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serendipidy

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2775 on: September 28, 2013, 04:16:12 PM »
Some shots of Muscovy ducks from yesterday. They were crossing the street several blocks from my house, so I grabbed my 5D3 and 70-200Lii and went back to get these.
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The Muscovy Duck (Cairina moschata) is a large duck native to Mexico, Central, and South America. Small wild and feral breeding populations have established themselves in the United States, particularly in the lower Rio Grande Valley of Texas, as well as in many other parts of North America, including southern Canada. Feral Muscovy Ducks are found in New Zealand and have also been reported in parts of Europe.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2775 on: September 28, 2013, 04:16:12 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2776 on: September 28, 2013, 04:20:17 PM »
A few more Muscovy ducks and a mallard. 5D3 and 70-200Lii.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2777 on: September 28, 2013, 04:28:05 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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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #2778 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 #2779 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 #2780 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 #2781 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 #2782 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 #2783 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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« Reply #2784 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 #2785 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 #2786 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 #2787 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
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« Reply #2788 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 #2789 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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« Reply #2789 on: September 29, 2013, 12:37:59 AM »