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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #300 on: July 15, 2012, 03:39:31 PM »
American goldfinch sitting in a red twigged dogwood
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« Reply #300 on: July 15, 2012, 03:39:31 PM »

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« Reply #301 on: July 15, 2012, 03:46:10 PM »
This cattle egret image was taken over 2 weeks ago (I don't get out to shoot very often). I processed it originally in DPP with way too much saturation and sharpening. So I just did it again with a lot less processing per Kernuak's suggestion and it does look much better (more natural).
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #302 on: July 15, 2012, 08:26:21 PM »
A delicate situation


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« Reply #303 on: July 15, 2012, 09:53:05 PM »
Mejiro eating Octopus tree berry

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #304 on: July 16, 2012, 03:01:32 AM »
My first posting on this forum....

This is a White Throated Launghingthrush, quite common in the hills of India.
This individual was very inquisitve about my lens and came up real close for a good look :).

Hope you guys like it.

Please feel free to drop by my page on FB for more :https://www.facebook.com/pages/Rahul-Sachdev-Photography/126483107371258

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #305 on: July 16, 2012, 09:05:03 AM »
A delicate situation



Fishing (for compliments) maybe?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #306 on: July 16, 2012, 12:16:11 PM »
A delicate situation



Fishing (for compliments) maybe?
No. Watch it - he may be a sniper...  ;)

Btw, great timing! Was it a one shot?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #306 on: July 16, 2012, 12:16:11 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #307 on: July 16, 2012, 02:02:40 PM »
Do they have to be pretty?  8)




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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #308 on: July 16, 2012, 02:52:32 PM »
Used a Canon Rebel for this bald eagle. 

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #309 on: July 17, 2012, 08:39:35 AM »
One shot...not exactly...was waiting for a take-off to get this series


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #311 on: July 19, 2012, 12:14:18 PM »
Hi,
got this thrush bathing in my pond. Somewhat oversharpened maybe to bring out the water droplets.
The bird is 6 meters away so well cropped. What can I do to get more out of this?
Unfortunately I cannot change my position once the bird is there, so any other ideas?

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« Reply #312 on: July 19, 2012, 12:27:55 PM »
And another of a great tit during takeoff. Still struggling to keep them in focus as they
are so fast and I still haven't found the optimal AF settings for this kind of situation.
The AF point was slightly behind his tail, so understandably out of focus. Its just
about impossible to predict which way they will fly off.

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« Reply #312 on: July 19, 2012, 12:27:55 PM »

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« Reply #313 on: July 19, 2012, 04:32:11 PM »
And another of a great tit during takeoff. Still struggling to keep them in focus as they
are so fast and I still haven't found the optimal AF settings for this kind of situation.
The AF point was slightly behind his tail, so understandably out of focus. Its just
about impossible to predict which way they will fly off.

5DMK3 70-200 F4 L at 200mm, F4, 1/2000 sec, ISO 1250.
I think the setting for small birds in flight is called luck :P. These three, in two sequences, I was lucky in the regard that I was already watching it and had it in my sights, otherwise the 7D AF would never have caught up.


Willow Warbler in Flight by Kernuak, on Flickr

Flight of the Willow Warbler by Kernuak, on Flickr

Willow Warbler Flying into Gorse by Kernuak, on Flickr
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #314 on: July 19, 2012, 04:41:33 PM »
I think the setting for small birds in flight is called luck

Hmm, I've had a new look at the 5D menus, "Luck" you say? can't seem to find that setting!

Nice shots.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #314 on: July 19, 2012, 04:41:33 PM »