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jrista

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5130 on: April 13, 2014, 12:11:20 AM »
Heard a bit of a "cooing commotion" outside earlier today. Slide my curtain aside just a little, and saw a couple of Mourning Doves mating. They had this cute little ritual: Preen, Cuddle, Kiss, Mate. They "did it" about a dozen times. :P

I have a blog forthcoming, but here are a couple of shots that I've quickly processed. I had no time to really set up, so I just grabbed my lens (only thing readily available was my 600mm, and they were RIGHT there on the railing of my deck, so apologies for the tight crop...these are all mostly 100% full frames), stuck it to the sill of my sliding glass door to my deck, and started shooting...no real artistic flare here, just a small little documentary of a cute dove couple in cute little dove love. :D













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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5130 on: April 13, 2014, 12:11:20 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5131 on: April 13, 2014, 02:00:07 AM »
Cool owl series Vern!  Like the 3rd and 4th ones the best.

Jrista, really like the last 'cuddle' shot!  Can't wait to see the whole series!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5132 on: April 13, 2014, 09:26:14 AM »
...no real artistic flare here, just a small little documentary of a cute dove couple in cute little dove love. :D

Cute.  :)  I really like the third and the last picture. Well done.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5133 on: April 13, 2014, 04:06:06 PM »
Heavy crop of Black Headed Heron
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5134 on: April 13, 2014, 04:15:01 PM »
Yellow headed blackbird

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« Reply #5135 on: April 13, 2014, 04:16:02 PM »
Red-winged blackbird

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« Reply #5136 on: April 13, 2014, 04:16:52 PM »
Coot

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« Reply #5137 on: April 13, 2014, 05:05:35 PM »
Peacock

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5138 on: April 13, 2014, 06:50:41 PM »
I'm calling this a dark-eyed (Oregon) junco.
I really like the snowflakes.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5139 on: April 13, 2014, 08:52:24 PM »
Very nice series dpc.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5140 on: April 13, 2014, 08:57:28 PM »
Heavy crop of Black Headed Heron

Nicely done Kerry.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5141 on: April 13, 2014, 11:45:11 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5142 on: April 14, 2014, 04:44:31 PM »
One of my dove photos just hit the first page of popular on 500px. First time any of my photos have gotten quite that far. Given that it was a from-the-hip shot without ANY planning or artistic goals whatsoever, I'm pretty stunned:

http://500px.com/photo/66945531?from=popular

UPDATE: Now it's the first image in the second row of the popular page! :D Pulse is 99.7. I wonder if it will hit the top row before it's pulse is knocked back at 24hrs...
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5143 on: April 14, 2014, 09:59:41 PM »
One of my dove photos just hit the first page of popular on 500px. First time any of my photos have gotten quite that far. Given that it was a from-the-hip shot without ANY planning or artistic goals whatsoever, I'm pretty stunned:

http://500px.com/photo/66945531?from=popular

UPDATE: Now it's the first image in the second row of the popular page! :D Pulse is 99.7. I wonder if it will hit the top row before it's pulse is knocked back at 24hrs...

Congrats
That should help justifying the 600?

Congrats and Good Luck!  It's a great image!   ;)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #5144 on: April 14, 2014, 10:40:21 PM »
Contrats Jon.  :)

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