« on: February 27, 2014, 06:24:36 PM »
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So you're saying there's a chance...
Now that I have a long lens, I need a new body for my quest to take a picture of Bigfoot. Since the naysayers will undoubtably pronounce the af and iq as garbage, this will be the perfect camera. After all, who wants a picture of Bigfoot that isn't out of focus?... my only fear is what most CR headlines will be about once it's actually released, maybe the rumored 5d4?
Maybe the main page headlines. The forum topics will mostly be about how bad the IQ of the 7DII will be, due to poor DR at low ISO, FPN, etc...all before its even released. Once it hits store shelves, Aglet will take one shot with the lens cap on, push the exposure four stops, and declare the 7DII to be DOA, which will lead to the inevitable proliferation of predictions of Canon's imminent demise.
On a serious note, if the 7DII is Nessie, what does that make the 100-400 II? A Sasquatch-Yeti-Martian hybrid living in Area 51?
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.
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...
Beautiful..... I also ran into a member of the Canine family, but (thankfully) not as wild as yours...
Perhaps it's time to start posting squirrel pictures in the hope of restoring sanity here
I thought I would throw in a Chipmonk and Jackrabbit to add variety for more sanity.