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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: July 31, 2014, 11:39:58 PM »
Really nice shots everyone. It's been awhile so I'll add a few of my recent ones. Most are with 7D and 100-400.

Java sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora) by EricJ777, on Flickr

common waxbill (Estrilda astrild) by EricJ777, on Flickr

Mallard Ducks by EricJ777, on Flickr

Mallard Ducks by EricJ777, on Flickr

BCN Heron by EricJ777, on Flickr

Juvenile BCN Heron by EricJ777, on Flickr

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Yard Bird
« on: July 31, 2014, 11:26:31 PM »
Several more from past several days

Mallard Ducks by EricJ777, on Flickr

Mallard Ducks by EricJ777, on Flickr

Java sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora) by EricJ777, on Flickr

Java sparrow (Lonchura oryzivora) by EricJ777, on Flickr

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Canon General / Re: What do you Splurge on?
« on: July 31, 2014, 11:18:09 PM »
I know I should splurge on my wife.....but I'm saving up for the 600L :o

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Yard Bird
« on: July 29, 2014, 04:35:47 PM »
Thank you for your kind words. I live on Oahu, Hawaii. These "cardinals" are much more prevalent here than the usual Eastern cardinal.

Here is what Wikipedia says about them:
The red-crested cardinal (Paroaria coronata) is a bird species in the tanager family (Thraupidae). It was formerly placed in the Emberizidae, and notwithstanding its common name, it is not very closely related to the true cardinals (family Cardinalidae).
It is found in northern Argentina, Bolivia, southern Brazil, Paraguay and Uruguay. Its natural habitats are subtropical or tropical dry shrubland and heavily degraded former forest. Among other regions, it is found in southern part of the Pantanal.
It has also been introduced to Hawaii and Puerto Rico. In Brazil, it has been introduced to various places outside its historical range, as in the Tietê Ecological Park in São Paulo, alongside its very similar-looking close relative, the red-cowled cardinal (P. dominicana).[2] :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Yard Bird
« on: July 24, 2014, 05:04:00 PM »
Thanks :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: June 04, 2014, 01:11:27 PM »
A few from past few days...7D,100-400L, EXIF on Flickr

BCN Heron by EricJ777, on Flickr

BCN Heron with Tilapia by EricJ777, on Flickr

BCN Heron with Tilapia by EricJ777, on Flickr

BCN Heron with Tilapia by EricJ777, on Flickr

BCN Heron with Tilapia by EricJ777, on Flickr

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 09, 2014, 04:39:29 AM »

IMG_4361 by ecka84, on Flickr

Very Zen vibe. Well composed.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 09, 2014, 04:37:51 AM »
Beautiful shots guys...I specially love the Red-crested Cardinals shots...
here are a few of my own

1Dx
300mm IS  L
ISO 400
F4

Beautiful shots.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 09, 2014, 04:36:17 AM »

Superb Starling
Nakuru, Kenya
Canon EOS 5D Mark III
70-200 IS Mark II
200mm ~ f/2.8 ~ 1/200s ~ ISO400


Very nice picture. Welcome to CR  :)

+1

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 07, 2014, 08:44:56 PM »
Cool shots Serendipidy. I especially like the first one  :)

Thanks, Click.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 07, 2014, 08:43:36 PM »
and a few more.

Red-crested Cardinals by EricJ777, on Flickr

Red-crested Cardinals by EricJ777, on Flickr

Whaasssuupp! by EricJ777, on Flickr

Whaasssuupp!...Whaasssuupp! by EricJ777, on Flickr

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 07, 2014, 08:37:51 PM »
It's been a while since I posted anything so here are a recent few. EXIf and more shots on my Flickr site. 7D, 100-400L, handheld, pp in DPP.

Young Juvenile BCN Heron by EricJ777, on Flickr

Young Juvenile BCN Heron by EricJ777, on Flickr

Young Juvenile BCN Heron by EricJ777, on Flickr

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 07, 2014, 08:33:38 PM »
Is this good enough for portrait?

Canon 1DX + 600mm lens.

K1DX1996-3 by kevinle4230, on Flickr

Yup :)
Very nice.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: May 07, 2014, 08:31:21 PM »
Glossy/White-faced Ibis Hybrid

Common to Colorado are the White-faced Ibis. They are beautiful birds, long slender necks, burgundy feathers with green wings and a patchwork of faintly colored feathers on their backs. These birds are fairly elusive here in Colorado, and they have been a target of mine for a couple years now. I've seen flocks flying overhead, usually at sunset, and only been able to get remote silhouette shots.

A couple days ago, at the Cottonwood Creek wetland, a good-sized flock of Ibis were hanging out, bathing and preening in the calmer backwaters of the wetland ponds. After some time carefully getting into position, I finally managed to get some nice shots of these beautiful waders. Once they were finally framed in my lens, I realized that at least one, if not a few, looked like Glossy Ibis. A VERY similar bird, the Glossy Ibis is endemic to the Everglades of Florida, and very rarely ventures anywhere else. The key difference is the very thin white border around the Glossies face, where as the White-faced has a much larger border that blends into their burgundy and green head and neck feathers. However the face on the Ibis in front of me was a thin and mottled white line...somewhat different from a Glossy.

The White-faced and Glossy Ibis have only a very small region of the Gulf Coast where they cohabitate a couple times a year. In my research to identify the bird I've captured here, the only photos that looked identical were labeled "White-faced/Glossy Ibis Hybrid". I'm honestly unsure how common a hybrid cross between White-faced and Glossy Ibis is, however given the small overlap in their ranges, I suspect it can't be that much more common in Colorado than the Glossy itself.

Hybridized Ibis
White-faced and Glossy

Cottonwood Creek Wetland
Cherry Creek, Colorado

Canon EOS 7D
Canon EF 600mm f/4 L II
Gitzo GT3532LS + Jobu Pro 2







Read more on my blog.



That is a beautiful bird and wonderful captured. Thank you for your very informative posts!


+100

Fantastic photos, jrista! :)

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