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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #750 on: January 25, 2013, 12:04:09 AM »
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« Reply #751 on: January 25, 2013, 02:03:49 AM »
Fish Eagle. Taken sometime back in Botswana.
Outstanding!   :D
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« Reply #752 on: January 25, 2013, 02:05:41 AM »
Snowy Owl, Damon Point Washington... :)
  Love, Love, Love, both of those Snowy Owl shots Dnd!  Absolutely Terriffic!  ;)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #753 on: January 25, 2013, 02:08:42 AM »
Wonderful shots RJB!
Hi all, longtime lurker here...

F├╝lleborn's Sunbird in the Southern Highlands, Tanzania.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #754 on: January 25, 2013, 02:14:10 AM »
All shot in Botswana Okavango Delta 2011, 1DMKIV 400f/2.8 L V1.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #755 on: January 25, 2013, 02:23:59 AM »
All shot Antarctic Peninsular 2011, 1DMKIV
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« Reply #756 on: January 25, 2013, 02:31:54 AM »
Antarctic Peninsular 2011, 1DMKIV
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #757 on: January 25, 2013, 05:08:40 AM »
The portrait of the Macaroni Penguin is awesome  :o

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #758 on: January 25, 2013, 02:28:18 PM »
First, Great image!  Second, thank you for posting it.
Third, and I hope you will email me back.  I am trying to get a trip to Antarctica in the next 12 months or so.  Can you help with recommendations?

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« Reply #759 on: January 25, 2013, 10:31:03 PM »
Thanks "vlim", appreciated, it's a hard follow up on this site where there's so much amazing Photography.

"scottinfw" also Thanks, only way I can answer you is via this site, so here's my tuppence worth on Antarctica. Travelled to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions in 2011 on the "Klebnikov", 6 weeks Semi Circumnavigation of the Antarctic Continent, came in Via Falkland Islands, down to the Peninsular, around the Coast including all the Famous "Huts" of the Great Explorers, Shackleton, etc, then across to the Ross Sea & McMurdo Base & Flew into the Base & McMurdo, then down to Oates Land & George V Land, then left via Belleny Island North to McQuarrie Island, then to Hobart Tasmania. Quark were great, top trip, quite amazing, but not cheap & perhaps a little too long, I had my two Boys with me & the younger was ready to Mutiny at times, thankfully had the Xbox & I survived.

Last year I completed a trip with Aurora to South Georgia, smaller vessel, more of a younger crowd, South Georgia is a much more cost effective trip all round, you will likely see more Wildlife & Aurora do more excursions in the Zodiacs compared to Quark, both Quark & Aurora do South Georgia, I think either of these Operators will work for you.

Cost ? if your prepared to share a Cabin it becomes more cost effective, I think South Georgia 16 Days with either Quark or Aurora  sharing a Cabin your looking at US$10-$15k, but be prepared if sharing to get along with your Cabin mate, I dont share well so I generally go Single or with my 2 Boys who are great travellers, done both North (2009) & South Poles (2011), heading to Longyearbyn in August 3 weeks on the M/S Stockholm shooting Polar Bears, worth looking at that as well, bunch called Polar Quest (also do Arctic & Antarctic stuff) and Natural World Safaris), happy to email any ifo on gear etc I have if I have an email address, hope this helps to start though.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #760 on: January 25, 2013, 10:47:09 PM »
All shot Antarctica 2011, 1DMKIV & 5DMK2, Mostly with either the 200f/2 or the 400f/2.8 V1.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #761 on: January 25, 2013, 10:51:29 PM »
Dont have much luck sending more than 1 or 2 Files, so will load up separately.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #762 on: January 25, 2013, 10:52:18 PM »
Another, one of my Favourites
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #763 on: January 25, 2013, 10:54:07 PM »
Emperor Chicks, you don't need a long Lens with these Guys, shot with 70-200 f/2.8 V1, you can generally shoot them with a wide angle they get so close.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #764 on: January 25, 2013, 10:54:19 PM »
Thanks so much for your thoughtful answer.

I have looked at their stuff on the web, but it is best to hear from someone with the same passion as me.

Have a great time on next trip.

sek

Thanks "vlim", appreciated, it's a hard follow up on this site where there's so much amazing Photography.

"scottinfw" also Thanks, only way I can answer you is via this site, so here's my tuppence worth on Antarctica. Travelled to Antarctica with Quark Expeditions in 2011 on the "Klebnikov", 6 weeks Semi Circumnavigation of the Antarctic Continent, came in Via Falkland Islands, down to the Peninsular, around the Coast including all the Famous "Huts" of the Great Explorers, Shackleton, etc, then across to the Ross Sea & McMurdo Base & Flew into the Base & McMurdo, then down to Oates Land & George V Land, then left via Belleny Island North to McQuarrie Island, then to Hobart Tasmania. Quark were great, top trip, quite amazing, but not cheap & perhaps a little too long, I had my two Boys with me & the younger was ready to Mutiny at times, thankfully had the Xbox & I survived.

Last year I completed a trip with Aurora to South Georgia, smaller vessel, more of a younger crowd, South Georgia is a much more cost effective trip all round, you will likely see more Wildlife & Aurora do more excursions in the Zodiacs compared to Quark, both Quark & Aurora do South Georgia, I think either of these Operators will work for you.

Cost ? if your prepared to share a Cabin it becomes more cost effective, I think South Georgia 16 Days with either Quark or Aurora  sharing a Cabin your looking at US$10-$15k, but be prepared if sharing to get along with your Cabin mate, I dont share well so I generally go Single or with my 2 Boys who are great travellers, done both North (2009) & South Poles (2011), heading to Longyearbyn in August 3 weeks on the M/S Stockholm shooting Polar Bears, worth looking at that as well, bunch called Polar Quest (also do Arctic & Antarctic stuff) and Natural World Safaris), happy to email any ifo on gear etc I have if I have an email address, hope this helps to start though.
sek Cameras: 5D III, 5D II, EOS M  Lenses:  24-70 2.8 II IS, 24-105 f4L, 70-200 f4L IS, 70-200 f2.8L IS II, EF 300 f4L IS, EF 400 5.6L, 300 2.8 IS II, Samyang 14 mm 2.8 Flashes: 580 EX II600EX-RT X 2, ST-E3-RT
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #764 on: January 25, 2013, 10:54:19 PM »