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jrista

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4200 on: January 20, 2014, 09:39:05 PM »
If you saw how many of these kind of stumps are around here you'd be calling for one.  The poplars get old, the woodpeckers drill them and then the wind takes the top off leaving what I have, usually with holes in the lower section.

All my "natural" shooting was done by the pond where these stumps abound and now I know - go there and force suet into the holes!  But that's for spring, well maybe not, but then they won't come to my deck. :(

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4201 on: January 20, 2014, 10:12:42 PM »
2n10, what a beauty!  You forgot to give us the details though. ;)

Jack

Sorry about that

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4202 on: January 20, 2014, 11:03:11 PM »
Sturm und Drang.  Went out to look for hawks today and found this very athletic Red Tail doing an aerobatic maneuver.

5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 500, M mode, 1/1250 @ f6.3.


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4203 on: January 20, 2014, 11:05:41 PM »
Sturm und Drang, Part II.  No, this juvenile Red Tail is not pursuing this blackbird.  They were both perched and took off simultaneously with a resulting near-collision in flight.

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amirosama

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4204 on: January 20, 2014, 11:27:46 PM »
Sturm und Drang.  Went out to look for hawks today and found this very athletic Red Tail doing an aerobatic maneuver.

5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 500, M mode, 1/1250 @ f6.3.

oh..so close..
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4205 on: January 20, 2014, 11:32:27 PM »
ID : Tiger Shrike
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Head & Shoulder Portrait


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4206 on: January 21, 2014, 12:13:46 AM »
Sturm und Drang, Part II.  No, this juvenile Red Tail is not pursuing this blackbird.  They were both perched and took off simultaneously with a resulting near-collision in flight.

5Diii, 400DO, ISO 400, M Mode, f6.3 @ 1/1250

Great catch!

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I'm enjoying the 'Stump antics', Jack, jrista and Don.  One day I'll actually get a yard :/
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4207 on: January 21, 2014, 12:22:17 AM »
Today I spent about 11 hours wandering the northern section of Cuyamaca SP.  The funniest encounter was with a Steller's Jay.  "Shall I sing for you the song of my people?"  - Red Shouldered Hawk call on repeat.  Sometimes I think they even get confused at what sound they should be making.  5D MK III / 600 v2 w/1.4  1/400 : f/7.1 : ISO 400

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jrista

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4208 on: January 21, 2014, 12:22:23 AM »
Sturm und Drang.  Went out to look for hawks today and found this very athletic Red Tail doing an aerobatic maneuver.

5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 500, M mode, 1/1250 @ f6.3.

Wow, excellent shot with excellent quality! It's good to see some people using the 400 DO for BIF. Lot of people complain about the possible (but not always extant) "diffraction glow" that can be caused by the diffraction grating, but I've seen some shots taken with it, like this one, that show it can be critically sharp when used properly.

I hope Canon keeps pursuing DO technology. If they can figure out particle dispersion DO, they could have a real winner on their hands with an EF 600mm f/4 DO IS lens that is even smaller and lighter than the EF 600mm f/4 L IS II.

rmfagan

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4209 on: January 21, 2014, 12:28:45 AM »
A few from my recent trip to Hokkaido... My first time photographing birds actually.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4210 on: January 21, 2014, 12:29:59 AM »
Another...
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jrista

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4211 on: January 21, 2014, 12:37:24 AM »
A few from my recent trip to Hokkaido... My first time photographing birds actually.

Excellent shots for your first time! Lucky shots! Got any gear info and exposure settings?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4212 on: January 21, 2014, 12:39:40 AM »
Canon 5D III and 500L II, some may have used 1.4 TC III. Aperture priority, f/5.6 I believe.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4213 on: January 21, 2014, 12:48:49 AM »
Sturm und Drang.  Went out to look for hawks today and found this very athletic Red Tail doing an aerobatic maneuver.

5Diii, 400 DO, ISO 500, M mode, 1/1250 @ f6.3.
Steven, that is one magnificent bird and a magnificent capture.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4214 on: January 21, 2014, 01:05:33 AM »
One day I'll actually get a yard :/
;D ;D ;D ... one day I'll get a place where birds at least exist, then I'll get a yard and then a stump  ;D ... right now where I live I see a bird maybe 5 or 6 times a year. But at my office (my office room is next to a window ... I'm the only lucky guy in the office to have a window facing a tree) I do get a couple of Myna birds, a few Pigeons and a bunch of sparrows occasionally ... but now, we are moving into a skyscraper next month with absolutely no chance whatsoever of seeing a bird  :'(
If I want to photograph some birds, I need to travel about 125 kms / 77 miles (one way), that too only for a little over 4 months (between November to March). So, I envy all you fortunate people and eagerly look forward to any new bird photos from the CR members.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4214 on: January 21, 2014, 01:05:33 AM »