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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2070 on: July 29, 2013, 05:02:40 PM »
Shot last week - Martha's vineyard
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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 #2071 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 #2072 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 #2073 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 #2074 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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« Reply #2075 on: July 29, 2013, 06:41:13 PM »
Great shots Don. It's always a pleasure to look at your pictures.  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2076 on: July 29, 2013, 07:11:33 PM »
Great shots Don. It's always a pleasure to look at your pictures.  :)
Thanks for the kind words. Sometimes things just don't turn out well. I have a great Blue Heron that feeds every evening in my back yard, but as soon as I go outside he flies off.... and I shot a whole bunch of shots of geese landing.... WITH THE WRONG FOCUS POINT!!!! This one is almost in focus, but the rest were really far off... At least it helps with experience and learning.
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« Reply #2077 on: July 30, 2013, 11:55:40 PM »
Okay, it's been 4 years and I'm still learning, but here's my contribution to the topic.   I'm no where near what a professional can do, but I did enjoy taking these.  I would like to know what you think about the composition though.

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« Reply #2078 on: July 30, 2013, 11:58:24 PM »
And a few more.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2079 on: July 31, 2013, 11:30:33 AM »
Well, since this thread is called "Show your Bird Portraits", I thought I'd do just that. Here are some spotted sandpiper portraits:





See more at my site.

This guy was in hardcore nest protection mode, doing everything he could to attract my attention from the high pitched squeaks coming from the bushes. Well, since he wouldn't get much more than about 15 feet away from me, it offered an ideal opportunity to get some great closeup shots! :)

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« Reply #2080 on: July 31, 2013, 11:33:41 AM »
Well, since this thread is called "Show your Bird Portraits", I thought I'd do just that. Here are some spotted sandpiper portraits:


This guy was in hardcore nest protection mode, doing everything he could to attract my attention from the high pitched squeaks coming from the bushes. Well, since he wouldn't get much more than about 15 feet away from me, it offered an ideal opportunity to get some great closeup shots! :)

Beautiful shots jrista.  8) 

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2081 on: July 31, 2013, 04:30:38 PM »
Well, since this thread is called "Show your Bird Portraits", I thought I'd do just that. Here are some spotted sandpiper portraits:


This guy was in hardcore nest protection mode, doing everything he could to attract my attention from the high pitched squeaks coming from the bushes. Well, since he wouldn't get much more than about 15 feet away from me, it offered an ideal opportunity to get some great closeup shots! :)

Beautiful shots jrista.  8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2082 on: July 31, 2013, 05:34:50 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...

It is called editorializing.  Love the duckling shot
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2083 on: July 31, 2013, 06:21:52 PM »
Well, since this thread is called "Show your Bird Portraits", I thought I'd do just that. Here are some spotted sandpiper portraits:





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 Wonderful portrait - great detail. Was the shot handheld ?

This guy was in hardcore nest protection mode, doing everything he could to attract my attention from the high pitched squeaks coming from the bushes. Well, since he wouldn't get much more than about 15 feet away from me, it offered an ideal opportunity to get some great closeup shots! :)

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« Reply #2084 on: July 31, 2013, 06:39:19 PM »
Don't know if this counts as a portrait...


Arctic Tern by Oscar Bjarna, on Flickr

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