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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6585 on: September 16, 2014, 02:53:08 PM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6586 on: September 16, 2014, 03:17:01 PM »
Nicely done DiSnapper.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6587 on: September 16, 2014, 03:31:19 PM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6588 on: September 16, 2014, 04:05:27 PM »
Greater Yellowlegs

Haven't seen these guys in a year. Beautiful little birds, with a cute look. I was out scouting for dark sky sites for my astrophotography a couple weeks ago, and came across a small marsh and agricultural pond. At the time, the pond was PACKED with phalaropes, and I regretted not having my lens with me. I went back to the same spot the first chance I got, hoping the phalaropes would still be there. Alas, no, it looked completely deserted. However after hanging out for a minute, I noticed a few other species of shorebird, along with a lone heron that showed up a few minutes later.

In all, I picked out Killdeer, Spotted Sandpiper, a few Snipes, a Lesser Sandpiper, and the Heron in addition to the Yellowlegs in the end. No good photos of the snipes...they had already noticed me by the time I noticed them, and they skittered off into the corn fields before I could get any good shots. The Lesser Sandpiper seemed fearless for a while, I kept getting closer and closer...then the incessant warning call of a Killdeer kicked in, and the whole lot of them flew to the other end of the pond. Darn killdeer...  >:(

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I know the feeling,  we have Willets here who will follow you all over, buzzing you and wailing. Every living thing within a 1/4 mile knows exactly where you are. I am fan of birds, but sometimes I wish I had a taser in my photo bag.
The good news is they left for the season !! I was able to shoot some yellowlegs up close and personal via kayak. Will post them here soon.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6589 on: September 17, 2014, 12:54:55 AM »
Greater Yellowlegs - Martha's Vineyard

A local saltwater pond and marsh was the temporary home for about 45 Yellowlegs. Visited the pond in late afternoon.
Had fun navigating low tide obstacles while fighting currents and wind to take some closeups in my kayak. Half the fun was the challenge. My trusty old 60D and 100-400mm recorded some nice images for my collection.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6590 on: September 17, 2014, 05:45:50 AM »
Greater Yellowlegs - Martha's Vineyard

A local saltwater pond and marsh was the temporary home for about 45 Yellowlegs. Visited the pond in late afternoon.
Had fun navigating low tide obstacles while fighting currents and wind to take some closeups in my kayak. Half the fun was the challenge. My trusty old 60D and 100-400mm recorded some nice images for my collection.


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6591 on: September 17, 2014, 06:15:38 AM »
Beautiful series Islander

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6592 on: September 18, 2014, 04:42:56 AM »
Hi
I'm now using 5DIII and a 300/2.8L IS +1.4xIII mostly for birds

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« Reply #6593 on: September 18, 2014, 06:05:20 AM »
Hi
I'm now using 5DIII and a 300/2.8L IS +1.4xIII mostly for birds

Great shots. Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6594 on: September 18, 2014, 07:31:02 AM »
Hi
I'm now using 5DIII and a 300/2.8L IS +1.4xIII mostly for birds

Rough-legged Buzzard Norway


Merlin Norway


Northern Goshawk on Mew Gull (submerged in the sea), Norway

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Amazing shots. Love the light.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #6595 on: September 18, 2014, 09:26:25 AM »
Hi
I'm now using 5DIII and a 300/2.8L IS +1.4xIII mostly for birds

Rough-legged Buzzard Norway

Merlin Norway

Northern Goshawk on Mew Gull (submerged in the sea), Norway


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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