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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3570 on: December 04, 2013, 10:28:20 PM »
We're having a snowy owl invasion in Maine -- had bad luck with the weather so far, this is what i got. Canon 70d + 400mm 5.6L
Beautiful! I'm jealous... There are supposed to be snowy owls in Ontario where I live nut I have never seen one, let alone get a picture like that! Congratulations!

I'm jealous to Don!  I've been looking all over Central Florida and haven't spotted one yet...  :(
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3571 on: December 05, 2013, 12:01:41 AM »

Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) by alabang, on Flickr

The Flaming Sunbird (Aethopyga flagrans) is a species of bird in the Nectariniidae family. It is endemic to the Philippines.

Its natural habitat is subtropical or tropical moist lowland forests.

Male: Very colourful feathers.

Female: Less colourful feathers.

Philippine Birds

Source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flaming_Sunbird

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Ba%C3%B1os,_Laguna

Settings: 1/250 ƒ/5.6 ISO 320 800mm


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Why this awkward pose?

In the first 100 exposure of this bird I have so far, this is the best image to show off the sunbird's colorful throat.

Why did you go birding on a workday?

I went birding on a workday so I could bring my cousin's kids (aged 5 to 17) to a forested area near their sister's home (30km away) as a respite from Category 5 Super Typhoon Haiyan/Yolanda. You see these kids are survivors of the said Super Typhoon. Though their homes in Tacloban City just experienced very minor typhoon damage their schools were completely destroyed and many of their friends, classmates and neighbors are among the more than 5,800 dead and more than 1,700 missing.

How can you (yes YOU) can help?

Go to your nearest Red Cross or directly to http://www.redcross.org.ph/donate and donate. Any amount is help.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3572 on: December 05, 2013, 01:48:48 AM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3573 on: December 05, 2013, 06:02:11 AM »
Beautiful colored bird. Nice shot Paolo.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3574 on: December 05, 2013, 07:09:19 AM »
Ripper shots, I really love the Kea Menace. Dolina yet another great shot!

Little Pied Cormorant sunning before it nests for the night.
Great shot and what a beautiful bird.  I love seeing all of the other species from other parts of the world - I've never seen one of these or many of the other birds you guys on the other side of the world are posting.  Keep up the great work!

Agreed!  We have lots of Cormorants but I've not seen one like this before!  The majority of ours are like these little fellas...

Shot with 7D and 100-400L  f/5.6, 1/1600sec, ISO 250

Thanks I love seeing all the other birds of the world and there are so many inspirational shots here, love those two cormorants too. I am close to the river but probably 30km plus from the ocean so I am not sure why they come to roost to this one area. But the park is full of birds I would normally associate with the ocean. The nice thing is when they get ready to roost you can get quite close.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3575 on: December 05, 2013, 09:31:51 AM »
Amazing shots always appreciated!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3576 on: December 05, 2013, 10:34:15 AM »
Okay, I'm done attacking my own reflection in your car's paint, and sure I'll pose for you:


nice cardinal Mackguyver! Here's one of my favorites - red on blue.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3577 on: December 05, 2013, 10:40:36 AM »
Beautiful shot Vern.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3578 on: December 05, 2013, 12:37:29 PM »
We're having a snowy owl invasion in Maine -- had bad luck with the weather so far, this is what i got. Canon 70d + 400mm 5.6L
Beautiful! I'm jealous... There are supposed to be snowy owls in Ontario where I live nut I have never seen one, let alone get a picture like that! Congratulations!

I'm jealous to Don!  I've been looking all over Central Florida and haven't spotted one yet...  :(

So far we have seen 4 snowy owls out here. There is a report of one on Bermuda !
PS. I think that photo is of a young female.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3579 on: December 05, 2013, 03:44:35 PM »
nice cardinal Mackguyver! Here's one of my favorites - red on blue.
Thanks and I love your shot, too!  Cardinals (or redbirds as they call them here in the South) are common, but so photogenic!  I just wish we got snow here in Florida - I've seen some amazing cardinal shots with snow and berries.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3580 on: December 05, 2013, 04:11:10 PM »
nice cardinal Mackguyver! Here's one of my favorites - red on blue.
Thanks and I love your shot, too!  Cardinals (or redbirds as they call them here in the South) are common, but so photogenic!  I just wish we got snow here in Florida - I've seen some amazing cardinal shots with snow and berries.
They are also quite shy... I have feeders in the yard and if I am outside they will not come anywhere near, so getting a picture is a bit of a challenge...
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3581 on: December 05, 2013, 04:43:21 PM »
nice cardinal Mackguyver! Here's one of my favorites - red on blue.
Thanks and I love your shot, too!  Cardinals (or redbirds as they call them here in the South) are common, but so photogenic!  I just wish we got snow here in Florida - I've seen some amazing cardinal shots with snow and berries.
They are also quite shy... I have feeders in the yard and if I am outside they will not come anywhere near, so getting a picture is a bit of a challenge...
True, but not the little guy in my photo - he was quite bold!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3582 on: December 05, 2013, 06:12:17 PM »
Had some nice weather a few weekends ago, so I was able to get out and do some birding.  There are more shots of the GBH in flight on my Flickr page.  All shot with the 5D III and 300mm f/4L IS with 1.4x TC II.


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« Reply #3582 on: December 05, 2013, 06:12:17 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3583 on: December 05, 2013, 06:18:16 PM »
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That is really nicely done!  Color and lighting is fabulous!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #3584 on: December 05, 2013, 09:18:41 PM »
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« Reply #3584 on: December 05, 2013, 09:18:41 PM »