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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4245 on: January 21, 2014, 10:33:49 PM »
RMFagan,
Ha, you have a good life!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4246 on: January 21, 2014, 10:49:08 PM »
Trips to Athens, Istanbul, Iceland, Acadia NP, and Yosemite NP coming up this year...

Sweet!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4247 on: January 21, 2014, 11:05:33 PM »
Ha, perhaps not as good as I make it out I guess. Always another side to the story. All my money goes to photography and travel and I otherwise live on a Bud Light-budget to afford it.

It helps that I tend to make very good friends when I travel and am often invited to visit them, which usually negates lodging costs. A lengthy period of time living in the Caribbean and having to travel back and forth to NYC helped me rack up the flyer miles.

When you're flying and sleeping free, trips are a LOT more affordable!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4248 on: January 22, 2014, 09:26:51 AM »
On the subject of telephoto lens choice, I've tried out Canon's big glass - 400 II, 600 II, and 800 - through CPS and you certainly can't beat them for distant shots, but I'm finding the 300 2.8 II + 1.4x & 2x to be much better for my needs.  I like to walk around a lot, stalk my subjects, or walk to a good spot then wait for the subjects to get comfortable with me (my favorite technique for songbirds).  With the 300, I can hand hold the camera (usually 5DIII with grip) and carry it around with little difficulty.  You can do the same with the bigger lenses, but your arm and shoulder become fatigued pretty quickly.  They perform well on a monopod, but I find monopods to be restricting when you need to make sudden movements to get a shot.   On FF, it's difficult to get close enough to your subjects, but the challenge of wildlife photography is one of the reasons I love it.

On the other hand, if I spent my days in blinds or shooting from stationary positions, I would definitely go for the big glass.

P.S. Here's a shot of a Double-crested Cormorant with my old "birding lens" 70-200 f/4IS + 1.4x II @280mm and yes, the water is sadly that green - nitrate pollution of Wakulla Springs - one of the largest springs in the world:

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4249 on: January 22, 2014, 09:44:36 AM »
Very friendly chickadees.....

That how you shoot wildlife :o :o :o

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4250 on: January 22, 2014, 11:19:39 AM »
Really nice cormorant shot, Mackguyver! Sorry about the pollution, but it does make for a pretty color setting.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4251 on: January 22, 2014, 12:20:03 PM »
Here is an image from Healesville Sanctuary in Melbourne, during Spirits of the Sky show ... as I was more interested in capturing these birds, I did not pay attention to the Sanctuary staff when they mentioned the name of this Owl ... can someone help with the name?

Very nice shot Rienzphotoz. Nicely done Sir!
Thanks for the kind words Click ... I'm still hoping someone can help me out with identifying the name of that Owl.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4251 on: January 22, 2014, 12:20:03 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4252 on: January 22, 2014, 04:33:49 PM »
P.S. Here's a shot of a Double-crested Cormorant with my old "birding lens" 70-200 f/4IS + 1.4x II @280mm and yes, the water is sadly that green - nitrate pollution of Wakulla Springs - one of the largest springs in the world:

I love the colors in your picture mackguyver. Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4253 on: January 22, 2014, 04:35:32 PM »

Thanks for the kind words Click ... I'm still hoping someone can help me out with identifying the name of that Owl.

Unfortunately, I'm not familiar with bird species in your region.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4254 on: January 22, 2014, 05:30:28 PM »
I find the barn owl one of the more enigmatic birds. I've never caught an image of one that dose them justice but I'm fairly please with this one.


Barn Owl - Devon by Tom W W, on Flickr
If you debate with a fool onlookers can find it VERY difficult to tell the difference.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4255 on: January 22, 2014, 05:33:56 PM »
I find the barn owl one of the more enigmatic birds. I've never caught an image of one that dose them justice but I'm fairly please with this one.


I like your image processing on this one. Nicely done Sir.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4256 on: January 22, 2014, 06:09:50 PM »
I find the barn owl one of the more enigmatic birds. I've never caught an image of one that dose them justice but I'm fairly please with this one.


I like your image processing on this one. Nicely done Sir.
+1.  Lovely.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4257 on: January 22, 2014, 07:00:57 PM »
Not the best shot, but it is a rare bird in the Southeast
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4257 on: January 22, 2014, 07:00:57 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4258 on: January 23, 2014, 01:08:10 AM »
Papa brought Mama for the first time today, to see the improvement to the stump. ;)

Tomorrow, I'll have the basket attacment that will surround the stump and allow for various branches to be added.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #4259 on: January 23, 2014, 04:19:21 AM »
Very innovative ... congratulations ... looking forward to more photos.
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