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Damon

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #135 on: May 19, 2012, 10:14:53 PM »
Some amazing shots here.
 Here is one from an old FD 800 attached to my old 20D and an osprey from my even older Canon G2 (still using both cheapskate that I am)

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« Reply #135 on: May 19, 2012, 10:14:53 PM »

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« Reply #136 on: May 20, 2012, 01:21:08 AM »
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Holy poop - that is a freakin amazing shot

Wow.  Could you share any specs for us learners?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #137 on: May 20, 2012, 02:35:12 AM »
California Condor, Bitter Creek National Wildlife Refuge, California, Canon 5D3, 300L f2.8 IS + 2X II @ f8, 1/1600, ISO 1000.  The California Condor is an endangered species with only about 250 birds in the wild.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #138 on: May 20, 2012, 04:02:24 AM »
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.



So what's wrong with the composition, apart from it being obviously not straight? (I spotted that one....).
And the bird could be brightened up a little maybe.
After all its not that you were a professional laying waiting for the shot. I'd like to hear what could be done
better here, in these circumstances.
Cheers Brian

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #139 on: May 20, 2012, 04:20:07 AM »
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« Reply #140 on: May 20, 2012, 04:41:09 AM »
Pelican's nest with their young @ Astrkhan Deltas
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #141 on: May 20, 2012, 05:58:28 AM »
I took about 20 frames of this friendly bird but liked this one the most!
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« Reply #142 on: May 20, 2012, 07:29:08 AM »
Snowy Owl in Ontario

This is an outstanding composition.

The owl is placed perfectly in the frame.

The yellow eyes are the magic in the else black and white and blue picture.

The long wings are getting more emphasized by the chosen angle of view, the short body looks even shorter when compared with the long wings.

Is this a real wildlife shot or supported by a animal trainer and a tame bird?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #143 on: May 20, 2012, 09:06:28 AM »
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So what's wrong with the composition, apart from it being obviously not straight? (I spotted that one....).
And the bird could be brightened up a little maybe.
After all its not that you were a professional laying waiting for the shot. I'd like to hear what could be done
better here, in these circumstances.
Cheers Brian
Hi Brian, yeah I think you're probably right.  I just wish I could have gotten the shot without the siding as the background.  But what I did get is way better than nothing.  Thanks for your comments  :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #144 on: May 20, 2012, 03:01:41 PM »
70-200 f/4 IS 40D @ ISO 640 D40 and 5DII (Oyser fishers and seagull)

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« Reply #145 on: May 21, 2012, 05:00:22 PM »
Canon 5D MkIII, 7D, 300mm L IS f/2.8 and a few other L's

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« Reply #146 on: May 22, 2012, 09:39:10 AM »
FF + primes !

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« Reply #147 on: May 22, 2012, 12:32:38 PM »
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« Reply #147 on: May 22, 2012, 12:32:38 PM »

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« Reply #148 on: May 23, 2012, 12:40:15 PM »
Feeble first attempt at birding:


Red Winged Blackbird at Presqu'ile Provincial Park by Christopher Brian's Photography, on Flickr

Apart from the dead center framing, there's nothing else but praise that come to mind. Great shot!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #149 on: May 24, 2012, 07:01:19 PM »
Himalayan Monal Male! This guy does not stand still! Ever!
Wishing i can leave my Day-Job and do this full time :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #149 on: May 24, 2012, 07:01:19 PM »