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Jack Douglas

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15600 on: February 21, 2018, 05:52:52 PM »
Brian, I love it.  Dead center works.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15600 on: February 21, 2018, 05:52:52 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15601 on: February 21, 2018, 06:26:03 PM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15602 on: February 21, 2018, 06:27:09 PM »
Nice weather today, unfortunately I didn't have time for longer trip. These are from favorite spot nearby - there are always some birds collecting seeds there (always same species). Only the Cattle egret was little bit further. The last two taken on the way back.

By some reasons the Cattle egret got the last spot (?).

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15603 on: February 22, 2018, 12:05:54 AM »
Really like the Kestrel shot but then I'm partial to active raptors/owls. 

Got to spend a bit more time with the local Short Eared Owls and had one perch nearby in front of a nice green shrubbery when the sun was still providing light for two of us to shoot.  The sun set and my friend had just left(about 80' away)when a female harrier dove on the owl causing it to make a short hop of a flight closer to me.  I dropped the tripod down a notch for more stability and to be at eye level, slowly shifted around some thorn brush and tumbleweed, and started framing my shots.  I was using live view and a remote shutter, trying to time the shots between major movements.  Probably comical to even consider but I was enjoying watching the owl's reaction to the white crowned sparrows that were chattering and zipping back and forth next to it.  An off leash dog was running through the nearby brush, which really had the owl looking.  Fortunately the dog veered off and the owl returned to just wanting to MDK some sparrows.  The best part was slowly backing away and having the owl stay perched.  Anyways, long story and all that but here's the owl looking closely at the approaching dog(which totally blew any framing with that neck stretch, lol).

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15604 on: February 22, 2018, 01:05:50 AM »
Brian, nice shot!
But your bird is so shy I have trouble recognizing it - is it Grey Heron?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15605 on: February 22, 2018, 01:07:38 AM »
Nice weather today, unfortunately I didn't have time for longer trip. These are from favorite spot nearby - there are always some birds collecting seeds there (always same species). Only the Cattle egret was little bit further. The last two taken on the way back.

By some reasons the Cattle egret got the last spot (?).

Beautiful series.

Thanks Alan!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15606 on: February 22, 2018, 06:42:49 AM »
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Cheers Brian

Your Heron is shy for being captured by such an excellent photographer  ;) (with such a long 'big white'...)
Great shot Brian, I like that bit of humour in an already amazing picture!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15606 on: February 22, 2018, 06:42:49 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15607 on: February 22, 2018, 03:59:17 PM »
Still haven't done any serious work with the 500.  Taking a break from work and well as the say the early bird:


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15608 on: February 22, 2018, 08:23:37 PM »
reef58, that's really cute.  Can't remember the last time I've seen a robin pulling a worm and we have many robins.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15609 on: February 22, 2018, 09:31:14 PM »
Nice pictures, reef58.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15610 on: February 23, 2018, 01:15:41 AM »
Still haven't done any serious work with the 500.  Taking a break from work and well as the say the early bird:

Good catch reef58 (I mean the action off course), good catch for the robin too :)!



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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15611 on: February 23, 2018, 01:23:45 AM »
I was lucky to get this plover in action too...
"And the life is goood after that :)" - for the plover I mean, but I was also happy!
Sorry for the messy background - at that time I was still learning what are the restrictions of my new lens... (and my mistake - f9 ?!)On the third pic it looks kind of better but still not there.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15612 on: February 23, 2018, 03:53:43 AM »
Hi ISv.
Very nice shots, I really like the first shot for the action, and I don’t think a little bit too much DOF is as harmful as a little bit too little DOF.
The third shot is very nice looking straight at you by looking away.

Cheers, Graham

I was lucky to get this plover in action too...
"And the life is goood after that :)" - for the plover I mean, but I was also happy!
Sorry for the messy background - at that time I was still learning what are the restrictions of my new lens... (and my mistake - f9 ?!)On the third pic it looks kind of better but still not there.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15612 on: February 23, 2018, 03:53:43 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15613 on: February 23, 2018, 04:50:14 AM »

"...I don’t think a little bit too much DOF is as harmful as a little bit too little DOF."

Thanks Graham!
I think I know what you mean! Before I starting to mess with the birds I was taking photos to document the presence of something else on the islands. And DOF was very important - giving more info about more points of the object and also (important!) the background - this was making the identification little bit easier... Well, now imagine all photos at physical aperture 32 (the effective was different - according to the magnification - or if you prefer, according to the distance to the object).
But in this case it was not necessary, I could go, especially on the first shot (hey, the bird is nearly perpendicular to me - it was collaborating!) to 5.6 (and that is the all for my lens :))! My mistake, call it what you want...
Anyway - thanks for the kind words, sometimes words like these are more productive than naked criticism!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15614 on: February 23, 2018, 08:09:16 AM »
Thanks all.  Still learning to work with the beast of a lens. 

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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