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Post by: Dylan777 on February 25, 2014, 12:36:47 AM
5D III + 400mm
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Post by: Click on February 25, 2014, 07:12:52 AM
3 for your consideration......
1) BBMPIF
2) BEIF
3) JBEIF

Great shots arbitrage. I  especially like the second one. Well done.
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Post by: Valvebounce on February 26, 2014, 05:02:15 AM
Hi Dylan.
Beautiful shot, love the little ripples left by the wing vortices (or wingtip touching water?), where do you guys find mirror flat water?

Lots of nice shots from everyone, thanks for the inspiration.

Cheers Graham.

5D III + 400mm
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Post by: Valvebounce on February 26, 2014, 01:49:39 PM
Hi Oceo.
Nice timing on the first one, did he fly off or just hop to the next point, is it flight if his wings are not in use?   :o ::) ;D

Cheers Graham.


A couple of images from our Audubon "Great Backyard Bird Count".
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Post by: pachanga1 on February 26, 2014, 02:28:20 PM
here's another one ;)

Welcome to CR  :)

thx!
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Post by: CarlTN on February 26, 2014, 09:21:42 PM
3 for your consideration......
1) BBMPIF
2) BEIF
3) JBEIF

Very nice, especially the eagles!  What is that top bird?  Forgive my ignorance.
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Post by: CarlTN on February 27, 2014, 05:54:28 AM
Shot only as a jpeg, top image is the uncropped but sized down version.  I know it's not perfect, but compromises must be made to capture these fast little birds (at least for me).  The light could have been better, I admit.  I'm still impressed with the much reviled Sigma 24mm f/1.8, though.  This was at f/2, 1/1600 second, ISO 2000, negative 1/3 exposure compensation, no NR in camera, and none in post, and no sharpening...and the aperture is almost wide open...on the puny, incapable 6D!!  This particular lens is not really at all "soft", in my opinion (at least not in the middle 30% of the frame at wide aperture).  I did tweak color/vibrance slightly and removed CA, and tweaked the fringing sliders slightly.  If I had shot it as a RAW, I might have been tempted to tweak more...but this was shot through glass into low sun backlight, so it didn't feel worthy of RAW.  It's possible there is some sharpening the camera added in its jpeg processing, because I see a faint outline on the left edge.  But it's not all that noticeable.  The bokeh highlights, are also not all that objectionable...again in my opinion.  I've really not shot this lens often enough at wider aperture, but I want to do it more often now.  What's really wild are macro images at this wide angle...
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Post by: Stewart K on February 27, 2014, 06:15:02 AM
....What is that top bird?  Forgive my ignorance.
Thats a Magpie mate, they steal shinny stuff  :o
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Post by: CarlTN on February 27, 2014, 06:17:23 AM
....What is that top bird?  Forgive my ignorance.
Thats a Magpie mate, they steal shinny stuff  :o

Ahh, I wouldn't have anything for them to steal!
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Post by: Kerry B on February 28, 2014, 10:23:16 AM
Lilac Breasted Roller in flight, taken with Canon 300f2.8mk11 lens
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Post by: Click on February 28, 2014, 10:36:13 AM
Lilac Breasted Roller in flight, taken with Canon 300f2.8mk11 lens

Very nice shot Kerry. Well done.
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Post by: Kerry B on February 28, 2014, 10:45:39 AM
Thanks Click. Another flight shot, Lappet faced vulture taken with 5dmk111 and 300f2.8mk11 lens in the Masai Mara
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Post by: Kerry B on March 01, 2014, 02:54:09 AM
Canon 300f2.8mk11 with mk111 1.4 extender. Who said there was a slow down in performance?
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Post by: Click on March 01, 2014, 08:45:42 AM
Another flight shot, Lappet faced vulture taken with 5dmk111 and 300f2.8mk11 lens in the Masai Mara

Excellent shot Kerry. I love the light and the bird’s pose.
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Post by: Don Haines on March 01, 2014, 09:00:15 AM
Another flight shot, Lappet faced vulture taken with 5dmk111 and 300f2.8mk11 lens in the Masai Mara

Excellent shot Kerry. I love the light and the bird’s pose.
It's very pastel.... Both a photograph and art..... I'd hang it on my wall. Nice!
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Post by: Kerry B on March 01, 2014, 10:04:19 AM
Thanks for your comments guys.
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Post by: Stewart K on March 01, 2014, 10:58:13 AM
My first BIF shot with my new 70D (  :) ), bought the camera last night and took this today with my Sigma 150-500mm, I think the IQ is clearer than with my 550D, this is straight from camera, was on M so it's a bit bright.  Loving the 70D  8)

Forgot to add the settings, I was playing around so they are as follows, ISO 1000, f8, 2500sec :)
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Post by: Axel on March 01, 2014, 11:07:54 AM
Some cranes, right after take-off.  North-eastern Germany during the big annual crane migration. Kit: EOS 1DX, 400mm/2.8 & EF 2x Extender. 1/800s f5.6 ISO100.

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Post by: AshtonNekolah on March 01, 2014, 11:25:08 AM
one of my crap shots. 1/640 F11 100mm ISO400
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Post by: davidgator on March 01, 2014, 01:52:41 PM
Osprey
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Post by: Click on March 01, 2014, 01:53:48 PM
Osprey

WOW Beautiful shot  8) Well done David.
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Post by: mjbehnke on March 01, 2014, 04:55:13 PM
Osprey

Very Nice, Love the composition!
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Post by: CTJohn on March 01, 2014, 07:07:58 PM
Osprey
Beautiful!
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Post by: CTJohn on March 01, 2014, 07:10:05 PM
7D, 70-300L, 1/1250 second, f/5.6
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Post by: gary samples on March 01, 2014, 08:08:12 PM
shot 1     f/9     1/6400 iso 800 600mm
shot 2     f/7.1 1/4000   iso 400  600mm
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Post by: Click on March 01, 2014, 08:21:32 PM
Awesome.  8)  Great shots Gary.
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Post by: Math70 on March 02, 2014, 02:43:50 PM
My first contribution. Thank you for inspiring my learning.
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Post by: Click on March 02, 2014, 02:57:32 PM
My first contribution. Thank you for inspiring my learning.

Great first post. Beautiful shot. Welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: jprusa on March 02, 2014, 03:15:37 PM
My first contribution. Thank you for inspiring my learning.
Very nice shot.
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Post by: Valvebounce on March 02, 2014, 08:29:32 PM
Hi David.
Beautiful shot, you nailed the lot. Well done.

Cheers Graham.


Osprey
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Post by: Valvebounce on March 02, 2014, 08:38:59 PM
Hi Gary.
Wow 2 excellent shots of this bird of prey. Thanks.

Hi Math.
Lovely shot, welcome to the forum.

Hi CTJohn.
Great shot, looks like the pond was busy.

Cheers Graham.


shot 1     f/9     1/6400 iso 800 600mm
shot 2     f/7.1 1/4000   iso 400  600mm
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Post by: gary samples on March 02, 2014, 10:47:01 PM
mark II 1Ds
600mm
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Post by: Kerry B on March 03, 2014, 04:04:02 AM
More artistic than normal shots. Canon 5dmk111 with 300f2.8mk11 lens
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Post by: Click on March 03, 2014, 07:02:28 AM
mark II 1Ds
600mm

Awesome. Fantastic shot. Lovely light.
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Post by: Kerry B on March 03, 2014, 08:18:14 AM
Gary that a stunning shot, great timing.
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Post by: Dylan777 on March 03, 2014, 10:00:49 AM
mark II 1Ds
600mm

AWESOME shot Gary ;)
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Post by: rpt on March 03, 2014, 09:25:49 PM
Gary that a stunning shot, great timing.
That's a classic Gary shot! Excellent!

Kerry B, your kingfisher shot is great too!
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Post by: gary samples on March 04, 2014, 01:30:26 AM
1Dx 600mm
f/9.0 iso 400 1/2000 
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Post by: Valvebounce on March 04, 2014, 04:11:25 AM
Hi Gary.
That is stunning, lovely detail of the markings, thanks for showing us.

Cheers Graham.


1Dx 600mm
f/9.0 iso 400 1/2000
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Post by: CarlTN on March 04, 2014, 04:31:03 AM
Indeed, Gary is blowing my mind!
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Post by: Logan on March 04, 2014, 09:49:06 AM
t3 70-200f4 at like 1/800
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Post by: Dylan777 on March 04, 2014, 09:58:11 AM
1Dx 600mm
f/9.0 iso 400 1/2000

One word for you Gary = EXCELLENT ;)
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Post by: AlanF on March 04, 2014, 03:48:18 PM
By chance I cycled to the lab today with my Tamron 150-600 and 5DIII  in my backpack when I saw a dogfight between two birds. I couldn't make out what they were until I downloaded: a female sparrowhawk battling a crow. These are all 100% crops at 600mm, f/6.3, 1/640, iso 640 + 1 2/3 ev. The quality is not bad when you consider how cropped these are.
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Post by: Click on March 04, 2014, 07:49:38 PM
1Dx 600mm
f/9.0 iso 400 1/2000


Awesome.  8)   Excellent shot Gary.  It's beautiful.
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Post by: gary samples on March 04, 2014, 09:17:51 PM
1Dx
600mm
here's a gray ghost   

thanks guys for all   comments I love to shoot birds of pray 
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Post by: Logan on March 04, 2014, 10:35:22 PM
Hi Alan, could you post the uncropped 1455? I think it might make a neat desktop background if the saturation was tuned up on the blue a bit and the birds were cropped to the upper right 1/3 corner, depending on what the sky is like. I like pictures like that with a big amount of blue sky, most people think its boring but i find the gradient of colour in blue sky very captivating.
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Post by: AlanF on March 05, 2014, 05:01:10 AM
Hi Alan, could you post the uncropped 1455? I think it might make a neat desktop background if the saturation was tuned up on the blue a bit and the birds were cropped to the upper right 1/3 corner, depending on what the sky is like. I like pictures like that with a big amount of blue sky, most people think its boring but i find the gradient of colour in blue sky very captivating.

Logan
Here are all 4 uncropped but reduced to 1200x800. If you tell me which one you want and what size, I'll either post it or give you a link to download it.
Alan

ps they were circling each other and maneuvering like the Red Baron and his foe in WWI over France.
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Post by: Logan on March 05, 2014, 09:47:10 AM
wow, after seeing these I might have to investigate the tamron a little more.

I like the first one, sparrowhawk 1455.

here's a couple more BIF (barely) the eagles were having a huge feud over some fish heads, the adults would gang up and chase off the juvies, and then turn on each other for the prime chunks.
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Post by: AlanF on March 05, 2014, 09:59:02 AM
wow, after seeing these I might have to investigate the tamron a little more.

I like the first one, sparrowhawk 1455.

here's a couple more BIF (barely) the eagles were having a huge feud over some fish heads, the adults would gang up and chase off the juvies, and then turn on each other for the prime chunks.

Nice ones, Logan. Here is the one you want close to the highest resolution CR allows to upload.
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Post by: Logan on March 05, 2014, 10:06:06 AM
Added to my desktop background folder! Thanks
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Post by: gary samples on March 05, 2014, 07:54:35 PM
1Dx
600mm   f/6.3 1/2500 iso 800
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Post by: Click on March 05, 2014, 08:15:26 PM
Awesome Gary.   8)  It's always a pleasure to look at your great pictures. Keep posting.
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Post by: Valvebounce on March 05, 2014, 08:45:21 PM
Awesome Gary.   8)  It's always a pleasure to look at your great pictures. Keep posting.

Enough said +1

Cheers Graham.
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Post by: gary samples on March 05, 2014, 09:01:08 PM
Awesome Gary.   8)  It's always a pleasure to look at your great pictures. Keep posting.
I think  I should slow down on the posting there talking banning me on the
( Show your Bird Portraits )

 THE SMACK DOWN
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Post by: Don Haines on March 05, 2014, 09:26:36 PM
Awesome Gary.   8)  It's always a pleasure to look at your great pictures. Keep posting.
I think  I should slow down on the posting there talking banning me on the
( Show your Bird Portraits )

 THE SMACK DOWN

Yet another wonderful picture.... Thanks for posting!
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Post by: gary samples on March 05, 2014, 11:00:21 PM
1Dx
600mm
last  one really LOL 
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Post by: candyman on March 06, 2014, 12:40:44 AM
1Dx
60mm
last  one really LOL

Gary, those (including the smack down) are some fantastic photos! A real joy to look at them. Thanks for sharing them here at CR
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Post by: Valvebounce on March 06, 2014, 04:14:23 AM
Hi Gary.
Fantastic shot, you just know that's going to leave a mark in the morning!
Yor pics are always a joy to look at, please tell me you know I was only kidding with the ban comment, no offence was intended.

Cheers Graham.


Awesome Gary.   8)  It's always a pleasure to look at your great pictures. Keep posting.
I think  I should slow down on the posting there talking banning me on the
( Show your Bird Portraits )

 THE SMACK DOWN
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Post by: jprusa on March 06, 2014, 08:18:44 AM
1Dx
60mm
last  one really LOL
Beautiful !
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Post by: Dylan777 on March 06, 2014, 09:47:44 AM
Awesome Gary.   8)  It's always a pleasure to look at your great pictures. Keep posting.
I think  I should slow down on the posting there talking banning me on the
( Show your Bird Portraits )

 THE SMACK DOWN

AWESOME shot Gary :)

Your BIF photos make my BIF photos look like  :-\ :-\ :-\, but please DO NOT stop posting them ;D
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Post by: gary samples on March 06, 2014, 11:01:51 AM
Hi Gary.
Fantastic shot, you just know that's going to leave a mark in the morning!
Yor pics are always a joy to look at, please tell me you know I was only kidding with the ban comment, no offence was intended.

Cheers Graham.


Awesome Gary.   8)  It's always a pleasure to look at your great pictures. Keep posting.
I think  I should slow down on the posting there talking banning me on the
( Show your Bird Portraits )

 THE SMACK DOWN
  I know your kidding   !! and thanks for all the great comments.  I  mite  post a few you have seen before hard to keep track   then your old   hope you like eagles !
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Post by: gary samples on March 06, 2014, 10:18:26 PM
1Dx
600mm
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Post by: candyman on March 07, 2014, 01:00:17 AM
1Dx
600mm

Wow, what a great capture. sharp and colorful. Excellent!
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Post by: Northstar on March 07, 2014, 03:56:50 AM
1Dx
600mm

Wow, what a great capture. sharp and colorful. Excellent!

+1
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Post by: Kerry B on March 07, 2014, 04:56:51 AM
Gary, you have posted some stunning images, great to see.
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Post by: Northstar on March 07, 2014, 05:41:51 AM
1Dx
600mm


Gary...I'm curious.  When you shoot a fast moving subject coming straight at you like this using a super tele and your 1dx, do you get several oof shots mixed in with the sharp ones when burst shooting?   I do, so I'm just curious if it's normal?

For example, if I shot this eagle coming straight at me with my 1dx 300 2.8 combo I'm guessing that in a 10 -12 shot burst there would be 3 to 5 out of focus. 

Anyone else with thoughts on this I sure would appreciate....sometimes I wonder if I need to send in the 300 for service/inspection.
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Post by: gary samples on March 07, 2014, 11:26:17 AM
1Dx
600mm


Gary...I'm curious.  When you shoot a fast moving subject coming straight at you like this using a super tele and your 1dx, do you get several oof shots mixed in with the sharp ones when burst shooting?   I do, so I'm just curious if it's normal?

For example, if I shot this eagle coming straight at me with my 1dx 300 2.8 combo I'm guessing that in a 10 -12 shot burst there would be 3 to 5 out of focus. 

Anyone else with thoughts on this I sure would appreciate....sometimes I wonder if I need to send in the 300 for service/inspection.
some times I do but it is almost always me not getting the focus point on right ! canon software shows you where your points hit. if you have focus problems on moving targets  that's the first place to look 
 
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Post by: Cog on March 07, 2014, 03:53:07 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7378/12995532565_da9db5ed37_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/12995532565/lightbox/)
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Post by: Click on March 07, 2014, 04:41:47 PM
Very nice shot Cog.  Well done.
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Post by: Don Haines on March 07, 2014, 04:55:44 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7378/12995532565_da9db5ed37_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/12995532565/lightbox/)
Inspirational... I know where a bunch of ducks are hanging out so I think I will go play with them tomorrow.

Did you use a flash?
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Post by: Cog on March 07, 2014, 05:08:32 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7378/12995532565_da9db5ed37_m.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/12995532565/lightbox/)
Did you use a flash?
Nope. Was lucky - the sun was not completely behind the clouds at that moment.
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Post by: Valvebounce on March 07, 2014, 08:20:43 PM
Hi Gary.
Wow I just opened the thread at new posts and was greeted by this full screen.
Fantastic shot, awesome subject. Thanks.

Cheers Graham.

1Dx
600mm
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Post by: Valvebounce on March 07, 2014, 08:24:50 PM
Hi Cog.
Nice shot lovely colours.

All others, so many excellent pictures, too many to list individually but thank you all for continuing to post.

Cheers Graham.


(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7378/12995532565_da9db5ed37_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/12995532565/lightbox/)
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Post by: gary samples on March 07, 2014, 09:53:38 PM
1Dx
600mm
f/6.3   
1/3200 iso 400
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Post by: Don Haines on March 07, 2014, 09:57:01 PM
WOW! Again!

Fantastic series of eagle shots!

Thank you for posting them.
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Post by: Click on March 07, 2014, 09:57:56 PM
WOW Awesome. Gary you're the best.  8)
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Post by: Gilbo65 on March 08, 2014, 03:17:04 AM
Marsh Harrier, Somerset, UK

One of the least widespread birds of prey in the UK, and has been a subject of some research for myself in the last few years. First shot of the harrier worth sharing for myself, if mostly for the lighting.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3472/12993204424_2a5cb41a1b_n.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/12993204424/)
Marsh Harrier on the Westhay Marshes, Somerset (https://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/12993204424/) by gilbo65 (https://www.flickr.com/people/22983840@N08/), on Flickr

Shot with a 400mm f/5.6 L. Handheld.
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Post by: Valvebounce on March 08, 2014, 05:46:45 AM
Hi Gilbo.
Beautiful pic, like you say the lighting is great too.

Cheers Graham.

Marsh Harrier, Somerset, UK

One of the least widespread birds of prey in the UK, and has been a subject of some research for myself in the last few years. First shot of the harrier worth sharing for myself, if mostly for the lighting.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3472/12993204424_2a5cb41a1b_n.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/12993204424/)
Marsh Harrier on the Westhay Marshes, Somerset (https://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/12993204424/) by gilbo65 (https://www.flickr.com/people/22983840@N08/), on Flickr

Shot with a 400mm f/5.6 L. Handheld.
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Post by: Dylan777 on March 08, 2014, 09:46:26 AM
1Dx
600mm
f/6.3   
1/3200 iso 400

EXCELLENT  ;)
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Post by: fredericsiffert on March 08, 2014, 09:57:03 AM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/8887997980_4ed9f54217_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/8887997980/)
1DX12-510 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/8887997980/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

Canon EOS 1Dx and EF 500 f/4 IS L
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Post by: Click on March 08, 2014, 10:15:11 AM
Frederic, that's a great shot. Well done.
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Post by: rpt on March 08, 2014, 12:14:47 PM
1Dx
600mm
f/6.3   
1/3200 iso 400
Wow! Lovely shot.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: rpt on March 08, 2014, 12:15:28 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/8887997980_4ed9f54217_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/8887997980/)
1DX12-510 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/8887997980/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

Canon EOS 1Dx and EF 500 f/4 IS L
Excellent shot!
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Post by: gary samples on March 08, 2014, 12:58:01 PM
Hi Gilbo.
Beautiful pic, like you say the lighting is great too.

Cheers Graham.

Marsh Harrier, Somerset, UK

One of the least widespread birds of prey in the UK, and has been a subject of some research for myself in the last few years. First shot of the harrier worth sharing for myself, if mostly for the lighting.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3472/12993204424_2a5cb41a1b_n.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/12993204424/)
Marsh Harrier on the Westhay Marshes, Somerset (https://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/12993204424/) by gilbo65 (https://www.flickr.com/people/22983840@N08/), on Flickr

Shot with a 400mm f/5.6 L. Handheld.
  wonderful shot
 I love to shoot harrier they are very hard to get up on even with big glass!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: gary samples on March 08, 2014, 12:59:20 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/8887997980_4ed9f54217_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/8887997980/)
1DX12-510 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/8887997980/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

Canon EOS 1Dx and EF 500 f/4 IS L
Excellent shot!
  beautiful bird & shot love the colors
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Krob78 on March 08, 2014, 01:09:02 PM
Cloudy, Rainy Day Osprey! Wishing for Blue Skies!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: gary samples on March 08, 2014, 01:16:39 PM
Cloudy, Rainy Day Osprey! Wishing for Blue Skies!
  wonderful
 love to find ospreys so much fun to watch dive feet first  for fish and they are not to spooky to get up on 
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: IslanderMV on March 08, 2014, 01:53:07 PM
Snowy Owl - take-off from some dunes, - shot from the beach - Martha's Vineyard
Canon 60D - 100-400mm 
ISO225, 235mm, f/7.1, 1/2000  handheld, manual, - center focus

I was sneaking up on this snowy when he took off. Luckily I had a second to refocus and shoot. I was very surprised it came out well.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Krob78 on March 08, 2014, 02:41:36 PM
Cloudy, Rainy Day Osprey! Wishing for Blue Skies!
  wonderful
 love to find ospreys so much fun to watch dive feet first  for fish and they are not to spooky to get up on
Thank you Gary!  And I agree!  They are a lot of fun to watch!  They really seem to be the better Fisherman than even the Bald Eagles.  Interestingly enough, most of our Bald Eagles get their fish by chasing the Osprey, after they make their catch!  The Eagles powerfully overtake the Osprey and after a bit of aerobatics, they tend to finally let go of the fish!  Often times the Eagles can catch the fish before the fish hits the water!! 

It's quite a sight to see, I'm sure you've seen it many times yourself...  I'm set on catching that "dogfight" with my trusty gear, one of these days soon!  I've been able to grab some images of them doing that but they were too far in the distance to be of any real use or usable quality.  A pleasure to watch, nonetheless! 

Thank you again!  :D
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Krob78 on March 08, 2014, 02:44:38 PM
Snowy Owl - take-off from some dunes, - shot from the beach - Martha's Vineyard
Canon 60D - 100-400mm 
ISO225, 235mm, f/7.1, 1/2000  handheld, manual, - center focus

I was sneaking up on this snowy when he took off. Luckily I had a second to refocus and shoot. I was very surprised it came out well.
I'm sure that some may not like the wings being clipped in the image but I really love it!  What a great image, they are so beautiful!  By the time I get back up to the Cape this year, they'll already be gone!  Hope you can grab some more soon!  Really nice!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Krob78 on March 08, 2014, 02:46:03 PM
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2834/8887997980_4ed9f54217_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/8887997980/)
1DX12-510 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/8887997980/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

Canon EOS 1Dx and EF 500 f/4 IS L
Excellent shot!
  beautiful bird & shot love the colors
Stunning Bird and wonderful composition!  Great colors and to have him captured with Prey in bill, is just wonderful! :D
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Krob78 on March 08, 2014, 02:47:54 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7378/12995532565_da9db5ed37_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/12995532565/lightbox/)
Beautiful Mallard!
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Post by: Krob78 on March 08, 2014, 02:51:07 PM
1Dx
600mm
:P  My, my!!!  What an Amazing image Gary!!  They all are really but I really love this one!  That's fantastic!!  Thanks for posting!  ;D
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Krob78 on March 08, 2014, 03:04:00 PM
Salisbury, MA taken 2/1/2014. Been waiting for a good flight opportunity of a snowy, here it is. Canon 1DX, 600mm
Great Shots Jimmy!   :D
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: fredericsiffert on March 08, 2014, 03:15:08 PM
other shot...

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7435/9114532681_447beeeae7_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/9114532681/)
1DX17384 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/9114532681/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

Canon EOS 1Dx and EF 500mm f/4 IS L + Extender 1.4 III
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on March 08, 2014, 03:21:25 PM
Cloudy, Rainy Day Osprey! Wishing for Blue Skies!

Very nice Krob78 ;)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Skulker on March 08, 2014, 03:25:30 PM
Marsh Harrier, Somerset, UK

One of the least widespread birds of prey in the UK, and has been a subject of some research for myself in the last few years. First shot of the harrier worth sharing for myself, if mostly for the lighting.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3472/12993204424_2a5cb41a1b_n.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/12993204424/)
Marsh Harrier on the Westhay Marshes, Somerset (https://www.flickr.com/photos/22983840@N08/12993204424/) by gilbo65 (https://www.flickr.com/people/22983840@N08/), on Flickr

Shot with a 400mm f/5.6 L. Handheld.

Somehow they look great above the reeds to me, well caught.

Sometimes they interact with the starlings trying to roost, its worth looking out for some time.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Skulker on March 08, 2014, 04:12:00 PM
Here's a BIF. But I thought as an image on its own it lacked reason. So I thought I would try it as a "water color" look alike.

I'm not sure what to do with the other, but something will happen to it.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Mick on March 08, 2014, 05:39:59 PM
Just one of many.....shot at half the speed I should shoot at to blurr the shot. Yes its a wild bird.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: gary samples on March 08, 2014, 08:18:18 PM
1Dx
600mm
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 08, 2014, 08:33:03 PM
Amazing shots Gary.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Don Haines on March 09, 2014, 12:28:47 AM
Not quite as fierce as Gary's eagles.....
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: gary samples on March 09, 2014, 12:33:45 AM
Not quite as fierce as Gary's eagles.....
  I love to shot ducks pintails are like little jet rockets
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: serendipidy on March 09, 2014, 05:18:54 AM
Great shots everyone! I'll add a few
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3777/11904471596_2fb12a1a27_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/11904471596/)
Cattle Egret in Flight (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/11904471596/) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3823/12830900753_38ffa42064_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/12830900753/)
Muscovy Ducks (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/12830900753/) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7342/12831029725_636e811480_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/12831029725/)
BCN Heron BIF (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/12831029725/) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3750/12831157655_e294bceff6_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/12831157655/)
BCN Heron BIF (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/12831157655/) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7321/12840367115_127300388c_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/12840367115/)
Adult and juvenile BCN Heron fighting (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/12840367115/) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3740/12840433003_ecbdac02c0_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/12840433003/)
Adult and juvenile BCN Heron fighting (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/12840433003/) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: wickidwombat on March 09, 2014, 07:06:26 AM
amazing! I think i need alot more practice before i'm eligible to post in this thread...  :-[
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on March 09, 2014, 07:23:34 AM
Hi wickedwombat.
Post what you have, then if I post too we might just be good enough to be moral support for each other!  :-[
Or perhaps we should start a posting for anyone not comfortable posting their pics here!  8) Perhaps call it "Amateur hour BIF" or perhaps you can come up with a better name. ;D
Let's just post here and show these other folks what they are up against!  ::) :-[

Cheers Graham.

amazing! I think i need alot more practice before i'm eligible to post in this thread...  :-[
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on March 09, 2014, 07:24:50 AM
Hi Don.
Not as fierce but just as great.

Cheers Graham.


Not quite as fierce as Gary's eagles.....
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: IslanderMV on March 09, 2014, 10:53:03 AM
Snowy Owl - take-off from some dunes, - shot from the beach - Martha's Vineyard
Canon 60D - 100-400mm 
ISO225, 235mm, f/7.1, 1/2000  handheld, manual, - center focus

I was sneaking up on this snowy when he took off. Luckily I had a second to refocus and shoot. I was very surprised it came out well.
I'm sure that some may not like the wings being clipped in the image but I really love it!  What a great image, they are so beautiful!  By the time I get back up to the Cape this year, they'll already be gone!  Hope you can grab some more soon!  Really nice!
Thanks for the kind words. I like it also

The wings are clipped as the bird flew right at me, they are clipped in the original image.

I was trying for extreme closeup pictures. A sculptor is doing a statue of a snowy and I have been supplying him picts. I will post the super closeups on the bird portraits pages. I was trying to visually answer the questions, what is the snowy "Mask",  and do Snowy Owls have ears.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on March 09, 2014, 12:50:36 PM
Just one of many.....shot at half the speed I should shoot at to blurr the shot. Yes its a wild bird.

Nice one Mick ;) a lot of action there
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on March 09, 2014, 12:52:38 PM
1Dx
600mm

As always Gary, those are amazing shots ;)

Can't wait to have one of those in my collection
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on March 09, 2014, 12:55:02 PM
Not quite as fierce as Gary's eagles.....

Gary's eagles would eat your duck alive ;D

Good timing Don ;)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: gary samples on March 09, 2014, 05:32:24 PM
1Dx
600mm  f/6.3  1/2500  iso 800

 

love your night herons shots
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 09, 2014, 06:34:16 PM
Awesome. Another great shot Gary.  8)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: MarcD on March 10, 2014, 11:25:19 AM
A violet sabrewing humming bird, shot in Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Canon EOS 60D - EF100mm f/2,8L Macro IS USM - 1/320 sec. - f/4,0 - ISO 1000
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: fredericsiffert on March 10, 2014, 02:03:32 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7384/13064977833_66fafc0dd2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/13064977833/)
1DX12-537 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/13064977833/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

Canon EOS 1Dx and EF 500mm f/4 IS L
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 10, 2014, 02:17:52 PM
A violet sabrewing humming bird, shot in Monteverde, Costa Rica.

Canon EOS 60D - EF100mm f/2,8L Macro IS USM - 1/320 sec. - f/4,0 - ISO 1000

Lovely colors.  8)  Well done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 10, 2014, 05:02:17 PM

1DX12-537 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/13064977833/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

Canon EOS 1Dx and EF 500mm f/4 IS L


Great shot Frederic. Really sharp image. Nicely done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: MarcD on March 10, 2014, 06:57:06 PM
1DX12-537 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/13064977833/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

Canon EOS 1Dx and EF 500mm f/4 IS L

Amazing! Nice subject captured perfectly! 2 thumbs up!  8)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: MarcD on March 10, 2014, 07:05:36 PM
Pelican - searching for dinner  ;)

EOS 70D - EF100-400mm @275mm - 1/500 sec - f/7,1 - ISO 100
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on March 11, 2014, 05:12:28 AM
Anybody care to venture a guess as to what happened to the birds in flight in this image?  ;)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 11, 2014, 06:16:50 AM
Pelican - searching for dinner  ;)

EOS 70D - EF100-400mm @275mm - 1/500 sec - f/7,1 - ISO 100

Another very nice shot Marc.  8)  Keep posting.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: AlanF on March 11, 2014, 07:54:23 AM
Lapwings in flight
1/5000, f/5.6, iso640, 300mm f/2.8 II + 2xTC, 5DIII
Full frame compressed to 2400x1600.

It is remarkable that all of the lapwings are in focus. This where my 300mm combo beats my Tamron 150-600 as it sharp across the whole frame at 600mm.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Krob78 on March 11, 2014, 09:00:52 AM
Cloudy, Rainy Day Osprey! Wishing for Blue Skies!

Very nice Krob78 ;)
Thanks Dylan!  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: zim on March 11, 2014, 09:35:18 AM
Anybody care to venture a guess as to what happened to the birds in flight in this image?  ;)

OK I'll bite
When's a reflection not a reflection?..... when the source is missing  :o

The only solution I've come up with is that the UFO on the far left has death rayed the lower bird and is levitating it up to the mother ship to perform some hiddious experiments on  the poor thing.

....... that might be wrong  ???
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on March 11, 2014, 10:26:20 AM
Anybody care to venture a guess as to what happened to the birds in flight in this image?  ;)

OK I'll bite
When's a reflection not a reflection?..... when the source is missing  :o

The only solution I've come up with is that the UFO on the far left has death rayed the lower bird and is levitating it up to the mother ship to perform some hiddious experiments on  the poor thing.

....... that might be wrong  ???

LOL...not quite. 

Someone must know what happened with this crazy bird in flight image???
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ajfotofilmagem on March 11, 2014, 10:43:30 AM
Anybody care to venture a guess as to what happened to the birds in flight in this image?  ;)
The birds are getting ready to mate, or my imagination is very fertile? :P
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: lion rock on March 11, 2014, 11:38:41 AM
Acrobatic synchronized flying formation? ;D ;D
-r


Anybody care to venture a guess as to what happened to the birds in flight in this image?  ;)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on March 11, 2014, 01:29:24 PM
Anybody care to venture a guess as to what happened to the birds in flight in this image?  ;)

OK I'll bite
When's a reflection not a reflection?..... when the source is missing  :o

The only solution I've come up with is that the UFO on the far left has death rayed the lower bird and is levitating it up to the mother ship to perform some hiddious experiments on  the poor thing.

....... that might be wrong  ???

LOL...not quite. 

Someone must know what happened with this crazy bird in flight image???

Looks like an atmospheric reflection, a mirage.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: OscarBjarna on March 11, 2014, 01:42:50 PM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5444/9409373536_df1e8ee7c9_c.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on March 11, 2014, 04:58:00 PM
All I did was flip it upside down...here's the original!   ;D ::)   and the upside down shot is the second one.

The pond was so calm and perfect that day that the reflected image was just as sharp as the original.

in the original, you can see some ripples in the water in the upper right part of the image....and you can see those same ripples in the lower left after the flip.

north :D
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: MarcD on March 11, 2014, 05:08:01 PM
Another pelican

EOS 70D - EF100-400mm @400mm - 1/500 sec - f/7,1 - ISO 100
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BFF photos here
Post by: nsurg on March 11, 2014, 09:09:42 PM
Cool, here's my favorite BFF photo!

(http://s4.favim.com/orig/50/best-friends-bff-field-freedom-friends-Favim.com-460013.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Roger Jones on March 12, 2014, 02:03:40 AM
Stunning image Oscar, well done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: rpt on March 12, 2014, 10:10:07 PM
All I did was flip it upside down...here's the original!   ;D ::)   and the upside down shot is the second one.

The pond was so calm and perfect that day that the reflected image was just as sharp as the original.

in the original, you can see some ripples in the water in the upper right part of the image....and you can see those same ripples in the lower left after the flip.

north :D
Ha ha ha! Good one. I was going to say it was a reflection but the angles did not match up in my head so I shut up. Now seeing the original it makes sense.  :D
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: steven kessel on March 13, 2014, 12:22:32 AM
Here's a little something (pun intended).  5Diii, 180 f3.5L Macro, ISO 200, f6.3 @ 1,1250
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: CarlTN on March 13, 2014, 03:31:12 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7384/13064977833_66fafc0dd2_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/13064977833/)
1DX12-537 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/13064977833/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

Canon EOS 1Dx and EF 500mm f/4 IS L

Yes great job, I've never seen one of these birds before!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 13, 2014, 06:35:17 AM
Here's a little something (pun intended).  5Diii, 180 f3.5L Macro, ISO 200, f6.3 @ 1,1250

Beautiful shot Steven. Nicely done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Cog on March 14, 2014, 10:28:44 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3772/13156404374_686a377e4e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/13156404374/lightbox/)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: gary samples on March 14, 2014, 11:32:43 PM
1Dx
600mm
  eagle combat
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: rpt on March 14, 2014, 11:48:43 PM
1Dx
600mm
  eagle combat
Yay! The pat-a-cake shot! Wonderful!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: serendipidy on March 15, 2014, 05:05:30 AM
1Dx
600mm
  eagle combat

Very cool capture. Nice work. 8)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Eldar on March 15, 2014, 05:30:03 AM
1Dx
600mm
  eagle combat
Gary, That is Absolutely Stunning! I would have been tremendously proud if that was my picture! Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 15, 2014, 08:25:54 AM
1Dx
600mm
  eagle combat


Awesome shot.  8)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: MarcD on March 15, 2014, 04:03:19 PM
EOS 70D - EF100-400mm @400mm - 1/640 sec - f/8,0 - ISO 250

Not 100% sharp, I know, but worth keeping it. ;)

Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 15, 2014, 05:04:41 PM
Almost touching the water with the wing while flying ... Sure it's a keeper.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Don Haines on March 15, 2014, 08:37:19 PM
Spring migration has started
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on March 16, 2014, 07:25:55 AM
Hi folks.
Cog, I like the mallard, looks like he is working hard for altitude.

Gary, stunning shot, lovely.

Marc, sharper by far than most of my keepers, I'd be over the moon to take a shot like that.

Don, great shot of formation flying.

Thanks one and all for the inspiration to keep trying, and the target to aim for, but just once could you all stop raising the bar so high! ;D

Cheers Graham.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Don Haines on March 16, 2014, 07:56:24 AM

Thanks one and all for the inspiration to keep trying, and the target to aim for, but just once could you all stop raising the bar so high! ;D

Cheers Graham.
Ok..... How's this....

Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 16, 2014, 08:46:42 AM
  ;D  ;D  ;D   Well, I like the composition of your image  ;D
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candyman on March 16, 2014, 01:53:47 PM
1Dx
600mm
  eagle combat


Great shot!
There is an interesting article commenting more on the battle of two eagles


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2316253/American-bald-eagles-battle-piece-dead-carp.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2316253/American-bald-eagles-battle-piece-dead-carp.html)

Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: gary samples on March 16, 2014, 02:26:36 PM
1Dx
600mm
  eagle combat


Great shot!
There is an interesting article commenting more on the battle of two eagles


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2316253/American-bald-eagles-battle-piece-dead-carp.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2316253/American-bald-eagles-battle-piece-dead-carp.html)
  I was shooting right next to him
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: rpt on March 16, 2014, 08:54:18 PM
  ;D  ;D  ;D   Well, I like the composition of your image  ;D
Well, the lowest one is on the 1/3rd boundary but you clipped the wing of the top bird...
 ;)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 16, 2014, 10:14:28 PM
  ;D  ;D  ;D   Well, I like the composition of your image  ;D
Well, the lowest one is on the 1/3rd boundary but you clipped the wing of the top bird...
 ;)

I was only trying to say something nice about his picture   ;D   ;D   ;D
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: serendipidy on March 16, 2014, 10:28:23 PM
1Dx
600mm
  eagle combat


Great shot!
There is an interesting article commenting more on the battle of two eagles


http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2316253/American-bald-eagles-battle-piece-dead-carp.html (http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2316253/American-bald-eagles-battle-piece-dead-carp.html)

Nice article. Thanks for posting.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: serendipidy on March 16, 2014, 10:41:21 PM
Heron Combat (over a small tilapia)
Taken yesterday in stormy weather with 30 mph winds. 5D3, 70-200Lii, Tv 1/1250, ISO 1000, f/2.8
Harry was fishing with me when a younger intruder arrived. A small tilapia was caught and then the battle began. The fish got away and Harry chased off his rival. Poor light and fast action contributed to poor IQ and not sharp images, but I hope you like them anyway.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3812/13182145845_e4aef2bb8e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182145845/)
2 Herons Fight over fish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182145845/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3729/13182395244_075eac4a93_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182395244/)
2 Herons Fight over fish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182395244/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2612/13182087905_6107af70bf_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182087905/)
2 Herons Fight over fish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182087905/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2386/13182060625_a815b8acc6_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182060625/)
2 Herons Fight over fish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182060625/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7042/13182320504_df20497225_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182320504/)
2 Herons Fight over fish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182320504/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7300/13182154533_a020d831d3_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182154533/)
2 Herons Fight over fish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182154533/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3692/13181996935_83e07759c7_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13181996935/)
2 Herons Fight over fish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13181996935/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3755/13182246524_088d0460d5_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182246524/)
2 Herons Fight over fish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182246524/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7129/13182092303_a1c3fa6ae8_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182092303/)
2 Herons Fight over fish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182092303/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candyman on March 16, 2014, 11:47:05 PM
Heron Combat (over a small tilapia)
Taken yesterday in stormy weather with 30 mph winds. 5D3, 70-200Lii, Tv 1/1250, ISO 1000, f/2.8
Harry was fishing with me when a younger intruder arrived. A small tilapia was caught and then the battle began. The fish got away and Harry chased off his rival. Poor light and fast action contributed to poor IQ and not sharp images, but I hope you like them anyway.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3812/13182145845_e4aef2bb8e_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182145845/)
2 Herons Fight over fish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182145845/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3729/13182395244_075eac4a93_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182395244/)
2 Herons Fight over fish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182395244/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2612/13182087905_6107af70bf_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182087905/)
2 Herons Fight over fish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182087905/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2386/13182060625_a815b8acc6_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182060625/)
2 Herons Fight over fish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182060625/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7042/13182320504_df20497225_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182320504/)
2 Herons Fight over fish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182320504/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7300/13182154533_a020d831d3_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182154533/)
2 Herons Fight over fish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182154533/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3692/13181996935_83e07759c7_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13181996935/)
2 Herons Fight over fish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13181996935/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3755/13182246524_088d0460d5_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182246524/)
2 Herons Fight over fish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182246524/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7129/13182092303_a1c3fa6ae8_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182092303/)
2 Herons Fight over fish (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13182092303/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr

That's a beautiful serie!
I enjoyed ut
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: serendipidy on March 17, 2014, 01:42:40 AM
Thanks, candyman.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 17, 2014, 07:38:48 AM
Quote from:  link=topic=19270.msg378825#msg378825 date=1395024081
Heron Combat (over a small tilapia)
Taken yesterday in stormy weather with 30 mph winds. 5D3, 70-200Lii, Tv 1/1250, ISO 1000, f/2.8
Harry was fishing with me when a younger intruder arrived. A small tilapia was caught and then the battle began. The fish got away and Harry chased off his rival. Poor light and fast action contributed to poor IQ and not sharp images, but I hope you like them anyway.


Very nice series serendipidy.  BIF in your case means Birds Involved in Fight   ;D
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: zim on March 17, 2014, 09:44:42 AM
All I did was flip it upside down...here's the original!   ;D ::)   and the upside down shot is the second one.

The pond was so calm and perfect that day that the reflected image was just as sharp as the original.

in the original, you can see some ripples in the water in the upper right part of the image....and you can see those same ripples in the lower left after the flip.

north :D

Ahhhhh that's what threw me the reflection actually looks sharper than the subject!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on March 18, 2014, 12:43:48 AM
All I did was flip it upside down...here's the original!   ;D ::)   and the upside down shot is the second one.

The pond was so calm and perfect that day that the reflected image was just as sharp as the original.

in the original, you can see some ripples in the water in the upper right part of the image....and you can see those same ripples in the lower left after the flip.

north :D

Ahhhhh that's what threw me the reflection actually looks sharper than the subject!

 :D  yes, I'm not sure why this is true, but you're right!  I've always thought it to be an interesting shot in this way.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: EricFiskCGD on March 18, 2014, 10:40:15 AM
(http://i92.photobucket.com/albums/l3/eric_fisk_CGD/First%20Boston%20Outing%20With%20Canon%20EOS%20T3i/2014Mar16_0354_zps41ee14a0.jpg)

Took this picture while in Boston & Fisherman's Wharf with my family - my son is fascinated with seagulls and one of the best memory I have of his toddler years is of him running trying to catch one to take home. This one I'm afraid was so big it might take him home! That's the biggest gull we've ever seen.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: IslanderMV on March 18, 2014, 12:04:58 PM
Snowy Owl Hunting in the Dunes, Martha's Vineyard.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Eldar on March 18, 2014, 12:32:35 PM
Griffon vulture from the Gorge du Verdon (Great Canyon of Verdon) in France. Not very often one get to shoot birds from above, when they are several hundred meters above ground.

This was shot on a family trip, so I only had my 70-200 f2.8L IS II, with the 2xIII extender and it is a bit cropped.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: wildlifeandmore on March 18, 2014, 12:44:10 PM
Ring-necked Duck flying across Flat Creek in Jackson Wyoming.
Canon 1D Mark IV
Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS with 1.4x
f/6.3
1/3200
800 iso
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: wildlifeandmore on March 18, 2014, 12:56:20 PM
An Oystercatcher in the NC Outerbanks.  Handheld from a skiff in the Pamlico Sound.  Older shot from September 2010.  Canon 7D, Canon 300mm f/2.8L IS, f/5, 1/1600, 200 iso
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on March 18, 2014, 09:07:05 PM
Hi Don.
Wow that's great, a beautiful dreamy picture of perfectly focused sky, there seems to be some dust on your sensor though! ;D ROTFLMAO

Cheers Graham.


Thanks one and all for the inspiration to keep trying, and the target to aim for, but just once could you all stop raising the bar so high! ;D

Cheers Graham.
Ok..... How's this....
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Don Haines on March 18, 2014, 10:03:16 PM
Hi Don.
Wow that's great, a beautiful dreamy picture of perfectly focused sky, there seems to be some dust on your sensor though! ;D ROTFLMAO

Cheers Graham.


Thanks one and all for the inspiration to keep trying, and the target to aim for, but just once could you all stop raising the bar so high! ;D

Cheers Graham.
Ok..... How's this....
You know what they say.... If you haven't screwed up,  persevere.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Don Haines on March 18, 2014, 10:06:35 PM
Hi Don.
Wow that's great, a beautiful dreamy picture of perfectly focused sky, there seems to be some dust on your sensor though!
Ok..... How's this....
That's not dust....it's oil. I wanted my camera to have a sensor like the new Nikon so I sprayed some oil on it :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: djurma11 on March 19, 2014, 12:10:02 AM
Took this at Yellowstone two summers ago. Used my 70-200 II to track this raven against the hills of Lamar Valley.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on March 19, 2014, 05:13:45 AM
Hi folks.
Serendipidy, great sequence, looks almost as fierce as the eagle fight!
Eric, Islander, Eldar, wildlifeandmore, great shots, djurma, great silhouette.
Madphotography, can you have another try, as I'm sure you have seen your pics didn't post properly..

Cheers Graham.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: MADphotography on March 19, 2014, 08:43:44 AM
Here is my attempt at birds in flight . I used a canon 7D for most of these photos the first one was with a T1i. Had to crop one of then so sorry about IQ.

(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3817/12224518834_8e296e6a0e_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/115938613@N02/12224518834/)
 Over the Trees  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/115938613@N02/12224518834/#)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2828/12223876885_bbdd4279f5_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/115938613@N02/12223876885/)
 Lift Off  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/115938613@N02/12223876885/#)

(http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2866/12224502976_408421be22_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/115938613@N02/12224502976/)
 Soaring  (http://www.flickr.com/photos/115938613@N02/12224502976/#)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: crb595 on March 19, 2014, 08:47:45 AM
Here is a Great Blue Heron shot with a 5D and 100-400.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: EricFiskCGD on March 19, 2014, 09:43:04 AM
Hi folks.
Serendipidy, great sequence, looks almost as fierce as the eagle fight!
Eric, Islander, Eldar, wildlifeandmore, great shots, djurma, great silhouette.
Madphotography, can you have another try, as I'm sure you have seen your pics didn't post properly..

Cheers Graham.

Thanks.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Krob78 on March 19, 2014, 11:17:59 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5444/9409373536_df1e8ee7c9_c.jpg)
Very nice B&W conversion Oscar!  I like it!  :D
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: scyrene on March 19, 2014, 03:26:32 PM
A barn owl composite that unexpectedly hunted over a wetland (while I was looking for stonechats) - very far off, but that helped with the autofocus, which is usually too slow and unreliable for birds in flight with my setup (500L II + 2x II). Considerable cropping required.

Second, lots of siskins on a garden feeder gave me the opportunity for some passerines in flight shots. Actually mostly wing-flapping displays, but it's nice to get shots of small birds doing something other than perching :) Poor light meant pretty high ISO required for this - flight-freezing shots needed 1/1600-1/3200 sec, so it was ISO 2500-4000 with the bare 500 and with the 1.4x III.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Don Haines on March 19, 2014, 07:40:42 PM
Tundra Swans
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: gary samples on March 19, 2014, 09:27:21 PM
1Dx
600mm
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 19, 2014, 09:54:35 PM
Awesome shot Gary  8)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Cog on March 20, 2014, 10:48:21 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7343/9164171984_5b609fdf11_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/cog2012/9164171984/lightbox/)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: CampKookooskoos on March 20, 2014, 11:02:01 AM
Some water foul in flight over Jefferson County, Kansas, yesterday afternoon: wood duck, blue-winged teal, mallards out for a stroll, and buffleheads skimming the water.  All taken with 70D & Tamron 150-600 at f8/600mm.
Title: Seagulls in Miami
Post by: clicstudio on March 20, 2014, 11:49:57 AM
Shooting a model on the beach… So, I took a few shots for fun…
All you need is a few pieces of bread and in seconds you have dozens of Seagulls fighting over it. They get so close, you can almost hand feed them :D

Canon 1Dx, Canon 24-70 F2.8L II, ISO 100, F3.2, 1/2000

Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ScubaX on March 20, 2014, 04:19:13 PM
Acorn Woodpecker
Canon 5DMKIII Canon 70-300 F4-5.6L IS @ 300mm 1/1000 f5.6 ISO 320 Hand held and cropped
Anna's Hummingbird
Canon 5DMKIII Canon 70-300 F4-5.6L IS @ 300mm 1/400 f7.1 ISO 100 Hand held and cropped
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: JumboShrimp on March 21, 2014, 01:02:34 AM
This solitary skua was skimming a pristine snow bank while creating an angelic shadow as a bonus. (70D with 55-250 STM at 250mm.)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: JumboShrimp on March 21, 2014, 01:17:16 AM
Two shots of black-browed albatross skimming the waters by our ship in Antarctica. In the "pair" shot, I particularly like the way their eyes are level but the wings are tilted.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: IslanderMV on March 21, 2014, 08:56:26 AM
Two shots of black-browed albatross skimming the waters by our ship in Antarctica. In the "pair" shot, I particularly like the way their eyes are level but the wings are tilted.

Now there is something you don't see every day ! Nice !
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: IslanderMV on March 21, 2014, 09:05:23 AM
Two juvenile Black Skimmers at sunset - Martha's Vineyard , taken last summer, I am hoping they return this year.
(there is a Peregrine falcon around the nest area, may scare them away )

60D
100-400mm at 300mm ISO160 F5.6, 1/800
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Skatol on March 21, 2014, 10:45:10 PM
Tundra Swan migration through Middle Creek, Pa.
600mm + 2xTC, F/13, 1/2500, ISO-640
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Don Haines on March 21, 2014, 10:52:27 PM
Ducks taking flight
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: sedwards on March 21, 2014, 11:57:49 PM
shot this red tailed hawk from my back porch this afternoon
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3686/13316996323_1a96c1f8d9_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/94381946@N07/13316996323/)
IMG_5043 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/94381946@N07/13316996323/#) by sedwards679 (http://www.flickr.com/people/94381946@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 22, 2014, 08:30:15 AM
shot this red tailed hawk from my back porch this afternoon


Very nice first post. Welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Stewart K on March 22, 2014, 12:30:19 PM
Not the sharpest as all out at 500mm, but a nice day to the local sanctuary today.
How about Marsh Harrier meets Emirates airlines  ;D
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: wildlifeandmore on March 22, 2014, 02:42:10 PM
Some Red Kites feeding in the rain  :(
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8255/8645153681_679485b671_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8245/8645153775_05e622fd50_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8532/8645153589_541ed2ca01_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8532/8646252734_a4f1657e4a_b.jpg)
Nice set Viper28.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: wildlifeandmore on March 22, 2014, 02:43:21 PM
Tundra Swan migration through Middle Creek, Pa.
600mm + 2xTC, F/13, 1/2500, ISO-640

Beautiful shot Skatol.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 22, 2014, 02:46:26 PM
Tundra Swan migration through Middle Creek, Pa.
600mm + 2xTC, F/13, 1/2500, ISO-640

Lovely shot Brent.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: skullyspice on March 23, 2014, 09:16:38 PM
Hummingbird
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on March 23, 2014, 09:18:58 PM
Hummingbird

very nice!!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 23, 2014, 09:19:13 PM
Hummingbird

Lovely.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ScubaX on March 23, 2014, 09:46:09 PM
Hummingbird

That's beautiful!!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ERHP on March 23, 2014, 10:19:13 PM
Some great shots guys(and girls?)!

More cool eagle shots, Gary!
Nice action sequence Serendipidy!
Great catch on the Acorn Woodpecker, ScubaX!

Here's one of the Anna's hummingbird shots I took Friday evening. 
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Tijuana-River-Valey-21MAR14/i-NDCLCLX/0/X3/BBG1302-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ScubaX on March 23, 2014, 11:43:35 PM
Some great shots guys(and girls?)!

More cool eagle shots, Gary!
Nice action sequence Serendipidy!
Great catch on the Acorn Woodpecker, ScubaX!

Here's one of the Anna's hummingbird shots I took Friday evening. 
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Tijuana-River-Valey-21MAR14/i-NDCLCLX/0/X3/BBG1302-X3.jpg)


Wow, that is a great shot. I was watching some Anna's today in the garden, but we have almost no flowers in bloom. I went out looking for wildflowers today, and they are just not happing other than some golden poppies. The drought is hitting hard. Maybe by April our flowers will start blooming and I can concentrate on one area and try and measure up to these shots here.

What lens and settings did you have?
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: CarlTN on March 24, 2014, 06:26:56 AM
Some Red Kites feeding in the rain  :(
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8255/8645153681_679485b671_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8245/8645153775_05e622fd50_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8532/8645153589_541ed2ca01_b.jpg)

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8532/8646252734_a4f1657e4a_b.jpg)
Nice set Viper28.

Those are nice, especially the second from the bottom.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: CarlTN on March 24, 2014, 06:27:21 AM
shot this red tailed hawk from my back porch this afternoon
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3686/13316996323_1a96c1f8d9_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/94381946@N07/13316996323/)
IMG_5043 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/94381946@N07/13316996323/#) by sedwards679 (http://www.flickr.com/people/94381946@N07/), on Flickr

Nice work.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: serendipidy on March 24, 2014, 05:05:58 PM
Awesome shot Gary  8)

+1...as always :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: serendipidy on March 24, 2014, 05:11:52 PM
Two shots of black-browed albatross skimming the waters by our ship in Antarctica. In the "pair" shot, I particularly like the way their eyes are level but the wings are tilted.

Now there is something you don't see every day ! Nice !

+1...doubt I'll ever get to Antarctica.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: serendipidy on March 24, 2014, 05:13:51 PM
Two juvenile Black Skimmers at sunset - Martha's Vineyard , taken last summer, I am hoping they return this year.
(there is a Peregrine falcon around the nest area, may scare them away )

60D
100-400mm at 300mm ISO160 F5.6, 1/800

Jeff,

What a stunning photo! I love the colors and composition. I'd hang that on my living room wall. Great work. :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: serendipidy on March 24, 2014, 05:19:53 PM
Fantastic shots on this thread. I'll add some of my heron fishing partner, Harry.

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7301/12841838833_66d516c5c1_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/12841838833/)
BCN Heron BIF (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/12841838833/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7424/12841743135_72d96c74b0_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/12841743135/)
BCN Heron BIF (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/12841743135/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3798/12841975685_1785c6ef44_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/12841975685/)
BCN Heron BIF (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/12841975685/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7393/12842069743_a56186b6ef_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/12842069743/)
BCN Heron BIF (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/12842069743/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3755/12842535604_efa6096388_c.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/12842535604/)
BCN Heron BIF (http://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/12842535604/#) by EricJ777 (http://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: buddywoods on March 24, 2014, 07:49:51 PM
Here are some of my bald eagle pictures.

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-RXx7CpW/11/L/7D-2788-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-RXx7CpW/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-PHvj8J2/9/L/7D-2416-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-PHvj8J2/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-BG5XTKc/9/L/7D-4444-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-BG5XTKc/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-jzC68Hg/0/L/BWP_2548-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-jzC68Hg/A)

Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 24, 2014, 07:51:34 PM
Here are some of my bald eagle pictures.


Beautiful series. ...And welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: buddywoods on March 24, 2014, 08:02:04 PM
Thanks, Click!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: serendipidy on March 24, 2014, 08:40:37 PM
Here are some of my bald eagle pictures.

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-RXx7CpW/11/L/7D-2788-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-RXx7CpW/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-PHvj8J2/9/L/7D-2416-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-PHvj8J2/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-BG5XTKc/9/L/7D-4444-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-BG5XTKc/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-jzC68Hg/0/L/BWP_2548-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-jzC68Hg/A)
Buddy,

Fantastic shots of a beautiful bird. Unfortunately, we don't have any here in Hawaii :'( so I am very glad for photogs like you and Gary that post them here.

great series...the first one is my favorite.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: buddywoods on March 24, 2014, 09:18:26 PM
Thanks, Serendipidy!

I live close to the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers.  During the winter the eagles will come down the Mississippi River to find food.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: buddywoods on March 25, 2014, 07:16:05 PM
Red-tailed Hawk

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Dreamstime-Stock-Photos/Red-tailed-Halk/i-5G2P3p9/1/L/7D-8096-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Dreamstime-Stock-Photos/Red-tailed-Halk/i-5G2P3p9/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Dreamstime-Stock-Photos/Red-tailed-Halk/i-Zf2pkG6/1/L/7D-8189-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Dreamstime-Stock-Photos/Red-tailed-Halk/i-Zf2pkG6/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Dreamstime-Stock-Photos/Red-tailed-Halk/i-4kM6wkj/1/L/7D-8212-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Dreamstime-Stock-Photos/Red-tailed-Halk/i-4kM6wkj/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Red-tailed-Hawk/i-ZwLgsBC/6/L/7D-8224-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Red-tailed-Hawk/i-ZwLgsBC/A)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: buddywoods on March 25, 2014, 07:31:07 PM
Hummingbirds

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-x6kZPPB/4/L/7D-6765-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-x6kZPPB/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-bW38wZB/4/L/7D-6741--L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-bW38wZB/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-Pxns95n/4/L/7D-6768--L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-Pxns95n/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-7fwfGVW/2/L/BWP_5153-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-7fwfGVW/A)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 25, 2014, 08:15:06 PM
Hummingbirds


Lovely shots. I especially like the first one. Well done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: buddywoods on March 25, 2014, 08:33:57 PM
Hummingbirds


Lovely shots. I especially like the first one. Well done.

Thanks, Click!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: DIABLO on March 25, 2014, 08:40:38 PM
Northern Male Harrier
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on March 25, 2014, 09:00:58 PM
Hummingbirds

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-x6kZPPB/4/L/7D-6765-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-x6kZPPB/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-bW38wZB/4/L/7D-6741--L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-bW38wZB/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-Pxns95n/4/L/7D-6768--L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-Pxns95n/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-7fwfGVW/2/L/BWP_5153-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-7fwfGVW/A)

very nice buddy!!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: serendipidy on March 25, 2014, 09:03:08 PM
Hummingbirds

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-x6kZPPB/4/L/7D-6765-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-x6kZPPB/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-bW38wZB/4/L/7D-6741--L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-bW38wZB/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-Pxns95n/4/L/7D-6768--L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-Pxns95n/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-7fwfGVW/2/L/BWP_5153-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-7fwfGVW/A)

WOW! Fantastic photos. I like them all. Love hummers but again, none to be found in Hawaii. :(
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: buddywoods on March 25, 2014, 09:27:37 PM
Thanks, Northstar and Serendipidy!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: wildlifeandmore on March 26, 2014, 11:08:22 AM
Here are some of my bald eagle pictures.

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-RXx7CpW/11/L/7D-2788-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-RXx7CpW/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-PHvj8J2/9/L/7D-2416-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-PHvj8J2/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-BG5XTKc/9/L/7D-4444-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-BG5XTKc/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-jzC68Hg/0/L/BWP_2548-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-jzC68Hg/A)
Nice set of shots!  Really like the one of him over the icy river.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: wildlifeandmore on March 26, 2014, 11:09:38 AM
Hummingbirds

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-x6kZPPB/4/L/7D-6765-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-x6kZPPB/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-bW38wZB/4/L/7D-6741--L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-bW38wZB/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-Pxns95n/4/L/7D-6768--L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-Pxns95n/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-7fwfGVW/2/L/BWP_5153-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Hummingbirds/i-7fwfGVW/A)
Great shots!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: buddywoods on March 26, 2014, 05:55:44 PM
Thanks,  wildlifeandmore!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: buddywoods on March 26, 2014, 06:31:15 PM
American White Pelicans

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Dreamstime-Stock-Photos/American-White-Pelicans/i-4mx36kp/5/L/7D-4319-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Dreamstime-Stock-Photos/American-White-Pelicans/i-4mx36kp/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Dreamstime-Stock-Photos/American-White-Pelicans/i-Rh8S4Bg/6/L/7D-4397-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Dreamstime-Stock-Photos/American-White-Pelicans/i-Rh8S4Bg/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/American-White-Pelican/i-TmkpWgB/1/L/BWP_2932-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/American-White-Pelican/i-TmkpWgB/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/American-White-Pelican/i-WC8SFqv/1/L/BWP_2850-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/American-White-Pelican/i-WC8SFqv/A)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 26, 2014, 06:39:36 PM
American White Pelicans


Beautiful series. Lovely shots. I especially like the first one.  8)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: buddywoods on March 27, 2014, 07:20:31 PM
American White Pelicans


Beautiful series. Lovely shots. I especially like the first one.  8)

Thanks, Click!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: buddywoods on March 27, 2014, 07:28:16 PM
Ring-Billed Gulls

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Ring-Billed-Gull/i-gtSNdrG/1/L/BWP_2912-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Ring-Billed-Gull/i-gtSNdrG/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Ring-Billed-Gull/i-4BWvCGq/1/L/BWP_2845-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Ring-Billed-Gull/i-4BWvCGq/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Ring-Billed-Gull/i-mVtfKmM/9/L/7D-4534-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Ring-Billed-Gull/i-mVtfKmM/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Ring-Billed-Gull/i-rDWLMDt/8/L/7D-3474-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Ring-Billed-Gull/i-rDWLMDt/A)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 27, 2014, 07:39:24 PM
Ring-Billed Gulls


Great series. Well done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: buddywoods on March 27, 2014, 08:37:45 PM
Ring-Billed Gulls


Great series. Well done.

Thanks, Click!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on March 27, 2014, 08:57:43 PM
Hi Buddy.
Beautiful formation flying, beautifully captured.

Cheers Graham.


American White Pelicans

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Dreamstime-Stock-Photos/American-White-Pelicans/i-4mx36kp/5/L/7D-4319-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Dreamstime-Stock-Photos/American-White-Pelicans/i-4mx36kp/A)

Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: buddywoods on March 28, 2014, 06:31:52 PM
Hi Buddy.
Beautiful formation flying, beautifully captured.

Cheers Graham.


American White Pelicans

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Dreamstime-Stock-Photos/American-White-Pelicans/i-4mx36kp/5/L/7D-4319-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Dreamstime-Stock-Photos/American-White-Pelicans/i-4mx36kp/A)


Thanks, Valvebounce!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: buddywoods on March 28, 2014, 08:40:57 PM
A wild Golden Eagle dines out on Red Fox

Great capture, Mick!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on March 28, 2014, 08:41:19 PM
A wild Golden Eagle dines out on Red Fox

Red fox already dead?  (Or do GE's prey on fox?)

Great shot mick!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: buddywoods on March 28, 2014, 08:46:57 PM
Great Blue Herons

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Dreamstime-Stock-Photos/Great-Blue-Heron/i-32RtL8v/1/L/7D-4439-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Dreamstime-Stock-Photos/Great-Blue-Heron/i-32RtL8v/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Dreamstime-Stock-Photos/Great-Blue-Heron/i-RfjtPCD/1/L/7D-5814-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Dreamstime-Stock-Photos/Great-Blue-Heron/i-RfjtPCD/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Great-Blue-Heron/i-LSBqQSf/6/L/7D-3270-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Great-Blue-Heron/i-LSBqQSf/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Great-Blue-Heron/i-ggpnt8Q/2/L/BWP_3230-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Great-Blue-Heron/i-ggpnt8Q/A)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 28, 2014, 08:51:19 PM
Great Blue Herons

Nice series. The second one is very special.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: serendipidy on March 29, 2014, 12:19:03 AM
Great Blue Herons

Nice series. The second one is very special.

+1...well done!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: serendipidy on March 29, 2014, 12:30:35 AM
Several from the past few weeks; 5D3, 70-200Lii

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3236/13023827174_887dcc00d1_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13023827174/)
BCN Heron BIF (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13023827174/) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3686/13179552035_5254754ebf_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13179552035/)
BCN Heron BIF (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13179552035/) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2283/13179810904_1e8ed55171_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13179810904/)
BCN Heron BIF (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13179810904/) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: buddywoods on March 29, 2014, 07:20:06 PM
Several from the past few weeks; 5D3, 70-200Lii

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3236/13023827174_887dcc00d1_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13023827174/)
BCN Heron BIF (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13023827174/) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3686/13179552035_5254754ebf_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13179552035/)
BCN Heron BIF (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13179552035/) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2283/13179810904_1e8ed55171_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13179810904/)
BCN Heron BIF (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/13179810904/) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr

Very nice captures!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: CarlTN on March 30, 2014, 06:16:46 AM
The first is uncropped but downsized, with my Voigtlander manual focus, manual aperture lens, all LR sliders at zero (notice the other bird flying away in the upper right).  I think the aperture was around f/7, ISO 25,600, no NR applied (of course the downsizing does it).  The second image is heavily cropped at 300mm, but still slightly downsized, wide open at f/5.6, ISO 1600.  Both shot with 6D, and both only shot as jpegs.  (Yes there's a typo in the name of the file, sorry, lol!)  And yes, the Voigtlander has some uncorrected barrel distortion...but I still love it!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on March 30, 2014, 08:55:38 AM
My first ever hummingbird photos!   (I'm mostly a sports/people shooter)

Shot while hiking

handheld
5d3
70-200 2.8ii
1/2000
iso 250
f5
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: neuroanatomist on March 30, 2014, 09:00:14 AM
My first ever hummingbird photos!   (I'm mostly a sports/people shooter)

Excellent!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 30, 2014, 09:23:21 AM
My first ever hummingbird photos!   (I'm mostly a sports/people shooter)

Shot while hiking

handheld


Great shots. I especially like the second one. Well done Sir!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: buddywoods on March 30, 2014, 04:40:08 PM
My first ever hummingbird photos!   (I'm mostly a sports/people shooter)

Shot while hiking


Those are awesome!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: wildlifeandmore on March 30, 2014, 05:30:54 PM
My first ever hummingbird photos!   (I'm mostly a sports/people shooter)

Shot while hiking

handheld
5d3
70-200 2.8ii
1/2000
iso 250
f5
Nice shots
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: buddywoods on March 31, 2014, 06:31:54 PM
The chase is on.

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-BdXCbbc/0/L/BWP_2332-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-BdXCbbc/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-cRFLNhj/0/L/BWP_2334-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-cRFLNhj/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-9MM3nsp/0/L/BWP_2335-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-9MM3nsp/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-DcjBZm5/0/L/BWP_2336-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-DcjBZm5/A)

(http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-twwVn22/0/L/BWP_2338-L.jpg) (http://www.buddywoodsphoto.com/Birds/Bald-Eagles-2011/i-twwVn22/A)

For such a little fish.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on March 31, 2014, 06:34:27 PM
The chase is on.

Very nice series. I especially like the second shot. Well done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on March 31, 2014, 07:48:06 PM
My first ever hummingbird photos!   (I'm mostly a sports/people shooter)

Excellent!

thanks neuro, click, buddy, and wildlife!

i'm not as skilled at BIF like many here are so i appreciate the kind words.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on March 31, 2014, 08:55:06 PM
Hi Northstar.
Lovely shot, I guess it must have been pure luck then, or could it be you are a skilled or skilful photographer that is able to transfer those skills to a different genre of photography?
Lots of great pics by everyone else too, love the eagles Buddy.

Cheers Graham.



thanks neuro, click, buddy, and wildlife!

i'm not as skilled at BIF like many here are so i appreciate the kind words.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Don Haines on March 31, 2014, 09:00:04 PM
Hi Northstar.
Lovely shot, I guess it must have been pure luck then, or could it be you are a skilled or skilful photographer that is able to transfer those skills to a different genre of photography?
Lots of great pics by everyone else too, love the eagles Buddy.

Cheers Graham.



thanks neuro, click, buddy, and wildlife!

i'm not as skilled at BIF like many here are so i appreciate the kind words.

ANY hummingbird photo is hard to get. They are the golden grail of BIF :)

To quote Yoda..... beware the dark side for once you set down it's path, forever will it control your destiny..... soon you will be looking at 1DXs and 600F4s.... and you will think it's normal :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: SithTracy on March 31, 2014, 09:30:22 PM
Nothing too special about this shot, other than I shot it with something not usually used for birding... a 24-70...

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7296/9377772691_73fb4cba04_h.jpg)

I was in Wisconsin near Lake Michigan with my family and this guy came in close to see if we were serving up french fries or something.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Greatland on March 31, 2014, 10:13:17 PM
Bolsa Chica Harrier...1Dx 200-400
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Greatland on March 31, 2014, 10:14:15 PM
1Dx 200-400
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: daemorhedron on March 31, 2014, 10:14:51 PM
Blue footed booby off the coast of Puerto Vallarta.

Taken with EOS M using EF-M 18-55.

f/11, 1/200, ISO400 @ 55mm

=)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: lion rock on March 31, 2014, 11:20:05 PM
I shot some too, with an EOS M, at 55 mm.  One shown here.
-r
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: IslanderMV on March 31, 2014, 11:32:39 PM
Just fledged Black Skimmer -Recovering from a failed skim attempt.

Canon 60D - 100-400mm 
ISO500, 400mm, f/5.6, 1/2000  handheld, shutter priority, - center focus
Title: Asian Openbill
Post by: knkedlaya on April 01, 2014, 01:27:29 AM
Had 100mm macro mounted on my camera, just made use of the unexpected opportunity :)
Title: Re: Asian Openbill
Post by: CarlTN on April 01, 2014, 01:37:47 AM
Had 100mm macro mounted on my camera, just made use of the unexpected opportunity :)

Crane or Ibis?
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: knkedlaya on April 01, 2014, 02:37:51 AM
"Crane or Ibis?"

It belongs to Stork family of birds.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Openbill

Naveena
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: CarlTN on April 01, 2014, 02:42:42 AM
"Crane or Ibis?"

It belongs to Stork family of birds.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Asian_Openbill

Naveena

Ah, I should have known, thank you.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: zoliphoto on April 01, 2014, 06:00:55 AM
Excellent works, guys! Thanks for posting them.

And for something aerial kung-fu. Or taekwondo, if You like that better...
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 01, 2014, 06:12:15 AM
Bolsa Chica Harrier...1Dx 200-400

Very nice Greatland.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: CarlTN on April 01, 2014, 06:24:33 AM
Excellent works, guys! Thanks for posting them.

And for something aerial kung-fu. Or taekwondo, if You like that better...

Great, don't see enough pheasants...I wish we had them down here.  The wings spread one is the best. 
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on April 01, 2014, 06:48:11 AM
Hi Carl.
If you want pheasants just come to the Isle of Wight, trouble is they are mainly squished on the road, they have no concept of vehicles on roads at the best of times but it is the thinking with the small brain season so they are even less aware of their surroundings at the moment, one tried to get under my van wheels yesterday, not content with running in to the road it then started random acts of dithering left then right then stop then.... I missed him, but he tried really hard to get hit!

Really great pics from all, thanks.

Cheers Graham.

Excellent works, guys! Thanks for posting them.

And for something aerial kung-fu. Or taekwondo, if You like that better...

Great, don't see enough pheasants...I wish we had them down here.  The wings spread one is the best.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on April 01, 2014, 07:51:03 AM
Hi Carl.
If you want pheasants just come to the Isle of Wight, trouble is they are mainly squished on the road, they have no concept of vehicles on roads at the best of times but it is the thinking with the small brain season so they are even less aware of their surroundings at the moment, one tried to get under my van wheels yesterday, not content with running in to the road it then started random acts of dithering left then right then stop then.... I missed him, but he tried really hard to get hit!

Really great pics from all, thanks.

Cheers Graham.

Excellent works, guys! Thanks for posting them.

And for something aerial kung-fu. Or taekwondo, if You like that better...

Great, don't see enough pheasants...I wish we had them down here.  The wings spread one is the best.

funny story Valve! ;D

and thanks for your kind words.
north
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on April 01, 2014, 09:15:54 PM
another hummingbird and a barred owl.

having fun shooting BIF.  now I know why this thread is so long!! :) :D

i'm happy to hear constructive comments...positive or negative.  i'm always open to hear different opinions.

thanks,
north



Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on April 01, 2014, 10:27:05 PM
another hummingbird and a barred owl.

having fun shooting BIF.  now I know why this thread is so long!! :) :D

i'm happy to hear constructive comments...positive or negative.  i'm always open to hear different opinions.

thanks,
north

The 2nd photo is really eyes catching - AWESOME ;)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: CarlTN on April 02, 2014, 01:38:44 AM
Hi Carl.
If you want pheasants just come to the Isle of Wight, trouble is they are mainly squished on the road, they have no concept of vehicles on roads at the best of times but it is the thinking with the small brain season so they are even less aware of their surroundings at the moment, one tried to get under my van wheels yesterday, not content with running in to the road it then started random acts of dithering left then right then stop then.... I missed him, but he tried really hard to get hit!

Really great pics from all, thanks.

Cheers Graham.

Excellent works, guys! Thanks for posting them.

And for something aerial kung-fu. Or taekwondo, if You like that better...

Great, don't see enough pheasants...I wish we had them down here.  The wings spread one is the best.

Thanks for the suggestion, at the moment I can't afford to travel abroad.  I know what you mean about things in the road, I hit a deer, or rather the deer hit me last week.  Oh well, more food for the coyotes and vultures!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: CarlTN on April 02, 2014, 01:40:15 AM
another hummingbird and a barred owl.

having fun shooting BIF.  now I know why this thread is so long!! :) :D

i'm happy to hear constructive comments...positive or negative.  i'm always open to hear different opinions.

thanks,
north

Nice, I never see owls in the daytime down here.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 02, 2014, 05:59:22 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7252/13553412684_4c34206bc9.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: rrdoh on April 02, 2014, 08:39:04 AM
5D II/70-200 2.8 w 2X
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 02, 2014, 08:45:45 AM
another hummingbird and a barred owl.

having fun shooting BIF.  now I know why this thread is so long!! :) :D

i'm happy to hear constructive comments...positive or negative.  i'm always open to hear different opinions.

thanks,
north


I really like your second shot North. Nicely done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: wildlifeandmore on April 02, 2014, 10:03:17 AM
Rough-legged Hawk (I think) flying around in the National Park Refuge near Jackson Wyoming.
1D IV
500mm f/4L IS
f/4.5
1/2000
320 iso
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: eric on April 02, 2014, 10:39:04 AM
the hummingbird an the owl are outstanding !!!!!

My first posting here
BIF, yes for sure....  :D

1. bif heron
(http://abload.de/img/1d4_3391-1g9l35.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=1d4_3391-1g9l35.jpg)

2. ist nearly landed allowed ?
(http://abload.de/img/1d4_3374-16sbsm.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=1d4_3374-16sbsm.jpg)

Both made wirh Tamron 150-600VC
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 02, 2014, 10:40:59 AM
the hummingbird an the owl are outstanding !!!!!

My first posting here
BIF, yes for sure....  :D


Great first post. Welcome to CR Eric  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on April 02, 2014, 01:59:04 PM
the hummingbird an the owl are outstanding !!!!!

My first posting here
BIF, yes for sure....  :D

1. bif heron
(http://abload.de/img/1d4_3391-1g9l35.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=1d4_3391-1g9l35.jpg)

2. ist nearly landed allowed ?
(http://abload.de/img/1d4_3374-16sbsm.jpg) (http://abload.de/image.php?img=1d4_3374-16sbsm.jpg)

Both made wirh Tamron 150-600VC

nice photos!   how did the Tamron work for BIF? 

welcome!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ankarback on April 02, 2014, 03:09:26 PM
Here's a couple of mine. Taken in Sweden and Norway. I have no idea what theese birds are called in english  :-[

(http://www.jasplace.se/cr/skrattmas.jpg)

(http://www.jasplace.se/cr/havssula.jpg)

/Johan
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Steve on April 02, 2014, 03:58:47 PM
Here's a couple of mine. Taken in Sweden and Norway. I have no idea what theese birds are called in english  :-[

Looks like a Black headed Gull and a Gannet.

e: I guess I should contribute

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7051/13390981774_accb8bcdc5_o.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5490/10718135414_de5d765664_b.jpg)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2867/10718059835_5b996f4404_b.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: petach on April 02, 2014, 04:07:56 PM
Mollymawk (medium sized Albatross) Tasman Sea, NZ

6D 70/300L combo

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/13587758134_9640cbc18b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mGGP6Y)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3778/13587767874_3b47c18f61_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mGGRZU)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5515/13587394625_14d8c18e8f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mGEX3z)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3766/13587786264_1502d62840.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mGGXsY)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/13587781854_70f62e822e.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mGGW9W)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: mackguyver on April 02, 2014, 04:25:28 PM
From the archives - here's a stilt shot with my first DSLR (Rebel XSi) & 70-200 f/4 IS + 1.4x - I haven't seen these birds in my area in years:

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/photos/i-FTzb9MX/2/L/i-FTzb9MX-L.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on April 02, 2014, 08:35:47 PM
Hi Carl.
A few years ago I was driving home at dusk and a badger flopped out of the hedge about a car length in front of me, he got 2/3 of the width of the car before I hit him. I stopped but couldn't see him, the misses asked if I was going back and I declined with if he's dead it won't help and if he's alive he will be very angry and the last thing I want to get involved with is an angry badger, they can be real nasty.
The next day when I looked at the front of my 1972 Triumph 2.5PI I wished I had gone back, I would have had him made into a rug! ;D Careless little sod had bent the front all out of shape, solid little critters!

Back to the topic, lots of great shots from all.

Cheers Graham.

Hi Carl.
If you want pheasants just come to the Isle of Wight, trouble is they are mainly squished on the road, they have no concept of vehicles on roads at the best of times but it is the thinking with the small brain season so they are even less aware of their surroundings at the moment, one tried to get under my van wheels yesterday, not content with running in to the road it then started random acts of dithering left then right then stop then.... I missed him, but he tried really hard to get hit!

Really great pics from all, thanks.

Cheers Graham.

Excellent works, guys! Thanks for posting them.

And for something aerial kung-fu. Or taekwondo, if You like that better...

Great, don't see enough pheasants...I wish we had them down here.  The wings spread one is the best.

Thanks for the suggestion, at the moment I can't afford to travel abroad.  I know what you mean about things in the road, I hit a deer, or rather the deer hit me last week.  Oh well, more food for the coyotes and vultures!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on April 02, 2014, 08:40:24 PM
Hi ankarback.
Local to me the top ones are known as shitehawks, as in I've just washed the car don't feed the shitehawks! ::) Or sometimes just seagulls!

Cheers Graham.

Here's a couple of mine. Taken in Sweden and Norway. I have no idea what theese birds are called in english  :-[

(http://www.jasplace.se/cr/skrattmas.jpg)

(http://www.jasplace.se/cr/havssula.jpg)

/Johan
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: CarlTN on April 02, 2014, 09:43:53 PM
Hi Carl.
A few years ago I was driving home at dusk and a badger flopped out of the hedge about a car length in front of me, he got 2/3 of the width of the car before I hit him. I stopped but couldn't see him, the misses asked if I was going back and I declined with if he's dead it won't help and if he's alive he will be very angry and the last thing I want to get involved with is an angry badger, they can be real nasty.
The next day when I looked at the front of my 1972 Triumph 2.5PI I wished I had gone back, I would have had him made into a rug! ;D Careless little sod had bent the front all out of shape, solid little critters!

Lol that's too bad!  I know of a few people who are like angry badgers!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: EvilZeev228 on April 02, 2014, 10:19:39 PM
1Dx
420mm F5.6 1.4x Extender
1/2000 sec.
ISO 400
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Maximilian on April 03, 2014, 04:20:33 AM
1Dx
420mm F5.6 1.4x Extender
1/2000 sec.
ISO 400
Welcome to the forum, EvilZeev228.
Really lovely shot  - no, it's brilliant. Congrats.  :D
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: CarlTN on April 03, 2014, 04:22:48 AM
Mollymawk (medium sized Albatross) Tasman Sea, NZ

6D 70/300L combo

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/13587758134_9640cbc18b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mGGP6Y)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3778/13587767874_3b47c18f61_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mGGRZU)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5515/13587394625_14d8c18e8f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mGEX3z)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3766/13587786264_1502d62840.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mGGXsY)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/13587781854_70f62e822e.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mGGW9W)

Great job with the 6D!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: CarlTN on April 03, 2014, 04:30:32 AM
A less good job with the 6D and 70-300L, lol.  Difficult to get these, was all the way in at 300mm (these are almost full frame images, downscaled).  Distance was about 6 feet, conditions relatively dark...single shot AF mode.  Shot through double pane window glass, at a 45 degree angle!  I doubt servo would have helped...might have on a 5D3 or 1DX.  This is the delay of my reaction time combined with the camera's shutter lag.  Both of these were just single snaps, not a series.  The birds are definitely out of the frame by the next in a sequence at 4.5 fps anyway!  At least the back feathers on the chickadee and the tail of the titmouse are close to in focus.  ISO 10,000 for chickadee and 6400 for titmouse, shutter speed 1/1000, both shot as jpegs only.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: petach on April 03, 2014, 02:39:25 PM
Mollymawk (medium sized Albatross) Tasman Sea, NZ

6D 70/300L combo

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7028/13587758134_9640cbc18b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mGGP6Y)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3778/13587767874_3b47c18f61_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mGGRZU)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5515/13587394625_14d8c18e8f_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mGEX3z)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3766/13587786264_1502d62840.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mGGXsY)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7047/13587781854_70f62e822e.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mGGW9W)

Great job with the 6D!

Thanks. Bearing in mind it was very windy, water was very choppy and I have Parkinson's tremor......they are sharper than I have a right to expect.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: petach on April 03, 2014, 05:04:34 PM
Pelican - Ballina NSW - 6d 70/300L combo

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3688/13598414454_ddd8da02df_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mHDqRC)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on April 03, 2014, 05:56:25 PM
Hi Petach.
Excellent pictures, I like the hard definition on the colouring, just a narrow border of the bronze top colour under the wings. Nicely captured too.

Cheers Graham.

Mollymawk (medium sized Albatross) Tasman Sea, NZ

6D 70/300L combo


Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on April 03, 2014, 06:00:35 PM
Hi EvilZeev228.
Stunning shot, did it just pluck dinner from under the snow, or just take off?

Cheers Graham.


1Dx
420mm F5.6 1.4x Extender
1/2000 sec.
ISO 400
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: hari on April 03, 2014, 08:17:53 PM
Spot Billed Pelican at Vedanthangal Bird Sanctuary
(http://ppcdn.500px.org/22995835/725ed31ff519fd7e9ed9a016a92f3a55f1a7dd6d/4.jpg) (http://500px.com/photo/22995835)

Smooth Landing
(http://ppcdn.500px.org/42428036/c44da54f217d3e152dc06ba15e4eebbbc26d0779/4.jpg) (http://500px.com/photo/42428036)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 03, 2014, 08:35:03 PM
First post ... Welcome to CR hari  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: DominoDude on April 03, 2014, 09:02:55 PM
From 2 years ago. A Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula).

EF 400/5.6L on a Canon 7D
1/1000s f/5.6 @ ISO 100
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: hari on April 03, 2014, 10:48:18 PM
First post ... Welcome to CR hari  :)
thank you  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: EvilZeev228 on April 03, 2014, 11:36:59 PM


Hi EvilZeev228.
Stunning shot, did it just pluck dinner from under the snow, or just take off?

Cheers Graham.


1Dx
420mm F5.6 1.4x Extender
1/2000 sec.
ISO 400

Thanks.

She was going for her lunch i would say in mid afternoon.     :D

I am new to this Forum....I will post more of my favorite shots with u guys....lots of beautiful shots in here.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: scyrene on April 04, 2014, 06:06:44 AM
From 2 years ago. A Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula).

EF 400/5.6L on a Canon 7D
1/1000s f/5.6 @ ISO 100

Wonderful! Goldeneyes are so handsome, but I never manage to get close - round here, they stay away from people, bobbing out of reach in the middle of lakes :(

And given how fast ducks fly, getting a shot like that is doubly impressive :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: DominoDude on April 04, 2014, 03:27:43 PM
From 2 years ago. A Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula).

Wonderful! Goldeneyes are so handsome, but I never manage to get close - round here, they stay away from people, bobbing out of reach in the middle of lakes :(

And given how fast ducks fly, getting a shot like that is doubly impressive :)

Thanks, scyrene!
I find larger birds quite easy to shoot in flight - if they're within decent reach - since they are rather predictable in the way they fly. As far as a I can remember, with this Goldeneye I could hear him taking off, and I just stood looking at the reeds to see where/if he should pop up, and found him flying in a smooth circle around me. Aimed and shot as I was spinning around and it turned out ok with the suns direction, clean sky as background and so forth.

I have a few spots where I can get fairly close to various birds without disrupting them. Equipped with 97-98% patience, and some 2-3% luck there have to be some keepers.
Don't give up, you'll get yours!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 04, 2014, 11:35:28 PM
1Dx
420mm F5.6 1.4x Extender
1/2000 sec.
ISO 400

Awesome. I really like this shot ...And welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on April 05, 2014, 07:05:21 AM
1Dx
420mm F5.6 1.4x Extender
1/2000 sec.
ISO 400

Wonderful shot evilzeev!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on April 05, 2014, 07:07:52 AM
From 2 years ago. A Common Goldeneye (Bucephala clangula).

Wonderful! Goldeneyes are so handsome, but I never manage to get close - round here, they stay away from people, bobbing out of reach in the middle of lakes :(

And given how fast ducks fly, getting a shot like that is doubly impressive :)

Thanks, scyrene!
I find larger birds quite easy to shoot in flight - if they're within decent reach - since they are rather predictable in the way they fly. As far as a I can remember, with this Goldeneye I could hear him taking off, and I just stood looking at the reeds to see where/if he should pop up, and found him flying in a smooth circle around me. Aimed and shot as I was spinning around and it turned out ok with the suns direction, clean sky as background and so forth.

I have a few spots where I can get fairly close to various birds without disrupting them. Equipped with 97-98% patience, and some 2-3% luck there have to be some keepers.
Don't give up, you'll get yours!

Nice photo Domino...and good story too!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: yvansled60 on April 05, 2014, 08:50:41 PM
Hello,
newby here and it's been wonderful seeing all the wonderful photos posted :)  Here are a couple of mine taken in my backyard through a window.  Taken with Canon 5D II with 70-200 IS 2.8.  Had to really crop these in.  Looking to add at least a 400 MM to my gear but for right now, doing lots of practicing of BIF
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on April 05, 2014, 09:23:22 PM
Hi.
Welcome to the forum,
Couple of nice shots, second one is full of action, flared for landing air brake deployed! ;D Looks to me that despite the cropping and window glass in the way you pretty much nailed these shots.

Cheers Graham.


Hello,
newby here and it's been wonderful seeing all the wonderful photos posted :)  Here are a couple of mine taken in my backyard through a window.  Taken with Canon 5D II with 70-200 IS 2.8.  Had to really crop these in.  Looking to add at least a 400 MM to my gear but for right now, doing lots of practicing of BIF
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 05, 2014, 09:30:15 PM
Hello,
newby here and it's been wonderful seeing all the wonderful photos posted :)  Here are a couple of mine taken in my backyard through a window.  Taken with Canon 5D II with 70-200 IS 2.8.  Had to really crop these in.  Looking to add at least a 400 MM to my gear but for right now, doing lots of practicing of BIF

I really like the second one. Welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: yvansled60 on April 05, 2014, 09:37:31 PM
Thanks Graham!  Still experimenting with settings and all but I am looking to get out in the field once I get the 400mm.  My 70-200 just isn't enough reach but it will do for backyard bird photography.  I have feeders set up on our deck and have a couple nearby trees but I sure do enjoy them.  Now that it's warming up, there be more warm weather birds, like the Orioles and Hummingbirds...

Hi.
Welcome to the forum,
Couple of nice shots, second one is full of action, flared for landing air brake deployed! ;D Looks to me that despite the cropping and window glass in the way you pretty much nailed these shots.

Cheers Graham.


Hello,
newby here and it's been wonderful seeing all the wonderful photos posted :)  Here are a couple of mine taken in my backyard through a window.  Taken with Canon 5D II with 70-200 IS 2.8.  Had to really crop these in.  Looking to add at least a 400 MM to my gear but for right now, doing lots of practicing of BIF
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: yvansled60 on April 05, 2014, 09:43:55 PM
Thanks!

I really like the second one. Welcome to CR  :)
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Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on April 05, 2014, 09:50:01 PM
Hello,
newby here and it's been wonderful seeing all the wonderful photos posted :)  Here are a couple of mine taken in my backyard through a window.  Taken with Canon 5D II with 70-200 IS 2.8.  Had to really crop these in.  Looking to add at least a 400 MM to my gear but for right now, doing lots of practicing of BIF

nice...maybe look at a 1.4x?
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Cog on April 05, 2014, 09:58:39 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7062/13655447854_25d5f682a5_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mNFJU7)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: EvilZeev228 on April 06, 2014, 02:12:49 AM
Few more of my favorites share with everyone.

1Dx with 1.4x extender
420mm

F11
1/1000
ISO 400

F5.6
1/5000
ISO 800
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Don Haines on April 06, 2014, 04:34:17 AM
Few more of my favorites share with everyone.

1Dx with 1.4x extender
420mm

F11
1/1000
ISO 400

F5.6
1/5000
ISO 800
The second shot is perfection!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on April 06, 2014, 07:35:34 AM
Hi EvilZeev.
Lovely shots, especially the second one, did the mouse even know the owl was there before the shadow arrived? ;D somehow I think not!
Could also have been in Harv's breakfast is served topic!

Cheers Graham.

Few more of my favorites share with everyone.

1Dx with 1.4x extender
420mm

F11
1/1000
ISO 400

F5.6
1/5000
ISO 800
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on April 06, 2014, 08:18:54 AM
Few more of my favorites share with everyone.

1Dx with 1.4x extender
420mm

F11
1/1000
ISO 400

F5.6
1/5000
ISO 800

Awesome...love that second shot !
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: wildlifeandmore on April 06, 2014, 09:30:35 AM
Few more of my favorites share with everyone.

1Dx with 1.4x extender
420mm

F11
1/1000
ISO 400

F5.6
1/5000
ISO 800
Incredible shot!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 06, 2014, 09:42:41 AM
Few more of my favorites share with everyone.

1Dx with 1.4x extender
420mm

F11
1/1000
ISO 400

F5.6
1/5000
ISO 800

Beautiful shots. I love the second one also. Excellent shot Sir.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: petach on April 06, 2014, 12:47:51 PM
Low Altitude Attitude - 6D 70/300L combo

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7413/11104752163_363b41f79a_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/hVhKWc)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3675/11104753363_90865aac6d_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/hVhLhT)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: petach on April 06, 2014, 12:51:01 PM
Few more of my favorites share with everyone.

1Dx with 1.4x extender
420mm

F11
1/1000
ISO 400

F5.6
1/5000
ISO 800

amazing coincidence, but I was in Maldon in Essex very early this morning and I was speaking to a lady  who told me her friend had shown her a shot of an owl....talons outstretched.....aiming for a mouse in the snow!  and by golly here it is.  Great shot !
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: petach on April 06, 2014, 12:56:45 PM
Egret skimming the banks of the estuary, Maldon, Essex

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8002/7464356824_ba84f909da_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/cnAMej)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: yvansled60 on April 06, 2014, 02:14:29 PM
Hello,
newby here and it's been wonderful seeing all the wonderful photos posted :)  Here are a couple of mine taken in my backyard through a window.  Taken with Canon 5D II with 70-200 IS 2.8.  Had to really crop these in.  Looking to add at least a 400 MM to my gear but for right now, doing lots of practicing of BIF

nice...maybe look at a 1.4x?

I am actually considering a 300 f4 prime with an 1.4 extender.  I like the 300 which has an IS but the 400 does not.  Also looking at 100-400.  Still deciding.  Canon will be announcing new lenses inMay or at least that's the rumor so I may wait until then to see what come up....
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ERHP on April 06, 2014, 05:55:58 PM
Few more of my favorites share with everyone.

1Dx with 1.4x extender
420mm

F11
1/1000
ISO 400

F5.6
1/5000
ISO 800

Awesome shots, especially the second one!  Seeing the trails in the snow just adds to it.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: HankMD on April 07, 2014, 12:53:24 AM
Hello,
newby here and it's been wonderful seeing all the wonderful photos posted :)  Here are a couple of mine taken in my backyard through a window.  Taken with Canon 5D II with 70-200 IS 2.8.  Had to really crop these in.  Looking to add at least a 400 MM to my gear but for right now, doing lots of practicing of BIF

I like the first one. It has a dream-like quality to it that makes it more art than a birding shot.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: surapon on April 07, 2014, 09:42:38 AM
Here are my turn.
Enjoy
Surapon
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Wiki Tango on April 07, 2014, 06:06:59 PM
 :o caught some strange goose...
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7037/13700549054_3c5101b1f7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mSETV1)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 07, 2014, 06:18:52 PM
:o caught some strange goose...


Beautiful image. Nicely done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Don Haines on April 07, 2014, 06:21:22 PM
:o caught some strange goose...
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7037/13700549054_3c5101b1f7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mSETV1)
I like the light reflecting onto the underside of the swan!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: petach on April 07, 2014, 06:54:04 PM
Egret again, Leigh on Sea, Essex.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3715/10837887313_f252897f99_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/hvH1j6)

Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: EvilZeev228 on April 07, 2014, 08:19:17 PM
Few more of my favorites share with everyone.

1Dx with 1.4x extender
420mm

F11
1/1000
ISO 400

F5.6
1/5000
ISO 800

Beautiful shots. I love the second one also. Excellent shot Sir.

Thank You all very much guys.


got few more of BIF shots

1Dx         300mm              F4              ISO 200          1/1600secs

                                        F4              ISO 100           1/1600secs
 
                                       F7.1            ISO 400           1/2500secs

1.4x extender    420mm  F5.6            ISO 250          1/250secs                       
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 07, 2014, 08:37:44 PM
got few more of BIF shots
             


Great series.  8) Well done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Wiki Tango on April 08, 2014, 02:41:21 AM
:o caught some strange goose...


Beautiful image. Nicely done.
Thank you very much, click!!

We saw Ikarus, too:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7372/13631428073_a311ac2502_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mLyCDX)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: jrista on April 08, 2014, 09:47:03 PM
We saw Ikarus, too:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7372/13631428073_a311ac2502_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mLyCDX)

WOW...that is FANTASTIC!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on April 09, 2014, 09:25:48 AM
We saw Ikarus, too:
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7372/13631428073_a311ac2502_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mLyCDX)

WOW...that is FANTASTIC!

Understatement alert. ;D I agree.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Morlin on April 09, 2014, 04:18:14 PM
(http://)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 09, 2014, 04:44:05 PM
Beautiful shot Morlin. Well done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: CarlTN on April 09, 2014, 06:09:40 PM
(http://)

Interesting!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on April 09, 2014, 07:15:38 PM
(http://)

Great capture Morlin. Thanks for sharing ;)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on April 09, 2014, 09:48:58 PM
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/Black-crownedNightHeron-26.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/Black-crownedNightHeron-26.jpg.html)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 10, 2014, 09:10:50 PM
Cool shot 2n10.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Rienzphotoz on April 11, 2014, 04:29:29 PM
(http://)
Walking on water ... cool  8)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: scyrene on April 11, 2014, 06:45:17 PM
Just a quick and dirty montage of a sand martin in flight this afternoon. They were very distant, and the 500+2x TC isn't really up to this sort of thing, but still.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Eldar on April 12, 2014, 04:25:12 AM
Not quite in flight yet, but doing his best :)
Great Crested Grebe.
1DX, 600mm f4L IS II + 1.4xIII extender, 1/500s, f5.6, ISO2000, handheld.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on April 12, 2014, 10:48:26 AM
Hi Eldar.
It certainly tells the story, 840mm hand held at 1/500th, not bad!

Cheers Graham.

Not quite in flight yet, but doing his best :)
Great Crested Grebe.
1DX, 600mm f4L IS II + 1.4xIII extender, 1/500s, f5.6, ISO2000, handheld.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Eldar on April 12, 2014, 04:08:37 PM
Hi Eldar.
It certainly tells the story, 840mm hand held at 1/500th, not bad!

Cheers Graham.
Thanks Graham,
The idea was to have a slow enough shutter speed to get the feeling of motion and splash, but keep his head sharp. Did not succeed completely, but still OK. Handheld is handheld ...
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Cog on April 12, 2014, 04:25:20 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3683/13804270184_8f01a7d26c_c.jpg) (http://flic.kr/p/n2QuAm)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 12, 2014, 04:42:14 PM
Very nice shot Cog.  8) Well done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on April 12, 2014, 05:43:06 PM
Not quite in flight yet, but doing his best :)
Great Crested Grebe.
1DX, 600mm f4L IS II + 1.4xIII extender, 1/500s, f5.6, ISO2000, handheld.

Nice one Eldar

I went to the beach this morning with my 400mm + 1.4xIII, trying to catch some surfers. Came out great ;)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Eldar on April 12, 2014, 05:57:02 PM

Nice one Eldar

I went to the beach this morning with my 400mm + 1.4xIII, trying to catch some surfers. Came out great ;)
Thanks Dylan, I´m waiting to see some surfers then ;)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: AlanF on April 16, 2014, 06:51:09 AM
I occasionally see raptors flying high, usually too high for photos. I took the kestrel (middle) and buzzard (bottom) last weekend and the marsh harrier (top) last December. They are all 100% crops, with the birds occupying only 400-500x600-700 pixels, which gives an idea of how far away they were. All are hand-held using the 5DIII + f/2.8 300mm II + 2x TC III at f/5.6. 600mm and iso 640. (I saw them while walking around and could not have used a tripod).

Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 16, 2014, 08:45:25 AM
Very nice series Alan. Well done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: CarlTN on April 16, 2014, 09:51:36 PM
I occasionally see raptors flying high, usually too high for photos. I took the kestrel (middle) and buzzard (bottom) last weekend and the marsh harrier (top) last December. They are all 100% crops, with the birds occupying only 400-500x600-700 pixels, which gives an idea of how far away they were. All are hand-held using the 5DIII + f/2.8 300mm II + 2x TC III at f/5.6. 600mm and iso 640. (I saw them while walking around and could not have used a tripod).

The kestrel looks the best of this group of images, in my opinion.  Did you set ISO to 640, or was it in auto ISO?
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: AlanF on April 17, 2014, 03:18:57 AM
I occasionally see raptors flying high, usually too high for photos. I took the kestrel (middle) and buzzard (bottom) last weekend and the marsh harrier (top) last December. They are all 100% crops, with the birds occupying only 400-500x600-700 pixels, which gives an idea of how far away they were. All are hand-held using the 5DIII + f/2.8 300mm II + 2x TC III at f/5.6. 600mm and iso 640. (I saw them while walking around and could not have used a tripod).

The kestrel looks the best of this group of images, in my opinion.  Did you set ISO to 640, or was it in auto ISO?

ISO 640 was set manually.  It is my default setting for reasonable light as I find the noise level acceptable and very well suppressed with DxO prime. So, I use AV, with f = 5.6, ISO 640 and let the camera take care of the speed for shots like these.  Also spot metering + 2 ev to get the right exposure against the sky.  Focal gives f/5.6 as the sharpest aperture for my lens at 600mm.

I agree the kestrel is the best.  The buzzard is of very marginal quality as it was just a dot in the sky and I photoed it just for identification. In extreme situations such as these the Canon 300 II + 2xTC III combo has a real edge over the Tamron 150-600mm, though for closer situations the Tamron is nearly as good at f/8.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: CarlTN on April 17, 2014, 03:51:20 AM
I occasionally see raptors flying high, usually too high for photos. I took the kestrel (middle) and buzzard (bottom) last weekend and the marsh harrier (top) last December. They are all 100% crops, with the birds occupying only 400-500x600-700 pixels, which gives an idea of how far away they were. All are hand-held using the 5DIII + f/2.8 300mm II + 2x TC III at f/5.6. 600mm and iso 640. (I saw them while walking around and could not have used a tripod).

The kestrel looks the best of this group of images, in my opinion.  Did you set ISO to 640, or was it in auto ISO?

ISO 640 was set manually.  It is my default setting for reasonable light as I find the noise level acceptable and very well suppressed with DxO prime. So, I use AV, with f = 5.6, ISO 640 and let the camera take care of the speed for shots like these.  Also spot metering + 2 ev to get the right exposure against the sky.  Focal gives f/5.6 as the sharpest aperture for my lens at 600mm.

I agree the kestrel is the best.  The buzzard is of very marginal quality as it was just a dot in the sky and I photoed it just for identification. In extreme situations such as these the Canon 300 II + 2xTC III combo has a real edge over the Tamron 150-600mm, though for closer situations the Tamron is nearly as good at f/8.

Very interesting, but hold on a minute.  You've piqued my interest, but I doubt it means what I think it does.  Are you just referring to the sharpness being better due to being open to f/5.6, or are you saying the Canon combo can also give better sharpness at a longer focus distance ?
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: AlanF on April 17, 2014, 07:17:14 AM
I occasionally see raptors flying high, usually too high for photos. I took the kestrel (middle) and buzzard (bottom) last weekend and the marsh harrier (top) last December. They are all 100% crops, with the birds occupying only 400-500x600-700 pixels, which gives an idea of how far away they were. All are hand-held using the 5DIII + f/2.8 300mm II + 2x TC III at f/5.6. 600mm and iso 640. (I saw them while walking around and could not have used a tripod).

The kestrel looks the best of this group of images, in my opinion.  Did you set ISO to 640, or was it in auto ISO?

ISO 640 was set manually.  It is my default setting for reasonable light as I find the noise level acceptable and very well suppressed with DxO prime. So, I use AV, with f = 5.6, ISO 640 and let the camera take care of the speed for shots like these.  Also spot metering + 2 ev to get the right exposure against the sky.  Focal gives f/5.6 as the sharpest aperture for my lens at 600mm.

I agree the kestrel is the best.  The buzzard is of very marginal quality as it was just a dot in the sky and I photoed it just for identification. In extreme situations such as these the Canon 300 II + 2xTC III combo has a real edge over the Tamron 150-600mm, though for closer situations the Tamron is nearly as good at f/8.

Very interesting, but hold on a minute.  You've piqued my interest, but I doubt it means what I think it does.  Are you just referring to the sharpness being better due to being open to f/5.6, or are you saying the Canon combo can also give better sharpness at a longer focus distance ?

Carl
What I mean is that the canon combo is slightly sharper than the Tamron and that this becomes noticeable when you very highly crop and in effect are pixel peeping. If you have a subject close up then much of the fine detail is spread over many pixels and so you don't notice a small amount of blurring at the single pixel level. However, when the subject is far away, the same fine detail might occupy one or two pixels and so any blurring becomes apparent.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on April 17, 2014, 09:12:10 AM
I occasionally see raptors flying high, usually too high for photos. I took the kestrel (middle) and buzzard (bottom) last weekend and the marsh harrier (top) last December. They are all 100% crops, with the birds occupying only 400-500x600-700 pixels, which gives an idea of how far away they were. All are hand-held using the 5DIII + f/2.8 300mm II + 2x TC III at f/5.6. 600mm and iso 640. (I saw them while walking around and could not have used a tripod).

Nice shots Alan ;)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: steven kessel on April 17, 2014, 03:35:15 PM
Here's one of my favorites.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 17, 2014, 03:44:09 PM
Beautiful shot Steven  8)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: CarlTN on April 17, 2014, 04:18:19 PM
I occasionally see raptors flying high, usually too high for photos. I took the kestrel (middle) and buzzard (bottom) last weekend and the marsh harrier (top) last December. They are all 100% crops, with the birds occupying only 400-500x600-700 pixels, which gives an idea of how far away they were. All are hand-held using the 5DIII + f/2.8 300mm II + 2x TC III at f/5.6. 600mm and iso 640. (I saw them while walking around and could not have used a tripod).

The kestrel looks the best of this group of images, in my opinion.  Did you set ISO to 640, or was it in auto ISO?

ISO 640 was set manually.  It is my default setting for reasonable light as I find the noise level acceptable and very well suppressed with DxO prime. So, I use AV, with f = 5.6, ISO 640 and let the camera take care of the speed for shots like these.  Also spot metering + 2 ev to get the right exposure against the sky.  Focal gives f/5.6 as the sharpest aperture for my lens at 600mm.

I agree the kestrel is the best.  The buzzard is of very marginal quality as it was just a dot in the sky and I photoed it just for identification. In extreme situations such as these the Canon 300 II + 2xTC III combo has a real edge over the Tamron 150-600mm, though for closer situations the Tamron is nearly as good at f/8.

Very interesting, but hold on a minute.  You've piqued my interest, but I doubt it means what I think it does.  Are you just referring to the sharpness being better due to being open to f/5.6, or are you saying the Canon combo can also give better sharpness at a longer focus distance ?

Carl
What I mean is that the canon combo is slightly sharper than the Tamron and that this becomes noticeable when you very highly crop and in effect are pixel peeping. If you have a subject close up then much of the fine detail is spread over many pixels and so you don't notice a small amount of blurring at the single pixel level. However, when the subject is far away, the same fine detail might occupy one or two pixels and so any blurring becomes apparent.

Ok, that's what I thought.  Thanks for clarifying.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ERHP on April 17, 2014, 11:53:09 PM
Here's one of my favorites.

Really cool shot!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Skatol on April 18, 2014, 09:10:52 AM
Here's one of my favorites.
INCREDIBLE!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ERHP on April 18, 2014, 10:16:34 AM
Immature Rufous Hummingbird from Monday.
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Tijuana-River-Valley-14APR14/i-rvLN9v5/0/X3/BBG1501_16-X3.jpg)
EXIF on the site.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 18, 2014, 10:29:31 AM
Lovely shot ERHP.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Chisox2335 on April 18, 2014, 12:09:09 PM
Not as sharp as I'd like, but I thought the shot itself was pretty cool.

Canon 70D
100-400 @400mm
f5.6
1/320 (should've bumped it up a lot, they started fighting and I was excited and fumbling, hence why I'm practicing before my safari)
ISO100
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: jrista on April 18, 2014, 12:44:42 PM
Immature Rufous Hummingbird from Monday.
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Tijuana-River-Valley-14APR14/i-rvLN9v5/0/X3/BBG1501_16-X3.jpg)
EXIF on the site.

That is a truly exquisite shot! Perfectly composed, beautiful boke, supreme sharpness. Fantastic work!!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: EvilZeev228 on April 18, 2014, 04:01:30 PM
Lunch time farming!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 18, 2014, 08:14:11 PM
Lunch time farming!


Beautiful series. Good timing on the second one.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: AlanF on April 19, 2014, 12:16:52 PM
Wonderful shots on this page, every one of them. Congratulations!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: AlanF on April 20, 2014, 08:00:28 AM
Oyster catcher in Lakenheath on 18 April. Canon 5DIII + 300mm f/2.8 II +2xTCIII, 1005 crop.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: AlanF on April 20, 2014, 08:05:50 AM
And a shelduck 3 days earlier.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: AlanF on April 20, 2014, 08:07:36 AM
The shelduck had been racing an oyster catcher.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: AlanF on April 20, 2014, 08:12:00 AM
And here is a "Birds In Fight" (again 100% crop from the 300/2.8 + 2xTC at 600mm).
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 20, 2014, 08:22:45 AM
And here is a "Birds In Fight" (again 100% crop from the 300/2.8 + 2xTC at 600mm).

Cool shot Alan.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candc on April 20, 2014, 08:40:29 AM
And here is a "Birds In Fight" (again 100% crop from the 300/2.8 + 2xTC at 600mm).

that is a very captivating shot of the gulls. i really like the way the foliage adds an interesting element to the shot without being distracting.

tfs
Title: wild goose chase
Post by: the blackfox on April 20, 2014, 01:48:14 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7450/13909772831_f7a44232a5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ncadRv)bit of a wild goose chase (https://flic.kr/p/ncadRv) by blackfox wildlife and nature imaging (https://www.flickr.com/people/31671466@N07/), on Flickr
Title: welsh beef for lunch
Post by: the blackfox on April 20, 2014, 01:50:43 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3813/13618969865_76c9b23588_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mKsMgg)best welsh beef for lunch (https://flic.kr/p/mKsMgg) by blackfox wildlife and nature imaging (https://www.flickr.com/people/31671466@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: welsh beef for lunch
Post by: Click on April 20, 2014, 02:04:36 PM
best welsh beef for lunch (https://flic.kr/p/mKsMgg) by blackfox wildlife and nature imaging (https://www.flickr.com/people/31671466@N07/), on Flickr

Very nice shot blackfox... And welcome to CR   :)
Title: Re: wild goose chase
Post by: AlanF on April 20, 2014, 02:57:21 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7450/13909772831_f7a44232a5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ncadRv)bit of a wild goose chase (https://flic.kr/p/ncadRv) by blackfox wildlife and nature imaging (https://www.flickr.com/people/31671466@N07/), on Flickr

Those Canada geese have been sent by our Commonwealth brothers and sisters back to the mother country. They are everywhere here. Nice shots!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: AlanF on April 20, 2014, 03:41:44 PM
I took my grandchildren to the park this afternoon, and the Tamron 150-600 was great for long distance close-ups of them. Then, there was an aerial dogfight between a kestrel and a crow. It's the third I have seen this month as the brave crows defend their nests. So, here is a collage of their manoeuvres.
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Post by: Northstar on April 20, 2014, 07:46:07 PM
Nest building from a pair of Osprey on an early Sunday morning.  This "platform" sat empty last year so it's good to see it get some use. 

The platform is located in field near a lake in a rural part of Minnesota...about 90 of these were built when they reintroduced Osprey to the area 20 years ago.

Because there are no trees within 200 yards of this particular platform, it's difficult to get close without the Osprey flying off. (usually away from me)

I got lucky with a couple shots when they returned.

1dx w/ 300 2.8IS w 1.4X

1/2000
iso 250
f4
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 20, 2014, 07:51:15 PM
Great shots Northstar. I especially like the last picture.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: the blackfox on April 21, 2014, 06:04:45 PM
another shot from my trip in early april to the red kite feeding farm (gigrin) in mid wales ,the sight of a couple of hundred of these swooping in for a hour or so of feeding frenzy is well worth the 200 mile round trip for me .plus i always seem to pick good weather when i go ,not that common in mid wales  ::)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7257/13974972373_6e20b0b9d8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nhVopx)let us prey (https://flic.kr/p/nhVopx) by blackfox wildlife and nature imaging (https://www.flickr.com/people/31671466@N07/), on Flickr
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 21, 2014, 06:10:38 PM
Well done blackfox.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on April 21, 2014, 06:23:27 PM
another shot from my trip in early april to the red kite feeding farm (gigrin) in mid wales ,the sight of a couple of hundred of these swooping in for a hour or so of feeding frenzy is well worth the 200 mile round trip for me .plus i always seem to pick good weather when i go ,not that common in mid wales  ::)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7257/13974972373_6e20b0b9d8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nhVopx)let us prey (https://flic.kr/p/nhVopx) by blackfox wildlife and nature imaging (https://www.flickr.com/people/31671466@N07/), on Flickr

very cool shot blackfox!

thanks click!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on April 22, 2014, 12:42:23 PM
Dowitchers, Dunlins and Sandpipers
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/DowitchersDunlinsandSandpipers-6.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/DowitchersDunlinsandSandpipers-6.jpg.html)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on April 22, 2014, 12:43:16 PM
Barn Swallow
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/Barn-Swallow-19.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/Barn-Swallow-19.jpg.html)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on April 22, 2014, 12:43:59 PM
Least Sandpiper
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/LeastSandpiper-4.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/LeastSandpiper-4.jpg.html)
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Post by: 2n10 on April 22, 2014, 12:44:53 PM
American White Pelican
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/AmericanWhitePelican-28.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/AmericanWhitePelican-28.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/AmericanWhitePelican-25.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/AmericanWhitePelican-25.jpg.html)
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Post by: 2n10 on April 22, 2014, 12:45:39 PM
Turkey Vulture
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/TurkeyVulture-9.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/TurkeyVulture-9.jpg.html)
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Post by: 2n10 on April 22, 2014, 12:47:14 PM
Black Crowned Night Heron
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/Black-crownedNightHeron-25.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/Black-crownedNightHeron-25.jpg.html)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 22, 2014, 12:57:05 PM
I really like the Barn Swallow.  8)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: AlanF on April 22, 2014, 02:17:53 PM
I really like the Barn Swallow.  8)

+1, it's not easy to get those fast little blighters, and it was done very nicely.
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Post by: 2n10 on April 22, 2014, 04:24:18 PM
I really like the Barn Swallow.  8)

+1, it's not easy to get those fast little blighters, and it was done very nicely.

Thank you Click.

Alan, it was the only one that the focus was solid out of about 50.  Some would be fine at a larger size but could not be cropped to this size.  Thank you Alan.
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Post by: scyrene on April 22, 2014, 04:40:38 PM
I really like the Barn Swallow.  8)

+1, it's not easy to get those fast little blighters, and it was done very nicely.

Thank you Click.

Alan, it was the only one that the focus was solid out of about 50.  Some would be fine at a larger size but could not be cropped to this size.  Thank you Alan.

Yes, swallows are amongst the hardest birds of all to catch in flight. Well done!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on April 22, 2014, 05:28:09 PM
Nice series 2n10 ;)

Just ordered my Wimberley II. Can't wait... ::)
 
Barn Swallow
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/Barn-Swallow-19.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/Barn-Swallow-19.jpg.html)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on April 22, 2014, 10:40:53 PM
I really like the Barn Swallow.  8)

+1, it's not easy to get those fast little blighters, and it was done very nicely.

Thank you Click.

Alan, it was the only one that the focus was solid out of about 50.  Some would be fine at a larger size but could not be cropped to this size.  Thank you Alan.

Yes, swallows are amongst the hardest birds of all to catch in flight. Well done!
Thank you scyrene.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on April 22, 2014, 10:43:12 PM
Nice series 2n10 ;)

Just ordered my Wimberley II. Can't wait... ::)
 
Barn Swallow
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/Barn-Swallow-19.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/Barn-Swallow-19.jpg.html)

Thank you.  Having not used a Wimberly I can not figure out how to follow a swallow with it even though I understand its operation.  I would be beating the heck out of my self with the tripod.  ;D
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: EvilZeev228 on April 24, 2014, 01:58:37 AM
Dinner Time!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ahab1372 on April 24, 2014, 02:31:07 AM
Thank you Click.

Alan, it was the only one that the focus was solid out of about 50.  Some would be fine at a larger size but could not be cropped to this size.  Thank you Alan.
1 out of 50 sounds good to me - I had 3 out of 600 that were acceptable. Not as good as yours
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 24, 2014, 06:05:15 AM
Dinner Time!

Awesome.  8)
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Post by: 2n10 on April 24, 2014, 11:45:08 AM
Dinner Time!

Awesome.  8)

+1  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: CarlTN on April 24, 2014, 07:26:17 PM
Thank you Click.

Alan, it was the only one that the focus was solid out of about 50.  Some would be fine at a larger size but could not be cropped to this size.  Thank you Alan.
1 out of 50 sounds good to me - I had 3 out of 600 that were acceptable. Not as good as yours

Is this an autofocus problem?  If so, what body?  I definitely don't want to buy it...
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Steve on April 25, 2014, 08:35:23 PM
Dinner Time!

Are you baiting these owls?
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on April 25, 2014, 11:04:39 PM
Thank you Click.

Alan, it was the only one that the focus was solid out of about 50.  Some would be fine at a larger size but could not be cropped to this size.  Thank you Alan.
1 out of 50 sounds good to me - I had 3 out of 600 that were acceptable. Not as good as yours

Is this an autofocus problem?  If so, what body?  I definitely don't want to buy it...

It isn't a camera body issue it is a bird issue.  Swallows are very small, very fast and turn on a dime giving you 9 cents change.  They are exceedingly difficult to get sharp shots of when in flight.
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Post by: Northstar on April 26, 2014, 07:56:37 AM
Dinner Time!

Are you baiting these owls?

Thought the same thing...not that I have a problem with it.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on April 26, 2014, 01:08:09 PM
I believe this is a Northern Harrier...male.  He was hunting over an open field and I managed to sneak up on him for a couple dozen shots....this was the only one i really liked.

1dx
300 2.8 with 1.4x
1/1600
320iso
f4

Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 26, 2014, 01:13:07 PM
Very nice shot Northstar.  8) I really like it also.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Eldar on April 26, 2014, 05:22:59 PM
A small willow tit preparing his nest.
1DX, 600mm f4L IS II, 1.4xIII extender
1/2000s, f6.3, ISO1250
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 26, 2014, 07:37:16 PM
Well done Eldar.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Eldar on April 27, 2014, 07:15:16 AM
To shoot these small birds in flight is really something I´m struggling with. The time it takes from their head appears from the trunk hole and till they are out of sight is enough for 3 frames on the 1DX at full speed. I have tried to tweak the AF system to track them, unsuccessfully. If anyone have done anything that works, any advice will be appreciated.

Here are two more examples, where I managed to get them fairly sharp. I also managed to get very close today, so I dod not need the extenders.
1DX, 600mm f4L IS II, 1/4000s, f11, ISO4000
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Eldar on April 27, 2014, 07:16:58 AM
1DX, 600mm f4L IS II
1/400s, F11, ISO4000
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candyman on April 27, 2014, 07:52:39 AM
1DX, 600mm f4L IS II
1/400s, F11, ISO4000


Nice shot!
Collecting material to build a nest? No?
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: danielo_1 on April 27, 2014, 07:55:58 AM
(http://zupimages.net/up/14/11/h8c5.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Eldar on April 27, 2014, 07:59:41 AM
1DX, 600mm f4L IS II
1/400s, F11, ISO4000


Nice shot!
Collecting material to build a nest? No?
Thanks candyman,
No, he is actually removing carved wood from his home to be in the trunk, so it is the exact opposite.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candyman on April 27, 2014, 08:19:53 AM
1DX, 600mm f4L IS II
1/400s, F11, ISO4000


Nice shot!
Collecting material to build a nest? No?
Thanks candyman,
No, he is actually removing carved wood from his home to be in the trunk, so it is the exact opposite.


ha,ha,ha....I was close....
What a wonderful world of birds..isn't it?!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 27, 2014, 09:12:10 AM
I like your shot danielo_1.  Good timing.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on April 27, 2014, 09:36:49 AM
Well done on the small bird captures.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on April 27, 2014, 09:37:32 AM
Caspian Tern

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/Caspian-Tern-4.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/Caspian-Tern-4.jpg.html)
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Post by: candyman on April 27, 2014, 09:49:19 AM
Caspian Tern

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/Caspian-Tern-4.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/Caspian-Tern-4.jpg.html)

Very nice. Flying on the curve of landscape and sky
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 27, 2014, 10:26:16 AM
Caspian Tern

Very nice shot.  Well done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Cog on April 27, 2014, 12:04:25 PM
Purple martin (female):
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5158/13998528786_1c79c0d14e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nk17UA)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7362/13998529556_8594d160b7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nk188S)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Stewart K on April 27, 2014, 01:16:17 PM
One from today, unusual as it was with the UWA 10-20 then cropped 100%.  I like the shadow on the left.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: loctruong on April 27, 2014, 04:15:57 PM
Straight on!

5D MIII
70-200 F4 IS
F8, 1/2500
ISO 400
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: PjaySmith32 on April 27, 2014, 04:45:31 PM
Osprey in flight with a fresh catch in it's talons!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 27, 2014, 05:10:16 PM
Osprey in flight with a fresh catch in it's talons!


Great shots.  8)  Welcome to CR, and keep posting   :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Chisox2335 on April 27, 2014, 06:24:59 PM
Goose at the local pond

70D
Canon 100-400
275mm
1/1000
f7.1
ISO1600
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on April 27, 2014, 06:31:18 PM
Osprey in flight with a fresh catch in it's talons!

awsome shots Pjay! 

welcome!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: scyrene on April 27, 2014, 11:16:49 PM
Purple martin (female):
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5158/13998528786_1c79c0d14e_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nk17UA)

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7362/13998529556_8594d160b7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nk188S)

Absolutely exquisite.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on April 27, 2014, 11:28:36 PM
Thank you candyman and click.  I wish I could take credit for engineering the shot. 

Great shots everyone.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on April 27, 2014, 11:35:21 PM
Franklin's Gull
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/FranklinsGull-1.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/FranklinsGull-1.jpg.html)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: PjaySmith32 on April 28, 2014, 12:36:22 AM
Thank you for your kind words...I don't know why I waited so long to join haha. Wonderful images being shared and great thread topic. Here are a couple more!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on April 28, 2014, 12:39:35 PM
Thank you for your kind words...I don't know why I waited so long to join haha. Wonderful images being shared and great thread topic. Here are a couple more!

Great shots.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: diethe on April 28, 2014, 03:25:52 PM
Kingfisher

(http://i59.tinypic.com/2yzl6vt.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 28, 2014, 03:34:14 PM
Kingfisher

Awesome.  8)


Welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on April 28, 2014, 06:50:45 PM
Kingfisher

(http://i59.tinypic.com/2yzl6vt.jpg)

wow...that is a pretty cool shot!  what were the circumstances?
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: diethe on April 29, 2014, 01:21:35 PM
Anser anser

(http://i61.tinypic.com/52xuv5.jpg)

Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 29, 2014, 01:29:34 PM
That's a very nice shot diethe.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: jyl8833 on April 29, 2014, 08:08:04 PM
RedTail with Dinner

Caught this hawk on the rise after seizing a gopher in the shadow of the GG Bridge while running toward the cliff with my 100-400mm cocked and fired multiple shots on my old 60D to catch this shot.  Very exciting to successfully chase one down finally.


http://www.viewbug.com/photo/2408297 (http://www.viewbug.com/photo/2408297)
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Post by: steven kessel on April 29, 2014, 10:37:51 PM
Great Blue Heron touchdown.

5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 320, "M" setting f7.1 @ 1/1600
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Post by: sandfish on April 30, 2014, 02:40:10 AM
..unfortunately not the best image quality, but the catch might make it worth..
(Ireland, 5DMIII, with a cheap Sigma Zoom at 250mm)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on April 30, 2014, 06:04:02 AM
Welcome to CR sandfish  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: AlanF on May 01, 2014, 02:19:58 PM
Kingfisher diving and re-entry.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on May 01, 2014, 02:25:28 PM
Kingfisher diving and re-entry.

Nicely done. I really like the first one.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: applecider on May 01, 2014, 09:09:18 PM
Oregon coast haystack rock end of April tufted puffin in flight.  Had to approach at low tide early in day. Still highly cropped.
Ef 600 ii w 1.4 ex ii handheld not a technically great photo they are supposed to be there through May the little buggers nest in tunnels or cracks in the rock high up on the north side 
https://www.flickr.com/photos/56580542@N05/14098398443/lightbox/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/56580542@N05/14098398443/lightbox/)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Colonel H on May 01, 2014, 11:05:02 PM
Out my front door in Idaho
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on May 01, 2014, 11:49:30 PM
Kingfisher diving and re-entry.

Nicely done. I really like the first one.

+1
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Skatol on May 02, 2014, 12:18:37 AM
Focus could have been better, but I wasn't really equipped for birds.

5D3, 100/2.8 Macro, 1/8000s @ f/2.8
I have a new appreciation for hummingbird shots.  Didn't realize just how small they are having not seen one in person before.  Nicely done especially with a 100mm lens.
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Post by: Skatol on May 02, 2014, 12:21:15 AM
Just caught this guy out of the corner of my eye.  Wasn't prepared for BIF at that moment.  Some motion blur but not too bad.
840mm, 5.6, 1/500, ISO 1250
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Post by: 3kramd5 on May 02, 2014, 12:30:43 AM
Just caught this guy out of the corner of my eye.  Wasn't prepared for BIF at that moment.  Some motion blur but not too bad.
840mm, 5.6, 1/500, ISO 1250

Nice. Yah they're remarkable creatures. Perhaps because of my background (aerospace), I find their unique abilities (flying backwards or even inverted) fascinating.
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Post by: jrista on May 03, 2014, 07:17:45 PM
Backlit Snowy Egret

I hadn't been out to Cherry Creek, my regular birding haunt, for months. I haven't really birded since last year...just been too cold until recently, and I've been so sick of cold. I missed part of the migration, but now the summer birds are arriving. That includes the egrets and the ibises. While photographing shorebirds, a few groups of both flew by, but sadly I was on the wrong side of the birds relative to the sun to get any good shots. This is the only one that came out decently well, although I quite like the backlit wings.

Snowy Egret
Cherry Creek State Park
Colorado

Canon EOS 7D
Canon EF 600mm f/4 L II
Handheld

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Post by: streestandtheatres on May 04, 2014, 07:21:46 PM
Black-shouldered kite from the weekend.
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Post by: Northstar on May 04, 2014, 07:23:32 PM
Black-shouldered kite from the weekend.

great shot streest!!
B
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Post by: Click on May 04, 2014, 07:43:54 PM
Black-shouldered kite from the weekend.

Very nice shot.  8)
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Post by: jvogelsang on May 04, 2014, 11:18:53 PM
This was taken last year in Alaska SE of Anchorage.
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Post by: Radagast on May 05, 2014, 07:06:42 AM
Peregrine Falcon food-pass in Norwich...
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3819/13349495785_9910a15f99_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mkDE1r)The Pass of Food (https://flic.kr/p/mkDE1r) by jammo s (https://www.flickr.com/people/59177805@N07/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on May 05, 2014, 07:29:46 AM
Peregrine Falcon food-pass in Norwich...

Awesome  8)
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Post by: Dylan777 on May 05, 2014, 08:50:18 AM
Peregrine Falcon food-pass in Norwich...
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3819/13349495785_9910a15f99_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mkDE1r)The Pass of Food (https://flic.kr/p/mkDE1r) by jammo s (https://www.flickr.com/people/59177805@N07/), on Flickr

Great capture Radagast ;)
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Post by: Northstar on May 05, 2014, 11:04:01 AM
Peregrine Falcon food-pass in Norwich...
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3819/13349495785_9910a15f99_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/mkDE1r)The Pass of Food (https://flic.kr/p/mkDE1r) by jammo s (https://www.flickr.com/people/59177805@N07/), on Flickr

great timing!
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Post by: GGNoble on May 05, 2014, 11:36:43 AM
Lake Redding Park, Redding, Calif.
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Post by: GGNoble on May 05, 2014, 11:58:55 AM
Hummer at the feeder.
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Post by: timazar on May 05, 2014, 12:56:49 PM
Egret in flight...
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Post by: jrista on May 05, 2014, 01:27:15 PM
Diving for Fish

Cherry Creek, a state park, wetland, and nature reserve only a few minutes from my home, has really started to heat up with a whole ton of bird arrivals. Last night, I had a Black-crowned Night Heron practically pose for me, and at one point, he dove off his branch in an attempt to catch a fish. Sadly, the fishcapade was a failure, but I did capture a rather awesome flight shot.

Black-crowned Night Heron
Cottonwood Creek Wetland
Cherry Creek, Colorado

Canon EOS 7D
Canon EF 600mm f/4 L II
Gitzo GT3532LS + Jobu Pro 2

(http://i.imgur.com/sQK9AH1.jpg)

(http://i.imgur.com/CGR52KK.jpg)
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Post by: max76 on May 05, 2014, 01:44:58 PM
Good timing in Copenhagen

Photo shot with: Canon 6D and Canon 70-200 2.8

https://www.flickr.com/photos/77973666@N06/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/77973666@N06/)

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Post by: luckydude on May 05, 2014, 03:25:30 PM
Red tailed hawk with a snake (600II 1.4xIII 5DIII handheld):

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Post by: Click on May 05, 2014, 03:29:50 PM
Good timing in Copenhagen

Photo shot with: Canon 6D and Canon 70-200 2.8


Nice picture. Welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: jrista on May 05, 2014, 03:54:22 PM
Good timing in Copenhagen

Photo shot with: Canon 6D and Canon 70-200 2.8

https://www.flickr.com/photos/77973666@N06/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/77973666@N06/)

Wow. I think we need to redefine what "good" means now...
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Post by: Eldar on May 05, 2014, 05:15:52 PM
Diving for Fish

Cherry Creek, a state park, wetland, and nature reserve only a few minutes from my home, has really started to heat up with a whole ton of bird arrivals. Last night, I had a Black-crowned Night Heron practically pose for me, and at one point, he dove off his branch in an attempt to catch a fish. Sadly, the fishcapade was a failure, but I did capture a rather awesome flight shot.

Black-crowned Night Heron
Cottonwood Creek Wetland
Cherry Creek, Colorado

Canon EOS 7D
Canon EF 600mm f/4 L II
Gitzo GT3532LS + Jobu Pro 2
Brilliant shots!
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Post by: AlanF on May 06, 2014, 08:42:54 AM
5DIII 300mm f/2.8 II + 2XTC III at f/5.6
All 100% crops and at the very limit of what is possible for me. The images are miniscule.  The images aren't great, but they captured my birding yesterday. I was asked why I carried such a large lens, but a smaller one or bridge camera couldn't have done these. The lens was worth every penny for me.
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Post by: 2n10 on May 06, 2014, 09:03:08 AM
Good timing in Copenhagen

Photo shot with: Canon 6D and Canon 70-200 2.8

https://www.flickr.com/photos/77973666@N06/ (https://www.flickr.com/photos/77973666@N06/)

Wow. I think we need to redefine what "good" means now...

I think "good" is a major understatement.
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Post by: 0nelove on May 06, 2014, 10:08:14 AM
Diving for Fish

(http://i.imgur.com/sQK9AH1.jpg)


I love this!
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Post by: Dylan777 on May 06, 2014, 02:12:43 PM
5DIII 300mm f/2.8 II + 2XTC III at f/5.6
All 100% crops and at the very limit of what is possible for me. The images are miniscule.  The images aren't great, but they captured my birding yesterday. I was asked why I carried such a large lens, but a smaller one or bridge camera couldn't have done these. The lens was worth every penny for me.

Good capture Alan,

I'm been thinking about x2 TC III for my 400mm f2.8 IS II. It would be nice to have 800mm range for wildlife. I'm little concern about IQ loss ???
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Post by: Eldar on May 06, 2014, 02:29:54 PM
I'm been thinking about x2 TC III for my 400mm f2.8 IS II. It would be nice to have 800mm range for wildlife. I'm little concern about IQ loss ???
Don´t be. It is still great. Take it to a store and try it out. You will be very pleased. The attached image is a 100% crop
5DIII, 1/1000s, f5.6, ISO400, handheld.
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Post by: Eldar on May 06, 2014, 02:32:48 PM
Here´s another one. Not quite 100% crop, but less than 50% of full image.
5DIII, 1/800s, f6.3, ISO4000, handheld
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Post by: mackguyver on May 06, 2014, 02:35:03 PM
I'm been thinking about x2 TC III for my 400mm f2.8 IS II. It would be nice to have 800mm range for wildlife. I'm little concern about IQ loss ???
Don´t be. It is still great. Take it to a store and try it out. You will be very pleased. The attached image is a 100% crop at 1/1000s, f5.6, ISO400, handheld.
+1, the 2x II was a bit soft and had bad CA, but the III is a great match with the Mk II lenses like the 400 II.  It slows down initial AF acquisition, but AI Servo works just fine.  The softness you might see in test charts doesn't translate to as soft of real images as you might expect, and the 2x reach makes you wonder why they call the 1.4x and extender ;)  Okay, just being silly on the last one, but the difference between 400-640 and 400-800 is more substantial than you'd think.
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Post by: AlanF on May 06, 2014, 02:59:27 PM
I'm been thinking about x2 TC III for my 400mm f2.8 IS II. It would be nice to have 800mm range for wildlife. I'm little concern about IQ loss ???
Don´t be. It is still great. Take it to a store and try it out. You will be very pleased. The attached image is a 100% crop
5DIII, 1/1000s, f5.6, ISO400, handheld.

One of the best bird photographers I know uses the 400/2.8 II + 2xTC to get spectacular photos.
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Post by: Dylan777 on May 06, 2014, 03:46:21 PM
Here´s another one. Not quite 100% crop, but less than 50% of full image.
5DIII, 1/800s, f6.3, ISO4000, handheld

Thanks Eldar for providing sample photos. Both photos look promising.

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Post by: bjd on May 06, 2014, 03:51:35 PM
Plain old Sparrow
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Post by: Dylan777 on May 06, 2014, 03:52:29 PM
I'm been thinking about x2 TC III for my 400mm f2.8 IS II. It would be nice to have 800mm range for wildlife. I'm little concern about IQ loss ???
Don´t be. It is still great. Take it to a store and try it out. You will be very pleased. The attached image is a 100% crop
5DIII, 1/1000s, f5.6, ISO400, handheld.

One of the best bird photographers I know uses the 400/2.8 II + 2xTC to get spectacular photos.

Thanks Alan & mackguyver for the encouragement. I'm very happy with my x1.4 TC III.

I can see the x1.4 TC III on my 70-200 f2.8 IS II and x2 TC III on my 400mm f2.8 IS II for mid-to-long wildlife shooting ::)
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Post by: bjd on May 06, 2014, 03:54:15 PM
And a Great Tit.
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Post by: mackguyver on May 06, 2014, 04:17:35 PM
Thanks Alan & mackguyver for the encouragement. I'm very happy with my x1.4 TC III.

I can see the x1.4 TC III on my 70-200 f2.8 IS II and x2 TC III on my 400mm f2.8 IS II for mid-to-long wildlife shooting ::)
Now there's an idea -- actually I've been doing that for years - 1.4x on the 70-200 + 2x on the long lens has been my secret weapon for wildlife for as long as I've had both extenders.  Actually it's been bare lenses in the dark, then 1.4x as the sun comes up, then 2x on the long lens, 1.4x on the 70-200 as the light improves.
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Post by: Faroes on May 06, 2014, 04:55:43 PM
Hi, this is the first time I post anything here, have been reading it with great interest.
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Post by: Faroes on May 06, 2014, 05:17:11 PM
Here are some more
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Post by: Click on May 06, 2014, 05:21:41 PM
Very nice series Faroes ...And welcome to CR   :)

Excellent timing on the second one!
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Post by: Menace on May 06, 2014, 05:28:58 PM
5D III,  70-200 2.8L IS II - West Auckland,  New Zealand.
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Post by: AlanF on May 06, 2014, 06:07:57 PM
Great shots everyone.  Some spectacular photos are coming in. 
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Post by: Faroes on May 06, 2014, 06:22:16 PM
Speaking of timing. These where all shot West of Ireland while fishing for blue whiting.
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Post by: Faroes on May 06, 2014, 06:24:15 PM
The first time I used my new Canon 1 DX as well. I just love it.
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Post by: Dylan777 on May 06, 2014, 06:46:16 PM
Speaking of timing. These where all shot West of Ireland while fishing for blue whiting.

Beautiful series Faroes,

Thank you for sharing. Welcome to CR ;)
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Post by: Dylan777 on May 06, 2014, 06:47:53 PM
5D III,  70-200 2.8L IS II - West Auckland,  New Zealand.

Awesome shot Menace  :)
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Post by: Click on May 06, 2014, 07:17:12 PM
Speaking of timing. These where all shot West of Ireland while fishing for blue whiting.

Great shots Faroes  8)
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Post by: Click on May 06, 2014, 07:18:22 PM
5D III,  70-200 2.8L IS II - West Auckland,  New Zealand.


Beautiful shot Menace.
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Post by: KBallweg on May 06, 2014, 10:05:16 PM
Great Egret shot in early September in slightly north of Tillamook Oregon.

Canon 5D mk3,  Canon 100-400 @400mm



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Post by: Click on May 06, 2014, 10:07:43 PM
First post... Welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: Menace on May 06, 2014, 10:55:22 PM
5D III,  70-200 2.8L IS II - West Auckland,  New Zealand.

Awesome shot Menace  :)

Thanks Dylan777 :)
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Post by: Menace on May 06, 2014, 10:56:44 PM
5D III,  70-200 2.8L IS II - West Auckland,  New Zealand.


Beautiful shot Menace.

Thank you Click :)
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Post by: kevinle4230 on May 07, 2014, 06:12:14 PM
Hello all, I'm new here.

I would like to share the BIF shot with you guys.  This is slow panning shot of Spoonbill, 1/100 sec.

BTW, does it have to be Canon to join here?  I use both Canon and Nikon.  My main birding camera is the 1DX.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7224/14055848105_075fb6beac_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nq4TWH)DSC_2262 (https://flic.kr/p/nq4TWH) by kevinle4230 (https://www.flickr.com/people/71416221@N02/), on Flickr
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Post by: Menace on May 07, 2014, 08:55:54 PM
Hello all, I'm new here.

I would like to share the BIF shot with you guys.  This is slow panning shot of Spoonbill, 1/100 sec.

BTW, does it have to be Canon to join here?  I use both Canon and Nikon.  My main birding camera is the 1DX.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7224/14055848105_075fb6beac_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nq4TWH)DSC_2262 (https://flic.kr/p/nq4TWH) by kevinle4230 (https://www.flickr.com/people/71416221@N02/), on Flickr

Welcome to CR - there is no requirement as to what camera system you use :)
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Post by: DominoDude on May 09, 2014, 01:34:50 PM
The Red Kite was shot with my 70-200/4L IS USM, at 1/320s, f/7.1 @ ISO 160. It was straight above me, and so close I didn't have the lens fully zoomed to 200mm.

The Goose with a brain-fart was shot with my 400/5.6L, at 1/800s, f/5.6 @ ISO 250. He/she was flying with its mate, but somehow decided to go in for a landing in the tree. A split second after this shot, it decided maybe it wasn't that smart to attempt that place to land and managed to manoeuvre away from it. Geese and trees is not a good mix...
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Post by: JeffK on May 11, 2014, 01:51:00 AM
Hello All,

Took this photo of a Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia hypugaea) at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.

Shot with Canon 5D III + 400 F/2.8 IS + 2x TC III

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Post by: 4D on May 11, 2014, 07:35:47 AM
A swallow shot in Perth, 1/ 2000, f5.6 with 7D and 100-400 at 320 with a heavy crop.

They were collecting mud at a puddle but were so fast I barely had time to press the shutter before they disappeared back to the nest. And they gave zero warning they were about to leave. Pretty happy with this one though.
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Post by: Click on May 11, 2014, 08:38:32 AM
Hello All,

Took this photo of a Burrowing Owl (Athene cunicularia hypugaea) at the Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge.

Shot with Canon 5D III + 400 F/2.8 IS + 2x TC III


Beautiful shot.

...And welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: 3kramd5 on May 11, 2014, 10:29:05 PM
I need more focal length (hurry up, Tamron!)...

White Tailed Kite patrolling the nest area
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Post by: Mharwood16 on May 12, 2014, 12:29:13 PM
Here's my favorite :)
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Post by: 2n10 on May 12, 2014, 01:23:22 PM
Great job everyone!

Some recent attempts.

Cliff Swallow
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/CliffSwallow-11.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/CliffSwallow-11.jpg.html)

Tree Swallow
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/TreeSwallow-17.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/TreeSwallow-17.jpg.html)

Barn Swallow
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/BarnSwallow-22.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/BarnSwallow-22.jpg.html)

Turkey Vulture
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/TurkeyVulture-10.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/TurkeyVulture-10.jpg.html)

Cassin's Finch squabble
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/CassinsFinch-5.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/CassinsFinch-5.jpg.html)
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Post by: Barrfly on May 12, 2014, 04:01:36 PM
While kayaking.
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Post by: Barrfly on May 12, 2014, 04:07:20 PM
Osprey
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Post by: Click on May 12, 2014, 05:15:29 PM
Very nice shots Barrfly. Well done.
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Post by: Kerry B on May 13, 2014, 08:23:24 AM
Barn owl taken a little while ago with old 7D and Mk1 300f2.8 lens
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Post by: Rodor on May 13, 2014, 04:34:47 PM
(https://farm7.staticflickr.com/6028/6021519704_7454bc2f96_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rodor54/6021519704/)

Northern Shoveler - Skeiðönd (https://www.flickr.com/photos/rodor54/6021519704/) by Rodor54 in Iceland (https://www.flickr.com/people/rodor54/), on Flickr
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Post by: AlanF on May 13, 2014, 04:36:41 PM
5DIII + 300mm f/2.8+2xTC. 100% crops.

Heron flying, and heron flying with bokeh.
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Post by: AlanF on May 13, 2014, 04:42:05 PM
More shovellers
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Post by: Eldar on May 13, 2014, 04:57:16 PM
More shovellers
Very cool! Well synchronized :)
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Post by: Phil L on May 13, 2014, 06:46:00 PM
Spoonie flight from late April.
Image shot as jpeg with minimal post processing.
7D with a Canon 300 f4 with 1.4 attached.
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Post by: customCropped on May 14, 2014, 01:01:53 AM
(http://rahulkeshavdeshprabhu.smugmug.com/Fauna/i-r4935L3/1/X2/JBP2-3-X2.jpg)
I so need to get there.. fasssst ..
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Post by: Click on May 14, 2014, 06:00:18 AM
More shovellers

Precision formation flying.  8) Very nice shot.
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Post by: mikio on May 14, 2014, 07:04:06 AM
(http://album.foto.ru/photos/pr1/260194/3570441.jpg)

(http://album.foto.ru/photos/pr1/260194/3570442.jpg)
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Post by: Click on May 14, 2014, 07:46:56 AM
Very nice first post, welcome to CR, mikio  :)
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Post by: scyrene on May 14, 2014, 12:47:11 PM
A little compilation of a singing male skylark. This is pushing the 2x extender past its comfort zone, but thankfully the bird stayed mostly in one place (although pointing straight up and holding still with this setup has taken a bit of practice! ;) ). 5DIII + 500L II + 2x III (f/10, 1/2500, ISO 2500).
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Post by: ahab1372 on May 14, 2014, 01:23:10 PM
A little compilation of a singing male skylark. This is pushing the 2x extender past its comfort zone, but thankfully the bird stayed mostly in one place (although pointing straight up and holding still with this setup has taken a bit of practice! ;) ). 5DIII + 500L II + 2x III (f/10, 1/2500, ISO 2500).
Very nice. I always liked larks, but sometimes they are hard to spot (at least the ones in Europe that I know).

I guess that camera and lens weight was fully resting on your face when you took these?  ;)
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Post by: SevenDUser on May 14, 2014, 02:01:22 PM
5DIII + 300mm f/2.8+2xTC. 100% crops.

Heron flying, and heron flying with bokeh.

Nice shots !  They're usually flying AWAY from me... 
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Post by: scyrene on May 14, 2014, 02:26:12 PM
A little compilation of a singing male skylark. This is pushing the 2x extender past its comfort zone, but thankfully the bird stayed mostly in one place (although pointing straight up and holding still with this setup has taken a bit of practice! ;) ). 5DIII + 500L II + 2x III (f/10, 1/2500, ISO 2500).
Very nice. I always liked larks, but sometimes they are hard to spot (at least the ones in Europe that I know).

I guess that camera and lens weight was fully resting on your face when you took these?  ;)

Thanks. Lol, I had my eye to the viewfinder but most of the weight is taken by my arm, I hold the lens by the tripod foot (I assume everyone does!). I've only ever seen skylarks, but in season, and at certain hotspots, they are common and very approachable :)
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Post by: Zwek on May 14, 2014, 06:18:32 PM
My first input on this forum

(http://imageshack.com/a/img836/3769/2nmb.jpg)

Best regards from Spain
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Post by: Click on May 14, 2014, 06:21:15 PM
My first input on this forum


Best regards from Spain

Awesome!  8)  Beautiful shot.

...Welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: Click on May 14, 2014, 06:22:59 PM
...looking forward to see more of your pictures.
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Post by: scyrene on May 14, 2014, 06:25:33 PM
My first input on this forum

(http://imageshack.com/a/img836/3769/2nmb.jpg)

Best regards from Spain

Now THAT is sensational.
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Post by: Valvebounce on May 14, 2014, 08:25:58 PM
Hi Zwek.
Wow stunning first post, please help some of us to advance by sharing your gear and settings for the shot.

Cheers Graham.

My first input on this forum

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Best regards from Spain
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Post by: Eldar on May 15, 2014, 03:18:28 AM
My first input on this forum

Best regards from Spain
You sure picked a good one! Welcome to CR and I hope to see more posts like this. Exif data would be very interesting to see.
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Post by: candyman on May 15, 2014, 01:10:30 PM
My first input on this forum

Best regards from Spain
You sure picked a good one! Welcome to CR and I hope to see more posts like this. Exif data would be very interesting to see.


It's in the photo


f/7.1 ISO 200 1/1600 at 300mm with 70D


And yes, indeed stunning. Great photo!
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Post by: mikio on May 16, 2014, 08:53:16 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7418/14011245257_9e71f94246_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nm8i56)IMG_8607 (https://flic.kr/p/nm8i56)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2930/14011215550_08e0a8f499_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nm89eU)IMG_8635 (https://flic.kr/p/nm89eU)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2897/14197772824_d910aa0070_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nCBidC)IMG_8625 (https://flic.kr/p/nCBidC)
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Post by: Click on May 16, 2014, 09:01:12 AM
Very nice series mikio
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Post by: Dylan777 on May 16, 2014, 10:03:14 AM
Barn owl taken a little while ago with old 7D and Mk1 300f2.8 lens

Nice one Kerry B
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Post by: Dylan777 on May 16, 2014, 10:04:05 AM
5DIII + 300mm f/2.8+2xTC. 100% crops.

Heron flying, and heron flying with bokeh.

Great looking photos AlanF  :)
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Post by: ERHP on May 18, 2014, 01:43:12 AM
Great shot Zwek! 

Too much time at work lately to really even check this site out or take any new shots but here is a common Western Scrub Jay about half a second after takeoff. 
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca-11MAY14/i-g7c3vpw/0/X3/C7804-X3.jpg)
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Post by: Gilbo65 on May 19, 2014, 05:58:46 AM
Little Egret in Somerset UK

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5489/14027892898_4366eed0de_s.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nnABQo)Little Egret, Ham Wall, Somerset (https://flic.kr/p/nnABQo) by gilbo65 (https://www.flickr.com/people/22983840@N08/), on Flickr

Canon 7D, and 400mm f/5.6 L handheld
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Post by: Cog on May 19, 2014, 04:36:47 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5160/14234198053_03d4d9df47_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nFPZaP)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5520/14027454657_1bc24a46c7_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nnynyv)
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Post by: Click on May 19, 2014, 04:39:56 PM
Very nice Cog. Well done.
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Post by: Dylan777 on May 19, 2014, 07:22:39 PM
Great shot Zwek! 

Too much time at work lately to really even check this site out or take any new shots but here is a common Western Scrub Jay about half a second after takeoff. 
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca-11MAY14/i-g7c3vpw/0/X3/C7804-X3.jpg)

Good timing ERHP

Thanks for sharing
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Post by: 3kramd5 on May 19, 2014, 10:57:42 PM
More white-tailed kite. Big crop from 200mm on 5D3. Of all the raptors, kites may appear the most menacing.
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Post by: AlanF on May 21, 2014, 04:05:25 PM
While on a cycle ride this evening with my 5DIII and 300mm f/2.8 II + 2xTC I saw what I thought was a pigeon on top our University Library, in the red circle, taken on the iPhone. Through the Canon, I recognised it as a peregrine falcon and took 230 shots, in the middle of which it stood up, did some exercises,  and flew off. returned. The crops are really tiny at that distance, but Canon did well enough to get some nice enough photos. I don't think the Tammy 150-600 would have been sharp enough under these extreme conditions.
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Post by: Eldar on May 21, 2014, 04:12:13 PM
While on a cycle ride this evening with my 5DIII and 300mm f/2.8 II + 2xTC I saw what I thought was a pigeon on top our University Library, in the red circle, taken on the iPhone. Through the Canon, I recognised it as a peregrine falcon and took 230 shots, in the middle of which it stood up, did some exercises,  and flew off. returned. The crops are really tiny at that distance, but Canon did well enough to get some nice enough photos. I don't think the Tammy 150-600 would have been sharp enough under these extreme conditions.
Now that´s a rare sight! Well done to spot it in the first place!
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Post by: knoxone on May 21, 2014, 09:14:55 PM
A few shots of an eagle.
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Post by: Click on May 21, 2014, 09:17:06 PM
A few shots of an eagle.


Very nice series. I especially like the first and the second picture. Well done.
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Post by: steven kessel on May 21, 2014, 09:57:56 PM
Lord of the wetlands.  Not my usual style but I just like this photo.

Canon 5Diii, 400 DO, aperture preferred setting, ISO 400, f6.3 @ 1/2500
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Post by: Cog on May 24, 2014, 05:17:13 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5476/14074302047_ae1e1f4591_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nrGtE8)
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Post by: Don Haines on May 24, 2014, 05:36:26 PM
Osprey showing of good balance. :) Actually, the bird is building a nest and is coming in for a landing with a stack....
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Post by: IslanderMV on May 28, 2014, 11:13:48 AM
Common Terns in group saltwater bath. They dive and frolic in shallow water, in groups of 5 or six. Fun to watch.

Taken from a Kayak.

100-400mm at 400mm
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Post by: NancyP on May 28, 2014, 12:03:26 PM
Cog, thanks for showing the love for the oft-scorned turkey vulture.
AlanF, good catch! I would hate to have been the pigeon targeted by that peregrine.
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Post by: dpc on May 28, 2014, 12:26:37 PM
Pelican over the South Saskatchewan River. The black on its head is silt from the river, picked up when diving for fish. He appears to be staring right at me.
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Post by: dpc on May 28, 2014, 12:43:06 PM
American white pelicans in flight over the South Saskatchewan River at Saskatoon.
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Post by: dpc on May 28, 2014, 12:45:58 PM
1. Pelican
2. Herring gull
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Post by: dpc on May 28, 2014, 01:23:08 PM
Juvenile gull about to land
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Post by: the blackfox on May 28, 2014, 02:06:08 PM
first attempt on here
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5510/14226387532_d95f4495d5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nF8XnE)flight of the predator (https://flic.kr/p/nF8XnE) by blackfox wildlife and nature imaging (https://www.flickr.com/people/31671466@N07/), on Flickr
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Post by: the blackfox on May 28, 2014, 02:08:47 PM
ah that worked ,heres another red kite this time ,gigrin farm in mid wales .
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7257/13974972373_6e20b0b9d8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nhVopx)let us prey (https://flic.kr/p/nhVopx) by blackfox wildlife and nature imaging (https://www.flickr.com/people/31671466@N07/), on Flickr
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Post by: albron00 on May 28, 2014, 02:32:21 PM
pigeons...
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Post by: SevenDUser on May 28, 2014, 07:10:04 PM
Canon 7D  70-300 L
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Post by: Barrfly on May 28, 2014, 08:23:57 PM
While kayaking.
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Post by: rpt on May 29, 2014, 09:58:36 AM
first attempt on here
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5510/14226387532_d95f4495d5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nF8XnE)flight of the predator (https://flic.kr/p/nF8XnE) by blackfox wildlife and nature imaging (https://www.flickr.com/people/31671466@N07/), on Flickr
Nice!
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Post by: Northstar on May 30, 2014, 10:34:50 AM
first attempt on here
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5510/14226387532_d95f4495d5_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nF8XnE)flight of the predator (https://flic.kr/p/nF8XnE) by blackfox wildlife and nature imaging (https://www.flickr.com/people/31671466@N07/), on Flickr
Nice!

+1
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Post by: IslanderMV on May 30, 2014, 12:38:46 PM
An upset Common Tern, ( I was being buzzed by a huge flock )

400mm ISO 200, f/8, 1/1250
400mm ISO 320, f/7.1, 1/1600
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Post by: candyman on May 30, 2014, 12:50:36 PM
An upset Common Tern, ( I was being buzzed by a huge flock )

400mm ISO 200, f/8, 1/1250
400mm ISO 320, f/7.1, 1/1600


Some great shots Jeff!
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Post by: mlbaker74 on May 30, 2014, 03:03:28 PM
from a trip to South Padre Island, TX a little while ago
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Post by: mdmphoto on May 30, 2014, 04:45:00 PM
Geese; Red-Winged Blackbird.
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Post by: apacheebest on May 31, 2014, 07:26:51 AM
Hi Friends!

Adding few from my side too :)

01) (https://fbcdn-sphotos-c-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xaf1/t1.0-9/404694_4095953433487_1192077435_n.jpg)

02) (https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/21110_4095956273558_679519789_n.jpg)

03) (https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xpa1/t1.0-9/1560512_10201521662859759_34965884_n.jpg)

04) (https://fbcdn-sphotos-a-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xap1/t1.0-9/1485102_10201553678260124_398108532_n.jpg)

Have a good day

Anil George
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Post by: sjbradbury on May 31, 2014, 11:00:44 AM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2910/14274900354_c035490437_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nKqAxC)
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Post by: dpc on May 31, 2014, 06:41:19 PM
California gull
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Post by: mpeeps on June 01, 2014, 12:05:10 PM
Hello,
This is my first post here, but I do love this site.  Great information and above all, encouragement.  I play tennis weekly at a buddy's 50 acre avocado ranch in Cayucos, California.  There is a large Gummy tree which is home to Red-tailed hawks and Kingbirds.  The Kingbirds seem to harrass the flying adults constantly, but leave the fledglings alone.  These shots were taken with a Canon 6D and EF 100-400mmL lens.
Thanks for sharing any thoughts with me.
Mike P
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Post by: Click on June 01, 2014, 12:41:14 PM
Hello,
This is my first post here, but I do love this site.  Great information and above all, encouragement.  I play tennis weekly at a buddy's 50 acre avocado ranch in Cayucos, California.  There is a large Gummy tree which is home to Red-tailed hawks and Kingbirds.  The Kingbirds seem to harrass the flying adults constantly, but leave the fledglings alone.  These shots were taken with a Canon 6D and EF 100-400mmL lens.
Thanks for sharing any thoughts with me.
Mike P


Great first post Mike. I really like the first picture. Welcome to CR   :)
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Post by: Menace on June 01, 2014, 06:26:21 PM
Hello,
This is my first post here, but I do love this site.  Great information and above all, encouragement.  I play tennis weekly at a buddy's 50 acre avocado ranch in Cayucos, California.  There is a large Gummy tree which is home to Red-tailed hawks and Kingbirds.  The Kingbirds seem to harrass the flying adults constantly, but leave the fledglings alone.  These shots were taken with a Canon 6D and EF 100-400mmL lens.
Thanks for sharing any thoughts with me.
Mike P


Great first post Mike. I really like the first picture. Welcome to CR   :)

+1

Really like the first one - well done and welcome.
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Post by: bombadil09 on June 01, 2014, 08:18:47 PM
Here my first post: shot with a 60D and a 70-200 2.8 IS
Shot in Colcha Canyon in Peru in 2012.
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Post by: Click on June 01, 2014, 08:31:50 PM
Here my first post: shot with a 60D and a 70-200 2.8 IS
Shot in Colcha Canyon in Peru in 2012.


Very nice pictures. Welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: 2n10 on June 01, 2014, 10:58:17 PM
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/NorthernHarrier-49.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/NorthernHarrier-49.jpg.html)

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/NorthernHarrier-54.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/NorthernHarrier-54.jpg.html)
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Post by: IslanderMV on June 02, 2014, 09:31:17 PM
Black Skimmer displaying massive wingspan.

f/6.3, 160mm, ISO 320, 1/2000 taken with 100-400mm
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Post by: Valvebounce on June 09, 2014, 03:50:02 AM
Hi mpeeps.
My thoughts, just one, stunning!

Cheers Graham.

Hello,
This is my first post here, but I do love this site.  Great information and above all, encouragement.  I play tennis weekly at a buddy's 50 acre avocado ranch in Cayucos, California.  There is a large Gummy tree which is home to Red-tailed hawks and Kingbirds.  The Kingbirds seem to harrass the flying adults constantly, but leave the fledglings alone.  These shots were taken with a Canon 6D and EF 100-400mmL lens.
Thanks for sharing any thoughts with me.
Mike P
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Post by: dpc on June 09, 2014, 10:43:28 AM
California gull taking flight
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Post by: Krob78 on June 12, 2014, 01:47:37 AM
Great Egret w/Breeding Plumage just passing the Golden Hour..  :(
100-400L
1/1000s
f/5.6
ISO 3200
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Post by: Krob78 on June 12, 2014, 01:49:48 AM
Here my first post: shot with a 60D and a 70-200 2.8 IS
Shot in Colcha Canyon in Peru in 2012.
Very interesting bird Bombad!  I've never seen one before.  Welcome to the Forum!  ;D
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Post by: AlanF on June 15, 2014, 04:16:32 AM
I wasn't set up for this shot - I was photographing rowing with the Tammy 150-600 on 5DIII at iso1250 when an arctic tern suddenly appeared and dived. I got him at the supposed softish corners and didn't have time to increase the exposure, which I had to do pp. 100% crop.
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Post by: Ardan on June 21, 2014, 02:15:46 PM
A gull in flight, seemingly peeking from behind its wing. Lucky timing on this one.

EOS 5D Mk III + EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS @ 105mm, 1/400s, f/4, ISO-400.
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Post by: dpc on June 24, 2014, 09:51:21 AM
Pelican
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Post by: dpc on June 24, 2014, 09:52:38 AM
Pelican
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Post by: Click on June 24, 2014, 10:16:45 AM
Very nice shots dpc. I really like the first picture.
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Post by: dpc on June 24, 2014, 10:32:52 AM
Very nice shots dpc. I really like the first picture.


Thanks! It's a good thing pelicans are so easy to take pictures of.
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Post by: dpc on June 24, 2014, 01:33:10 PM
A gull in flight, seemingly peeking from behind its wing. Lucky timing on this one.

EOS 5D Mk III + EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS @ 105mm, 1/400s, f/4, ISO-400.


Very nice!
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Post by: Menace on June 25, 2014, 02:37:10 AM
Kea in flight - shared in one other thread.

400mm, f2.8, 1/1000, ISO1600.
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Post by: dpc on June 25, 2014, 10:09:29 AM
Pelican lighting on river
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Post by: dpc on June 25, 2014, 12:37:38 PM
Pelican taking a short hop from one river location to another
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Post by: dpc on June 25, 2014, 07:22:22 PM
California gull in flight
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Post by: dpc on June 26, 2014, 05:57:02 PM
Pelican flying over raging water pouring over the weir on the South Saskatchewan River at Saskatoon. The river's running quite high at the moment.
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Post by: IslanderMV on June 26, 2014, 07:08:15 PM
Double-crested Cormorant take off !

100-400mm and 60D
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Post by: jrda2 on June 26, 2014, 07:15:01 PM
Kea in flight - shared in one other thread.

Awesome picture - I really like the angle the bird is flying toward you, and the color is great.
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Post by: Click on June 26, 2014, 09:00:37 PM
Kea in flight - shared in one other thread.

Awesome picture - I really like the angle the bird is flying toward you, and the color is great.

I agree with you. It's a great shot. Well done Menace
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Post by: Menace on June 27, 2014, 06:25:29 AM
Kea in flight - shared in one other thread.

Awesome picture - I really like the angle the bird is flying toward you, and the color is great.

Thank you jrda2 :)
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Post by: Menace on June 27, 2014, 06:26:57 AM
Kea in flight - shared in one other thread.

Awesome picture - I really like the angle the bird is flying toward you, and the color is great.

I agree with you. It's a great shot. Well done Menace

Thanks Click - just ordered it on a canvas - will be here in ten days or so - can't wait.
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Post by: applecider on June 27, 2014, 10:04:50 PM
A few osprey most with 400 2.8 ii with 1.4xiii 5diii

From a nest along lower county road x swan river West Dennis  Massachusetts



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Post by: Click on June 28, 2014, 06:32:10 AM
A few osprey most with 400 2.8 ii with 1.4xiii 5diii

From a nest along lower county road x swan river West Dennis  Massachusetts


Very nice series. I especially like the second images. Well done.
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Post by: tob on June 29, 2014, 02:31:42 PM
Rebel XS, 75-300 mm, 1/2000 sec, partial metering.

Missing something?
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Post by: Skip on June 29, 2014, 02:37:49 PM
Applecider, those Osprey images are awesome  :o :o
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Post by: fragilesi on June 29, 2014, 02:38:38 PM
Something just slightly different . . .

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Post by: Skip on June 29, 2014, 02:40:14 PM
Here is one of the Norwich Peregrines  ;D
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Post by: tob on June 29, 2014, 03:00:06 PM
60D 18-200 mm IS
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Post by: Dylan777 on June 29, 2014, 03:25:28 PM
Double-crested Cormorant take off !

100-400mm and 60D

I really like the 2nd photo
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Post by: Dylan777 on June 29, 2014, 03:27:36 PM
Something just slightly different . . .

It's little diff. It looks cool
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Post by: BEANC0UNTER on June 29, 2014, 04:56:46 PM
Snail Kite in Florida



(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2913/14482460846_d1905f813c_b.jpg)
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Post by: Click on June 29, 2014, 05:05:15 PM
Snail Kite in Florida



Very nice shot Jeff.
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Post by: Valvebounce on June 29, 2014, 07:58:00 PM
Hi tob.
Nice shot, missing undercarriage, where do you think man learned to hide the gear on his planes, a wind tunnel? ::) ;D

Cheers Graham.

Rebel XS, 75-300 mm, 1/2000 sec, partial metering.

Missing something?
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Post by: nineyards on June 29, 2014, 08:58:39 PM
The geese on the river are with a 1DX and 70-200 2.8 IS 11
The 2 geese in the sky are with a 1DX and 300mm 2.8 IS 11
The black capped chickadee hovering around the tripod is with a 7D and 70-200 f4 non IS (my first "L" lens as I suspect it was with many others) just so dammed affordable!
(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Urban-Wildlife/URBAN-WILDLIFE/i-gjdtQwP/6/L/_C3R1592-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Urban-Wildlife/URBAN-WILDLIFE/i-gjdtQwP/A)
(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Urban-Wildlife/URBAN-WILDLIFE/i-HF7gSSC/6/L/_C3R1584-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Urban-Wildlife/URBAN-WILDLIFE/i-HF7gSSC/A)
(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Urban-Wildlife/URBAN-WILDLIFE/i-k6kdF6d/6/L/_C3R2014%20want-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Urban-Wildlife/URBAN-WILDLIFE/i-k6kdF6d/A)
(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Urban-Wildlife/Black-capped-chickadees/i-55jFbDn/6/L/Black%20Capped%20Chickadee%20Nov%20100012-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Urban-Wildlife/Black-capped-chickadees/i-55jFbDn/A)
(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Urban-Wildlife/URBAN-WILDLIFE/i-t8Z5p3x/1/L/Pair%20of%20geese%20flying%20overhead-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Urban-Wildlife/URBAN-WILDLIFE/i-t8Z5p3x/A)
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Post by: Northstar on June 30, 2014, 03:52:28 AM
Something just slightly different . . .

Love the colors, nice image!
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Post by: dryanparker on June 30, 2014, 07:14:36 AM
5D2 + 24-105L
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Post by: tomscott on June 30, 2014, 07:22:41 AM
This weekend, Puffin, Farne Islands Northumberland UK

5DMKIII 70-200mm F2.8 MKII L with 2x Extender MKII, the 70-200mm MKII handles the converters so well! Really impressed, its not even the MKIII converter, quick AF, pretty good IQ little CA tho.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5502/14538199491_cef06b9864_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o9G5cV)Puffin, Farne Islands, Seahouses (https://flic.kr/p/o9G5cV) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
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Post by: scyrene on June 30, 2014, 03:21:45 PM
Some common terns :)
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Post by: candyman on July 01, 2014, 01:25:25 AM
Some common terns :)
The 2nd photo: so that how it looks before it end up on my car.... ;D
Nice catch  ;)
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Post by: scyrene on July 01, 2014, 06:34:30 AM
Some common terns :)
The 2nd photo: so that how it looks before it end up on my car.... ;D
Nice catch  ;)

Ha, thanks. I had no idea it would do that until I looked at the LCD. Luck > skill a lot of the time :)
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Post by: scyrene on July 01, 2014, 06:35:25 AM
Something just slightly different . . .

Exquisite light.
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Post by: Vern on July 01, 2014, 09:48:41 PM
Laughing Gull, 1Dx + 600II +1.4XIII, ISO 1250, 1/1000, f8, + polarizer
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Post by: Click on July 01, 2014, 09:53:00 PM
Lovely shot Vern.
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Post by: dolina on July 02, 2014, 05:42:15 AM
Awesome vern
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Post by: dpc on July 02, 2014, 10:41:07 AM
An American white pelican rising from the South Saskatchewan River at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada yesterday. It was a bright, sunny mid-morning. I like the way the sun is shining through the flight feathers, producing an orange glow. I also like the effect on the water below the bird.
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Post by: Vern on July 02, 2014, 11:11:26 AM
An American white pelican rising from the South Saskatchewan River at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada yesterday. It was a bright, sunny mid-morning. I like the way the sun is shining through the flight feathers, producing an orange glow. I also like the effect on the water below the bird.

Very nice action shot dpc - agree about the water below the bird - beautiful
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Post by: dpc on July 02, 2014, 11:15:37 AM
An American white pelican rising from the South Saskatchewan River at Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Canada yesterday. It was a bright, sunny mid-morning. I like the way the sun is shining through the flight feathers, producing an orange glow. I also like the effect on the water below the bird.

Very nice action shot dpc - agree about the water below the bird - beautiful


Thanks! I love those pelicans. Great birds to photograph, at least in Saskatoon.
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Post by: Vern on July 02, 2014, 11:29:49 AM
This weekend, Puffin, Farne Islands Northumberland UK

5DMKIII 70-200mm F2.8 MKII L with 2x Extender MKII, the 70-200mm MKII handles the converters so well! Really impressed, its not even the MKIII converter, quick AF, pretty good IQ little CA tho.

Very nice shot w that combo, Tom. I like the slight motion blur on the wingtips too.
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Post by: Vern on July 02, 2014, 02:28:31 PM
Juvenile Sandwich Tern (I think) - 1Dx, 600 II + 1.4X III, ISO 800, f8, 1/2000, polarizer, IS OFF
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Post by: Vern on July 02, 2014, 02:31:14 PM
Royal Tern - nonbreeding, similar EXIF to prev post
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Post by: Click on July 02, 2014, 02:37:12 PM
Two great shots Vern. Well done.
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Post by: bobshut on July 02, 2014, 03:29:45 PM
1/ Grey Heron

2/ Mallard

3/ Canada Geese

4/ Hooded Crow

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Post by: Dylan777 on July 03, 2014, 09:42:18 AM
1/ Grey Heron

2/ Mallard

3/ Canada Geese

4/ Hooded Crow

Welcome to CR ;)
Thanks for sharing bobshut - awesome photos. I really like the 1st photo and 2nd to last.
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Post by: Northstar on July 03, 2014, 09:53:21 AM
Royal Tern - nonbreeding, similar EXIF to prev post

Hey Vern, nice Tern!
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Post by: Vern on July 03, 2014, 12:04:35 PM
Lost a few highlights on this one, but I thought the feeding shot was worth sharing: Royal Tern.
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Post by: Vern on July 03, 2014, 12:06:15 PM
down the hatch (more Terns from Vern) :)
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Post by: Vern on July 03, 2014, 12:21:21 PM
Tern making a turn, from Vern (OK, enough of that) - but I do like this pose.
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Post by: dpc on July 03, 2014, 01:45:11 PM
California gull about to cut a circle
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Post by: ERHP on July 04, 2014, 02:32:29 AM
Marty McFly hovertech equipped California Quail.

(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca-22JUN14/i-4h8q5zN/0/X3/C8107-X3.jpg)
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Post by: candyman on July 04, 2014, 04:31:13 AM
Marty McFly hovertech equipped California Quail.

(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca-22JUN14/i-4h8q5zN/0/X3/C8107-X3.jpg)

Very nice.
Is that the common walk of the California Quail?

We have very good friends living in California asking us every year if we come to visit them. I really do want that because I see there are so many beautiful things to capture with camera in California
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Post by: HankMD on July 05, 2014, 05:17:22 AM
Vern's tern series almost terned me away from posting this rather more modest shot....

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3883/14564118222_d7707df0a9_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/a-giau/14564118222/)
Black-winged Stilt  (Himantopus himantopus) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/a-giau/14564118222/)
6D + Tammy
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Post by: candyman on July 05, 2014, 03:13:42 PM
landing ;D

very nice
great colors
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Post by: knoxone on July 06, 2014, 03:20:22 PM
Red-tailed Hawk
Title: Gannet Photos
Post by: HawkinsStu on July 10, 2014, 03:36:16 AM
Hi All,

First photo post by me so any pointers will be well received  :D

Photos taken with 70d + 70-200 2.8ii + 1.4 iii extender.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3860/14421133490_9ae95ebe9b_c.jpg)
Gannet (https://flic.kr/p/nYm5yA)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3835/14421384207_ba1b070700_c.jpg)
Gannet - During Dive (https://flic.kr/p/nYnn6i)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5501/14604535611_0e44a0846a_c.jpg)
Gannet - During Dive (https://flic.kr/p/ofy4C8)

Cheers
Stu
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Post by: Click on July 10, 2014, 08:16:41 AM
Hi All,

First photo post by me so any pointers will be well received  :D

Photos taken with 70d + 70-200 2.8ii + 1.4 iii extender.

Cheers
Stu

Very nice series.  Keep posting Stu.
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Post by: Glenn Bartley on July 10, 2014, 10:45:32 AM
Another one from Churchill. Such an awesome place for birds in flight!

(http://www.glennbartley.com/To%20Post/Black%20Scoter%20-%2015.jpg)

Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 400
Lens: EF600mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x
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Post by: Click on July 10, 2014, 10:49:43 AM
Beautiful shot Glenn.
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Post by: candyman on July 10, 2014, 10:56:40 AM
Beautiful shot Glenn.


+1
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Post by: Menace on July 10, 2014, 05:02:35 PM
Another one from Churchill. Such an awesome place for birds in flight!

(http://www.glennbartley.com/To%20Post/Black%20Scoter%20-%2015.jpg)

Camera Model: Canon EOS 7D
Shutter speed: 1/1600 sec
Aperture: 6.3
ISO: 400
Lens: EF600mm f/4L IS II USM +1.4x

Lovely image.
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Post by: petach on July 12, 2014, 04:45:43 AM
Arctic (?) Tern, hovering whilst looking for fish. Maldon, Essex


(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5562/14367668468_8296f4fc65_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nTC4gS)Tern, Maldon (https://flic.kr/p/nTC4gS) by petach123 (Peter Tachauer) (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
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Post by: Vossie on July 12, 2014, 05:41:38 AM
Marty McFly hovertech equipped California Quail.

(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca-22JUN14/i-4h8q5zN/0/X3/C8107-X3.jpg)

Excellent shot with perfect timing!
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Post by: Vossie on July 12, 2014, 05:42:49 AM
Arctic (?) Tern, hovering whilst looking for fish. Maldon, Essex


(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5562/14367668468_8296f4fc65_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nTC4gS)Tern, Maldon (https://flic.kr/p/nTC4gS) by petach123 (Peter Tachauer) (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Nice sense of speed with the motion blur on the wings. I also like the dark background. Well done!
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Post by: e7dag on July 12, 2014, 07:01:16 AM
A Southern Giant Petrel taking off of its antarctic lichen(orange) covered rocky nest. Hannah Point, Antarctica 2011
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Post by: e7dag on July 12, 2014, 07:12:00 AM
.....And another landing, at 20-knot winds on that rock top
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Post by: Click on July 12, 2014, 07:44:37 AM
Arctic (?) Tern, hovering whilst looking for fish. Maldon, Essex


Nice sense of speed with the motion blur on the wings. I also like the dark background. Well done!

+1

Very nice Petach.
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Post by: scyrene on July 14, 2014, 09:26:12 AM
A (probably juvenile) swallow, one of many feeding low over a cornfield yesterday. Very strong wind - at first I didn't think it would be worth trying (holding a big lens steady in a crosswind is pretty difficult), but the background was so lovely, I relented. They move so fast, you need a lot of patience, but also it was on the threshold of the focus limit, so I had to use full focus, which slows it down a fair bit. This one turned out okay though :) 500mm, f/4, 1/4000, ISO 320.
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Post by: Click on July 14, 2014, 09:28:29 AM
Beautiful. I really like this picture. Nicely done scyrene.
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Post by: scyrene on July 14, 2014, 09:39:53 AM
Beautiful. I really like this picture. Nicely done scyrene.

Thanks!
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Post by: dolina on July 15, 2014, 09:19:31 AM
Great images petach erhp glenn
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Post by: 2n10 on July 15, 2014, 09:37:28 AM
Excellent job scyrene.  They are very difficult and fast.  If you can get them when they head into the wind and control your lens you have the greatest chance for success IME.
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Post by: nineyards on July 15, 2014, 09:56:48 AM
(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Urban-Wildlife/URBAN-WILDLIFE/i-k6kdF6d/6/L/_C3R2014%20want-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Urban-Wildlife/URBAN-WILDLIFE/i-k6kdF6d/A)
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Post by: scyrene on July 15, 2014, 11:12:17 AM
Excellent job scyrene.  They are very difficult and fast.  If you can get them when they head into the wind and control your lens you have the greatest chance for success IME.

Thanks! That's absolutely right - sometimes they will fly into a headwind and hang motionless for a moment or two.
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Post by: steven kessel on July 17, 2014, 09:41:17 AM
Zone-tailed Hawk.  Not a rare bird over its distribution, which includes much of Latin America,  but pretty uncommon in the U.S.  I photographed this one in a remote canyon in the mountains of southern Arizona.

5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 400, f6.3 @ 1/1600

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Post by: Click on July 17, 2014, 09:52:22 AM
Nice shot Steven.
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Post by: mackguyver on July 17, 2014, 01:53:55 PM
Great egret - 1D X +300 f/2.8 IS II + 2x III, handheld - I yanked it off the tripod while shooting an owl and caught this bird in the first light of the day with the sun just above the horizon.  An osprey with fish came a few minutes later but I wasn't fast enough!  f/6.3 1/2000s ISO 3200:

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Recent-Work/Recent/i-K6tKFXz/0/L/St_Marks_NWR_6-29-2014_7863_ID-L.jpg)
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Post by: Click on July 17, 2014, 01:56:30 PM
Great egret ... Great shot  8) Well done mackguyver.
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Post by: Menace on July 17, 2014, 05:14:06 PM
Great egret - 1D X +300 f/2.8 IS II + 2x III, handheld - I yanked it off the tripod while shooting an owl and caught this bird in the first light of the day with the sun just above the horizon.  An osprey with fish came a few minutes later but I wasn't fast enough!  f/6.3 1/2000s ISO 3200:

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Recent-Work/Recent/i-K6tKFXz/0/L/St_Marks_NWR_6-29-2014_7863_ID-L.jpg)

Lovely shot mackguyver - love the light.
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Post by: SevenDUser on July 17, 2014, 07:03:54 PM
Red Tail Hawk... 7D 400L f/5.6
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Post by: IslanderMV on July 17, 2014, 08:44:24 PM
A Southern Giant Petrel taking off of its antarctic lichen(orange) covered rocky nest. Hannah Point, Antarctica 2011

Now there is something you don't see everyday. Cool !
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Post by: IslanderMV on July 17, 2014, 09:00:35 PM
Black Tern - Norton Point  MA. - Catching insects over the low tide flats.
Rare in our area.

60D + 100-400mm @ 400mm ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/1250
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Post by: Click on July 17, 2014, 09:32:16 PM
Very nice capture Jeff.
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Post by: scyrene on July 18, 2014, 11:13:04 AM
Great egret - 1D X +300 f/2.8 IS II + 2x III, handheld - I yanked it off the tripod while shooting an owl and caught this bird in the first light of the day with the sun just above the horizon.  An osprey with fish came a few minutes later but I wasn't fast enough!  f/6.3 1/2000s ISO 3200:

(http://www.ianandersonphotography.com/Recent-Work/Recent/i-K6tKFXz/0/L/St_Marks_NWR_6-29-2014_7863_ID-L.jpg)

Gorgeous light, and well controlled exposure.
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Post by: 2n10 on July 18, 2014, 12:51:26 PM
Great job guys.
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Post by: mackguyver on July 18, 2014, 12:55:59 PM
Thank you guys for the nice comments and I think we're all in good company here - excellent work from everyone posting to this thread! 
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Post by: mountain.martin on July 18, 2014, 03:01:57 PM
Some great pics on this thread.

Here is my first submission to the forum from my first trip out with my 70d. It was considerably more successful than the same trip the previous year with my 650d.
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Post by: Click on July 18, 2014, 03:03:40 PM
Here is my first submission to the forum from my first trip out with my 70d. It was considerably more successful than the same trip the previous year with my 650d.

Nice first post....And Welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: RobertG. on July 18, 2014, 05:17:56 PM
A juvenile common tern in Essaouira, Morocco
5d II + EF 70-300 mm L @ 300 mm 1/2500 sec. f8
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Post by: miken on July 18, 2014, 05:38:42 PM
Black Tern - Norton Point  MA. - Catching insects over the low tide flats.
Rare in our area.

60D + 100-400mm @ 400mm ISO 100, f/6.3, 1/1250

Very impressive.
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Post by: miken on July 18, 2014, 05:41:12 PM
Taken 28 miles out to sea in Liverpool Bay.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3840/14457472427_889d795f23_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o2yjRZ)Gannet (https://flic.kr/p/o2yjRZ) by mike nesbitt (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
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Post by: Menace on July 18, 2014, 05:48:47 PM
Taken 28 miles out to sea in Liverpool Bay.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3840/14457472427_889d795f23_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/o2yjRZ)Gannet (https://flic.kr/p/o2yjRZ) by mike nesbitt (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Lovely shot.  Well done.
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Post by: Click on July 18, 2014, 08:06:44 PM
Taken 28 miles out to sea in Liverpool Bay.


Very nice shot miken.
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Post by: steven kessel on July 18, 2014, 10:10:46 PM
Brown Pelican.  Photographed at Dana Point, Ca.
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Post by: EvilZeev228 on July 18, 2014, 11:01:50 PM
1Dx
300mm F4L
F4
ISO 200
1/2000
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Post by: Menace on July 18, 2014, 11:57:49 PM
Brown Pelican.  Photographed at Dana Point, Ca.

Lovely image steven.
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Post by: Menace on July 18, 2014, 11:58:18 PM
1Dx
300mm F4L
F4
ISO 200
1/2000

Nice series :)
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Post by: candyman on July 19, 2014, 12:34:27 AM
Brown Pelican.  Photographed at Dana Point, Ca.
Wonderful picture Steven. Somehow it reminds me of the Spruce Goose (Hughes H4 Hercules)
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Post by: Dylan777 on July 19, 2014, 01:44:22 AM
Brown Pelican.  Photographed at Dana Point, Ca.

Great shot Steven

Took these today at Bolsa Chica, Wetlands.
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Post by: DFresh on July 19, 2014, 12:43:35 PM
This is my first upload.  I live in Connecticut and I photographed this fledgling bird on an estuary.  I believe this is a Great Blue Heron chic or an Egret chic, as I saw adult birds of those species in the area.  If anybody could identify it, I would appreciate it.
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Post by: Click on July 19, 2014, 12:47:21 PM
Welcome to CR DFresh  :)

I'm sorry, I can't see your image.
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Post by: DFresh on July 19, 2014, 12:50:22 PM
Thank you!!  It took me a second to figure out how to upload a picture haha
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Post by: Click on July 19, 2014, 12:59:33 PM
Now I can see it.  :)

It's a Great Blue Heron Juvenile.
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Post by: Dylan777 on July 20, 2014, 02:27:50 PM
few more...
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Post by: nineyards on July 20, 2014, 02:53:56 PM
(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Urban-Wildlife/URBAN-WILDLIFE/i-gjdtQwP/6/L/_C3R1592-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Urban-Wildlife/URBAN-WILDLIFE/i-gjdtQwP/A)
(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Urban-Wildlife/URBAN-WILDLIFE/i-g8RmbDC/6/L/_C3R2499-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Urban-Wildlife/URBAN-WILDLIFE/i-g8RmbDC/A)
(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Urban-Wildlife/URBAN-WILDLIFE/i-FcsD77K/6/L/_C3R1324-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Urban-Wildlife/URBAN-WILDLIFE/i-FcsD77K/A)
(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Urban-Wildlife/URBAN-WILDLIFE/i-Jkts3XN/6/L/_C3R1883-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Urban-Wildlife/URBAN-WILDLIFE/i-Jkts3XN/A)
This last one I had planned to crop appropriately, but then I noticed that despite the very busy and in focus background my eye were still immediately drawn to the goose, still wondering why that might be, perhaps because I know ahead of time the subject of the photo is.
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Post by: IslanderMV on July 20, 2014, 06:33:03 PM
This is my first upload.  I live in Connecticut and I photographed this fledgling bird on an estuary.  I believe this is a Great Blue Heron chic or an Egret chic, as I saw adult birds of those species in the area.  If anybody could identify it, I would appreciate it.

Nice shot !

I believe it is a Yellow-crowned Night-Heron.
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Post by: 2n10 on July 22, 2014, 09:25:04 AM
(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/Common-Nighthawk-11.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/Common-Nighthawk-11.jpg.html)
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Post by: Click on July 22, 2014, 09:30:53 AM
Very nice shot 2n10. Well done.
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Post by: ERHP on July 25, 2014, 11:10:55 AM
Really cool!

At the start of last weekend I headed down to the mouth of the Tijuana River to hopefully catch something.  A trio of Black Skimmers kept me entertained, at times coming in so close I couldn't focus.
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Imperial-Beach-18JUL14/i-x7t3BRF/0/X3/TR1001-X3.jpg)


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Post by: candyman on July 25, 2014, 11:35:56 AM
Really cool!

At the start of last weekend I headed down to the mouth of the Tijuana River to hopefully catch something.  A trio of Black Skimmers kept me entertained, at times coming in so close I couldn't focus.
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Imperial-Beach-18JUL14/i-x7t3BRF/0/X3/TR1001-X3.jpg)

Beautiful photo and wonderful timing.
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Post by: Click on July 25, 2014, 11:51:58 AM
Beautiful photo and wonderful timing.

+1 Excellent timing. Lovely light.
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Post by: Kerry B on July 25, 2014, 12:31:55 PM
Stunning candyman, great capture
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Post by: 2n10 on July 25, 2014, 01:17:06 PM
Thank you click and ERHP.

Great shot ERHP.
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Post by: Stewart K on July 25, 2014, 01:42:29 PM
My first BIF's with my new 100-400 :DL, managed to use it for about 30 mins tonight, loving the AF speed!!!
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Post by: candyman on July 25, 2014, 01:47:03 PM
My first BIF's with my new 100-400 :DL, managed to use it for about 30 mins tonight, loving the AF speed!!!


Nice catch!
Enjoy
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Post by: Dylan777 on July 30, 2014, 04:21:04 PM
Landing...
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Post by: Dylan777 on July 30, 2014, 04:22:37 PM
Take off...
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Post by: Click on July 30, 2014, 04:24:33 PM
Very nice shots Dylan   :)

I love the take off
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Post by: Dylan777 on July 30, 2014, 04:25:23 PM
Another landing...
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Post by: sedwards on July 30, 2014, 09:45:03 PM
turkey vulture. would have been nicer had i not forgotten my flash lol

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3916/14722599656_3173a376f0_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oqZaX7)turkey vulture (https://flic.kr/p/oqZaX7) by sedwards679 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
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Post by: sedwards on July 30, 2014, 09:47:53 PM
not sure what bird this is but i was in the right spot at the right time.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5040/14198439372_ef6cb87709_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nCEHmQ)IMG_7400 (https://flic.kr/p/nCEHmQ) by sedwards679 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on July 30, 2014, 09:48:51 PM
turkey vulture. would have been nicer had i not forgotten my flash lol

Not bad, a little dark, but not bad.
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Post by: Menace on July 31, 2014, 03:25:36 AM
Take off...

Nice one Dylan777 :)
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Post by: gintonic on July 31, 2014, 04:06:00 AM
Just came across this forum by accident - here is a Red Kite and a Crow in a mid-air fight

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7458/8732089162_0f37377e29_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/eiCeTq)IMG_4004crop2 (https://flic.kr/p/eiCeTq) by uh_simon (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

EOS 5D3, 100-400L @ 400
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Post by: candyman on July 31, 2014, 04:10:02 AM
Just came across this forum by accident - here is a Red Kite and a Crow in a mid-air fight

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7458/8732089162_0f37377e29_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/eiCeTq)IMG_4004crop2 (https://flic.kr/p/eiCeTq) by uh_simon (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

EOS 5D3, 100-400L @ 400

Welcome to the forum!
That's a great catch. Great photo!
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Post by: Valvebounce on July 31, 2014, 04:22:23 AM
Hi gintonic.
Welcome, only one problem, you have set the bar for your next post very high! ;D ;D it is going to be some shot that trumps that,  ;) not that you have to, keep posting.   

Cheers Graham.

Just came across this forum by accident - here is a Red Kite and a Crow in a mid-air fight

EOS 5D3, 100-400L @ 400
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Post by: gintonic on July 31, 2014, 05:16:53 AM
Thank you for the kind welcome everyone - I have to say that is my fav photo of the last few years......I often say it was that 1 in million chance.....
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Post by: Click on July 31, 2014, 08:39:07 AM
Just came across this forum by accident - here is a Red Kite and a Crow in a mid-air fight

EOS 5D3, 100-400L @ 400

Good timing. Very first  post.

...And welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: Dylan777 on July 31, 2014, 04:17:48 PM
Take off...

Nice one Dylan777 :)

Thanks Menace
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Post by: DominoDude on July 31, 2014, 06:11:47 PM
not sure what bird this is but i was in the right spot at the right time.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5040/14198439372_ef6cb87709_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nCEHmQ)IMG_7400 (https://flic.kr/p/nCEHmQ) by sedwards679 (https://www.flickr.com/people//), on Flickr

Great timing on the shot!
Do you have Common Starlings (Sturnus vulgaris) over there? That's what it looks like to me.
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Post by: Claudelec on July 31, 2014, 06:12:26 PM
Hi,
This is my first post, it's not the higher image quality, but the subject is quite impressive.
White tail pygargue, Norway (Lofoten). Eos 70D Tamron 70 300 VC at 119mm (Cropped)
Claude
http://canonrumors.com/forum/Smileys/default/smiley.gif (http://canonrumors.com/forum/Smileys/default/smiley.gif)
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Post by: Dylan777 on July 31, 2014, 06:18:35 PM
Hi,
This is my first post, it's not the higher image quality, but the subject is quite impressive.
White tail pygargue, Norway (Lofoten). Eos 70D Tamron 70 300 VC at 119mm (Cropped)
Claude
http://canonrumors.com/forum/Smileys/default/smiley.gif (http://canonrumors.com/forum/Smileys/default/smiley.gif)

Welcome to CR Claudelec  ;)

Great capture. Thanks for sharing
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Post by: Dylan777 on July 31, 2014, 06:50:30 PM
Running away...
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Post by: Click on July 31, 2014, 06:57:43 PM
Hi,
This is my first post, it's not the higher image quality, but the subject is quite impressive.
White tail pygargue, Norway (Lofoten). Eos 70D Tamron 70 300 VC at 119mm (Cropped)
Claude

First post...Welcome to CR Claude  :)
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Post by: serendipidy on July 31, 2014, 11:43:05 PM
Stunning candyman, great capture

+1, Gorgeous photo.
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Post by: serendipidy on July 31, 2014, 11:46:12 PM
Just came across this forum by accident - here is a Red Kite and a Crow in a mid-air fight

EOS 5D3, 100-400L @ 400

Good timing. Very first  post.

...And welcome to CR  :)

+1
Amazing shot.
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Post by: serendipidy on July 31, 2014, 11:54:24 PM
Fantastic photos in this thread. I'm still trying to learn BIF technique. Most of mine are blurs or blue sky. Some recent ones that I kept. 7D, 100-400.
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3925/14759961812_abaa49cbe7_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/14759961812/)
BCN Heron (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/14759961812/) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3918/14407051937_380fcdc42c_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/14407051937/)
BCN Heron BIF (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/14407051937/) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2900/14406869888_f183c0fd8f_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/14406869888/)
Juvenile BCN Heron (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/14406869888/) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3862/14406832448_3366c4226b_b.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/14406832448/)
Adult BCN Heron chases juvenile (https://www.flickr.com/photos/eric-johnson/14406832448/) by EricJ777 (https://www.flickr.com/people/eric-johnson/), on Flickr
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Post by: ERHP on August 01, 2014, 01:45:47 AM
Just came across this forum by accident - here is a Red Kite and a Crow in a mid-air fight

EOS 5D3, 100-400L @ 400

AWESOME!  Sometimes I really get a kick out of watching crows catch a bit of what they give out all the time.
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Post by: Omni Images on August 01, 2014, 05:18:29 AM
Yellow-tailed Black Cockatoo
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Post by: Omni Images on August 01, 2014, 05:21:44 AM
White-bellied Sea Eagle
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Post by: Omni Images on August 01, 2014, 05:23:15 AM
Nankeen Kestral
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Post by: Omni Images on August 01, 2014, 05:26:39 AM
Little Egret
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Post by: candyman on August 01, 2014, 05:42:18 AM
Very nice series Omni Images!
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Post by: Omni Images on August 01, 2014, 06:06:41 AM
Thanks Candyman.

Here's another of the Sea Eagles ... I came to this spot a few days in a row at the same time and caught this Sea Eagle with the same catch. This day his mate was there and I watched them squabble over it for about an hour ... so funny watching the other one slowly move closer and take a bite and rip a bit off etc.
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Post by: candyman on August 01, 2014, 06:21:51 AM
Thanks Candyman.

Here's another of the Sea Eagles ... I came to this spot a few days in a row at the same time and caught this Sea Eagle with the same catch. This day his mate was there and I watched them squabble over it for about an hour ... so funny watching the other one slowly move closer and take a bite and rip a bit off etc.
Wow, excellent shot! Patience is one of the most important factors to get these kind of shots
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Post by: Omni Images on August 01, 2014, 06:45:18 AM
Yes patience is a big factor.
I'm not really a "birder" though I must admit I am becoming one.
I come from doing a lot of spots and landscape photography, but I just love to get out into the bush around town, mostly just to get out of the house for a break ... I'm slef employed and work from home, so getting out is easy, and a bit of a walk around is nice, plus I got out to take landscapes .... in between birds come around so I keep a tele handy also.
I find stalking the prey enjoyable .. as I only have a short lens, I have to get close, and it's the hunt to get close I enjoy ... if I had say an 800 with a 2x and crop camera, I could sit in my lounge room and get the shot, but a short lens make me work for the shot.
I have recently met a birder who has just moved down here, and he posts shots up on the facebook page of the IBOC site, he is putting up shots of all these birds I have hardly even heard of ...
This takes me to what I wanted to say .... this guy knows all the habits of the birds and can pretty must rock up at the right time or he knows where to look for them.
So knowing your birds, or what ever it is you are looking for is a big part of being able to get the shot.
I am learning a lot about our local wildlife now and starting to know where to look for them.
In fact last week I found a southern Boobook nest from knowing a little bit about where they would nest.
The next test is to get a shot of it at night flying ...
I saw a youtube video interview of two young wildlife photographers of the year, this one young guy shoots wildlife with a wide angle lens ...
His winning shot was of an owl swooping down to get a mouse he had placed on the camera and triggered with a remote ... I so want a shot like that..
Anyway, get to know your subject ... and then have patience.
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Post by: candyman on August 01, 2014, 07:49:49 AM
Yes patience is a big factor.
I'm not really a "birder" though I must admit I am becoming one.
I come from doing a lot of spots and landscape photography, but I just love to get out into the bush around town, mostly just to get out of the house for a break ... I'm slef employed and work from home, so getting out is easy, and a bit of a walk around is nice, plus I got out to take landscapes .... in between birds come around so I keep a tele handy also.
I find stalking the prey enjoyable .. as I only have a short lens, I have to get close, and it's the hunt to get close I enjoy ... if I had say an 800 with a 2x and crop camera, I could sit in my lounge room and get the shot, but a short lens make me work for the shot.
I have recently met a birder who has just moved down here, and he posts shots up on the facebook page of the IBOC site, he is putting up shots of all these birds I have hardly even heard of ...
This takes me to what I wanted to say .... this guy knows all the habits of the birds and can pretty must rock up at the right time or he knows where to look for them.
So knowing your birds, or what ever it is you are looking for is a big part of being able to get the shot.
I am learning a lot about our local wildlife now and starting to know where to look for them.
In fact last week I found a southern Boobook nest from knowing a little bit about where they would nest.
The next test is to get a shot of it at night flying ...
I saw a youtube video interview of two young wildlife photographers of the year, this one young guy shoots wildlife with a wide angle lens ...
His winning shot was of an owl swooping down to get a mouse he had placed on the camera and triggered with a remote ... I so want a shot like that..
Anyway, get to know your subject ... and then have patience.

Get to know your subject....is doing a lot of research. If I want to take landscape or birdshots I have to get out from the area I live (city) and travel. But there is one more factor to add.....time. I have a regular day-time job making about 50 hours a week, having a family with 2 young kids makes it difficult to find the time. Adn, once I have the time....raining! Anyway, I keep visiting Canon Rumors to get inspired. Such wonderful photos and talent here! So thanks for sharing your photos.
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Post by: Keith_Reeder on August 01, 2014, 08:16:33 AM
Northern gannet, Bempton, E Yorkshire in England.

(http://www.kazemisu.me.uk/images/gannet_bempton_8b.jpg)
(Click for bigger).
Canon 7D, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS, handheld.
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Post by: candyman on August 01, 2014, 08:45:08 AM
Northern gannet, Bempton, E Yorkshire in England.

(http://www.kazemisu.me.uk/images/gannet_bempton_8b.jpg)
(Click for bigger).
Canon 7D, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS, handheld.


O, what a wonderful shot, Keith !
Amazing sharp while flying towards you. And what an expression on the birds face.
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Post by: Click on August 01, 2014, 09:03:45 AM
Very nice series Omni Images . I especially like the Little Egret.
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Post by: Click on August 01, 2014, 09:05:02 AM
Northern gannet, Bempton, E Yorkshire in England.

Great shot Keith. Nicely done.
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 01, 2014, 10:08:56 AM
Little Egret
Wonderful photos Omni Images

Thank you for sharing  :)
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 01, 2014, 10:10:08 AM
Northern gannet, Bempton, E Yorkshire in England.

(http://www.kazemisu.me.uk/images/gannet_bempton_8b.jpg)
(Click for bigger).
Canon 7D, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS, handheld.

Great capture Keith_Reeder
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Post by: Keith_Reeder on August 01, 2014, 12:54:03 PM
Thanks all.

Short Eared owl, Cramlington, Northumberland, England:

(http://www.capture-the-moment.co.uk/tp/tfu29/upload/short_eared_owl_cramlington.jpg)

7D, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS, Sigma 1.4x, handheld.
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Post by: Click on August 01, 2014, 12:55:24 PM

Short Eared owl, Cramlington, Northumberland, England:


Awesome shot.  8)  I love this one!
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Post by: Keith_Reeder on August 01, 2014, 01:08:27 PM
One more for now.

Kittiwake, Bempton Cliffs, E. Yorkshire:

(http://www.kazemisu.me.uk/images/bridlington_may_2013/kittiwake_bempton_1.jpg)

(Bigger here (http://www.kazemisu.me.uk/images/bridlington_may_2013/kittiwake_bempton_1.jpg)).

7D, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS, Sigma 1.4x, handheld.
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Post by: candyman on August 01, 2014, 01:10:45 PM
Thanks all.

Short Eared owl, Cramlington, Northumberland, England:

(http://www.capture-the-moment.co.uk/tp/tfu29/upload/short_eared_owl_cramlington.jpg)

7D, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS, Sigma 1.4x, handheld.


Just wonderful! Keep them coming
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 01, 2014, 01:57:26 PM
Thanks all.

Short Eared owl, Cramlington, Northumberland, England:

(http://www.capture-the-moment.co.uk/tp/tfu29/upload/short_eared_owl_cramlington.jpg)

7D, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS, Sigma 1.4x, handheld.

Another great shot Keith_Reeder.

I just ordered 2x TC III for my 400mm. The 1.4x wasn't long enough with FF.
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Post by: Click on August 01, 2014, 02:29:32 PM
One more for now.

Kittiwake, Bempton Cliffs, E. Yorkshire:


Very nice shot. Well done Keith.
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Post by: DominoDude on August 01, 2014, 02:35:10 PM
...
Short Eared owl, Cramlington, Northumberland, England:
...

That one is really magnificent! I love how the light hits the Owl, and how it connects to the viewer with its stare.
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Post by: Phil L on August 01, 2014, 08:09:21 PM
Roseate Spoonbill from earlier today.
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 01, 2014, 08:15:20 PM
Roseate Spoonbill from earlier today.

Beautiful photos Phil L

Thanks for sharing  :)
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Post by: Omni Images on August 01, 2014, 09:31:48 PM
WOW, love the owl and the Gannet, love it when they are looking down the lens to you.

Here's a Black Shouldered Kite
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Post by: Click on August 01, 2014, 09:54:18 PM
Roseate Spoonbill from earlier today.

Lovely shots Phil
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Post by: serendipidy on August 01, 2014, 11:21:34 PM
Phil
Those are beautiful, love the sharpness and the color :)
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Post by: nineyards on August 02, 2014, 12:46:34 AM
Shot in Edmonton's river valley

(http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Sundry/i-78MLVnG/1/L/_C3R1737-L.jpg) (http://www.nineyardsphotography.com/Sundry/i-78MLVnG/A)
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Post by: RichD50 on August 02, 2014, 12:56:06 AM
"Harris Hawk" @ Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
MARCH, 2013

Canon 40D + canon 100-400 zoom
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Post by: Menace on August 02, 2014, 01:01:24 AM
Northern gannet, Bempton, E Yorkshire in England.

Great shot Keith. Nicely done.

+1

Lovely shot.
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Post by: serendipidy on August 02, 2014, 02:56:23 AM
"Harris Hawk" @ Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
MARCH, 2013

Canon 40D + canon 100-400 zoom

Wonderful shot. Well done.
And welcome to CR.
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Post by: lion rock on August 02, 2014, 08:31:23 AM
Keith,
I'm joining the chorus and say: WOW, most impressive!
-r
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Post by: Click on August 02, 2014, 08:32:34 AM
"Harris Hawk" @ Desert Museum, Tucson, AZ
MARCH, 2013

Canon 40D + canon 100-400 zoom

Beautiful shot RichD50....And welcome to CR  :)

Keep posting.
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Post by: Phil L on August 02, 2014, 03:17:17 PM
Roseate Spoonbill from earlier today.

Beautiful photos Phil L

Thanks for sharing  :)

Hey thanks, I appreciate the kind comments!
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Post by: Phil L on August 02, 2014, 03:18:07 PM
Roseate Spoonbill from earlier today.

Lovely shots Phil

I'm happy you enjoyed them, thanks much.
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Post by: Phil L on August 02, 2014, 03:19:03 PM
Phil
Those are beautiful, love the sharpness and the color :)

Thanks a million, glad you liked them!
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 02, 2014, 10:22:28 PM
The sun is coming down...
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Post by: Click on August 02, 2014, 10:23:31 PM
The sun is coming down...

Beautiful light.  8)  Nicely done Dylan.
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 02, 2014, 10:28:09 PM
@ ISO 25,600
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 02, 2014, 10:38:06 PM
This small guy was quite fast to track, even with 1DX. I was lucky enough to get few close up
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 02, 2014, 10:42:44 PM
With 1DX 12fps, I was able to select few with both wings @ fully stretched
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Post by: Click on August 02, 2014, 10:59:54 PM
@ ISO 25,600

I really like this one.  8)
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Post by: Claudelec on August 03, 2014, 03:19:14 AM
Hi,

Today another view of white tail pygargue in Norway
 :) :)
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Post by: Menace on August 03, 2014, 03:22:38 AM
@ ISO 25,600

Wow
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Post by: Eldar on August 03, 2014, 04:03:12 AM
I was out to shoot white tailed eagle (or sea eagle as some call it). Lots of sightings, but we were not able to get them close enough to the boat (even though we tempted them with some good fish). Since we were in a small rocking boat, I only brought my 70-300 f4-5.6L (did not bring the 70-200 for this trip).

So I shot some sea gulls instead. It is always difficult to get an image worth looking at, of something as common as a lesser black-backed gull. But I thought this one had a "conductor" like, hanging in the air kind of quality. It is shot pretty close to midnight, bathing in midnight sun.

1DX, 70-300 f4-5.6L @70mm
1/1250s, f7.1, ISO1250

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Post by: candyman on August 03, 2014, 04:49:15 AM
I was out to shoot white tailed eagle (or sea eagle as some call it). Lots of sightings, but we were not able to get them close enough to the boat (even though we tempted them with some good fish). Since we were in a small rocking boat, I only brought my 70-300 f4-5.6L (did not bring the 70-200 for this trip).

So I shot some sea gulls instead. It is always difficult to get an image worth looking at, of something as common as a lesser black-backed gull. But I thought this one had a "conductor" like, hanging in the air kind of quality. It is shot pretty close to midnight, bathing in midnight sun.

1DX, 70-300 f4-5.6L @70mm
1/1250s, f7.1, ISO1250
That's a nice one.
It seems difficult to get a good balance of light on the gull in this time of the day. But you succeeded.
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Post by: Keith_Reeder on August 03, 2014, 07:08:40 AM
Incoming Puffin, Farne Islands, north east coast of England:
(http://kazemisu.me.uk/images/puffin_farnes_1.jpg)
(Bigger here (http://kazemisu.me.uk/images/puffin_farnes_1.jpg)).

7D, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS, Sigma 1.4x.
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Post by: candyman on August 03, 2014, 07:55:38 AM
Incoming Puffin, Farne Islands, north east coast of England:
(http://kazemisu.me.uk/images/puffin_farnes_1.jpg)
(Bigger here (http://kazemisu.me.uk/images/puffin_farnes_1.jpg)).

7D, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS, Sigma 1.4x.

I love the looking of this bird. It's Great. Is this one hanging as well - like the one of Eldar - or is this bird just taking off? You can't tell with only sky as background. O, could be landing as well... ;D
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Post by: Click on August 03, 2014, 08:39:53 AM
Incoming Puffin, Farne Islands, north east coast of England:

Very nice capture.
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Post by: Keith_Reeder on August 03, 2014, 10:52:48 AM
Thanks guys.

This is coming into land, Candyman - "Incoming Puffin" is the clue..!

;)
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Post by: Keith_Reeder on August 03, 2014, 10:58:39 AM
Gannet, Bempton, E. Yorkshire coast, England:

(http://www.kazemisu.me.uk/images/bridlington_may_2013/gannet_bempton_10.jpg)
(Bigger here (http://www.kazemisu.me.uk/images/bridlington_may_2013/gannet_bempton_10.jpg)).

7D, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS and 2x, handheld at 600mm.

I picked this scene as a deliberate challenge: Gannets aren't that hard to shoot against clean, featureless backgrounds, but a busy background like this is hard work for a camera's AF.

I also chose it because the context it provided for the image - there's more of a story here with all the nesting birds beneath the subject.
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Post by: candyman on August 03, 2014, 11:05:15 AM
Thanks guys.

This is coming into land, Candyman - "Incoming Puffin" is the clue..!

 ;)


ha,ha,ha - yes I will never get to Sherlock Holmes missing even a simple clue like that!
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 03, 2014, 11:07:37 AM
@ ISO 25,600

I really like this one.  8)

Thanks CLick.

I'm getting 2x TC III. 560mm is not long enough ;D
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 03, 2014, 11:09:34 AM
@ ISO 25,600

Wow

I was saying the same thing  ;D. Couldn't do that on 5D III
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 03, 2014, 11:10:32 AM
I was out to shoot white tailed eagle (or sea eagle as some call it). Lots of sightings, but we were not able to get them close enough to the boat (even though we tempted them with some good fish). Since we were in a small rocking boat, I only brought my 70-300 f4-5.6L (did not bring the 70-200 for this trip).

So I shot some sea gulls instead. It is always difficult to get an image worth looking at, of something as common as a lesser black-backed gull. But I thought this one had a "conductor" like, hanging in the air kind of quality. It is shot pretty close to midnight, bathing in midnight sun.

1DX, 70-300 f4-5.6L @70mm
1/1250s, f7.1, ISO1250

Nice one Eldar
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 03, 2014, 11:48:49 AM
Hi,

Today another view of white tail pygargue in Norway
 :) :)

Great timing Claudelec
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 03, 2014, 11:49:23 AM
Incoming Puffin, Farne Islands, north east coast of England:

Very nice capture.

+1
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 03, 2014, 11:50:43 AM
He was flying straight at me...
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 03, 2014, 11:54:34 AM
Little light remaining...
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 03, 2014, 11:58:22 AM
Looking for last fish before the sun goes down...
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 03, 2014, 12:00:57 PM
I personally love this photo. I wish I had 800mm :-[
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Post by: Click on August 03, 2014, 12:09:51 PM

Thanks CLick.

I'm getting 2x TC III. 560mm is not long enough ;D

Yes, and the next step after this one... 600 f4L IS II   ;)   (and the use of the combo 1.4 TC III,  2X TC III)


 :)
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 03, 2014, 12:25:48 PM

Thanks CLick.

I'm getting 2x TC III. 560mm is not long enough ;D

Yes, and the next step after this one... 600 f4L IS II   ;)   (and the use of the combo 1.4 TC III,  2X TC III)


 :)
I did have that thought one. Anything can happen  ;)
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Post by: Valvebounce on August 03, 2014, 02:46:31 PM
Hi Keith.
That is stunning proof that the 7D is everything I hoped it would be and I'm not as good as I'd like to be!
Fantastic shot, you are correct about the background adding context, I think it tells a great story, not least of which is that you are capable of putting yourself in a great spot for a picture.

Gannet, Bempton, E. Yorkshire coast, England:

7D, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS and 2x, handheld at 600mm.

I picked this scene as a deliberate challenge: Gannets aren't that hard to shoot against clean, featureless backgrounds, but a busy background like this is hard work for a camera's AF.

I also chose it because the context it provided for the image - there's more of a story here with all the nesting birds beneath the subject.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Eldar on August 03, 2014, 03:30:19 PM
Incoming Puffin, Farne Islands, north east coast of England:
This is a favorite bird of mine. Very colorful, yet with very sad eyes. I planned to shoot some on the north coast of Norway this summer, but when I finally got to the right island (Lovund, with the biggest puffin population in Norway), the weather decided not to cooperate (fog). So I´ll have to wait until next year ...

Very good shot!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: altenae on August 03, 2014, 05:09:40 PM
Some BIF from me.
Click on image for larger and sharper image !!

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INB_9511b.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=890)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INB_1811.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=848)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INB_2953.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=852)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INX_7139x.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=692)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_6272.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=643)

Hope you like them.

Edward van Altena
www.wildlife-photos.net (http://www.wildlife-photos.net)
The Netherlands
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Post by: Eldar on August 03, 2014, 05:21:11 PM
Edward, That series was magnificent! Perfection in every way, I´m impressed!
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Post by: Click on August 03, 2014, 05:26:57 PM
Awesome shots Edward  8)
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Post by: Eldar on August 03, 2014, 05:49:25 PM
Edward, could you please share some more info with us. How long have you been doing this, how much practice, how do you set up your 1DX etc. It would be most interesting to know.

Lots of good images on your web site also.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: rpt on August 03, 2014, 09:28:10 PM
Edward, That series was magnificent! Perfection in every way, I´m impressed!
+1000
Wow! Excellent pictures.
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Post by: Greatland on August 03, 2014, 11:59:08 PM
Bolsa Chica, Orange Co. CA
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Greatland on August 04, 2014, 12:01:19 AM
Bolsa Chica
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 04, 2014, 01:10:16 AM
Bolsa Chica, Orange Co. CA

Great shot Greatland

I'm in Fountain Valley. I was there last Friday. You go there often?

Dylan
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Post by: Click on August 04, 2014, 08:40:30 AM
Bolsa Chica, Orange Co. CA

Beautiful shot Greatland   8)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: IslanderMV on August 04, 2014, 10:54:50 AM
Some BIF from me.

Hope you like them.

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

Great shots ! Wagtail is very nice.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on August 04, 2014, 11:43:26 AM
Great shots Edward, Dylan and Greatland.
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Post by: DominoDude on August 04, 2014, 06:34:19 PM
Some BIF from me.
Click on image for larger and sharper image !!

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INB_9511b.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=890)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INB_1811.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=848)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INB_2953.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=852)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INX_7139x.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=692)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_6272.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=643)

Hope you like them.

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

These are bloody marvellous!! And I haven't even peeped at the full sized versions yet. (Must fetch my bib first - there will be drooling.)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on August 04, 2014, 09:53:48 PM
Some BIF from me.
Click on image for larger and sharper image !!

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INB_9511b.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=890)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INB_1811.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=848)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INB_2953.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=852)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INX_7139x.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=692)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_6272.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=643)

Hope you like them.

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

Alt...wonderful series of images!!!
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Post by: Reiep on August 05, 2014, 01:59:10 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3899/14646644400_f3b9f222a3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ojgT6J)
European or african swallow? by Pierre Pichot Photography (http://pierrepichot.com), on Flickr (https://flic.kr/p/ojgT6J), 500px (http://"http://500px.com/photo/78722079/european-or-african-swallow-by-pierre-pichot") or my portfolio (http://"http://pierrepichot.com/2014/08/05/european-african-swallow/")
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on August 05, 2014, 07:04:13 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3899/14646644400_f3b9f222a3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ojgT6J)
European or african swallow? by Pierre Pichot Photography (http://pierrepichot.com), on Flickr (https://flic.kr/p/ojgT6J), 500px (http://"http://500px.com/photo/78722079/european-or-african-swallow-by-pierre-pichot") or my portfolio (http://"http://pierrepichot.com/2014/08/05/european-african-swallow/")

Interesting image...nicely done Reiep!
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Post by: Maximilian on August 05, 2014, 07:42:10 AM
European or african swallow?
Geordi: "Damn, he's good."
And so is this catch. Congrats.
The white/bright line comming from the edge of the pool is a little bit distracting, but... man...
I'd give a lot for having my gear ready for action in such a moment.
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Post by: Kerry B on August 05, 2014, 08:24:45 AM
Not the most difficult of birds to get in flight, but useful for practice.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Maximilian on August 05, 2014, 08:59:04 AM
Some BIF from me.
...
Hope you like them.
Edward, you must be joking.
These pics are wonderful.
Especially the two swallow pics and the wagtail.
I couldn’t imagine capturing those tiny fast birds that way. (and for sure it would take me months to learn)
Thanks you for this inspiration.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Skatol on August 05, 2014, 09:42:55 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3899/14646644400_f3b9f222a3_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ojgT6J)
European or african swallow? by Pierre Pichot Photography (http://pierrepichot.com), on Flickr (https://flic.kr/p/ojgT6J), 500px (http://"http://500px.com/photo/78722079/european-or-african-swallow-by-pierre-pichot") or my portfolio (http://"http://pierrepichot.com/2014/08/05/european-african-swallow/")
Amazing shot!!
Can't resist based on your title (Monty Python - The Holy Grail):
S #1: Where'd you get the coconuts?
A : We found them.
S #1: Found them? In Mercia? The coconut's tropical!
A : What do you mean?
S #1: Well, this is a temperate zone.
A : The swallow may fly south with the sun or the house martin or the plover may seek warmer climes in winter, yet these are not strangers to our land?
S #1: Are you suggesting coconuts migrate?
A : Not at all. They could be carried.
S #1: What? A swallow carrying a coconut?
A: It could grip it by the husk!
S #1: It's not a question of where he grips it! It's a simple question of weight ratios! A five ounce bird could not carry a one pound coconut.
A: Well, it doesn't matter. Will you go and tell your master that Arthur from the Court of Camelot is here.
S #1: Listen. In order to maintain air-speed velocity, a swallow needs to beat its wings forty-three times every second, right?
A: Please!
S #1: Am I right?
A: I'm not interested!
S #2: It could be carried by an African swallow!
S #1: Oh, yeah, an African swallow maybe, but not a European swallow. That's my point.
S #2: Oh, yeah, I agree with that.
A: Will you ask your master if he wants to join my court at Camelot?!
S #1: But then of course a-- African swallows are non-migratory.
S #2: Oh, yeah...
S #1: So they couldn't bring a coconut back anyway...
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: mackguyver on August 05, 2014, 12:56:21 PM
Some BIF from me.

Hope you like them.

Edward
Edward, those shots are all amazing! I took a look at your website as well and you have some excellent work there as well.  Thank you for posting.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Skatol on August 05, 2014, 01:10:23 PM
Some BIF from me.

Hope you like them.

Edward
Edward, those shots are all amazing! I took a look at your website as well and you have some excellent work there as well.  Thank you for posting.
+1 and thank you for posting the EXIF data on your site.  When I get home and have more time to look I most certainly will be studying these more intensely.  AMAZING!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candyman on August 05, 2014, 01:34:54 PM
Some BIF from me.
........

Hope you like them.

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


Zonder twijfel, fantastische foto's!
Excellent work
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: jrista on August 08, 2014, 08:15:39 PM
Some BIF from me.
Click on image for larger and sharper image !!

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INB_9511b.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=890)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INB_1811.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=848)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INB_2953.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=852)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INX_7139x.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=692)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_6272.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=643)

Hope you like them.

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

FANTASTIC! That is some superb stuff! I wish I could capture birds in flight like that...I've tried to photograph swallows, but never had any luck. They are wicked fast!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: DominoDude on August 08, 2014, 08:41:14 PM
I know your pain, jrista. I've tried a number of Swallows and Swifts, and they are darn near impossible to get decent BIFs of, even when you can predict much of their appearance. It boils down to loads of luck and patience, even when one have done thorough preparations. So knowing how hard they are to shoot, makes altenae's photos even more impressive.

The only thing I consider worse than flying Swallows would be Dragonflies - they definitely seem to change every vector and parameter that guides their flying behaviour a few hundred times per second. When Canon can manufacture an AF-module that properly can predict and follow a Dragonfly, then I'll be the first one to place an order.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: dbm on August 09, 2014, 06:20:06 PM
not as interesting as those previously posted but i encountered this one at summer camp with my kids
hummingbird?
didn't have the right lens for this on so these are a bit cropped
vibrating wings-- needed 1/4000 to freeze them
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on August 09, 2014, 06:24:05 PM
Lovely shots dbm.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Menace on August 10, 2014, 06:19:50 AM
Some BIF from me.
Click on image for larger and sharper image !!

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INB_9511b.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=890)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INB_1811.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=848)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INB_2953.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=852)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/INX_7139x.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=692)

(http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/albums/userpics/10002/IMX_6272.jpg) (http://www.wildlife-photos.net/gallery/displayimage.php?pid=643)

Hope you like them.

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

Lovely images Edward :)
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Post by: Deva on August 10, 2014, 01:24:03 PM
Wonderful photos as usual from everyone. My own small contribution is a different take on the theme...
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: jrista on August 10, 2014, 01:25:22 PM
Wonderful photos as usual from everyone. My own small contribution is a different take on the theme...

LOL! Looks kind of like a Mourning Dove silhouette... Did it survive?
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Deva on August 10, 2014, 01:27:39 PM
I think so - at least, there wasn't a body anywhere nearby!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: srh on August 10, 2014, 01:44:07 PM
I think so - at least, there wasn't a body anywhere nearby!

Love your take on this... LMAO  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on August 10, 2014, 01:45:24 PM
Wonderful photos as usual from everyone. My own small contribution is a different take on the theme...

 ;D

I hope that the bird is fine.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candyman on August 10, 2014, 01:50:23 PM
Wonderful photos as usual from everyone. My own small contribution is a different take on the theme...

 ;D

I hope that the bird is fine.


Well, I am sure he/she will have a BIG headache  ;D
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: DominoDude on August 10, 2014, 05:35:39 PM
Wonderful photos as usual from everyone. My own small contribution is a different take on the theme...

I, too, would guess that it might have been a dove of some sort. Perhaps a more sizeable bird, like a dove, have a better chance to survive after hitting a pane of glass, but quite often have I seen small sparrows and the likes die from broken necks.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: jrista on August 10, 2014, 09:07:04 PM
I think so - at least, there wasn't a body anywhere nearby!

LOL.

Ccoo-coo-oo-woo-woo-woo-crwaak! *shakes head, wobbles a bit* "Aww, man, that messed up my dove-love groove!"
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: tomscott on August 11, 2014, 04:28:53 AM
Few more puffins :)

70-200mm F2.8 MKII with 2x

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3879/14855848561_53d433d8fd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oCL7d2)Puffin in flight, Cliffside, Inner Farne, Farne Islands (https://flic.kr/p/oCL7d2) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3923/14878797653_050ca771eb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oEMJb2)Puffin with mouthful of sand eels, Cliffside, Inner Farne, Farne Islands (https://flic.kr/p/oEMJb2) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3844/14858897595_3d3ffbc9a8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oD2Jzz)Puffin in flight, Cliffside, Inner Farne, Farne Islands (https://flic.kr/p/oD2Jzz) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3908/14672386727_0098380fea_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/omxPoX)Puffins with mouthful of sand eels, Cliffside, Inner Farne, Farne Islands (https://flic.kr/p/omxPoX) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr
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Post by: candyman on August 11, 2014, 06:15:10 AM
Few more puffins :)

70-200mm F2.8 MKII with 2x

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3879/14855848561_53d433d8fd_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oCL7d2)Puffin in flight, Cliffside, Inner Farne, Farne Islands (https://flic.kr/p/oCL7d2) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3923/14878797653_050ca771eb_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oEMJb2)Puffin with mouthful of sand eels, Cliffside, Inner Farne, Farne Islands (https://flic.kr/p/oEMJb2) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3844/14858897595_3d3ffbc9a8_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oD2Jzz)Puffin in flight, Cliffside, Inner Farne, Farne Islands (https://flic.kr/p/oD2Jzz) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3908/14672386727_0098380fea_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/omxPoX)Puffins with mouthful of sand eels, Cliffside, Inner Farne, Farne Islands (https://flic.kr/p/omxPoX) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr


Great ones!
I really like this bird!
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Post by: Click on August 11, 2014, 06:24:46 AM
Few more puffins :)

70-200mm F2.8 MKII with 2x


Very nice series. Well done.
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Post by: IslanderMV on August 11, 2014, 10:21:16 AM
Young Green Heron just after takeoff. - Not the most elegant flyer, but it does the trick.
From my Kayak.

60D 100-400mm @ 235mm, IOS100, f/5.6, 1/1250
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Post by: Click on August 11, 2014, 10:46:38 AM
I like your shot. Well done Islander.
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Post by: serendipidy on August 11, 2014, 05:50:57 PM
Great shots everyone!
Love those puffins. They look so cute.
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Post by: SiHoang on August 11, 2014, 06:15:51 PM
5d3, 500 f/4L IS
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Post by: Click on August 11, 2014, 06:16:00 PM
Lovely shot SiHoang.

....and welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: SiHoang on August 11, 2014, 06:18:10 PM
Lovely shot SiHoang.

....and welcome to CR  :)

Thanks.
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Post by: 58Special on August 11, 2014, 06:31:13 PM
/Users/jameslowe/Pictures/2013/Lightroom Export 2014/269A3149.jpg
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Post by: Click on August 11, 2014, 06:54:53 PM
Beautiful shots 58Special.

... And also, welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: SevenDUser on August 11, 2014, 08:39:01 PM
5D3 100mm L f2.8
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 11, 2014, 09:25:20 PM
5D3 100mm L f2.8

Beautiful shots SevenDUser

Thanks for sharing
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 11, 2014, 09:26:42 PM
5d3, 500 f/4L IS

Beautiful shot SiHoang. Thank you for sharing
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 11, 2014, 11:09:45 PM
400mm f2.8 IS II + 2x TC III
(http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Bird-In-Flight/i-23bq5BF/0/X3/_X7U4224-X3.jpg)

(http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Bird-In-Flight/i-8gQBZbW/0/X3/_X7U4125-X3.jpg)

(http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Bird-In-Flight/i-2mMt9rZ/0/X3/_X7U3934-X3.jpg)

(http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Bird-In-Flight/i-dt5nW7c/0/X3/_X7U3848-3-X3.jpg)

(http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Bird-In-Flight/i-hhjT7qq/0/X3/_X7U4082-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on August 12, 2014, 08:49:39 AM
5D3 100mm L f2.8

Very nice shots Steven. Well done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on August 12, 2014, 08:51:02 AM
400mm f2.8 IS II + 2x TC III

I like your series. Nicely done Dylan.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on August 12, 2014, 09:56:30 AM
400mm f2.8 IS II + 2x TC III

I like your series. Nicely done Dylan.

Thank you  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Menace on August 13, 2014, 06:57:24 AM
400mm f2.8 IS II + 2x TC III

I like your series. Nicely done Dylan.

Well done Dylan, lovely shots. 800mm mmmmmmmm
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on August 13, 2014, 10:16:41 AM
400mm f2.8 IS II + 2x TC III

I like your series. Nicely done Dylan.

Well done Dylan, lovely shots. 800mm mmmmmmmm

In BIF world, longer is better ;)

Sharpness improved when step down to f6.3ish in Ai servo. Might not be as sharp as 300 + 2x TC at wide open, however, I'm gaining 2..0...0....mm in focal lenght. LOVING IT ;D
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Post by: EvilZeev228 on August 14, 2014, 11:08:33 PM
1Dx
300mm F4 L
ISO 400
Shutter 1/1250
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Post by: sue.t on August 15, 2014, 11:06:22 AM
Bald Eagles near Whitehorse, Yukon

(http://yukonsights.ca/images/Birds/20140613_BaldEagle_67.jpg)

Juvenile
(http://yukonsights.ca/images/Birds/20140613_Eagle_38.jpg)

Juvies playing - sparring
(http://yukonsights.ca/images/Birds/20130621_Eagles_100.jpg)

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Post by: Click on August 15, 2014, 11:08:46 AM
Bald Eagles near Whitehorse, Yukon

Great series. Welcome to CR .  :)  Keep posting.
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Post by: mikio on August 16, 2014, 11:52:55 AM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5554/14749919047_9e1755d3fc_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/otpc46)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3909/14748500180_3a6e5936b2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/otgVgS)
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Post by: DominoDude on August 16, 2014, 11:57:22 AM
Wow, Mikio! That shot of the Heron is amazing.
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Post by: Click on August 16, 2014, 12:10:28 PM
 I love your Heron in flight. Well done mikio.
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 16, 2014, 01:03:40 PM
I love your Heron in flight. Well done mikio.

+1. Love the pan motion. awsome shot
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Post by: mikio on August 17, 2014, 10:54:45 AM
Thank you!

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3905/14760183829_e202b907f2_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ouiNq6)

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Post by: ERHP on August 19, 2014, 11:19:20 AM
A Red Tailed Hawk just seconds after takeoff.
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca/Cuyamaca-16AUG14/i-ZxqLBwx/0/X3/C9002-X3.jpg)
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Post by: Click on August 19, 2014, 11:43:24 AM
Thank you!

Another very nice shot. Well done.
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Post by: Skulker on August 19, 2014, 02:09:55 PM
An Osprey from the weekend. A slow shutter speed to show the wing movement.
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Post by: Ardan on August 19, 2014, 03:46:51 PM
Geese flying in front of a rainbow.

5D Mk III + EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS + 2x Mk III @ 400mm, 1/500s, f/11, ISO 400
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Post by: Ardan on August 19, 2014, 04:05:40 PM
Common spoonbill

5D Mk III + EF 70-200mm f/4 L IS + 2x Mk III @ 400mm, 1/800s, f/11, IS0 1250 & ISO 2000
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: sue.t on August 20, 2014, 12:44:49 AM
My dog had just stolen this Red-tailed Hawk's lunch - a dead squirrel it left on the ground

(http://yukonsights.ca/images/Birds/20120705_Hawk_0180.jpg)
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 20, 2014, 01:24:41 AM
Great shots guys  ;)

(http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Wildlife/Bird-In-Flight/i-wLvf4sB/0/XL/_61A9087-XL.jpg)

(http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Wildlife/Bird-In-Flight/i-QR96F3G/0/L/_61A9085-2-L.jpg)

(http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Wildlife/Bird-In-Flight/i-Gjv5z5R/0/L/_61A9125-L.jpg)

(http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Wildlife/Bird-In-Flight/i-JmmpM9S/0/L/_61A9115-L.jpg)

(http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Wildlife/Bird-In-Flight/i-5KGH7hc/0/L/_61A9096-L.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on August 20, 2014, 06:05:04 AM
Hello Dylan, Very nice series.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Northstar on August 20, 2014, 08:19:19 AM
My dog had just stolen this Red-tailed Hawk's lunch - a dead squirrel it left on the ground

(http://yukonsights.ca/images/Birds/20120705_Hawk_0180.jpg)

Funny story and great capture!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: nateg on August 20, 2014, 08:20:08 AM
Early attempts at bif photography with the canon 100-400mm on my 7d.
Was starting to get a bit dark for this setup to handle.

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5553/14259687263_644a108022_k.jpg)

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5588/14222537271_539455a929_k.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on August 20, 2014, 09:14:47 AM
My dog had just stolen this Red-tailed Hawk's lunch - a dead squirrel it left on the ground

 :)  Great shot Sue.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on August 20, 2014, 10:02:14 AM
Hello Dylan, Very nice series.
Thank you Click
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Post by: mikio on August 20, 2014, 03:09:26 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5570/14978011901_0459def98d_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oPye7v)
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Post by: spandau on August 20, 2014, 04:19:39 PM
Diving Osprey.
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Post by: Click on August 20, 2014, 04:20:37 PM
Beautiful shot mikio.  8)   Nicely done.
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Post by: timboisame on August 20, 2014, 04:25:13 PM
Gold Finch . High speed sync iso 400 f8 @1/8000sec
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Post by: spandau on August 20, 2014, 04:26:14 PM
Red Tail Hawk
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Post by: spandau on August 20, 2014, 04:35:31 PM
Egret
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Post by: Click on August 20, 2014, 05:37:42 PM
I really like your series. Well done spandau.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on August 20, 2014, 05:39:15 PM
Gold Finch . High speed sync iso 400 f8 @1/8000sec

First post... Welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Alberta Canon Guy on August 20, 2014, 05:47:25 PM
First Post - long time viewer.
Love this category - inspires me ....
Love photographing Snowies outside of Calgary
More "on post "photos than BIF
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on August 20, 2014, 06:03:32 PM
First Post - long time viewer.
Love this category - inspires me ....
Love photographing Snowies outside of Calgary
More "on post "photos than BIF

Welcome to CR Alberta Canon Guy.

Nicely done
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on August 20, 2014, 06:05:16 PM
Early attempts at bif photography with the canon 100-400mm on my 7d.
Was starting to get a bit dark for this setup to handle.

I like the 1st photo, beautiful light. Thank you for sharing
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 20, 2014, 06:06:41 PM
Beautiful shot mikio.  8)   Nicely done.

+1...I really like the pan-motion
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on August 20, 2014, 06:14:55 PM
Not difficult birds to track, still, I enjoy photograph them in flight...
(http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Wildlife/Bird-In-Flight/i-Pmd9xHz/0/X3/_61A9108-X3.jpg)

(http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Wildlife/Bird-In-Flight/i-w49JqnN/0/X3/_61A9162-X3.jpg)

(http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Wildlife/Bird-In-Flight/i-pTkMv57/0/X3/_61A9147-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on August 20, 2014, 07:49:53 PM
First Post - long time viewer.
Love this category - inspires me ....
Love photographing Snowies outside of Calgary
More "on post "photos than BIF


Great shot.

Welcome to CR  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: streestandtheatres on August 20, 2014, 07:53:32 PM
Buzzard with catch.
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Post by: scaptic on August 21, 2014, 02:52:55 AM
Bald Eagle flyby...
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on August 22, 2014, 10:16:13 AM
Buzzard with catch.

Good catch streestandtheatres
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 22, 2014, 10:19:27 AM
Bald Eagle flyby...

Love those fully expanded wings - Wonderful capture.
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Post by: Click on August 22, 2014, 10:28:55 AM
Bald Eagle flyby...

Love those fully expanded wings - Wonderful capture.

+1 Great shot scaptic.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: petach on August 23, 2014, 12:36:08 PM
Swans, Hanningfield with 6d and 70/300L

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3925/14994144632_af2b5bcafa_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/59712450@N03/14994144632/)
Swans Over Hanningfield Reservoir (https://www.flickr.com/photos/59712450@N03/14994144632/) by petach123 (Peter Tachauer) (https://www.flickr.com/people/59712450@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3849/14974222591_5d57031307_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oPdNFz)Hanningfield Swan (https://flic.kr/p/oPdNFz) by petach123 (Peter Tachauer) (https://www.flickr.com/people/59712450@N03/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on August 23, 2014, 12:54:13 PM
Very nice Petach. I especially like your second picture.
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Post by: petach on August 23, 2014, 01:04:55 PM
Very nice Petach. I especially like your second picture.

Cheers. I nearly cried when I saw the results. Having Parkinson's tremor I could take 10,000 or 100,000 shots of birds in flight and not one would be sharp. To have 2 (in fact I had 4 or 5) as sharp as these is unheard of for me.
So, cheers again.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on August 23, 2014, 01:53:16 PM
Very nice Petach. I especially like your second picture.

Cheers. I nearly cried when I saw the results. Having Parkinson's tremor I could take 10,000 or 100,000 shots of birds in flight and not one would be sharp. To have 2 (in fact I had 4 or 5) as sharp as these is unheard of for me.
So, cheers again.
Congrats Peter ;)

I agree with Click
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Skatol on August 23, 2014, 04:52:54 PM
Thank you all for keeping this thread going and posting some truly amazing and inspiring work.
A couple from my recent outings.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on August 23, 2014, 04:55:20 PM
Lovely shots Skatol.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Skatol on August 23, 2014, 04:56:04 PM
Lovely shots Skatol.
Thanks Click.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: SevenDUser on August 23, 2014, 06:46:31 PM
70D  400mm f5.6L 
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on August 23, 2014, 08:00:43 PM
Hi Peter.
I really like this shot, I would be pleased to be able to be this good, keep up the good work.

Cheers, Graham.

Swans, Hanningfield with 6d and 70/300L

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3849/14974222591_459cc9103e_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/59712450@N03/14974222591/)
Hanningfield Swan (https://www.flickr.com/photos/59712450@N03/14974222591/) by petach123 (Peter Tachauer) (https://www.flickr.com/people/59712450@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on August 23, 2014, 11:12:40 PM
Thank you all for keeping this thread going and posting some truly amazing and inspiring work.
A couple from my recent outings.
Wonderful photos Skatol. Thank you for sharing. Look forward to see more photos from you.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Skatol on August 23, 2014, 11:44:09 PM
Thank you all for keeping this thread going and posting some truly amazing and inspiring work.
A couple from my recent outings.
Wonderful photos Skatol. Thank you for sharing. Look forward to see more photos from you.
Thanks Dylan.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Kerry B on August 24, 2014, 12:52:49 AM
Taken at a Hawk Conservancy Centre a few years ago
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: petach on August 24, 2014, 01:39:57 AM
Hi Peter.
I really like this shot, I would be pleased to be able to be this good, keep up the good work.

Cheers, Graham.

Swans, Hanningfield with 6d and 70/300L

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3849/14974222591_459cc9103e_c.jpg) (https://www.flickr.com/photos/59712450@N03/14974222591/)
Hanningfield Swan (https://www.flickr.com/photos/59712450@N03/14974222591/) by petach123 (Peter Tachauer) (https://www.flickr.com/people/59712450@N03/), on Flickr

thanks Graham
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Post by: Click on August 24, 2014, 02:13:52 PM
Taken at a Hawk Conservancy Centre a few years ago

Nice one Kerry. 
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Post by: fragilesi on August 25, 2014, 08:55:27 AM
Greylag Geese Taking Flight at Rutland Nature Reserve

Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on August 25, 2014, 09:57:59 AM
Greylag Geese Taking Flight at Rutland Nature Reserve


Very nice shot fragilesi  8)  Well done.
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Post by: Skatol on August 25, 2014, 11:17:21 PM
A couple more hummingbirds, finally dialing the the flash settings to stop motion.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on August 26, 2014, 06:01:25 AM
A couple more hummingbirds, finally dialing the the flash settings to stop motion.

Well done Skatol.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Skatol on August 26, 2014, 08:06:35 AM
A couple more hummingbirds, finally dialing in the flash settings to stop motion.

Well done Skatol.
Thanks Click.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: lion rock on August 26, 2014, 09:37:39 AM
Skatol,
Really well done with the stop motion flash.
Post more!
-r
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: chitownjeff on August 26, 2014, 09:38:07 AM
Some nice shots on here.  I have a real tough time getting them coming at me:
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3069/2612348754_949c62d5a8_z.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Kerry B on August 26, 2014, 09:57:27 AM
A Marabou stork in silluette, shame about the background colour.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Skatol on August 26, 2014, 09:58:14 AM
Skatol,
Really well done with the stop motion flash.
Post more!
-r
Thanks lion rock.  I hope to have some more time to get out this week.  This job seems to get in the way of my hobby.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on August 26, 2014, 10:08:02 AM
A Marabou stork in silluette, shame about the background colour.

Very cool Kerry
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on August 26, 2014, 10:09:24 AM
Some nice shots on here.  I have a real tough time getting them coming at me:
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3069/2612348754_949c62d5a8_z.jpg)
I like the wings action. Nice one Jeff.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on August 26, 2014, 10:40:33 AM
A Marabou stork in silluette, shame about the background colour.

Nice one Kerry.
Title: Alaskan Bald Eagles
Post by: drobertfranz on August 26, 2014, 11:06:16 AM
A few bald eagle in flight shots from my Bald Eagles of Alaska photo tour.   Most were captured with my 300mm F2.8
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: PLIV1974 on August 26, 2014, 01:01:50 PM
second trial to post, this is the first time i participate to such forum.... Here are few shots, be indulgent as i am starting with bird pictures.
Title: Re: Alaskan Bald Eagles
Post by: Click on August 26, 2014, 01:17:31 PM
A few bald eagle in flight shots from my Bald Eagles of Alaska photo tour.   Most were captured with my 300mm F2.8

Awesome.  8)   Well done drobertfranz.
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Post by: Skatol on August 26, 2014, 01:41:48 PM
A few bald eagle in flight shots from my Bald Eagles of Alaska photo tour.   Most were captured with my 300mm F2.8
Love the pose in the first shot.  The last shot is truly iconic with the lighting and mountain in the background.  All are great!
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Post by: Click on August 26, 2014, 04:45:37 PM
second trial to post, this is the first time i participate to such forum.... Here are few shots, be indulgent as i am starting with bird pictures.

Very nice first post.

Welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 26, 2014, 06:38:17 PM
A few bald eagle in flight shots from my Bald Eagles of Alaska photo tour.   Most were captured with my 300mm F2.8

WOW.....WONDERFUL photos & great timing. I like all of them. If I only get to choose one, I will settle for the second to last.
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 26, 2014, 06:40:04 PM
second trial to post, this is the first time i participate to such forum.... Here are few shots, be indulgent as i am starting with bird pictures.

2nd photo looks very nice PLIV1974 - I like the flying motion.

Welcome to CR ;)
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Post by: PLIV1974 on August 26, 2014, 06:59:40 PM
Ok, thanks for the nice comments on my first post, i try with this new one, few pictures taken in Normandy (France) ...
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Post by: PLIV1974 on August 26, 2014, 07:06:45 PM
second trial to post, this is the first time i participate to such forum.... Here are few shots, be indulgent as i am starting with bird pictures.

2nd photo looks very nice PLIV1974 - I like the flying motion.

Welcome to CR ;)
[Thanks a lot DYLAN777 for encouraging me, quality is not really good because i didn't know how works a forum, so i was not sure which size of picture would work, i will be a bit more carefull next time]
Title: Re: Alaskan Bald Eagles
Post by: PLIV1974 on August 26, 2014, 07:08:30 PM
A few bald eagle in flight shots from my Bald Eagles of Alaska photo tour.   Most were captured with my 300mm F2.8
[Whaou !!! i dream to have such shots... congratulations !!]
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Post by: PLIV1974 on August 26, 2014, 07:11:28 PM
second trial to post, this is the first time i participate to such forum.... Here are few shots, be indulgent as i am starting with bird pictures.

Very nice first post.

Welcome to CR  :)
[Thanks a lot, this is my first trial to a forum, so thanks !! like this site very much !! Thanks ]
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Post by: Skatol on August 26, 2014, 10:07:52 PM
second trial to post, this is the first time i participate to such forum.... Here are few shots, be indulgent as i am starting with bird pictures.
I would say you have a nice start with your bird pictures.  My favorite is the fifth one.  The mist and the boat in the background really make the shot.  Well done.
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Post by: Somlu on August 27, 2014, 12:21:48 AM
Whiskered Tern
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on August 27, 2014, 03:54:47 PM
second trial to post, this is the first time i participate to such forum.... Here are few shots, be indulgent as i am starting with bird pictures.

2nd photo looks very nice PLIV1974 - I like the flying motion.

Welcome to CR ;)
[Thanks a lot DYLAN777 for encouraging me, quality is not really good because i didn't know how works a forum, so i was not sure which size of picture would work, i will be a bit more carefull next time]

I believe the max is 770x770.
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Post by: Dylan777 on August 27, 2014, 03:55:51 PM
Whiskered Tern
Love the fully expanded wings. Very nice Somlu.

Not as good as your, but kinda similar shot  :)

(http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Wildlife/Bird-In-Flight/i-LBV9CWW/0/X3/_X7U2370-X3.jpg)
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Post by: Click on August 27, 2014, 04:02:17 PM
Whiskered Tern

Very nice shot Somlu.
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Post by: Click on August 27, 2014, 04:41:05 PM
I like your shot also Dylan.
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Post by: Kerry B on August 27, 2014, 07:24:34 PM
Thanks all for your comments, here is another taken with my old 7D and mk1 300f2.8 lens. Black winged stilt taken in the Gambia.
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Post by: Runnerguy on August 29, 2014, 04:39:56 PM
blue heron
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Post by: Click on August 29, 2014, 05:28:47 PM
blue heron

I really like your picture. Great shot Runnerguy
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Post by: Click on August 29, 2014, 05:30:08 PM
Thanks all for your comments, here is another taken with my old 7D and mk1 300f2.8 lens. Black winged stilt taken in the Gambia.


Very nice capture. Well done Kerry.
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Post by: candyman on August 30, 2014, 06:02:59 AM
Whiskered Tern


Great shot Somlu!
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Post by: candyman on August 30, 2014, 06:04:00 AM
Whiskered Tern
Love the fully expanded wings. Very nice Somlu.

Not as good as your, but kinda similar shot  :)


Very well done. Like an airplane. Love it.
Title: Re: Alaskan Bald Eagles
Post by: Northstar on August 30, 2014, 07:10:10 AM
A few bald eagle in flight shots from my Bald Eagles of Alaska photo tour.   Most were captured with my 300mm F2.8

I like these! 
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Post by: climber on August 30, 2014, 09:05:08 AM
Not the most impressive shot in the world, but anyway...
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Post by: Orangutan on August 30, 2014, 11:22:44 AM
Not the most impressive shot in the world, but anyway...

I like the shot.  Maybe a little more crop, and a little less sharpening: when I look closely at the bird it almost appears fauxtoshopped on top of the background, and I wonder if that's due to sharpening.
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Post by: climber on August 30, 2014, 11:36:50 AM
Actually, I didn't sharpen a bird that much. But what I did is, in Lightroom I selectively add noise reduction at 100 to the whole background - with brush. That way, background appears more smooth. Maybe this is the reason.
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Post by: Click on August 31, 2014, 08:16:55 AM
Very nice series. I really like the last picture of the Osprey.
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Post by: Don Haines on August 31, 2014, 09:07:24 AM
An interaction between an osprey and an eagle at Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton Natl Park
The osprey caught a fish and the eagle hassled him until he dropped it
The eagle took the fish
and the osprey tried to get it back, but no luck

best I could do hand holding the 500
Nice series and great story. Wish I could have seen it! I like the third shot with both birds.....
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Post by: IslanderMV on August 31, 2014, 09:18:11 AM
An interaction between an osprey and an eagle at Oxbow Bend in Grand Teton Natl Park
The osprey caught a fish and the eagle hassled him until he dropped it
The eagle took the fish
and the osprey tried to get it back, but no luck

best I could do hand holding the 500

Great series, something you don't see everyday !
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Post by: Brickhouse on August 31, 2014, 11:18:55 AM
Those are some awesome shots.   Here are a couple more hungry birds.
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Post by: applecider on August 31, 2014, 03:07:21 PM
Slightly out of focus, I just like the juxtaposition.  Taken with a "classic birding lens" the 24-70mm.
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Post by: steven kessel on August 31, 2014, 07:43:49 PM
Red Tail with breakfast.

5Diii, 400 DO,  ISO 320, "M" setting, f7.1 @ 1/1600
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Post by: Click on August 31, 2014, 07:44:50 PM
Beautiful shot Steven. Well done.
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Post by: Vern on September 01, 2014, 03:55:25 PM
Braved the heat to snap a few hummers. Kit = 5D III, 600 II + 1.4X III on a Gitzo tripod with RRS full gimbal, exposures - Fill-flash at -1 & 2/3, ISO 2500, f8.
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Post by: Click on September 01, 2014, 04:15:16 PM
Great shots.  8)  I love your first picture. Well done Vern.
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Post by: Don Haines on September 01, 2014, 04:25:14 PM
Great shots.  8)  I love your first picture. Well done Vern.

Likewise, great shots... I particularly like #3...
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Post by: scyrene on September 01, 2014, 05:12:39 PM
A buzzard looking rather majestic today. I wouldn't normally shoot birds in flight at 1000mm, because the autofocus is too slow and erratic, but I was taken by surprise and that's what I had mounted.

Handheld, 1000mm, f/10, 1/2000, ISO 800.
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Post by: Sunnystate on September 01, 2014, 05:37:01 PM
Canon 17-40 lens @17mm on other kind of camera.
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Post by: Don Haines on September 01, 2014, 05:40:33 PM
Canon 17-40 lens @17mm on other kind of camera.
WOW WOW WOW!
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Post by: Sunnystate on September 01, 2014, 05:43:59 PM
Thank you so much for your kindness... that's what for the expanded DR can be used for...

Canon 17-40 lens @17mm on other kind of camera.
WOW WOW WOW!
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Post by: Dylan777 on September 01, 2014, 05:44:03 PM
Vern, what a great collection you got there :)

Few shots from my front yard - no flash.

(http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Wildlife/Bird-In-Flight/i-kqxF8Pv/0/X3/_X7U5716-2-X3.jpg)

(http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Wildlife/Bird-In-Flight/i-PTLwLqf/0/X3/_X7U5717-X3.jpg)

(http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Wildlife/Bird-In-Flight/i-FPfKwWH/0/X3/_X7U5711-X3.jpg)
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Post by: jrista on September 01, 2014, 05:44:25 PM
Canon 17-40 lens @17mm on other kind of camera.

Wow, that's one hell of a shot!
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Post by: Click on September 01, 2014, 06:27:01 PM
Few shots from my front yard - no flash.

Great shots Dylan. I especially like the first one.   8)
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Post by: Eladio on September 01, 2014, 06:48:39 PM
Milano
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Post by: Click on September 01, 2014, 06:57:19 PM
Milano


Beautiful light. I like the contrast with the clouds in the back ground.
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Post by: lion rock on September 01, 2014, 07:17:35 PM
To Sunnystate,
Super sunset photo, just gorgeous!

Dylan,
Beautiful hummies.

-r
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Post by: Click on September 01, 2014, 07:20:43 PM
Canon 17-40 lens @17mm on other kind of camera.

Awesome.  8)  Well done Sunnystate.
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Post by: DominoDude on September 01, 2014, 07:45:23 PM
Canon 17-40 lens @17mm on other kind of camera.
Oh, man! That is a remarkably beautiful shot by any standards.
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Post by: DominoDude on September 01, 2014, 07:47:42 PM
Milano
That Red Kite is super sharp, and in a great light! Great work!
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Post by: nineyards on September 01, 2014, 09:11:15 PM
Sandpiper I believe, although what kind I don't know, bird I.D sights list too many similar species for me to make a reliable pick, I would love to positively identify it so I can post it on my woefully under populated web site, any ideas?
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Post by: Don Haines on September 01, 2014, 09:16:36 PM
Sandpiper I believe, although what kind I don't know, bird I.D sights list too many similar species for me to make a reliable pick, I would love to positively identify it so I can post it on my woefully under populated web site, any ideas?
When asking for an ID, if you let us know where in the world the picture was taken, you will get more and better answers....

I can't tell from the picture... were the legs yellow, orange, or dark?
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Post by: Crapking on September 01, 2014, 09:23:10 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3868/14926010900_1d389309ca_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oJXH2w)14Annapolis-8 (https://flic.kr/p/oJXH2w) by NAVBPhotos (https://www.flickr.com/people/71490555@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: nineyards on September 01, 2014, 09:36:31 PM
Sandpiper I believe, although what kind I don't know, bird I.D sights list too many similar species for me to make a reliable pick, I would love to positively identify it so I can post it on my woefully under populated web site, any ideas?
When asking for an ID, if you let us know where in the world the picture was taken, you will get more and better answers....

I can't tell from the picture... were the legs yellow, orange, or dark?

Oops, I made a mental note to do that too
Big Lake at Lois Hole Provincial Park near St. Albert Alberta, it was on October 21st, dark legs
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Post by: nineyards on September 01, 2014, 09:44:46 PM
Sandpiper I believe, although what kind I don't know, bird I.D sights list too many similar species for me to make a reliable pick, I would love to positively identify it so I can post it on my woefully under populated web site, any ideas?
When asking for an ID, if you let us know where in the world the picture was taken, you will get more and better answers....

I can't tell from the picture... were the legs yellow, orange, or dark?

Oops, I made a mental note to do that too
Big Lake at Lois Hole Provincial Park near St. Albert Alberta, it was on October 21st, dark legs

Your comment made me realize that photo was much too dark so I adjusted the levels accordingly
Thanks for that
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Post by: Vern on September 02, 2014, 09:20:55 AM
Vern, what a great collection you got there :)

Few shots from my front yard - no flash.


Nice capture of drinking behavior Dylan and thanks for the positive feedback from others. I sometimes shoot them w a multi-flash set-up to completely freeze the wings, but I think these feel more natural with a little blur. The fill-flash helps to bring out the colors in plumage, plus deal with any backlighting. Too bad the males were no where to be seen. I will try again once we have a cool day.
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Post by: DominoDude on September 02, 2014, 09:46:10 AM
Sandpiper I believe, although what kind I don't know, bird I.D sights list too many similar species for me to make a reliable pick, I would love to positively identify it so I can post it on my woefully under populated web site, any ideas?
Nice shot!
To me this has some resemblance to a Curlew Sandpiper - Calidris ferruginea. Location, surroundings, time of year, other known bird species in the area, and a few other angles of the bird (leg colours, pattern and colouring of the back, or where size could be compared with other known birds) could have helped since I'm not at all familiar to your place.
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Post by: nineyards on September 02, 2014, 09:03:17 PM
Sandpiper I believe, although what kind I don't know, bird I.D sights list too many similar species for me to make a reliable pick, I would love to positively identify it so I can post it on my woefully under populated web site, any ideas?
Nice shot!
To me this has some resemblance to a Curlew Sandpiper - Calidris ferruginea. Location, surroundings, time of year, other known bird species in the area, and a few other angles of the bird (leg colours, pattern and colouring of the back, or where size could be compared with other known birds) could have helped since I'm not at all familiar to your place.
That's the closest one I could see from googling your Curlew ID, the bill of the Curlew is the most similar to the one in the photo, I'll go with that and if I'm mistaken I'm sure someone will correct me, I appreciate your taking the time to help

Thanks
Vincent
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Post by: bwud on September 03, 2014, 10:19:28 AM
One Anna's and two antagonistic Rufous Hummingbirds
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Post by: DominoDude on September 03, 2014, 10:20:40 AM
Sandpiper I believe, although what kind I don't know, bird I.D sights list too many similar species for me to make a reliable pick, I would love to positively identify it so I can post it on my woefully under populated web site, any ideas?
Nice shot!
To me this has some resemblance to a Curlew Sandpiper - Calidris ferruginea. Location, surroundings, time of year, other known bird species in the area, and a few other angles of the bird (leg colours, pattern and colouring of the back, or where size could be compared with other known birds) could have helped since I'm not at all familiar to your place.
That's the closest one I could see from googling your Curlew ID, the bill of the Curlew is the most similar to the one in the photo, I'll go with that and if I'm mistaken I'm sure someone will correct me, I appreciate your taking the time to help

Thanks
Vincent

No problems, Vincent!
I often have trouble with identifying Tringas and Calidrises, and with some Gulls during their first years before they get their adult plumage (takes them 4 years). Having another set of eyes looking at things can often be the help that is needed to ID them.

Good luck with your birding, and may the light be with you and the shutter finger steady!
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Post by: Click on September 03, 2014, 10:54:20 AM
One Anna's and two antagonistic Rufous Hummingbirds

Very nice first post. I really like your pictures.

Welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: candyman on September 03, 2014, 11:35:26 AM
One Anna's and two antagonistic Rufous Hummingbirds

Very nice first post. I really like your pictures.

Welcome to CR  :)
+1 Wonderful!
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Post by: bwud on September 03, 2014, 12:02:17 PM

One Anna's and two antagonistic Rufous Hummingbirds

Very nice first post. I really like your pictures.

Welcome to CR :)
+1 Wonderful!

Thanks, both of you. I'm having fun learning supertele. Got in cheap with the Tamron 150-600 (the Anna's is uncropped on a full frame, which is just crazy to me having previously only had up to 200mm), but suspect it may cost me in the long run :P






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Post by: Vern on September 03, 2014, 06:20:46 PM
One Anna's and two antagonistic Rufous Hummingbirds

very nice capture of the competitive behavior - I haven't been lucky/skillful enough to get two in the frame and in focus…yet
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Post by: bwud on September 03, 2014, 09:49:56 PM
One Anna's and two antagonistic Rufous Hummingbirds

very nice capture of the competitive behavior - I haven't been lucky/skillful enough to get two in the frame and in focus…yet

The one in flight is slightly OOF, but it's not objectionable. They're better aligned here, and motion is stopped since I caught the flying one at the end of the wingstroke, but it's not quite as dramatic.

That frame represents probably a week worth of hiding under a tree for an hour or so a day waiting around for the right moment :P

There are a lot of fight moments (hummingbirds, particularly rufous, are very territorial), but I was only ever to get both in frame with reasonable focus the one time (I have a lot where I have like 1/3 of the BIF in frame, or where they're both in flight and both OOF, heh).

Luck, and patience :P
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Post by: Click on September 03, 2014, 09:51:57 PM
Another great shot bwud. Nicely done.
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Post by: jrista on September 03, 2014, 10:10:48 PM
One Anna's and two antagonistic Rufous Hummingbirds

Wonderful shots! LOVE EM!
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Post by: newelljo on September 04, 2014, 01:55:49 AM
My first post here at Canon Rumors ...
Anna's Hummingbirds at the backyard feeder.

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Post by: Click on September 04, 2014, 05:57:19 AM
My first post here at Canon Rumors ...
Anna's Hummingbirds at the backyard feeder.

Very nice forst post. Welcome to CR.
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Post by: Skatol on September 05, 2014, 04:01:36 PM

One Anna's and two antagonistic Rufous Hummingbirds

Very nice first post. I really like your pictures.

Welcome to CR :)
+1 Wonderful!

Thanks, both of you. I'm having fun learning supertele. Got in cheap with the Tamron 150-600 (the Anna's is uncropped on a full frame, which is just crazy to me having previously only had up to 200mm), but suspect it may cost me in the long run :P
Very nice.  I also started out with 200mm, then went to the Sigma 150-500.  I now have 600 F/4.  It definitely cost me in the long run but have zero regrets.
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Post by: Vern on September 06, 2014, 05:39:25 PM
A few hummers from today. 5DIII, 600 f4 II + 1.4X III, better beamer fill at -2, f8, ISO 1250.
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Post by: Click on September 06, 2014, 05:40:49 PM
Lovely shots Vern. The last one is awesome.
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Post by: endiendo on September 07, 2014, 02:25:24 AM
I recently visited a bird parc, specialized in predator-birds.
Canon 5d3, canon 24-105 f4 L.
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Post by: Click on September 07, 2014, 08:29:22 AM
Nice shots endiendo.
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Post by: bwud on September 07, 2014, 11:16:10 AM
A few hummers from today. 5DIII, 600 f4 II + 1.4X III, better beamer fill at -2, f8, ISO 1250.

Cool, I love when you can see their feet for some reason. Here's another Anna's.
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Post by: mikio on September 07, 2014, 12:47:04 PM
5D Mark III + Tamron 150-600
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5591/14979888260_1194540bda_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oPHQTw)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3918/15157717085_bc8497bba1_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p6rgcK)
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Post by: bwud on September 07, 2014, 01:06:11 PM
5D Mark III + Tamron 150-600
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5591/14979888260_1194540bda_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oPHQTw)

Great!
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Post by: Click on September 07, 2014, 01:40:15 PM
Beautiful shots mikio.  8)
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Post by: Steve on September 07, 2014, 03:52:56 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3920/14983747309_2476799c0e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oQ4C3R)Brown Pelican (https://flic.kr/p/oQ4C3R) by No Small Wave (https://www.flickr.com/people/74130997@N07/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on September 07, 2014, 04:03:34 PM
Great shot Steve.  Well done.
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Post by: mikesgroove44 on September 07, 2014, 05:44:08 PM
I'm new here,hope you like.
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Post by: rpt on September 07, 2014, 09:46:52 PM
I'm new here,hope you like.
Nice!

Welcome to CR!
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Post by: Click on September 07, 2014, 09:49:29 PM
I'm new here,hope you like.

Very nice shot Mike.

Welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: Dylan777 on September 08, 2014, 01:29:37 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3920/14983747309_2476799c0e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oQ4C3R)Brown Pelican (https://flic.kr/p/oQ4C3R) by No Small Wave (https://www.flickr.com/people/74130997@N07/), on Flickr
Can you get any better than this? What a Beautiful shot Steve
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Post by: ChristopherMarkPerez on September 08, 2014, 04:10:14 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3418/3292482909_6f674b6e0a_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/61WQsH)Buffelhead - on the run! (https://flic.kr/p/61WQsH) by Christopher Mark Perez (https://www.flickr.com/people/98866631@N00/), on Flickr

OK, so he's only partially flying... I know... but still... he's rolling for take-off... does that count?   ;D
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Post by: GaabNZ on September 08, 2014, 04:29:39 AM
A couple of shots from yesterday at Muriwai Gannet Colony, West Auckland, New Zealand

6D with 70-200 F4L

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5590/15163808782_2531106317_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p6Yu41)Gannet 2 (https://flic.kr/p/p6Yu41) by gaabNZ (https://www.flickr.com/people/99529665@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5566/15163816422_6402164741_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p6YwjJ)Gannet 1 (https://flic.kr/p/p6YwjJ) by gaabNZ (https://www.flickr.com/people/99529665@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: DominoDude on September 08, 2014, 07:17:02 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3920/14983747309_2476799c0e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oQ4C3R)Brown Pelican (https://flic.kr/p/oQ4C3R) by No Small Wave (https://www.flickr.com/people/74130997@N07/), on Flickr

Mighty impressive! *all thumbs up*
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Post by: DominoDude on September 08, 2014, 07:22:04 AM
...

OK, so he's only partially flying... I know... but still... he's rolling for take-off... does that count?   ;D

Maybe more of a BWG (Battling With Gravity), or a ROW (Running On Water), but I love it as a BIF anyway. :)
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Post by: Click on September 08, 2014, 08:00:26 AM
A couple of shots from yesterday at Muriwai Gannet Colony, West Auckland, New Zealand

I really like the first picture. Nicely done.
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Post by: Vern on September 08, 2014, 09:09:02 AM
A few hummers from today. 5DIII, 600 f4 II + 1.4X III, better beamer fill at -2, f8, ISO 1250.

Cool, I love when you can see their feet for some reason. Here's another Anna's.

tiny foot fetish? I actually like that too.  ;D

beautiful setting for your shot
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Post by: Runnerguy on September 08, 2014, 08:35:00 PM
american white pelican heading inland in the morning after a goodnights sleep
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Post by: IslanderMV on September 09, 2014, 12:17:45 AM
Young Black Skimmer insists on being fed, parent relents.  Martha's Vineyard, kayak

1/1250, ISO 100, 400mm
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Post by: Click on September 09, 2014, 06:12:23 AM
american white pelican heading inland in the morning after a goodnights sleep

Very nice shot. Well done.
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Post by: Northbird on September 09, 2014, 12:01:01 PM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3842/14261716250_8c180ce470_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nJg2nu)
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus) (https://flic.kr/p/nJg2nu) by Tony Varela Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/41978378@N08/), on Flickr
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Post by: Keith_Reeder on September 09, 2014, 12:17:21 PM
To me this has some resemblance to a Curlew Sandpiper

Definitely not a Curlew sandpiper (or a Curlew) - it's far too big a bird to be the former and has a straight beak, which rules out the latter.

The solid bill colour suggests Long-billed dowitcher to me (albeit outside of my "range" - we don't get 'em in the UK).

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Post by: Keith_Reeder on September 09, 2014, 12:38:38 PM
High-key Northern gannet, Bempton, E. Yorkshire, England.

70D, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS @300mm
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Post by: DominoDude on September 09, 2014, 12:51:37 PM
To me this has some resemblance to a Curlew Sandpiper

Definitely not a Curlew sandpiper (or a Curlew) - it's far too big a bird to be the former and has a straight beak, which rules out the latter.

The solid bill colour suggests Long-billed dowitcher to me (albeit outside of my "range" - we don't get 'em in the UK).

Ok, I buy that. I know it's not an ordinary Curlew, and I didn't dare to pinpoint it with certainty. I used the phrase "some resemblance" because I'm not familiar with species in Canada, and I had nothing of known size to compare it with. The overall appearance, the jizz, made me think of a Curlew Sandpiper (which is in the genus Calidris), but the Long-billed Dowitcher never appeared to me, since it's a species I've never encountered here. Main intention was to give new ideas to check against. Many a time a brief encounter with an unknown bird can be tough, and fresh ideas (however wild) can be of some help to ID.
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Post by: Click on September 09, 2014, 01:04:40 PM
Bald Eagle (Haliaeetus leucocephalus)

Great shot. Nicely done Northbird
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Post by: DominoDude on September 09, 2014, 02:00:51 PM
High-key Northern gannet, Bempton, E. Yorkshire, England.

70D, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS @300mm
A great bird in superb light!
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Post by: mbj68 on September 09, 2014, 02:01:38 PM
1st try at this...a little backyard Hummingbird.
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Post by: Keith_Reeder on September 09, 2014, 05:48:12 PM
Some more Northern gannets - Bempton, E. Yorkshire.

70D, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS for the first image, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 OS with Canon 1.4x TC for the other two.

(Hmmm... uploading via the forum really kills the image quality).
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Post by: Click on September 09, 2014, 05:54:55 PM
Very nice series Keith  8)
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Post by: jrista on September 09, 2014, 06:28:11 PM
Some more Northern gannets - Bempton, E. Yorkshire.

70D, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS for the first image, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 OS with Canon 1.4x TC for the other two.

(Hmmm... uploading via the forum really kills the image quality).

I like the third one. Awesome wing pose.
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Post by: IslanderMV on September 09, 2014, 07:37:11 PM
Some more Northern gannets - Bempton, E. Yorkshire.

70D, Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 OS for the first image, Sigma 70-200mm f/2.8 OS with Canon 1.4x TC for the other two.

(Hmmm... uploading via the forum really kills the image quality).

They look great - like the perspective.
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Post by: IslanderMV on September 09, 2014, 07:45:27 PM
Least tern in a hover.
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Post by: Click on September 10, 2014, 10:17:14 PM
Least tern in a hover.

Nice one Jeff. Well done.
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Post by: mr_hyde on September 11, 2014, 05:48:44 PM
Took these pictures of a Bald Eagle in Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, BC.

There were probably 15 Eagles waiting for fish. One guy told us that earlier in the day they've had 30 eagles when the tide was low. We spotted mature and immature eagles in this area. There were also some Herons. Probably a dream for some birders.

The pictures were taken with a 5D MKIII and a Canon 100-400 with a 1.4 MKIII TC @ 560 mm, F/8. ISO was set to 400 and exposure time @ 1/1600 s. Pictures are partially cropped.

As a non pro photographer I think you can get really good results with this lens and TC if the light is good and you did your homework with AFMA
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Post by: Dylan777 on September 11, 2014, 08:18:59 PM
Took these pictures of a Bald Eagle in Port Hardy on Vancouver Island, BC.

There were probably 15 Eagles waiting for fish. One guy told us that earlier in the day they've had 30 eagles when the tide was low. We spotted mature and immature eagles in this area. There were also some Herons. Probably a dream for some birders.

The pictures were taken with a 5D MKIII and a Canon 100-400 with a 1.4 MKIII TC @ 560 mm, F/8. ISO was set to 400 and exposure time @ 1/1600 s. Pictures are partially cropped.

As a non pro photographer I think you can get really good results with this lens and TC if the light is good and you did your homework with AFMA

Beautiful photos. I really like the 1st.
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Post by: Click on September 11, 2014, 08:30:58 PM
Beautiful photos. I really like the 1st.

+1
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Post by: petach on September 14, 2014, 04:58:09 AM
The Hanningfield Interceptors

As you can imagine, the exposure for this shot was heavily bracketed (i.e 30s to 1/250th over 2 days and 2 shots!!    :0)

The original backing to the swans was very uninspiring and I was so pleased with the sharpness of the shot and the pov that I went back and got the sunset.  So, both shots mine...combined using "blend if" in PS.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3857/15030681710_732e9c6247_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oUdb1E)Hanningfield Interceptors (https://flic.kr/p/oUdb1E) by petach123 (Peter Tachauer) (https://www.flickr.com/people/59712450@N03/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on September 14, 2014, 08:01:06 AM
Lovely shot petach.  8) 
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Post by: Vern on September 14, 2014, 03:14:19 PM
hummer from today - not quite sharp on her eyes, but I liked the pose and setting.
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Post by: Click on September 14, 2014, 03:53:41 PM
Very nice shot Vern. Well done.
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Post by: petach on September 15, 2014, 03:54:00 AM
Hanningfield Geese taking off at dawn.

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3897/15221944286_587d462f2b_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pc7rHh)hanningfield_geese.jpg (https://flic.kr/p/pc7rHh) by petach123 (Peter Tachauer) (https://www.flickr.com/people/59712450@N03/), on Flickr
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Post by: ChristopherMarkPerez on September 15, 2014, 04:51:42 AM
OK.  One more Buffelhead.  :-)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2696/4098105431_eab794bd33_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/7f8RYc)Bufflehead - in Flight (https://flic.kr/p/7f8RYc) by Christopher Mark Perez (https://www.flickr.com/people/98866631@N00/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on September 15, 2014, 08:25:11 AM
Good timing. Well done Christopher.
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Post by: DominoDude on September 15, 2014, 09:45:50 AM
OK.  One more Buffelhead.  :-)


Oh, I like! The fact that I can see how its tail feathers have gently scraped the water surface is a delicate detail. Wonderful!
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Post by: Dylan777 on September 15, 2014, 10:19:09 AM
Good timing. Well done Christopher.

+1
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Post by: Dylan777 on September 15, 2014, 10:20:18 AM
hummer from today - not quite sharp on her eyes, but I liked the pose and setting.

Me too
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Post by: ChristopherMarkPerez on September 15, 2014, 10:21:12 AM
Thank you, Click.  I just love those little ducks.

Good timing. Well done Christopher.
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Post by: Dylan777 on September 15, 2014, 10:21:23 AM
Hanningfield Geese taking off at dawn.

Love the light - very nice
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Post by: ChristopherMarkPerez on September 15, 2014, 10:21:57 AM
Thank you, DominoDude.

BTW, your .sig rocks!

OK.  One more Buffelhead.  :-)


Oh, I like! The fact that I can see how its tail feathers have gently scraped the water surface is a delicate detail. Wonderful!
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Post by: Northbird on September 15, 2014, 10:33:10 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3728/13096878675_a2b2526079_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/kXjVK2)
Northern Harrier (Circus cyaneus) (https://flic.kr/p/kXjVK2) by Tony Varela Photography (https://www.flickr.com/people/41978378@N08/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on September 15, 2014, 10:38:37 AM
Great shot Northbird  8)
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Post by: rpt on September 15, 2014, 08:48:27 PM
Great shot Northbird  8)
Oh yes! Lovely!

Where did you shoot it?
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Post by: DiSnapper on September 16, 2014, 03:01:55 PM
Pair of  Garganey near Vadodara, Gujarat India

Canon 7D + Canon 70-200 2.8 ii + Canon 2X extender

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7364/13988196451_e88dc8344b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nj6asT)
_MG_1018 dss (https://flic.kr/p/nj6asT) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr
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Post by: petach on September 16, 2014, 10:09:27 PM
Hanningfield Geese taking off at dawn.

Love the light - very nice
cheers mater
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Post by: candyman on September 17, 2014, 04:52:31 AM
Great shot Northbird  8)


Yes very nice and on a great equal level.
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Post by: candyman on September 17, 2014, 04:53:54 AM
OK.  One more Buffelhead.  :-)


Bufflehead - in Flight (https://flic.kr/p/7f8RYc) by Christopher Mark Perez (https://www.flickr.com/people/98866631@N00/), on Flickr


Lovely photo and beautiful moment of capture. Just before touching the water.
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Post by: Mr Bean on September 22, 2014, 01:41:39 AM
Yellow-billed Spoonbill, taking off.
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/ljFJznfE28Mz-b2dbup9S1sT1ZVOf1a3Y9albFS1SI8=w968-h776-no)

I spent 45min (and 400 images later) photographing a number of Terns swooping down to feed on a lake.
Sometimes they got their target (the little bubble thingy)....
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/-Txb3JvXnqLQ/VB-0oJmOm6I/AAAAAAAAAyw/BgaCOSJsg-8/w1000-h663-no/378A9985_tern.jpg)

....and sometimes you don't..... :)
(https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/OjRHFEHiOD159mjgA6FOR2JI9bqykT5jum9jhvFcaCA=w1000-h500-no)
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Post by: philmoz on September 22, 2014, 05:05:19 AM
Bald Eagle in Alaska - 5DIII + Tamron 150-600.

(http://www.pbase.com/phil_a_mitchell/image/157445445/large.jpg)

Phil.
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Post by: Darlip on September 22, 2014, 05:59:54 AM
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3876/15293707801_f83ab3f5f2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pisfvg)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3887/15110155910_773faaabe2_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p2euVu)

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3882/15296486362_6e11b4c35b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/piGutu)
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Post by: Click on September 22, 2014, 06:03:41 AM
Bald Eagle in Alaska - 5DIII + Tamron 150-600.
Phil.

Beautiful shot. Well done Phil.
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Post by: Mr Bean on September 22, 2014, 08:44:50 AM
Bald Eagle in Alaska - 5DIII + Tamron 150-600.

(http://www.pbase.com/phil_a_mitchell/image/157445445/large.jpg)

Phil.
Beautiful light. Adds a certain surreal dimension to it :)
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Post by: Mr Bean on September 22, 2014, 08:47:03 AM
Whistling Kite. Three of them were floating above us on the weekend.
(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-ZbCjtCUM1F4/VB-zF9gwI-I/AAAAAAAAAyE/5lEwXctI5XY/w576-h776-no/378A9404_whistling_kite.jpg)

(https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/pYYETIGKtu18wgBaaai7XOkeVspkvOyBXs5WxXXxBDE=w585-h776-no)
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Post by: Sporgon on September 22, 2014, 09:21:49 AM
Bald Eagle in Alaska - 5DIII + Tamron 150-600.

(http://www.pbase.com/phil_a_mitchell/image/157445445/large.jpg)

Phil.
Beautiful light. Adds a certain surreal dimension to it :)

+1', really like this.
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Post by: IslanderMV on September 22, 2014, 10:04:28 AM
Juvenile Osprey, parents have left for South America already.

100-400mm, 60D
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Post by: Click on September 22, 2014, 10:53:02 AM
Very nice shot Jeff. Well done.
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Post by: mikesgroove44 on September 24, 2014, 05:02:01 PM
One from a few weeks ago.
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Post by: Click on September 24, 2014, 05:14:25 PM
Beautiful shot Michael. Nicely done.
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Post by: digigal on September 24, 2014, 05:21:49 PM

White tail Eagle.  Norway, a month or so ago.
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Post by: Click on September 24, 2014, 05:27:40 PM
Very nice capture. Well done digital.
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Post by: Dylan777 on September 24, 2014, 11:29:21 PM
Bald Eagle in Alaska - 5DIII + Tamron 150-600.
Phil.
Good timing Phil
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Post by: Dylan777 on September 24, 2014, 11:30:11 PM
One from a few weeks ago.

Good capture Mike
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Post by: Dylan777 on September 24, 2014, 11:32:25 PM

White tail Eagle.  Norway, a month or so ago.

Stunning.....what a wonderful capture
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Post by: Dylan777 on September 24, 2014, 11:34:27 PM
Juvenile Osprey, parents have left for South America already.

100-400mm, 60D

Very cool jeff
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Post by: nineyards on September 25, 2014, 01:51:17 AM
Just firing off some practice shots
Didn't even see what he was taking home for dinner
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Post by: DiSnapper on September 25, 2014, 02:20:00 AM
Rosy Pelican, 7D, Canon 70-200 2.8 ii + Canon 2x iii

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2841/11990499684_2447d2a26e_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/jgyrPb)_MG_4549-1 DS Small (https://flic.kr/p/jgyrPb) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on September 25, 2014, 06:17:12 AM
Just firing off some practice shots
Didn't even see what he was taking home for dinner

Good capture nineyards.
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Post by: IslanderMV on September 25, 2014, 09:33:26 AM
Greater Yellowlegs

This more a BIL ( Bird in landing ) than a BIF.

There is a small inlet in my area that attracts flocks of Yellowlegs. On the day this photo was taken there about 40 of them. - Also Black Skimmers, Black bellied Plovers, Sandpipers, Herons, Cormorants and a Red Tail. Only accessible via water (kayak).
So I have the area pretty much to myself. I have to say it is a blast having your own private nature preserve.  ;)
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Post by: Phil L on September 26, 2014, 08:21:06 PM
Spoonbill coming in this afternoon against a grey sky background.
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Post by: Click on September 26, 2014, 10:22:16 PM
Greater Yellowlegs

Nicely done Islander.
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Post by: candyman on September 27, 2014, 11:06:26 AM
Just firing off some practice shots
Didn't even see what he was taking home for dinner
What  :o
This is a great capture. You can report this one to the birdpolice of stealing the most precious thing!
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Post by: steven kessel on September 27, 2014, 10:05:12 PM
Swainson's Hawk liftoff
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Post by: Don Haines on September 28, 2014, 10:44:49 AM
Common Mergansers taking off. Shot from a canoe in Algonquin park.... I sat with them for about 30 minutes until another canoe came along and scared them off....
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Post by: Jordan23 on September 29, 2014, 01:29:54 PM
Blue-and-yellow Macaws. Photo taken in Tambopata, Peru.
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 300 f2.8 IS mk1


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Post by: candyman on September 29, 2014, 01:32:12 PM
Blue-and-yellow Macaws. Photo taken in Tambopata, Peru.
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 300 f2.8 IS mk1


Very nice.
Is that sunlight / beam that colors the wing?
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Post by: Jordan23 on September 29, 2014, 01:35:36 PM
Blue-and-yellow Macaws. Photo taken in Tambopata, Peru.
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 300 f2.8 IS mk1
Very nice.
Is that sunlight / beam that colors the wing?
Thanks! It's taken at sunset, gives it a warm look. Normally the "face" is white. The blue-and-yellow macaw has yellow colour under the wing.
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Post by: Click on September 29, 2014, 02:19:37 PM
Blue-and-yellow Macaws. Photo taken in Tambopata, Peru.
Camera: Canon 40D, Canon 300 f2.8 IS mk1


Lovely light. Nicely done Jordan.
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Post by: Krob78 on September 30, 2014, 02:02:31 AM
One from a few weeks ago.
Beautiful Mike!  Great composition too!  8)
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Post by: Runnerguy on October 01, 2014, 04:58:23 PM
got this osprey a few weeks ago trying to sneak by me .7d+300L f/2.8II+2x III
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Post by: Click on October 01, 2014, 05:12:13 PM
got this osprey a few weeks ago trying to sneak by me .7d+300L f/2.8II+2x III


Great shot Runnerguy. Well done.
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Post by: HarmsWay on October 02, 2014, 01:17:17 AM
Southern Carmine Bee Eaters shot from the banks of the Luangwa river, Zambia.
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Post by: Click on October 02, 2014, 07:05:30 AM
Southern Carmine Bee Eaters shot from the banks of the Luangwa river, Zambia.


Very nice shot. Good timing.
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Post by: tonial on October 02, 2014, 07:50:38 AM
Wow!! hay fotos realmente preciosas.
saludos a todos hace mucho que leo este foro y sigo vuestras opiniones.
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3881/15112589507_16bb3c0a18_c.jpg)
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Post by: Dylan777 on October 02, 2014, 09:53:59 AM
Southern Carmine Bee Eaters shot from the banks of the Luangwa river, Zambia.


Very nice shot. Good timing.

+1
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Post by: Dylan777 on October 02, 2014, 09:54:58 AM
Wow!! hay fotos realmente preciosas.
saludos a todos hace mucho que leo este foro y sigo vuestras opiniones.
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3881/15112589507_16bb3c0a18_c.jpg)

Very nice tonial, welcome to CR :)
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Post by: Click on October 02, 2014, 04:07:26 PM
Wow!! hay fotos realmente preciosas.
saludos a todos hace mucho que leo este foro y sigo vuestras opiniones.



Very nice shot. Welcome to CR  :)
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Post by: rpt on October 03, 2014, 11:03:51 AM
Such lovely pictures here! Thanks for sharing. It will get me off my behind (sometime soon) ;)

Note to self: Go out and take pictures rpt! The rains are gone!
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Post by: DiSnapper on October 03, 2014, 12:15:04 PM
From my first flight shot. Canon 400D with Sigma 70-300 DG Macro 4- 5.6
(https://farm1.staticflickr.com/231/445092487_19126dc031_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/Fkdup)IMG_3932 (https://flic.kr/p/Fkdup)

by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: tomscott on October 06, 2014, 06:27:06 AM
Few pics from a hawk display at Lake District Wildlife Park

5DMKIII 70-300mm L

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2947/15270467377_17927c1798_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pgp8Wi)Harris Hawk, Lake District Wildlife Park, Bassenthwaite, Keswick (https://flic.kr/p/pgp8Wi) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3935/15270467727_1bd87fb291_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pgp93k)Harris Hawk, Lake District Wildlife Park, Bassenthwaite, Keswick (https://flic.kr/p/pgp93k) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2948/15453895551_3768380c5f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pxBfK2)Hawk Display, Lake District Wildlife Park, Bassenthwaite, Keswick (https://flic.kr/p/pxBfK2) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2948/15453895611_de759cd757_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pxBfL4)Hawk Display, Lake District Wildlife Park, Bassenthwaite, Keswick (https://flic.kr/p/pxBfL4) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3933/15456699272_73b481be40_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pxRCc3)Hawk Display, Lake District Wildlife Park, Bassenthwaite, Keswick (https://flic.kr/p/pxRCc3) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3927/15270429348_7dff2c3f0e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pgoWCC)Hawk Display, Lake District Wildlife Park, Bassenthwaite, Keswick (https://flic.kr/p/pgoWCC) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5599/15270429688_cff28b396c_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pgoWJu)Hawk Display, Lake District Wildlife Park, Bassenthwaite, Keswick (https://flic.kr/p/pgoWJu) by TomScottPhoto (https://www.flickr.com/people/21659364@N02/), on Flickr

Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on October 06, 2014, 07:38:55 AM
I really like the 3rd shot. Well done Tom.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: tomscott on October 06, 2014, 09:21:28 AM
Thanks :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ftico on October 07, 2014, 10:11:46 AM
Here are some random shot... all 70D with 400 5.6L.
The cooperative birds are: Purple heron (Venezia, Italy); Snowy Owl (Biddeford, Maine); Red-tailed Hawk (Plum Island, Mass.); Gull-billed tern (Venezia,Italy).
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on October 07, 2014, 11:08:29 AM
California Gull, 7D + 100-400mm L, cropped vertically only.

(http://i980.photobucket.com/albums/ae289/toointen/Outdoors/Birds/CaliforniaGull-28.jpg~original) (http://s980.photobucket.com/user/toointen/media/Outdoors/Birds/CaliforniaGull-28.jpg.html)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on October 07, 2014, 04:55:36 PM
Here are some random shot... all 70D with 400 5.6L.
The cooperative birds are: Purple heron (Venezia, Italy); Snowy Owl (Biddeford, Maine); Red-tailed Hawk (Plum Island, Mass.); Gull-billed tern (Venezia,Italy).

Great shots ftico. Nicely done.
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Post by: Click on October 07, 2014, 04:56:44 PM
California Gull, 7D + 100-400mm L, cropped vertically only.


Nice picture.  Well done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: DiSnapper on October 07, 2014, 05:43:57 PM
Couple of shots with 7D Canon 70-200 2.8 ISii Canon 2x Extender iii

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3944/15469490811_76250258b1_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pyZbEP)
IMG_9810-1 dss (https://flic.kr/p/pyZbEP) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3951/15469490691_bf3051b1e2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pyZbCK)
IMG_9813 dss (https://flic.kr/p/pyZbCK) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on October 07, 2014, 05:52:00 PM
Thanks Click.

Well done DiSnapper.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: DiSnapper on October 08, 2014, 12:49:17 AM
Thanks Click.

Well done DiSnapper.

Thank you 2n10!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Dylan777 on October 08, 2014, 06:54:13 PM
Couple of shots with 7D Canon 70-200 2.8 ISii Canon 2x Extender iii

The 1st photo looks awesome DiSnapper
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on October 08, 2014, 06:57:32 PM
Couple of shots with 7D Canon 70-200 2.8 ISii Canon 2x Extender iii

Very nice shots.  I especially like the first picture.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: yellowstudio on October 09, 2014, 09:29:23 AM
Another California gull...

(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3927/15422229362_ee19c2b70e_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/puNXuf)Fly like a...seagull? (https://flic.kr/p/puNXuf) by yellowstudio.de (https://www.flickr.com/people/126484119@N06/), on Flickr

so long
Andreas
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Post by: yellowstudio on October 09, 2014, 09:32:32 AM
DiSnapper, what was the background in the first picture? It looks nearly like you cropped the bird out of the background. And what was your vantage point? Because you appear to be shooting from a little bit above the bird?

so long
Andreas
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candc on October 10, 2014, 07:07:16 AM
turkey vultures in the bluffs at devils lake state park. they look graceful when you watch them soaring but somewhat repulsive in photos when you are looking at them close up

70d, tamron 150-600
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Post by: Dylan777 on October 11, 2014, 09:57:12 AM
turkey vultures in the bluffs at devils lake state park. they look graceful when you watch them soaring but somewhat repulsive in photos when you are looking at them close up

70d, tamron 150-600

Awesome photos candc. Love the light on the 2nd photo
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Post by: Dylan777 on October 11, 2014, 10:00:42 AM
Landing...
(http://dylannguyen.smugmug.com/Wildlife/Bird-In-Flight/i-gv2kq5N/0/X3/_X7U1873%20crop-X3.jpg)
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Post by: Click on October 11, 2014, 10:07:21 AM
Landing...


Very nice picture Dylan.


Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: candc on October 11, 2014, 11:05:10 AM
Landing...

that is a good one, i can hear tires screeching.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: smallfries on October 11, 2014, 06:43:24 PM
Tamron 150-600 at 600 mm, handheld. Alaska
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Post by: scyrene on October 12, 2014, 03:31:11 PM
A mute swan overflew me today, had to have a go. 700mm, f/5.6, 1/4000, ISO 640.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on October 12, 2014, 05:32:27 PM
Well done Dylan, Andreas, smallfries and scyrene.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on October 12, 2014, 06:50:26 PM
A mute swan overflew me today, had to have a go. 700mm, f/5.6, 1/4000, ISO 640.

Nicely done scyrene.
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Post by: LJ3Jim on October 12, 2014, 09:07:19 PM
At the Nooksack River in Washington state.  70D, 300 2.8 II, 2x III, handheld.

(http://www.lj3.com/misc/eagleflight.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Jim Saunders on October 12, 2014, 09:57:05 PM
At the Nooksack River in Washington state.  70D, 300 2.8 II, 2x III, handheld.


!

Jim
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Post by: Jim Saunders on October 12, 2014, 10:53:20 PM
The local plague rats.

Jim
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Post by: candc on October 12, 2014, 11:41:31 PM
At the Nooksack River in Washington state.  70D, 300 2.8 II, 2x III, handheld.

very nice for sure
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Post by: candc on October 12, 2014, 11:42:26 PM
The local plague rats.

Jim

great shot
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Post by: Click on October 13, 2014, 09:14:45 AM
The local plague rats.

Jim

Well done Jim.
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Post by: IslanderMV on October 13, 2014, 11:20:08 AM
American Golden-Plover - Martha's Vineyard

100-400mm at 400mm 1/1600th, ISO 160, f/7.1 , late afternoon.
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Post by: jrista on October 13, 2014, 03:11:23 PM
American Golden-Plover - Martha's Vineyard

100-400mm at 400mm 1/1600th, ISO 160, f/7.1 , late afternoon.


Very nice!
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Don Haines on October 14, 2014, 09:20:20 AM
The incredibly rare 4 winged Canada Goose :)
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Post by: Click on October 14, 2014, 09:27:36 AM
American Golden-Plover - Martha's Vineyard

100-400mm at 400mm 1/1600th, ISO 160, f/7.1 , late afternoon.

Very nice shot.
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Post by: steven kessel on October 21, 2014, 05:32:52 PM
At the moment of liftoff

Canon 5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 320, aperture preferred setting, f7.1 @ 1/1600
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Post by: steven kessel on October 21, 2014, 05:34:20 PM
And 1/3 second later . . . . .

Canon 5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 320, aperture preferred setting, f7.1 @ 1/2000
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Post by: Click on October 21, 2014, 06:13:46 PM
And 1/3 second later . . . . .

Canon 5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 320, aperture preferred setting, f7.1 @ 1/2000

Beautiful shot Steven.
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Post by: candyman on October 22, 2014, 12:43:15 AM
And 1/3 second later . . . . .

Canon 5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 320, aperture preferred setting, f7.1 @ 1/2000

Great shots Steven!
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Post by: EvilZeev228 on October 27, 2014, 01:06:43 AM
1Dx
300mm F4
1/1600
ISO 200

F4
1/3200
ISO 400
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Post by: ChristopherMarkPerez on October 27, 2014, 05:20:55 AM
Oh why not one more Buffelhead?

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4065/4322959394_72a1f81843.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/7A1idE)Bufflehead - a duck on the run (https://flic.kr/p/7A1idE) by Christopher Mark Perez (https://www.flickr.com/people/98866631@N00/), on Flickr
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Post by: Click on October 27, 2014, 06:10:48 AM
1Dx
300mm F4
1/1600
ISO 200

F4
1/3200
ISO 400

I really like the second picture. Nicely done.
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Post by: meywd on October 27, 2014, 06:13:58 AM
600D + 100-400
400mm
f8
1/640
ISO 1000
Center AF Point

don't know if the lack of sharpness is duo to slow shutter speed or bad AF
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Post by: rpt on October 27, 2014, 10:20:51 PM
The incredibly rare 4 winged Canada Goose :)
Wow! A pair at that! You are on to something! I can't believe nobody congratulated you yet! I guess they are plain jealous.  ;) :P
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Post by: candyman on October 28, 2014, 01:56:10 AM
Oh why not one more Buffelhead?

(https://farm5.staticflickr.com/4065/4322959394_72a1f81843.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/7A1idE)Bufflehead - a duck on the run (https://flic.kr/p/7A1idE) by Christopher Mark Perez (https://www.flickr.com/people/98866631@N00/), on Flickr

A water walker eh?  ;)
Great photo!
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Post by: candyman on October 28, 2014, 02:00:34 AM
600D + 100-400
400mm
f8
1/640
ISO 1000
Center AF Point

don't know if the lack of sharpness is duo to slow shutter speed or bad AF
Actually it is a very nice photo.
He is kind of flying towards you. That makes it rather difficult for the 600D AF. 1/640 should be ok but 1/1000 would have been better (although ISO goes up and ending up with more noise)
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Post by: bsamattman on October 28, 2014, 02:13:10 AM
(http://)
Canon 450D and kit len efs 55-250 I feel so dirty...
 but I like the photo
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Post by: candyman on October 28, 2014, 02:52:45 AM
(http://)
Canon 450D and kit len efs 55-250 I feel so dirty...
 but I like the photo

That is a very nice shot!
Welcome to CR
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Post by: bsamattman on October 28, 2014, 04:42:36 AM
(http://)
Canon 450D it's a better camera than I am a photographer
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Post by: DiSnapper on October 28, 2014, 04:47:40 AM
Peasant tailed Jacana in flight

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/15628725391_53c748d09f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pP4iyB)
IMG_3902 dss (https://flic.kr/p/pP4iyB) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5605/15445803660_1fddb20cd9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pwTMiE)
IMG_3901 dss (https://flic.kr/p/pwTMiE) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr
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Post by: candyman on October 28, 2014, 05:34:15 AM
Peasant tailed Jacana in flight

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5614/15628725391_53c748d09f_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pP4iyB)
IMG_3902 dss (https://flic.kr/p/pP4iyB) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5605/15445803660_1fddb20cd9_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pwTMiE)
IMG_3901 dss (https://flic.kr/p/pwTMiE) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr

Great catch!
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Post by: Click on October 28, 2014, 06:25:22 AM
Peasant tailed Jacana in flight


Very nice shots.
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Post by: meywd on October 28, 2014, 12:36:07 PM
600D + 100-400
400mm
f8
1/640
ISO 1000
Center AF Point

don't know if the lack of sharpness is duo to slow shutter speed or bad AF
Actually it is a very nice photo.
He is kind of flying towards you. That makes it rather difficult for the 600D AF. 1/640 should be ok but 1/1000 would have been better (although ISO goes up and ending up with more noise)

Thanks candyman, yeah this was one of 7 continuous shots, the 600D couldn't track as it gone from behind a tall weed to below the central focus point, and its the only one useable, if i can call it that :D, that's why i asked the question of which to get first 6D or 7D MK II, I don't think the 6D will be better than my 600D :(
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Post by: candyman on October 28, 2014, 12:50:56 PM
600D + 100-400
400mm
f8
1/640
ISO 1000
Center AF Point

don't know if the lack of sharpness is duo to slow shutter speed or bad AF
Actually it is a very nice photo.
He is kind of flying towards you. That makes it rather difficult for the 600D AF. 1/640 should be ok but 1/1000 would have been better (although ISO goes up and ending up with more noise)

Thanks candyman, yeah this was one of 7 continuous shots, the 600D couldn't track as it gone from behind a tall weed to below the central focus point, and its the only one useable, if i can call it that :D , that's why i asked the question of which to get first 6D or 7D MK II, I don't think the 6D will be better than my 600D :(
For this type of photography I would recommend the 7D MKII. But you already know the 7D MKII is the right tool for that. Otherwise it is compromise. A combination of 6D and 7D MKII is about the price of a 5D MKIII.  Only in the upper league you will get one camera that can handle all type of photography very well.
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Post by: rpt on October 28, 2014, 07:21:59 PM
Peasant tailed Jacana in flight


Very nice shots.
Lovely shots!
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Post by: ashley on October 29, 2014, 03:24:18 AM
Some wonderful shots here, here is one that I'm very proud of.

(http://ashleymiddleton.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v136/p673136953-4.jpg)

I had just started my walk around Hawley Meadows (Farnborough, Hants) when I saw a large shadow go in front of me on the ground. I look up and see this Red Kite circling me, quite low. I put my finger on the shutter and just kept taking pictures, hoping that at least one would come out OK, and to my surprise I got this very good result :)

Geek details:
Canon 40d with Canon 70-200 2.8 L (non-IS) and Sigma 2x converter

Ashley


http://ashleymiddleton.zenfolio.com
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Post by: candyman on October 29, 2014, 03:52:22 AM
Some wonderful shots here, here is one that I'm very proud of.

(http://ashleymiddleton.zenfolio.com/img/s6/v136/p673136953-4.jpg)

I had just started my walk around Hawley Meadows (Farnborough, Hants) when I saw a large shadow go in front of me on the ground. I look up and see this Red Kite circling me, quite low. I put my finger on the shutter and just kept taking pictures, hoping that at least one would come out OK, and to my surprise I got this very good result :)

Geek details:
Canon 40d with Canon 70-200 2.8 L (non-IS) and Sigma 2x converter

Ashley


http://ashleymiddleton.zenfolio.com (http://ashleymiddleton.zenfolio.com)


Congratulations. That is a great photo. Well done.
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Post by: Click on October 29, 2014, 06:27:15 AM
Some wonderful shots here, here is one that I'm very proud of.

I had just started my walk around Hawley Meadows (Farnborough, Hants) when I saw a large shadow go in front of me on the ground. I look up and see this Red Kite circling me, quite low. I put my finger on the shutter and just kept taking pictures, hoping that at least one would come out OK, and to my surprise I got this very good result :)

Geek details:
Canon 40d with Canon 70-200 2.8 L (non-IS) and Sigma 2x converter




Great shot Ashley. Well done.
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Post by: Crapking on October 29, 2014, 08:12:04 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7549/15471817078_cc3ef1d3c0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pzc7bS)BlueJays (https://flic.kr/p/pzc7bS) by NAVBPhotos (https://www.flickr.com/people/71490555@N06/), on Flickr

Have the 200-400 on loan this week and was sitting on my back porch watching the bluejays eat my deer's corn.... :)
Wasn't really paying attention to settings as much as enjoying a coffee/scenery so a little noisy (ISO 5000)
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Post by: candyman on October 29, 2014, 09:28:45 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7549/15471817078_cc3ef1d3c0_k.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pzc7bS)BlueJays (https://flic.kr/p/pzc7bS) by NAVBPhotos (https://www.flickr.com/people/71490555@N06/), on Flickr

Have the 200-400 on loan this week and was sitting on my back porch watching the bluejays eat my deer's corn.... :)
Wasn't really paying attention to settings as much as enjoying a coffee/scenery so a little noisy (ISO 5000)


Wat an excellent capture. And what a great lens. Very thin DOF
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Post by: Crapking on October 29, 2014, 09:43:19 AM

What an excellent capture. And what a great lens. Very thin DOF

Thanks - this lens is really something special - I'll be adding more photos to the lens' thread when I sadly return int next week....
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Post by: steven kessel on October 30, 2014, 09:06:49 AM
Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk. 

5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 400, "M" setting, f6.3 @ 1/1600
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Post by: Click on October 30, 2014, 09:09:45 AM
Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk. 

5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 400, "M" setting, f6.3 @ 1/1600


Great shot.
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Post by: candyman on October 30, 2014, 11:53:55 AM
Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk. 

5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 400, "M" setting, f6.3 @ 1/1600


Love it. Great capture!
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Post by: rpt on October 30, 2014, 02:20:02 PM
Lovely shot Steven.
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Post by: e7dag on October 30, 2014, 09:37:39 PM
A Brown Pelican in Flight, Galapagos
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Post by: Jane on October 30, 2014, 11:22:08 PM
Juvenile Red-tailed Hawk. 

5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 400, "M" setting, f6.3 @ 1/1600

Excellent shot!
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Post by: e7dag on October 31, 2014, 06:48:23 PM
Wandering Albatross
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Post by: e7dag on October 31, 2014, 06:53:40 PM
LMA in flight near Grytviken
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Post by: e7dag on October 31, 2014, 06:57:13 PM
Southern Giant Petrel in Flight, now you see why they're called "tubenoses"
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Post by: Click on October 31, 2014, 06:58:51 PM
Very nice shots.  Well done e7dag.
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Post by: e7dag on October 31, 2014, 07:03:18 PM
Another SGP
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Post by: e7dag on October 31, 2014, 07:04:31 PM
The workhorse, Pintado or Cape Petrel
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Post by: e7dag on October 31, 2014, 07:05:56 PM
Hope I will be forgiven, but they may be TECHNICALLY flying?
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Post by: e7dag on October 31, 2014, 07:08:52 PM
You can actually photograph freedom!
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Post by: IslanderMV on October 31, 2014, 10:17:27 PM
Northern Harrier -

60D and 100-400mm at 400mm
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Post by: Click on October 31, 2014, 10:19:14 PM
Northern Harrier -

60D and 100-400mm at 400mm

Very nice. Well done Islander.
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Post by: DiSnapper on November 01, 2014, 03:33:31 PM
Black Necked Stork
(https://farm4.staticflickr.com/3945/15463079249_aa6a9d56e9_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pyqjJD)
IMG_4534 dss (https://flic.kr/p/pyqjJD) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr

Gull Billed tern
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7490/15029563633_039dffb68a_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/oU7rDt)
IMG_4791 dss (https://flic.kr/p/oU7rDt) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr
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Post by: mycanonphotos on November 01, 2014, 05:05:04 PM
Jalama Beach  CA. 5D3 and the 70-200 IS II
(http://jasonsphotography.net/img/s9/v87/p993387260-4.jpg)
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Post by: mycanonphotos on November 01, 2014, 05:07:17 PM
5D3 and the 100-400 at 400mm
(http://jasonsphotography.net/img/s12/v181/p828439591-4.jpg)
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Post by: Click on November 01, 2014, 08:35:51 PM
Jalama Beach  CA. 5D3 and the 70-200 IS II


Lovely shot.  8)
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Post by: mycanonphotos on November 01, 2014, 10:29:56 PM
Jalama Beach  CA. 5D3 and the 70-200 IS II


Lovely shot.  8)

Much Thanks!
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Post by: IslanderMV on November 01, 2014, 11:22:55 PM
You can actually photograph freedom!

Wonderful series, exotic birds, captured with great detail.
I would be interested in lens and camera, used.

Thanks
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Post by: e7dag on November 02, 2014, 09:34:03 PM
You can actually photograph freedom!

Wonderful series, exotic birds, captured with great detail.
I would be interested in lens and camera, used.

Thanks
Thank you immensely for your encouragement. I lugged around no tripod but had the following:
Canon EOS 1-Dx, EOS 7D and Sigma 150-500, Canon 70-200 EF IS L, with 2.0 Ex, Canon EF 100-400 IS

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Post by: scyrene on November 06, 2014, 06:31:20 AM
Some whooper swans. 1000mm f/10, handheld.
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Post by: Click on November 06, 2014, 07:28:59 AM
Some whooper swans. 1000mm f/10, handheld.

Very nice. I especially like the first shot.
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Post by: scyrene on November 06, 2014, 07:45:18 AM
Some whooper swans. 1000mm f/10, handheld.

Very nice. I especially like the first shot.

Thanks again Mr Click! :)
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Post by: sanjosedave on November 08, 2014, 11:07:03 PM
60D; iso 1000; 70-200mm w/2x teleconverter; f5.6; 1/2500

Some LR and Nik
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Post by: DominoDude on November 09, 2014, 03:33:23 AM
Another of the woodpecker species that we have in Sweden. Great Spotted Woodpecker - Dendrocopos major ->

It's just leaving the nest, carrying some of the young ones poo in the bill. I had to pull the trigger already when I could hear the scratching of claws on the inside of the hole, if I waited until I saw the first glance of the adult it would have been a total miss.
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Post by: Valvebounce on November 09, 2014, 08:17:49 PM
Hi DominoDude.
I really like this shot, composition, colours, and the slight blur of the wings. Very nice, except for the mouthful of poop, but the I guess they take some every trip so what are you going to do!  :)
Well done.

Cheers, Graham.

Another of the woodpecker species that we have in Sweden. Great Spotted Woodpecker - Dendrocopos major ->

It's just leaving the nest, carrying some of the young ones poo in the bill. I had to pull the trigger already when I could hear the scratching of claws on the inside of the hole, if I waited until I saw the first glance of the adult it would have been a total miss.
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Post by: bwud on November 09, 2014, 09:42:13 PM
I watched this guy eat a fish for about a half hour, hemming and hawing about whether I should try to get around him for better light and position on where I expected him to fly. In the end, I figured I'd miss the opportunity entirely, so I stuck it out.

5D3, tamron @ 600 f/8
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Post by: lw on November 10, 2014, 05:35:06 AM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7580/15749466471_3ab625710c_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pZJ8Fn)
fandf-12 (https://flic.kr/p/pZJ8Fn) by lozwilkes (https://www.flickr.com/people/21065996@N08/), on Flickr

A captive owl in flight at Feathers and Fur, a small experience centre near Reading, UK
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Post by: DominoDude on November 10, 2014, 06:31:40 AM
Hi DominoDude.
I really like this shot, composition, colours, and the slight blur of the wings. Very nice, except for the mouthful of poop, but the I guess they take some every trip so what are you going to do!  :)
Well done.

Cheers, Graham.

Another of the woodpecker species that we have in Sweden. Great Spotted Woodpecker - Dendrocopos major ->

It's just leaving the nest, carrying some of the young ones poo in the bill. I had to pull the trigger already when I could hear the scratching of claws on the inside of the hole, if I waited until I saw the first glance of the adult it would have been a total miss.

Thanks, Graham!
  Yes, it was more or less a constant flow of food in, and waste out. If I'd settled for shooting only incoming I would've gotten the tail-end of the adult. This was slightly better, and the only burst I got that had it coming straight towards me.
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Post by: IslanderMV on November 10, 2014, 09:00:05 AM
Great Blue Heron , face to face. Fun to see front markings in "3D".

 I have lots of GBH picts but never with this interesting plumage view. It is semi sharp when you look at it full screen. My 60D's modest tracking ability was lucky to get this shot. Hmm, time to put aside some cash for a 7D m2 !
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Post by: FEBS on November 10, 2014, 09:42:36 AM
Here a few from my visit to Zimbabwe a few weeks ago where I did use mostly the 200-400 and the 1Dx:

(http://francoisloyens.smugmug.com/Natuur/Vogels/i-Nr9Kfhc/0/L/20141005-_1D_8403-L.jpg)

(http://francoisloyens.smugmug.com/Natuur/Vogels/i-xt35HdW/0/L/20141007-_1D_8773-L.jpg)

(http://francoisloyens.smugmug.com/Natuur/Vogels/i-7vCftZF/0/L/20141007-_1D_8918-L.jpg)

(http://francoisloyens.smugmug.com/Natuur/Vogels/i-fqz7kkv/0/L/20141008-_1D_9411-L.jpg)

(http://francoisloyens.smugmug.com/Natuur/Vogels/i-vjtHM9n/0/L/20141009-_1D_0371-L.jpg)

(http://francoisloyens.smugmug.com/Natuur/Vogels/i-Gw2sR7V/0/L/20141009-_1D_0457-L.jpg)

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Post by: Click on November 10, 2014, 11:14:21 AM
Here a few from my visit to Zimbabwe a few weeks ago where I did use mostly the 200-400 and the 1Dx:

Very nice series FEBS.
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Post by: NancyP on November 10, 2014, 12:21:37 PM
Inspiration here! Thanks. Scyrene - handheld at 1,000mm FL - wow!
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Post by: ERHP on November 11, 2014, 08:48:10 AM
Had some fun watching a juvenile Belted Kingfisher catch its fill yesterday.

(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Santee-Lakes-10NOV14/i-H2LFBFz/0/X3/SL1101-X3.jpg)
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Post by: IslanderMV on November 11, 2014, 10:17:19 AM
Had some fun watching a juvenile Belted Kingfisher catch its fill yesterday.

(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Santee-Lakes-10NOV14/i-H2LFBFz/0/X3/SL1101-X3.jpg)

Wonderful action shot ! Belted kingfishers are tough to capture on the wing. Great clarity, a super pict.
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Post by: FEBS on November 11, 2014, 12:20:02 PM
Here a few from my visit to Zimbabwe a few weeks ago where I did use mostly the 200-400 and the 1Dx:

Very nice series FEBS.

Thanks Click
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Post by: steven kessel on November 12, 2014, 08:46:24 AM
Red-tailed Hawk.  99% of the time these birds fly away from the photographer.  This one took off straight at me.

Canon 5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 400, "M" setting, f6.3 @ 1/1600
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Post by: meywd on November 12, 2014, 09:16:49 AM
Great shot Steven.

After taking the third one, and maybe a hundred more, i noticed that i had selected the right AF point instead of the center one  >:(
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Post by: Click on November 12, 2014, 03:39:27 PM
Red-tailed Hawk.  99% of the time these birds fly away from the photographer.  This one took off straight at me.

Canon 5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 400, "M" setting, f6.3 @ 1/1600

I really like your shot Steven. Well done.
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Post by: Click on November 14, 2014, 05:49:59 PM
From the same sequence. Slightly different view. Not sure which one I like better.

Awesome.  8)  Great shot.
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Post by: serendipidy on November 14, 2014, 07:33:30 PM
Fantastic series. :)
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Post by: candc on November 14, 2014, 09:32:17 PM
trying out the 7dii in crappy light. sigma 120-300 + 1.4xiii 420 f/4 sooc jpeg and a heavy crop. i am really liking the new camera.
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Post by: Valvebounce on November 15, 2014, 08:18:44 PM
Hi Brian.
I definitely prefer this one, I think his shape is more pleasing, plus he is larger in the frame, which is a preference for me, also the background is nicer in my opinion.

Cheers, Graham.

From the same sequence. Slightly different view. Not sure which one I like better.
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Post by: steven kessel on November 16, 2014, 10:37:44 PM
Red Tail, airborne.

5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 400, "M" setting, f6.3 @ 1/1650.
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Post by: Click on November 17, 2014, 06:12:51 AM
Red Tailed Hawk on the hunt. This one was taken a few weeks ago with the 5D3 and the 400 5.6L prime. It is cropped to about the same field of view that my new 7D2 would have full frame. Tough call for me which would have been better in this case. The 5D3 definitely holds its own here. Would have liked a faster shutter than 1/1250. Wing blur is a bit distracting but it also tends to focus the viewer on the Hawk's eye which is nice..

Great shot GraFax.
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Post by: Click on November 17, 2014, 06:13:24 AM
Red Tail, airborne.

5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 400, "M" setting, f6.3 @ 1/1650.


Beautiful shot Steven. Well done.
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Post by: DiSnapper on November 17, 2014, 12:02:35 PM
River Tern in flight:

Canon 7D with Canon 70-200 2.8 L IS ii USM + Canon 2x Extender iii

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5606/15786824136_fc6020b0ba_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q42AP3)
IMG_5275 dss (https://flic.kr/p/q42AP3) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5603/15808588691_da2f4cd6a2_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q5X9DZ)
IMG_5578 dss (https://flic.kr/p/q5X9DZ) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr

(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8592/15191028103_fcaf9e9771_z.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/p9nZpD)
IMG_5539 dss (https://flic.kr/p/p9nZpD) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr
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Post by: steven kessel on November 17, 2014, 12:32:48 PM
In response to GraFax, I really like my 400 DO.  I purchased mine about 18 months ago and it's obviously the "old" model as opposed to the one that was just issued.  It's light and razor sharp.  I've read a number of critiques of the older lens and, to be honest, I experienced none of the problems that some raised. 

As for color variation among red tails, yes, absolutely.  The one in the image is a standard "southwestern" bird, typical of what we see around here (Arizona) in summer months.  Wintertime is more varied because we get a lot of migrants from points north, and these tend to come in different colors.

Here's one more, in this case, a juvenile.
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Post by: Glenn Bartley on November 17, 2014, 04:27:29 PM
Here are a few fun ones from Bolivia.
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Post by: ronaldbyram on November 17, 2014, 05:19:07 PM
Carolina Ren Festival   taken Canon 70D 70-200 L   ISO800 F5.6 1/2500 AV
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Post by: ronaldbyram on November 17, 2014, 05:22:22 PM
2nd angle
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Post by: SevenDUser on November 17, 2014, 07:09:48 PM
7D2; f/5.6 ISO 2000
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Post by: TexPhoto on November 17, 2014, 11:36:14 PM
The nice married couple that live nearby.
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7554/15802930671_ae11bbf084_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q5s9HV)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/q5s9HV) by RexPhoto91 (https://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7543/15619960480_970b67ce14_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pNho4s)Untitled (https://flic.kr/p/pNho4s) by RexPhoto91 (https://www.flickr.com/people/12047900@N06/), on Flickr
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Post by: Valvebounce on November 18, 2014, 04:11:10 AM
Hi GraFax.
You know they say, you are your own worst critic, true in this case I think? To me this is a stunning shot, wing blur? Shouldn't have mentioned it, not an issue, to me it is a sign that it was a powerful bird in full flight!
Give yourself a break, a number of us would love to turn out photos anywhere above half as good as this, myself included!

Cheers, Graham.

Red Tailed Hawk on the hunt. This one was taken a few weeks ago with the 5D3 and the 400 5.6L prime. It is cropped to about the same field of view that my new 7D2 would have full frame. Tough call for me which would have been better in this case. The 5D3 definitely holds its own here. Would have liked a faster shutter than 1/1250. Wing blur is a bit distracting but it also tends to focus the viewer on the Hawk's eye which is nice..
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Post by: Roger Doughty on November 18, 2014, 12:23:16 PM
4 shots from the neighborhood. (Idaho) I took up photography a couple of years ago. Now I am an addict. My poor wife is looking for a BIF support group. So far no luck.
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Post by: FEBS on November 18, 2014, 12:30:13 PM
4 shots from the neighborhood. (Idaho) I took up photography a couple of years ago. Now I am an addict. My poor wife is looking for a BIF support group. So far no luck.

Nice photos Roger.

I really love the third one.

I do understand that feeling of addict and a wife looking for a support group :). However, during my last safari I did see her very enthusiast. She was continuously looking around with the binocular (present ;)) and informed me were I need to look. In that way, it was great for us both.
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Post by: DominoDude on November 18, 2014, 12:35:45 PM
Red Tailed Hawk on the hunt. This one was taken a few weeks ago with the 5D3 and the 400 5.6L prime. It is cropped to about the same field of view that my new 7D2 would have full frame. Tough call for me which would have been better in this case. The 5D3 definitely holds its own here. Would have liked a faster shutter than 1/1250. Wing blur is a bit distracting but it also tends to focus the viewer on the Hawk's eye which is nice..
It's perfectly fine!
You have focus in all the places where it needs to be. The wing position is mid-stroke, and we expect movement of the wing at that time. I can literally see it forcing down a massive amount of air to get the speed up when it's taken like this. To me, it makes the hawk more powerful.

If anything, I would say that with that background it could probably be cropped a little bit looser (if there are more of those branches) - the light in the eye pulls me straight to the hawk anyway.

If my vision of what a photo should become isn't matched by the outcome, I, too, tend to think it's a "miss", but it can still be exactly what others desire.
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Post by: DominoDude on November 18, 2014, 05:01:05 PM
Red Tailed Hawk on the hunt. This one was taken a few weeks ago with the 5D3 and the 400 5.6L prime. It is cropped to about the same field of view that my new 7D2 would have full frame. Tough call for me which would have been better in this case. The 5D3 definitely holds its own here. Would have liked a faster shutter than 1/1250. Wing blur is a bit distracting but it also tends to focus the viewer on the Hawk's eye which is nice..
It's perfectly fine!
You have focus in all the places where it needs to be. The wing position is mid-stroke, and we expect movement of the wing at that time. I can literally see it forcing down a massive amount of air to get the speed up when it's taken like this. To me, it makes the hawk more powerful.

If anything, I would say that with that background it could probably be cropped a little bit looser (if there are more of those branches) - the light in the eye pulls me straight to the hawk anyway.

If my vision of what a photo should become isn't matched by the outcome, I, too, tend to think it's a "miss", but it can still be exactly what others desire.

Hey DominoDude,  thanks for the feedback.

I still wish I had a bit faster Shutter on this one but it is what it is.

Cropping for me is always the most difficult part of editing. I always use non-detsructive crops because I know I'm going to go back and tweak it a half-dozen times. You are right, this is a very tight crop. I started out with much wider view and I probably tightened too much.

This is going to sound kind of nerdy but I thought the tight crop helped convey a sense of constrained power. An open field bird hunting in the forest. A bit of claustrophobia. 

I also like the way it emphasized the similar geometry of the tree and the Hawks right wing. Which creates a line that takes you straight to the Hawks eye. Like I said, I'm kind of an image construction nerd.

Anyway, here is the alternate crop, as you described, if you are interested. I can't go any lower, that is the bottom of the frame. - Brian

Bah!  >:( Now I can't decide which of them I like most... ;)
I see your point of similarity, Brian. I perceive that to a lesser amount in the loose crop.

We would all be so doomed if it weren't for kept RAW-files and non-destructive editing. Good to go back to old files half a year after shooting and manage to see a totally different shot hidden in plain sight of a photo.
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Post by: Jane on November 18, 2014, 05:26:18 PM
Great shots Roger and GraFax. Think I prefer the tighter crop GraFax, more impact.
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Post by: Jane on November 18, 2014, 05:27:20 PM
Northern Gannets - 7D 70-300L
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Post by: Click on November 18, 2014, 06:22:42 PM
4 shots from the neighborhood. (Idaho) I took up photography a couple of years ago. Now I am an addict. My poor wife is looking for a BIF support group. So far no luck.

Very nice series Roger.
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Post by: Click on November 18, 2014, 06:26:57 PM

Anyway, here is the alternate crop, as you described, if you are interested. I can't go any lower, that is the bottom of the frame. - Brian

Great shot Brian. I also prefer the first picture. Well done.
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Post by: Click on November 21, 2014, 09:58:47 AM
One more from yesterday. The 7D2/400 5.6 "pocket rocket" combo  :)


Beautiful shot. Excellent timing.
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Post by: Skatol on November 21, 2014, 10:36:09 AM
One more from yesterday. The 7D2/400 5.6 "pocket rocket" combo. You may wish to avert your eyes if you find "crop" sensor high ISO noise disturbing. Don't say I didn't warn you  :)
Wonderful series Brian.  Looks like the MII is holding it's own.  Just curious as to what ISO this was shot at.  Trying to get real world idea of how it compares to the 1DMIV.  Maybe I'll see you at the dam sometime.  Hopefully will be down next weekend if the snow isn't too deep.
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Post by: Click on November 22, 2014, 05:46:12 PM
Great shots Brian. I especially like the first picture. Well done.
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Post by: Dylan777 on November 22, 2014, 08:35:29 PM
Here is one for folks who might like to put together long reach combo's with the 7D2. I shot for an hour or so this morning at Conowingo Dam handheld with the 7D2, 400 5.6L and 1.4x ii tele yielding an effective focal length of approximately 900mm. Sadly, the results were not very good. The 7D2 seems to focus fine at f8. It even tracked reasonably well. You can't use the Zone AF modes but you can use assisted center point and it had no trouble holding focus.

I think the problem probably is the 400 5.6L. I think the 7D2's resolution is about all it can take. It's an old design and I suppose modern ultra-high res sensors may have caught up to the pocket rocket. The 1.4x just puts it over the edge. 900mm is a lot to ask from such a small object lens. Even at 1/3200s the photos are mushy at 100%. I generally like 1/4x-focal-length for BIF's so maybe 1/3600 or 1/4000 would be better.  But, stop down to f11 to help sharpness and now you are maxing the ISO.

So, maybe on a tripod for something that moves slower than Bald Eagles you may be able to get something decent but I wouldn't count on it. YMMV. A new body always seems to trigger another Lens upgrade cycle.

Anyway, here is one that is just about as good as I could do. It's not cropped at all. Cropping these was a non-starter. It works fine as a small image but even at page size it's pretty mushy. I think these would likely  have been better shot without the 1.4x and cropped but I'm not sure. That is always tough to call.

I suppose if I was just trying to capture a rare animal or some unusual behavior it would be fine as a photo record if that is what you are into. - Brian

Great series GraFax

Thank you for sharing
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Post by: DominoDude on November 22, 2014, 09:18:26 PM
One more just for fun! The immature (lower) eagle does a full 360 claws up back-flip at 40 mph. They really are fun to watch. If I haven't said it enough, loving the 7D2's AF. This was a total point, spray and pray. These two came rocketing out of the trees right over my head. I had my coffee thermos in my left hand. Camera hanging  from BR sling strap. Needless to say the thermos went flying. Luckily I didn't hit anybody with the thermos. IMO these are in much better focus than I had any right to expect. Nice.

Lovely action!
I don't envy you the slightest... *pouts, sobs and kicks the dirt* ;)
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Post by: DominoDude on November 23, 2014, 10:31:23 AM


Lovely action!
I don't envy you the slightest... *pouts, sobs and kicks the dirt* ;)

Thanks DominoDude. We are very fortunate to have the Eagles for 3-4 weeks every autumn as they move south to find food. Many of them gather near a local Hydroelectric Dam called Conowingo where the water never freezes, the fish are plentiful and they are protected.

Although there can be a lot of Eagles, they are not as plentiful as the photographers. There must have been hundreds of photographers there today. When all of the shutters are going at once it sounds like machine gun fire. But it's lots of fun for everybody and the Eagles have a safe place to hunt for a few weeks.

These birds were very rare in this area 30 years ago. Now they seem to be doing very well.
*nods*
We have around 700 nesting couples of Golden Eagles in the entire Sweden, and the White-tailed Eagle (most similar to your Bald Eagle) consists of roughly 500 nesting couples (>2000 individuals). They're slowly coming back, after being severely hit by the effects of PCB, DDT and similar toxins up 'til about the mid 70's. If I remember correctly the shells of their eggs got weakened and soft due to DDT and that had a huge impact. I can imagine that the data and situation is of the same kind on your side of the Atlantic.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: DiSnapper on November 25, 2014, 03:08:24 PM
Canon 7D with Canon 70-200 L2.8 IS ii USM+Canon 2X Extender iii

Post processing: Contrast tweeking, selective noise reduction and sharpning. Canon DPP and GIMP

Northern Pintail landing

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7504/15692239447_f7ebe985f7_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pUEQ5x)
IMG_6731 dss (https://flic.kr/p/pUEQ5x) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr

Osprey

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7564/15852192146_ea062a282b_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q9NCrG)
IMG_6833 dss (https://flic.kr/p/q9NCrG) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr

Common Pochard male making a turn in air
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7535/15852197906_83ffd91754_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/q9NEa1)
IMG_6700 dss (https://flic.kr/p/q9NEa1) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr

Glossy Ibis landing

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7548/15258348383_5e12b23a49_c.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/pfk2o8)
IMG_7075 dss (https://flic.kr/p/pfk2o8) by Ganugapenta NaveenKumar Reddy (https://www.flickr.com/people/7397755@N03/), on Flickr
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on November 25, 2014, 03:18:38 PM
I really like your last picture DiSnapper. Nicely done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on November 26, 2014, 02:40:46 PM
Very nice shot Brian.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on November 26, 2014, 03:48:06 PM
Here's a nice look at the wing profile in flight. For those interested in fluid dynamics and such....

Great shot.   8)  Well done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: spandau on November 26, 2014, 04:39:47 PM
Shot with Canon 70D f5.6 400MM at 3200 ISO(Auto) 1/2000 shutter
50% Crop
Only adjustment other than crop was small exposure and some shadow in Photoshop CC
Shot as Large JPEG
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: allkar on November 26, 2014, 05:08:13 PM
Panning with Great Blue Heron

(http://www.allkar.de/foto/bif/074564_F_SchattenTech.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on November 26, 2014, 05:09:16 PM
Well done allkar. I really like this shot.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: westr70 on November 26, 2014, 05:47:52 PM
Well done allkar. I really like this shot.

+1  Excellent work.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Krob78 on November 27, 2014, 12:21:52 AM
Great Egret in Flight
2014 Breeding Season
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Krob78 on November 27, 2014, 12:42:27 AM
Osprey~
5D Mk III
f/14
1/1600th
ISO 1250
400mm
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on November 27, 2014, 04:12:25 AM
Hi GraFax.
Very nice shot, well done.
I wonder how the aircraft engineer/designer first came up with the idea of wing fences!  ::)

Cheers, Graham.

Here's a nice look at the wing profile in flight. For those interested in fluid dynamics and such....
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: DominoDude on November 27, 2014, 08:30:14 AM
Hi GraFax.
Very nice shot, well done.
I wonder how the aircraft engineer/designer first came up with the idea of wing fences!  ::)

Cheers, Graham.

Here's a nice look at the wing profile in flight. For those interested in fluid dynamics and such....

From what I've been told, winglets / wing fences started as an idea from people observing eagles and how some of them tend to spread their "fingers" when they glide.
The lift you want from a wing is close to non-existent at the outermost part of the wing, and instead you have a lot of vortexes forming that actually lower the lifting capacity. The winglets counter the creation of vortexes.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on November 27, 2014, 08:45:55 AM
Osprey~


Very nice shot Krob78.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: allkar on November 27, 2014, 09:31:07 AM
Osprey~


Very nice shot Krob78.

+1  :)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: spandau on November 27, 2014, 09:34:18 AM
Osprey diving on fish.  Canon 70D with 400MM F6.3 1/1100 125 ISO
Goshawk getting chased out of other birds territory.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on November 27, 2014, 09:36:48 AM
Lovely shots spandau. I especially like the 2nd one.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Cosmicbug on November 27, 2014, 09:54:43 AM
Black Kite..
Taken with a 7D and a very old Canon 35-350L f5.6 at 350...
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: 2n10 on November 27, 2014, 10:17:47 AM
Well taken shots everyone.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: jrjr99 on November 27, 2014, 04:34:59 PM
(https://farm9.staticflickr.com/8108/8655325143_0857e3f384_h.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/ebQNBR)IMG_8989 (https://flic.kr/p/ebQNBR) by jrjr73 (https://www.flickr.com/people/70001219@N07/), on Flickr

lol
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: allkar on November 27, 2014, 04:47:08 PM
Osprey diving on fish.  Canon 70D with 400MM F6.3 1/1100 125 ISO
Goshawk getting chased out of other birds territory.
Well done spandau.
The ducks pictures too.
(http://www.freesmileys.org/smileys/smiley-score010.gif)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: ERHP on November 27, 2014, 05:25:23 PM
Red Tailed Hawk flying through the trees.
(http://erhp.smugmug.com/Nature/Cuyamaca/Cuyamaca-23NOV14/i-Z9TbqX8/0/X3/C10402-X3.jpg)
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Click on November 27, 2014, 05:28:42 PM
Beautiful shot ERHP. Well done.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: lion rock on November 27, 2014, 05:44:51 PM
This is really a big reason to get my GAS addiction fixed.  My 70-200 f/2.8 II just doesn't have the reach for the attached photo.  I hope the 100-400 II would be available soon.
The photo is highly cropped.  Taken near Catlin Lake, NZ.
- r
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: Valvebounce on November 27, 2014, 06:38:11 PM
Hi GraFax.
Yep that's kind of what I was getting at when I posed the wing fence question! But then they have been at it a bit longer than us!

Cheers, Graham. 

You guys are taking me back to my school days. Laminar flow and boundary layer separation. I don't remember much but they do seem to use the winglets to regulate their stall speed. We still have a lot to learn about flying from birds.
Title: Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
Post by: rpt on November 28, 2014, 11:56:27 AM
Hi GraFax.
Yep that's kind of what I was getting at when I posed the wing fence question! But then they have been at it a bit longer than us!

Cheers, Graham. 

Hi Graham,
I just knew that if I mentioned fluid dynamics I'd get an interesting reply. I have to admit that I had to google "wing fence". I didn't know that's what those where called. You can learn something new every day if you try. Thanks! - Brian
Thank you Graham and Brian, I