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Menace

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5025 on: April 01, 2014, 05:51:45 AM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5025 on: April 01, 2014, 05:51:45 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5026 on: April 01, 2014, 05:56:02 AM »
Hey Don Haines...One of my dove shots, also shot through glass.


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5027 on: April 01, 2014, 09:15:38 AM »
The dove shots are all great, and while I don't have any to share, I finally tracked down the little guy in my yard who keeps waking me up in the morning and serenading me with his hoots each evening.  He was way, way up high, but I snagged him with my 300 + 2x with (OOPS!) circular polarizer.  It was dusk but I didn't think it was THAT dark!  Luckily the IS allowed me to handhold at 1/30s allowing me to use ISO 1600 instead of 25600!  Note to self - remove CIR-PLs from all lenses before I pack my lenses to come home.  Now I need to get a better shot of him - tripod / Better Beamer will be at the ready for his next visit!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5028 on: April 01, 2014, 08:58:58 PM »
5d3 with 70-200 2.8ii with 1.4x shot at 280.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5029 on: April 01, 2014, 09:00:18 PM »
The dove shots are all great, and while I don't have any to share, I finally tracked down the little guy in my yard who keeps waking me up in the morning and serenading me with his hoots each evening.  He was way, way up high, but I snagged him with my 300 + 2x with (OOPS!) circular polarizer.  It was dusk but I didn't think it was THAT dark!  Luckily the IS allowed me to handhold at 1/30s allowing me to use ISO 1600 instead of 25600!  Note to self - remove CIR-PLs from all lenses before I pack my lenses to come home.  Now I need to get a better shot of him - tripod / Better Beamer will be at the ready for his next visit!



good story Mack!  nice shot, looking forward to the next one!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5030 on: April 02, 2014, 01:18:28 AM »
I have spent the last couple of days in Hong Kong and have just arrived in Shanghai, where G**gl* is inaccessible. I put the Tamron 150-600mm on a 5DIII through its paces under conditions where I could get really close. Here is a selection from a morning's shooting. All have been reduced to 1200 px width for uploading, each with a 100% crop so you can see the original.

The processing for all has been the same. Taken in RAW, processed in DxO with the only changes done is noise reduction using PRIME and adjusting exposure (no sharpening). The exported jpegs were cropped in PS and sharpened using USM at 100% with 0.9-2 px radius.

I don't know the names of most so please help me by identifying them (I can't G**gle*, remember).

All are hand held. The first is: Focal length = 350mm, f/6.3, iso 640, 1/320 s

First one is the Crested Pigeon, an Australian bird.  (I guess the birding place you went to is for "exotic" birds?)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5031 on: April 02, 2014, 01:41:06 AM »
Unlike mackguyver I had an easier time with another owl (my first):
Just this past Sunday I was scrutinizing this nondescript yet unusually noisy tree. I saw quite a few Japanese White-eyes, Light-vented Bulbuls, and maybe a third species, all seemingly in a state of excitement, over food or what I couldn't tell. By chance I noticed this silent, immobile lump of grey. I had binoculars but no camera, and no way to fetch one any time soon. It was with great anticipation that I returned 5 hours later, and you can imagine my excitement upon finding the owl still there, albeit now facing a different direction.  It's a Collared Scops Owl.

I used the 70-200 IS II as the Tamron would have been too slow handheld.
Collared Scops Owl, Angled View
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5031 on: April 02, 2014, 01:41:06 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5032 on: April 02, 2014, 01:57:02 AM »
HankMD, I can easily imagine the excitement.  My last owl was over 30 years ago, as hard as it is to believe, we just don't seem to have a lot around here.  Nice shot.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5033 on: April 02, 2014, 02:40:13 AM »
Who says only the early bird gets the worm? ... this Spanish Sparrow got a juicy worm and an insect all at the same time in searing desert heat during mid day - lucky bird.
Moral of the Story: Be lazy and still be successful ... but face the heat!  :P ;D

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5034 on: April 02, 2014, 05:47:20 AM »
Tree sparrows might not be particularly exotic, but they are fun to watch.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5035 on: April 02, 2014, 05:55:39 AM »
but I snagged him with my 300 + 2x with (OOPS!) circular polarizer.  It was dusk but I didn't think it was THAT dark!  Luckily the IS allowed me to handhold at 1/30s



You hand held a 600 mm focal length at 1/30th?? Amazing IS. Does the 50% size stand up ?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5036 on: April 02, 2014, 07:44:13 AM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5037 on: April 02, 2014, 08:30:38 AM »
Rooks,
Great shot.
Great to have you here!
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Tree sparrows might not be particularly exotic, but they are fun to watch.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5037 on: April 02, 2014, 08:30:38 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5038 on: April 02, 2014, 08:38:39 AM »
One from me.  Shot on last Friday of March.
EOS M 18-55 mm., by an urban man made lake.
(Photo as is, no processing.)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5039 on: April 02, 2014, 08:42:41 AM »
The dove shots are all great, and while I don't have any to share, I finally tracked down the little guy in my yard who keeps waking me up in the morning and serenading me with his hoots each evening.  He was way, way up high, but I snagged him with my 300 + 2x with (OOPS!) circular polarizer.  It was dusk but I didn't think it was THAT dark!  Luckily the IS allowed me to handhold at 1/30s allowing me to use ISO 1600 instead of 25600!  Note to self - remove CIR-PLs from all lenses before I pack my lenses to come home.  Now I need to get a better shot of him - tripod / Better Beamer will be at the ready for his next visit!

Handhold 600mm 1/30... Well done! Lovely picture mackguyver

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5039 on: April 02, 2014, 08:42:41 AM »