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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #120 on: May 08, 2012, 10:55:10 AM »
Nice shots Chris.

On the Male Takahe shot... what have you done to the background... it is the weirdest blur... almost a criss cross pattern blur..   :o

 I get that when throwing fences out of focus.

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« Reply #120 on: May 08, 2012, 10:55:10 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #121 on: May 09, 2012, 09:22:38 AM »
Nice shots Chris.

On the Male Takahe shot... what have you done to the background... it is the weirdest blur... almost a criss cross pattern blur..   :o

It was shot through a fence as the others already said. That is the problem if the Background is then too close to the subject to be extremely out of focus - the pattern still remains   
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #122 on: May 10, 2012, 03:38:41 AM »
Use a long focal length zoom telephoto lens with a range of 70-200mm is ideal.
Switch to Aperture Priority mode and choose a medium aperture with an f-stop of f/7.1.
Switch to an ISO setting that yields a shutter speed that is the reciprocal of the 35mm equivalent of the focal length you’re using to photograph the bird.
Enable image stabilization if your camera or lens has this feature.
Switch to Continuous Auto-Focus mode.
Switch to Continuous Drive mode.
Switch to a single auto-focus point and achieve focus on the eye that is closest to the camera.
If possible, photograph birds on an overcast day, or when the bird is in the shade.
If you’re photographing birds in broad daylight, capture your images in the early morning or late afternoon.
If you do photograph the bird straight on in broad daylight, make sure the front of the bird is illuminated.
If you’re photographing the side of the bird’s head in broad daylight, make sure the side of its head is completely illuminated.



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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #123 on: May 10, 2012, 04:13:32 AM »
Use a long focal length zoom telephoto lens with a range of 70-200mm is ideal.
Switch to Aperture Priority mode and choose a medium aperture with an f-stop of f/7.1.
Switch to an ISO setting that yields a shutter speed that is the reciprocal of the 35mm equivalent of the focal length you’re using to photograph the bird.
Enable image stabilization if your camera or lens has this feature.
Switch to Continuous Auto-Focus mode.
Switch to Continuous Drive mode.
Switch to a single auto-focus point and achieve focus on the eye that is closest to the camera.
If possible, photograph birds on an overcast day, or when the bird is in the shade.
If you’re photographing birds in broad daylight, capture your images in the early morning or late afternoon.
If you do photograph the bird straight on in broad daylight, make sure the front of the bird is illuminated.
If you’re photographing the side of the bird’s head in broad daylight, make sure the side of its head is completely illuminated.



Although f5, 1/160 @ 200mm but is it ok? :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #124 on: May 10, 2012, 09:18:19 AM »
Although f5, 1/160 @ 200mm but is it ok? :)

Very nice!! Personally I like a bit of contrast sometimes (attached) . Very nice shot by the way.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #125 on: May 10, 2012, 10:16:37 AM »
Tia the Barn Owl...
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #126 on: May 10, 2012, 10:30:55 AM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #127 on: May 10, 2012, 10:37:33 AM »
Although f5, 1/160 @ 200mm but is it ok? :)

Very nice!! Personally I like a bit of contrast sometimes (attached) . Very nice shot by the way.

Thanks! Looks cooler :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #128 on: May 18, 2012, 03:59:07 PM »
Here's a shot I took of a pretty big bird.  ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #129 on: May 19, 2012, 02:58:12 PM »
Please excuse the composition, but I didn't have a lot to work with.  I was heading out this morning and noticed this hawk perched on my neighbors bird bath.  Unfortunately it flew away when I tried getting closer.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #130 on: May 19, 2012, 03:49:23 PM »
Snowy Owl in Ontario
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #131 on: May 19, 2012, 04:53:14 PM »
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Holy poop - that is a freakin amazing shot
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« Reply #132 on: May 19, 2012, 06:25:48 PM »
I was lucky enough to capture this moment recently...Enjoy!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #133 on: May 19, 2012, 07:42:25 PM »
Some of Birds of Trinidad.
1 - Corn Bird
2 - Copper Rumped Humming Bird
3 - White Bearded Manakin
3 - Green Honeycreeper
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #134 on: May 19, 2012, 09:11:40 PM »
Please excuse the composition, but I didn't have a lot to work with.  I was heading out this morning and noticed this hawk perched on my neighbors bird bath.  Unfortunately it flew away when I tried getting closer.



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« Reply #134 on: May 19, 2012, 09:11:40 PM »