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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1260 on: April 28, 2013, 03:02:59 PM »
Wow! Never seen mainahs fight like that! Great pics.
Thanks ... neither have I seen any birds fight like that ... these Mynahs were just crazy ... I seriously thought one of them would die but luckily they all seem to have survived.
Nevertheless, great pics! Well, even though you took it with that "N" camera! >:( Bah! Or should I say "khalliwalli!"

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« Reply #1261 on: April 28, 2013, 03:31:23 PM »
Wow! Never seen mainahs fight like that! Great pics.
Thanks ... neither have I seen any birds fight like that ... these Mynahs were just crazy ... I seriously thought one of them would die but luckily they all seem to have survived.
"khalliwalli!"

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Ha ha ha  ;D ;D ;D ... I would have preferred/loved to make those images with the 5D MK III and they would have been much sharper ... but unfortunately Canon does not have an all-in-one zoom, like an 18-300 or 28-300, that can fit into my office bag. The Nikkor 18-300 is not as sharp as the Canon EF-S 18-200 lens but its additional 100mm reach comes in real handy for situations like these (of course, I still needed to crop heavily and apply some sharpness in PP).
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« Reply #1262 on: April 28, 2013, 07:28:45 PM »
Some recent Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) shots from yesterday. Canon 7D, 100-400L, @ 400mm. Handheld, PP in DPP.
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« Reply #1263 on: April 28, 2013, 07:30:30 PM »
Some recent Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) shots from yesterday. Canon 7D, 100-400L, @ 400mm. Handheld, PP in DPP.
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« Reply #1264 on: April 28, 2013, 07:33:35 PM »
Recent Black-crowned Night Heron (Nycticorax nycticorax) and House Finch (Haemorhous mexicanus) shots from yesterday and today. Canon 7D, 100-400L, @ 400mm. Handheld, PP in DPP.
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« Reply #1265 on: April 28, 2013, 08:08:54 PM »
Great shots serendipidy Rienzphotoz rpt


Pied Fantail (Rhipidura javanica) by alabang, on Flickr

Pied Fantails are named for their habit of fanning out their beautiful long tails. It has been suggested that by revealing the white tips of the tail, insects are startled into movement.

Pied Fantails eat mainly insects. Unlike their relatives the flycatchers, Fantails forage close to the ground in the dark understorey, perching on a root or low branch, teetering at the ready to launch into flight. They catch their prey on the wing and rarely miss. Their broad bill is ringed with spines (rictal bristles) which may help them catch insects even in the dim light of the understorey.

They move actively in the undergrowth, lurching from perch to perch; dashing in acrobatic flights. They make short flights from one cover to the next. They are generally quite inquisitive and not shy. They hunt alone or in pairs.

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« Reply #1266 on: April 28, 2013, 08:47:17 PM »

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« Reply #1267 on: April 28, 2013, 09:49:36 PM »

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« Reply #1268 on: April 28, 2013, 11:11:22 PM »
Great Blue Heron






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« Reply #1269 on: April 29, 2013, 03:34:47 AM »
Thanks Dolina. Your photos are always amazing and also such exotic birds in PI. :)
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« Reply #1270 on: April 29, 2013, 11:30:44 AM »
Bloody Mynah Fight PART 4:
Last Thursday afternoon (beside my office window), 2 pairs of Mynah birds (total 4 ... might be husband wife team) were having a brutal fight ... one Mynah bird had the wing of another one in its claw and twisting it, as if to tear it off ... just would not let go, it was as if I was watching UFC ... it looked quite brutal, but luckily they all flew off in the end. Anyway, here are some pics of that fight. Images made with Nikon D7000 + 18-300 VR at 300mm, 1/500 sec, f/8, ISO 1600
Great shots. Great captures.
I've seen a few fights between male sparrows here where they have ended up fighting on the road totally oblivious to what's going on around them. Never had the Camera close by though. Never seen blood either from such a fight.
Cheers Brian

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« Reply #1271 on: April 29, 2013, 11:45:01 AM »
A couple of the birds I have shot at the San Diego Zoo with my 135mm.
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« Reply #1272 on: April 29, 2013, 01:26:10 PM »
Wilson's Warbler flying about at the Living Desert - Palm Springs, CA


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« Reply #1273 on: April 29, 2013, 04:54:31 PM »
Great Blue Heron

Very nice shots. I really like your Great Blue Heron.

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« Reply #1274 on: April 30, 2013, 03:36:58 AM »
Bloody Mynah Fight PART 4:
Last Thursday afternoon (beside my office window), 2 pairs of Mynah birds (total 4 ... might be husband wife team) were having a brutal fight ... one Mynah bird had the wing of another one in its claw and twisting it, as if to tear it off ... just would not let go, it was as if I was watching UFC ... it looked quite brutal, but luckily they all flew off in the end. Anyway, here are some pics of that fight. Images made with Nikon D7000 + 18-300 VR at 300mm, 1/500 sec, f/8, ISO 1600
Great shots. Great captures.
I've seen a few fights between male sparrows here where they have ended up fighting on the road totally oblivious to what's going on around them. Never had the Camera close by though. Never seen blood either from such a fight.
Cheers Brian
Thanks for your kind words.
I've never seen birds fight like that before ... I always carry a DSLR and a "super zoom" with me ... this opportunity presented itself and I got lucky.
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