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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2775 on: September 28, 2013, 04:46:38 PM »
The best I could do today of a young ceder waxwing.

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Lovely one Jack. Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2775 on: September 28, 2013, 04:46:38 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2776 on: September 28, 2013, 04:48:47 PM »
The best I could do today of a young ceder waxwing.

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Jack

Lovely one Jack. Well done.
Indeed, quite nice!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2777 on: September 28, 2013, 04:49:05 PM »
Nice Serendipidy, ducks that almost look like chickens.  As always, appreciate the info.

The best I could do today of a young ceder waxwing.

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Jack

Thanks, Jack.
Beautiful shot of a waxwing! Love the colors, composition and creamy bokeh. Well done. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2778 on: September 28, 2013, 06:29:28 PM »
Very nice pictures Serendipidy. Thanks for the information about the Muscovy duck.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2779 on: September 28, 2013, 07:20:48 PM »
Cool Muscovy Duck shots!  Someone let a 'semi domesticated' one go at one of the local lakes. 

Nice Waxwing, Jack! 

Here is a Western Bluebird that took a moment to pose for me.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2780 on: September 28, 2013, 07:30:13 PM »
Cool Muscovy Duck shots!  Someone let a 'semi domesticated' one go at one of the local lakes. 

Nice Waxwing, Jack! 

Here is a Western Bluebird that took a moment to pose for me.



Lovely photo, ERHP. Sharp with beautiful bokeh! Pastel like colors. Nicely done. :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2781 on: September 28, 2013, 07:34:52 PM »

Here is a Western Bluebird that took a moment to pose for me.


Nice composition and very sharp. Well done ERHP.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2781 on: September 28, 2013, 07:34:52 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2782 on: September 28, 2013, 08:00:49 PM »
Cool Muscovy Duck shots!  Someone let a 'semi domesticated' one go at one of the local lakes. 

Nice Waxwing, Jack! 

Here is a Western Bluebird that took a moment to pose for me.




Very nice bokeh and sharpness...what lens did you use ?
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2783 on: September 28, 2013, 10:07:26 PM »
Caught this egret in Kitty Hawk Woods this past week.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2784 on: September 29, 2013, 12:16:30 AM »
Thanks Click, serendipidy and Northstar!  This was with the 800 on a 5D MK III.  Keep hoping one of the really bright males will land that close.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2785 on: September 29, 2013, 12:35:40 AM »
Thanks for the encouraging words, guys. 

More lovely shots posted!  I'm really struck by something in the egret shot - white against white??  Anyway I find it to be a very appealing shot, well done.

Having worked all day Friday and being beat, it was just before sunset and getting cloudy when all the robins that are congregating and other birds were out in number.  My wife says get your camera, there's a lot of birds.  I replied, it's just too dark, but couldn't resist.  Well, there were some opportunites and I got others similar to this one and was excited until I opened them on the computer.  I couldn't really get close enough but normally I'd be able to get away with a little cropping.

So, the question is, given the high ISO needed is this counter productive or should I accept it as better than nothing?  Any thoughts?  I think I fellt more negative than positive.

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Guess this is a prime example of where a flash is needed!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2786 on: September 29, 2013, 12:37:59 AM »
From this afternoon, Harry's dinner time. 5D3, 100-400L @400mm, f/7.1, handheld and cropped.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2787 on: September 29, 2013, 12:39:46 AM »
Caught this egret in Kitty Hawk Woods this past week.

Really nice capture!  :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2788 on: September 29, 2013, 12:42:09 AM »
Thanks for the encouraging words, guys. 

More lovely shots posted!  I'm really struck by something in the egret shot - white against white??  Anyway I find it to be a very appealing shot, well done.

Having worked all day Friday and being beat, it was just before sunset and getting cloudy when all the robins that are congregating and other birds were out in number.  My wife says get your camera, there's a lot of birds.  I replied, it's just too dark, but couldn't resist.  Well, there were some opportunites and I got others similar to this one and was excited until I opened them on the computer.  I couldn't really get close enough but normally I'd be able to get away with a little cropping.

So, the question is, given the high ISO needed is this counter productive or should I accept it as better than nothing?  Any thoughts?  I think I fellt more negative than positive.

6D 300 X2 640th F5.6 ISO 10K

Guess this is a prime example of where a flash is needed!

JDW

Hey Jack,

That's a really beautiful shot...gorgeous. I love the colors and the action. Definitely well worth the effort. :)

edit: Personally, I prefer natural light rather than flash whenever possible. I did a double take when I saw ISO was 10K. I am amazed. Did you have to use noise reduction in pp?
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2789 on: September 29, 2013, 05:04:14 AM »
Thanks Serendipidy, I only use DPP and checking I see a little sharpening and I've bumped the NR from default 6 to 8 out of 20 - really not much.  As stated I find the shot disappointing becasue of what it might have been rather than knocking ISO 10K.  I guess it comes down to basically, is the composition worthy enough to accept the grain and lack of sharpness??

Here's one in the sequence where it is totally untouched and I see the ISO was up to 12.8K, and it shows!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2789 on: September 29, 2013, 05:04:14 AM »