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Title: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on December 27, 2011, 12:15:12 PM
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4143/4900619585_aa0ab6813a_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/4900619585/)
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/4900619585/) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) commonly abbreviated to just Night Heron in Eurasia, is a medium-sized heron found throughout a large part of the world, except in the coldest regions and Australasia  (where replaced by the closely related Rufous Night Heron, with which it has hybridized in the area of contact).

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black-crowned_Night_Heron

Discontinued by August 2011 and used to sell for $6,999.00
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on December 28, 2011, 07:15:34 AM
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6099/6234038872_b22bea5737_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6234038872/)
"7th Odyssey Waves National Surfing Competition" Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Philippines (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6234038872/) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: smirkypants on December 28, 2011, 07:22:09 AM
7th Odyssey Waves National Surfing Competition" Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Philippines
This is an extremely nice shot. Was it hand-held?
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: handsomerob on December 28, 2011, 07:34:23 AM
7th Odyssey Waves National Surfing Competition" Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Philippines
This is an extremely nice shot. Was it hand-held?

+1, well done.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: willrobb on December 28, 2011, 07:37:07 AM
Both great shots, well done.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: briansquibb on December 28, 2011, 09:51:07 AM
Personal favourite is the surfing lad - excellent
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on December 28, 2011, 10:49:48 AM
7th Odyssey Waves National Surfing Competition" Guiuan, Eastern Samar, Philippines
This is an extremely nice shot. Was it hand-held?

It was shot using a Gitzo GM5561T monopod. The 500's light enough to shoot hand held but not for prolong periods of time wherein you have to wait for the surfers to get into position and especially not on sand.

Thank you handsomerob, willrobb & briansquibb
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on December 30, 2011, 06:14:55 AM
(http://farm5.staticflickr.com/4102/4904491621_a42330a29a_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/4904491621/)
Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/4904491621/) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on January 02, 2012, 01:29:18 PM
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6237/6364745809_1a4acaa2f6_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6364745809/)
Calicoan Island (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6364745809/) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on January 06, 2012, 04:59:12 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6649122667_a3a3336812_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6649122667/)
Untitled (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6649122667/) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on January 09, 2012, 04:20:12 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5005/5257345456_ecfbd6f788_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/5257345456/)
Purple-throated Sunbird (Nectarinia sperata) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/5257345456/) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Purple-throated Sunbird (Nectarinia sperata or Leptocoma sperata), also known as Van Hasselt's Sunbird, is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is found in Bangladesh, Brunei, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on January 22, 2012, 12:26:03 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7163/6649122667_a3a3336812_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6649122667/)
7th Odyssey Waves National Surfing Competition (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6649122667/) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on February 14, 2012, 06:21:14 AM
(http://farm7.staticflickr.com/6060/6365070109_3dfb5d2070_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6365070109/)
paolo manuel soler (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6365070109/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: JR on February 14, 2012, 07:57:47 AM
Holly crap dolina these are amazing!  The surf ones are really nice but I also like the picture of the girl on the beach being taken in picture!  It is three dimentional!  I can see why so many people love this lens too!  Thanks for sharing!
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: FarQinell on April 05, 2012, 04:22:13 PM
Anybody with moon shots or contrail photos taken with the 500/4 IS?
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on October 27, 2012, 12:12:29 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7160/6648991651_e0f3aa837e_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6648991651/)
7th Odyssey Waves National Surfing Competition (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/6648991651/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr
Title: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: fredericsiffert on October 27, 2012, 12:55:07 PM
These photos were taken this summer.

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8015/7231762408_3b9263a7a2.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/7231762408/)
1DS03-28298.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/7231762408/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7102/7336505140_797680edba.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/7336505140/)
1DS03-28464.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/7336505140/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5072/7231757102_709aa6e9d7.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/7231757102/)
1DS03-28232.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/7231757102/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7080/7189545362_63c39b5018.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/7189545362/)
1DS03-27972.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/7189545362/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

www.fredericsiffert.com (http://www.fredericsiffert.com)

Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS I USM
Post by: AprilForever on October 27, 2012, 01:41:15 PM
Excellent! I like the first best!
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS I USM
Post by: fredericsiffert on October 27, 2012, 01:47:53 PM
Two variants of first one...

(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8144/7231763122_7c555a72a6.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/7231763122/)
1DS03-28304.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/7231763122/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr

(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7270/7562659604_71e8eb9bf2.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/7562659604/)
1DS03-28290.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/kubrik111/7562659604/#) par fredericsiffert.com (http://www.flickr.com/people/kubrik111/), sur Flickr
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4 L IS I USM
Post by: DB on October 27, 2012, 01:56:43 PM
Absolutely brilliant photos. Well done.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on February 27, 2013, 12:11:45 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8240/8511733211_dc65a78f24_z.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8511733211/)
7th Odyssey Waves National Surfing Competition (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8511733211/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

Settings: 1/1000 ƒ/8 ISO640 700mm
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on April 20, 2013, 07:01:19 PM
(http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8384/8510469045_bc0eb2bed4_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8510469045/)
7th Odyssey Waves National Surfing Competition (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8510469045/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guiuan,_Eastern_Samar (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guiuan,_Eastern_Samar)
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: McTool on May 19, 2013, 07:21:01 AM
First post here, just sharing some shots taken around Sydney
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: Mr Bean on May 19, 2013, 08:42:15 AM
@McTool, nice pic's of the wattle bird. They are such fast movers. The first one grabbed me for some reason (colour and background blur perhaps), as much as the BIF pic is more difficult :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: Click on May 19, 2013, 08:46:13 AM
First post here, just sharing some shots taken around Sydney

Very nice pics. Welcome to CR. :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: McTool on May 19, 2013, 05:51:42 PM
Thanks Click and Mr Bean. The BIF was a fluke, but a nice one, the fast focus of the 500 helped, but I had actually focused while the bird was still and thats probaly why its slightly oof.
My favorite is the second pic, but yeah that first one is very nice too, there are several more from that sequence as the bird hopped along that branch looking for grubs to eat.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: McTool on May 19, 2013, 05:57:29 PM
A few more from the same day
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: serendipidy on May 19, 2013, 08:28:55 PM
Nice photos, mate 8) Welcome to CR :)
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: pj1974 on May 19, 2013, 10:58:32 PM
Dolina... they are really great photos... showing (off!) very well the wonderful poential of that lens.
Thanks for sharing... good job on them.  I love the colours and depth of field you've used.  Will look at some more of your photos on flickr when I have more time (I'm in my lunch break at work).

McTool - welcome! I really like your bird shots with the 500L too. Autumn a bit over a year ago (March 2012) here in in Adelaide, SA, I took several photos of Wattle Birds, New Holland Honeyeaters and a Willy Wagtail - that patiently allowed me to get quite close to them. I had my 70-300mm L (so won't post on this thread).  I was happy how many BIF of mine worked out.

Thanks for sharing all, and I look forward to more photos from Canon's amazing 500mm L f/4 L lens. I would be very tempted to get the 200-400mm L f/4 1.4x lens for wildlife & birding, I think it would do a great job (I love the flexibility of zoom lenses often when outdoors taking photos of aspects of nature - eg landscapes, wildlife, birds, etc).

Cheers

Paul
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: canon_convert on May 19, 2013, 11:39:37 PM
Damn...@dolina those are some amazingly awesome shots
thanks for sharing
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: McTool on May 21, 2013, 02:43:18 AM
Thanks people, its really nice to chat with people who appreciate pics like these. They take a bit of effort and patience, as well as just watching and understanding how the animals are behaving. Most of the shots are cropped of course, some not that much though as the 500 really does have some reach and the birds get used to you if you just stand still and act like a tree  :)

I'd love to get the 200-400F4 +1.4X, am going to wait to see how the price holds and what other things Canon release, including the much rumoured 100-400 replacement (which was sold to part fund purchase of a very crispy newish 300F2.8 secondhand). The 200-400 is still very hard to get anyway.

On Flickr I'm steve.mack
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on May 21, 2013, 03:13:16 AM
pj1974 & canon_convert thanks :) I love to please.

Feel free to checkout my photostream at http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/ (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/) and add me as a friend.

Steve, lovely images... I also shoot wildlife.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on October 29, 2013, 03:04:13 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5485/10551171813_b97b59844a_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/10551171813/)
Red-bellied Pitta (Erythropitta erythrogaster) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/10551171813/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Red-bellied Pitta (Erythropitta erythrogaster) is a species of bird in the Pittidae family. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-bellied_Pitta (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-bellied_Pitta)

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark)
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: verysimplejason on October 29, 2013, 03:13:07 AM
(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5485/10551171813_b97b59844a_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/10551171813/)
Red-bellied Pitta (Erythropitta erythrogaster) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/10551171813/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Red-bellied Pitta (Erythropitta erythrogaster) is a species of bird in the Pittidae family. It is found in Australia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and the Philippines. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-bellied_Pitta (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red-bellied_Pitta)

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark)

This is exquisite!  I love the colors.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on October 31, 2013, 03:39:35 AM
Thanks jason.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5475/10550642896_aacbbd0b8b_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/10550642896/)
Indigo-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo cyanopectus) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/10550642896/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Indigo-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo cyanopectus) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines, where it is a generally uncommon but locally common resident of the northern and central islands. There are two subspecies, the nominate race, which occurs on Luzon, Polillo, Mindoro, Sibuyan and Ticao, and A. c. nigriostris, which is found in Panay, Negros and Cebu. It forms a superspecies with the Silvery Kingfisher of the southern Philippines.[1]
The Indigo-banded Kingfisher feeds on fish and aquatic insects. It perches on rocks and overhanging branches and foliage and dives steeply into the water to catch its prey. Once caught, it returns the prey to the perch where it is beaten and swallowed. Little is known about its breeding behaviour, although it is known to nest in tunnels dug into the banks of streams and rivers.[1]
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo-banded_Kingfisher (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo-banded_Kingfisher)

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark)

Settings: 1/20 ƒ/7.1 ISO 160 700mm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/10550642896/#meta/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: Click on October 31, 2013, 09:30:24 AM
Lovely. Great shot Paolo.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on November 06, 2013, 07:22:31 PM
Thanks CLick.

(http://farm6.staticflickr.com/5526/10566446074_364fc8d06c_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/10566446074/)
Mangrove Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis rufigastra) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/10566446074/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Mangrove Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis rufigastra) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is found in Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark)

Settings: 1/25 ƒ/4 ISO 1600 500mm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/10566446074/#meta/)

===========

Story behind the photo:

After taking the photo of the Indigo-banded Kingfisher  at the horse stable I was led by Roddel to this lifer (bird watcher talk for a bird you either first seen live in the wild or photographed live in the wild) Mangrove Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis rufigastra) on the opposite side of the hill. By initial description given to me by Roddel I was expecting an Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica).

Incidentally there I met Gerald, the founder/owner of Istorya.net who was looking for a Red Bellied Pitta.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on November 07, 2013, 09:12:08 PM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7432/10724912066_c2b5499e50_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/10724912066/)
Philippine Magpie-Robin (Copsychus mindanensis) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/10724912066/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Philippine Magpie-Robin (Copsychus mindanensis) is a species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines. It previously was considered a subspecies of the Oriental Magpie-Robin.

Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Magpie-Robin (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Magpie-Robin)

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark)

Settings: 1/100 ƒ/5.6 ISO 1250 700mm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/10724912066/#meta/)

===========

Story behind the photo:

I almost did not bother taking a photo of this Philippine Magpie-Robin (Copsychus mindanensis) thinking this was just another Philippine Pied Fantail (Rhipidura nigritorquis) that is extremely difficult to photograph because it rarely, if ever, stays still. I was also disinterested in picturing the Fantail here because I can easily do it from the comfort of my backyard.

What peaked my interest was its behaviour of staying rather stationary in the trees and it not spreading its tail into a fan. Another thing that caught my eye was the white and black feathers being of a slightly different pattern. Anyways, for those curious this is another lifer for me and what is more an endemic bird that can only be found in the Philippines.

For those who would want to take a photo of dark feathered birds you generally need to overexpose by 2-stops to get the bards to show up but you have to be mindful of balancing it out to consider the white feathers as well.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: verysimplejason on November 08, 2013, 09:55:41 AM
Nice photos again sir.  I hope I can go for photo shoot once I'm back in Philippines.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: Click on November 08, 2013, 09:57:05 AM
Another great shot Paolo. It's always a pleasure to look at your pictures.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: RustyTheGeek on November 08, 2013, 11:38:01 AM
OK, all of these shots made with the 500mm f/4 are amazing and spectacular.  Very captivating!  Thank you for sharing!  :D

Thanks also for creating more desire for yet another expensive L lens that I shouldn't spend the money for!   Aaargh!!  >:(
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on November 08, 2013, 11:52:01 AM
Thanks Jason, Click and Rusty.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on December 09, 2013, 12:41:22 PM
(http://farm4.staticflickr.com/3790/11254285093_c04feaa412_o.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/11254285093/)
Indigo-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo cyanopectus) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/11254285093/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Indigo-banded Kingfisher (Alcedo cyanopectus) is a species of bird in the Alcedinidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines, where it is a generally uncommon but locally common resident of the northern and central islands. There are two subspecies, the nominate race, which occurs on Luzon, Polillo, Mindoro, Sibuyan and Ticao, and A. c. nigriostris, which is found in Panay, Negros and Cebu. It forms a superspecies with the Silvery Kingfisher of the southern Philippines.[1]
The Indigo-banded Kingfisher feeds on fish and aquatic insects. It perches on rocks and overhanging branches and foliage and dives steeply into the water to catch its prey. Once caught, it returns the prey to the perch where it is beaten and swallowed. Little is known about its breeding behaviour, although it is known to nest in tunnels dug into the banks of streams and rivers.[1]
Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry forests and subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo-banded_Kingfisher (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Indigo-banded_Kingfisher)

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark)

Settings: 1/30 ƒ/4 ISO 640 500mm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/11254285093/#meta/)
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on December 29, 2013, 02:32:58 AM
(http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7411/11608151203_8454ab4c38_b.jpg) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/11608151203/)
Female Pied Bush Chat (Saxicola caprata) (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/11608151203/#) by alabang (http://www.flickr.com/people/alabang/), on Flickr

The Pied Bush Chat (Saxicola caprata) is a small passerine bird found  ranging from West and Central Asia to South and Southeast Asia. About  sixteen subspecies are recognized through its wide range with many  island forms. It is a familiar bird of countryside and open scrub or  grassland where it is found perched at the top of short thorn trees or  other shrubs, looking out for insect prey. They pick up insects mainly  from the ground, and were, like other chats, placed in the thrush family  Turdidae, but are now considered as Old World flycatchers.

They nest in cavities in stone walls or in holes in an embankment,  lining the nest with grass and animal hair. The males are black with  white shoulder and vent patches whose extent varies among populations.  Females are predominantly brownish while juveniles are speckled.

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candaba,_Pampanga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candaba,_Pampanga)

Settings: 1/500 ƒ/5.6 ISO 160 500mm (http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/11608151203/#meta/)

Notes: Framed as is, no crop & handheld
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: teegprice on January 25, 2014, 11:00:23 PM
Here are a few I took at an airshow last year.

(http://i39.tinypic.com/6ifl8h.jpg)

(http://i41.tinypic.com/b7anhz.jpg)
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on April 27, 2014, 11:08:50 AM
Nice airshow.

(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7122/14034758224_7ef74c1109_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nocNE5)
Mangrove  Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis rufigastra) (https://flic.kr/p/nocNE5) by  alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people/91429492@N00/), on  Flickr

The Mangrove Blue Flycatcher (Cyornis rufigastra) is a  species of bird in the Muscicapidae family. It is found in Brunei,  Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines, Singapore, and Thailand. Its  natural habitat is subtropical or tropical mangrove forests.

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark)

Best viewed on Retina Display: http://500px.com/photo/68510011/mangrove-blue-flycatcher-%28cyornis-rufigastra%29-by-paolo-dolina (http://500px.com/photo/68510011/mangrove-blue-flycatcher-%28cyornis-rufigastra%29-by-paolo-dolina)
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on April 29, 2014, 07:34:05 PM
(https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5024/14017836536_fb06b2a775_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nmH5qQ)
Male Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) (https://flic.kr/p/nmH5qQ) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people/91429492@N00/), on Flickr

The Common Emerald Dove (Chalcophaps indica) is a pigeon which is a  widespread resident breeding bird in the tropical and sub-tropical parts  of the Indian Subcontinent and east through Myanmar, Thailand, Malaysia  and Indonesia, to northern and eastern Australia. The dove is also  known by the names of Green Dove and Green-winged pigeon. The Common  Emerald Dove is the state bird of the Indian State of Tamil Nadu.

It has a number of subspecies, with three existing in Australia,  longirostris from the Kimberly, Western Australia to Cape York  Peninsula, chrysochlora from Cape York Peninsula to southern New South  Wales as well as Norfolk Island and Lord Howe Island, and natalis from  Christmas Island.

This is a common species in rainforest and similar dense wet woodlands,  farms, gardens, mangroves and coastal heaths. It builds a scant stick  nest in a tree up to five metres and lays two cream-coloured eggs.  Breeding tends to occur in Australia spring or early summer in  southeastern Australia and late in the dry season in northern Australia.

Its flight is fast and direct, with the regular beats and an occasional  sharp flick of the wings which are characteristic of pigeons in general.  It often flies low between the patches of dense forest it prefers, but  when disturbed will frequently walk away rather than fly. They are  particularly good weavers when flying through forests. When flying they  expose a buff underwing and a chestnut colour of their flight feathers.

The Common Emerald Dove is a stocky, medium-sized pigeon, typically 23  to 28 centimetres (10 to 11.2 inches) in length. The back and wings are  bright emerald green. The flight feathers and tail are blackish, and  broad black and white bars show on the lower back in flight. The head  and underparts are dark vinous pink (in chrysochlora, more brown in  longirostris), fading to greyish on the lower belly. The eyes are dark  brown, the bill bright red and legs and feet rufous.

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/La_Mesa_Ecopark)

Best viewed on a Retina Display: http://500px.com/photo/68583595/male-common-emerald-dove-%28chalcophaps-indica%29-by-paolo-dolina (http://500px.com/photo/68583595/male-common-emerald-dove-%28chalcophaps-indica%29-by-paolo-dolina)
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on May 17, 2014, 01:18:01 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/14006355610_b963b02717_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nkGexQ)
Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica) (https://flic.kr/p/nkGexQ) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people/91429492@N00/), on Flickr

The Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica) is a large dabbling duck of the genus Anas. It is endemic to the Philippines. As few as 5,000 may remain. Overhunting and habitat loss has contributed to its decline.

It has a black crown, nape and eye stripe, with a cinnamon head and neck. Rest of body is greyish brown with a bright green speculum. Its legs are greyish brown, and its bill is blue grey.

It eats shrimp, fish, insects, and vegetation, and it frequents all types of wetlands.

Philippine Birds

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candaba,_Pampanga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candaba,_Pampanga)

Settings: 1/2000 f/4 500mm ISO 320 (http://=https://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/14006355610/meta)
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on May 20, 2014, 09:10:39 AM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2921/14042948509_b5eb44f94f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/noVMkT)
Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) (https://flic.kr/p/noVMkT) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people/91429492@N00/), on Flickr

The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), also known as the Monkey-eating Eagle, is an eagle of the family Accipitridae endemic to forests in the Philippines. It has brown and white-coloured plumage, and a shaggy crest, and generally measures 86 to 102 cm (2.82 to 3.35 ft) in length and weighs 4.7 to 8.0 kilograms (10.4 to 17.6 lb). It is considered the largest of the extant eagles in the world in terms of length, with the Steller's Sea Eagle and the Harpy Eagle being larger in terms of weight and bulk.[2][3] Among the rarest and most powerful birds in the world, it has been declared the Philippine national bird.[4] It is critically endangered, mainly due to massive loss of habitat due to deforestation in most of its range. Killing a Philippine Eagle is punishable under Philippine law by 12 years in jail and heavy fines.

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

Location: http://www.philippineeagle.org/ (http://www.philippineeagle.org/)

Settings: 1/160 f/8 500mm ISO 3200 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/14042948509/meta)

Note: This is a captive animal being cared for by a duly legal organisation tasked in its conservation. Pls do not picket me.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on May 22, 2014, 04:21:03 PM
(https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7331/14006355610_b963b02717_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/nkGexQ)
Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica) (https://flic.kr/p/nkGexQ) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people/91429492@N00/), on Flickr

The Philippine Duck (Anas luzonica) is a large dabbling duck of the genus Anas. It is endemic to the Philippines. As few as 5,000 may remain. Overhunting and habitat loss has contributed to its decline.

It has a black crown, nape and eye stripe, with a cinnamon head and neck. Rest of body is greyish brown with a bright green speculum. Its legs are greyish brown, and its bill is blue grey.

It eats shrimp, fish, insects, and vegetation, and it frequents all types of wetlands.

Philippine Birds

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

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candaba,_Pampanga (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Candaba,_Pampanga)
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: Somlu on May 22, 2014, 11:59:50 PM
This lens is such a beauty , every time I hold this and shoot with it , I get unlimited pleasure .
There is nothing better than this till date , I believe !!
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: JeroenVanheuverswyn on January 16, 2015, 05:52:26 AM
I got my hands one of those recently. Major upgrade from my EF 400 F/5.6L

(https://liesenjeroen.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/buidelmees1.jpg)
Penduline-tit (https://liesenjeroen.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/penduline-tit/)
Body: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
settings: F/5, 1/640s, Iso 250

Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: Click on January 16, 2015, 08:47:59 AM
Beautiful shot Jeroen.  I really like this picture.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: JeroenVanheuverswyn on February 09, 2015, 05:22:16 AM
New image of a Bohemian Waxwing I took this weekend with this lens

(https://liesenjeroen.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/pestvogel1.jpg)
Boheminan Waxwing (https://liesenjeroen.wordpress.com/2015/02/07/bohemian-waxwing/)

Body: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
settings: F/6.3, 1/500s, Iso 400
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: candyman on February 09, 2015, 06:52:39 AM
New image of a Bohemian Waxwing I took this weekend with this lens

Body: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
settings: F/6.3, 1/500s, Iso 400

Very nice photo Jeroen
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: Click on February 09, 2015, 07:09:02 AM
New image of a Bohemian Waxwing I took this weekend with this lens

Very nice shot. Well done.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: JeroenVanheuverswyn on April 28, 2015, 04:28:21 AM
Spent 2 weeks in Spain with this lens, coupled on my 7dII.

(https://liesenjeroen.files.wordpress.com/2015/04/provenc3a7aalse-grasmus3.jpg)
Dartfort Warbler (https://liesenjeroen.wordpress.com/2015/04/26/spain-warblers/)


Body: Canon EOS 7D II
settings: F/4, 1/500s, Iso 400
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: candc on April 28, 2015, 08:54:53 PM
(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2921/14042948509_b5eb44f94f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/noVMkT)
Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) (https://flic.kr/p/noVMkT) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people/91429492@N00/), on Flickr

The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), also known as the Monkey-eating Eagle, is an eagle of the family Accipitridae endemic to forests in the Philippines. It has brown and white-coloured plumage, and a shaggy crest, and generally measures 86 to 102 cm (2.82 to 3.35 ft) in length and weighs 4.7 to 8.0 kilograms (10.4 to 17.6 lb). It is considered the largest of the extant eagles in the world in terms of length, with the Steller's Sea Eagle and the Harpy Eagle being larger in terms of weight and bulk.[2][3] Among the rarest and most powerful birds in the world, it has been declared the Philippine national bird.[4] It is critically endangered, mainly due to massive loss of habitat due to deforestation in most of its range. Killing a Philippine Eagle is punishable under Philippine law by 12 years in jail and heavy fines.

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

Location: http://www.philippineeagle.org/ (http://www.philippineeagle.org/)

Settings: 1/160 f/8 500mm ISO 3200 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/14042948509/meta)

Note: This is a captive animal being cared for by a duly legal organisation tasked in its conservation. Pls do not picket me.

That's a beautiful portrait of a very fascinating and formidable bird.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: candc on April 28, 2015, 08:56:41 PM
All lovely shots as well jeroen.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on April 28, 2015, 09:33:43 PM
Wow! Thanks! :)

(https://farm3.staticflickr.com/2921/14042948509_b5eb44f94f_b.jpg) (https://flic.kr/p/noVMkT)
Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi) (https://flic.kr/p/noVMkT) by alabang (https://www.flickr.com/people/91429492@N00/), on Flickr

The Philippine Eagle (Pithecophaga jefferyi), also known as the Monkey-eating Eagle, is an eagle of the family Accipitridae endemic to forests in the Philippines. It has brown and white-coloured plumage, and a shaggy crest, and generally measures 86 to 102 cm (2.82 to 3.35 ft) in length and weighs 4.7 to 8.0 kilograms (10.4 to 17.6 lb). It is considered the largest of the extant eagles in the world in terms of length, with the Steller's Sea Eagle and the Harpy Eagle being larger in terms of weight and bulk.[2][3] Among the rarest and most powerful birds in the world, it has been declared the Philippine national bird.[4] It is critically endangered, mainly due to massive loss of habitat due to deforestation in most of its range. Killing a Philippine Eagle is punishable under Philippine law by 12 years in jail and heavy fines.

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

Location: http://www.philippineeagle.org/ (http://www.philippineeagle.org/)

Settings: 1/160 f/8 500mm ISO 3200 (https://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/14042948509/meta)

Note: This is a captive animal being cared for by a duly legal organisation tasked in its conservation. Pls do not picket me.

That's a beautiful portrait of a very fascinating and formidable bird.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: lion rock on April 28, 2015, 11:05:42 PM
dolina,
Your photos of creatures in Southeast Asia are truly phenomenal!  Your descriptions of these creatures are wonderful.  I learn from your detail exposé and what I miss in this world.  Always happy to see your images.  Keep shooting and showing.
-r
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: MrFotoFool on May 22, 2017, 11:20:49 PM
I got my hands one of those recently. Major upgrade from my EF 400 F/5.6L

(https://liesenjeroen.files.wordpress.com/2015/01/buidelmees1.jpg)
Penduline-tit (https://liesenjeroen.wordpress.com/2015/01/11/penduline-tit/)
Body: Canon EOS 5D Mark III
settings: F/5, 1/640s, Iso 250
Great shot. I like the simple, off center composition.
Title: Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
Post by: dolina on October 10, 2017, 01:17:58 PM
dolina,
Your photos of creatures in Southeast Asia are truly phenomenal!  Your descriptions of these creatures are wonderful.  I learn from your detail exposé and what I miss in this world.  Always happy to see your images.  Keep shooting and showing.
-r
thanks -r that means a lot. :)