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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #975 on: March 30, 2013, 04:45:04 PM »
Baby duck at night with 7D, 100-400L @400mm, 1/250s, f/5.6, ISO 400, handheld with Better Beamer flash.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #976 on: March 30, 2013, 04:48:51 PM »
Moorhen taken yesterday from my yard.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #977 on: March 30, 2013, 04:52:45 PM »
Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron taken today from my yard.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #978 on: March 30, 2013, 06:54:22 PM »
Thanks Harv...I'm still trying to learn from guys like you and Krob78 and Gary and many others who are always posting such amazing wildlife photos. You guys set the bar high.

Yesterday, I discovered a mother wild duck and her 2 babies in the drainage ditch bordering my house. Taken with 7D, 100-400L @400mm all f/6.3, ISO320-500, handheld. Aggressively cropped and over-processed in DPP. Any constructive critiques welcomed. Thanks. :)
You're very kind Eric.  These look like they were taken a bit later in the morning, going from the shadows in the water off the plants.  I find that in images with water, if it's possible, get the sun behind you, rather than behind your bird... sun tends to "blow out" the water as in image #1.    I may have been tempted to shoot at iso 100 or 200 but not sure I would have gone quite as high iso as you did for these.  The 100-400mm lens is a great tool for these shots!  I may have tried a faster shutter speed or maybe a smaller aperature, to compensate for the time of day.  Perhaps an ex comp adjustment -1 to -3 could have enhanced the outcome as well if you weren't shooting in manual...

Btw, I think you have a lot of great images on here as well!  I really like the image of the Black Crowned Night Heron!  All the best!   
Ken :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #979 on: March 30, 2013, 09:06:39 PM »
Juvenile Black-crowned Night Heron taken today from my yard.
7D, 100-400L @400mm

Beautiful! I can't wait till the spring melt and waterbird pictures..... It's still frozen where I live and people are still ice fishing....
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« Reply #980 on: March 30, 2013, 11:23:57 PM »
Thanks Ken and Don. You're right, Ken, the sun was in front of me. It was 9:30 AM on a partly cloudy day. f/6.3, 1/640s, ISO 320 handheld. I had Aperture priority with auto ISO. I'll try your suggestions next time. Don, where I live, 65F is considered freezing ;D. Please post your waterbird shots after the thaw.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #981 on: April 01, 2013, 04:36:56 PM »
If a bird expert could ID this guy for me, it'd be extremely appreciated:

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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« Reply #982 on: April 01, 2013, 11:05:21 PM »
This is my first post. Hope you guys like it.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #983 on: April 02, 2013, 01:19:57 AM »
6D, Sigma 150-500 @ 500: 1/250 @ f/6.3
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #984 on: April 02, 2013, 01:28:47 AM »
Prairie falcon, Feruginous Hawk followed by great horned owl. Shot with a 1Dx and 70-200mm f2.8L IS ii USM
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #985 on: April 02, 2013, 01:34:03 AM »
Prairie falcon, barn owl and Harris hawk with a fresh kill
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #986 on: April 02, 2013, 02:09:53 AM »
3 more; all 6D, Sigma 150-500...
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A couple of osprey shots
« Reply #987 on: April 02, 2013, 11:48:46 AM »
Please feel free to critique.  The series was done watching an osprey swoop down on a baseball field and hitting the edge of the grass as if fishing.  The technique appeared to be the same, I like the ground picture which seems to show the two toes facing front and two in back which I understand to be an ability unique to osprey.

All shots at 600mm with a EF300mm f/2.8L IS II USM +2x III  and all cropped about 50%
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A couple of osprey shots
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #988 on: April 02, 2013, 11:53:48 AM »
GBH in flight and Wing study!
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« Reply #989 on: April 02, 2013, 11:56:11 AM »
Going into the stealth mode...  8 ::)
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