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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5055 on: April 03, 2014, 09:15:24 AM »
hummingbird taking a rare rest...

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5056 on: April 03, 2014, 09:20:12 AM »
hummingbird taking a rare rest...

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Beautiful.  8)  Excellent shot Sir.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5057 on: April 03, 2014, 09:25:06 AM »
hummingbird taking a rare rest...

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Good one!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5058 on: April 03, 2014, 09:34:25 AM »
Perched Golden Eagle in the National Elk Refuge near Jackson


Here is another shot telling.  The feet tell me that he is most likely a Golden Eagle.  What do you think?  Golden or Juvenile Bald Eagle?


I believe this is a juvenile bald eagle.  The beak/ bill is larger and more characteristic of a bald eagle, the feathering does not go all the way down the leg as shown in the second pic, and the wing markings also look like a young bald eagle.  Either way they are neat pics- I like the second one where it likes like he is relaxed and stretching.
Thanks Jrda2.  Wish I had a shot of the back of his head.  Waited for him to fly off but he was content.  Know someone who works at the local Raptor Center.  I'll see if they can identify him.  Could be a mystery....Got a back focus shot that I cropped of him.  Probably not much help.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5059 on: April 03, 2014, 09:35:10 AM »
Cool hummingbird photos, beautiful grebes (I've never seen them before), nice puffin shot, and funny egret shot with great filename (Gatorland or St. Augustine Alligator Farm?) and this thread keeps getting better!

Also:

Hi Mackguyver.
Beautiful shot.
Are you a mechanoid, do you have no pulse or do you just stop your heart whilst you hand hold your 600mm 1/30 sec shots?  :D What do you think your oops cost you, 1 stop, 1/2 a stop? What would you have done with it, reduced ISO or faster shutter?

Thanks, Graham, and no I'm not a robot but I do try to hold the camera & lens really still :)  I'm a reasonably strong guy, but I think it comes down to breathing, focus, and having a (as my Boston friends would say) wicked good IS in the lens.  It might be the years of using the 400 f/5.6, too.  That lens will teach you to hold still!

Also, I wish the Canon drop-in CPL only cost 1/2 to 1 stops, but it's not one of the fancy new CPLs so it's a 2 stop penalty.  It's hard to tell with the 5DIII / 1D X viewfinders because they don't lose brightness as quickly and obviously as the older cameras I had with the EF-S / EG-S super precision matte screens I've used in the past.  I definitely would have upped the shutter speed as I'm sure I could have gotten a sharper shot, though I might have tried a combination of the two - maybe 1/60s at ISO 800.

Also, he and his mate were back last night but by the time I got outside, they were gone...
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5060 on: April 03, 2014, 09:37:44 AM »
not sure what kind of bird this is but i caught him peeking at me from around a tree branch.

pretty little thing

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5061 on: April 03, 2014, 09:39:50 AM »
not sure what kind of bird this is but i caught him peeking at me around a tree branch.

pretty little thing

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Interesting, I've never seen one of those but I like the mohawk!  I like the peeking shot, too.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5062 on: April 03, 2014, 10:01:40 AM »
not sure what kind of bird this is but i caught him peeking at me around a tree branch.

pretty little thing

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Interesting, I've never seen one of those but I like the mohawk!  I like the peeking shot, too.
His expression is great!  Like the colors and hair (feather) style.  Sorry, I do not know what he is called.  Great shot.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5063 on: April 03, 2014, 10:49:56 AM »
Great Crested Grebe getting ready II.
We have about 250 nesting couples in Norway, so it is not a bird we see very often. This is the only couple I know of, in a lake in Oslo.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5064 on: April 03, 2014, 10:51:38 AM »
Lovely shot Eldar.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5065 on: April 03, 2014, 10:54:09 AM »
not sure what kind of bird this is but i caught him peeking at me from around a tree branch.

pretty little thing

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Cute  :D  I really like this shot. Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5066 on: April 03, 2014, 11:00:00 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.

Jack

Thanks, Jack. And wow, I sure hope my next owl won't take that long. Truth is, owls are fairly uncommon in the urban area where I live. The Collared Scops Owl is, not surprisingly, the most adapted to the human environment. The one I ran into was in a local park. The Eastern Grass Owl, on the other hand, is locally endangered, and most birders around here are lucky to see it once in a lifetime.

HankMD - congrats on your first owl!!!  It's so exciting to finally see one considering how hard they are to find.  I've been looking for this little guy in my yard for months and I've seen him fly by and heard him almost daily but it took me that long to finally find him.  That's a really interesting owl you shot - I've never even heard of the species.

Thanks, mackguyver. I find that I run into interesting species when I'm not looking for them (and least expect them). Last Saturday I went on a hike with my wife, and though I heard all sorts of bird calls, only ONE was in sight for a total of five seconds. The shutter count incremented by exactly zero. Just as we were leaving the parking lot, I saw a pair of what I learned later were Collared Finchbills. Those shots made the day.

In your case, though, you already knew you had something interesting, and your perseverance and ingenuity  paid off -- congrats!

A raptor that I ran into at a local art museum  ??? last year (which sort of got me interested in birding):
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5067 on: April 03, 2014, 11:01:40 AM »
Lovely shot Eldar.
Thanks Click.
I got the whole morning with them yesterday. Here´s an eager nest builder.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5068 on: April 03, 2014, 11:11:48 AM »
Lovely shot Eldar.
Thanks Click.
I got a whole morning with them yesterday. Here´s an eager nest builder.
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Nice shot Eldar

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5069 on: April 03, 2014, 12:01:32 PM »
As long as we're on the subject of hummers . . . .

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