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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #915 on: March 08, 2013, 11:34:27 PM »
1Dx 500 f/4 II f/7.1 1/2000 ISO 1600

Not sure what this lil guy is, but he sure was skittish. Heavily cropped.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #916 on: March 09, 2013, 12:12:25 AM »
Kestrel with Lizard, 7D+100-400mm, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 160.

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« Reply #917 on: March 09, 2013, 12:38:45 AM »
RMC33, that's a very pretty photo of a Bufflehead.

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« Reply #918 on: March 09, 2013, 12:41:03 AM »
Kestrel with Lizard, 7D+100-400mm, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 160.
Lovely!

There are time I wonder if I should get a 7D for birding... I'll procrastinate a bit more - hopefully I will get a good deal...

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« Reply #919 on: March 09, 2013, 12:47:23 AM »
Kestrel with Lizard, 7D+100-400mm, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 160.
Lovely!

There are time I wonder if I should get a 7D for birding... I'll procrastinate a bit more - hopefully I will get a good deal...
Thanks.  I highly recommend a used 7D. I'd just gotten my used 7D a couple of weeks ago.  Great condition at under $900.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #920 on: March 09, 2013, 01:10:11 AM »
1Dx 500 f/4 II f/7.1 1/2000 ISO 1600

Not sure what this lil guy is, but he sure was skittish. Heavily cropped.


Its a Buflehead
http://www.allaboutbirds.org/guide/Bufflehead/id

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #921 on: March 09, 2013, 01:44:58 AM »
Bohemian waxwings
There were a couple hundred of them in one tree

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #922 on: March 09, 2013, 08:52:09 AM »
Bohemian waxwings
There were a couple hundred of them in one tree

Wonderful!
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« Reply #923 on: March 09, 2013, 10:04:00 AM »
I'm photographing a lot of ducks lately.  A bit odd, since I live in the middle of a burning desert.  Gadwall, 5D mark iii, 100-400 f4-5.6 L.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #924 on: March 09, 2013, 11:37:17 AM »
Bohemian waxwings
There were a couple hundred of them in one tree
Lovely. So what were the settings, camera and lens?

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« Reply #925 on: March 11, 2013, 02:37:19 PM »
Kestrel with Lizard, 7D+100-400mm, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 160.
Great image LSV.  Don't you just love Kestrel?  One of my favorite birds of prey!  Congrats, great image!
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« Reply #926 on: March 11, 2013, 02:38:05 PM »
I still have a Great Grey Owl hanging around. It's been about two weeks now.
You're lucky Don, wish one would come hang out around my neck of the woods!  Nice image!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #927 on: March 13, 2013, 01:17:37 PM »
Kestrel with Lizard, 7D+100-400mm, f/5.6, 1/1000, ISO 160.
AWESOME ... perfect timing
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #928 on: March 14, 2013, 08:32:16 PM »
Mr. Few Shots, nice, I'm guessing a 600mm lens?

Here's a nuthatch of mine, done with a lowly 70-200 f/4 on my crop camera.

thanks
no i wish a 600mm   :( but out of my budget
its canons 400mm f5.6L
the trick is getting closer
Is yours an American Nuthatch?

You're quite welcome.  Cool, I've rented that lens, I liked it...congrats on getting stellar results with it!  Alas I chose to buy a softer Sigma zoom.  So far I like it considering the price (especially the color rendition), but I've only used it for an hour.  Here's an admittedly compromised shot below, done today through a glass window (the storms brought wind gusts to 40 mph today!)  ISO 2000, 1/200 with OS on, f/7.1, 400mm, 50% crop, then reduced from 2000 pixel width to 770.

I was told that other bird was a "brown headed nuthatch".  This one is quite small, not much bigger than a hummingbird.  I'm the opposite of a bird expert.  I just know there aren't much variety of the small birds here...or if there are more, they don't make themselves conspicuous.  I'm not much into using blinds or camping out in the mountains for a week to try to see the rarer species...especially when there are so many other people out there doing such great work already (most of them not getting paid for it).
I have never used Sigma but you got the shot with everything stacked against you by the sounds of it..nicely done
Its a bug that soon gets you. the trick is to start feeding them in your garden if you have one and get a good spot set up to photograph them without spooking them.
Here's a Blue Tit I shot in my garden which although a very common bird is striking when in the right light.
This was shot with Canon 100-400 L lens which some say isn't that sharp but I disagree if you shoot within its capabilities.
All I did was set up a perch next to the feeding area and with a bit of trial and error with the position and height of the perch they would land on it nearly every time before hopping onto the feed area.
Patience and observation are your biggest friend when trying to get wildlife shots :)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #929 on: March 14, 2013, 08:58:38 PM »
5d3 70-200 f/2.8 II

ISO 1600 1/800 f/5.6

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