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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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EOS Bodies / Re: New DSLR and PowerShots in May [CR2]
« on: April 02, 2014, 03:00:43 PM »
I'm off to shoot the sunrise with my 5 year old camera body, then blow my canon budget on a road bike. Have fun!

Buying a good road bike is possibly even more of a challenge than getting a good camera, there are just so many options!!  ;)

Are you going to get a CANONdale road bike?

 ;D ;D ;D

Is that the one with 40 MP (miles per hour)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 29, 2014, 12:30:35 AM »
Several from the past few weeks; 5D3, 70-200Lii


BCN Heron BIF by EricJ777, on Flickr

BCN Heron BIF by EricJ777, on Flickr

BCN Heron BIF by EricJ777, on Flickr

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 29, 2014, 12:19:03 AM »
Great Blue Herons

Nice series. The second one is very special.

+1...well done!

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 25, 2014, 09:03:08 PM »
Hummingbirds









WOW! Fantastic photos. I like them all. Love hummers but again, none to be found in Hawaii. :(

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Landscape / Re: Waterscapes
« on: March 24, 2014, 09:12:13 PM »
5D3, 70-200Lii @ 70mm, handheld


Makapu'u beach lookout, Oahu, Hawaii by EricJ777, on Flickr

@200mm


3 surfers @ Makapu'u beach lookout, Oahu, Hawaii by EricJ777, on Flickr

@70mm


Bellows Beach, Windward Oahu, Hawaii by EricJ777, on Flickr

You get a lovely saturation in the blues on that second one, well done!

Carl,
Thanks for your kind words. I enjoy and learn from your comments on this site.
Cheers :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 24, 2014, 08:40:37 PM »
Here are some of my bald eagle pictures.








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.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 24, 2014, 05:21:49 PM »
Very nice pictures serendipidy.

Thanks, Click.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 24, 2014, 05:19:53 PM »
Fantastic shots on this thread. I'll add some of my heron fishing partner, Harry.


BCN Heron BIF by EricJ777, on Flickr

BCN Heron BIF by EricJ777, on Flickr

BCN Heron BIF by EricJ777, on Flickr

BCN Heron BIF by EricJ777, on Flickr

BCN Heron BIF by EricJ777, on Flickr

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« 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. :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« 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.

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Animal Kingdom / Re: BIRD IN FLIGHT ONLY -- share your BIF photos here
« on: March 24, 2014, 05:05:58 PM »
Awesome shot Gary  8)

+1...as always :)

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Animal Kingdom / Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« on: March 24, 2014, 04:36:39 PM »
Fantastic shots, everyone. Great to have new posters. I haven't contributed for awhile so I'll add a few.
Muscovy=5D3,70-200Lii     Black-crowned night heron=7D,100-400L


Muscovy Ducks by EricJ777, on Flickr

BCN Heron by EricJ777, on Flickr

BCN Heron by EricJ777, on Flickr

BCN Heron by EricJ777, on Flickr

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