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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #450 on: October 25, 2012, 07:38:57 PM »
Nice...worth a dunking in the swamp ;D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #450 on: October 25, 2012, 07:38:57 PM »

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« Reply #451 on: October 25, 2012, 08:11:00 PM »
rpt, thanks. I used a 60D and EF 100-400mm, Aperture priority f/8.0, 400mm, 1/500s, ISO auto 200. I still only shoot in Jpeg, a little embarassing, but I'm a beginner and too lazy to deal with RAW.

Here's another one, heavily cropped, same settings except ISO 320.
Thanks. While I was shooting with my 300D, I only shot JPEG. Since I got the 5D3, I switched to RAW. I can tell you it is a big difference in the edit. Try it. If you are skeptical, shoot RAW+JPEG. I am sure you will like the flexibility. Oh, and get Adobe LR 4.2 if you don't already have it. The second shot is great too. How far we're you from the bird?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #452 on: October 25, 2012, 08:50:49 PM »
Stop thief!

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« Reply #453 on: October 25, 2012, 09:26:54 PM »
rpt, thanks. I used a 60D and EF 100-400mm, Aperture priority f/8.0, 400mm, 1/500s, ISO auto 200. I still only shoot in Jpeg, a little embarassing, but I'm a beginner and too lazy to deal with RAW.

Here's another one, heavily cropped, same settings except ISO 320.
Thanks. While I was shooting with my 300D, I only shot JPEG. Since I got the 5D3, I switched to RAW. I can tell you it is a big difference in the edit. Try it. If you are skeptical, shoot RAW+JPEG. I am sure you will like the flexibility. Oh, and get Adobe LR 4.2 if you don't already have it. The second shot is great too. How far we're you from the bird?

I'm guessing I was about 15 meters from the Osprey. Luckily, it was so windy that he decided to move to a lower branch, very smart bird.  I will definitely try RAW in the near future. Thanks

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #454 on: October 25, 2012, 11:10:37 PM »
From the other Day, who days the 7d is bad lol

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #455 on: October 25, 2012, 11:44:46 PM »
Corey - I think that 2nd pic is a Red-Bellied Woodpecker.  You can go here to verify if it helps http://www.whatbird.com Click search and you can walk through the wizard - EZ
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #456 on: October 26, 2012, 03:59:41 AM »
Man! I really miss my 100-400L! Its in the shop again! (complain complain complain)

Can't wait to get it back. You guys have some fantastic shots there.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #456 on: October 26, 2012, 03:59:41 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #457 on: October 26, 2012, 10:33:32 AM »
Love that stolen Hot Dog shot above -outstanding capture !

Here's a solo shot of the Bald Eagle prior to the two Eagles catching up


Bald Eagle - Manasquan Reservoir by Revup67, on Flickr
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #458 on: October 26, 2012, 02:40:40 PM »



nice shots Guy....have you tried the 300 2.8 w/ 2x extender?

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Last week I used the Kenko 1.4x Pro DG 300 with the 300mm and got the attached shots (heavily cropped). Also have the Kenko DG 300 2x but rarely use it as you do lose a bit of sharpness with it. I might try it tomorrow if the light is good. I mainly got the 2x TC just for shots of the moon but you really need more than 600mm to do it properly! Now that's where I need 46mp+  ;).
I'll need to get FoCal soon to calibrate all my gear as the shots I was getting with the 1.4x TC aren't quite as sharp as I'd like - most other lenses are acceptable without AFMA but FoCal should only improve things. Then again it may be down to the fairly extreme cropping in these shots so I'm losing a bit of definition that way. I was using a 5D3 set to quiet continuous shutter realease (a benefit over the 1DX ;D) 9-point AF expansion and AF servo mode 5 for these shots so I'm assuming AFMA is required.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #459 on: October 26, 2012, 04:06:03 PM »
Very nice shots, I really like the coot.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #460 on: October 27, 2012, 05:50:30 AM »
Very nice shots, I really like the coot.

Thanks Corey! I'm no expert in this type of stuff but I hate how nature likes to mess with us by having birds requiring greater dynamic range than the 5D3 can handle! The attached shot of the coot below would either have had correctly exposed head and no detail (or "lifted" noisy detail) in the body or detail in the body but blown whites. I now expect someone to suggest getting a 1DX or Nikon thingma'bob to cope. Meh.

There isn't a great variety of birds where I live - I actually think the coolest thing about the shots is the reflected autumn colours in the water!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #461 on: October 27, 2012, 01:49:44 PM »
@RPT Thanks for the compliment
THe picture of the eagle portrait was taken with a Canon T1i,Lens Tamron 18 - 270mm at 200mm, f:7, 1/60 sek, iso400,

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #462 on: October 27, 2012, 02:25:16 PM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #463 on: October 29, 2012, 10:40:55 AM »
A few from a Great Heron (5DIII + Canon 135mm at f2, 1/2500 s)







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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #464 on: October 29, 2012, 12:53:01 PM »

A downy woodpecker that was at a feeding site on the Sully's Hill National Wildlife Refuge in North Dakota.

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