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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15855 on: March 15, 2018, 02:46:14 PM »
Wear muck boots in that field!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15856 on: March 18, 2018, 01:33:12 PM »
I have not postet anything in this thread before so I want to start by complementing everybody who posted here previously on their amazing shots. I've been reading every post from this thread for quite a while now and the amazing quality of the images posted here has frequently blown me away. In fact, it has inspired me to get a tele lens myself and attempt to capture some bird pictures too.

So today I went out with my new EF 55-250mm IS STM for the second time. Walking through the local forest with my eyes up in the tree I noticed this huge guy here. Looking for subjects and actually finding and capturing one was quite a lot of fun and I think it got me hooked. So, even though my equipment is certainly far below what the majority of people here use, I wanted to thank everybody for sharing their lovely and inspiring images!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15857 on: March 18, 2018, 01:35:43 PM »
Sure is beautiful!
-r

I have not postet anything in this thread before so I want to start by complementing everybody who posted here previously on their amazing shots. I've been reading every post from this thread for quite a while now and the amazing quality of the images posted here has frequently blown me away. In fact, it has inspired me to get a tele lens myself and attempt to capture some bird pictures too.

So today I went out with my new EF 55-250mm IS STM for the second time. Walking through the local forest with my eyes up in the tree I noticed this huge guy here. Looking for subjects and actually finding and capturing one was quite a lot of fun and I think it got me hooked. So, even though my equipment is certainly far below what the majority of people here use, I wanted to thank everybody for sharing their lovely and inspiring images!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15858 on: March 18, 2018, 01:43:34 PM »
That's a very nice picture, Joules. Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15859 on: March 18, 2018, 01:59:06 PM »
CR for the humour. :)

Jack

+1

CR for the humour...and friendship.   :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15860 on: March 18, 2018, 02:40:09 PM »
Apparently, the ducks and geese have accepted me as one of the flock....
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15861 on: March 18, 2018, 03:03:03 PM »
That's a very nice picture, Joules. Well done.

It may take a bit more luck and energy but what you've got is very capable.  Beautiful.

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« Reply #15861 on: March 18, 2018, 03:03:03 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15862 on: March 18, 2018, 03:04:30 PM »
Don, they say birds of a feather flock together.  What do you feed them?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15863 on: March 18, 2018, 06:21:37 PM »
Don, they say birds of a feather flock together.  What do you feed them?

Jack

I gave them cracked corn....  it is an Ottawa city park and the locals feed them well, they have no fear of people. At home, you can’t get within 100 meters of them.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15864 on: March 18, 2018, 09:55:47 PM »
It feels like winter will never end!!

Keeping the nuthatch full through the latest blast of snow.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15865 on: March 19, 2018, 04:37:21 AM »
 :D! This side is alive as usually - and getting some new members! Nice photos and sense of humor - great!
It was again cloudy/rainy in the mountain - time for my plan "B". I went to the western-most part of the island where there is usually better weather (huh - usually!). Hunt for Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis)!

That pile of downy chick (not small at all, even at this age!) will turn into magnificent bird (usually in May when they are fledgling) with wing span ~2 meters/yards. They will walk around and eventually they will get their own ring with specific number (this population is monitored closely). They will fly and one day they will fly with their life-time partner (it's how they do it)!
In May, at the same location one can see rather big colony of Wedge-tailed Shearwater, off course at that time the the Laysan chicks are already like adults (do you hear me Riley? - it's just 5-6 miles there and back to the car!). Plus Northern laughing bird and two species of Francolin (but all of these hard to see).

 

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15866 on: March 19, 2018, 05:35:28 AM »
Hi ISv.
Very nice series, and the explanation is nice to get too.
Just curious, is that just 5-6 miles there :o then just 5-6 miles back, :-[ or 5-6 miles round trip?  :)

Cheers, Graham.

:D! This side is alive as usually - and getting some new members! Nice photos and sense of humor - great!
It was again cloudy/rainy in the mountain - time for my plan "B". I went to the western-most part of the island where there is usually better weather (huh - usually!). Hunt for Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis)!

That pile of downy chick (not small at all, even at this age!) will turn into magnificent bird (usually in May when they are fledgling) with wing span ~2 meters/yards. They will walk around and eventually they will get their own ring with specific number (this population is monitored closely). They will fly and one day they will fly with their life-time partner (it's how they do it)!
In May, at the same location one can see rather big colony of Wedge-tailed Shearwater, off course at that time the the Laysan chicks are already like adults (do you hear me Riley? - it's just 5-6 miles there and back to the car!). Plus Northern laughing bird and two species of Francolin (but all of these hard to see).
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15867 on: March 19, 2018, 07:50:13 AM »
It feels like winter will never end!!

Keeping the nuthatch full through the latest blast of snow.

Lovely shot.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15868 on: March 19, 2018, 07:51:00 AM »
:D! This side is alive as usually - and getting some new members! Nice photos and sense of humor - great!
It was again cloudy/rainy in the mountain - time for my plan "B". I went to the western-most part of the island where there is usually better weather (huh - usually!). Hunt for Laysan Albatross (Phoebastria immutabilis)!

That pile of downy chick (not small at all, even at this age!) will turn into magnificent bird (usually in May when they are fledgling) with wing span ~2 meters/yards. They will walk around and eventually they will get their own ring with specific number (this population is monitored closely). They will fly and one day they will fly with their life-time partner (it's how they do it)!
In May, at the same location one can see rather big colony of Wedge-tailed Shearwater, off course at that time the the Laysan chicks are already like adults (do you hear me Riley? - it's just 5-6 miles there and back to the car!). Plus Northern laughing bird and two species of Francolin (but all of these hard to see).


Very nice series, ISv.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #15869 on: March 19, 2018, 08:01:42 AM »
ISv,
Great photos!
I read it in bed before I got up and totally missed your reminder.  At breakfast, I reread and saw your special note.  So, its close to where I would be going (hopefully). Saw albatross once, but far out into the ocean and couldn't shoot them  >:(.  Hope I could get a chance to bag them this time.
Anyway you could give me the location?  I may get a car to go there.  Truthfully, I'm getting excited about the trip and its potential!  Still weeks away.  And I have to be in Vancouver next week, hoping for some bald eagles.
Thanks ISv.
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« Reply #15869 on: March 19, 2018, 08:01:42 AM »