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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #615 on: December 21, 2012, 09:40:39 AM »
The Crane is beautiful Ren... Wish we had some of those down here in Florida!
There are quite a few at the Animal Kingdom park at Disney World and the Animal Kingdom Lodge savannas.  They are beautiful.
Indeed!  I prefer not to pay the almost $100 to go see them... I would prefer to find them in the wild, although, we certainly have our share of excellent Avian..  ;D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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« Reply #616 on: December 21, 2012, 09:42:35 AM »
I don't think I sharpened this one.  It's possible that I did a bit of noise reduction on the background and perhaps the much noisier outline you see is the area inside my outline of the bird.  But, honestly, I don't see it, your eyes are better than mine.
I see it.  I was thinking maybe setting the radius at around 1.4 or a little less may fix it.  Then again, shooting with the 100-400mm, maybe not quite as tight a crop would reduce the affect.  Nice work though, wouldn't have thought it was a low light image!  Good job on the handheld too...  :D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #617 on: December 21, 2012, 12:17:03 PM »
Here is one of the first images I shot with the 7D back in 2010.  70-200 f/4L IS


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #618 on: December 21, 2012, 03:40:49 PM »
@Kernuak. Yes it is a pigeon. The wood it is perched on top of is a very old, weathered telephone pole. From there I saw him fly off to a larger pine tree if that helps.


Not sure if I've ever shared this one with the group here. I also realize that it's not a hawk after educating myself. I shot this in northern New Jersey. Can anyone ID it?

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Is that a pigeon it's feasting on? That would help to size it. It's definitely a falcon, but I'm not sure it is quite big enough for a peregrine, plus I'm not familiar with North American distribution. The hood doesn't look as distinct as normal, but it could be a juvenile bird or it could be the angle.


Doing a bit of digging, I think it can only be either a peregrine falcon or a prairie falcon, but I'm no expert, especially on North American birds. Looking at the distribution though, neither really quite fits, although I would say the peregrine is the closest match in terms of geography.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #619 on: December 21, 2012, 03:49:55 PM »
Pyrrhuloxia.  EOS 7D, 100-400 4-5.6 L IS, hand held, ISO 320 cropped in PhotoShop, white balance adjusted slightly to account for low late afternoon sunlight.

Beautiful bird. Nice job. I love my 7D and 100-400mmL.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #620 on: December 21, 2012, 10:10:32 PM »
Actually, when I looked closely at it, it was indeed a bit noisy around the edges.  I've since fixed that problem.  Thanks for the feedback on this one!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #621 on: December 22, 2012, 03:01:54 PM »
Krob - thanks for the words on the American Kestrel..maybe I should check out that movie...

Atosk..that is a Peregine Falcon alright however it is important to note this is an immature or juvenile.  Note the pale crown around the eye (not solid as with the adults).  Also this is the Tunrda sub species and not Peale's (or Pacific) sub species.  Also the dark streak beneath the eye, this is known as a "dark mustache" (reference Sibley's Guide To Birds pg 133)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #622 on: December 22, 2012, 03:21:44 PM »
revup67,

I am not a birder, but last week I happened to watch the movie "The Big Year". It was, and still is, playing on TV's HBOS 23-28 Dec. I stumbled upon it while trying to find something to watch, otherwise I wouldn't have sought it out. I really enjoyed it. Gave me a whole new perspective on people who are dedicated birding hobbyists.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #623 on: December 22, 2012, 03:30:07 PM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #624 on: December 22, 2012, 03:49:31 PM »
Pacific Heron (aka White Necked Heron) taken on the outskirts of Melbourne (Aust). It's a fairly shy bird and I was using a 300mm f4. A 600mm would have been really nice. Santa.....?!  :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #625 on: December 22, 2012, 04:06:21 PM »
The Crane is beautiful Ren... Wish we had some of those down here in Florida!
There are quite a few at the Animal Kingdom park at Disney World and the Animal Kingdom Lodge savannas.  They are beautiful.

Thanks.  I prefer to photograph wildlife in their natural environment.  Sometimes that's not possible so the zoo or any other place works fine for me.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #626 on: December 22, 2012, 05:09:26 PM »
While I've been reading for a while now this is my fist post. Thought this pic taken in my fathers back yard turned out really cool. Taken with a 7D and 100-400 @ 400mm.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #627 on: December 22, 2012, 09:49:17 PM »
Wow!  Lots of really beautiful work here.  I figured I'd submit one of my favorite bird photos.

Bird in Question:
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #628 on: December 23, 2012, 06:43:26 AM »
Flamingo and two Pukeko Chics

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #629 on: December 23, 2012, 04:57:00 PM »
this one showed up in front of my door about an hour ago.... gave me a chance to test my recently acquired  7d/400mmf/5.6 combo at close range

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