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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: January 01, 2014, 06:34:56 PM »

Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea) by alabang, on Flickr

The Grey Heron (Ardea cinerea), is a wading bird of the heron family  Ardeidae, native throughout temperate Europe and Asia and also parts of  Africa. It is resident in the milder south and west, but many birds  retreat in winter from the ice in colder regions. It has become common  in summer even inside the Arctic circle along the Norwegian coast.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Heron

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

Full Screen Retina Display: http://500px.com/photo/56440134

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About this image.

I normally ignore Grey Herons as they tend to fly too high or perch too far. I also ignore em because I have a lot of good photos of them already.

What made me record this image is the fact that the bird was flying so low off the water. Something I yet to have.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 31, 2013, 08:01:52 PM »
Lovely Cockatoo!

Happy New Year to All!


Philippine Serpent Eagle (Spilornis holospilus) by alabang, on Flickr

The Philippine Serpent Eagle (Spilornis holospilus) is an eagle found in  the major islands of the Philippines. It is sometimes treated as a race  of the Crested Serpent Eagle (Spilornis cheela). This species is  usually found in forest clearings, open woodlands, and sometimes in  cultivated lands with scattered trees.

It is endemic to the Philippines. The species is found on most part of  the major islands, except for Palawan. It inhabits primary and secondary  forest. The bird is often seen soaring over clearings and river  valleys. The bird feeds on amphibians, reptiles and other live prey. The  Philippine serpent eagle is distinguished from other species of serpent  eagle by more well-defined spots on the underpants and wings.

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Philippine_Serpent_Eagle

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ternate,_Cavite

Settings: 1/1000 ƒ/8 ISO 160 800mm

Have a device with a retina display like the iPad Air? Click http://500px.com/photo/56426458

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 24mm f/1.4L II USM
« on: December 31, 2013, 03:37:34 AM »

Blue by alabang, on Flickr

Settings: 1/320 ƒ/10 ISO 160 24mm

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« on: December 29, 2013, 07:41:13 PM »
Thank you Eldar. To you as well!


Chestnut Munia, (Lonchura atricapilla) by alabang, on Flickr

The Chestnut Munia is 11–12 cm in length. The adult has a stubby pale  grey-blue bill, black head, and brown body, with a brick red patch on  the lower back, visible only when it flies. Some races also have a black  belly.

The sexes are similar, but immature birds have uniform pale brown  upperparts, lack the dark head and have white to pale buff underparts.

The Chestnut Munia is a small gregarious bird which feeds mainly on  grain and other seeds. It frequents open grassland and cultivation. The  nest is a large domed grass structure in a bush or tall grass into which  4-7 white eggs are laid.

Philippine birds

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chestnut_Munia

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

Settings: 1/250 ƒ/5.6 ISO 160 800mm

Notes: Hand-held shooting. Cropped 10.7MP from 16MP frame

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 29, 2013, 07:39:36 PM »
Thanks serendipity.


Chestnut Munia, (Lonchura atricapilla) by alabang, on Flickr

The Chestnut Munia is 11–12 cm in length. The adult has a stubby pale  grey-blue bill, black head, and brown body, with a brick red patch on  the lower back, visible only when it flies. Some races also have a black  belly.

The sexes are similar, but immature birds have uniform pale brown  upperparts, lack the dark head and have white to pale buff underparts.

The Chestnut Munia is a small gregarious bird which feeds mainly on  grain and other seeds. It frequents open grassland and cultivation. The  nest is a large domed grass structure in a bush or tall grass into which  4-7 white eggs are laid.

Philippine birds

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chestnut_Munia

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

Settings: 1/250 ƒ/5.6 ISO 160 800mm

Notes: Hand-held shooting. Cropped 10.7MP from 16MP frame

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Japan / Re: No "Asia" Regional Board?
« on: December 29, 2013, 01:58:46 PM »
Very kind of you to say surapon.

I'm all lens, no talent, really.  ;D

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Third Party Manufacturers / Re: My best Canon 600 mm. Lens cap replacement
« on: December 29, 2013, 01:26:21 PM »
you can buy it seperately surapon.

http://www.adorama.com/CALCE185B.html

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Japan / Re: No "Asia" Regional Board?
« on: December 29, 2013, 12:00:23 PM »
Thanks for the head's up surapon. :)

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 500mm f/4L IS USM
« on: December 29, 2013, 02:32:58 AM »

Female Pied Bush Chat (Saxicola caprata) by 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

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

Settings: 1/500 ƒ/5.6 ISO 160 500mm

Notes: Framed as is, no crop & handheld

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 29, 2013, 02:32:20 AM »

Female Pied Bush Chat (Saxicola caprata) by 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

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

Settings: 1/500 ƒ/5.6 ISO 160 500mm

Notes: Framed as is, no crop & handheld

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 25, 2013, 04:26:43 PM »
Merry Christmas to you too! Nice photo!

Thanks Northstar!

Merry Christmas Paolo.  :) Very nice shot.

THanks Click!

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Canon General / Merry Christmas to Everyone!
« on: December 24, 2013, 05:02:19 PM »
To everyone who celebrates Christmas a Merry Christmas to you! To everyone else a Happy Holiday/Season's Greetings!


Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) by alabang, on Flickr

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Japan / No "Asia" Regional Board?
« on: December 24, 2013, 04:58:42 PM »
I am surprised there is no "Asia" regional board considering over 60% of Earth's human population live in Asia.

I'm not even asking for a South East Asian or Philippine board. ;)

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Canon EF Prime Lenses / Re: Canon EF 800mm f/5.6L IS USM
« on: December 24, 2013, 06:43:00 AM »

Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) by alabang, on Flickr

This is the Black-faced Spoonbill, a very rare bird reported in the news last week.

Read more about it in the link below.

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/340837/scitech/science/rare-black-faced-spoonbills-spotted-in-candaba-swamp

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The Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) has the most restricted distribution of all spoonbills, and it is the only one regarded as endangered. Spoonbills are large water birds with dorso-ventrally flattened, spatulate bills.[2] These birds use a tactile method of feeding, wading in the water and sweeping their beaks from side-to-side to detect prey.[3] Confined to the coastal areas of eastern Asia, it seems that it was once common throughout its area of distribution. It has a niche existence on only a few small rocky islands off the west coast of North Korea, with four wintering sites at Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Vietnam, as well as other places where they have been observed in migration. Wintering also occurs in Cheju, South Korea, Kyushu and Okinawa, Japan, and Red River, Delta Vietnam. More recently, sightings of Black-Faced Spoonbill birds were noted in Thailand, the Philippines, mainland China, and Macau[4] They were classified as an endangered species through IUCN in 2005.[5] Declines in their population are predicted in the future, mainly due to the amount of deforestation, pollution, and other man-made industries.

The Black-Faced Spoonbill population as of 2012 census was recorded at 2,693 birds, with an estimation of 1,600 mature birds. Breeding colonies occur between March and August, on small islands. These birds are known to be crepuscular eaters, using intertidal mudflats.[4]

Conservation efforts have been made, and surveys were taken in order to determine the opinions and awareness of the local residents, residing close to the Black-Faced Spoonbill’s natural habitats.

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

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

Settings: 1/500 ƒ/9 ISO 100 800mm

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: December 24, 2013, 06:41:52 AM »

Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) by alabang, on Flickr

This is the Black-faced Spoonbill, a very rare bird reported in the news last week.

Read more about it in the link below.

http://www.gmanetwork.com/news/story/340837/scitech/science/rare-black-faced-spoonbills-spotted-in-candaba-swamp

===========================

The Black-faced Spoonbill (Platalea minor) has the most restricted distribution of all spoonbills, and it is the only one regarded as endangered. Spoonbills are large water birds with dorso-ventrally flattened, spatulate bills.[2] These birds use a tactile method of feeding, wading in the water and sweeping their beaks from side-to-side to detect prey.[3] Confined to the coastal areas of eastern Asia, it seems that it was once common throughout its area of distribution. It has a niche existence on only a few small rocky islands off the west coast of North Korea, with four wintering sites at Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Vietnam, as well as other places where they have been observed in migration. Wintering also occurs in Cheju, South Korea, Kyushu and Okinawa, Japan, and Red River, Delta Vietnam. More recently, sightings of Black-Faced Spoonbill birds were noted in Thailand, the Philippines, mainland China, and Macau[4] They were classified as an endangered species through IUCN in 2005.[5] Declines in their population are predicted in the future, mainly due to the amount of deforestation, pollution, and other man-made industries.

The Black-Faced Spoonbill population as of 2012 census was recorded at 2,693 birds, with an estimation of 1,600 mature birds. Breeding colonies occur between March and August, on small islands. These birds are known to be crepuscular eaters, using intertidal mudflats.[4]

Conservation efforts have been made, and surveys were taken in order to determine the opinions and awareness of the local residents, residing close to the Black-Faced Spoonbill’s natural habitats.

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

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

Settings: 1/500 ƒ/9 ISO 100 800mm

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