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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1080 on: April 13, 2013, 12:16:52 AM »
maybe a little off topic but its got a bird in it!


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That's cool!
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« Reply #1081 on: April 13, 2013, 12:21:17 AM »
Tried a high key look with this one...


I tend to like it Chauncey.  I think the radius setting could be pulled in a bit though in order to reduce that edging around their heads and necks... great attempt.  As I said, I tend to like it myself...
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« Reply #1082 on: April 13, 2013, 12:22:50 AM »
Pretty Bird (NOT!)
Their bodies are beautiful though!  Seems to serve no purpose, not to have feathers on their heads!  I would love to see one sometime that was just a freak of nature with a full head of feathers, just for giggles! Nice image!  Good head study!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1083 on: April 13, 2013, 12:26:04 AM »
Great Grey Owl


Beautiful image Harv!
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« Reply #1084 on: April 13, 2013, 12:28:08 AM »
A little bird that I've had a great deal of difficulty photographing.  Yellow Rumped Warbler.  They don't sit still for very long, that's for sure.
Great image Steven!  I caught some images a few weeks ago of one, haven't looked at them yet but mine had almost a blue color to him, where yours is darker, almost black... interesting how they vary like that!  That's a real beauty! 
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« Reply #1085 on: April 13, 2013, 12:29:19 AM »
Wild turkey.... in ten years they have gone from a rare sighting to a common visitor. This fellow had about a dozen hens keeping him company.
Don, that's really cool!  I see a lot of Turkeys out here, just not Tom's, not in full show regallia anyway!  Great job!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1086 on: April 13, 2013, 12:30:55 AM »

Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) by alabang, on Flickr

The Buff-banded Rail (Gallirallus philippensis) is a distinctively coloured, highly dispersive, medium-sized rail of the family Rallidae. This species comprises several subspecies found throughout much of Australasia and the south-west Pacific region, including the Philippines (where it is known as Tikling), New Guinea, Australia, New Zealand (where it is known as the Banded Rail or Moho-pereru in Māori),[2] and numerous smaller islands, covering a range of latitudes from the tropics to the Subantarctic.

It is a largely terrestrial bird the size of a small domestic chicken, with mainly brown upperparts, finely banded black and white underparts, a white eyebrow, chestnut band running from the bill round the nape, with a buff band on the breast. It utilises a range of moist or wetland habitats with low, dense vegetation for cover. It is usually quite shy but may become very tame and bold in some circumstances, such as in island resorts within the Great Barrier Reef region.[3]

The Buff-banded Rail is an omnivorous scavenger which feeds on a range of terrestrial invertebrates and small vertebrates, seeds, fallen fruit and other vegetable matter, as well as carrion and refuse. Its nest is usually situated in dense grassy or reedy vegetation close to water, with a clutch size of 3-4. Although some island populations may be threatened, or even exterminated, by introduced predators, the species as a whole appears to be safe and its conservation status is considered to be of Least Concern.

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That's a beautiful bird Dolina!  Thanks for sharing! :D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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« Reply #1087 on: April 13, 2013, 12:33:25 AM »
Wow Don! That's one surprising photo! Wish the birds here were as friendly!


Luzon Hornbill (Penelopides manillae) by alabang, on Flickr

The Luzon Hornbill (Penelopides manillae), sometimes called Luzon Tarictic Hornbill, is a species of hornbill in the Bucerotidae family. It is endemic to forests on Luzon and nearby islands in the northern Philippines. As is the case with all Philippine tarictic hornbills, it has been considered a subspecies of P. panini.[2]

There are two subspecies of the Luzon Hornbill: The relatively widespread nominate, and subniger from the islands of Polillo and Patnanongan.[2] It was hunted for meat, but now is considered to be safe as a new hunting ban has been enforced.

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You guys definitely have some cool birds!  8)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1088 on: April 13, 2013, 08:59:47 PM »
Just a couple of swans in search of supper


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1089 on: April 13, 2013, 09:05:15 PM »
Pretty Bird (NOT!)
Seems to serve no purpose, not to have feathers on their heads!!

As I understand it, since they eat carrion, the lack of feathers reduces the chance for picking up diseases, bacteria, and other nasties when they stick their heads in the carcass.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1090 on: April 13, 2013, 11:46:33 PM »

I can't tell you how much I really love this image BW!  Composition is awesome, the charred tree, it's overall just a really great image, congratulations! :)

Thank you, Ken! I saw the image in the viewfinder after taking this shot and told the person next to me that I really love this owl  :D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1091 on: April 14, 2013, 02:48:01 AM »
Great Grey Owl



For some reason that owl reminds me of "Gandalf the Grey" (from Lord of the Rings) ... Man that owl has so much character ... superb image ... Great job.
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« Reply #1092 on: April 14, 2013, 03:53:41 AM »
I might have not posted a portrait. I apologize in advance. This is my best pic so far with my 7D 70-200 F4 and 2X.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1093 on: April 14, 2013, 05:33:42 AM »
Great Grey Owl

For some reason that owl reminds me of "Gandalf the Grey" (from Lord of the Rings) ... Man that owl has so much character ... superb image ... Great job.
Great shot, seems somehow to remind me of Marvin. ;D

How did you get the shot? In the wild?

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« Reply #1094 on: April 14, 2013, 05:56:23 AM »
Here is a White Cheeked Bulbul (Pycononotus leucogenys) ... this guy (or gal) was perched on the tip of a branch singing during a nasty dust storm ... the brown background is the dust storm but using a better beamer (on 600EX-RT) helped isolate the bird and make the background look a lot better than the horrible dust storm my eyes could see.
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