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« Reply #2070 on: July 29, 2013, 12:30:07 PM »
Seen at Lake Nacimiento... alot

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« Reply #2071 on: July 29, 2013, 12:31:17 PM »
Seen at Lake Nacimiento... alot

Awesome. Very nice shot.  8)

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« Reply #2072 on: July 29, 2013, 12:42:43 PM »
A few hummers from the weekend. Still working on getting the lighting right.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2073 on: July 29, 2013, 01:53:49 PM »
Seen at Lake Nacimiento... alot
Amazing capture. Both my wife and I complement you on this one.

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« Reply #2074 on: July 29, 2013, 03:06:51 PM »
It has been awhile, so here go some of my newer bird photos.  Enjoy:

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« Reply #2075 on: July 29, 2013, 03:44:23 PM »
Here are a couple of hummers from this weekend. I have a bumper crop this year, but only the females would approach the feeder once I set-up the kit. 5DMKIII + 300 2.8L II w 25 mm ext tube, 1/200, ISO360, f11 - 4 flashes all at 1/16 power (2X430EX, 1X580EX, 1X600EX - mounted on lens). I also tried a few w/o stopping the wing motion w all the flashes - just using the 5DMKIII w a 600 mm f4 II and 1.4X w the 600EX and betterbeamer. I think I'm hooked on the detail you can see when you stop the motion w flash, but the set-up does inhibit the birds a bit. Hopefully the males will 'man-up' next w/e.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2076 on: July 29, 2013, 03:56:19 PM »
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Nice, I followed the one on our pond fishing for an hour hoping for a catch, but his luck fishing was like mine.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2077 on: July 29, 2013, 04:09:49 PM »
Jasonsim & Vern, very nice shots guys, looking forward to see more of your pictures.

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« Reply #2078 on: July 29, 2013, 04:18:04 PM »
Here are a couple of hummers from this weekend. I have a bumper crop this year, but only the females would approach the feeder once I set-up the kit. 5DMKIII + 300 2.8L II w 25 mm ext tube, 1/200, ISO360, f11 - 4 flashes all at 1/16 power (2X430EX, 1X580EX, 1X600EX - mounted on lens). I also tried a few w/o stopping the wing motion w all the flashes - just using the 5DMKIII w a 600 mm f4 II and 1.4X w the 600EX and betterbeamer. I think I'm hooked on the detail you can see when you stop the motion w flash, but the set-up does inhibit the birds a bit. Hopefully the males will 'man-up' next w/e.

My male was the most prolific, but I didn't get a good in flight shot. I was shooting out the window with the flashes setup outside. Don't know why I didn't think of the extension tube.

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« Reply #2079 on: July 29, 2013, 04:58:48 PM »
Here are a couple of hummers from this weekend. I have a bumper crop this year, but only the females would approach the feeder once I set-up the kit. 5DMKIII + 300 2.8L II w 25 mm ext tube, 1/200, ISO360, f11 - 4 flashes all at 1/16 power (2X430EX, 1X580EX, 1X600EX - mounted on lens). I also tried a few w/o stopping the wing motion w all the flashes - just using the 5DMKIII w a 600 mm f4 II and 1.4X w the 600EX and betterbeamer. I think I'm hooked on the detail you can see when you stop the motion w flash, but the set-up does inhibit the birds a bit. Hopefully the males will 'man-up' next w/e.

My male was the most prolific, but I didn't get a good in flight shot. I was shooting out the window with the flashes setup outside. Don't know why I didn't think of the extension tube.

my feeders don't have a perch, so the birds tend to hover, feed, back-off and hover. This gives me a chance to get a shot w/o the feeder in the image - maybe give that a try. I will try putting natural flowers in place of the feeder too once I get them used to me agin this year. By putting nectar in the natural flowers w a small syringe, you can get better feeding shots. Here's one from last year that was staged this way.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2080 on: July 29, 2013, 05:02:40 PM »
Shot last week - Martha's vineyard
60D - 100-400mm - ISO 250, f6.3, 1/1600

A Black skimmer blinking while skimming.
A Short billed Dowitcher and a Ruddy Turnstone arguing over some tasty invertebrates in the mud.
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« Reply #2081 on: July 29, 2013, 05:32:47 PM »
Shot last week - Martha's vineyard
60D - 100-400mm - ISO 250, f6.3, 1/1600

A Black skimmer blinking while skimming.
A Short billed Dowitcher and a Ruddy Turnstone arguing over some tasty invertebrates in the mud.

Beautiful pictures Islander. Great timing!

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« Reply #2082 on: July 29, 2013, 05:35:20 PM »
Here are a couple of hummers from this weekend. I have a bumper crop this year, but only the females would approach the feeder once I set-up the kit. 5DMKIII + 300 2.8L II w 25 mm ext tube, 1/200, ISO360, f11 - 4 flashes all at 1/16 power (2X430EX, 1X580EX, 1X600EX - mounted on lens). I also tried a few w/o stopping the wing motion w all the flashes - just using the 5DMKIII w a 600 mm f4 II and 1.4X w the 600EX and betterbeamer. I think I'm hooked on the detail you can see when you stop the motion w flash, but the set-up does inhibit the birds a bit. Hopefully the males will 'man-up' next w/e.

My male was the most prolific, but I didn't get a good in flight shot. I was shooting out the window with the flashes setup outside. Don't know why I didn't think of the extension tube.

my feeders don't have a perch, so the birds tend to hover, feed, back-off and hover. This gives me a chance to get a shot w/o the feeder in the image - maybe give that a try. I will try putting natural flowers in place of the feeder too once I get them used to me agin this year. By putting nectar in the natural flowers w a small syringe, you can get better feeding shots. Here's one from last year that was staged this way.
Awesome Vern!  Great image!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2083 on: July 29, 2013, 05:40:33 PM »
Vern,
You've done GOOD with the hummies!  I admire them.
They're not easy to film.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2084 on: July 29, 2013, 06:25:28 PM »
Mallard Duckling.... kind of neat how the water drops bead on it's head...

and nowhere near as cute, a Common Merganser s***ting on the rock...
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