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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2490 on: September 05, 2013, 07:40:36 AM »


Great shot. I especially like this one. Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2491 on: September 05, 2013, 12:27:17 PM »


Great shot. I especially like this one. Well done.
This is a classic chauncey picture. He has done these before. He usually has more in the frame. Lovely picture. Actually I like all of them. The cormorant on the swan's back is classic!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2492 on: September 05, 2013, 12:35:55 PM »
More Heron fishing from today. Six duck pirates quickly raided us and refused to leave, stealing most of the bread. Heron still caught about 6 tilapia, 2 big ones. The biggest one he stabbed (I've never seen him stab a fish, before he always grabbed them like using chopsticks). It fought vigorously, getting away once, was quickly recaptured, and then, finally escaping back into the water.
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Great pictures Serendipidy. 8)  Keep doing photo of your heron friend. It's always a pleasure to look at them.  :)
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Serendipity, I have a couple of questions:
  • I thought you got a 5D3 didn't you? I see that these are shot with your 7D. Have you tried shooting the heron with the 5D3?
  • What is the heron's name? If he does not have one, may I suggest you call him TT. Tilapia Terminator! ;)

Thanks, rpt.

I bought the 5D3 2 weeks ago. Tried it out for 1 week (see my 5D3 Heron shots on page 162 from Aug 25 of this thread). Since I don't know how to really do AFMA or see if a camera or lens is good, I took it to the Canon Service center with my 11 month old 70-200L II (still under warranty), and they sent them off to CA, USA for calibration. Said it would take 10 business days, so I'm anxiously awaiting their return (soon, I hope).

LOL..good suggestion for a name for the heron. Could call him 'Arnold" for short. My wife asked me his name and all I could come up with was Harry the Heron.  ;D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2493 on: September 05, 2013, 01:16:33 PM »
Hey Serendipidy, it seems some folk on other forum threads don't have a sense of humour or humor!  ;D

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2494 on: September 05, 2013, 02:22:53 PM »


Great shot. I especially like this one. Well done.
This is a classic chauncey picture. He has done these before. He usually has more in the frame. Lovely picture. Actually I like all of them. The cormorant on the swan's back is classic!

+1...gorgeous, almost dream like.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2495 on: September 05, 2013, 02:25:24 PM »
Here's a few of "TT or Arnold or Harry the Heron" from today.

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lol  ;D I like Harry the Heron better  :)

Very nice shots Serendipidy. Those are great close-up.

Thanks, Click. I just push the shutter button. That silly bird does most of the work. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2496 on: September 05, 2013, 02:27:32 PM »
More Heron fishing from today. Six duck pirates quickly raided us and refused to leave, stealing most of the bread. Heron still caught about 6 tilapia, 2 big ones. The biggest one he stabbed (I've never seen him stab a fish, before he always grabbed them like using chopsticks). It fought vigorously, getting away once, was quickly recaptured, and then, finally escaping back into the water.
7D, 100-400L, f/7.1, ISO 320, handheld


Great pictures Serendipidy. 8)  Keep doing photo of your heron friend. It's always a pleasure to look at them.  :)
+1

Serendipity, I have a couple of questions:
  • I thought you got a 5D3 didn't you? I see that these are shot with your 7D. Have you tried shooting the heron with the 5D3?
  • What is the heron's name? If he does not have one, may I suggest you call him TT. Tilapia Terminator! ;)

Thanks, rpt.

I bought the 5D3 2 weeks ago. Tried it out for 1 week (see my 5D3 Heron shots on page 162 from Aug 25 of this thread). Since I don't know how to really do AFMA or see if a camera or lens is good, I took it to the Canon Service center with my 11 month old 70-200L II (still under warranty), and they sent them off to CA, USA for calibration. Said it would take 10 business days, so I'm anxiously awaiting their return (soon, I hope).

LOL..good suggestion for a name for the heron. Could call him 'Arnold" for short. My wife asked me his name and all I could come up with was Harry the Heron.  ;D
If you are going to invest in software for AFMA, FoCal is good. I use it. If not, neuro has shared a link on this forum a number of times. http://www.the-digital-picture.com/Photography-Tips/AF-Microadjustment-Tips.aspx.

I was thinking about getting Reikan FoCal in the not too distant future.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2496 on: September 05, 2013, 02:27:32 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2497 on: September 05, 2013, 02:29:10 PM »
Hey Serendipidy, it seems some folk on other forum threads don't have a sense of humour or humor!  ;D

Jack

Hi Jack. Loved your waterscape photo. Some people don't appreciate a good amphibian when they see one. ;)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2498 on: September 05, 2013, 05:05:41 PM »
Hey Serendipidy,
Must be an awful lot of fish where you are too.  Any worth photographing?

Jack

The canal/ditch water is stagnant, brackish and murky. Sometimes it smells bad and some fish die. The tilapia are the only fish I see and they are often at the surface gulping air. There are hundreds and hundreds (maybe even thousands) of them. At the slightest movement, they all dive and disappear in a split second and you can no longer see them. This is a survival tactic since the herons here swoop down and grab the slow ones (usually at night).

Here are a few shots I just took in my yard to illustrate the fish density. I think they now recognize me from my Harry bird partnership, since now when they see me, a crowd forms and they start booing and shouting obscenities at me. ;D

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2499 on: September 05, 2013, 05:14:34 PM »
...I think they now recognize me from my Harry bird partnership, since now when they see me, a crowd forms and they start booing and shouting obscenities at me. ;D

lol  ;D ... Go get your heron friend.  ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2500 on: September 05, 2013, 05:29:18 PM »
...I think they now recognize me from my Harry bird partnership, since now when they see me, a crowd forms and they start booing and shouting obscenities at me. ;D

lol  ;D ... Go get your heron friend.  ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2501 on: September 05, 2013, 07:36:37 PM »
Now Serendipidy, you know this is a bird forum so what excuse have you for posting fish! ;)

BTW now I get the heron picture completly, thanks.  I could almost smell it right here at home.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2502 on: September 05, 2013, 10:15:42 PM »
Now Serendipidy, you know this is a bird forum so what excuse have you for posting fish! ;)

BTW now I get the heron picture completly, thanks.  I could almost smell it right here at home.

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Yes! I know! Fishy business this! ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2503 on: September 06, 2013, 12:47:20 AM »
Now Serendipidy, you know this is a bird forum so what excuse have you for posting fish! ;)

BTW now I get the heron picture completly, thanks.  I could almost smell it right here at home.

Jack
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LOL...well played, sir! 8)

PERCHance I may FLOUNDER in the presumption that you were EELated at my ersatz "water birds" photos. I don't mean to CARP on it, but they are known as "chickens of the sea". Like us, they take every opporTUNAty to BASSk heart and SOLE in their short existence in the HERRING now. :o
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2504 on: September 06, 2013, 01:46:32 AM »
Life is short.  On the other forum threads folks are bickering and exchanging insults while we just have good natured fun.  I like it here.

Another Redstart shot  6D 300 X2 800th F6.3 ISO 1600 - not quite what I was hoping for.

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« Reply #2504 on: September 06, 2013, 01:46:32 AM »