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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1290 on: May 01, 2013, 07:28:57 AM »
First shot: Masked Lapwing, shoot with 1DX paired 300 f/4 @ 5.6.
2nd Shot: Eagle with 1D Mk IV paired with 70-200 2.8 II L IS
3rd shot: Wild Turkey shoot 1D MK IV paired with 70-200 2.8 II L IS


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1290 on: May 01, 2013, 07:28:57 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1291 on: May 01, 2013, 07:31:22 AM »
This is a shot of a hawk in my garden. shot with the 5D3, 100-400L+1.4x @400 so effective 560mm. Yes, I upgraded last night! Yay! I have not AFMAed it yet so this was shot with live view. The settings were f8, 1/800, ISO 1600. You will notice that he has had a drink of water in the garden as well. :)
So I assume you superglued him to a branch? I've had quite a few hawks in our garden (lots of small Birds in our garden so its inevitable that the hawks hunt there), no matter how slowly and quietly I try to get in position, they are off. I guess my only chance would be if I was sitting there when one landed.
Its certainly a great shot.
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1292 on: May 01, 2013, 07:33:01 AM »
Secretary Bird. Looking slightly ruffled.
Cheers Brian

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1293 on: May 01, 2013, 07:34:37 AM »
2nd Shot: Eagle with 1D Mk IV paired with 70-200 2.8 II L IS

Wow!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1294 on: May 01, 2013, 07:41:36 AM »
Some kind of firewood collecting bird. (Cinereous Vulture).
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1295 on: May 01, 2013, 07:43:00 AM »
1: Common Starling shot with 1D MK IV 300 f/4 IS
2: Eagle shot with 1D MK IV 70-200 2.8 II L IS

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1296 on: May 01, 2013, 09:00:41 AM »
This is a shot of a hawk in my garden. shot with the 5D3, 100-400L+1.4x @400 so effective 560mm. Yes, I upgraded last night! Yay! I have not AFMAed it yet so this was shot with live view. The settings were f8, 1/800, ISO 1600. You will notice that he has had a drink of water in the garden as well. :)
So I assume you superglued him to a branch? I've had quite a few hawks in our garden (lots of small Birds in our garden so its inevitable that the hawks hunt there), no matter how slowly and quietly I try to get in position, they are off. I guess my only chance would be if I was sitting there when one landed.
Its certainly a great shot.
Cheers Brian
Thanks, I wish I had bird whispering skills like some of you guys. No birds eat out of my hand... :)

It has been a hot few days. Been touching 40 C here (104 F). We have two earthenware dishes filled with water in the garden and all kinds of birds, stray cats etc. drink from them. Mr. Hawk had just had a drink and was ambling towards the house. I took the picture through our drawing room window. He was so close that I could not frame the whole bird @400 with the 1.4x multiplier and he is not a particularly big bird! He was may be 4 to 4.5 mtr from me.

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1296 on: May 01, 2013, 09:00:41 AM »

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1297 on: May 01, 2013, 09:09:00 AM »
First shot: Masked Lapwing, shoot with 1DX paired 300 f/4 @ 5.6.
2nd Shot: Eagle with 1D Mk IV paired with 70-200 2.8 II L IS
3rd shot: Wild Turkey shoot 1D MK IV paired with 70-200 2.8 II L IS


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Good shots! Is the shot of the eagle a 100% crop?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1298 on: May 01, 2013, 09:16:39 AM »
Secretary Bird. Looking slightly ruffled.
Cheers Brian
Wow! "No peectures darling!"  ;)

Can't see EXIF on the iPad. What did you use to shoot it?

I feel I need a sharper lens than the 100-400L for birds. Hopefully the new 100-400 will not be beyond $2500! Otherwise I don't see much else I can get except for the 70-300L or the 300L  :(

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1299 on: May 01, 2013, 11:05:16 AM »
Secretary Bird. Looking slightly ruffled.
Cheers Brian
Wow! "No peectures darling!"  ;)

Can't see EXIF on the iPad. What did you use to shoot it?

I feel I need a sharper lens than the 100-400L for birds. Hopefully the new 100-400 will not be beyond $2500! Otherwise I don't see much else I can get except for the 70-300L or the 300L  :(
5D3 EF100 f/2.8L Macro IS USM,  ISO 160 1/500sec F/2.8
Its the only lense I have that would pass through the mesh at the Zoo. Certainly not photographer-friendly there.
I find myself usually having my 100-400 on the Camera, when at home and I guess I'm quite happy with the results. I'm interested to see if Canon does bring out a newer version soon, I guess the price will determine if I buy it or not.
Cheers Brian


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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1300 on: May 01, 2013, 11:09:46 AM »
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1301 on: May 01, 2013, 11:12:41 AM »
Not my best shot, it was difficult focusing threw the branches had to go manual and my eyes aren't what they used to be.
But I know where he lives now so there's always the opportunity for improvement .

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1302 on: May 01, 2013, 01:12:42 PM »
3rd shot: Wild Turkey shoot 1D MK IV paired with 70-200 2.8 II L IS

Isn't that a Turkey Vulture?

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1303 on: May 01, 2013, 01:41:58 PM »
Red kite. This shot was taken near a tree full of crows. The crows had been fighting amongst each other the whole time, until this kite appeared, giving them a common enemy. They then teamed up and started harassing the kite instead.

The kite wasn't really impressed though. He first climbed a bit higher and then dove down, reversing the roles and chasing after the crows himself now. The crows kept a bit more distance afterwards. (Well, at least for a little while. When the kite returned later that day, they started harassing him again.  :) ) All in all, it was quite a show, and what a beautiful bird!

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Re: Show your Bird Portraits
« Reply #1304 on: May 01, 2013, 01:43:45 PM »
Two more of the red kite

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