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« Reply #1200 on: April 23, 2013, 08:45:11 AM »
I've only recently started but here's a few of mine. All hand-held, 7D, usually ISO 800 or 1600, no idea of the other settings.

Geese Flying (100-400 L)
IM130780.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Swans Flying (100-400 L):
IM131697.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Wren (70-300 L):
IM132508.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Swans Fightling (100-400 L)
IM131916.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Starlings (70-300 L)
IM132740.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Blackbird (70-300 L)
IM133941.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr
The pairs are great!

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« Reply #1201 on: April 23, 2013, 08:53:43 AM »
The Geese and the Swans flying ... Awesome. Great shots.


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« Reply #1203 on: April 23, 2013, 12:16:10 PM »
House Sparrows with the 100-400mm
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« Reply #1204 on: April 23, 2013, 02:20:00 PM »
Thanks bjd and bwfishing. Lovely images scarey. Wicked shots JR.


Brown Shrike (Lanius cristatus) by alabang, on Flickr

The Brown Shrike is a migratory species and ringing studies show that they have a high fidelity to their wintering sites, often returning to the same locations each winter.[17][18][19] They begin establishing wintering territories shortly on arrival and their loud chattering or rattling calls are distinctive. Birds that arrive early and establish territories appear to have an advantage over those that arrive later in the winter areas.[20][21] The timing of their migration is very regular with their arrival in winter to India in August to September and departure in April.[22] During their winter period, they go through a premigratory moult.[17] Their song in the winter quarters is faint and somewhat resembles the call of the Rosy Starling and often includes mimicry of other birds. The beak remains closed when singing and only throat pulsations are visible although the bird moves its tail up and down while singing.[5][23]

The breeding season is late May or June and the breeding habitat includes the taiga, forest to semi-desert where they build a nest in a tree or bush, laying 2-6 eggs.[24]

They feed on mainly on insects, especially lepidoptera.[25] Like other shrikes, they impale prey on thorns. Small birds and lizards are also sometimes preyed on.[26] A white-eye (Zosterops) has been recorded in its larder.[5] They typically look out for prey from a perch and fly down towards the ground to capture them.[27]

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« Reply #1205 on: April 23, 2013, 10:31:14 PM »
Just went out and did some bird photography for the first time in a good while. My EF 100-400mm lens was dropped, and I had to get it repaired. Finally got it back (although there is a story about that, resulting in the lens getting dropped AGAIN, which affected IQ, but not enough to be a huge problem.) Anyway, first time I've ever photographed an American Avocet. BEAUTIFUL BIRDS! They are rather large for a shore bird, with a slightly up-curved bill, with a beautiful rusty-colored head and white-ringed eyes. A fairly large group, at leas 12 strong at my highest count, was distributed along the sandy shore and mud flats of Cherry Creek Reservoir, in a wetland reserve area along the south east shore. This was one of the last few shots of the day, when the sun finally came out and was in the perfect position behind my, nicely illuminating the bird:



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« Reply #1206 on: April 23, 2013, 10:39:16 PM »
Just went out and did some bird photography for the first time in a good while. My EF 100-400mm lens was dropped, and I had to get it repaired. Finally got it back (although there is a story about that, resulting in the lens getting dropped AGAIN, which affected IQ, but not enough to be a huge problem.) Anyway, first time I've ever photographed an American Avocet. BEAUTIFUL BIRDS! They are rather large for a shore bird, with a slightly up-curved bill, with a beautiful rusty-colored head and white-ringed eyes. A fairly large group, at leas 12 strong at my highest count, was distributed along the sandy shore and mud flats of Cherry Creek Reservoir, in a wetland reserve area along the south east shore. This was one of the last few shots of the day, when the sun finally came out and was in the perfect position behind my, nicely illuminating the bird:



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Nice one J.  I haven't caught one of these yet either.  I was just thinking today that I need to put it on my list.  They really are beautiful!
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« Reply #1207 on: April 23, 2013, 10:39:41 PM »
House Sparrows with the 100-400mm
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« Reply #1208 on: April 23, 2013, 10:41:26 PM »
I've only recently started but here's a few of mine. All hand-held, 7D, usually ISO 800 or 1600, no idea of the other settings.

Geese Flying (100-400 L)

IM130780.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Swans Flying (100-400 L):

IM131697.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Wren (70-300 L):

IM132508.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Swans Fightling (100-400 L)

IM131916.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Starlings (70-300 L)

IM132740.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Blackbird (70-300 L)

IM133941.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr
Love the pairs Scarey!  :-X
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« Reply #1209 on: April 23, 2013, 11:52:48 PM »
I've only recently started but here's a few of mine. All hand-held, 7D, usually ISO 800 or 1600, no idea of the other settings.

Geese Flying (100-400 L)

IM130780.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Swans Flying (100-400 L):

IM131697.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Those first two images are great! That synchronous flight is amazing!
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« Reply #1210 on: April 23, 2013, 11:54:39 PM »
Blue Tit, Bearded Tit, ZZ-Tit or just a very orthodox one?

It just looks like its molting. Every bird has two primary molts a year...one for breeding plumage, and one for winter plumage. When they are in the middle of a molt, or just about to molt, they can look a bit raddy and their colors/patterns aren't quite standard. This looks like a Blue Tit to me. Definitely not a Bearded.

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« Reply #1211 on: April 23, 2013, 11:56:17 PM »


That is an excellent shot! Love the green background, really enhances the white feathers without overwhelming it.

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« Reply #1212 on: April 23, 2013, 11:57:20 PM »
A few more from a recent trip.

Is that a giant tadpole the GBH has? It doesn't look like a fish...

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1213 on: April 24, 2013, 09:47:28 AM »
I've only recently started but here's a few of mine. All hand-held, 7D, usually ISO 800 or 1600, no idea of the other settings.

Geese Flying (100-400 L)

IM130780.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Swans Flying (100-400 L):

IM131697.jpg by sm_carey, on Flickr

Those first two images are great! That synchronous flight is amazing!

Totally agree.  That second image is stunning.  Heading over to Flickr now to give it a fave!
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« Reply #1214 on: April 24, 2013, 11:41:55 AM »
Thanks  jrista .
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