July 31, 2014, 04:33:08 PM

Author Topic: Show your Bird Portraits  (Read 634788 times)

serendipidy

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1273
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1260 on: April 27, 2013, 10:07:49 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?

+1...beautiful! 8)
 
I really love hummingbird photos. Unfortunately, there are no hummingbirds in Hawaii :'(
« Last Edit: April 27, 2013, 10:11:33 PM by serendipidy »
EOS 5D miii, EOS 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS ii, 100-400mmL IS

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1260 on: April 27, 2013, 10:07:49 PM »

applecider

  • Rebel SL1
  • ***
  • Posts: 84
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1261 on: April 28, 2013, 01:15:06 AM »
Thank you for the kind comments.

My technique is to go alone so no one is bugging me to to move on :-), the full exif is on flkr at http://www.flickr.com/photos/56580542@N05/8687860452/#in/photostream .

I was shooting manual with shutter at 4000 iso at 1250 and f at 5.6, given enough light I'd lower iso and raise shutter and f stop.  Using a canon 600 rt flash with the better beamer on high speed sync ettl mode, power adjusted up one stop.  My idea was just to fill in the shadows with the flash as opposed to using it to stop action.  Put the sun behind me and would hold on the wing flutter until there was a clean shot, then tried to shot singles to let the flash keep up.  The shot below was the same as previous posted sans flash.  Flash really makes the shot pop.
AE-1, T90,EOS Elan 7e, EOS-M, 7D, 5D3, 1dx, ef40 2.8, ef 85 1.2ii, ef100 is 2.8 macro, ef300 2.8ii, ef400 2.8ii, ef600 is ii usm, ef8-15 f4, ef16-35 ii, ef24-70 ii, ef 24-105, ef 70-200, 2xext ii, 2xext iii, 1.4x ext iii.

Rienzphotoz

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 3321
  • Peace unto all ye Canon, Nikon & Sony shooters
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1262 on: April 28, 2013, 02:43:34 AM »
Bloody Mynah Fight PART 1:
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
« Last Edit: April 29, 2013, 02:48:23 AM by Rienzphotoz »
Canon 5DMK3 70D | Nikon D610 | Sony a7 a6000 | RX100M3 | 16-35/2.8LII | 70-200/2.8LISII | 100/2.8LIS | 100-400LIS | 40/2.8 | 50/1.4 | 85/1.8 | 600EX-RTx2 | ST-E3-RT | 24/3.5 T-S | 10-18/4 OSS 16-50 | 24-70/4OSS | 55/1.8 | 55-210 OSS | 70-200/4 OSS | 28-300VR | HVL-F43M | GoPro Black 3+ & DJI Phantom

Rienzphotoz

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 3321
  • Peace unto all ye Canon, Nikon & Sony shooters
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1263 on: April 28, 2013, 02:44:45 AM »
Bloody Mynah Fight PART 2:
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
« Last Edit: April 29, 2013, 02:45:32 AM by Rienzphotoz »
Canon 5DMK3 70D | Nikon D610 | Sony a7 a6000 | RX100M3 | 16-35/2.8LII | 70-200/2.8LISII | 100/2.8LIS | 100-400LIS | 40/2.8 | 50/1.4 | 85/1.8 | 600EX-RTx2 | ST-E3-RT | 24/3.5 T-S | 10-18/4 OSS 16-50 | 24-70/4OSS | 55/1.8 | 55-210 OSS | 70-200/4 OSS | 28-300VR | HVL-F43M | GoPro Black 3+ & DJI Phantom

Rienzphotoz

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 3321
  • Peace unto all ye Canon, Nikon & Sony shooters
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1264 on: April 28, 2013, 02:45:28 AM »
Bloody Mynah Fight PART 3:
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
« Last Edit: April 29, 2013, 02:46:12 AM by Rienzphotoz »
Canon 5DMK3 70D | Nikon D610 | Sony a7 a6000 | RX100M3 | 16-35/2.8LII | 70-200/2.8LISII | 100/2.8LIS | 100-400LIS | 40/2.8 | 50/1.4 | 85/1.8 | 600EX-RTx2 | ST-E3-RT | 24/3.5 T-S | 10-18/4 OSS 16-50 | 24-70/4OSS | 55/1.8 | 55-210 OSS | 70-200/4 OSS | 28-300VR | HVL-F43M | GoPro Black 3+ & DJI Phantom

Rienzphotoz

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 3321
  • Peace unto all ye Canon, Nikon & Sony shooters
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1265 on: April 28, 2013, 03:02:41 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
« Last Edit: April 29, 2013, 02:47:16 AM by Rienzphotoz »
Canon 5DMK3 70D | Nikon D610 | Sony a7 a6000 | RX100M3 | 16-35/2.8LII | 70-200/2.8LISII | 100/2.8LIS | 100-400LIS | 40/2.8 | 50/1.4 | 85/1.8 | 600EX-RTx2 | ST-E3-RT | 24/3.5 T-S | 10-18/4 OSS 16-50 | 24-70/4OSS | 55/1.8 | 55-210 OSS | 70-200/4 OSS | 28-300VR | HVL-F43M | GoPro Black 3+ & DJI Phantom

serendipidy

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1273
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1266 on: April 28, 2013, 03:05:06 AM »
Glad they all survived. Birds (especially mynahs) can be pretty vicious...related to the dinosaurs I think. Nice shots documenting the battle.
EOS 5D miii, EOS 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS ii, 100-400mmL IS

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1266 on: April 28, 2013, 03:05:06 AM »

rpt

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 2123
  • Could not wait for 7D2 so I got the 5D3
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1267 on: April 28, 2013, 09:49:00 AM »
Wow! Never seen mainahs fight like that! Great pics.

Rienzphotoz

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 3321
  • Peace unto all ye Canon, Nikon & Sony shooters
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1268 on: April 28, 2013, 02:45:46 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.
Canon 5DMK3 70D | Nikon D610 | Sony a7 a6000 | RX100M3 | 16-35/2.8LII | 70-200/2.8LISII | 100/2.8LIS | 100-400LIS | 40/2.8 | 50/1.4 | 85/1.8 | 600EX-RTx2 | ST-E3-RT | 24/3.5 T-S | 10-18/4 OSS 16-50 | 24-70/4OSS | 55/1.8 | 55-210 OSS | 70-200/4 OSS | 28-300VR | HVL-F43M | GoPro Black 3+ & DJI Phantom

rpt

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 2123
  • Could not wait for 7D2 so I got the 5D3
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1269 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!"

;)


Rienzphotoz

  • Canon EF 300mm f/2.8L IS II
  • *******
  • Posts: 3321
  • Peace unto all ye Canon, Nikon & Sony shooters
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1270 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!"

;)
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).
Canon 5DMK3 70D | Nikon D610 | Sony a7 a6000 | RX100M3 | 16-35/2.8LII | 70-200/2.8LISII | 100/2.8LIS | 100-400LIS | 40/2.8 | 50/1.4 | 85/1.8 | 600EX-RTx2 | ST-E3-RT | 24/3.5 T-S | 10-18/4 OSS 16-50 | 24-70/4OSS | 55/1.8 | 55-210 OSS | 70-200/4 OSS | 28-300VR | HVL-F43M | GoPro Black 3+ & DJI Phantom

serendipidy

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1273
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1271 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.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2013, 07:36:58 PM by serendipidy »
EOS 5D miii, EOS 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS ii, 100-400mmL IS

serendipidy

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1273
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1272 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.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2013, 07:36:38 PM by serendipidy »
EOS 5D miii, EOS 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS ii, 100-400mmL IS

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1272 on: April 28, 2013, 07:30:30 PM »

serendipidy

  • 1D X
  • *******
  • Posts: 1273
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1273 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.
« Last Edit: April 28, 2013, 07:36:00 PM by serendipidy »
EOS 5D miii, EOS 7D, 70-200mm f/2.8L IS ii, 100-400mmL IS

dolina

  • 1D Mark IV
  • ******
  • Posts: 969
    • View Profile
Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1274 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.

Source: http://www.naturia.per.sg/buloh/birds/Rhipidura_javanica.htm

Location: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Muntinlupa

EXIF: http://www.flickr.com/photos/alabang/8585308991/#meta/in/photostream
Visit my Flickr, Facebook & 500px and see my photos. :)

canon rumors FORUM

Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1274 on: April 28, 2013, 08:08:54 PM »