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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3330 on: November 21, 2013, 06:06:00 AM »
7D  400mm L  f5.6

Very nice shot.   8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3331 on: November 21, 2013, 08:07:17 AM »
Some taken this afternoon in my yard of Japanese White-eyes (Mejiro). 5D3, 100-400L.
Lovely shots.  Excellent focus on the birds!  What were your settings?

Thanks CT John. All were handheld and using only ambient light while I stood on a ladder next to the tree (honey bees buzzing all around the flowering tree).
All were AE priority, f/5.6, 400mm (all heavily cropped and some PP in DPP), auto WB, auto ISO ( 1st 2 were 640 and last 2 were 320 ISO), spot AF one shot, TV was 1/400s for #2 and rest were 1/320s.

If you click on the photo, it takes you to my Flickr. There at the bottom on the extreme right lower side is 3 little dots together. If you click on the 3 dots, a menu pops up and the bottom item is "show EXIF data". Click on that and it lists all the EXIF.

I like your Kauai wild fowl photo. They are so colorful.
Thanks for the details.  I looked through your Flickr account and love your flower images as well.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3332 on: November 21, 2013, 09:45:40 AM »
rpt, I'll be on my way tomorrow, what's the address and what airport will you pick me up from?  ;)

Oops, I forgot my friend wants me to go with him when he buys his 1Dx on Friday.  He thinks his models may be a little more cooperative when they see his fancy new camera.  Myself I'd rather stick with wildlife - more predictable and dependable and generally cooperative.  Not to mention beauty, as the previous posts prove.  My wife agrees with this. :)

Jack
Welcome! I live 5 min drive from the airport and can pick you up. There is just one airport in Pune. [I guess you noticed I did not pass on the address ;) ]

I agree about sticking with wildlife too. Btw, I really like your pictures :)


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3333 on: November 21, 2013, 11:30:35 AM »
Thanks rpt, as a beginner I struggle with lots of things but I am persistent and determined and will not be looking back.  You can imagine my anxiety buying that 300 2.8 II because of the enormity of such a purchase for a modest income.  The other day I looked back with embarrassment over my early posts but I can see good things happening and an enormous love for wildlife returning now that I'm retired and have more time.

If anyone reading this is in a similar boat with pure motives (not jealosy etc.) such a purchase is never going to be regretted!!  Go for it.  The quality of that 300 is something itself.

Gotta get back to S.A. first but who knows maybe India could happen.  I'll be watching your birds with greater interest now, at least.  Nothing like a common shared interest to warm relations. :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3334 on: November 21, 2013, 11:45:30 AM »

I feel for you. Come over to Pune, India and we can drive 60 miles to a lake where a number of migratory birds come. You can have your pick of birds.

I do hope you are extending this offer to the natives ;)

You have a return offer from me. We have a similar lake 50 km from my town which is infested with Ruddy Shelducks, Bar Headed Geese and a number of other migrants. Let me know if you are traveling north.

Cheers ... J.R.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3335 on: November 21, 2013, 12:23:46 PM »
Oh, oh, look what I've started. ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3336 on: November 21, 2013, 12:28:35 PM »
Oh, oh, look what I've started. ;)

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« Reply #3336 on: November 21, 2013, 12:28:35 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3337 on: November 21, 2013, 01:27:42 PM »
Nice bird.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3338 on: November 21, 2013, 01:45:14 PM »
Very nice shot Actionpix  8)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3339 on: November 21, 2013, 02:06:31 PM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3340 on: November 21, 2013, 02:06:58 PM »
This is cute and amusing from different points of view and so I’ve taken a few minutes to assemble it and share with you.  The thought was prompted by the thread:
 
Your camera takes great photos" and other peeves

I’d been sharing some of the shots I’ve posted here (6D 300 X2) with my nephew who’s a lawyer and somewhat of a nature lover.  The picture I’ve posted is his, using his then new iPhone, the one he’s determined I should have so I can take better pictures.   :)  All in good fun.

Jack


Here is an interesting picture
A duck has built a next in our raised garden

She has also collected 6 range golf balls and has put them in her nest
She has laid 6 of her own eggs

Priceless!!

We are looking forward to 6 baby ducks and 6 little golf balls in the next few days!!

W


That's amazing and should be sent to a nature magazine or the like! If
that's your cell phone it is truly doing a very good job. Hire the ducks to
collect balls and sell them!

Jack


Our concern is what to do about the ducks when they hatch. It is a fair
distance thru some real woody area to the ponds by Festival Place

W


Very nice to have great pictures at your fingertip ....  very impressive.

I think mama duck knows just how to do that. I saw this first hand when my
goslings hatched and were taken to the large pond a long ways away. I ran
around and met them some time later when they arrived.

Jack


My iphone is an amazing machine!!
You must get one

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3341 on: November 21, 2013, 02:11:20 PM »

I feel for you. Come over to Pune, India and we can drive 60 miles to a lake where a number of migratory birds come. You can have your pick of birds.

I do hope you are extending this offer to the natives ;)
rpt, sign me up as well ... me native (from Goa) ... if you don't extend the offer, I shall protest in front of Pune airport,  like Anna Hazare style ;D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3342 on: November 21, 2013, 03:32:37 PM »
ok here are some of my attempts
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« Reply #3343 on: November 21, 2013, 03:34:25 PM »
and lastly
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3344 on: November 21, 2013, 04:24:28 PM »
ok here are some of my attempts

Nice! I like your kookaburra shot and the really colorful bird with the yellow hair that reminds me of Donald Me_Me_Me. What kind of bird is that?
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« Reply #3344 on: November 21, 2013, 04:24:28 PM »