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Mr Bean

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1665 on: June 14, 2013, 09:00:49 AM »
Dolina, nice sharp pic. A tricky one to get, considering the amount of foliage :)
And thanks for the info on the bird.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1665 on: June 14, 2013, 09:00:49 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1666 on: June 14, 2013, 02:55:58 PM »
Thanks Candyman,

Don't know if there is any more tweaking I can do but that's about as good as I've been able to get with just the 300.  These sapsuckers are very persistent when it's feeding young season and I'm able to get quite close, otherwise it'd be 300 X1.4.  Always concerned, am I going to miss a shot because I'm out of range or will I luck out and be OK with the 300.  When I know I can't possibly get close I go 300 X2, in part becasue it gives me a narrower spot focus and serves as a pair of binoculars just for viewing.

Anyway you cut it, I haven't a hint of regret scrimping to get the 300 even though I'm not convinced I got the sharpest copy.

If it has wings, it's a bird, right?  ;)

Jack
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1667 on: June 14, 2013, 03:12:42 PM »
If it has wings, it's a bird, right?  ;)

Jack

Awesome. That's sharp.  8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1668 on: June 14, 2013, 03:26:48 PM »
european pheasant (m) fluffing up before bird-call |  550D | 154mm(55-250) | 1/250 | F/5,6 | ISO 640
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1669 on: June 14, 2013, 11:41:46 PM »
european pheasant (m) fluffing up before bird-call |  550D | 154mm(55-250) | 1/250 | F/5,6 | ISO 640

Beautiful bird and nice capture. Shows the motion well. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1670 on: June 14, 2013, 11:46:32 PM »
Thanks Mr Bean and Click for your kind remarks. A few more from this afternoon.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1671 on: June 15, 2013, 05:22:26 AM »
male willow-ptarmigan  |  winter-spring plumage  |  Denali Nat, Park, Alaska  |  May 2011

both with 550D  |  250mm  | ISO 6400
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1671 on: June 15, 2013, 05:22:26 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1672 on: June 17, 2013, 03:25:23 PM »
When you are two inches tall the world has unexpected hazards.
Piping Plover Chick - Martha's Vineyard.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1673 on: June 17, 2013, 04:12:07 PM »
This Red-bellied Woodpecker has been visiting our seed feeder since late Spring.  A few days ago, I noticed a different chirping and saw it brought a guest.  Likely a newly fledged baby came with the parent.
First picture:  The fledgeling waiting for its parent to feed it.
Second photograph: The parent, a male red-bellied woodpecker, picked a sunflower seed and shelled it for the young bird.  Note the seed in the beak.
I tried to photograph the feeding process, but by the time I added my 2Xii, the young bird moved behind the tree trunk.
For the first photo, I used 5d3 with 70-200 LII, handheld.  the second was taken with my 2Xii, also handheld.  Neither was cropped.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1674 on: June 17, 2013, 06:06:35 PM »
Here's a great egret from a couple weeks ago lit by late evening setting sunlight. The bird looks like it is about to lose a feather.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1675 on: June 17, 2013, 06:13:42 PM »
Here's a great egret from a couple weeks ago lit by late evening setting sunlight. The bird looks like it is about to lose a feather.

Beautiful light in your picture. Very nice shot.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1676 on: June 17, 2013, 08:29:08 PM »
Not best shot... but I like this. It was taken with a Powershot SX50 HS

@215mm that's a 35mm equivalent of 1200mm ! 

Handheld.

The lack of DR is evident... but I am not complaining for the price. again, great value, this much reach and IS, for less than $500.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1677 on: June 18, 2013, 07:08:26 AM »
Not best shot... but I like this. It was taken with a Powershot SX50 HS

@215mm that's a 35mm equivalent of 1200mm ! 

Handheld.

The lack of DR is evident... but I am not complaining for the price. again, great value, this much reach and IS, for less than $500.

That looks great...especially for a P&S camera @1200mm equivalent.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1677 on: June 18, 2013, 07:08:26 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1678 on: June 18, 2013, 07:09:03 AM »
Here's a great egret from a couple weeks ago lit by late evening setting sunlight. The bird looks like it is about to lose a feather.

Beautiful light in your picture. Very nice shot.

+1 :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1679 on: June 18, 2013, 07:11:47 AM »
My Heron fishing buddy returned today and was waiting for me. He was able to catch 2 fish right off the bat.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1679 on: June 18, 2013, 07:11:47 AM »