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Jack Douglas

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15285 on: January 18, 2018, 04:47:28 PM »
Nice shots everyone.  I like the cardinals for context of a snowy day.  Too bad it's not possible to approach them.

As far as "giving a hoot", I think the owl is, with his expression, saying, "you have zero chance of getting a mate"!  ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15285 on: January 18, 2018, 04:47:28 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15286 on: January 18, 2018, 05:03:52 PM »
As far as "giving a hoot", I think the owl is, with his expression, saying, "you have zero chance of getting a mate"!  ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15287 on: January 19, 2018, 08:13:21 AM »
I can't pose like this because my neck isn't long enough.
400mm from about 15 feet.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15288 on: January 19, 2018, 08:23:08 AM »
Nice shot. kodakrome.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15289 on: January 19, 2018, 01:00:49 PM »
I know it's uncool to shoot birds in parks, but still... Hyde Park in London has a diversity of birds.









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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15290 on: January 19, 2018, 02:44:20 PM »
Nice shot. kodakrome.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15291 on: January 19, 2018, 03:14:57 PM »
uncool, says who.  The world is practically becoming a park; consider the African safaris where the animals even have names.  I'm for the bird and the quality of his photo not his residence particularly, although I have to admit some backdrops are not overly pleasing.  Personally, although I appreciate their extra effort, I don't particularly like the elitism displayed by some purists who look down on those of us who feed birds etc.  To each his own.  Nice shots Cog.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15291 on: January 19, 2018, 03:14:57 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15292 on: January 19, 2018, 03:51:56 PM »
I would have preferred front lighting instead of backlighting, but sometimes you have to take what you can get.   

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15293 on: January 19, 2018, 10:04:18 PM »
kodakrome, sure back-lighting is not the greatest but you got a very nice glow on the bill to make it a pretty appealing photo.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15294 on: January 19, 2018, 11:08:48 PM »
kodakrome, sure back-lighting is not the greatest but you got a very nice glow on the bill to make it a pretty appealing photo.

Jack

Jack, thanks for the comment.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15295 on: January 20, 2018, 01:54:31 PM »
uncool, says who.  The world is practically becoming a park; consider the African safaris where the animals even have names.  I'm for the bird and the quality of his photo not his residence particularly, although I have to admit some backdrops are not overly pleasing.  Personally, although I appreciate their extra effort, I don't particularly like the elitism displayed by some purists who look down on those of us who feed birds etc.  To each his own.  Nice shots Cog.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15296 on: January 20, 2018, 02:38:50 PM »
Cog,
Pix number 2 is beautiful.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15297 on: January 20, 2018, 02:59:13 PM »
Beautiful shots, Cog.   8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15298 on: January 20, 2018, 09:37:37 PM »
I know it's uncool to shoot birds in parks, but still... Hyde Park in London has a diversity of birds.








V Nice pictures Cog!
There is nothing wrong taking shots on "park birds" - for them it's the natural habitat. Is it easier? - usually yes, they are more familiar with the people, but they are still wild birds.
I'm kind of puzzled with the duck - it seems like Red-crested Pochard (Netta rufina). Also the Gallinula looks as the European species (rounded top of the frontal shield). Did you take your pics in Europe?


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15299 on: January 20, 2018, 09:57:17 PM »
And few more pictures (firs two from today - I'm sloooowly recovering from flu...). I was preparing my gear for short walk tomorrow when these two came on the palm in front of my lanai (5th floor). Others are old pics.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15299 on: January 20, 2018, 09:57:17 PM »