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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1245 on: April 26, 2013, 01:13:52 PM »
I call this bub "Fat Boy".
Hopefully he will not explode ;)

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1246 on: April 26, 2013, 02:55:13 PM »
Bald Eagle in Flight
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f/5.6
ISO 160

You've got a knack for birds in flight. All of these, the eagles, the osprey, really great shots.
Jon, Thank you, you're very kind!  That's a fantastic pelican image btw!  I have had a couple White Pelican opps in the last two days but they are just a little too far out with my 100-400m on my FF.  I think they wouldn't be much better on my 7d either...  Someone gave me a lead on some nearby, so maybe tomorrow!

Thanks again for your kind words! :D
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1247 on: April 26, 2013, 02:55:48 PM »
I call this bub "Fat Boy". ;) I've been trying to get a shot of a pelican like this for a while now...one finally presented the perfect opportunity:


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« Reply #1248 on: April 26, 2013, 02:57:12 PM »
Great Blue Heron~
In Flight
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Great shots, the eyes are nicely in focus. Sometimes its tough to get a cleanly focused eye of a bird in flight.
I agree, that's the hardest part, I need to get a decent gimbal instead of messing around and relying on my hand held skilz...
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« Reply #1249 on: April 26, 2013, 02:58:37 PM »
Ken,
Love your BIF shots. I tried it once and only got a blurry blob ;D
Thanks!  Ha ha, I've got my fair share of "Blob in Flight" shots!!  ::)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1250 on: April 26, 2013, 03:01:55 PM »
Yellow Rumped Warbler~
Fabulous shots Ken, all of them.
Where were they taken? There's certainly a great diversity there, must be a lot of food available.
Cheers Brian
Thank you very much Brian!  Most of these ones were taken near my home in Mount Dora, FL.  All of these last ones were on Lake Dora... Lots of Alligators too!  Mating season and they are going crazy!  They're all over the place..   Saw a Great Blue Heron standing on top of one a couple days ago, pounding the gator's head with his beak!!  Sadly, I was on a quick run to pick the kids up from school and didn't have any gear with me... I never think of pulling out my iPhone for a quick photo, that would have worked I suppose...

Funny to see anyway!
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1251 on: April 26, 2013, 03:40:41 PM »
I call this bub "Fat Boy".
Hopefully he will not explode ;)
Hmmm, so what would be the correct shutter timing required to capture that?
Questions, questions, questions.......

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1252 on: April 26, 2013, 04:13:35 PM »
I call this bub "Fat Boy".
Hopefully he will not explode ;)

He did take one hell of a dump before he flew off the sandbar later on...do we call that "exploding"? :P

I call this bub "Fat Boy".
Hopefully he will not explode ;)
Hmmm, so what would be the correct shutter timing required to capture that?
Questions, questions, questions.......

Hmm...you know me. We COULD get into that...physics and math and all...and a nasty, roiling, stinky white liquid mass floating through the air... (Might be a bit graphic for even this forum, though! :P)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1253 on: April 26, 2013, 04:16:12 PM »
Bald Eagle in Flight
1/1600th
f/5.6
ISO 160

You've got a knack for birds in flight. All of these, the eagles, the osprey, really great shots.
Jon, Thank you, you're very kind!  That's a fantastic pelican image btw!  I have had a couple White Pelican opps in the last two days but they are just a little too far out with my 100-400m on my FF.  I think they wouldn't be much better on my 7d either...  Someone gave me a lead on some nearby, so maybe tomorrow!

Thanks again for your kind words! :D

Yeah, 400mm on FF is a bit short. I don't think I could go lower than 600mm on FF. That is one of the reasons I value the 7D...it really gets you that needed reach in a pinch. I can't wait to plop a 600mm on my 7D. Even with the added reach, 400mm on the 7D still means I have to get close enough often enough that birds move away, or fly off. Having ~970mm equivalent would allow me to sit outside that bubble of comfort and get even better shots (sharper lens, wider aperture, lower ISO.)

I call this bub "Fat Boy". ;) I've been trying to get a shot of a pelican like this for a while now...one finally presented the perfect opportunity:


Read more...
Picture Perfect!!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1254 on: April 26, 2013, 04:32:46 PM »
Seagull trout fishing at North Park in Gibsonia, Pa.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1255 on: April 26, 2013, 09:15:05 PM »
Seagull trout fishing at North Park in Gibsonia, Pa.
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Canon 100-400@ 400 mm 5.6
1/1250 sec @ f8 HH

Nice capture (for both of you) :)
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1256 on: April 27, 2013, 03:16:02 AM »
The Common Moorhen (Gallinula chloropus) taken today.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1257 on: April 27, 2013, 09:36:23 PM »
A flowering cherry tree near Portland OR was full of these probably immature rufous or Allen's hummingbirds.

Throats showed no color at all.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1258 on: April 27, 2013, 09:39:06 PM »
A flowering cherry tree near Portland OR was full of these probably immature rufous or Allen's hummingbirds.

Awesome. Great shots. They're so fast.

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« Reply #1259 on: April 27, 2013, 09:41:11 PM »
A flowering cherry tree near Portland OR was full of these probably immature rufous or Allen's hummingbirds.

Throats showed no color at all.

1dx at 4000 f 5.6 iso 1250 better beamer for some.
Lovely shot! Could you describe the method you used?

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